Yeah, thanks for the clarification. I've got some serious thinking to do, though...
Ok, so the reason I said first print run copies is because historically, with past preorders that have items packaged in/with the game, you see a bunch on the shelf that are not preorders. Its the normal first shipment. Examples that come to mind: Mortal Kombat (sub-zero), LOTR: WITN.
If you look at the pages for both FF XIII-2 and SCV, both games say that the exclusive bonuses come packaged with the game and nothing about it being a pre-order only bonus. Both items state "while supplies last." Hope this helps to clarify.
Should I keep my FFXIII-2 CE BBY preorder for an ultimately useless book? Should I cancel it and get it at Amazon or Gamestop instead for DLC that (hopefully) might be available later (as an aside, I have it preordered at Amazon for $75.99 after 5% Quick Picks discount, so I'd be saving ~$9 buying from Amazon because of no tax)? If so, which preorder bonus(es) is/are better? I have credit at Amazon and GS (about $103 at each), and I was hoping to get the ME3 CE at GS for the bonus gun, but if I went with GS for the FFXIII-2 CE, I'd be inclined to get the ME3 CE elsewhere to save money, though I wouldn't get any bonus.
Edited by Vigilante, 15 January 2012 - 06:50 PM.
Added Amazon details