GTA IV smashes Guiness World Record

It’s official! Grand Theft Auto IV has become the highest selling entertainment item within its first 24 hours of release.

The highly anticipated and hot selling game sold 3.6 million units and generated USD 310 million in revenue. The mark was previously held by last year’s release of Halo 3, which sold a mere USD 170 million when compared to GTA IV. When compared to other entertainment media, the fastest-selling box office release, Spiderman 3, sold USD 60 million and the fastest-selling book, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, sold USD 220 million.

The news will come as yet another praise for Rockstar, which amid much criticism from the media and government, managed to reach the USD 500 million mark in the first week meanwhile topping charts worldwide since GTA IV’s April 29 release.