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Gamestop wants you to play Playstation 3 games October 1st

A few days ago, Gamestop put thirty Playstation 3 games on its website for preorder.  Thirty of the titles claim availability on October 1st, 2006, with Metal Gear Solid 4 available December 1, 2006.  Unfortunately, after getting burned on a preorder XBOX 360 preorder, it will be a long time before I preorder something again from Gamestop. 


October 1st, 2006:

  • I-8
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins
  • Dark Sector
  • Devil May Cry 4
  • Dirty Harry
  • Dog Tag
  • Eyedentify
  • Fifth Phantom Saga
  • Fight Night Round 3
  • Formula 1
  • Gundam World
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Killing Day
  • Killzone 2
  • Metronome
  • MotorStorm
  • NioH
  • Possession
  • Project Delta
  • Psychopath
  • Scarface: The World is Yours
  • Spider Man 3
  • Stranglehold
  • Tekken
  • The Darkness
  • The Getaway 3
  • Theseis
  • Vision Gran Turismo
  • Warhawk

December 1st, 2006:

  • Metal Gear Solid 4

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Pre-order shortage was not caused by Gamestop
By AdamsJabbar on 2/5/2006 1:30:10 PM , Rating: 2
Microsoft was unable to supply enough Xbox 360s for the Gamestop pre-orders. Your comment about being burned by the pre-order is based on your lack of understanding of the reasons behind it.

By Kilim on 2/5/2006 2:36:10 PM , Rating: 4
Nope, Gamestop did keep on taking them far past what they should have. We called them "No E.T.A." pre-orders so we could get away with it. We just finished with our 129 preorders the other day. So now we sell them to walk-ins.

By CKDragon on 2/5/2006 3:52:16 PM , Rating: 3

Gamestop couldn't fill the brick and mortar pre-orders but they sure found enough stock to make sure they could sell plenty of their $1000 bundles online. THAT is purely Gamestop's greedy fault.

If you want to blame MS for the shortages at Best Buy/Walmart or somewhere that wasn't selling the huge bundles at a different venue, go right ahead.

btw, I'm honestly not certain if BB or Walmart were or were not involved in the online bundle selling, but the point stands, regardless.

By WileECoyote on 2/6/2006 10:45:09 AM , Rating: 2
The Game Stop in my area was selling Premium systems to walk-ins for $429 before all the preorders were filled

By Kilim on 2/6/2006 1:50:19 PM , Rating: 2
Um, I love to hear anyone slam Gamestop but I do think you are mistaken.

They may have done with pre-orders like my store is, or they sold the systems the customers did not pick up in 48 hours.

Nothing Special
By Kilim on 2/5/2006 2:42:31 PM , Rating: 4
Yes, I would not pre-order it from Gamestop. I should know, I work there. At the very least, I would not do so unless I am really early on the list. Gamestop likes to give its employees MASSIVE crap if they do not get a lot of reservations and pre-orders, so much so, employees are FIRED for low numbers. Even if they do good jobs otherwise.

So, in effect, the employees have a very valid reason to lie to you, since their job may be on the line if they do not perform.

RE: Nothing Special
By aLeoN on 2/5/2006 7:55:35 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah man, I got 0 and 0 today =(

What's funny is my circle of close friends all came to put their names on that PS3 list but I'm dead set on not getting either 360 or PS3 till both drop below $200. I thought about getting one to sell but I don't even want to bother with it.

I'd love to take preorders for the willing but if someone is undecided I won't even bother to sway them unless my boss was there ;) I've been here for too long, the pay is barely above minimum after 2 raises hence I don't even care if I'd get fired. I'd rather help people get what they want, not what the company wants them to get.

RE: Nothing Special
By Kilim on 2/6/2006 3:09:04 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, lol, I was 4 and 1 but it was a sunday so I had a lot of people. I also stopped caring and I am sticking it out until I finish college this year.

Gamestop seems to be in a serious money crunch and may go the way of the Wherehouse.

A whole armada of killer games!
By Clauzii on 2/5/2006 1:58:38 PM , Rating: 2
IF SONY can pull it off and really deliver the machione on time, and developers can get the games in line too, THIS is a list to have at launch! (360 anyone??)

By Clauzii on 2/5/2006 2:01:24 PM , Rating: 2
BTW: The article does not state anything about launch-titles - just the date the games are to be out!

By Nekrik on 2/7/2006 2:11:48 AM , Rating: 2
when will the XBOX versions be ready? I'll be through some of my 360 games in eight to ten months from now :).

Odd considering...
By Plasmoid on 2/5/2006 9:58:22 AM , Rating: 3
Metal Gear Solid 2 did not come out until a year and a half into the PS2... and Metal Gear Solid 4 has never been slated as a launch title or anything near it, im going to guess that its preorder info along with the rest is pure speculation (and speculation by badly informed marketing staff).

RE: Odd considering...
By MDme on 2/5/2006 12:35:25 PM , Rating: 2
gamestop informant is most likely sony :) hehe

By tuteja1986 on 2/5/2006 8:51:29 AM , Rating: 2
* I-8
* Condemned: Criminal Origins
* Devil May Cry 4
* Fight Night Round 3
* Formula 1
* Gundam World
* Killzone 2
* The Darkness
* Vision Gran Turismo
* Warhawk
* Metal Gear Solid 4

Its just sony hype crap so they can get people to buy it.

By nwrigley on 2/5/2006 12:27:49 PM , Rating: 2
Preorders are silly for this very reason. Why offer a preorder for something that you can't confirm when you will actually be able to get a copy in (if ever)?

By Xenoterranos on 2/5/2006 12:35:02 PM , Rating: 2
If this is any indication of what the PS3 launch titles will look like, then I'll wait. About the only games on there worth renting are gran turismo and killzone. But to each his own I guess.

What a shock
By ronster on 2/6/2006 4:09:07 AM , Rating: 2
Games retailer in 'completely made up release dates' shocker.

Next weeks story will be 'bear seen taking a s*** in the woods'

LOL !!
By kattanna on 2/7/2006 3:04:01 PM , Rating: 2
so whats next...start taking pre-orders on games the minute they are started or announced

or better yet.... pre-order a game that isnt even started yet...

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