Amazon, the online mega-mart, revealed its top 10 best-selling games on the occasion of its 15th birthday and it emerged that the new Grand Theft Auto 5 has already overtaken three FIFA titles, the widely successful Elder Scroll 5: Skyrim and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
GTA 5 is the fastest selling game on the website, leaving behind the most-wanted games. And if the sales keep on going at this rate, it is predicted that soon GTA 5 will be on the top of the chart above the curent top three; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, reported Eurogamer.
Rockstar's flagship game has been in the market for just a month now but there has been a rapid change in the sales in its favour since then. Here's the Amazon best-selling games list:
• Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
• Call of Duty: Black Ops
• Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
• Grand Theft Auto 5
• Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
• FIFA 10
• FIFA 13
• FIFA 12
• The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
• Zumba Fitness (Wii exclusive)
The game made an astounding amount of $800 million on its first day, beating Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which earned around $500 million upon its debut.
Recently, it was reported that GTA 5 has broken about seven Guinness world records, including the highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours and the fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion in a time period of three days.
Along with the title of the best-selling game, GTA 5 was also labelled as the most expensive game in history. The production and marketing of the game is said to have cost Rockstar a whopping amount of $265 million, reported the Huffington Post. The game gained a lot of popularity even before its launch with over 3 million pre-ordered copies.
Though GTA 5 faced a lot of issues with leaks online before its release, the game never lost its charm amongst its fans. The online variant of GTA 5, on its arrival, faced several bugs and problems but fans waited patiently for the developers to deal with the problem and find a solution.
Several critics slammed the game for degrading the position of women in society but it does not seem have affected the popularity of the game. GTA 5 managed to pass through all the struggles and maintained its position in the top 10 games in the world.