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Grand Theft Auto 5 hits the shelves

17 September 2013 Last updated at 10:50 BST

The release of the next instalment in the Grand Theft Auto series has gamers around the world queuing up to buy a copy.

With a budget that dwarves even the biggest of blockbuster movies, GTA5 is forecast to sell more than 25 million copies within 12 months.

The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones reports.