Diablo III out of stock in UK?

#1 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

So I can't find Diablo III anywhere, every shop I check it's out of stock, Amazon keep going in stock then out of stock and when I asked GAME they said it will be 8 weeks.
Is anybody else having this trouble?

#2 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

Did you try the blizzard website?

#3 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

Why so physical?

#4 Posted by emergency (1193 posts) -

I have a few friends that were basically forced to by it from Blizzards store 'cause of this.

#5 Posted by GunstarRed (5102 posts) -

My Tesco has a bunch of it and it's cheaper than anywhere else.

#6 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@Seedofpower said:

Did you try the blizzard website?

It's like an extra £10 from the Blizz site, which is pretty pathetic for a digital copy.

#7 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

@Seedofpower said:

Did you try the blizzard website?

I haven't tried it their, thanks for the tip.

@GunstarRed said:

My Tesco has a bunch of it and it's cheaper than anywhere else.

Mine's been out of stock since release, no thank you Tesco I don't want Katy Perry Sims 3 crap!

#8 Posted by gjedwards (102 posts) -

you just need to try looking around the supermarket websites. they're the cheapest and should still have some in stock.

#9 Posted by Humanity (9023 posts) -

@emergency said:

I have a few friends that were basically forced to by it from Blizzards store 'cause of this.

I had to do this and yah you overpay and as a digital copy they don't even send you some artwork or anything. It was like the opposite of a Steam purchase.

#10 Posted by Seedofpower (3928 posts) -

@Hitchenson said:

@Seedofpower said:

Did you try the blizzard website?

It's like an extra £10 from the Blizz site, which is pretty pathetic for a digital copy.

Damn that sucks. Not surprising though, Activison doesn't give two shits about consumer loyalty.

#11 Edited by amir90 (2154 posts) -

Considering how the euro is right now, buying from blizzard isn't that expensive, but since you are in the UK, its probably not cheap.

#12 Posted by WildFloyd (127 posts) -

I noticed the amazon situation but managed to get it when it was on one of its in stock days. Tesco have had it in stock recently online i think. It doesn't appear to be now though.

#13 Posted by buft (3315 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@GunstarRed said:

My Tesco has a bunch of it and it's cheaper than anywhere else.

Mine's been out of stock since release, no thank you Tesco I don't want Katy Perry Sims 3 crap!

I assume your Tesco is the same situation as mine, I can buy the sims or world of warcraft and when im feeling adventurous i can buy a driving test assistant as well, recently i was lucky to get skyrim for £20 because they have stopped stocking it.

on topic though, i have been in my local Game recently and they only got 2 copies in stock, so they sold out fast and i tried the other stores in my local shopping centre only to realise they no longer sell PC games. I got mine digital from blizzard.

#14 Posted by Jimbo (9797 posts) -

Now that you mention it, I didn't notice any copies of Diablo 3 in GameStation or Tesco yesterday. Not that I was there for Diablo 3; I was after Dragon's Dogma, which I had to ask for by name because they didn't have any copies of that out either. It was embarassing because the name of that game is so fucking dumb :(

#15 Posted by Mijati (908 posts) -

Saw plenty of copies in a lot of places earlier this week, but to be far that's a while ago now.

#16 Posted by Hizang (8533 posts) -

@Hitchenson said:

@Seedofpower said:

Did you try the blizzard website?

It's like an extra £10 from the Blizz site, which is pretty pathetic for a digital copy.

Oh man, I am happy to wait I guess.

#17 Posted by Vitor (2815 posts) -
#18 Posted by Akyho (1594 posts) -

Had a hunt today. Not manys hops even sell Pc games let alone Diablo.

I have my own copy however a friend was hunting.

#19 Posted by JacDG (2118 posts) -

@Vitor said:

@Hizang: https://www.coolshop.co.uk/catalog/product/72911-diablo_iii_3_for_pc_mac_code_via_email_pc Problem solved. CD Key to activate on the Blizz site for £32.95. I used this site all the time about a year ago and still visit it occasionally. I just ordered my own key today, unfortunately they only send out keys during office hours so you'll have to wait until Monday (me too) but it's probably the cheapest price out there right now.

It is actually a site from my country, really great service, but the weekend is prolonged here due to some holiday on Monday, so don't expect to get your code before Tuesday, I ordered from there today and just realized that..

#20 Posted by Bollard (5399 posts) -

@Vitor said:

@Hizang: https://www.coolshop.co.uk/catalog/product/72911-diablo_iii_3_for_pc_mac_code_via_email_pc Problem solved. CD Key to activate on the Blizz site for £32.95. I used this site all the time about a year ago and still visit it occasionally. I just ordered my own key today, unfortunately they only send out keys during office hours so you'll have to wait until Monday (me too) but it's probably the cheapest price out there right now.

Let me know how the service is from that site because that's pretty cheap! I'd like to give it a go and if they get good feedback then why not. Although I won't be buying till like July.

#21 Posted by Vitor (2815 posts) -
@JacDG said:

@Vitor said:

@Hizang: https://www.coolshop.co.uk/catalog/product/72911-diablo_iii_3_for_pc_mac_code_via_email_pc Problem solved. CD Key to activate on the Blizz site for £32.95. I used this site all the time about a year ago and still visit it occasionally. I just ordered my own key today, unfortunately they only send out keys during office hours so you'll have to wait until Monday (me too) but it's probably the cheapest price out there right now.

It is actually a site from my country, really great service, but the weekend is prolonged here due to some holiday on Monday, so don't expect to get your code before Tuesday, I ordered from there today and just realized that..

Oh snap, totally forgot about the bank holiday. Oh well, I have exams in over a week anyway so putting it off for another day isn't really going to affect me too much as I don't see myself playing it at all for a while longer....@Chavtheworld said:

@Vitor said:

@Hizang: https://www.coolshop.co.uk/catalog/product/72911-diablo_iii_3_for_pc_mac_code_via_email_pc Problem solved. CD Key to activate on the Blizz site for £32.95. I used this site all the time about a year ago and still visit it occasionally. I just ordered my own key today, unfortunately they only send out keys during office hours so you'll have to wait until Monday (me too) but it's probably the cheapest price out there right now.

Let me know how the service is from that site because that's pretty cheap! I'd like to give it a go and if they get good feedback then why not. Although I won't be buying till like July.

I've shopped there before and can recommend them! Never bought a CD key though, usually just boxed console and PC games. If you'd rather wait though, I'll update the thread with details on Tuesday when I (hopefully) get a key.
#22 Posted by Bollard (5399 posts) -

@Vitor: I have no choice but to wait, I can't get the game for ages anyway. Thanks for offering to update!

#23 Posted by Vitor (2815 posts) -
@Chavtheworld said:

@Vitor: I have no choice but to wait, I can't get the game for ages anyway. Thanks for offering to update!

Key arrived today despite it being a Sunday! Worked fine, would recommend for when you can finally get the game. 
#24 Posted by JohnLocke (255 posts) -

I thought it was just me having no luck. None of the super markets or game selling stores (such as Game, HMV, Gamestation etc) have it in stock near me. Is this a problem on Blizzard end with them not producing enough stock or is there a shipment issue with stock coming to the UK?

#25 Posted by Bakumatsu (354 posts) -

The demand for this game is just bananas. Sold out everywhere especially in online uk stores. When Amazon had the game back in stock, incresead the price from 40€ to almost 60€. And there are sites that are selling at 75-80€. Crazy I tell you.

#26 Posted by Bollard (5399 posts) -

@Vitor: Awesome stuff, thanks!

#27 Posted by Lumley (950 posts) -

I ordered from them at about 5pm GMT yesterday. No sign of the code yet, I'll update this when I see it appear - which will hopefully be some point today.

#28 Posted by spacetrogg (59 posts) -

Damnit, even coolshop has sold out now... are the only options left wait or buy directly from Blizzard? I'm kind of hesitant to pay over the odds for a digital copy.

#29 Posted by gamefreak9 (2356 posts) -

@Seedofpower said:

@Hitchenson said:

@Seedofpower said:

Did you try the blizzard website?

It's like an extra £10 from the Blizz site, which is pretty pathetic for a digital copy.

Damn that sucks. Not surprising though, Activison doesn't give two shits about consumer loyalty.

that's not how this works you morons.

#30 Posted by wwfundertaker (1397 posts) -

Amazon has just shipped my copy from for £34, even though its been out of stock since launch.

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