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Digital Life: Living up to the hype

Digital Life: "The most highly anticipated game of 2008 thankfully did not disappoint. Grand Theft Auto IV kept millions of fun-loving criminals around the world glued to the screen for countless hours this year.

The unprecedented hype ensured the game enjoyed more than US$500million ($A780million) in worldwide sales in its first week - the biggest opening recorded for any entertainment product in history.

But the changing face of the games market was dramatically revealed in May when fitness trainer Wii Fit knocked GTA IV off the top of the Australian sales charts. Wii Fit stayed at No.1 for 12weeks, becoming the biggest-selling game of 2008."

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