GTA releasing 14th November, says Take 2's UK distributor

#1
The UK distributor for Take 2 is Exertis Gem, and they kindly publicly list all of the products they stock.

I've been keeping an eye on this one, and up until today it was marked as 'To Be Confirmed' (Google Cache)

It has now been updated to say 14th November. http://store.exertisgem.co.uk/product/?id=5026555416986

This ties in with Littlewoods adding a release date today (previous post) and that Australian company's leaflet saying 'November'.

On the basis Exertis Gem have no need to change from TBC to a specific date - I do not think this is a placeholder.

Update: listing has gone back to TBC, perhaps the ninjas came running. Image from before for reference, http://i.imgur.com/VUGMpNG.png
 
#4
November 14 happens to be a Friday too, and Fridays are typically when games release in the UK.

Think there's more than enough weight for this to stand on.
 
#21
Can one of you kids with twitter send a tweet or whatever to one of the rockstar team and just ask for a release date? Twitter is blocked here and I don't have a VPN at the moment.
 
#26
I've waited 20 months for GTA PS4. I can wait any amount of time now, but this is my Holiday PS4 game. My PS4 has turned grey from all the dust it has gathered. Thou shalt be saved.
 
#28
Such an annoying time to release. As much as I want this, I think I'd rather spend the money on an actual new game.
Indeed. Advanced Warfare looks good, Assassins Creed is due a week later, Dragon Age isnt far out, Far Cry, Project CARS, The Crew all hit in November and thats not including Octobers backlog of The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Driveclub.

As a collective industry, surely they must realise the prospective audience only has finite funds and its effectively risking their product to be bought on the second hand market months later?
 
#29
Can one of you kids with twitter send a tweet or whatever to one of the rockstar team and just ask for a release date? Twitter is blocked here and I don't have a VPN at the moment.
"We don't comment on rumours and speculation"

There, saved someone the effort
 
#30
Indeed. Advanced Warfare looks good, Assassins Creed is due a week later, Dragon Age isnt far out, Far Cry, Project CARS, The Crew all hit in November and thats not including Octobers backlog of The Evil Within, Alien Isolation, Driveclub.

As a collective industry, surely they must realise the prospective audience only has finite funds and its effectively risking their product to be bought on the second hand market months later?
You'd figure these people would recognize the stupidity of their release scheduling.

And I foresee Far Cry getting delayed to early December. Count on it.
 

BeforeU

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.
#35
Far Cry 3 came out December 4th and did well. I can't imagine a behemoth like GTAV struggling.
with the behemoth games like COD, AC and Halo. I think it will lose potential sales. If it was a new GTA then I would agree with you. But this is more than a year old game, with no marketing on additional content and stuff. For all we know its a graphical upgrade.

Why would a regular gamer spent 60$ on that and not on some new game. Nov 14 definitely sounds unbelievable.
 
#37
with the behemoth games like COD, AC and Halo. I think it will lose potential sales. If it was a new GTA then I would agree with you. But this is more than a year old game, with no marketing on additional content and stuff. For all we know its a graphical upgrade.

Why would a regular gamer spent 60$ on that and not on some new game. Nov 14 definitely sounds unbelievable.
Hahahaha, this is so off.
 
#40
with the behemoth games like COD, AC and Halo. I think it will lose potential sales. If it was a new GTA then I would agree with you. But this is more than a year old game, with no marketing on additional content and stuff. For all we know its a graphical upgrade.

Why would a regular gamer spent 60$ on that and not on some new game. Nov 14 definitely sounds unbelievable.
To be fair, FC3 went up against CoD and and AC in 2012 too. And Halo MC isn't a new game either.
 
#41
with the behemoth games like COD, AC and Halo. I think it will lose potential sales. If it was a new GTA then I would agree with you. But this is more than a year old game, with no marketing on additional content and stuff. For all we know its a graphical upgrade.

Why would a regular gamer spent 60$ on that and not on some new game. Nov 14 definitely sounds unbelievable.
Its GTA, man. GTA need fear no one.
 

Chamber

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#43
with the behemoth games like COD, AC and Halo. I think it will lose potential sales. If it was a new GTA then I would agree with you. But this is more than a year old game, with no marketing on additional content and stuff. For all we know its a graphical upgrade.

Why would a regular gamer spent 60$ on that and not on some new game. Nov 14 definitely sounds unbelievable.
...Nah. Other games lose sales to GTA, not the other way around.
 
#45
As a collective industry, surely they must realise the prospective audience only has finite funds and its effectively risking their product to be bought on the second hand market months later?
Especially when "months later" is equally packed. Subpar (imo) games like watchdogs are proof that you can shift copies in the early summer. I really hope the packed late 2014/early 2015 opens the eyes of the publishers.

On the bright side, the traditional drought has probably helped a ton of indie developers gain some well deserved recognition.