GTA 5 Makes $800 Million In Just One Day

GTA 5 Makes $800 Million In Just One Day
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There is a GameStop right next to my apartment by Union Square. At this GameStop, and no doubt every other one in the US at least, there was a line going out the door and spilling out along the sidewalk.

What were all these devout gamers waiting for you might ask? Well, at this point everyone, even the reclusive girlfriend, knows it was the long awaited Grand Theft Auto V. 

Raking in $800 million in first-day sales all over the globe, Rockstar’s game crushed the original leader in first-day sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which had a mere $500 million in profit.

As the LA Times explains, Call of Duty went on “to reach a billion in sales in 15 days — faster, many observed, than the box office record-holder ‘ Avatar.’”

The fact that video games have gained such a massive foothold in the market is impressive. The game is basically like playing a character in a movie… a very long movie whose plot delivers in an impressive way that can seldom be compared to most other games.

Elite Daily’s own, Tyler Gildin, was out on the scene while people eagerly awaited GTA’s initial release. Though he seemed to meet people of all ages and from all walks of life, they all shared the same anticipation, if not obsession for the game.

I think it is safe to say that a lot of girlfriends are going to be lonely for at least the next week. I hope they manage to keep their jobs though.

Via LA Times, Photo via GTA 

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Eddie Jacob

Eddie graduated from Colgate University in 2013, after studying International Relations and Political Science. He has lived in the New York area all his life and moved to Manhattan after college. While writing for Elite Daily on a part time basis, Eddie works full-time in the Translation Services Industry in NYC. As a way of fueling his hobby and love for electronic dance music, Eddie is also a freelance photographer and EDM event reviewer. He has contributed to both Elite Daily and Pulse Radio while also working for Bounce Media as an event worker/promoter.

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