Sold out at every store here

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#1 Edited by MetalMoog (908 posts) -

This game is currently harder to find than a bag of Diamonds here in Edmonton. Went to Best Buy, Future Shop, London Drugs, Superstore, EB Games,  HMV & Wal-Mart last night looking for this game and every single store was either sold out, or didn't order any copies in according to the guy at Superstore.
 
Surely this game hasn't sold better than everything else that's come out this year, I can only think that none of these retailers ordered any copies above and beyond any pre-orders they had, because I didn't even see space for this title on any of the shelves except for Future Shop, EB & Best Buy.

#2 Posted by Crono11 (1651 posts) -

I work in the electronics section at Wal-Mart and we just didn't get any copies for the 360.

#3 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

I had the local Gamestop tell me 'No, you can't pre-order it anymore' last Friday. Amazon got me covered though.

#4 Posted by sirdesmond (1256 posts) -

I had the same problem last night here in Indianapolis. I went to The Exchange (a smaller chain of Gamestop-like stores), Best Buy, and Gamestop, all of which were entirely sold out on 360 with only like 2 copies for PS3 total across all the stores. I ended up finding two copies at an FYE inside a mall. When was the last time anyone ever shopped at an FYE? I honestly don't think I ever have, but they prove themselves more useful than Gamestop, which isn't really saying much.

#5 Posted by CenturionCajun (1461 posts) -

My Gamestop store got around a hundred copies. By the time I closed last night we were down to around ten between the 360 and PS3. At least in my area the game is selling insanely well. I'm going to be interested to see if they ordered enough to resupply us or if it will end up like Deus Ex where the game is just impossible to find.

#6 Posted by mazik765 (2316 posts) -

I'm in Kingston, Ontario and I bought it just on a whim when I went to pick up my preorder of Space Marine and had no problem.

#7 Posted by Philip (127 posts) -

I Ordered on bestbuy to pick in store, and got my free Zombieland Blu-ray. 
 
This was after the Quick Look live :p

#8 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (371 posts) -
@MetalMoog: i've been trying to find it in Calgary and haven't  had any luck. 
 
God damn it Alberta...
#9 Posted by project343 (2837 posts) -

Seems like they only pushed out a small number of copies. Very strange. I picked mine up on Steam--so obviously no problems. Best of luck to you guys. I'm sure they'll amp up production when they realize that they've got a hit on their hands.

#10 Posted by RE_Player1 (7574 posts) -

I'm in Woodbridge Ontario and I've seen a bunch at stores like HMV and Future Shop.

#11 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

When I went to buy 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, it was sold out too. The place I went to get it from had only received 5 copies.

#12 Posted by ajamafalous (12129 posts) -

Gamestop clerk: SHOULDA PREORDERED BRO

#13 Posted by ds8k (414 posts) -

Hate to say it but Steam had my back... well, kind of.

#14 Posted by EthanielRain (907 posts) -

Reminds me more and more of Borderlands.

#15 Posted by AndrewBeardsley (371 posts) -
@RE_Player92: send some over to western canada...
#16 Posted by ProfessorEss (7469 posts) -

Sold out around Halifax, NS too. 
 
@Crono11 said:

I work in the electronics section at Wal-Mart and we just didn't get any copies for the 360.

I'm assuming Wal-Mart isn't even carrying it. I couldn't find it anywhere on their site earlier.
#17 Posted by Crono11 (1651 posts) -
@ProfessorEss We got our shipment in today so now we have a bajillion copies.
#18 Posted by DAFTPUNK (1213 posts) -

@mazik765 said:

I'm in Kingston, Ontario and I bought it just on a whim when I went to pick up my preorder of Space Marine and had no problem.

kKingston represent!

#19 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:
I'm in Woodbridge Ontario and I've seen a bunch at stores like HMV and Future Shop.
thats cause your in woodbridge!
#20 Posted by ProfessorEss (7469 posts) -

Ontario typically gets a lot of copies of everything. 
I never had any problems getting anything during the ten years I lived in Toronto. 

#21 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Really? I seriously don't understand the whole zombie obsession...

#22 Posted by advocatefish (361 posts) -

@ajamafalous: I hope you punched him in his neck.

#23 Posted by Jackel2072 (2278 posts) -

well i guess thats good news. todays peak and curently on steam is 15,008

#24 Posted by Agent47 (1901 posts) -
@MetalMoog: Most likely Techland didn't anticipate the game to hit such popularity.
#25 Posted by evildeadron (830 posts) -

i strolled into Toys R Us today, only 2 copies left...killin some zombies tonight

#26 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1596 posts) -

Noticed this as well. Both of the Best Buys here were completely sold out of the 360 copy, had no PS3 copies to begin with and the PC stock was also dried up. Had to buy my copy from a Walmart who had plenty, and by plenty I mean 3.

#27 Posted by RE_Player1 (7574 posts) -

@scarace360 said:

@RE_Player92 said:
I'm in Woodbridge Ontario and I've seen a bunch at stores like HMV and Future Shop.
thats cause your in woodbridge!

Hey we have just as many spoiled kids that have their parents buy M rated games as anyone else!!!!!

#28 Posted by tmj (66 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

Gamestop clerk: SHOULDA PREORDERED BRO

Funny but also true. The Bestbuy I work at probably received around 20 copies for 360 and ps3 and by the end of Tuesday we were out of 360 and had 1 left for ps3. We had no pre-orders and I was convinced it would be buried under everything else considering a lot of people that come in are the 'DUUUR this game is out?' 'Well yeah, you are holding it.' We've been selling 20 copies of Madden a day since it released so maybe we just have a lot of bros that visit.

#29 Posted by HatKing (6064 posts) -

I know we got plenty of copies in for Monday night.  I'm curious if there will be any left before my next shift now. 

#30 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

@HandsomeDead said:

When I went to buy 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, it was sold out too. The place I went to get it from had only received 5 copies.

Did the guy at the register give you any peculiar looks for getting that? I got one, so I just said that he doesn't appreciate my refined taste in games.

#31 Posted by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@Agent47 said:

@MetalMoog: Most likely Techland didn't anticipate the game to hit such popularity.

Or the publisher.

#32 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Afroman269 said:

@HandsomeDead said:

When I went to buy 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, it was sold out too. The place I went to get it from had only received 5 copies.

Did the guy at the register give you any peculiar looks for getting that? I got one, so I just said that he doesn't appreciate my refined taste in games.

Yeah. He just looked at me like 'Wait, what?' for a second before going to check the supply room.
#33 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:

@scarace360 said:

@RE_Player92 said:
I'm in Woodbridge Ontario and I've seen a bunch at stores like HMV and Future Shop.
thats cause your in woodbridge!

Hey we have just as many spoiled kids that have their parents buy M rated games as anyone else!!!!!

yup man those kids suck thanks amazon!
#34 Posted by huntad (1958 posts) -

@MetalMoog: Maybe it's a sign and you will never own the game!

#35 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@TheGreatGuero said:

Really? I seriously don't understand the whole zombie obsession...

I didn't buy it because it was a ZOMBIE open world RPG, I bought it because it was a zombie OPEN WORLD RPG, if that makes any sense.

#36 Edited by Barrock (3552 posts) -

I bought it through Greenmangaming.com the day before it released for PC. They still haven't received more keys so we're waiting to get our game. :(

#37 Posted by afjkidd5 (97 posts) -

I'm in an extremely small town in SW Virginia and most of the copies are sold out here. Apparently, our local K-Mart sold out of all copies in less than three hours. Our Walmart has the PS3 version, which I'll probably get tomorrow if they still have them. I wanted it on 360, but I guess there's a reason I got both systems. Stores in my area rarely restock and I won't have an opportunity to go out of town looking for it for awhile. I would order it, but all I have at the moment is cash and I get sort of tired of ordering online (got burned recently).

#38 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Wow. I didn't expect this game to sell like that so quickly. I figured it'd be more niche.

@Laketown said:

@TheGreatGuero said:

Really? I seriously don't understand the whole zombie obsession...

I didn't buy it because it was a ZOMBIE open world RPG, I bought it because it was a zombie OPEN WORLD RPG, if that makes any sense.

I agree with sentiment. I'm sick as hell of zombies, but I love me some open world first person action. The lack of releases of the latter caused me to overlook the overabundance of the former.

@Barrock said:

I bought it through Greenmangaming.com the day before it released for PC. They still haven't received more keys so we're waiting to get our game. :(

I bought it from them with less than 15 minutes left on the countdown clock and got a key instantly.

#39 Posted by MiniPato (2747 posts) -

@MrKlorox said:

Wow. I didn't expect this game to sell like that so quickly. I figured it'd be more niche.

I kind of figured that too, but now that I think about it, I can understand why it might be selling quickly. Only hardcore gamers who keep up with game sites daily and look past promotional trailers would think that Dead Island is a niche game, but an average person may just see a zombie game and think "L4D", "Dead Rising," and "Call of Duty Zombie Mode." So pretty much it's an zombie co-op game to most people.

#40 Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy (608 posts) -

I went to several different retail stores around where I live in Marietta, GA and had no luck.

#41 Posted by Dookysharpgun (586 posts) -

I had this same problem with Mortal Kombat a few months back. Sometimes stores just don't get in massive amounts for them, and instead get people to preorder so they can have a certain amount in the next batch, instead of ordering a few hundred copies, then selling about half...check the Game/HMV/Play sites, they seem to have plenty of copies. Or Amazon, as someone said before.

#42 Posted by James_ex_machina (905 posts) -

I was waiting for a price drop. Yesterday my place of employment was flooded so after watching the QL I went out on the Dead Island hunt. I came home empty handed. Hopefully this will be in stock again soon.

#43 Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy (608 posts) -

Yay! I found one yesterday during my lunch break. Target got four more copies in that morning, so just keep checking around.

#44 Posted by CaptainTryHard (207 posts) -

i still can't find a copy. I know two more people that can't either.

#45 Edited by Duke_of_IRL (87 posts) -

My buddy went around to FIVE different stores before finding one single PS3 copy left at a Gamestop no one ever seems to shop at. Only people in there are the employees at any given time of day or night. We're in southern Jersey.

#46 Posted by Mutley (300 posts) -

Over here in london, I went yesterday to pick it up and had no problems whatsoever to get one.

#47 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I had to look in a few shops before I could find one, I guess this sold a lot.

#48 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

My local Game ordered 40 copies of the PS3 version and 5 of the 360 one. It's like they're slowly phasing out all 360 games here.

#49 Posted by Helimocopter (369 posts) -

I drove around for over an hour looking through 4 stores, and then checking websites for bestbuy and gamestop, none of them had the damn thing in stock for 360 anyway 
 
live in central Minnesota, near Buffalo, if that means anything to you.

#50 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

Everyone is sold out in my area. I literally called every store with an electronics section and they all, without even having to check, immediately responded with a "No, we're sold out" 
 
So the demand appears to be somewhat insane, even if there was also a limited quantity in the first place.

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