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‘Grand Theft Auto V’ free video game giveaway crashes Epic Games online store

Mike Snider, USA TODAY Published 3:26 p.m. ET May 14, 2020 | Updated 3:35 p.m. ET May 19, 2020

Video games have evolved immensely over the past 30 years, in terms of intricacy, difficulty and popularity. To get a sense of what games have sold the most over time, 24/7 Tempo reviewed unit sales data for over 100,000 video games as provided by research firm <a href=VGChartz.” src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0f42e32787c67e840e95e667e4b8fc2d8fc90f80/c=395-0-971-768/local/-/media/2019/07/03/USATODAY/usatsports/247WallSt.com-247WS-558372-gamer-hands.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” /><strong>35. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City</strong><br /> <strong>• Total copies sold: </strong>16,150,000<br /> <strong>• Publisher: </strong>Rockstar Games<br /> <strong>• Primary console: </strong>PS2<br /> <strong>• Release date: </strong>October 28, 2002″ src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0f42e32787c67e840e95e667e4b8fc2d8fc90f80/c=395-0-971-768/local/-/media/2019/07/03/USATODAY/usatsports/grand-theft-auto-vice-city.jpg?width=292&height=390&fit=crop” /><img data-src=VGChartz.” width=”80″ height=”60″ src=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/ac688eec997d2fce10372bf71657297ff863814d/c=171-0-1195-768/local/-/media/2019/07/03/USATODAY/usatsports/247WallSt.com-247WS-558372-gamer-hands.jpg?width=80&height=60&fit=crop” />1 of 36

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    Two hours later, Epic Games tweeted: “We understand that many users are unable to access the Epic Games Store at this time. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work towards a resolution to mitigate traffic.”

    As of 3 p.m. ET, the online store was still unreachable. However, by 8:30 p.m. ET, it appeared to be active for some users.

    Rockstar Games released “GTA V” in 2013 and the game has gone on to make more money than any other single game title, selling nearly 100 million copies and reaping $6 billion in revenue, according to MarketWatch.

    “Grand Theft Auto Online,” an online multiplayer expansion of “GTA V,” remains an immensely popular game and those who download the free “GTA V” could migrate to that, too.

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