While this may come as no suprise given the release date is tomorrow, Take2 sent out this press release today:
|New York, NY - October 25, 2004 - Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has shipped to retail stores in North America. Developed by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be in stores in Europe on October 29th, 2004.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the next installment in the gaming franchise that has sold over 32 million units to date, including over 13 million units of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and over 11 million units of Grand Theft Auto 3.
Additional information about Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available at http://www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas |
Somehting else worth mentioning is that a number of retailers (EB and GameStop, for example) have said they will begin selling the game at 7pm tonight in North America to those who pre-ordered it. But then, most with pre-orders probably got a call informing them they could pick up their copy, so if you did, you probably already know this. Whatever the case, good luck getting your copy. If you haven't pre-ordered it, it might be a good idea to try non-game-specific stores such as toy shops and department stores early tomorrow, as the traditional game retailers will surely be busy...