For Mass Effect fans, it’s almost become a no-brainer to grab the collector’s edition of Mass Effect 3. With a ton of digital goods, artwork, and more, there’s a good bit of value that’s included in the $20 extra required for reserving a collector’s edition.
If you’ve yet to put in a pre-order for the Xbox 360 version of the Mass Effect 3 collector’s edition, then we would recommend doing it soon. Online retailers such as Best Buy, Gamestop, Wal-Mart, and Amazon have all sold out online with a month left until launch. Each retailer has stated that they currently don’t have the stock to meet the demand for the collector’s edition.
While it’s entirely possible that they could restock and have more available, Chris Priestly from BioWare doesn’t seem to be as optimistic in that happening. In a post on the BioWare Social Network, Priestly had the following to say, “Sorry, theer simply cannot be any more physical CEs made before launch. The items included in the physical edition cannot be made in time for launch. Sorry, it will not happen. This is why, back in November, I started warning people that the CE would run out. If you did miss ordering your physical CE, you can still get a digital edition.”
It’s bittersweet news to hear that the collector’s edition is doing so well. On one hand you’re happy for BioWare, but on the other you realize that quite a few gamers will miss out on securing their collector’s edition copy. While the above mentioned retailers are sold out, at least for the time being, others seem to still have stock. Currently, Target seems to still be offering the title for pre-order.
What do you think about the Xbox 360 version of the Mass Effect 3 collector’s edition selling out in so many places online? Were you able to secure yourself a copy? Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Mass Effect 3 in our forums.