Take Two has estimated that GTA 5 made $800 million in one day based on worldwide sales.
These figure include all regions with the exception of Brazil and Japan where the game is yet to go on sale.
“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V,” said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick in the press release. “Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence.
“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.”
GTA V arrives yesterday on PS3 and Xbox 360. It's already broken the record to become the fastest selling game in UK history.