GTA V Midnight Launch - Almost 2000 Stores To Open

Retailers to open early, late and dress up in silly outfits

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GTA V Midnight Launch - Almost 2000 Stores To Open
With GTA V being such an anticipated release, it's hardly a surprise that so many stores are hosting a midnight launch.

The title could well be the biggest game of the year (if not the biggest game of ever). How many of you will be queuing outside your local retailers on Monday night?

With that question at hand, I suppose we should fill you in on which retailers will be holding midnight openings shouldn't we? Check it out:

750 Tescos
Over 300 GAMEs
270 Asdas
248 Blockbusters
65 Grainger Games
7 Games Centre's
100s of independent retailers

As for HMV, there's no exact number of stores yet, however, games boss Phil Bowes recently said: "The majority of our leading flagship stores will be opening at midnight to capitalise on the exceptional demand for this unique product.".

You may not believe this, but CoD: Ghosts is set to beat GTA V on the pre-orders front - click here for more info.

Cheers MCV

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