GTA V lands seven Guinness World Records
Rockstar's magnificent Grand Theft auto V has won several world records of the Guinness variety...
Alright, unless you're one of the ten people who hasn't already rushed out and bought a copy, then you'll be well aware of just how successful Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V is, and how sublime the game is to play. On sale for less than a month, the game managed to sell over 11 million units in its first day, making Rockstar, and all involved, a humongous $815 million, which quickly ramped up to a cool $1 billion in three days.
Well, this success hasn't gone unnoticed by World Record trackers, Guinness, and aside from all of the awards the game has won from critics, GTA V has gone and grabbed itself seven World Records.
The records in full are:
1. Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours
2. Best-selling video game in 24 hours
3. Fastest entertainment property to gross $1bn
4. Fastest video game to gross $1bn
5. Highest grossing video game in 24 hours
6. Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
7. Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game
Guinness World Record editor-in-chief, Craig Glenday, praised GTA V and acknowledged it's cultural impact, "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.”
Glenday also believes that GTA V has gone a long way to proving that the medium is no longer the specialist pastime many still consider it to be, “Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA V has proved, and how exciting that it's taken on the might of Hollywood and won!”
Indeed, GTA V has soundly beaten not only competitors in the gaming field, such as Call of Duty, but it's also toppled Hollywood records, beating hugely successful movies such as Avatar and The Avengers. No matter what your opinion of gaming is, you have to admit, that's damn impressive.
With Christmas around the corner, GTA V will continue to sell, furthering the sales records, and with GTA Online now available (albeit in a very buggy state at the moment), it's a game that's going to be at the forefront of gaming for a long time to come.
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