Today is the day millions of serious gamers worldwide have been waiting for: the release of Grand Theft Auto V.
A 23-year-old London man became the first victim following the midnight launch of the popular video game.
The man, who stood in line for almost an hour, was on his way home in Colindale, North London, when he says he was attacked by a gang who were after one thing: his copy of Grand Theft Auto V.
“We were called at 1:20 a.m. to Princes Avenue, Colindale,” a Scotland Yard spokesman told the London Evening Standard. “A 23-year-old man was shopping, then on his way back home he was hit with a brick and stabbed. He was taken to a north London hospital where he is currently in a stable condition. We think he was attacked on Princes Avenue by multiple suspects although it is unclear how many at this stage.”
Grand Theft Auto V was released worldwide at midnight in one of the biggest video game launches ever, with fans lining up outside stores for days in order to secure a copy. Sales are expected to top $1 billion in the first month.