HUNDREDS of gamers have lined up at JB Hi-FI on Mair Street at midnight to get their hands on a copy of the much-hyped video game Grand Theft Auto V.
At one point the line ran back nearly to the Dazzlers Car Wash, as fans waited for the launch of one of the biggest video games of the year.
Beau Bardenhagen from Wallace said he hadn't expected such a large amount of people to show up when he decided to attend the midnight launch.
He said it was the first time he had taken part in the launch of a video game, after he preordered GTAV two years ago.
"I've never seen anything like that before. There's been a lot of hype around the game," he said.
"I thought it would be a fun thing to do, to add a bit more excitement. I honestly thought there would be only 10 people. There were over 100, quite easily."
The game is one of the most expensive ever made, at nearly $300 million, and is expected to be a huge seller for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in the lead up to Christmas.
Mr Bardenhagen said the game had already lived up to the hype, after he went home and played it straight away.
"I didn't get to sleep until eight o'clock this morning. As you can imagine I'm pretty buggered for work today," he said.