Typically, residents of Guam and other South Pacific islands are living in the past when it comes to some modern developments. Sometimes, however, they’re vastly ahead, like in the case of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The eagerly-anticipated first-person shooter from Activision doesn’t officially go on sale until tomorrow, November 8th – but as early as last week, gamers on the tiny American territory of Guam were able to walk into the local Kmart and grab a copy of MW3 off of the shelves, no questions asked.
…someone apparently tipped off the store’s staff, meaning the games have now been pulled from shelves, but not until many gamers had picked up the new title several days earlier than the rest of the world.
The manager of Guam Kmart declined to comment on the early sale of the game when questioned by local media, referring all inquiries to the company’s corporate offices in the United States. Due to the time differences (Guam is 18 hours ahead of Los Angeles), Kmart corporate was unable to respond.
It’s believed that those offices will be inundated with calls, however, as online reports emerge suggesting that assorted other Kmart stores also sold the game early, with a theory suggesting that the boxes containing the games included a note to release the game “immediately”.
Gamers in the region who weren’t able to get to Kmart last week won’t have to wait long for the game’s official launch, with the local Gamestop opening at midnight to sell copies of MW3 to islander night-owls.