Guinness claims GTAV day-one sales total 11.2 million copies

World records group claims open-world game is best-selling title over 24-hour period of all-time, driving $815.7 million; Take-Two says it can't verify accuracy of report.

Grand Theft Auto V sold 11.21 million copies during its first 24 hours on sale last month, driving $815.7 million in revenue, according to a release today from Guinness World Records.

Take-Two Interactive has confirmed only that GTAV generated $800 million in 24 hours and $1 billion in three days. The company has not disclosed specific unit sales for the open-world game.

A Guinness World Records representative told GameSpot that, "Our records team worked directly with Rockstar Games on obtaining the figures."

Meanwhile, a Take-Two Interactive representative said the company had no hand in the data released today by Guinness.

"The numbers in their announcement didn't come from our company," a representative told GameSpot. "We can't verify its accuracy and we haven't commented on GTA V's performance beyond the two releases that we issued."

For more on GTAV, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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218 comments
Matt_Hunter
Matt_Hunter

It took me 3 days of mostly watching my friends playing mission for me and they aren't the best players. Then came the online crasyness.  This game is just less then i expected but overall it is a pretty solid game for the GTA universe

Dbizzles
Dbizzles

wouldn't 815.7 Million divided by 60 dollars give you the amount of games sold? wouldn't it equal 13,595,000? what am i missing lol

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

I predict a next-gen GTAV announcement in the next 2-6 months, with release date probably in line with next year's holiday season or to trump some competition's release date.

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

Dear short memory young ppl: Basically every GTA game has gone to PC. It's a history thing. Fun fact: It would be commercial suicide to announce another version of this game within the next 3 months. Fun fact 2: It would be bigger commercial suicide to never announce another version of this game.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

Why does commenting on articles automatically subscribe me to them? This never happened before and it's really annoying.

vivalatour
vivalatour

they can't "verify" the report , but , probably came within $5 !!!!!

IAMTYLERDURDEN
IAMTYLERDURDEN

I bet half the people that hate on this game haven't even played it. Weirdos! What's the point in trolling the comment section of articles related to games I hate just to tell people I hate it. Nobody gives a shit. Sorry, I had to let that out...

DuaneDog
DuaneDog

I like it... most frustrating is that the online had potential in how it pulls you in but then just leaves you with gameplay and matchups that feel about five years past its prime. I'm not expecting a server that can host 3,000 players at once or scale like planetside 2 but could we have not at least got maybe 64 or even 100?   

GTA V... very good game and I love the sheer size of the open world. But I think it has got a bit stale. I'd love to see them combine Sims like personalities for all the NPC's in the game with friendships and complex soap opera style drama... get into real fights, people holding grudges. Like Sims 3 but more sexual and adult. That aspect would give so much depth to the world as the people around it would actually play out real plots based on far more complex variables. So many possibilities but it feels like they played it kind of safe for all these years they had.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

And that's why it was a good idea to release this game on current gen than next gen.

Sina Madani
Sina Madani

Hot damn! That's crazy. Imagine if it was on PC too

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Well... I know for a fact I contributed to that.. And I'm happy to have done so! Great game

19James89
19James89

It's that pesky Trevor Philips, he sold all of those units.

Queuingreturns
Queuingreturns

Another classic case of the most over-rated game of the year not being the BEST GAME OF THE YEAR.

The Last of Us is your 2013 GOTY.  ; )

suplax
suplax

Poor PC users...

Primeyuri
Primeyuri

The only thing I wished for were more heist in the main game. They are the most fun missions and it really feels like they put effort in it but there are not enough of them. 

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

I love the GTA5 periodically, expect for the GTA online.  I have completed 52% on the GTA storyline.  I hope I would have beat it someday, then I could enjoy playing the GTA online. =) *Thumbs up* on Rockstar studios!

megamatics
megamatics

Gender Politics died rather quickly after this game came out. 

LS-Chaos
LS-Chaos

I got into Dark Souls II Beta!!! Who cares about GTAV, this is the happiest day of my life!! Dark Souls II Beta For 2013 GOTY!! Then next year I give the actual game GOTY too!! LOL 

In all seriousness though, I wasn't surprised about the sales figures, I'm pretty good at guessing, I should one of those analyst who speaks the obvious ;) I'll be surprised if GTAV doesn't win GOTY though, not that it's my GOTY. 

Marcin Laszek
Marcin Laszek

ok stop moaning already, tired of it. if they going to release it on PC they will and noir petitions noir your moaning gonna help it anyway

Amogh Bhatawdekar
Amogh Bhatawdekar

Let console play the beta version we PC gamers will play the true GTA V

Dongizzle
Dongizzle

GTA5 buy chain AND watches DLC Pack OR WELL SEE! New DLC Clothers and car pack 2 and 3.

D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

Really fun game don't care for the online aspect, but I wish it was a lot longer.

Christoffer Treyz
Christoffer Treyz

oh and by the way: the game is not as good as you think right now. rockstar did a very good job by totaly casualize the game. they recycled a whole city which adds to deja-vu. and every vehicle feels like a 3year old could steer through traffic jams ;) .. it's for the big fat casuals out there. rockstar sacrificed skills for mass money ;) enjoy.

Christoffer Treyz
Christoffer Treyz

dudes, there will be a pc version and also nextgen versions. just keep calm and play something else until rockstar is allowed to announce their pc and nextgen versions. look at the sales figures. imagine what would have happened with these figures if they were honest and told us right from the start "of course there will be nextgen and pc versions". would the profits have been that high? i seriously doubt it. every second dude would have waited.

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Game is amazing and has to be played by everyone.

dogbert784
dogbert784

@Dbizzles I guess they have to account for people who bought the special editions and the PS3 bundles as well. 

Or the Guinness World Records committee is using a system of mathematics far beyond that of the common people lol 

dogbert784
dogbert784

@Queuingreturns I like how it's overrated because you don't like it. 

GTA V doesn't have to be GOTY - it's single handedly The Best Game of this Generation 

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

@Queuingreturns  

I think their on par quality wise. You really can't say that GTA 5 is over-rated. Both amazing games.

wexorian
wexorian

@suplax How poor? coz no 1 game that will arrive late or early? even if it won't arrive why poor? you are poor who thinks that way indeed :)

banana23man
banana23man

@suplax Judging from the prices of high end gaming PCs, I'd say PC users are anything but poor

AlexFili
AlexFili

@Devil_wings00 They do have websites that calculate these things but they do need more work to check records

IAMTYLERDURDEN
IAMTYLERDURDEN

@abbasreza Why would you read the article and then comment on it if you pass? Jesus Christ some people!

IAMTYLERDURDEN
IAMTYLERDURDEN

@wexorian What you said makes no sense whatsoever. People who own GTA are happy so why would they be butthurt? People like you who troll GTA related articles for the strange purpose of trying to convince people that the game sucks are the ones that's butthurt. If you don't like the game that's fine but why try to convince the world that the game sucks? 

IAMTYLERDURDEN
IAMTYLERDURDEN

@abbasreza I don't question your opinion because you're entitled to have one however I do question your motives. See definition of the word "troll"

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Jerry, just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

@RJH_420

You're mom obv can't afford to buy it you, why you're so butturt hating on it like a baby

RJH_420
RJH_420

so ur mom really bought u the game hahhahahahahahhahahha

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you.