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6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 stolen in armed robbery

by Steven Williamson on 7 November 2011, 11:25

Tags: Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI)

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Armed robbers in Paris have carried off a daring raid which has seen them bag 6,000 copies of Activision’s Modern Warfare 3.

Due for delivery at retailers ahead of launch day tomorrow, the robbery allegedly involved a fake car accident, tear gas and knives as the crooks walked away with games worth an estimated €400,000 .

The robbery comes after early copies of Modern Warfare 3 cropped up on eBay and were snapped up for huge sums of money, one person reportedly buying the game for $1725. With only one day to go until launch, gamers eager to ensure they get a copy are still paying over the odds, with some retailers on the auction site charging up to £54.99.

ASDA appears to be the cheapest place to pick up MW3, selling the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions for £38.87 and PC copies for £34.97. Don't get ripped off folks, there's only one more day to wait!


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Surely Ebay wouldn't allow the sale of illegitimately obtained goods…
i personaly wouldnt even play it if someone was to give it to me for free. stealing it? jesus thats lame. very lame. its only a bloody game ffs.
Hi,

available at your local open air Sunday Market soon :p

Mike.
I would love to meet the tool who paid £1700+ for a copy of the game…which will probably have the serial key deactivated anyways!

Some people shouldn't be allowed air…
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I would love to meet the tool who paid £1700+ for a copy of the game…which will probably have the serial key deactivated anyways!

Some people shouldn't be allowed air…

Probably some footballer or equally-rich fool with more money then sense!