The Most Expensive Video Game Award Goes To…


Based on the report from Scottish newspaper The Scotsman, Rockstar Game’s September 17th release of Grand Theft Auto V has a marketing and development budget of $265 million. That makes it the most expensive video game produced… ever. In comparison to Hollywood blockbuster budgets, it plays 2nd fiddle only to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End‘s $300 million budget.

GTA V is primed to be the greatest open-world game ever. With a solid five year development time and over 2.5 million pre-orders in just the US alone, it is expected to sell the most copies out of any game this console generation. GTA IV has so far sold over 25 million copies. I guess the question is more when are you gonna buy it rather then if you are.

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by Steve Cantu, on September 9, 2013

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