Making GTA V for a yearRunning Peoria, IL for a year
Peoria is slated to spend $137 million on its city (pop. 115,000) this year.
Making GTA V for a yearRunning Aspen, CO for a year
Operating costs for Aspen was $51 million in 2013.
Making GTA V for a yearRunning Hoboken, NJ for a year
The projected operating cost of Hoboken in 2013 is $40 million
Making GTA V for a yearRunning Inglewood, CA for a year
The projected 2013 expenditure for Inglewood is $84 million.
Making GTA V for a yearRunning LAPD for a year
The LAPD costs $1.4 billion dollars a year.
Making GTA V for a yearPaying all teachers and school staff in Culver City (LA neighorhood) for a year
Total school staff salaries in Culver City were $44 million this year.
Making GTA V for a yearRunning Burlington, VT for a year
Burlington's city budget costs $65 million in 2012. It has a population of 42,000.
Making GTA V for a yearAll 2012 parking tickets in Washington DC
The city of Washington made $92 million from parking fines in 2012.
Making GTA V for a yearRunning Compton's police force for a year
The city of Compton spent $18.5 million on its police force in 2012.
"Grand Theft Auto V" is the most expensive game in history, taking five years to burn through its estimated $265 million production and marketing costs. That comes down to $53 million a year.
It's paying back in spades, though. Within 24 hours of the game's launch, it topped a billion dollars in sales. By the end of October, it will most likely outsell the entire world's music industries. Basically, Rockstar Games is printing money as we speak.