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quote: "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!" said Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief of Guinness World Records.
their: Guinness World Records
their_title: CONFIRMED: GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 BREAKS 6 SALES WORLD RECORDS
their_url: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2013/10/confirmed-grand-theft-auto-breaks-six-sales-world-records-51900/
their_copy: Developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games, the critically acclaimed open world action-adventure video game sold 11.21 million units in its first 24 hours, and generated revenue of $815.7 million (£511.8 million), going on to reach $1 billion (£624.45 million) in sales after just three days on September 20 2013.
theirCTA: Read the full story here
our_copy: We knew gaming was big, but now that video game sales have outdone every other form of entertainment, I believe Hollywood will be taking a very different look at gaming properties. Could this be the beginning of a renaissance for gaming in the entertainment industry? Maybe we will see better efforts of film adaptations that many gaming fans have been dying for. If anything, I'm sure Hollywood studios are begging Rockstar Games for the rights to the GTA movie.