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Grand Theft Auto V Achieves First Day Sales of more than $800 Million

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Take-Two has today announced that Grand Theft Auto V (our review is pending) delivered the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series. The game launched on September 17th and has already received widespread critical acclaim achieving a first day sell-through of more than $800 million worldwide, excluding the upcoming launch in Japan and Brazil, according to estimates.

“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.”

Reviews are popping up online left, right and centre with the game receiving almost all positives with many reporting a 10/10 score. Our review is pending and in progress.

If you have the game already, why not share your thoughts in the comments below?

Grand Theft Auto V – An E3 2013 No Show

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If you were expecting to be graced with the presence of Grand Theft Auto V at this years E3 2013 expo, then quite frankly you’ll be disappointed as both Rockstar Games and 2K will not showcase this on the show floor.

Take-Two Interactive (owner of both Rockstar and 2K Games) President Karl Slatoff confirmed in an earnings call that “both Rockstar Games and 2K have instead decided to focus their marketing and PR efforts on a series of events throughout the spring and summer. Our team, however, will be present at the show, and we look forward to seeing many of you there.”

It’s not just GTA V that will unavailable at the show as all other upcoming titles from 2K Games will not be present either. With such an emphasis on next-gen at this years E3 2013, it’s disappointing to learn that 2K will not be unveiling anything at the show for next-gen systems. However, maybe a few “marketing” surprises could be in the works during the same timeframe.

We’ll keep you updated.

Thanks: OXM