Grand Theft Auto 5, one of the most anticipated games this year, sales of 800 million dollars (600 million euros) worldwide in the first day of release, surpassing the previous records of the gaming industry, says agency Thomson Reuters releases.
Sales revenues of 800 million dollars means about 13 to 14 million units. "Previous Post Grand Theft Auto series has sold 13 million copies in a year. GTA 5 has done this in a day, "said Daniel Ernst, an analyst at Hudson Square Research.
Making the game lasted five years and production costs amounted to 200-250 million dollars, according to analyst estimates.
GTA 5 receipts have exceeded those recorded last year for the game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which brought revenues of 500 million dollars on the first day of release.