Update 7 Dec: From the Rockstar Games Blog it appears the game is still not available to download and as of this morning I am stil seeing the XAPK File Validation Failed when trying to install the game I purchased late last night. -Daniel
Update 6 Dec: It seems as though the game has been pulled from the Play Store due to external install issues, hopefully it will return soon.
Rockstar Games has made a statement on the availability of GTA Vice City :
We’re aware that some users have attempted to download Vice City: 10th Anniversary Edition from the Google Play Store and have experienced validation errors.
Just to be clear: the game is not available for Android devices just yet, and if you’re seeing it listed on the Store then this is an error, and you shouldn’t attempt to download it. We’ll keep you up to date and let you know as soon as the game is live and available to purchase.
When Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was released back in 2002, you could only buy the game for PS2 or Xbox. Well now we have some good news for Android gamers who enjoy the Grand Theft Auto series, as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is now available for purchase on the Play Store. Unfortunately GTA: Vice City isn’t compatible with all Android devices at this time, although Rockstar Games have included a list of the devices that are currently supported.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is now available on: Android Phones: Motorola Atrix, Motorola ATRIX 2, Motorola ATRIX HD, Motorola Photon, Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Rezound, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy R, Sony Xperia Play, Sony Xperia S, P, T & TL, Sony Walkman Z Series Media Player, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Google Nexus 4
Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, LG Optimus Pad, Medion Lifetab, Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Sony Tablet S, Sony Xperia Tablet S, Sony Tablet P, Toshiba Thrive, Google Nexus 7, Google Nexus 10, Fujitsu Stylistic 10.1, Toshiba Excite
For more information about Grand Theft Auto: Vice City for Android, head over to the GTA: Vice City product page on the Play Store.
Have you been a fan of the Grand Theft Auto Series? What are your thoughts on Rockstar bringing GTA: Vice City to Android?