Pre-order sales for Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 climbed this week at Amazon.com Inc. post release of the official trailer.

This week, the GTA V PS3 SKU held a 938 percent sales increase to rank at No. 160 in Amazon’s Video Games division.

The Xbox 360 SKU held a 759 percent sales increase to rank at No. 171 in the same period.

The GTA V PS3 SKU and the Xbox 360 SKU hold a pre-order price of $59.99 each.

The title will include a middle-aged character who moves to a modern-day fictional Los Angeles and subsequently falls back into a life of crime.

Rockstar Games in Oct. announced the production of Grand Theft Auto V.

The prior entry, Grand Theft Auto IV, was released in 2008 to Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3, Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, and the PC.

Rockstar in 2010 released Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, which included Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City included two DLC episodes – The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Sony in Aug. price cut the PS3 160GB SKU to $249.99.

In addition, the PS3 320GB Move Bundle now sells at $349.99.

The new Playstation 3 320GB Infamous 2 Bundle includes the PS3 320GB hardware SKU, Infamous 2, a 30-day Playstation Plus trail membership and Dualshock 3 Controller at $299.99.

Finally, the Playstation 3 320GB Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Bundle will sell in Nov. at $299.99

The Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Value Bundle includes the Xbox 360 250GB hardware SKU, Fable III, Halo: Reach Digital Download, and 3-Month Xbox Live Gold Card at $299.99.

The Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle Value with Kinect includes the Xbox 360 250GB hardware SKU, Kinect sensor, Kinect Adventure, Carnival Games Digital Download, and 3-Month Xbox Live Gold Card at $399.99.

Microsoft in Sept. began sale of the limited edition Xbox 360 320GB Gears of War 3 Bundle at $399.99.

The Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bundle, to be sold Nov. 8, will include an Xbox 360 320GB SKU with custom Modern Warfare 3 graphics and sounds, two custom wireless controllers, special Avatar items, Black Wired Headset, and a copy of Modern Warfare 3 at $399.99.

In 2012 it will sell the Xbox 360 Limited Edition Star Wars Kinect Bundle at $449.99.

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