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GTA V sales near 29 million in six weeks

Sequel already tops lifetime console sales of GTA IV, says Rockstar

Rockstar has sold into retailers nearly 29 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V since its PS3 and Xbox 360 release on September 17.

This, says parent company Take Two during its FYQ2 2014 financial results, means the latest installment has topped lifetime console sales of GTA IV in just under six weeks.

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"We believe Grand Theft Auto V is the fastest-selling entertainment release in history," said Take-Two, highlighting the over $800 million in retail sales the title achieved during its first 24 hours on sale, and over $1 billion reached in three days.

GTA V also became "the biggest release ever" on the PlayStation Store, where it launched day-one in digital form, and also holds records as the highest grossing day-one and week-one release on Xbox Live, according to the publisher.

The first DLC for Grand Theft Auto Online, the 'Beach Bum Pack', will be downloadable for free in November, Rockstar confirmed last week.

The DLC will bring "all-new beach themed vehicles and new weaponry that you'll be able to use in both GTA Online and Story Mode".

Rockstar will also release "the first part" of the GTA Online Content Creator this autumn.

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