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GTA V bags 7 Guinness World Records

9 October 2013

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has bagged itself a total of seven Guinness World Records.

The critically-acclaimed crime romp holds the record for the best-selling video game in 24 hours; highest-grossing video game in 24 hours; highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours plus another four on top.

Craig Glenday, the Editor-In-Chief for Guinness World Records, commented: “GTA totally deserves to be recognized as an icon of modern British culture, and we’re thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books.

“Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it’s taken on the might of Hollywood and won. I’m also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book.”

GTA V also broke the record for the fastest-selling PlayStation Network game of all time, topping The Last of Us in the process. It also managed to eclipse lifetime sales of GTA IV in the U.K. after just three weeks on sale

Here’s the full list of records the game now holds.

    -Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours
    -Best-selling video game in 24 hours
    -Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
    -Fastest video game to gross $1 billion
    -Highest grossing video game in 24 hours
    -Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
    -Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game


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