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Resident Evil 6: ‘early sale copies were stolen’, confirms Capcom

Monday, 3rd September 2012 12:37 GMT By Dave Cook

Resident Evil 6 reportedly went on sale a month ahead of its official October 2nd release date at a retail store in Poland last week. However, Capcom has now confirmed that the copies were, in fact, stolen.

Someone is now trying to sell the game on eBay for a ludicrous amount of money.

In a statement issued to Eurogamer, Capcom clarified the incident, “Capcom is currently undertaking a thorough investigation into reports that Resident Evil 6 is being sold ahead of its official October 2 release date. At this time, all we can add is that it would appear this unfortunate incident is limited to a small quantity of stolen copies of the German USK PlayStation 3 version of the game.”

Someone in possession of a copy is now trying to sell the game on eBay for a whopping €1196.71. The current bid is now €478.78.

Cheers Eurogamer.

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  1. matirishhh

    Saying that a thief is trying to sell this item is not very professional.
    How do You know that this is the person who stole the games? This might be anyone who bought it?
    I thought VG247 was more professional with choosing the right words…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    You’re right, we’ve changed it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. KAP

    @1

    Good man, your totally right.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. mongbatstar

    No, change it back! I can’t relate to the out of control Metal Gear drama. I could easily get on board with this drama though.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. matirishhh

    Great guys!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @5 not a problem, we do strive for quality and it was a simply result of it being utterly insane here today news-wise and poor word choice. Thanks for flagging.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Fin

    I think linking to the eBay auction is bad form, if Capcom consider it stolen…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Klaxusprime

    The game has gone gold 10 days ago.. how can it be already packed and ready to sell in Poland?

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/08/22/resident-evil-6-goes-gold-resident-evil-net-gets-new-details/

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @8 No idea mate, we were reporting on the reports of others. They were allegedly stolen from somewhere in Germany according to Capcom’s statement.

    @7 We’re not the first ones to link to it. Plus, I doubt anyone here will bid on it.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Klaxusprime

    @9 Dave, I’m not questioning your pieces, you’re the best site for me.. if I were you I’d ask Capcom ;)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Dave Cook

    @10 I wasn’t having a go at you man :) Just have to make that clear. maybe you’re right though, it’s sort of like helping a guy mug someone isn’t it? :P

    #11 2 years ago
  12. brotherhoodofthewolf

    What a debacle.
    - Manufacturing copies of the game so early. Cashflow, hello?!
    - Shipping stock to distribution so early. Wat?!
    - Not using the extra time to polish the game. Never mind though, the day one DLC will give a more complete game amirite?

    #12 2 years ago