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Grand Theft Auto 5 won’t dispatch till September 16, says GAME

Thursday, 5th September 2013 00:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

At Rockstar’s request, GAME UK won’t be mailing out Grand Theft Auto 5 until the day before launch.

In an email sent to customers and partially published on Videogamer, GAME said Rockstar had asked all UK online retailers to honour a September 15 dispatch date, meaning some purchases won’t arrive till after GTA 5′s release date of September 17 – but also that nobody gets it early.

“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.”

That said, GAME will be processing orders early, so apart from postal delays there should be no further wait.

Last year, ShopTo elected not to stock Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 after Activision requested no early dispatch.

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  1. ThatGamerGuyHezron

    That shit. Everyone, just pre order from shopto

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Gekidami

    Dosnt this mean that unless you paid for the quicker, more expensive shipping you wont be getting the game day one? Thats how it works here, with average shipping it takes at least 3 days, so retailers try to send games that many days in avance. I’d imagine people who pre ordered and are seeing this so close to release feel like they’re getting a raw deal.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Froseidon

    Better hope Royal Mail is capable enough, which they usually ain’t. Amazon had them for £35 and guaranteed first class, so I can hope.

    #3 8 months ago