PlayStationBeyond has written about the possibility of Tesco breaking the Grand Theft Auto IV street date as found in the latest Tesco Clubcard leaflet…
If this is true, tesco have my money. They usually sell new releases at about £40 ish too!
There's a few places that say it's out on the 25th, bet there just trying to get more sales
Just got off the phone to tescos (store NOT website), here follows the convo:
"Hi, just a enquiry for the release date of Grand Theft Auto 4 on the PS3"
"It says here its the 24th, but I'll just check that" *taps away on keyboard* "Oh it seems to have been moved to the 29th, So we'll probably get them in on the 28th and we wont be able to sell them until the 29th"
"Ok, thanks very much *mutters profanity under my breath*"
So I guess it was a typo. Ahh well I'll guess I'll stick with my preorder for the midnight launch at blockbusters.
Saves me losing my depost too.
if ANY store sells this game before launch day i will be soooo frekin pleased!!! seriously i have been waiting for this game for what seems an eternity!!!!
I hope GAME sends me my copy a day early like what they did with UT. But if this is true, it'll probably be too late for me to cancel my pre-order.
Every game i've pre-ordered with GAME.CO.UK has come the day before its release (i've pre-ordered about 10 games with them).
Ah, good old Tesco. The Wallmart of the UK.
Tesco is better than walmart by a long shot. (i've lived in US and UK I should know!)
Asda is technically the Walmart of the UK because they are the same company. (I presume you probably meant their dominance over other supermarket chains though)
Hopefully it's true, as I already have my preorder with them :)
if this is true and if i have time im canceling my pre-order and getting it from tescos 4 days early!
What is the UK release date? Is it the same as the states? Seems wierd as we usually get our games on the Friday not the Tuesday. This would net you the game a week early. For those that have a GAME Pre-order as long as the game isn't opened they will give you a refund so just take it back or from what I rememeber, GAME don't actually ask for a deposit do they so you could just get from Tescos and ignore GAME altogether.
Must be a typo.
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i really doubt this is true, probably just a silly mistake, rockstar wouldn't let them get away with that!
I too doubt Tesco will actually do this. I remember the trouble Argos got in releasing Halo 3 early for pre-orders, actually triggered a response by Microsoft.
I got mine for £35 from amazon. So i think ATM I'll wait the extra 4 days.
i just checked the tesco website and can't find the game listed anywhere, it must be a mistake on the leaflet.
Probably the day it arrives at the store - but their inventory system does not factor in the giant pink sticker on the box that says "Sell on April 29th."
Having said that, I bet there will be broken release date somewhere. In US, I bet on Sears. They did that 4-5 days early with GHIII and seemed to get away with it just fine. I'm pretty sure it was done intentionally, as their weekend newspaper ad said it right on the front page.
it all depends if a retailer gets his copy directly from take2 or if he buys them off a resaler. If you buy software directly from the dev, you sign a streetdate, and with breaking it you pay a fine. But not if you got your copys from a resaler, that way i get my gta on the 25th too, since my gamestore (where i gt the game) is not bound to a street date so he will sell whenever he gets the copys, and with such immense units send out by take2 its mostlikly they arrive there before the weekend couse it would be damn hard for the logistic to send out 10-15 million gta's on mondays so they are on each store by thursday
one of our clan sponsors has a shop and he normally sends us the games as soon as he gets them in, so i may get the game a week early depending on when he gets them in. I still have a special edition ordered from Virgin as well.
not long to go now...
hehe likewise i ordered the special edition regularly so i get it whenever its shipped but i also going to get my day one normal version, im so addicted to gta :D
...paying the penalties that come with it. Breaking the street date on such a blockbuster will cost them more money than they can possibly make off the games. Stupid.
well im picking my copy on 25th too at my local gamedealer :)
well 25th is a friday and most games come out on fridays. so it could be right
i get mine on the 26 from gameseeks
gta is an exception when a game of this profile comes out they tend to clear all the other releases right out of its way...
it is a log time ago now, but i am sure they did the same with Sanandreas.
Every little helps
tesco.com still shows the 29th as a release date. See
If they do release it early, I suspect it'll be in store only, and not necessarily all of them.
On a purely business/marketing basis though it would make sense for them to spread those rumors, be they real or not: the more go check it out, the more customers they attract. Given that they tend to sell new releases at quite a high price, I don't think they stand to lose that much. Money is money after all.
I think I might just go see for myself actually!
probably (read: most likely) a typo, remember the practically free xbox 360's ?
it would be great, id cancel my preorder with game anyway. i highly doubt it though. i remember travelling all around bradford at night to find a copy of San Andreas, i went to Morrisons, Tesco, and none had it. but i got to asda and got the very last one.
always wanting what the customers do its an example all retailers should follow. i applaud you tesco, sticking it to the man like that!
I can just imagine the hell anyone working at a store that'll sell this game will go through for the final week before gta iv. Hey, maybe if we bother a certain retailer enough *cough* gamestop *cough* ebgames *cough* they might just give in and release it on Friday when most if not all their retailers will have the game. Then all the retailers would have to follow suit. Besides in the end it benefits everyone since we can play the game on the weekend and they won't have to worry about the wave of sick days to come that week. And as for sales, I'm pretty sure it's alot better to release it right when most people get paid rather then after the weekend.
ive preordered my copy of GTA IV from tesco.com and there is this thing to check the status of your order... and mine says: "status: not yet dispatched. Estimated dispatch date: Tuesday 29 April 2008" i really wish the 25th thing was true... i cant wait for this game!!
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