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Grand Theft Auto V Outsells ENTIRE Music Industry

Grand Theft Auto V Outsells ENTIRE Music Industry

Figures have trickled through which show that video game Grand Theft Auto V is worth more than the entire music industry.

Grand Theft Auto V had sold $1 billion in sales after three days... yup.

Business website Motley Fool put it into perspective for us:

By the end of its third day in stores, the game crested past $1 billion in sales. The previous title-holder for fastest game to reach a billion in sales was Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which took 15 days.

The game's publisher, Take Two, was quick to note that Grand Theft Auto 5's mere three days needed to reach $1 billion in sales makes it the fastest selling property across all forms of entertainment. To put the games sales into context across other forms of entertainment, the global music industry sees less than $1.4 billion in record and song sales each month. In its first month of release, Grand Theft Auto 5 looks set to outsell the entire global music industry.

How insane is that?

Rockstar are the developers of the game, and are subsequently worth more than all of the rockstars put together, and probably the sales of the energy drink.

Things aren't all doom and gloom for the music industry though.


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