GTA V expects 25 million sales in first year

GTA V could make £1bn in its first year on sale. Credit: Rockstar Games

Experts are tipping Grand Theft Auto V to smash sales records and estimates suggest it could generate £1 billion during its first year on sale when gamers are predicted to snap up some 25 million copies.

In a message on its website, Amazon warned any orders placed after September 13th may not arrive until after tomorrow's release date because of high demand.

The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series has accumulated sales of 135 million copies since its 1997 debut. GTA IV has reportedly sold more than 25 million copies since its 2008 release.

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Teens held over GTA stabbing

Three males, aged 15, 16 and 18 have been arrested after a man was stabbed and robbed of a copy of Grand Theft Auto V less than two hours after buying the game, Scotland Yard said.