GTA 5 Surpasses the lifetime sale of GTA 4 in UK

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Rockstar’s latest becomes the 12th best-selling game of all time in the UK, overtaking its predecessor’s lifetime sales just three weeks after launch.

Grand Theft Auto V has overtaken the lifetime sales of Grand Theft Auto IV in the UK after three weeks on sale, sales tracking company Chart-Track has reported.

Rockstar’s latest open-world title sold 1.57 million units in the UK after its first day on sale, overtaking previous record holder Call of Duty: Black Ops’ 1.41 million to become the fastest-selling game in UK history.

Chart-Track adds that Grand Theft Auto V is now the UK’s 12th best-selling game of all time, and has raked in the fifth largest revenue in gaming records. Grand Theft Auto V has now almost equaled the money made by Call of Duty: Black Ops, the company adds.

This week also saw the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, with the latest patch for the game–which has been suffering connectivity problems since launch–going live over the weekend.

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