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GTAV overtakes Call of Duty: Black Ops as UK's fastest-selling game

Latest Grand Theft Auto game shifts 1.57 million copies in 24 hours in the UK.


Grand Theft Auto V has overtaken Call of Duty: Black Ops to post the biggest day-one sales for a video game in the UK and become the fastest-selling game in the region.

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Data from GfK Chart Track, reported by MCV, shows that GTAV sold 1.57 million copies in the UK in its first day on sale, raking in over £65M (approximately $104M) in revenue.

Rockstar's latest dethrones Call of Duty: Black Ops, the previous record holder, which sold 1.41M copies in its first 24 hours when it first went on sale in 2010, bringing in £58m.

Grand Theft Auto V launched worldwide yesterday for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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