Grand Theft Auto V scores $1b sales in three days
Grand Theft Auto V has crossed the $US1 billion sales mark after three days on the market, according to its maker Take Two Interactive on Friday (Saturday NZ time).
The haul is a record for a video, game, and in fact any music release or movie, or any entertainment full stop.
It beats the previous record set by Activision for the latest instalment of its shoot-em-up Call of Duty, which last year took 15 days to get to $US1 billion.
Despite controversy over its violence, GTA V has received positive reviews.
The game was developed at a cost of around $US250 million over three years, Take Two says.
GTA V is currently only available on Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 consoles, owned by over 160 million gamers. Take-Two is yet to announce a version for the next-generation Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, which will go on sale in November.