As you know, Grand Theft Auto V launched yesterday worldwide. Today, 24 hours later, the game has already made over $800 million. That’s according to Take-Two’s internal estimates.

Take-Two are calling this the “highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the Company and the Grand Theft Auto series.” Not that it’s such a big surprise, but still – $800 million is a lot of money.

“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two.

“Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.”

The $800 million figure does not include GTA V’s the upcoming launch in Japan and Brazil, so we can expect that number to rise significantly pretty soon.

Grand Theft Auto V is now available on Xbox 360 and PS3.

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