In terms of first day sales, GTA V is bigger than any other game, album or even blockbuster movie ever released.
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While violent to some, violent fun to others, Grand Theft Auto V dropped on Tuesday and according to the numbers, the entire planet bought the damn thing
It’s made $800 million in the first 24hrs alone. That’s more first day pay cheque than even the biggest blockbuster movies. In comparison, the Avengers – a huge critical and financial success – raked in ‘only’ 80 million on its first blockbuster day. The blockbuster game was also reportedly the most expensive ever made, costing an estimated $115 million in production costs.
Safe to say they made their money back.
[Via Fast Company]