$800M in a day. I thought it was a typo when I first read that Grand Theft Auto 5 had sold that many copies in 24 hours. Call of Duty: Ghosts has a steep hill to climb if Activision wants to regain its collection of sales record crowns from Take Two and Rockstar, and now here on release day, the question is…can they do it?
Call of Duty has consistently surprised everyone with each iteration constantly outselling the last, at least initially. Every year, day one totals grew larger and larger, ultimately culminating in Black Ops 2′s colossal $500M first day haul that seemed like it could never be touched. Until Grand Theft Auto 5, that is.
Grand Theft Auto stunned everyone with its $800M atomic bomb which broke nearly every record on the books by a mile, and it hit a billion soon after. It’s also important to keep in mind this was only across two consoles, the Xbox 360 and PS3, making the total even more impressive. It seems there’s something to be said about waiting five years between releases instead of one or two like most series, and millions of gamers were excited to conclude this current console generation with another fully-fledged GTA title……………