GFK Chart-Track, the company responsible for the weekly UK sales charts
, stated this afternoon that Grand Theft Auto 5
is "officially UK's biggest ever video game launch." The game sold 1.57 million copies on its first day, with estimated sales of £65 million ($103.8 million).
The company noted the previous record was held by Call of Duty: Black Ops
, which sold 1.4 million copies in one day
. Publisher Take-Two stated earlier this afternoon that Grand Theft Auto 5
has sold $800 million in total
on launch day.