Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
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Retailers warn of GTA IV shortages

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 06:24 AM CST | By Neil
Niko is sadThe games industry seems to be stronger than ever in the United Kingdom at the moment. Titles like Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit are seeing unprecedented demand and are selling out weeks before they hit shelves. The same fate now appears to be affecting Grand Theft Auto IV.

Some of the country's biggest retailers are now reporting that they will not be able to fulfill any more pre-orders of the standard edition of the game until some time after April 29, with others simply refusing to accept any more requests. The country's biggest games retailer, GAME claims that "We cannot guarantee delivery on the day of release for orders placed on or after the 7th of April". The same problem can be found on the websites of other chains which the company owns, Gamestation and Gameplay.

Online-only retailers are also facing shortages. Jersey based Play.com informs customers that "We are currently sold out on this item." for the PS3 standard edition, and Shopto.net ceased accepting orders some time ago. Those who have not placed their order yet may find themselves forced into buying the 69.99 Special Edition.
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eternityforever
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That sucks, im gonna put more money on my reserve today
04-08-2008 06:39 AM
eternityforever
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i still remember when there was 90 and 76 days left. The next 20 days feel extra long
04-08-2008 06:41 AM
antena
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Pfft noobs. :p
I've pre-ordered my copy from Amazon weeks ago :)
(standard version)
04-08-2008 07:56 AM
RocketDescends
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Antena,

Ha your the n00b. I had my special edition reserved back in July last year :P
04-08-2008 09:09 AM
thugskater
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special edition pre-ordered for the ps3 the day pre-orders were announced.. give or take a day or two :D gta is life!
04-08-2008 09:20 AM
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I've got a pre-order for 360-version. But just saw an incredible offer at a store in Stockholm, Sweden. The first 10 (in two separate lines, one for the 360-version and the other one for PS3-version) get to buy the Xbox360 + GTA bundle and PS3 + GTA bundle (depending on which line you're standing in) for 1kr. Thats like 15 cent for you guys.
04-08-2008 09:32 AM
miroku
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My PS3 GTA 4 SE was preordered November 28, 2007!

I better get it!
04-08-2008 09:33 AM
miroku
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I've got a pre-order for 360-version. But just saw an incredible offer at a store in Stockholm, Sweden. The first 10 (in two separate lines, one for the 360-version and the other one for PS3-version) get to buy the Xbox360 + GTA bundle and PS3 + GTA bundle (depending on which line you're standing in) for 1kr. Thats like 15 cent for you guys.

Sweden must love taxes?
04-08-2008 09:37 AM
BamBooUK
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I prerdered 25th Jan 08 :D
04-08-2008 09:54 AM
Kid Hype Tellem
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Thank god i pre-ordered my PS3 version in March. Looks like it'll be delivered on my birthday!!
04-08-2008 11:50 AM
antena
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^Best birthday ever!

Mine is 10 days before the game launches so if i get it for MY birthday, it'll be one hell of a birthday surprise :p lol
04-08-2008 05:18 PM
D@Z
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I wouldn't worry too much, everywhere will be selling it. I've got a credit ticket I'll be using to buy it in-store at Gamestation, but if they don't have it, no big deal. I'll go buy it at Woolworths or WH Smiths or Choices or Blockbuster, instead.
04-09-2008 11:47 AM
gtaiv punk
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so this means that some people aint getting it well i put my reservation in on february i got 10$ dollars on mine
04-10-2008 10:09 PM
 

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