UK retailers admit struggle to cope with GTA IV demand
- Posted April 8th, 2008 at 11:25 EDT by Michael Harradence
A number of the United Kingdom’s biggest retailers have conceded that they will likely to struggle to meet demand for the launch of Rockstar’s highly anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV on April 29.
Consumers who have pre-ordered the limited edition version of the upcoming crime romp are still promised that their orders will arrive on day on; however, those who wish to procure a copy of the standard release may not receive their copies on launch day.
GAME commented on its website: "We cannot guarantee delivery on the day of release for orders placed on or after the 7th of April," adding, "we are currently sold out of this item. All orders will be dispatched on a first come, first served basis."
Elsewhere, Gamestation stated, "due to unprecedented demand for the standard editions of Grand Theft Auto IV, we are no longer taking pre-orders for this version."
Due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, GTA IV is expected to be one of the year’s biggest selling titles on any format, with some analysts predicting sales of six million in its first week alone.
Stay tuned for our review later this month.