‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Has Broken 7 Guinness World Records

by Business Insider | October 10, 2013 3:00 pm

“Grand Theft Auto V” has landed itself in the Guinness World Records seven times so far[1].

That’s not surprising considering the game reached $1 billion dollar in sales in an insane amount of time — three days[2].

Naturally, most of the records have to do with the game’s sales mark. Keep in mind, in its first 24 hours, the game sold 11.2 million copies[3]. 

Here’s the full list of records it has broken:

1.    Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours
2.    Best-selling videogame in 24 hours
3.    Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
4.    Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion
5.    Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours
6.    Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
7.    Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame

The first trailer released for the game[4] by Rockstar has been viewed more than 37 million times on YouTube.

Previously, the fastest game to reach $1 billion in sales was “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” in 15 days[5].

Endnotes:
  1. Guinness World Records seven times so far: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2013/10/confirmed-grand-theft-auto-breaks-six-sales-world-records-51900/
  2. reached $1 billion dollar in sales in an insane amount of time — three days: http://www.businessinsider.com/gta-v-1-billion-in-three-days-2013-9?utm_source=investorplace&utm_medium=referral
  3. first 24 hours, the game sold 11.2 million copies: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2013/10/confirmed-grand-theft-auto-breaks-six-sales-world-records-51900/
  4. first trailer released for the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkoHAzjnUs&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLDDECDF9A83BDDAE2
  5. was “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” in 15 days: http://www.businessinsider.com/gta-v-1-billion-in-three-days-2013-9?utm_source=investorplace&utm_medium=referral

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