A man who picked up one of the first copies of Grand Theft Auto V when shops opened at midnight was stabbed and robbed of the game as he made his way home.
The man, 23, was attacked after he left a store in north London just an hour and twenty minutes after the notoriously violent video game went on sale.
He was hit with a brick, stabbed and stripped of his mobile phone, watch and his copy of GTA V near the supermarket.
The man is now recovering in the hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.
A Scotland Yard spokesman told The Independent: “We were called at 1:20 a.m. (local time) to Princes Avenue, Colindale. A 23-year-old man was shopping, then on his way back home he was hit with a brick and stabbed.