ONLINE SELLER Amazon broke the delivery embargo on Rockstar's console game Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) and sent it to people in advance of the release date.
The game was supposed to go on sale today at midnight, however some people got their copies as early as Saturday, according to the BBC.
Amazon has admitted that it shipped some copies of the game in advance of the release date.
"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," an Amazon spokesman told the BBC.
According to the BBC the high street store CEX also sold copies of the game early. It spoke with shop workers who said that copies of the game were sold for more than £70, or about £30 over the retail price.
Rockstar has not commented on the news of the early sales, we suspect it is too busy watching a graph marked "Sales", but it has lamented similar events in the past.
When the details of the music in the game leaked, Rockstar said it was disappointed and called on loyal fans to play fair.
"As you can imagine, we are deeply disappointed by leaks and spoilers being spread in advance of the game's launch," Rockstar said. "GTA V represents years of hard work by many people across the world."
The leak came via Sony that time, and the Japanese firm was contrite enough in its response.
"Regrettably, some people who downloaded the digital pre-order of Grand Theft Auto V through the Playstation Store in Europe were able to access certain GTA V assets. These assets were posted online. We have since removed the digital pre-order file from the Playstation Store in Europe," said Sony.
"We sincerely apologize to Rockstar and GTA fans across the world who were exposed to the spoiler content. GTA V is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year with a very passionate following." µ
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