Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshot
Grand Theft Auto 5 screenshot

Grand Theft Auto 5 has become the fastest-selling game in UK history, selling 1.57 million units within its first 24 hours on sale, MCV reports.

The record was previously held by Call of Duty: Black Ops which sold 1.41m units on its opening day.

The game is reported to have generated over £65m in revenue, earning back over a third of its alleged £170m budget in the UK alone within the first 24 hours.

Official worldwide sales of GTA 5 have yet to be announced by Rockstar.

Hundreds of stores across the country opened at midnight on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of the hotly-anticipated game, but not before some lucky gamers managed to get their hands on it days in advance.

GTA 5 has also scored exceptionally well with critics, becoming one of the highest-rated games of all time. The Xbox 360 version of the game currently holds a 98 Metacritic rating.


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I have it, and it's absolutely amazing. by far one of the best games ever. actually gave me a copy :D
Posted 02:24 on 19 September 2013


Ah, a genuinely fabulous game with fabulous financial success. Such a rare breed.
Posted 21:10 on 18 September 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 18/11/2014
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 231 7
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