The title sold a record 609,000 copies on its first day of release, generating an estimated £24.4m ($48.5m).
The previous record holder was GTA: San Andreas, which sold 501,000 copies in 24 hours in October 2004.
The game currently has an average review score of 98.7%, according to Gamerankings.com, which amalgamates reviews from all publications.
UK-based games website Eurogamer called it “game of the year” and handed it a 10 out of 10 review score.
See kids? Fake crime does pay.