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Grand Theft Auto V hits 32.5 million copies shipped

Rockstar's blockbuster fast approaching the record as best-selling console game ever

Rockstar has shipped a total of around 32.5 million copies of Grand Theft Auto V, the company announced Monday.

Previously declared the the "best-selling video game of 2013" in US, according to figures from US sales tracking firm NPD Group, GTA V looks set to soon break the record as the best-selling console game of all time.

The best-selling console game of all time (not bundled) is currently Mario Kart Wii, at 34 million units, meaning that Rockstar North has that record within reach.

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Released on September 17, Rockstar's acclaimed open-world title generated $800 million in worldwide sales in a single day, with GTA V revenues reaching $1 billion after just three days.

By early November, GTA V was on its way to becoming the best-selling console game of all time, with about 29 million copies sold into retail. Further sales will likely come from additional DLC and the long-rumoured GTA V for PC, should it materialise.

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