Take Two and Rock Star games released the first installment of this controversial boundary pushing video game back in the fall of 97′ with the expectation of just making a really cool video game. Since then, The GTA series has won several awards, broke records , been boycotted because of violence and ruined relationships because of boyfriends ignoring their girlfriends to play the game .
With That being said, the Milestone of Selling 1 Billion games in just 3 days is really a feat to brag about. According to Gamespot it took the equally popular game Call of Duty 2 weeks to reach that mark.
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said via a press statement
– “Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment”
– “We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.”
Also reported, 800 million copies were sold in just 24 hours. Expect Rockstar games to capitalize on this with 2014 releases of next-gen versions of the game for the Xbox One and Playstation 4.