08:37 17 September 2013
Amazon has sold the much-awaited, highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) video game, before the official launch on Tuesday. Some customers received it days before the actual launch. This move has breached a strict embargo set by its maker.
An Amazon spokesman told the BBC, "We have established processes in place to deliver new titles to customers on their release date and are looking into the circumstances that led to a small number of customers receiving this game earlier than intended on this occasion.”
Will Guyatt, spokesman for video and entertainment site IGN.com, told the BBC that he received the copy that he pre-ordered on Saturday. He admitted that although it made him happy, he realized that it will cause problems to Rockstar.
He added: "There are about 2,000 shops stocking the game ready for launch on Tuesday, so the number of people posting spoilers online is a bit sad.”
"This kind of thing has always happened in the games industry, but with the rise of social media a lot more people know about it now.”
"I can't see what Rockstar can do about it."
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