Grand Theft Auto V‘s first-day sales surpassed $800 million on Tuesday, putting it well above pace to become the fastest-selling game in history, game distributor Take-Two Interactive Software revealed Wednesday.
To put the sales figure in context, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 reached the $1 billion sales mark in 15 days after its November 2012 release. Black Ops 2 currently holds the record for fastest-entertainment property to reach the $1 billion milestone, beating 2011’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which accomplished the feat in 16 days.
But it takes money to make money: GTA V is the most expensive video game ever made. It cost $265 million to produce, trumping MMO’s Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2011.
Take-Two, which owns Rockstar and 2K Games, confirmed this was the biggest one-day sales in company history.
There are three different versions of Grand Theft Auto 5: the standard $59.99 version, the $79.99 special edition and the $149.99 collector’s edition, sold exclusively at GameStop.
While Take-Two declined to release the number of copies sold, we can speculate somewhere around 10 million. If each person only purchased the standard copy, our calculators tell us that’s about 13 million copies sold.