Grand Theft Auto is one of the most popular video games in the world, and on September 17th, it proved that it may be one of the best games of all time. The first Grand Theft Auto game was released in 1997 for the Playstation 1 console. 16 years later, Grand Theft Auto 5 was released for Playstation 3 and XBOX 360. The publisher and creator, Rockstar North, spent several years making Grand Theft Auto 5 and it was well worth the wait.
Rockstar spent over 100 million dollars making Grand Theft Auto 5, and about 150 million dollars to market the game. All this money was well spent, because within 24 hours of being released, Grand Theft Auto 5 made over 800 million dollars. The game costs $59.99, but there are also limited editions priced at $79.99 and $150.00.
This achievement for Rockstar games comes as a surprise because they are up against competing games such as Call of Duty. Last year, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 made 500 million dollars in the first day. For a game that receives so much criticism for it violence, Grand Theft Auto 5 has gotten outstanding reviews, and is said to be one of the greatest games of all time.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is rated mature, so only people that are 17 and older can purchase it. The game is based on the criminal life of 3 different characters. The game is referred to as a “sandbox game”, which means you can roam free in an open world. Robbing banks, going to strip clubs, and escaping police are only some of the things you can do in Grand Theft Auto 5. When you make 800 million dollars in 24 hours, it is clear that your game is what everyone wants to play.