On September 17, 2013, the fifth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series finally hit store shelves. Riding the waves of great reviews it has received recently, the game enjoyed massive success, as it raked in about $800 million is sales in just its first day in stores. This equals out to between 13 to 14 million copies of the game flying off of the shelves in just one day.

Apparently, experts don’t expect GTA V to keep up the register-clanging success, as Mike Hickey, an analyst at the Benchmark Company, said "We’re looking for 23 million units of games sold by March 2014 and we won’t change that, but $800 million in the first day is phenomenal."

Another game that enjoyed similar success was the "Call Of Duty: Black Ops II," which scored $500 million worth of sales in just one day.

Click past the jump to read more about the Grand Theft Auto V.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V Tallies $800 Million in its First Day on Shelves Screenshots / Gameplay
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The fifth installment of the of the "Grand Theft Auto" series is developed once again by the series creators Rockstar North. The action of the game takes place in Los Santos, a fictionalized town that greatly resembles Los Angeles, and in the wide open countryside of Blaine County. For the first time in the series, players can jump in and out of the lives of three simultaneously playable lead characters, experiencing all sides of an interwoven story.

Grand Theft Auto V is available on Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 console. The game is rated "M" ("Mature"), meaning that only players older than 17 can buy it. The game is priced at $59,99.

Source: Reuters

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