In today's segment of news that isn't news, we have this gem - Grand Theft Auto V is a huge hit. Just how successful is the new sandbox title from Rockstar Games? It took in $800 million during its first global day of sales, crushing the $500-million, first-day record set by Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which was released last November.

According to Edmunds, that works out to anywhere from 10 to 12 million copies on day one. The controversial, open-world game features three protagonists and allows players to commandeer everything from a fighter jet to a jet ski to a range of cars based loosely around production models, all while wielding a veritable arsenal of weaponry. Our review of GTA V is being compiled (we've got a staffer locked in a basement, on the job) as of this writing, and will be delivered to the Autoblog front page soon.


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      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      GTA4 and 5 are the best examples of video games finally entering the realm of big-budget mainstream entertainment, after decades of being culturally marginalised as the domain of basement kids with nothing better to do. The subtle humour and heavily critical satire are certainly meant for adult audiences. It's a storytelling masterpiece bordering on ridiculousness, and deserves the praise it gets.
      Andrew L
      • 1 Year Ago
      oh why did I pick the free shipping on amazon? I should have just got it at the store!
        mikemaj82
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andrew L
        I walked into Best Buy on Tuesday and they had tons locked up in a cage at the front of the store for anybody who wanted them.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Loving the game so far but the driving physics are a major step backwards from GTA4.
      TRAILbrake
      • 1 Year Ago
      So violence really is the answer to a crippling recession! Satire aside, Rockstar Games made their development costs back in game pre-orders alone. MAJOR accomplishment to them and their entire team, the game is a masterpiece and will have expansion DLC for additional cities as early as Q1 2014. I haven't bought my copy yet but [hey] it's only Thursday.
      d
      • 1 Year Ago
      After the absolute bore of GTA IV, I won't be picking up GTA5. GTA is just painful to play and completely boring. The series peaked with Vice City. Like TV today only those with no IQ, which is just about everyone, can get a thrill out of GTA. The Last of Us is a masterpiece. GTA isn't even in the same league. All of the 3rd person GTA games are exactly the same underneath the new shiny wrapper. Main character needs to commit crimes to get in good with crime syndicate. Main character kills some drug lord/mafia boss and has to flee his men, character ends up running the show at the end. Meanwhile you drive around, and barely get three feet if your wanted level is above three. Maybe find a hooker or visit a strip club with gyrating bikini girls. It is fun for about an hour, but gets old almost immediately. But I guess in a country when a garbage rapper like Lil Wayne can be called a genius, GTA5 can be called a masterpiece. Anyone with a brain knows otherwise.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @d
        I stopped at Vice City too, but seriously... I'm probably going to get V.
        Koenigsegg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @d
        man your head is so messed up how did it get that way hope you get better
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @d
        Fear not if you didn't like bikini girls as this game now has boobies.
        Billy Devine
        • 1 Year Ago
        @d
        The Best part of the Game is the open world, it does not matter on the story lines or anything else. You can spend hours just walking around punching this old lady or shooting that cop or jump off this ramp or ride on the side walk and best of all when you die. When you die you love it, like you're thrilled at your own death. Then you just start again..doing whatever you want..for as long as you want. The open world is about you and your imagination, not being guided by this rule or that story. I bought a ps3 for bluray years back and bought gta4 after and i played that game doing nothing (because that is what we really do anyway with games) for years! GTA5 is just a larger version with more open world stuff to do, more old ladies and cops! yes!!!! BTW i would never promote hitting anyone or shooting anyone in life, remember that is the fun in the game..your inner twisted evil imagination!!! awesome!
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      As much as I love the GTA series, I worry about all the millennial parents letting their pre-K kids play this game... not to mention all the 12 years olds cussing like Scarface in multi-player chats
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      It would've been $800,000,059.99 if I could find one. :(
        Sorten Borten
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        What, you didn't have a brick handy? Emo boys running around with big boxes are easy game.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        I preordered mine on Amazon back before spring. Nothing like release day delivery to my doorstep without having to worry about going out and not finding any because all the people with no jobs were out there for midnight releases lol.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      most impressive game I EVER played in my 30 years of gaming. Kudos to Rockstar. Unbelievable game. Can't wait to mod the hell out of my PC version next year!
      car czar
      • 1 Year Ago
      love the game. Im glad they went out on a limb to interview real gangsters. The conversations seem so real and not some Hollywood made up bull crap(Malibu most wanted ) rings a bell. Way to go Rock star I think this one will beat Vice City my all time favorite of the series. Can't wait till online becomes available.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @car czar
        So basically what you're saying is by having the black dudes in the game say "ni**er" every other word it's made for a more authentic experience?
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      GTA1>GTA2>GTA3... and then it died... hello remake after remake after remake, yawn.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good game. Period.
      Kimura
      • 1 Year Ago
      GTA V and Dick Figures The Movie in the same month. It doesn't get any better than this.
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