In the last ten years, gaming has grown immensely in popularity and accessibility. Millions of games are being sold as they grow in popularity. Grand Theft Auto 5, an action-adventure game developed by Rockstar Games, has the distinction of “best-selling game in 24 hours.” It has also shattered several other records.
On September 17, 2013, this game produced more than $800 million while selling 11.21 million units in a single day, making it the most sold in a single day. Its status as the fastest-selling video game is confirmed by the Guinness World Records, adding to its reputation as one of the greatest games of all time as well as the decade. So, let’s know more about the game:
What was the best-selling game in 24 hours?
In summary, GTA V became the fastest-selling game of all time thanks to a combination of factors including its open-world sandbox gameplay, Rockstar’s association with the game, and an extensive marketing effort. The game was a huge hit when it was released. Grand Theft Auto V made a remarkable $800 million for Rockstar Games in its first 24 hours of sales, selling 11 million units.
The open world of Grand Theft Auto V captivated players, from casual players to die-hard enthusiasts, with a wealth of side quests, random experiences, and complex sandbox settings. You wouldn’t be able to ignore the game’s marketing, since it appears everywhere from billboards to advertisements highlighting how exciting the Grand Theft Auto universe is.
Last but not least, the fact that GTA V wasn’t a console exclusive contributed. It was published on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, providing it access to a large audience right away and contributing to the increase in sales we see today. Due to the popularity of Grand Theft Auto 4, Grand Theft Auto 5 was much anticipated when it came out on September 17, 2013.
Expectations were high because GTA IV came out in 2008 and GTA V came out in 2013, a considerable gap between the two games. This led to pre-orders totaling over $7 million globally, of which over 3.7 million were placed for the Xbox 360 and around 3.4 million for the PlayStation 3.