Man stabbed and robbed of GTA V shortly after launch

A 23-year-old man from London was stabbed as he made his way home from the midnight launch of Grand Theft Auto V.

Robbers stole his copy of the game, a watch and a mobile phone as the man made his way home from ASDA in the early hours of yesterday morning.

“We were called at 1.20am to Princes Avenue, Colindale. A 23-year-old man was shopping, then on his way back home he was hit with a brick and stabbed,’ said a Scotland Yard spokesman, who confirmed that the man was taken to a local hospital and was in a stable condition.

Stores across the country opened their doors at midnight on September 17 to allow eager GTA fans to pick up the latest title from Rockstar Games. The mature-rated title has been rated highly by reviewers, scoring the highest aggregate review score on Metacritic and putting it on par with the previous game, Grand Theft Auto IV.

GTA V is expected to net Rockstar approximately $1 billion in revenue and cost over £170 million to develop.

Source: Express & Star newspaper

A gamer since the days of the ZX Spectrum, Steven Williamson now works as General Manager for PSU. He's supposed to be managing, but if you're reading this, it means he's dipped into editorial again. Follow @steven_gamer
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