That didn't take long.

According to sales-tracking firm Chart-Track, the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V has already surpassed the lifetime sales of its predecessor in the UK.

It was also noted that GTAV sold 1.57 million units in the region in just 24 hours, breaking the previous record of 1.41 million set by Call of Duty: Black Ops . In only a matter of weeks, GTAV has become the UK's 12th best-selling game in history, and has earned the 5th largest revenue haul. In fact, it has already come close to raking in as much money as Black Ops made in total lifetime sales. Nevertheless, despite all this good financial news, GTAV still couldn't reclaim the top spot on the UK's sales charts…

Yeah, they love their soccer over there; FIFA 14 is #1. However, the achievements of GTAV are still pretty darn impressive.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V

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Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
7 years ago

That's a ridiculous sales figure… I know it sold a lot but to beat the complete sales of GTA4 (Which was probably more hyped for at the time) is just mad.

Yes, I'm not into football but Fifa is a big deal here in the UK. At uni I knew many people who bought a console for CoD & Fifa & Yes I did call them people instead of gamers for a reason… I could probably buy Fifa 2013 for about the same price as a Mars bar by now, they plummet in price up on the next scheduled release.

Dukemz_UK
Dukemz_UK
7 years ago

I know people who haven't gamed for several years, but bought a console for GTA V. That's how hyped up the game was.

People are addicted to FIFA. It makes me sick! Same old game with slight tweaks here and there, and people pay full price every year for it. And don't get me started about the new DLC !

souljah92
souljah92
7 years ago

FIFA or CoD Dukemz? Couldn't tell the difference based on your description there

PlatformGamerNZ
PlatformGamerNZ
7 years ago

yeah well can u be surprised that FIFA 14 i number 1 like you say they are soccer mad up there like any one with a pc or console will have FIFA in the UK and europe. but GTA still did amazingly well you can't take that away from them

happy gaming =)

___________
___________
7 years ago

and the scariest thing its not even the years most preordered title.
another reason why i cant see north doing a next gen version, besides the fact that there already working on a new IP, its sold pretty dam well its just not necessary.
just like toyota with the GT86, they were going to do a convertible version, but its blasted out the door so theres no need to.
christ i cant step out my door without seeing one.
every time i go for a drive i end up seeing like at least 5 of them.