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Rockstar: Chinatown Wars will benefit from DSi launch

Thursday, 19th February 2009 19:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Rockstar said today that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will get a sales boost when DSi hits stores.

Speaking with MCV, Rockstar UK boss Neil Stephens said that the general retail buzz around the new Nintendo handheld will directly influence sales of the game, even though it is to be released two weeks prior to the system’s launch.

“The launch of a new piece of hardware into the DS family will garner a new level of buzz and get some more hype going for the system”, he said.

“I think anyone releasing high profile titles on the DS will definitely benefit from that. We also think there is the potential to attract lots of new owners into the market, particularly from our fans who may have played our GTA titles on the PSP.”

Game hits stores on March 20.

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