Rockstar Investigating GTA V Copies Shipped Early
Yesterday, I got my copy of Grand Theft Auto V delivered by UPS, right to my door. Strangely, it was actually at my apartment door, which means one of three things: 1) the door to the building was left open and the UPS guy let himself in; 2) one of my neighbors brought it to my door, or; 3) the Grand Theft Auto fairy knew how much I wanted it and brought it as close to me as she could without confirming her existence, and therefore robbing her of her magic powers.
Now, before you go telling me that the Grand Theft Auto fairy isn’t real, you just SHUT UP. I know she’s real, since a post on GamesIndustry from Monday reports that a few customers managed to get copies ordered from Amazon a few days before yesterday’s release date.
“We are in the process of investigating early ‘sales’ to determine how and why that is occurring,” said Rockstar in a statement.
While the early shipment probably didn’t have too big an impact on day-one sales of the game—or really any impact, I would guess, Rockstar is still probably unhappy about the situation considering how long they’ve kept customers waiting. Obviously having a few gamers out there enjoying the title before the rest of the world doesn’t do much for maintaining the unity and strategy of a simultaneous launch.
But then, that’s the trouble when you’ve got a Grand Theft Auto fairy flying around, uniting gamers with the sweet, sweet embrace of robbery-based video games. I just wish that she could’ve brought the game a few days sooner. Goodness knows I would’ve loved to have gotten it over the weekend.
Alas! I have it now. Thank you, Grand Theft Auto fairy. Thank you forever.