GAMING BLEND

GTA 5 Sells Out On Amazon UK

By William Usher 2013-09-15 11:23:22 discussion comments
Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V has been burning up the net-waves recently thanks to it being the absolute biggest game of the seventh generation of gaming. It would take several pages just to list all the content jam packed into this next-gen worthy title. Well, the game has now reached a fever-pitch because it's all sold out in pre-orders over on Amazon.

According to Videogamer.com, GTA V is all gone on the e-tailer's website. As noted on Amazon UK...
"due to high demand, orders placed for Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360) from September 13 will be shipped as soon as we receive inventory".

You know the executives at Take-Two are probably falling over in their leather chairs, salivating at the mouth and rolling around in their own money, knowing that soon it will be your money they'll be rolling around in. Being sold-out in pre-orders is nothing short of a good sign.

If you're a cowboy hat-wearing American you need not worry because Amazon still has some stock left in their inventory for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Now if you're a PS3 gamer you don't need to worry about waiting for a disc to arrive to your doorstep. As noted in our earlier piece about the launch day options for GTA V, the time frame for the pre-loads have been moved up for Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 3. You cried and Rockstar listened.

This means that if you're over in Europe you can start pre-loading the game right now. Given the massive 16gb file size, I hazard that the game will probably take you a couple of days to download if you have to share bandwidth with family, friends or roommates, unless you're one of those fiber optic junkies. Forbes' Paul Tassi even weighs on the pros and cons of the digital route, but if you're alone, have the bandwidth to spare and can't contain your excitement, you might be able to start downloading now in time to finish to start playing Tuesday morning or late Monday night, but you'll need to truck that connection like you were hauling coke across the Texas border.

One of the big concerns about GTA V, however, has been with the game's performance. As evidenced in the leaked video for the Xbox 360, the game ran into some obvious hiccups when it came to streaming, loading, caching and generally trying to hold up to Rockstar's mammoth standard set within the fictional game world of Los Santos.

While rumors of a next-gen version of GTA V keeps looming overhead, for now you'll have to settle for the current-gen release, which is set to take off at retail this Tuesday.


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