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Rumour – Truckload of Modern Warfare 3 highjacked as eBay prices soar

Monday, 7th November 2011 04:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

French media reports 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 have been stolen in transit, as pre-release copies of the highly anticipated shooter pull massive eBay prices.

TF1 News cites sources close to the investigation in reporting that €400,000 in games was stolen from a French truck transporting video games on Saturday morning.

Two masked men armed with knives are said to have carried out the heist, luring a pair of distributor employees from their vehicle by staging a car accident before attacking them with tear gas.

Ultimate PS3 claims the truck was filled with copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 en route to retailers for launch this week, but did not link to sources; searching on either media outlet turned up no results.

In the build up to release this week, prices for early retail copies of the game have skyrocketed, with MCV reporting one weekend sale brought in $1725.

With priority shipping, the early bird may have gained up to four days lead on the competition.

Prices have cooled somewhat; one seller has sold 18 copies of the game ahead of release date at £54.99.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releases on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 8.

Thanks, Gamefront.

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11 Comments

  1. Ireland Michael

    Lawl.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. daytripper

    6k stolen? online pass for next years confirmed

    #2 3 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    It wasn’t me.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Machinetti

    my god how easy people are….and proves how overpopulation is good for lies in advertizement.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    Easy to track, as soon as someone logs online using one of the copies, they’ll find them.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Deleted

    Utter bollocks. A load of twaddle instigated by Activision to give CoD a bit more publicity and imbue the game with an air of dangerous cool.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dannybuoy

    I’ll be buying it from the bargain bucket in 6-8 months time thanks very much

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Talkar

    I think i’m going to buy as a daily deal off of Steam for like 5$ a couple of days after release xD //Yes i am trolling, am i doin’ it right? ^^

    #8 3 years ago
  9. xino

    it is very sad and annoying!

    seriously wtf are the thieves gonna do with the game?sell at high price which is impossible or sell for cheap which they won’t make money from.
    Activition might spend money to try and track down the game.

    What losers.
    damn 6k copies which is close to 1 million man.

    These is what media should be focusing on, trying to explain these kind of acts are the cause of video games not violence itself.
    You hear so much garbage stories about game related crime or deaths, it isn’t because of game violence it is the physical game itself that drives this user to go beyond the extremist measures!

    Just like how love can make you do dumb sh* and make you blind.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. GrimRita

    I think the headline should read ‘ Activisions PR bullshit machine tries to beat EAs PR clowns with way out stories’

    #10 3 years ago
  11. IL DUCE

    @7 unless they have $55 games in the bargain bucket I doubt it buddy…CoD4 was still selling at close to full price before MW2 came out…2 years later

    #11 3 years ago

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