Originally Posted by io
Yeah, they should hold the preorder for 2 days. But with something as hot as this, there's always a chance it could get released just a bit earlier by mistake.
When Diablo III came out, the guys at my local Gamestop were chomping at the bit to sell my Collector's Edition to somebody else. It was sitting on the shelf on display behind the counter with my receipt taped to it, versus in a case or under a register.
When I asked them about it, they said, "Well, we weren't sure if you were going to come in and claim it." This was the day of release. I'm sorry if I'm just not cool enough to come to your midnight release, bro.
My advice: pick it up the day of, or at least call the GameStop and let them know you're coming the next day. Have them tape a note to it that says, "DO NOT SELL" or some such. I don't know. I feel like they're not going to try very hard to keep it there for you.