Grand Theft Auto V sells 3 million in UK - Report

Rockstar Games' open-world action title reaches 3 million United Kingdom sales faster than any game before it, according to new report.

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Grand Theft Auto V has sold 3 million copies in the United Kingdom since launch, reaching that milestone faster than any other game before it, according to GfK Chart-Track data calculations by trade site MCV.

Rockstar Games' open-world title surpassed the sales mark of Call of Duty: Black Ops II in four weeks and is approaching FIFA 13's sales total, MCV added. Moreover, GTAV is expected to become the best-selling title in the history of the UK game industry.

After FIFA 14 held the top spot for two weeks following launch, GTAV reclaimed its place as top seller this week in the UK, moving 100,000 units during the latest reporting week. MCV added that some retailers continue to report low stock levels for the game.

Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive has not disclosed official worldwide unit sales figures for GTAV. Last week, Guinness World Records claimed the game sold 11.2 million copies worldwide on launch day. However, Take-Two said it could not verify this figure.

Officially, GTAV generated $800 million in 24 hours and $1 billion in three days.

Discussion

48 comments
neowarrior121
neowarrior121

this just shows instead of everyone in the uk wanting to the a footballer we all wanna just kill each other on this god forsaken island. 

steelmouth
steelmouth

Due to all the stupid currency exchange rate and ridiculous mark up the game is steel damn expensive for me this side of the world so am yet to get it, hopefully they will be a price drop by December or I will import from the UK

pip3dream
pip3dream

This is the first game I can remember where my girlfriend ACTIVELY asks me if we can play it.  I don't know who she is anymore.  She's never in our whole relationship been the one to say "LET"S PLAY VIDEO GAMES."  Today she txt'd "I can't wait to GTA and drive around.  I keep thinking about it."  WHO ARE YOU WOMAN.  ROCKSTAR WHAT'D U DO TO MY GIRLFRIEND.  Find us on GTA Online p1p3dream! (PSN)

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

So that's why the crime rate increased on UK.

Where are our politicians when we need them???

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

why does UK get singled out for such statistics? 

evil13killer
evil13killer

AS A PC GAMER

I'D LIKE TO EXPRESS MY THANKS TO CONSOLE GAMERS 

FOR BETA TESTING GTAV


Dasim64
Dasim64

They must have sold way more outside the US because 75% of the time when I'm on all I hear are languages I don't understand. Makes me wish I was multi-lingual because it's more fun when everyone can communicate. Maybe that will be the next big hurdle in gaming, some sort of universal translator/voice changer so that we can all talk to each other. 

idk95
idk95

Simply Amazing and that's all that needs to be said.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I'm happy to here this. I think it goes to show what a publisher can achieve when they take their time with a game and aim to make it the very best it can be. Do not see: Activision, Ubisoft.

I find it interesting that Guinness are able to provide sales numbers while the very company that produced it cannot.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Gaming has always been about quality > quantity... Well done Rockstar

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

PC. That is all.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

It's official, Rockstar is the Apple of gaming.

gilldominic
gilldominic

The population of the UK is estimated at 63 million....

So roughly one in every twenty people in the UK own a copy of Grand Theft Auto V?

And it's still selling a hundred thousand a week? Insane.

SurfaceNerd
SurfaceNerd

People from UK know that the best stuff is american

Pre_ordered_PS4
Pre_ordered_PS4

Surprised, thought would be more, especially considering estimated population is 55 million +

Gegglington
Gegglington

@steelmouth doubt it buddy just bought a copy of halo 4 from my local shop a pre owned copy of gtav is only 2 pound cheaper its like the latest cod game they keep there value 

Hurvl
Hurvl

@pip3dream Lol, it should be the other way around, that the girlfriend is wondering what Rockstar did to her boyfriend, so this is very interesting. Especially, since some have said that GTA V is misogynistic.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@sgt_hunterBecause GfK Chart-Track is a British company, according to its Wikipedia article. It's the same reason why the NPD only covers USA.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Dasim64 I speak Swedish, English and pretty good German, but I've always been interested in languages. It's funny how that's never a problem in American movies that aren't set in the US, because everyone speaks English, with or without an accent.

pip3dream
pip3dream

@Dasim64 I agree - I actually really find that fascinating.  It's more prevalant the later you play, since it becomes day in other parts of the world when its late night early morning in the US.  Last night I encounterd three other languages and didn't get into an english speaking game for some time.  I caught German, Spanish, and then what I thought was a middle eastern dialect (and their characters looked straight out of dubai)

NoSoul81
NoSoul81

@SurfaceNerd Your failure is epic, and I'm American. 

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

@SurfaceNerd Someone hasn't done their research into the background. Just because a game is set in America doesn't mean it was made by Americans.

lukey52
lukey52

@Pre_ordered_PS4  Assuming that under 18's don't get the game and over a certain page people aren't going to be buying it either + almost no women would get it + people might get 1 copy for the household, 3 million doesn't sound bad at all.

HyperWarlock
HyperWarlock

@Pre_ordered_PS4 Doesn't that mean 3% of the population bought GTA V? That's pretty astounding to me. Most people don't play games let alone buy them at launch.

woodyfr
woodyfr

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