capcom, amazon, gamestop, best buy, newegg, buy, frys, walmart, kmart, heck even deep discount has it. Its still available at all of those stores right now.
Thanks for answering my question, but Deep Discount I wouldn't touch w/a 10-foot pole, Fry's doesn't exist in the Midwest (minus Indy) or East Coast, and buy.com isn't trustworthy either IMO. I imagine BB, WM, and KMart will have it be an online-only item, but I could be wrong about BB.
If KMart actually carries it in-store, just watch it like a hawk and see if it drops, but remember how hard it was for Josh to get KMart to drop the price on CE's, and that's when KMart gave a damn about games. My local WM still has Uncharted 3 CE for $100, and JUST NOW in the last 2 months dropped the MK 9 CE to the low, low price of $60, when you can have the complete edition for $40. Your only bet to get this cheap at retail is to find a BB/GS that gets an extra and watch it weekly to see if it remains in stock and wait for a MSRP drop that will surely bring this thread back up and make me look like an idiot.
I just don't see Capcom overproducing this set like the Halo 3/Reach Legendary's, Gears 3 Epic, KZ 3 Helgast, Skyrim CE, etc. I still remember people selling the $150 TE sticks for $300 plus when it came out b/c MadCatz couldn't produce enough. Yes that was a different time, but I just think this is going to be harder to find than others are thinking, at least at brick and mortar.
If BB carries it, I might be wrong but I haven't seen any MP 3 CE in any local STL BB's even before the price drop, and I got the only SW: TOR CE in STL BB on the day it dropped to $20. The stories I read in that thread about pallets of the SW CE being at their local BB just don't exist in STL. Hell all of our stores minus 1 are sold out of Witcher 2 b/c of it's $30 off coupon. Also all of our stores sold out in less than 12 hours of NFS: The Run when it was $5. If you don't get a BB deal day 1 or within the first 12 hours in STL, then you missed your shot.
I can understand being frugal as while I own many of the mass produced CE of this gen I didn't pay full price for the mass produced ones (only ones I did pay full retail were ME 1-3 CE, AC 2/3 CE, and Alan Wake [granted paid mostly w/TIC at Gamestop outside of the online only ME 1 CE] with my only regrets being the AC CE's) but for once Capcom has produced something that is truly worthy of the title CE and is a HELL of a lot better value than the sold out nationwide $150 CE of Borderlands 2, which is an absolute joke.
That thing is just as overpriced as any of the mass produced CE and it's almost nothing but DIGITAL items (ooh an artbook, bobblehead, and Steelbook tin but not even a soundtrack?!) but that's ok b/c it's Gearbox but Capcom includes a ton of DLC that isn't on the disks and it's got everyone upset and saying they're not going to buy it until it hits the bargain bin. Yes I would rather have the SF 4/SF x Tekken stuff be on disk and get a disk for SSF2THDR/SF 3 TS but that's not going to make or break the collection for me. Myself and many long-time fans are buying this mainly for the soundtracks/animes included. The games/Ryu statue/belt are just icing on the cake.
Capcom deserves flack for a lot of stuff, hell I've chewed them a new one many a time on Checkmate Arcade, but for once they've done something right and people don't want to give them credit b/c it's Capcom. Just like John Cena tonight gave one of the best promos he's ever done with a crowd that hated him and with knowing Hall of Fame wrestler/announcer Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack mid-show and was fighting for his life in a Montreal hospital but still hit it out of the park and people will still hate Cena b/c he's Cena.
If this actually hits $60 at retail pull this thread back up and I'll eat crow, but I just don't think it's going to happen. While fighting games are legit back, they don't sell like the bro games outside of NYC and California. My local GS wasn't doing a midnight launch tonight for TTT 2, it was for the 100 plus preorders they had for NHL 13, with the manager defying his DM by having it b/c he's a Blues season ticket holder and he wanted to enjoy being around fellow hockey fans at a time when hockey may have finally dug its own grave (2nd lockout in less than 5 years incoming.)