Grand Theft Auto V sets new Guinness World Record 24 hours after release

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Only hours after its initial release, Grand Theft Auto (GTA) V has broken as much as seven (7) Guinness World Records, including the award for best selling video game in 24 hours. Sales has since gone as high as $1 billion – and the numbers are still growing.

In the Philippines every purchase of GTA V for the PS3 and Xbox360 has a chance to win a Sony PlayStation 4, courtesy of X-Play Games, the country’s local distributor.

Continue on below for full details.

Grand Theft Auto V: world class, record breaking

Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) continues to rev and is leaving streaks of record breaking numbers with seven (7) Guinness World Records, including:

  • Best-selling action-adventure video game in 24 hours
  • Best-selling video game in 24 hours
  • Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
  • Fastest video game to gross $1 billion
  • Highest-grossing video game in 24 hours
  • Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
  • Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure video game

GTA V is Rockstar North’s latest epic, touted to be the biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created; introducing a bold new direction in storytelling, mission-based gameplay and online multiplayer experience. It is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by X-Play Online Games, Inc.

Set at the sprawling sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos, what was once the envy of the Western world is now plagued with self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV.

Gamers can now experience the exhilaration of GTA V’s many exciting and explosive features, including new ways of players to repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.

In the game, the player can assume the role of three very different criminals who work their minds for survival and success:

Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score.

Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

“All the classic hallmarks of this groundbreaking series will return,” said Allen Amparo, X-Play’s Product Manager for Packaged Goods. “Add in the incredible attention to detail, darkly humorous take on modern culture, and a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer. Grand Theft Auto V is going to be one heck of a gaming experience.”

More than a game

Beyond a groundbreaking gaming experience, purchasing a copy of the GTA V from Toy Kingdom or Toy Kingdom Express gives you a chance to win a PlayStation 4 and a brand new 32” LED TV! All you have to do is buy the game in PS3 or Xbox360 using your SM Advantage Card or TK Amazing Card from January 17 until February 17, 2014.

Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 0409, Series of 2014.

Grand Theft Auto V is available in PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox360 and Xbox One in all Toy Kingdom and TK Express nationwide.