NEW YORK (AP) — The video game company behind “Grand Theft Auto V” says sales of the blockbuster shooter game surpassed $800 million in one day.

The wildly anticipated game hit stores in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world on Wednesday. It has not yet launched in Japan and Brazil.

Grand Theft Auto V Shatters Sales Records

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 18: A display copy of Grand Theft Auto V (C) sits on a shelf at the 8 Bit & Up video games shop in Manhattan’s East Village on September 18, 2013 in New York City. The video game raked in more than $800 million in sales in its first 24 hours on the shelves. Credit: Getty Images

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. says the launch is the biggest of any game in the company’s history.

Though there are new video game consoles coming out in November, `GTA V’ was created for the current gaming systems, namely Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3. Still, it’s likely to be the biggest game of the holiday season.

 

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