Worldwide retail sales of Grand Theft Auto V now exceeds $1 billion after only three days on the market.

Take Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, which produces the phenomenally successful action adventure video game, said sales reached $800 million on Sept. 17, the first day of release.

Rockstar spent about $260 million to develop the game, the fifteenth title in the Grand Theft Auto series, and the first main entry since Grand Theft Auto IV was released in 2008.

Grand Theft Auto V is currently only available for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 consoles, owned by more than 160 million video game enthusiasts. Take Two hasn't provided details about a new GTA V release for Micosoft's Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4, both expected in November.

Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two, was thrilled with the record-breaking sales figure: "Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment. We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.”

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