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Posted on Jan 09, 2014 09:10 am
Proving just how far up on the entertainment chain the gaming industry is, a recent report pointed out at the fact that within mere three days, Grand Theft Auto 5 had easily outsold the entire music industry, generating almost as much sales money as the global music business in an entire month.
Pointed out by our colleagues at Metal Injection, report gives a comparison of GTA5's initial sales back in September, putting them on more of a global scale. As reported, the game reached the $800 million figure within the first 24 hours and ultimately crossed the $1 billion sales mark during the first three days, making it the fastest-selling video game in history.
"To put the games sales into context across other forms of entertainment, the global music industry sees less than $1.4 billion in record and song sales each month," the report reads. "In its first month of release, Grand Theft Auto 5 looks set to outsell the entire global music industry."
Seeing that the world's entire music industry was outsold in a matter of days draws a clear conclusion that the rock and metal world was probably outsold within mere hours.
In related news, an official Neilsen Soundscan report confirmed that the overall music sales dropped by 6.3% during 2013, going from 1.66 billion to 1.56 billion. Physical music sales took the biggest dive of 13%, whereas digital sales dropped for a total of 6%. Vinyl sales and streaming made the big leap of 32 and 33 percent, respectively, but still not enough to match the 2012 sales.
So there's your daily dose of fun trivia! GTA5 clearly marked the video game world of 2013, but have you played it yet? Let us know in the comments.