Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest going franchises in the world, almost completely thanks to its most recent entry GTA 5, which broke no less than 7 Guinness World Records inside its release year.

  1. Best-selling action-adventure videogame in 24 hours
  2. Best-selling videogame in 24 hours
  3. Fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion
  4. Fastest videogame to gross $1 billion
  5. Highest grossing videogame in 24 hours
  6. Highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours
  7. Most viewed trailer for an action-adventure videogame

We take a look at the franchise’s history and its origins, courtesy of this awesome piece by Paddy Power online games gambling.

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