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'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, the publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest (of) any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon, and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

Grand Theft Auto V sales zoom past $1 billion mark in 3 days

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Grand Theft Auto V has crossed the $1 billion sales mark after three days in stores, a rate faster than any other video game, film or other entertainment product has ever managed, its creator Take Two Interactive Inc said on Friday. The latest installment of GTA, a cultural phenomenon that has sparked a national debate on adult content and violence, received strong reviews and racked up $800 million in first-day sales alone.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, the publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest (of) any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon, and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, the publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest (of) any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon, and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

'Grand Theft Auto V' sales race past $1 billion

"Grand Theft Auto V" raked in more than a billion dollars in a record-shattering first three days on the streets for the unabashedly violent videogame, its publisher announced on Friday. Take-Two Interactive Software said it believed that the blistering pace of GTA V sales "marks the fastest that any entertainment property, including video games and feature films." "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment," said Take-Two chief executive Strauss Zelnick.

Take Two's GTA V starts strong with $800 mln in first-day sales

By Malathi Nayak SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - "Grand Theft Auto V," the fifth installment of the video game that became a focal point of debate about gratuitous violence and explicit content in the media, came out guns blasting with $800 million in global first-day sales. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc's most lucrative franchise went on sale at midnight on Tuesday.

Blockbuster shooter 'Grand Theft Auto V' sales surpass $800 million on first day in stores

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The video game company behind "Grand Theft Auto V" says sales of the blockbuster shooter game surpassed $800 million in one day. The wildly anticipated game hit stores in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world on Wednesday. It has not yet launched in Japan and Brazil. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. says the launch is the biggest of any game in the company's history.

'Grand Theft Auto V' hauls in $800 mn in debut

"Grand Theft Auto V," the latest in the violently brash videogame franchise, raked in more than $800 million on its first day of sales, the publisher said Wednesday. Take-Two Interactive Software said GTA V "delivered the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series."

'Grand Theft Auto V' fan stabbed, robbed of game in Britain

A British man who bought one of the first copies of "Grand Theft Auto V" was stabbed, hit with a brick and robbed of the brutally violent new video game on Tuesday, police said. The 23-year-old was leaving an Asda supermarket in Colindale, north London, in the early hours of Tuesday just 80 minutes after the latest instalment of the blockbusting game series went on sale. "The victim had been shopping and was on his way home when he was hit with a brick. He was then stabbed and robbed," a Metropolitan Police spokesman told AFP.

Man who bought midnight copy of 'Grand Theft Auto V' robbed on way home

LONDON - British police say a man who bought a copy of "Grand Theft Auto V" when it went on sale at midnight was attacked, stabbed and robbed of the game on his way home. The Metropolitan Police force said the 23-year-old man, who has not been named, was attacked near a supermarket in north London early Tuesday. He was hit with a brick, stabbed and stripped of his mobile phone, watch and his copy of the game. Police said the victim was in a stable condition in a hospital. Three men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the crime.
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