Grand Theft Auto V Game – Social Media Sites Buzzing About 1 Billion Dollars

gta5 artWhen Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V (five) game hit the retail scene on September 17, 2013, it seemed like just another game release day, right? Wrong. The social media buzz has been building for months for GTA 5 and gamers couldn’t wait to get their hands on a copy. The debate is still going whether the XBOX 360 or PS3 version is the way to go, but none the less, it’s a HOT game.

According to a Reuters Press Release, GTA 5 has surpassed the $1 Billion dollar mark in sales, yes that’s a “B” in Billion, within the first three days of retail sales. That’s a new all time record for an entertainment product. This game has reached a billion mark faster than any other video game or blockbuster Hollywood film. It’s truly an amazing feat that no one should take lightly. Rockstar did release a “Making of Grand Theft Auto” film to build hype around the game. But, will there be a Hollywood film to follow? Not sure, because video games that turn into films typically have not done well. BUT, perhaps this one could change things around? What do you think, would you go to see the movie version of this game?

Here are some interesting stats on the new game:

Scene from GTA 5

Scene from GTA 5

* First day sales toppled $800 Million

* 5th installment of a 16-year old game

* 5 years in development

* Production cost is between $200 and $250 Million

* In 2012, Activision Blizzard’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops II hit $1 Billion in 15 days

* GTA 5 is currently only available on PS3 and XBOX360 (total gamers who own these consoles is 160 Million)

* Rockstar is now preparing to launch Grand Theft Auto V on the new PS4 and XBOX One in November

* Time Magazine’s Rating: “You’ve never seen a game world as thoroughly realized…as irresistible to play as it is to admire.” – Time, 5/5

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Posted On 22 Sep 2013