Rockstar Games and Microsoft released Grand Theft Auto V to the Xbox LIVE Games on Demand service on Friday. Those that prefer to purchase their games digitally now have that option and the download size on the Xbox 360 is less than half that of the PS3 version.
Grand Theft Auto V is now available to download directly from the Xbox Games Store for $59.99. The total download size is a mind-boggling 7.63GB. Why is this mind-boggling? Because the game comes on two DVD disks for the Xbox 360 for starters and the download size for the Playstation Network is almost 18GB.
Details on how the game performs as a downloadable title remains to be seen. The retail version performs poorly enough when both disks are installed to the hard drive that Rockstar Games recommends users not do it all. That issue may have been fixed for the digital release but it's still something to keep a look out for.
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