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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Sells Well (Plus: Contest Winner Announcement)

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEager to put a positive spin on last week's negative press regarding Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS failing to meet sales projections in its first few weeks on the market, MTV Multiplayer has word that Nintendo of America and retailer GameStop believe that the game has a bright future and that it's not selling as terribly as some people think.  It's all a matter of who-said-what-and-when at this point, so the truth is somewhere in between total failure and bombastic success.  For what it's worth, I like the game and hope to see it do well in the market so that other publishers may follow the M-for-Mature example set down by developer Rockstar.  It's time for the DS library to be rescued from the world of cutesy pet simulators and kiddie cartoon tie-in games!

Speaking of Chinatown Wars, how about I announce the winner of the contest?  A brand new shrinkwrapped copy of the game goes to the following lucky PTB reader who provided the successful answer to the trivia question ("In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, what is the name of the family heirloom sword stolen from protagonist Huang Lee at the start of the game?"  The answer?  Yu-Jian):

Chris Parent

Congratulations!  Check your e-mail, Chris, to find out how to receive your prize.  For the rest of you, check back later in the week when I'll announce another contest to win another new video game.  Next time I'll be giving away a certain Sony PlayStation 3 game that has had everybody fighting in the streets ever since it hit stores earlier this year.