Being the die-hard lover of Grand Theft Auto games that I am, I had attended the midnight launch my local game store had at 12:00 AM on the 17th of September for GTA 5. I was ultimately the seventh person in a line of almost 1,000. Rumors are that almost every game store within a 5 mile radius had around this many people waiting, and there are a LOT of game stores around here. When I walked out with my copy, impatient people still way back in line offered me more than what I paid for mine so they could get out of line and go home and play it quicker. "Fuck that! I'm outta here!" I said.
Ultimately, Grand Theft Auto 5 went on to make about $800,000,000 just on its first day, smashing the previous one-day sales record for video games set by Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which made just $500,000,000. It's a record unlikely to be beaten any time soon, even by Call of Duty's newest game coming out in November. The GTA and CoD game series often duke it out with each other, competing for video game sales records. They outdo themselves every time. But GTA 5 is a force to be reckoned with; a game which, all things considered, many people, myself included, could quite possibly be the best video game ever made.