Black Market Rejoices: Over 1 Million Dollars in MW3 Games Stolen

on November 7, 2011 2:30 PM

You read that right: a truck travelling on the south side of Paris collided with a car. Two men then came out using tear gas, and ran away with the content of the truck.

An estimated six thousand copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were stolen as a result of the truck heist, which amount to more than 400,000 euros. That’s around 550,000 dollars.

Adding to this crazy amount of cash, another truck was also heisted near Mantes-la-Jolie, around Paris. The total loss apparently amounts to 780,000 euros. More than 1 million dollars. I think I can hear angry screams coming from Activision’s HQ. That’s what is called “a sh*t ton of money” within the industry.

The company did say that early players of the game, that is people who start it before the official release date, will get their account banned. You have been warned.

[CVG and leParisien]

 /  Staff Writer
Isshak started gaming with the NES, and has owned almost every console since then. He was born in Togo, grew up in Benin, studied in the US and now goes to college in France! You don't get more international than that, and his weird cultural background is reflected in his favorite games, which range from Final Fantasy to Bit Trip Runner to Dead Space to Deus Ex!