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#1 tommyphat

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:23 PM

Noone believed it, but the stores are only getting what they pre-ordered, and other electronics stores are only getting a limited number each as well. This sucks!

#2 KAGE360

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:31 PM

i wouldnt believe it. i can promise you that anyone can find the game easily enough. it may be sold out here and there but its not a shortage unless its really HARD to find which it wont be.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:34 PM

My GameStop told me to preorder, saying I wouldn't be able to get it otherwise. Good thing I did.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:35 PM

Well I can't speak for the whole country, but I did not preorder, and just picked up one of 5 extra copies they had at my local EB.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:40 PM

yeah, my EB also said that of all the 26 copies that they are getting, 21 of them are pre-ordered, including mine.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:42 PM

Not the case with my local Gamestop.
I went there yesterday (the game releases today) and traded in PDZ for a reservation towards GRAW.
It looks like they have plenty of copies since I was able to reserve one at the last minute....

#7 Deftech

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:46 PM

When I called yesterday to see if it was in, he said they are getting 26 copies and 24 of those are preordered. 2 other EB's told me the same last week, but I cant see why theyd run such a limited # of them. Im sure you can walk into a store and nab one. They just love to get customers to rush into their store.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:47 PM

Yea, I got mine a couple of hours ago. I got there at the same time that ups delivered them in. The manager wasn't sure if I would be able to get one, so I had to wait until he counted them out for his pre-orders, and I ended up getting one of the 2 that he had left. I still don't htink it will be a shortage issue though. You might have to look around, but you should be able to find one.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:21 PM

QUOTE(Rubix42 @ Mar 8 2006, 11:42 AM) View Post

Well I can't speak for the whole country, but I did not preorder, and just picked up one of 5 extra copies they had at my local EB.


Well I hope they are for your friends and not resale. rolleyes.gif

QUOTE(miggidy @ Mar 8 2006, 11:49 AM) View Post

Not the case with my local Gamestop.
I went there yesterday (the game releases today) and traded in PDZ for a reservation towards GRAW.
It looks like they have plenty of copies since I was able to reserve one at the last minute....


Are you sure that means you will get one in the first shiptment?

Edited by esc1, 08 March 2006 - 06:23 PM.


#10 yakpimp

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:24 PM

I just walked in EB about an hour ago, and they have about 30 copies on the shelf. I got one without preordering


I just walked in EB about an hour ago, and they have about 30 copies on the shelf. I got one without preordering


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:31 PM

They must be limiting quantites because they know how many similtaneous players they can have on at a given time and don't want people complaing about lag...LOL ... just kidding... maybe they are following in MS footsteps with the launch itself... good call... dry.gif who knows why the industry does anything they do??? Media should be overwheled since they can press millions of discs with the blink of an eye....

Edited by sp3cialk, 08 March 2006 - 06:32 PM.


#12 Adam6

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:32 PM

If your in the UK check out here http://www.play.com/...60&title=659422

Its still in stock atm.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:36 PM

QUOTE(Deftech @ Mar 8 2006, 11:53 AM) View Post

When I called yesterday to see if it was in, he said they are getting 26 copies and 24 of those are preordered. 2 other EB's told me the same last week, but I cant see why theyd run such a limited # of them. Im sure you can walk into a store and nab one. They just love to get customers to rush into their store.


exactly, the reason that most places will push for you to pre-order it, is because then that guarantees them the sale.

like the posts have shown there isnt actual known "shortage" of the game, just the fact that its selling well.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:40 PM

I didn't pre-order, but I went to get mine at eb today. The chick working the counter told me that they only got 12 in, and that they are all for pre-orders. I said to her, "Look, I don't have time to dick around with you. Are you gonna sell me the game, yes or no?" She sold it to me. Those game stores must think everyone's a sucker.

QUOTE(esc1 @ Mar 8 2006, 12:28 PM) View Post
Well I hope they are for your friends and not resale. rolleyes.gif
Read that sentence again. Rubix42 bought one copy not five. rolleyes.gif


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 06:50 PM

I hate going to EB these days. Every time I walk in they ask me if I have any trade ins. And as Im purchasing something they always try to force me to pre order something. GUAH!!




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