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GTA V has already beaten GTA IV's U.K. lifetime sales after 3 weeks

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on 7 October 2013

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has already eclipsed lifetime sales of its 2008 predecessor in the U.K. after just three weeks on sale.

The critically-acclaimed crime romp sold over 1.57 million copies in the U.K. in just 24 hours, pulling in a massive £65 million in revenue.

GTA V has now gone on to become the 12th best-selling game of all time in the country in just three weeks. It places fifth in terms of overall revenue, behind - unsurprisingly - four of Activision’s Call of Duty titles.

However, Rockstar’s open-world sequel is snapping at the heels of Call of Duty: Black Ops’ overall revenue.

Rockstar has run into a bit of trouble recently following the launch of GTA V’s online companion, GTA Online, which experienced numerous issues on both formats.

Read our review of GTA V here.