Grand Theft Auto V beats Call of Duty’s record for day one sales

Keshav Bhat

Activision always touted Call of Duty as the biggest entertainment launch ever, but for now, Grand Theft Auto V is taking that title. GTAV made a record breaking $800 million in the first 24 hours of sales, compared to just $500 million by Black Ops 2 which was called by Activision, “the biggest entertainment launch.”

Activision themselves have reported that they don’t expect Ghosts to be as successful as previous Call of Duty games because of the number of platforms the game is launching on, and because of the different release dates for the platforms.

Black Ops 2 was released in 2012, and Grand Theft Auto V was released yesterday.

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