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    GTA V availability on launch day?

    I've got a gift card for GS which I intend to use towards the purchase of this game but I don't really care for pre-ordering as the bonus has no value to me, but I was wondering about the availability. Do you guys think my chances of not getting a copy on launch without pre-ordering are good?


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    Being one of the biggest releases of the year, I'm sure there will be PLENTY around. I don't see this selling out

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    Quote Originally Posted by daLa View Post
    I've got a gift card for GS which I intend to use towards the purchase of this game but I don't really care for pre-ordering as the bonus has no value to me, but I was wondering about the availability. Do you guys think my chances of not getting a copy on launch without pre-ordering are good?
    Forgive me for asking, but why not just pre-order? I've seen it posted before that people say they don't want to pre-order a game but have fears of having the game on release day.

    You aren't losing any money over it and even if by some chance you don't end up wanting that game, you can either move that money over to another pre-order or simply get it back in cash.

    Personally I always pre-order a game I want on launch day. Typically they have extra copies, but there have been a couple times that I've tried to pick up a non pre-ordered game only to have to run around to other GameStop's or even a BestBuy or Wal-Mart. It's nice to just have that piece of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttech10 View Post
    Forgive me for asking, but why not just pre-order? I've seen it posted before that people say they don't want to pre-order a game but have fears of having the game on release day.

    You aren't losing any money over it and even if by some chance you don't end up wanting that game, you can either move that money over to another pre-order or simply get it back in cash.

    Personally I always pre-order a game I want on launch day. Typically they have extra copies, but there have been a couple times that I've tried to pick up a non pre-ordered game only to have to run around to other GameStop's or even a BestBuy or Wal-Mart. It's nice to just have that piece of mind.
    It's ok, and the main reason I haven't did it is because I been kind of lazy to get myself down there and place a pre-order, that and the fact that I don't really care about the pre-order bonus. I wasn't going to pre-order Watch Dogs for PS4 and decided I'll just pick it up on launch day (if it truly is available on the 15th) but then I saw it had some nice pre-order bonuses I had to pre-order it. But thanks for the input, I'll just pre-order if I get a chance if not I'll just stop by and try my luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    Being one of the biggest releases of the year, I'm sure there will be PLENTY around. I don't see this selling out
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    Quote Originally Posted by daLa View Post
    I've got a gift card for GS which I intend to use towards the purchase of this game but I don't really care for pre-ordering as the bonus has no value to me, but I was wondering about the availability. Do you guys think my chances of not getting a copy on launch without pre-ordering are good?
    Even if you don't care about the bonus, you'd better pre-order it if you want the game within the first week from Gamestop.




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    I really don't see this selling out..i don't know if i've ever seen a game sold-out around where i live..unless its a not known game that gamestop has like 5-10 copies of...i've never seen Madden..or previous GTA's sold out...im sure you'll be fine

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    A game such as this wont sell out. Infact only games by NIS america, or Atlus - and a few others - seem to ever sell out, since they way under produce copies.

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    LOL, I like your style.
    Well my logic is that R* KNOW its like the biggest release of the year so of course they are going to have copies in large quantities.

    Though from my experience and my area barely anything ever sells out

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    Quote Originally Posted by daLa View Post
    It's ok, and the main reason I haven't did it is because I been kind of lazy to get myself down there and place a pre-order, that and the fact that I don't really care about the pre-order bonus. I wasn't going to pre-order Watch Dogs for PS4 and decided I'll just pick it up on launch day (if it truly is available on the 15th) but then I saw it had some nice pre-order bonuses I had to pre-order it. But thanks for the input, I'll just pre-order if I get a chance if not I'll just stop by and try my luck.
    Ah. No shame there, I've done the same with a couple games.

    I looked on Google and apparently many places still had GTA:IV copies after launch day, so you may be fine without a pre-order. I would still try and make it that day though, or even call the store and ask if you can come in at midnight and buy one without a pre-order.

    The main reason I have a pre-order down is because I won't be making it to the store possibly until 4-5pm on Tuesday and I can be paranoid about things.

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    They will most likely be sold out on GameStop unless you wait it out until the next day.







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    Quote Originally Posted by daLa View Post
    I've got a gift card for GS which I intend to use towards the purchase of this game but I don't really care for pre-ordering as the bonus has no value to me, but I was wondering about the availability. Do you guys think my chances of not getting a copy on launch without pre-ordering are good?
    Gamestop will sell out. Stores like Best Buy won't. Preorder if you want to make use of your gift card.

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    I mean In UK I have a friend at my local GAME store and he advised me to pre-order it because the amount of pre-orders thay are seeing has nearly already exceeded the amount of copies they are getting In

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    I preordered back in febuary instore with game.co.uk and got a text this morning saying that they dont have enough copies for release day and that I will have to wait for further stock.

    So much for preordering and paying the deposit fee to guarantee a copy for release day
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterritt View Post
    I preordered back in febuary instore with game.co.uk and got a text this morning saying that they dont have enough copies for release day and that I will have to wait for further stock.

    So much for preordering and paying the deposit fee to guarantee a copy for release day
    For real? That epically takes the piss! That's the whole point of a pre-order.

    I've got mine pre-ordered with GAME too. Haven't had anything from them apart from last week where they just said that message around that copies won't be sent out before September 16th.

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    Let me break it down, $170 million to make GTA V and on day one they will break even and that means they will make back
    $170 million on day one sales

    By the end of the week they could kick close to $340 million and by the end of sales they will make close if not bang on $1 billion in sales and a certain massive % goes to them for making the game

    And so the numbers do speak for you getting out and pre-ordering it if you can.. Because it will sell out insanely fast on day one and the whole week
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    The tesco near me says they usually get a lot of copies - bit advised me to turn up early to queue.

    Will be getting there at 10:30pm I reckon. Or is that too late?!
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    Ha, the disadvantages of living in a country full of gamers! I dont have to worry, I could walk in at sep 18th and therell be a dozen gtas left

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    Well it is great to see it is safe here. In the U.S i do not think so
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    I got an e-mail from Game this afternoon just listing my pre-order and what card it will charge to. I'm going to assume that that means they've now charged me for it and my copy will be sent out on the 16th. I hope.

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    Well i have mine all tucked up in a nice room on it's own.. Can not wait
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    I can easily snatch a copy from Fred Meyers since they very rarely sell any video games. But in your case, daLa, get the pre-order ASAP with that GameStop gift card or you might have to wait it out.







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