Rockstar-GamesJust how incredible were the day one sales for Rockstar Games? To put it mildly, it was ridiculous. With numbers steadily increasing, Rockstar Games has confirmed that in the first 24 hours, Grand Theft Auto V has officially hit a new milestone for the series.  Take-Two Interactive Software and the Grand Theft Auto Series have surpassed their previous high marks by registering over $800 million in launch day sales.

Please keep in mind that these numbers do not include upcoming Japan and Brazil launch.

“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.”

In about two weeks GTAV users will also be able to take part in the games new Grand Theft Auto Online experience, launching October 31.

Grand Theft Auto V is now available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and is rated “M” for Mature… so parents, please, do our wonderful industry a favor and Do Not buy this game for little Johnny. The last thing we need is for undisciplined little Johnny who is neglected having to raise himself because you’re too busy surfing Facebook trying to live out your forever gone high school years, to find one of your boyfriends assault rifles or shotguns and then next we see of little Johnny, the poor kid is being plastered all over the news, with a quote reading “GTAV Made Me Do It!”

Parents let’s be responsible.