Target announced today that it’s taking GTA5 off their shelves in Australia following customer complaints.
In a statement on its website, the company claims to have made the decision following feedback from customers, “about the game’s depictions of violence against women”.
Explaining the move, which will affect Target Australia’s 300 stores around the country, general manager of corporate affairs, Jim Cooper, said, “We’ve been speaking to many customers over recent days about the game, and there is a significant level of concern about the game’s content.
“We’ve also had customer feedback in support of us selling the game, and we respect their perspective on the issue. However, we feel the decision to stop selling GTA5 is in line with the majority view of our customers.”