Release of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PlayStation 2 in Japan took place with a delay of 2 years and 3 months - that's how long it took Rockstar Games to release the game in the Country of the rising sun. The game went on sale in the homeland of the world's best selling console of 25 January 2007, thanks to a Japanese partner, company Capcom.
Before the start of sales has conducted several major shares - the first one took place on 13 and 14 January in Tokyo and Osaka, this is where all the players were invited to visit the shops of video games, to assess the long-awaited game. on January 17 at club Asia held a three-hour party-presentation of the game San Andreas.
Thanks to these promotions from the first days of sales had an excellent pace of growth, which enabled the company Capcom predict implementation up to 200 thousand copies of the game.
It is worth noting that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is not too clear prospects thanks to an explicit scenes and violence in GTA: SA, the game received an age restriction level Z «18 and over» from CERO, similar ESRB in Japan.
According to the law, the publisher shall not advertise the game in magazines that focus on teenage and children's audience, also ban applies to advertising near primary and secondary schools. But that is not all - censorship made edits to the game process: the murder of passers-by of them falls cash lying on the ground corpse should not be beaten, also cut a few missions related to sex and killings, which are not included in the plot line.
The Japanese magazine, who has the opportunity first of local publications test the game, it proved to be Famitsu, put the game a good assessment - GTA: San Andreas received 38 points out of 40.