No European retailer will ship Grand Theft Auto 5 prior to September 16,Simply Games has revealed to VideoGamer.com.

Responding to concerns of receiving Grand Theft Auto 5 in time for the September 17 release date, Simply Games sad:

"We can confirm 100% that we guarantee to ship your copy(s) of this game on Monday September 16th. Every online retailer in Europe will be shipping this game on that specific date - not any earlier."

The retailer added: "Over 95% of orders shipped using Royal Mail arrive the following day, so we fully expect your order to be with you on Tuesday 17th September - and no other online retailer will be able to improve on that!"

The retailer notes that "over 95% of orders shipped using Royal Mail arrive the following day".

Simply Games' confirmation follows GAME's message to customers earlier this week, stating it will not be shipping the game earlier than September 16.

GTA 5 launches on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17.

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