The previous one-day UK record had been held by Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which saw 501,000 copies sold in a 24-hour period.
Sales of Grand Theft Auto IV were closely split between platforms in the territory, with 335,000 Xbox 360 copies sold as compared to 274,000 for the PlayStation 3.
The game has also become the fastest selling Xbox 360 title in the UK, beating Halo 3's first-day sales of 266,000.
GTA4 breaks sales record in UK
Posted on Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 20:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
ShackNews writes GTA4 broke the one-day sales record in the UK, 609,000 copies were sold in this game in just 24 hours.