Grand Theft Auto 5 pre-order bonuses help it claim number one spot

If you have been watching the NFL, Spike TV, MTV or another network aimed at the 17-34 demographic, odds are you have seen a few GTA V commercials this weekend. That’s because this week the highly anticipated title is set to release, September 17, 2013 to be exact. One of the last major titles to release only on current-generation consoles, GTA V has climbed to be the number-one seller on quite a few lists this week.
Sitting atop the bestseller list on Amazon this week, GTA V offers players the largest open-world map in the series history. Fans will follow three protagonists this year and the multiplayer offers more gameplay modes than any other installment as well. Rockstar seems to have spared no price in marketing the game, with trailers coming out every other week for the last two-months it seems, billboards in major cities, and a commercial almost every fifteen minutes on today’s (Sunday) NFL matches.
One of the major contributing factors to the game’s success is the ample amount of pre-order bonuses one can pick-up from pre-ordering the game. Just pre-ordering the standard edition from Amazon for example, gets players the Los Santos Atomic Blimp, from Los Santos’ tire company (whose products are available in any LS Customs garage).

If you upgrade to the special edition you get even more. A retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V;
Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork, a Blueprint Map (21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County), Special Ability Boost that will generate 25% faster for players, the Stunt Plane Trials, Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and other skins, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County. You will also get Additional Weapons – when visiting Ammunation stores in single-player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.
It’s a pretty heft bundle at the end, you can checkout all of the DLC and bonuses with pictures, and checkout availability and pricing by visiting the official product page on Amazon below.
more info: amazon/gtav