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Post by Killswitchmad on Thu 5 Sep 2013 - 11:46

Rockstar has requested that online retailers hold off from dispatching copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 until September 16 in an effort to ensure early copies don't reach customers in advance of the official September 17 release date.

In an email sent to customers this evening, UK retailer GAME said that "GTA V is released on 17th September and Rockstar, who publish it, have worked very hard to make it the biggest gaming launch ever.

"They have requested that no UK retailer despatch GTA V before the 16th September and GAME, along with all reputable retailers, will respect this request."

GAME states that it will be processing orders earlier than normal "due to the epic size" of Rockstar's upcoming title, before reiterating that orders will not reach customers early.

The issue of online retailers dispatching copies well in advance of release date has led to one UK retailer - ShopTo.net - choosing not to stock copies of one of this year's biggest games.

Back in May, ShopTo announced that it would not be stocking this November's Call of Duty: Ghosts due to "contractual reasons and [a] delivery policy agreement".

The firm claimed that Activision's policy meant that it would not be able to "maintain [its] high standards of release date delivery".

Last year, UK retailer Simply Games openly advertised the fact that it would be dispatching copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in advance of release date and offered a "guaranteed Monday delivery", promising delivery a day ahead of the official release.

Some customers - VideoGamer.com included - received the game three days ahead of its official release.

GTA 5 releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17.
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Post by HomerRamone2084 on Thu 5 Sep 2013 - 11:50

Didnt this happen with 4 also - there was also a review embargo I recall. Which is always never a good thing.

I also recall shopto and activision had a bit of a disagreement about the next COD and shipping early.
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Post by Pagey on Thu 5 Sep 2013 - 20:36

This won't stop Simply Games.....
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Post by N1NJA FWG on Fri 6 Sep 2013 - 8:34

I can wait a day or so - if GTA Online was up and running on launch day I would be less inclined to order online....

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Post by Pagey on Fri 6 Sep 2013 - 9:48

Just out of interest where has everyone ordered this from ?
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Post by Reaper FWG on Fri 6 Sep 2013 - 10:02

your right Chris it wont stop simply games lol
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Post by Pagey on Fri 6 Sep 2013 - 13:37

Killswitchmad wrote:Rockstar has requested that online retailers hold off from dispatching copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 until September 16 in an effort to ensure early copies don't reach customers in advance of the official September 17 release date.

In an email sent to customers this evening, UK retailer GAME said that "GTA V is released on 17th September and Rockstar, who publish it, have worked very hard to make it the biggest gaming launch ever.

"They have requested that no UK retailer despatch GTA V before the 16th September and GAME, along with all reputable retailers, will respect this request."

GAME states that it will be processing orders earlier than normal "due to the epic size" of Rockstar's upcoming title, before reiterating that orders will not reach customers early.

The issue of online retailers dispatching copies well in advance of release date has led to one UK retailer - ShopTo.net - choosing not to stock copies of one of this year's biggest games.

Back in May, ShopTo announced that it would not be stocking this November's Call of Duty: Ghosts due to "contractual reasons and [a] delivery policy agreement".

The firm claimed that Activision's policy meant that it would not be able to "maintain [its] high standards of release date delivery".

Last year, UK retailer Simply Games openly advertised the fact that it would be dispatching copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in advance of release date and offered a "guaranteed Monday delivery", promising delivery a day ahead of the official release.

Some customers - VideoGamer.com included - received the game three days ahead of its official release.

GTA 5 releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17.

Key word 'Requested'
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Post by N1NJA FWG on Fri 6 Sep 2013 - 21:07

Killswitchmad wrote:Rockstar has requested that online retailers hold off from dispatching copies of Grand Theft Auto 5 until September 16 in an effort to ensure early copies don't reach customers in advance of the official September 17 release date.

In an email sent to customers this evening, UK retailer GAME said that "GTA V is released on 17th September and Rockstar, who publish it, have worked very hard to make it the biggest gaming launch ever.

"They have requested that no UK retailer despatch GTA V before the 16th September and GAME, along with all reputable retailers, will respect this request."

GAME states that it will be processing orders earlier than normal "due to the epic size" of Rockstar's upcoming title, before reiterating that orders will not reach customers early.

The issue of online retailers dispatching copies well in advance of release date has led to one UK retailer - ShopTo.net - choosing not to stock copies of one of this year's biggest games.

Back in May, ShopTo announced that it would not be stocking this November's Call of Duty: Ghosts due to "contractual reasons and [a] delivery policy agreement".

The firm claimed that Activision's policy meant that it would not be able to "maintain [its] high standards of release date delivery".

Last year, UK retailer Simply Games openly advertised the fact that it would be dispatching copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in advance of release date and offered a "guaranteed Monday delivery", promising delivery a day ahead of the official release.

Some customers - VideoGamer.com included - received the game three days ahead of its official release.

GTA 5 releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17.
Reaper FWG wrote:your right Chris it wont stop simply games lol
What does that say about Simply Games Razz
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Post by Waylander FWG on Fri 6 Sep 2013 - 21:18

BaldHeadedBloke wrote:Just out of interest where has everyone ordered this from ?
Mr preorder is with Amazon at the moment Smile

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Post by Pagey on Fri 6 Sep 2013 - 23:57

I will eat my words. I emailed them and asked when they were dispatching GTA and this is what they put

Thank you for your email,

GTA 5 – Shipping information

Thanks for your order for the above title. We can confirm 100% that we guarantee to ship your copy(s) of this game on Monday September 16th. Every online retailer in Europe will be shipping this game on that specific date – not any earlier. We can guarantee three things:

1. Your order is confirmed

2. Your order will be shipped on this day (Monday 16th)

3. You order will be sent by FIRST CLASS post (unless you selected ‘Express’ in the checkout – these are shipped by next-day courier using DPD)


Over 95% of orders shipped using Royal Mail arrive the following day, so we fully expect your order to be with you on Tuesday 17th September – and no other online retailer will be able to improve on that!

Thanks – and enjoy GTA 5!




I have cancelled my order and will pick it up instore
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Post by HomerRamone2084 on Sat 7 Sep 2013 - 18:40

Amazon have it for £35 again too - with blimpy dlc
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