Man robbed, stabbed minutes after buying ‘Grand Theft Auto V’
A 23-year-old London gamer stood in line until midnight to buy "Grand Theft Auto V". Unfortunately minutes after his purchase he was stabbed, hit with a brick and robbed as he walked home with his new video game. The retailer, like many others worldwide had stayed open late to allow for the much hyped midnight release of the game.
Three suspects, aged 15, 16, and 18, were being held in custody, authorities said.
In New York, three men posed as police officers, including flashing a badge and driving a car with lights and a siren, to jump the line at the Staten Island Mall to get their hands on the "Grand Theft Auto," according to (actual) police. The men, two 19-year-olds and a 20-year-old, were arrested and charged with criminal impersonation for saying they were NYPD officers.
Perhaps these thieves don't realize that Grand Theft Auto V will become obsolete in just a few months. Next-generation technology being introduced as Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will not run games made for today's older consoles.
Rockstar Games (TTWO) reportedly spent $115 million developing Grand Theft Auto V and $150 million on marketing—and the game is expected to make almost six times that much in sales over the course of the first year.