Grand Theft Auto 5 Breaks 7 Guinness World Records Since Launch

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 9, 2013|12:14 pm

Grand Theft Auto 5 has broken seven Guinness World Records since it launched on Sept. 17 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and is now being recognized for it.

"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," said Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday in a  statement. "Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it's taken on the might of Hollywood and won! I'm also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book."

Records broken include best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours; fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion; fastest video game to gross $1 billion; highest grossing video game in 24 hours; and most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game

GTA 5 generated over $800 million on launch day, and reached a billion dollars in just three days.

The game cost a reported $115 million to make and another $150 million to market through Take-Two.

GTA 5 retails for $59.99, while the special edition is $79.99, and $150 for the GameStop edition.

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"We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games' creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch," said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick upon learning the game received a 98 percent Metacritic rating.

Rockstar games had been working on the new GTA game for around five years, with the previous installment making $900 million, according to Bloomberg.

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