Grand Theft Auto V Breaks Seven World Records
Rockstar's new masterpiece beats films and music in first-day sales...
The Rockstar title has become the best-selling videogame and fastest videogame to gross $1 billion, thanks to the phenomenal expectation and interest of gamers.
Released on PS3 and Xbox 360, the game has given the ageing consoles a last sales boost shortly before their makers both bring out newer consoles.
And it has even set a record for the most revenue generated by any entertainment product in the 24 hours after launch - with a staggering £511.8 million.
Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said: "GTA totally deserves to be recognised as an icon of modern British culture, and we're thrilled to be able to feature the game in the record books.
"Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it's taken on the might of Hollywood and won!"
The seven records broken were...
Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours
Best-selling videogame in 24 hours
Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion
Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours
Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame