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GTAIV Enshrined By Guinness

Take-Two Interactive has already confirmed that Grand Theft Auto IV is a huge seller - 3.6 million copies on launch day; 6 million sold during the first week, and $500 million in total sales revenue - but now, the records are completely official.

The Guinness World Records committee has revealed that GTAIV has set new records for the following categories: Highest Grossing Video Game in 24 Hours and Highest Revenue Generated by an Entertainment Product in 24 Hours. That first day number of 3.6 million units and $310 million in cash easily topped the previous record holder in the video game world; last year's Halo 3. Bungie's blockbuster sold $170 million in the first 24 hours and in the movie realm, "Spider-Man 3" hit $60 million last May. Perhaps the closest competitor to GTAIV was J.K. Rowling's immensely popular final installment in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows," which hit $220 million in first-day sales.

so there you have it. Grand Theft Auto IV sold like no other entertainment property during the first day of its existence, and that's just plain amazing. Guinness should probably pay close attention to this industry in the near future, too...it's going nowhere but up.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

5/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 2:46:32 PM
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..and they did it without EA.


ahh, thats my boys!


with a Billion burning a hole in EA's pocket, TT need all the wee victories they can get. Just so we can all remember what it was like in the 'good ol days'.

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Tatsujin
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 5:46:13 PM
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Well, Im not surprised!

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chinchillables
Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:20:53 PM
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figures... overhyped games by far. Why do the dumbest games get the best reviews?


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Tatsujin
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 5:57:05 PM

Now was that comment pointed towards GTA IV?

I believe in opinion, but to say GTA IV is a dumb game... or any of the GTA's, than your flat-out mental. Seek some help immediatly :P

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