Grand Theft Auto V hauls in $997.6 million in debut
NEW YORK (AFP) - Grand Theft Auto V, the latest in the violently brash videogame franchise, raked in more than US$800 million (S$997.6 million) on its first day of sales, the publisher said on Wednesday.
Take-Two Interactive Software said GTA V "delivered the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series."
"All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at (the unit) Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry's new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence," said Strauss Zelnick, chairman and chief executive of Take-Two.
In North America alone, some 8,300 stores opened at midnight to meet the demand from gamers for opening-day sales, Mr Zelnick said.