Questions from a nervous Canadian

#1 Posted by chawliemurphy (14 posts) -

So having never attended a midnight launch I really dont know how all that goes down. My issue is im broke, like a dollar in my bank account broke BUT I get paid 3AM on friday morning. When a store opens at midnight do they stay open or just clear out the line and close again till regular business hours. Also what are the chances if I show up at 9am at EB they will be sold out.

#2 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

having worked in a game store, let me tell you there should be zero chance of selling out of a game like this. They anticipate about 10 weeks of sales for these titles ahead of time.

#3 Posted by endaround (2140 posts) -

The game being sold out in general is slim, now depending on how badly Gamestop handles their shipments a given store may be sold out.

#4 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

@chawliemurphy: This is me speculating, but when my local store have midnight events they just close whenever the last customer in line have their copy. And I'd be very surprised if your store will be sold out at 9am Friday morning, considering how huge this game release is.

#5 Posted by Grixxel (763 posts) -

Would be safer to just drop in 5 bucks to reserve a copy but since you're flat broke and like the others said, it probably won't be sold out by friday morning.

#6 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -

Pre order it or don't go.

#7 Posted by Liber (648 posts) -

It will not be sold out, its a fucking Bethesda game not Modern Warfare 4.

#8 Posted by ImBigInJapan (255 posts) -

What goes down at a midnight game release? Things that you will never, ever, normally see outside of a gaming convention.

That said I wouldn't be surprised if the shop closed again once the line cleared. I'd agree that you shouldn't have a problem finding a copy in the course of the normal day.

#9 Posted by ypod (53 posts) -

Yeah, it will be available somewhere on Friday, but you may have to look around. However, it's likely that every store will have plenty of extra copies.

#10 Posted by bioblood22 (420 posts) -

No way this is sold out by 9am the next day...NO WAY!

#11 Posted by ShaggE (6349 posts) -

"Questions From a Nervous Canadian" would be a great name for a podcast.

That's all I have to contribute here.

#12 Edited by HoboZero (174 posts) -

You sure the stores will be open where you are on Friday? Here everything is closed for Remembrance day, gotta wait til saturday morning for release :(

#13 Posted by Neferon (262 posts) -

Just call em, ask them to set aside a copy. Though I'm not sure what the general canadian store-policy is on that :)

#14 Posted by Chop (1995 posts) -

@HoboZero said:

You sure the stores will be open where you are on Friday? Here everything is closed for Remembrance day, gotta wait til saturday morning for release :(

Really? I can't imagine big box stores will close for fucking Remembrance day of all things...

#15 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

Recommendation: stop by on Friday morning when the store legitimately opens. They'll have plenty of copies.

#16 Posted by Chop (1995 posts) -

@project343 said:

Recommendation: stop by on Friday morning when the store legitimately opens. They'll have plenty of copies.

EB will probably have a shit ton but they'll still try to guilt trip you with the pre order garbage.

My suggestion? Go to walmart or something so you don't have to get a lecture from some asshole. There is no nonononon way Skyrim will be sold out.

#17 Posted by FreakAche (2950 posts) -

@project343 said:

Recommendation: stop by on Friday morning when the store legitimately opens. They'll have plenty of copies.

Everything is closed in Canada on the 11th.

#18 Posted by zFUBARz (624 posts) -

@ShaggE: ha I would listen to that podcast

it won't be sold out that's for sure, but i can also tell you that i know there's only about 15 futureshops across the country that will be closed for rememberance day. might take some driving but you'll be able to find a copy.

if you do end up going to the midnight sale somehow dress warm unless you're from lower BC, I got a terrible cold waiting for halo 3 years ago cause they only let like 3 people in the mall at a time despite the fact that malls are not locked at night anyway and the store was a good 5 minute walk into the mall. if it gets chilly or rainy you'll want to be prepared

also i fully expect to see several scabbard umbrella's when I go tomorrow.

#19 Edited by w00ties (186 posts) -

@project343 said:

Recommendation: stop by on Friday morning when the store legitimately opens. They'll have plenty of copies.

I did this for the GTA4 release at BestBuy. I had preordered the game but still arrived at the store around 9 or 10am (I was just excited, I guess), though I felt like a fool for preordering because they had tons of copies left.

#20 Posted by zFUBARz (624 posts) -

@w00ties: preordering is a farce, always has been, don't feel too bad.

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