We knew Grand Theft Auto 5 was an enormous success. What we did not expect was the record breaking that was to follow.
Guinness World Records has posted the official record-breakers brought to you by Rockstar's massively successful game.
- Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours
- Best-selling videogame in 24 hours
- Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
- Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion
- Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours
- Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
- Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame
- Most frustrating Online launch*
*Ok, so we made up the last one but it has been quite frustrating.
Guinness World Record Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, had a few choice words on GTA's incredible success. "GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we're thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books," he said, "Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it's taken on the might of Hollywood and won! I'm also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book.”
"Gaming is no longer a niche hobby," is very high praise and something many gamers have been saying for years. Congratulations Rockstar