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Grand Theft Auto 5 Wins Platinum Prize at Sony PlayStation Awards for Selling Over 1M Games

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    Trailer credits for GTA 5.
By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
December 4, 2013|12:36 pm

Grand Theft Auto 5 received the Platinum Prize in Japan at the Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation Awards this week in recognition for them selling over one million units of the game.

The window for this year to receive an award was from Nov. 1, 2012 through October 31 2013. A number of games received the Gold Award for selling over 500,000 units in that period. Those games included Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Dragon's Crown, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, Tales of Xillia 2 and Yakuza 5.

The User Choice Prize went to fan favorites and top sellers, Beyond: Two Souls, Killzone: Mercenary, The Last of Us, The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki, Persona 4 Golden, Soul Sacrifice, Tomb Raider and Toukiden, as well as sales category winners Dragon's Crown and GTA 5, according to Polygon.

Most recently, GTA 5 made headlines because of a lawsuit Lindsay Lohan is pushing against game developer, Rockstar.

Lohan is seeking money for what she feels is her portrayal within the game and cites a number of instances in the game that prove it is her.

The cover of the game has drawn comparisons to Kate Upton and Shelby Welinder, with the later rumored to have posed for the cover. Lohan feels the image is of her. An actual mission on the game involves helping a blonde-haired woman escape the paparazzi. Again, Lohan feels this is her. Lastly, another mission involves snapping a picture of a "Lindsay-like" character caught in a lewd act at hotel that resembles one that Lohan used to live in, the Chateau Marmont, reported TMZ.

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GTA 5 was recently the top selling video game for the second straight month, selling 1.1 million copies. Rockstar made $800 million on its first day and hit the $1 billion mark by day three. According to the NPD Group, those sales accounted for 15 percent of the games sold in October. GTA 5 sold 29 million copies globally in its launch month.

The game launched on Sept.17.

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