The release of Grand Theft Auto IV on the 29th of April is a large event, for both the industry and Rockstar Games, even though retail copies of the title shipped to stores earlier this week Rockstar Games has enforced a strict street date of the 29th of April.
This hasn't stopped local retailer DVDCrave from shipping out several copies of the title early, with a few lucky Aussies getting their hands on Grand Theft Auto IV today, five days ahead of schedule.
DVDCrave has addressed the error on their front page, making the following statement on their homepage:
|Due to a shipping error three of our customers might well have received their copies of GTA4 this morning...
Please appreciate that this was an error on our part and that DVDCrave is committed to abiding by the official world wide street date of Tuesday the 29th.
The release of this game is a huge event, so please hang in there until the 29th as you won't be disappointed!
Rockstar Games has also confirmed for us that only a few people got their hands on the title, but we think it's a little more than 3 customers, with several of our forum members confirming they've received the title in the mail today.
PALGN contacted DVDCrave for a comment, but they simply re-iterated the message posted on their home page with no further explanation.