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Grand Theft Auto V Shipped Prematurely by Amazon

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Amazon UK sent out copies of GTA V a few days too early, breaking street date.

Grand Theft Auto V, one of the biggest video games of the year, has been released to customers ahead of its September 17 street date. Gamers who received their copies days ahead of release expressed their delight in the Internet via social channels such as Twitter and Instagram.

While broken sale dates aren't unheard of for independently owned game stores, the offending party in this case is Amazon's UK branch. Publishers may consider taking action against its retail partners for breaking such sale agreements, but GTA V publisher Rockstar Games so far has only released the a statement to GamesIndustry: "We are in the process of investigating early 'sales' to determine how and why that is occurring."

Everyone will be able to pick up Grand Theft Auto V when it officially releases on September 17.

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    de5_Roy , September 16, 2013 8:07 AM
    change the article headline to: Premature Release: GTA V pops out at amazon :pt1cable: 
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    clonazepam , September 16, 2013 8:26 AM
    "Everyone will be able to pick up Grand Theft Auto V when it officially releases on September 17."

    Not everyone hehe, PC gamers.... TBA
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    bc5 , September 16, 2013 8:29 AM
    If the game is ready, why not release it? Surely it's best to get it out ASAP? I don't understand what's so sacred about this particular date.
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    loosescrews , September 16, 2013 9:20 AM
    @bc5 Who ever said the game is ready? It is quite likely they have some release day patches lined up.
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    jossrik , September 16, 2013 10:07 AM
    The torrent for it came out a couple days ago, Friday I think, dunno, not into the GTA series.
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    none12345 , September 16, 2013 11:25 AM
    Maybe its the cynic in me, but id just call it a marketing stunt.
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    jl0329 , September 16, 2013 4:40 PM
    The torrent (for both xbox and ps3) leaked like a week ago, there are plenty of people already beaten the game last week.

    Also, there is no magic about the release date, it's usually just the soonest date they can manage to have all their retailers ready to sell the product.
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    somebodyspecial , September 16, 2013 7:50 PM
    Been on a.b.x360 for a while too. Consoles are not safe from piracy..LOL. Multiple groups have released it, I'm guessing the same on ps3, but can't be bothered to look.

    XDG3 probably. Either way, I'll wait for the PC version (of any game), as I'm no console fan ;)  Not really fond of these types anyway. Isn't beating hookers etc old now?
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    bildo123 , September 17, 2013 7:14 AM
    Eh. I'll get it for a fraction of the price in the next steam summer sale just like I got IV.
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