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Blockbuster shooter 'Grand Theft Auto V' sales surpass $800 million on first day in stores

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The video game company behind "Grand Theft Auto V" says sales of the blockbuster shooter game surpassed $800 million in one day. The wildly anticipated game hit stores in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world on Wednesday. It has not yet launched in Japan and Brazil. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. says the launch is the biggest of any game in the company's history.

'Grand Theft Auto V' hauls in $800 mn in debut

"Grand Theft Auto V," the latest in the violently brash videogame franchise, raked in more than $800 million on its first day of sales, the publisher said Wednesday. Take-Two Interactive Software said GTA V "delivered the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series."

'Grand Theft Auto V' fan stabbed, robbed of game in Britain

A British man who bought one of the first copies of "Grand Theft Auto V" was stabbed, hit with a brick and robbed of the brutally violent new video game on Tuesday, police said. The 23-year-old was leaving an Asda supermarket in Colindale, north London, in the early hours of Tuesday just 80 minutes after the latest instalment of the blockbusting game series went on sale. "The victim had been shopping and was on his way home when he was hit with a brick. He was then stabbed and robbed," a Metropolitan Police spokesman told AFP.

Man who bought midnight copy of 'Grand Theft Auto V' robbed on way home

LONDON - British police say a man who bought a copy of "Grand Theft Auto V" when it went on sale at midnight was attacked, stabbed and robbed of the game on his way home. The Metropolitan Police force said the 23-year-old man, who has not been named, was attacked near a supermarket in north London early Tuesday. He was hit with a brick, stabbed and stripped of his mobile phone, watch and his copy of the game. Police said the victim was in a stable condition in a hospital. Three men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the crime.

'Grand Theft Auto V' hits streets in brash debut

Unabashedly brutal "Grand Theft Auto V" hits the streets Tuesday in a sequel that promises to enthral fans of the blockbuster videogame franchise. Rockstar Games spent five years crafting the new instalment and the time has paid off for gamers, according to a slew of reviews giving the title top marks. "GTA V has been worth the five-year wait," said computerandvideogames.com digital manager John Houlihan. "You can really see the maturity in this version, the graphics look sensational -- it really is like being in a virtual copy of LA."

'Grand Theft Auto V' hits streets in brash debut

The unabashedly brutal "Grand Theft Auto V" hit the streets Tuesday, in the global launch of a sequel that promises to enthrall fans of the blockbuster videogame franchise. Rockstar Games spent five years crafting the title, with a rumoured production budget of $270 million, and the time has paid off for gamers according to a slew of reviews giving it top marks. "You can really see the maturity in this version, the graphics look sensational -- it really is like being in a virtual copy of LA," said computerandvideogames.com digital manager John Houlihan.

'Grand Theft Auto V' hits streets in brash debut

Fans of "Grand Theft Auto V" around the world queued for hours on Tuesday to get their hands on the latest version of the brutally violent blockbuster video game franchise. Rockstar Games spent five years crafting the title with a rumoured production budget of $270 million (202 million euros), dwarfing the outlay on some Hollywood films. The game sparked a stampede in the Netherlands while store shelves emptied in other countries in Asia and Europe as it went on sale.

'Grand Theft Auto V' hits streets in brash debut

Unabashedly brutal "Grand Theft Auto V" hit the streets Tuesday in a sequel that promises to enthrall fans of the blockbuster videogame franchise. Rockstar Games spent five years crafting the title and the time has paid off for gamers, according to a slew of reviews giving it top marks. "GTA V has been worth the five-year wait," said computerandvideogames.com digital manager John Houlihan. "You can really see the maturity in this version, the graphics look sensational -- it really is like being in a virtual copy of LA."

'Grand Theft Auto V' hits streets in brash debut

Unabashedly brutal "Grand Theft Auto V" hits the streets Tuesday in a sequel that promises to enthrall fans of the blockbuster videogame franchise. Rockstar Games spent five years crafting the new installment and the time has paid off for gamers, according to a slew of reviews giving the title top marks. "GTA V has been worth the five-year wait," said computerandvideogames.com digital manager John Houlihan. "You can really see the maturity in this version, the graphics look sensational -- it really is like being in a virtual copy of LA."

Gamers line up to be among the first to get their hands on Grand Theft Auto V

TORONTO - Anxious video-gamers began lining up early Monday evening for the midnight launch of Grand Theft Auto 5. To celebrate the latest release of the billion-dollar video game franchise, a launch party was held outside the Best Buy store on Bay and Dundas Streets in downtown Toronto. By shortly after 10 p.m. about 40 gamers, mostly 20-something males, were waiting in the roped-off area in front of the store. And the crowd continued to grow until the 12:01 a.m. release of the much-anticipated video game.
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