A poll by the gaming website IGN.com found that almost half of readers (46 percent) found that almost half of readers planned to take a day off work in order to buy and play Grand Theft Auto V.
- 5,059 readers (46%) planned to book day off as holiday
- 2,012 (19%) said they would phone in claiming to be ill
- 3,884 (35%) said they would wait to get their hands on the game
The days of glitzy games launches, like that of Grand Theft Auto V today, could be numbered in the UK as EU controls put the brakes on.
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Next week will see the highly anticipated release of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 5 on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.