Grand Theft Auto 5 may have beaten global sales records by generating $800m revenue within its first 24 hours – but that still isn't enough to impress Peter Molyneux.
"The newly released Grand Theft Auto V is a game that's everywhere, you can hardly avoid it," Molyneux said, speaking at Mobile Entertainment's Top 50 Mobile Innovators project last night. "It will achieve around $1 billion in revenue on consoles in just one month.
"Sounds impressive, doesn't it? No. That's not impressive."
Instead, Molyneux believes that the revenue some mobile developers are pulling in is far more exciting.
"What is outstandingly impressive is the success of mobile companies like Supercell, who has released games including Hay Day and Clash of Clans," he continued. "Those games, which were released 18 months ago, are achieving revenue between $3 million and $5 million each day. That is impressive."
Molyneux left AAA development to form indie studio 22Cans last year. His next project, Godus, is currently in beta. Matt took a look at the game earlier this week and – like Peter's view on GTA 5's sales – came away unimpressed.