Get GTA V 20 Percent Off at Toys R Us This Weekend

Get GTA V 20 Percent Off at Toys R Us This Weekend

GTAV discount

Get Rockstar's latest game, or practically any other, for a steal of a price through tomorrow.

If you've been holding off on picking up Grand Theft Auto V until it goes on sale, Toys R Us just did you a solid. Through tomorrow, Sept. 21, the retailer is offering a 20 percent off coupon good for just about any purchase, including video games. The coupon is valid in-store or online through using the code FRIENDS20 at checkout.

Granted, Rockstar doesn't need the sales help at this point, considering it broke $1 billion in sales in the same amount of time Toys R Us' sale is going on. Still, it's nice to get a price break especially so early in a big title's release.

The code is good for just about any toy or game in the store, so if committing crimes across Los Santos isn't your thing you can still cash it in to give hellspawn what-for in Diablo III, to bring Sam Fisher out of retirement in Splinter Cell: Blacklist or just round out your Star Wars action figure collection. The discount isn't valid for videogame hardware, though, so those of you hoping to maybe pick up a Vita or 3DS on the cheap are out of luck.

Source: Toys R Us via Polygon

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Seriously? Nobody sees the issue with selling GTA V in freaking Toys R Us? Why don't we just save Jack Thompson and Fox News the trouble and crucify ourselves now.

KeyMaster45:
Seriously? Nobody sees the issue with selling GTA V in freaking Toys R Us? Why don't we just save Jack Thompson and Fox News the trouble and crucify ourselves now.

I admit, I chuckled.

If I were buying this game for consoles, or any other game, actually, I'd probably consider taking advantage of this. But nope, my PS3 is currently unavailable and I've moved away from console gaming in general thanks to that.

(leaving)

"I don't want to blow up;
I'm a Guns-R-Us kid.
There's so many guns at Guns-R-Us,
That I can kill with.

From pocket switch blades,
to laser death rays,
It's the best gun store there is.

I don't want to blow up,
Because if I did,
I couldn't be a Guns-R-Us kid."

Stormwaltz:

KeyMaster45:
Seriously? Nobody sees the issue with selling GTA V in freaking Toys R Us?

I came here to ask that myself.

I'll third that... Toys R Us. Toys R Us. REALLY!? Why don't they just go ahead and put in a Hunting/Fishing and Adult Entertainment section in the TOY STORE while they're at it.

Is this going to be a shitty American promotion or does it recognise the world is bigger then america?

Heh... selling GTAV at a Toys R Us... That's like showing Inglorious Basterds on Disney Channel...

SanguiniusMagnificum:
Heh... selling GTAV at a Toys R Us... That's like showing Inglorious Basterds on Disney Channel...

Funny actually, some of Tarantino's movies were distributed through a Disney studio.

So tempted to get this, but I have so many games I haven't played already. I don't want to be one of those people that owns a lot of games from bundles and sales and has played almost none of them (too late). I'm barely into Yakuza 3, want to try Dark Souls, haven't even played Batman AC yet, and the Humble bundles and gog sales..... WHY DIDN'T THEY INVENT MORE HOURS FOR DAYS YET?! Where do I find the time.... ;_;

/firstworldproblems

...why the flying fuck is GTA V sold in Toys-Я-Us? It's another fucking controversy just waiting to happen.

Yeah, same general incredulity here. Cue ignorant soccer moms who think they're just buying something nice and wholesome for little Timmy's birthday...

I just - augh.

I'd like to sit down Toys R' Us' Purchasing director or however it is you call the guy who handles promotions and franchise-wide sales and just sit him down. Yes, there's a shit-load of cash to be made with this - but do you really want to be selling THAT in a place where four year-olds get their first pedal bikes?!

KeyMaster45:
Seriously? Nobody sees the issue with selling GTA V in freaking Toys R Us? Why don't we just save Jack Thompson and Fox News the trouble and crucify ourselves now.

This is basically what I opened up the comments section to say. Well put.

50 bucks for GTA5? FUCK YEAH TOYS R US!

btw. Hail Satan.

GTA5 in toys or us? Do I even need to explain why this is wrong? It's rated 18+ for gods sake, why is it being sold in a shop specifically designed for children!?

glider4:
GTA5 in toys or us? Do I even need to explain why this is wrong? It's rated 18+ for gods sake, why is it being sold in a shop specifically designed for children!?

Possibly because adults of the "nerd/gamer" culture do shop there as well... And either way since its not legal to sell those games to kids, its the parents responsibility to not buy the game for them. Also parents do play games. And the last idea, profit from sales is a good way for them to justify it.
Is it right? Define what is "right" because as long as the ESRB guideline is followed and the store doesn't sell to underage kids, then they have every right to sell it.
Again this boils down to the parents and their role, not the store's role in making sure the parents don't buy the game. Sure they could opt out of selling it, but they've chosen to leave the responsibility in the hands of the parents instead of not selling it at all. I do remember they also sell other M rated games.

amaranth_dru:

glider4:
GTA5 in toys or us? Do I even need to explain why this is wrong? It's rated 18+ for gods sake, why is it being sold in a shop specifically designed for children!?

Possibly because adults of the "nerd/gamer" culture do shop there as well... And either way since its not legal to sell those games to kids, its the parents responsibility to not buy the game for them. Also parents do play games. And the last idea, profit from sales is a good way for them to justify it.
Is it right? Define what is "right" because as long as the ESRB guideline is followed and the store doesn't sell to underage kids, then they have every right to sell it.
Again this boils down to the parents and their role, not the store's role in making sure the parents don't buy the game. Sure they could opt out of selling it, but they've chosen to leave the responsibility in the hands of the parents instead of not selling it at all. I do remember they also sell other M rated games.

I agree. But it's pretty messed up that it's being sold in a shop called "toys r us" in the first place. I'm pretty sure most parents will just assume that it's child friendly because of where are buying it and the last thing we need is more parents screaming "this video game is horrible and violent because games are toys and all that along with my other out of date beliefs." It's still the parents responsibility but seriously why toys r us?

Fairly sure GTA:V made $1bn in about 5 days, as opposed to 24 hours as this article implies.

amaranth_dru:
And either way since its not legal to sell those games to kids, its the parents responsibility to not buy the game for them. Also parents do play games. And the last idea, profit from sales is a good way for them to justify it.

ERM, it is legal to sell any content to any age except adult only pornographic content. The rating is only a suggestion That being said, most stores have internal rules that pretty much make suggestions into internal laws.

Me55enger:
Fairly sure GTA:V made $1bn in about 5 days, as opposed to 24 hours as this article implies.

3 days actually. They made over 600m on the launch day though.

glider4:

I agree. But it's pretty messed up that it's being sold in a shop called "toys r us" in the first place. I'm pretty sure most parents will just assume that it's child friendly because of where are buying it and the last thing we need is more parents screaming "this video game is horrible and violent because games are toys and all that along with my other out of date beliefs." It's still the parents responsibility but seriously why toys r us?

So an adult while going out to buy a toy to his child can see the game and buy it for himself while hes at the place. makes sense. sort of why supermarkets stock on stuff like camping equipment, people go by think "i need that anyway" and buy it at location. saves time, makes profit, everyones happy.
and if something like a shop name is enough for you to think things are kid-friendly you shouldn't be allowed to have children.

Why is it okay to sell replica guns as toys for kids but to sell a videogame in the same place is so horrible? Isnt Escapist agaisnt this insanity of "omg think of da kidz"? Lately you keep amazing me people.

Strazdas:
Why is it okay to sell replica guns as toys for kids but to sell a videogame in the same place is so horrible? Isnt Escapist agaisnt this insanity of "omg think of da kidz"? Lately you keep amazing me people.

I'm sure it's all because we're massive hypocrites and it has nothing to do with the fact that we're sick of controversy and are getting good at spotting one a mile away.

lacktheknack:

Strazdas:
Why is it okay to sell replica guns as toys for kids but to sell a videogame in the same place is so horrible? Isnt Escapist agaisnt this insanity of "omg think of da kidz"? Lately you keep amazing me people.

I'm sure it's all because we're massive hypocrites and it has nothing to do with the fact that we're sick of controversy and are getting good at spotting one a mile away.

Being hypocrites in order to avoid controversy is still being hypocrites.

 

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