Grand Theft Auto V is UK’s fastest-selling video game ever

Metro

GTA V has broken the record set by Call Of Duty: Black Ops with £65 million worth of sales in just its first 24 hours on sale.

It was probably inevitable but GTA V has broken UK sales records for the launch of a new video game, with Chart-Track announcing that the game sold 1.57 million copies in its first day on sale – generating over £65 million in revenue.

The previous record holder was Call of Duty: Black Ops which sold 1.41 million copies in 2010, worth a total of £58 million. The third, fourth, and fifth fastest sellers are also Call Of Duty games, despite sales for the series slipping slightly in the last two years.

The new GTA was available only on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while Black Ops also launched on PC, Wii, and DS. Although none of those sales would’ve been a very significant…

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