Activision suffered an early set back as six-thousand sealed copies of Modern Warfare 3 were stolen Saturday just a few days before the November, shop 8, 2011 midnight release. Some copies appear to have surfaced on the online auctioneer ebay.
According to TF1 News:
“Two individuals armed with tear gas and knives, Saturday morning in Val de Marne, stole a vehicle containing around $552,000(400,000 euros) of video games.”
A source close to the investigation said:
“Around 8 A.M. two people, after leaving a vehicle to establish a fact, were tear-gassed by two other individuals who then occupied the van carrying the video game copies and fled”