Take-Two Interactive has announced that "Grand Theft Auto V" has generated $800 million in sales worldwide during its first 24 hours on sale. This makes "the highest first day retail sale of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series," says Take-Two. Reuters reports analyst estimate that retail revenues of $800 million would translate to sales of about 13 million to 14 million units of the game. Take-Two notes that the figure includes sales across both platforms, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in all territories, but added that "GTA 5" has not yet launched in Japan or Brazil.

"All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V," said Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick. "Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry's new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence. Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called 'the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment'.

Zelnick continued, "We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games' creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch."

"Grand Theft Auto V" hit Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles Tuesday, September 17. Rockstar plans on releasing their multiplayer component, "Grand Theft Auto: Online," in October. Make sure to check out the review video for "GTA V" below.

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