Grant Theft Auto V, which hit stores yesterday, raked in $800 million the first 24 hours it was on sale. How much is $800 million, exactly? Here is some perspective.
Number by which copies of Grant Theft Auto V sold in its first 24 hours (13 million) surpassed the number of people who watched the finale of The Sopranos (11.9 million).
Amount by which GTAV’s first-day sales outmatched the entire take to date of Iron Man 3, the highest-grossing movie of 2013.
Population of Grenada, whose 2011 GDP was about the same as GTAV’s $800 million in first-day revenues.
Number of times GTAV’s first-day sales multiplied the haul from the largest bank heist on U.S. soil, the 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.
Number of 2012 Ferrari FF series cars, at $295,000 each, one could purchase with GTAV’s first-day sales.
Number of Eurocopter EC 155s, at $10 million each, one could purchase with GTAV’s first-day sales.
Number of AK-47 rifles, at $689 each, one could purchase with GTAV’s first-day sales.
Kilos of cocaine, at about a $66,000 street price, one could purchase with GTAV’s first-day sales.
Factor by which buyers of GTAV outspent buyers of prostitution services, who spend an estimated $40 million per day.