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Big Mac, fries...and GT4 please

Gran Turismo 4 has officially hit Australia, with a special midnight sale held at a Sydney McDonald's carpark overnight the first chance gamers had to grab a copy of the game.

Gran Turismo 4 has officially hit Australia, with a special midnight sale held at a Sydney McDonald's carpark overnight the first chance gamers had to grab a copy of the game.

While a fast-food restaurant's carpark may seem an unlikely launch location for the anticipated driving title, the Stanmore McDonald's on Parramatta Rd has a reputation for being a favourite meeting place for car aficionados. As such, plenty of car nuts were on hand to buy a copy of the game from a specially constructed caravan Sony had erected.



Chris Constandinou was the first person to grab a copy of GT4 at the midnight launch

The honour of first person to buy Gran Turismo 4 in Australia went to local Chris Constandinou. "I have to be at work by 5.00am but I can guarantee I'll be playing this right until the last minute," Constandinou said.

Earlier in the night, Sony took over the Annandale Hotel across the road from the Stanmore McDonald's for the official launch party. More than 300 guests attended the event, with Aussie band Spiderbait providing the entertainment.

Sony has already shipped 3,182,535 copies of GT4 across Europe and Australasia. The Gran Turismo series has collectively sold more than 38 million units worldwide.

Read our full review of Gran Turismo 4.

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