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PS3 GTA IV suffering freezing errors

Small amount of issues reported on various units

A small number of PlayStation owners have reported problems with running Grand Theft Auto IV on their consoles, claiming the game keeps freezing.

"I got home from the midnight release with my copy of GTA IV Collectors Edition unpacked it live on the feed installed and guess what, it froze!" said Matt Griffin on his blog PlayStation Network Home. "I tried a couple more times and it even have reinstalled 3 times, it still keeps freezing."

Similar problems are being reported on gaming sites, including the official US PlayStation forums. The issues first appeared to be specific to 60GB launch units, but reports have since included 20GB launch and 60GB non-launch consoles.

A handful of Xbox 360 consoles have also allegedly locked up, but the problem doesn't seem as widespread as the PlayStation version.

Which, to be perfectly clear, appears to be negligible relative to how many copies have been sold in the last ten hours.

For the record, we personally haven't encountered a problem with Grand Theft Auto IV yet. Is anyone else suffering?