Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V has managed to get itself into the official record books seven times. Grand Theft Auto V now holds seven Guinness World Records including "best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours," "best-selling videogame in 24 hours," "fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion," "fastest videogame to gross $1 billion," "highest grossing videogame in 24 hours," "highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours," and "most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame."
"Gaming is no longer a niche hobby, as GTA 5 has proved, and how exciting that it's taken on the might of Hollywood and won! I'm also doubly proud as a Dundonian to welcome this home-grown series back into the Guinness World Records book," said Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday in a statement.
Last night the Guinness World Records said that Grand Theft Auto V sold 11.2 million copies in its first day of availability, but Take-Two Interactive would not verify the report. Previous record holders in some of these categories include titles in the Call of Duty series, and movies The Avengers and Avatar.