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The Last of Us (PS3) Survival Edition, Post-Pandemic Edition coming May 7th


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#61 Tarskidx

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:14 AM

Holy crap thank you all so much for this post!

I know everyone hates the MSRP announcement posts on different game editions being on the video game deals page, but this post really helped. I just called my friend at my Gamestop and he just ordered a Pandemic Edition for me before the register closed at 9PM. I couldn't even get to the store before it closed and he took care of me over the phone. He did not even hear about this specific edition and it flew under the radar with no promotional store material or corporate emails. I told him it already sold out online and he did some research to verify. I believe this may be the quickest sellout of a collector's edition pre-order window as Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Edition had about a one week pre-order window. I know some were available after the game was released, but you were not able to pre-order any more. This edition had like a 1 or 2 day window at best as I was on Gamestop on Monday and did not see this. My friend believes that the stores may not take any pre-orders after tonight just as some people on this forum speculated. Thank you as I believe that I truly got a rare find here.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

Wow, this is crazy, for a new ip . THis sure went fast, i remember seeing the announcement just yesterday

#63 Tarskidx

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

If it gets closer to the launch and the game gets bad reviews, I can always cancel, but it is better to have that option now. I am not trying to compare, but I just remember the original Dead Space Ultra Edition and I did not jump on it because it was a new IP. I regret that as much as not buying a couple copies of The Walking Dead issue #1 that I had a chance to do back in the day. LOL

Seeing that this game is from highly respected Naughty Dog, I think I can feel safe on investing in this rare edition of the game. Hopefully this will be more on the coveted side of Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter and not Uncharted 3 CE for my collection.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:49 AM

If you want this you better go order in store now. It will be cut off probably by tomorrow morning. I called and pre-orders are still open as of now. Maybe the talk of the statue being worth $200 was true. That's the only reason I see for them making it this limited.


I doubt GS would sell something that they're losing money on... $200 might have been the retail price if the statue was sold through that company's website, but I doubt it cost more than $50 to make.

I'd imagine that stores will probably have it for a few more days before they're cut off though. That's often the case with pre-orders that sell out.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:50 AM

Thanks OP LazyTriangle for putting this on the radar for CAGers to get before anyone else.:twisted:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:01 AM

I found this.

http://www.playstati...-usa-exclusive/

The fact that this edition is exclusive to GameStop is only because the edition is so limited in quantity that we weren’t able to offer them to our other retail partners as well.

Here is the game exclusive Ellie version. I have a feeling this will sell out as well.

http://www.game.co.u...: Ellie Edition

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#67 Vinny

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

I found this.

http://www.playstati...-usa-exclusive/

The fact that this edition is exclusive to GameStop is only because the edition is so limited in quantity that we weren’t able to offer them to our other retail partners as well.

Here is the game exclusive Ellie version. I have a feeling this will sell out as well.

http://www.game.co.u...: Ellie Edition


Oh snap. I'm hope my pre-order gets filled then.

Those look really nice... but that Ellie Edition comes in at $100.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:23 AM

I found this.

Here is the game exclusive Ellie version. I have a feeling this will sell out as well.

http://www.game.co.u...: Ellie Edition


I actually like the Ellie edition better than the other two, hope those of us in NA get this as well

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:03 AM

Gamestop.com doesn't charge you on pre-orders. No pending charge either.


Really? I wish I knew that before. A few have already popped up on eBay for almost double the price of course. I'm going to try my luck tomorrow but I have a feeling this might turn out to be like the Loot Chest Edition for me again. Damn.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:09 AM

I wish we could find out how many of the post-pandemic edition they are producing. Will gamestop restock.......hmmmmmm?

#71 winterlane

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

I'd imagine that stores will probably have it for a few more days before they're cut off though. That's often the case with pre-orders that sell out.


I can't remember a time when GS cut off online pre-orders but continued to take pre-orders in their stores. Occasionally it's the other way around where the stores sell out and online continues for a few days, but typically once GS.com stops, that's it for pre-orders. I really hope you're right though because I would have never expected it to go this fast.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

I was just in a GS tonight preordering the Survival Edition! They seemed to the think the other edition was better. I'll go by in the morning and see what's up. Too funny it sells out, and I was actually in the store!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:33 AM

I can't remember a time when GS cut off online pre-orders but continued to take pre-orders in their stores. Occasionally it's the other way around where the stores sell out and online continues for a few days, but typically once GS.com stops, that's it for pre-orders. I really hope you're right though because I would have never expected it to go this fast.


I might be confusing myself on this, but I think Fire Emblem Awakening sold out online on the 21st and my store took pre-orders until yesterday 22nd... according to what I found out today, while I was there.

But now that I think about it, you're probably right. These stores are so cramped that they probably wouldn't have room for this... makes sense that they'd keep a larger allocation for online (meaning stores would sell out first).

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

I just got back from preordering two more Post-Pandemic Edition with my friend who also got two more. The employees were also surprised that the online store is sold out.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:45 AM

Fuck me. I was just in store earlier tonight to finally pick up my Ni No Kuni and was asked if I wanted to pre-order. Guess I know where I am going when they open tomorrow. Hopefully they didn't cut this off in store or I will be pissed

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#77 GBAstar

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

LOL @ the poster who compared the supply/demand to Ninja Gaiden


Edit: But on another note I'm curious as to why certain CE's sell out so quickly after being announced. It is very likely that most of the gaming population weren't even aware this was up for preorder so I would have to guess that a small percentage of people go around gobbling up the allotment.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

There are normally no limits to how many CEs you pre-order in store as long as you put down the $25 for the CE or $50 for the new consoles. In the times they do restrict the numbers, you can just go to the next store as they run independently from one another in regards to pre-orders. Online they usually limit these to two per order, but they don't pre-charge your card so that works to your advantage. You could also bypass this and have a second address or use a friend or loved ones address for another order. However, if they do not set a limit to how many you can pre-order online, then everyone would just order as many as they want with not a care in the world and exhaust all of GS or Amazon's inventory. Then the people could simply not pick up and those CEs could have gone to someone that really did want the CE.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

from the look of it, the surivial edition is the one that is going to end up in the clearance bin for $30 or less. If preorder for the post-pandemic edition had really stopped. LOL

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

from the look of it, the surivial edition is the one that is going to end up in the clearance bin for $30 or less. If preorder for the post-pandemic edition had really stopped. LOL


:roll: It's just not going to happen. Last Of Us. Steelbook. 170+ page hardcover full size artbook. For $20 more than the standard edition. Buy it while you can if you have any interest would be my advice.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

:roll: It's just not going to happen. Last Of Us. Steelbook. 170+ page hardcover full size artbook. For $20 more than the standard edition. Buy it while you can if you have any interest would be my advice.


i will wait for that $30 in the clearance sale, lol

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

i will wait for that $30 in the clearance sale, lol


Well just for you I hope you're right so you can get it for $30. I don't think it'll happen. At all. In fact if you find it for $30 show me a receipt and I'll pay you back for it so you get it free.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

If I pre-order it online, do I still get charged $25 for the pre order?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

Well just for you I hope you're right so you can get it for $30. I don't think it'll happen. At all. In fact if you find it for $30 show me a receipt and I'll pay you back for it so you get it free.


Yeah well I plan on getting the Pandemic version for $30 on clearance....



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Yeah well I plan on getting the Pandemic version for $30 on clearance....



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you do realize i was talking about the surivial edition, right?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

For those interested, I just called my buddy at Gamestop and he did say that the Pandemic Edition is still available to pre-order today in store , but he cannot guarantee after today since it is sold out online. So get it if you are on the fence as you can always cancel later as it will be the rarest copy of this game at any retailer including the UK and we also get the Survival DLC that is exclusive at Gamestop.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

For those interested, I just called my buddy at Gamestop and he did say that the Pandemic Edition is still available to pre-order today in store , but he cannot guarantee after today since it is sold out online. So get it if you are on the fence as you can always cancel later as it will be the rarest copy of this game at any retailer including the UK and we also get the Survival DLC that is exclusive at Gamestop.


the deposit is $25 for it , right?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Yes. It is $25 in store and it is a much better investment as far as a downpayment on a rare item than those people that were dropping $20 on a COD BLOPS PS Vita bundle from a shady seller on eBay that was located in China on the "off" chance he came through. LOL

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Yes. It is $25 in store and it is a much better investment as far as a downpayment on a rare item than those people that were dropping $20 on a COD BLOPS PS Vita bundle from a shady seller on eBay that was located in China on the "off" chance he came through. LOL


LOL, i saw the thread. the pics some1 posted was hiliarious. i got a good amount of gamestop store credit to use anyway.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

Is the survival version going to be available at Amazon?

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