Tom Butler, social media editor of gaming site IGN.com, said GTA V's release would be the biggest entertainment release of the year.
Grand Theft Auto V will be the biggest entertainment launch of the year and possibly all-time with levels of consumer anticipation outstripping Harry Potter and Twilight.
With gamers queuing at midnight to be among the first to play and the developer boasting thousands of hours of game play, there's no surprise that we're likely to see an outbreak of GTA flu this September.
The gaming site polled 10,995 readers to ask whether they would take time off work on Tuesday when the GTA V goes on sale.
According to its findings, 5,059 readers (46%) said they booked the day off as holiday.