Take Two's GTA V posts $800 mln in first-day sales

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:07pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc racked up $800 million in first-day sales of Grand Theft Auto V, the fifth installment of the lucrative franchise that went on sale across the globe on Tuesday.

The sales figure marked a first-day record for the Grand Theft Auto series, in which players freely roam - mainly via automobiles - a make-believe gameworld based on real locations such as Los Angeles. Shares in Take-Two climbed 3 percent to $17.50 in the afternoon.

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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

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