Long story short: Nico’s just pwned Potter, Parker, and Master Chief in one fell swoop. We’re letting the readers know that Grand Theft Auto 4 has just earned a place in the Guinness World Records, on account of its massive sales on the first day of its launch. Details regarding this matter are available in the full article.
Well, you probably saw this coming if you read Take-Two’s statement from earlier, but at least now it’s official. We’re sending word that Grand Theft Auto 4 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) has been recognized as a Guinness World Record holder for two categories: Highest Grossing Video Game in 24 Hours, and Highest Revenue Generated by an Entertainment Product in 24 Hours.
As a recap GTA 4 recorded a total of 3.6 million unit sales worldwide on its first day, which totals to roughly US$ 310 million in revenues. By comparison, Bungie’s Halo 3, the previous record holder, earned around US$ 170 million on its first day. It’s not just within gaming that GTA 4 reigns as king for that matter – its first-day sales records also beat out Spidey and Potter’s latest movie and books sales, respectively:
- Fastest-selling theatrical movie in 24 hours: Spider-Man 3 at US$ 60 million
- Fastest-selling book in 24 hours: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows at US$ 220 million
Technical issues and controversy aside, you can’t deny that Grand Theft Auto 4 has already left its mark on the entertainment industry. Check back again in case we receive any further related news.
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