Grand Theft Auto 5 Sets 7 Guinness World Records

Wednesday October 9th, 2013


Grand Theft Auto 5 continues its run of pop culture dominance, as the Guinness World Records announced yesterday the game broken seven world records:

1.    Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours

2.    Best-selling videogame in 24 hours

3.    Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion

4.    Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion

5.    Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours

6.    Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours

7.    Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame

Number three is especially impressive, as GTA 5 sold 11.21 million units in its first 24 hours, generating revenue of $815.7 million, then reached $1 billion by day three. This beats the record of any video game or movie, including The Avengers and Avatar.

In a statement, Craig Glenday, the Editor-in-Chief of Guinness, said:

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