After all that we have seen this game do, are we really certain it needs official accolades to establish the win? Of course not but the folks at Guinness World Records are fair and hungry to see new records being established. So there we are, seven new records in the name of Rockstar’s latest Grand Theft Auto iteration.
It was confirmed by Guinness World Records (GWR) yesterday that the game had smashed, broken and turned to pieces some of the most impressive records in the entertainment industry. According to Editor in Chief at GWR Craig Glenday, it deserved every bit of the praise:
“GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books. Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it’s taken on the might of Hollywood and won! I’m also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book” he said.
Complete list of records broken by the game includes:
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
Grand Theft Auto had managed to sell 11.21 million copies in the first 24 hours giving it the first 2 records. Only in the first three days of its release, GTA 5 had managed to bank $1 billion which bagged the third and fourth record on the list. The total sales figure of its launch day was $815.7 million which gave it the fifth and sixth record.
So are you done and dusted with GTA 5 yet or still exploring the massive world of Los Santos?