GTAV publisher, Take 2, has released its financial statements for its second financial quarter, and guess what? It's done very well thank you.
Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two said of GTAV
that "The title received stellar reviews, shattered entertainment industry records, and has already sold-in nearly 29 million units to date. The extraordinary success of Grand Theft Auto V
illustrates the positive momentum in our business and consumers' enduring appetite for the highest-quality interactive entertainment."
To give you some perspective on that, it means that GTAV outsold, "the lifetime sell-in of Grand Theft Auto IV
on console in less than six weeks after launch."
Yup, so T2 maybe correct to "believe (that) Grand Theft Auto V
is the fastest-selling entertainment release in history, grossing over $800 million in retail sales during the first 24 hours after launch and over $1 billion in only three days." Huge. More numbers and finance data is available here.