Submitted by diefor 977d ago | rumor

Zavvi confirms release date for GTA V

Eurogamer Portugal said: "Following the news yesterday, we contacted the Zavvi to confirm the release date set for Grand Theft Auto V.

'I can confirm that this is the release date our supplier provided us with, if the release date does change our website will be updated straight away.' (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Wizziokid  +   977d ago | Well said
As much as I want to, I can't see it coming out this November
TopDudeMan  +   977d ago
I'm thinking spring-summer next year.
scotchmouth  +   977d ago
You are probably right. They still need a certain amount of advertising time and preview before release. This pretty much rules out Oct.

At the earliest id guess a dec date but I think that's rather unlikely.
b163o1  +   977d ago
R* needs no advertising

On a S/N a Dec. release date would crap on the everyones hoilday line ups
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Baka-akaB  +   977d ago
Except they do need and use advertising . Contrary to beliefs all of the massive juggernaut sellers do need and massively need marketing campaign to keep it fresh and in the general public mind
omi25p  +   977d ago | Well said

They dont need advertising. As soon as they show more footage of the game the media will get on it and start up a huge anti Grand Theft Auto campaign that will be all over the news.

So everyone will know about it.

Thats pretty much what happened with GTA IV.

They also release a picture of the logo and its trending on twitter. All over every electronic, Gaming and media magazine/Website/TV Show.

Grand Theft Auto is a game that advertises its self.
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tee_bag242  +   977d ago

"They dont need advertising. As soon as they show more footage of the game the media will get on it and start up a huge anti Grand Theft Auto campaign that will be all over the news."

What you've summed up is there is pretty much advertising.. more precisely it's intelligent PR. The kind I like.
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morganfell  +   976d ago
Anyone that thinks Rockstar would release a game in December doesn't understand the market, and they grossly overestimate Rockstar's arrogance, not to mention that of Take Two. Neither of those entities are stupid enough to release a title that isn't on the shelves by Black Friday in the US.

People can say, "But this is Grand Theft Auto" if they want but the fact is a great many people will have spent the majority of their Christmas funds by December 1st. It doesn't matter if the game is advertised to release after that date. Rockstar would be giving up considerable associated sales by not getting the game out prior to Nov 23.

Personally I do not see the game releasing at all this year but even more so I do not see it releasing in the month after Black Friday.
Dee_91  +   976d ago
FORGET logical reasoning
I WANT this to be the release date.
I HOPE it is
gatormatt80  +   976d ago
If, and this is a big if, GTA V comes out this year it will be in October. How you ask do I know this??? Well R*'s previous history with the GTA series says so. Since the PS2 era, and even including the PSP, almost every GTA has come out around Oct. 20 something. This excludes obviously GTA IV, which was originally scheduled to come out in Oct. before it got delayed till March.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   976d ago
It's coming out next year. That is the only thing that makes sense at this point.
Grap  +   977d ago
who the hell is zavvi????????? it's like saying grap"me" confirms the next PlayStation console
DARK WITNESS  +   977d ago
Zavvi use to be Virgin online stores before they got bought etc.

They are not exactly small.
stubbed_out  +   977d ago
Big in the UK
tee_bag242  +   976d ago
What he said.
I order a lot of my games from Savvi since it's cheap and suits my region. Plus I can't get many games in English in Japan.
ColinZeal  +   976d ago
Big in Europe i´d say. At least I order a lot of games from there to Sweden.
Pushagree  +   977d ago
Why does it say confirmed when it's a rumor? Got to love the shameless way websites get hits these days.
matgrowcott  +   977d ago
It has been confirmed by Zavvi that that isn't their place holder. While they're not exactly confirming the release date, they're confirming that that's what they've been told (by the people who are making the game) is the release date.

The title is fine if this story turns out to be true, which of course isn't always 100% certain.
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Baka-akaB  +   977d ago
It doesnt matter , stores are the last person i'd trust release info dates from .
matgrowcott  +   977d ago

The date isn't from a store, it's from the publisher. That's rather the point.
Awesome_Gamer  +   977d ago
Late December is my guess...

It's not january because that's a terrible month to release games because everybody spends thier money on christmas, and it's not february because TakeTwo's Bioshock will be released in that month, and it's not march either because that is too close to Bioshock's release date (Feb 26) and they won't meet thier expected revenue earnings (higher than IV's year, 2008) in less than a month before the fiscal year ends.
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fermcr  +   977d ago

It's coming out 32nd October 2012.
No. I'm thinking Feb 30, 2013.
DoomeDx  +   977d ago
Lots of people i know really think GTA V comes out this november.. Seriously though, we've only had 1 trailer, a couple of screenshots and thats it! we dont know anything about the gameplay

Im pretty much a 100% sure that the game comes out Q1 2013.
DA_SHREDDER  +   977d ago
I really hopes so, GTA is one of those games that I wouldn't mind waiting on as long as it makes for a spectacular game.
NBT91  +   977d ago
I think that even Q1 2013 is pushing it, I reckon its going to be around May, thus making it the biggest release of the summer next year.
KwietStorm  +   977d ago
We don't know anything about the gameplay? lol I suppose you wouldn't expect to see lots of guns and explosions without seeing a new COD trailer either?
DoomeDx  +   976d ago
^ Cod is a diffrent story.

What im saying is, we dont have any news about new gameplay features and stuff
WitWolfy  +   976d ago
Late April 2013 is my guess.. Seeing that GTA IV released later April back in 2008
unchartedxplorer  +   977d ago
You lack faith....
ReDDeaDDan  +   976d ago
I personally believe the date is correct, but they are assuming its this year, when in fact it is 2013. looking at the pics, can you honestly see an Xbox 360 running it? I'm going to have to gamble on it being a 720/ps4 release title. Imagine how well it would drive the initial sales of the next gen consoles!
matgrowcott  +   977d ago
If Zavvi really has confirmed that this isn't just a place holder (at least on behalf of the store), this is pretty huge news. I know Rockstar won't comment, but I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
Withdreday  +   977d ago
flappersack  +   977d ago
Not this again....

I'll believe a date when I see it on Rockstars site.
That's my thinking too. Wait for official info from R*. I didn't preorder Infamous 2 until Sucker Punch confirmed a release date. Same with AC3.
claud3  +   977d ago
Lies, no way that early. Rockstar said they need an extra 6 months to complete the game, so 2013 is the release year for gta v. If i am wrong, i am wrong
mafiahajeri  +   977d ago
Rockstar know how to play their cards if they announce it's out in november it'll be huge. Although that 3 months away I can see it happening
fantasygamer  +   977d ago
GTA4 released in like April I'm thinking they will go with another April release for GTA5.
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KwietStorm  +   977d ago
Except GTA IV was delayed from the previous Fall until April, right along with MGS4. Might have to take that into account.
Slysi  +   977d ago
My bet is 24th may 2013,no chance of this year
kingPoS  +   977d ago
March! 2013
Solans Scott  +   977d ago
Would be wonderful if true
simonrope  +   977d ago
Hardly confirmed. Stop with this shit.
nrvalleytime  +   977d ago
Completely agree. I keep waiting for the moderators to catch the title's error so it can be corrected.
InsaneGam3r  +   977d ago
i'm 64.73% sure that the game will come out this year
nik666uk  +   977d ago
Out in 12 weeks? Not a chance!! Rockstar normally announce the release date then delay it by around 6 months later on, so imo they'll announce a March 2013 release date later this year then delay it until August, September!
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seanpitt23  +   977d ago
well i jus got accused of bubbling myself up with using multiple accounts i mean Cmon please i have a life than trying to get more sodding bubbles on my account.

Right back to topic i would love it to come out on November but i know rockstar and there tendancy to delay games i think around about 80% of their games gets delayed and pushed back so with that in mind i think april/may next year but i hope not.
When gta5 is out of the way i hope they make a start on red dead redemption 2 on next gen systems.
matgrowcott  +   977d ago
While I'm not at all convinced it's coming out this year, if you're well aware of Rockstar's release habits/inability to release a game when they say they will, Rockstar will be aware of that as well.

If their way of marketing this game is by letting the hype build itself (something that I think it's fair to say has been hugely successful thus far), I'm sure they'll have taken all of that into account and will have doubled their efforts to hit the right release window.

So while I don't think this is proof the game is coming out this year, I don't think what Rockstar "usually" do is proof of much either.
Straightupbeastly  +   977d ago
My guess is March, 2013
Slatay  +   977d ago
can't... take it... any... longer! Just tell us already to end this constant steam of articles
barb_wire  +   977d ago
I can't see 'GTA V' releasing this year. Spring 2013 is a good bet.

Don't you think that 'GTA V' all but confirms that the PS4/Next Box won't be coming out until at least Holiday Season 2014 though? I just can't see Rockstar using assets for 'GTA V' for the PS3/360 if the PS4/Next Box were releasing next year. So, to me anyway, all but confirms the next gen consoles won't be out until late 2014.
-Jake  +   977d ago
As good as Rockstar are they will not release a game so close to Call of Duty which for years has won the #1 spot from November to December!

They will more than likely release around March-May 2013
Baka-akaB  +   977d ago
GTA got nothing to fear from COD actually . If Cod can't even hurt Assassin Creed that always release in the same ballpark period , GTA is fine .

But it's still unlikely and not a good idea
unchartedxplorer  +   976d ago
Only the cods after 2008 have sold more than gta iv. And 2008 was the year when gta iv was released. So my guess is that gta v will outsell cod again
PersonMan  +   977d ago
I'm so pumped for this game, but I doubt that Rockstar has told anyone outside of Rockstar what the release date is.
Wintersun616  +   977d ago
It's not confirmed until I hear it from R*.
Plagasx  +   977d ago
JAM_brz  +   977d ago
Rumors... I´m tired of it.
FunkMacNasty  +   977d ago
we've only seen one trailer, a handful of screenshots, there's no gameplay details, no official cover art has been released.. The "hype-train" is definitley chugging along, but the marketing train hasn't even left the station.

One of the things I think is the biggest giveaway that it wont come out in the fall: There are no pre-order incentives, and those are pretty much the norm these days as retailers compete for these sales.. Retail outlest are not dumb, and I'm willing to bet that Best Buy, Wal-Mart/Target, Amazon, Steam, Gamestop, Game, etc.. are all clamouring to have their own exclusive pre-order incentives for what is sure to be one of the biggest and best selling games this gen. "Pre-order at store-X today and unlock the exclusive Niko Bellic outfit!" Pre-order at store Z to get early access to the FIB Buffalo in your garage!"
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EazyC  +   977d ago
That would be crazy if it was true!
Kran  +   977d ago

they know as much as us
1nsaint  +   977d ago
Zavvi cant confirm shit, only rockstar can
Psychotica  +   977d ago
Sounds like a confirmed rumor..
Sketchy_Galore  +   977d ago
I know I might just be showing my ignorance here but, couldn't this be the reason pretty much every other game set to release around that time has been pushed back ?? Maybe they got some insider info that the next GTA was going to release sometime late this year and knew it was suicide to go up against it. I mean... It's an idea, right?? Please? Damn it, I just want to believe.
chukamachine  +   977d ago
I reckon 75% of sales are for 10 -15 year olds.
Zephol  +   977d ago
next year! never realese in november!!
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