Earlier tonight, Target Australia took to their Facebook page to notify its fans that they have removed GTA V from their shelves, due to concerns that have been raised by a majority of its customers.
Buckled under peer pressure to remove a game that is legally allowed to be sold here. Wut!
Why is the majority of the customers? I am sure the people who have no issues with GTA V are way higher than the amount with the issues.
I have a feeling it's got something more to do than just customers complaining. Why was the game able to be sold for a whole year with no complaints or problems?
They probably had six people complain via Facebook, that's all it takes to get a product removed or a person fired from their job these days. If I go down to Target right now I guarantee you I'll be able to pick up a box set of The Sopranos or OZ and a copy of Hostel or Saw on DVD plus as many gruesome crime novels or horror books as I can carry. It's ridiculous, the other week there was an "outrage' over Aldi in Australia stocking a Roald Dahl book with the word slut in it, the book was pulled because people on Facebook threatened a boycott but then another lot screamed "Censorship!" and threatened to boycott if the book wasn't re stocked so it's back on sale.
Oh for fucks sake
Who buys games from Target Australia anyway?
Not many people, they just walk in and take all the extras content that Target don't remove from the boxes.
I occasionally do when they release the odd game or two for a cheap price. For instance COD AW was $64 for a while at release and the only retailer to match close to that was Jb for $79. Must be all the mothers that shop there who got this removed...
Most places will price match competition. I picked up GTA5 for $64 from EB games because Target had it out for $64. You just need to ask them to match it as they will not offer it to you.
Do they sell violent movies? Music?
They've stated that they'll be selling other R18+ games and movies but NOT GTA V. Weird.
Gotta be those feminist mothers who shop there...whelp. RIP
Morons. The funny thing is, my town didn't have a Target, but the next town over does, and it's a crime ridden cesspool. Irony.
Did Jack Thompson finally achieve his goal in Australia?!
"Target Australia took to their Facebook page to notify its fans" - A department store has fans??
Haven't you heard? Being huge fans of a company and defending/praising everything they do, no matter how silly or lauded in other instances, is REALLY big these days.
Fuck sake. Really?
heys guys, lets complain about COD to target so we can get it removed too. heck why not go down the list of every game. maybe in a month target will only have mario and just dance on the shelves. lol
Christ give me patience.
This is funny to me consider that I went to a Target (in the US) and used their trade-in program specifically so I could trade in my 360 copy for $30 off the next-gen copy. However, Australia is notorious for getting shafted when it comes to games like this.
What I don't get is, does Target as a whole approve decisions like this or was this independently done by the Target in Australia alone somehow?
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