Some of the nation's biggest retail chains have been quick to respond to the video game industry's decision to give an adults-only rating to the best-selling "

Grand Theft Auto
: San Andreas" title.

The rating change came after intense political pressure.

Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and Circuit City say they're pulling all copies of the video game from their store shelves.

The manufacturer says it has stopped making the current version of the game, which includes graphic sex scenes that can be unlocked with an Internet download. The game was released in October with an "M" rating, for players 17 and older.


Grand Theft Auto
: San Andreas" was last year's top console game, selling more than five (m) million copies in the U-S, according to N-P-D Group. X-box and P-C versions were released just last month.