View Full Version : Anyone think some US retailers put it out today?

10-25-2004, 07:44 AM
In the past my local Gamestop store has received their shipments a little early and went ahead and put it out. However yesterday afternoon they still said it would be out tomorrow (the 26th).

10-25-2004, 07:52 AM
Gamestop by my house said Wednesday. Then again, they are going by a database that could be right or wrong.

When AEP came out, EB games was supposed to get it before Babbages (aka Gamestop)... but Babbages had it two days before EB games would get it in. So it really all depends on the flip of the coin.

10-25-2004, 07:59 AM
Wal-Mart seems to have randomly put it out for a while now.

I found a few copies at a local store on Thurs/Fri, and someone else on another board did as well. Several others looked in 3 or 4 different places and had no luck.

The release date appears to have been random at best.

10-25-2004, 08:03 AM
i just called my local gamestop and thay said the 27th $#^$@^%#^&%$#^%$.

10-25-2004, 08:21 AM
I am headed to Walmart just a few minutes away from my office to see if they get it today. They get new software shipments in on Mondays and Tuesdays so its possible they go ahead and get it today and stock it today.

10-25-2004, 08:40 AM
post back if thay do.i think i might do the same

10-25-2004, 08:46 AM
Rule Brittania! Hehehehehehe!

10-25-2004, 08:58 AM
I don't know, I ordered it from UBI thursday night, it was shipped Friday night,and is on the truck for shipment today (normally get packages around 11/11:30)

I have had pretty good luck with UBI for shipping on time and or early


10-25-2004, 09:09 AM
just called my local wall-mart and thay said thay get there new release's tusday so here's to hopeing.

you know, if i lived in europe i would be so ashamed of my self for geting the game befor my good friends in the U.S that i would just boycot the game till it was out every were. yep thats what i would do http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. lol

10-25-2004, 09:18 AM
The UBI store is still showing it as a pre-order. Did you guys that are getting shipping notices phone in your order? Is the website out of date and are they actually shipping in the STates?

10-25-2004, 09:25 AM
I preordered it online Thursday, got a email that it was shipped Friday night, it was sitting in my hometown the next night, tracking shows it is loaded onboard the truck for today

yes, I see the webpage still says it is in preorder, and should be ready for ship 30th of Oct
they may just not of updated the web page


10-25-2004, 10:34 AM
and for what it is worth, I got the game about 15 minutes ago, so while it may say it is on preorder, it is shipping from the online store


installing now

10-25-2004, 01:16 PM
Some of my mates report they are getting their UBI shippments today. Several are installing it now so it hit the USA a few days early. many carriers are reporting bad dates. EB Games has it for 11/27 instead of 10/27 and the local store I go to thanked me for cathing the error and was moving on it today.

10-25-2004, 01:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by USN_VF1Hartmann:
EB Games has it for 11/27 instead of 10/27 and the local store I go to thanked me for cathing the error and was moving on it today. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I called my EB yesterday and the guy's tone made it seem like he thought I was stupid for pointing out that all the other stores were listing it a month earlier than EB. He was a real *****, I should have told him. Hopefully they get it in soon though, I'm getting convulsions from the anticipation.

10-25-2004, 01:32 PM
Local Wal-Mart stores do not have it today in the Birmingham, AL area. They should have it by Thursday and that is at the earliest. They are showing it as a product that is inbound but it has to process through their regional distribution centers before getting to the stores.

10-25-2004, 04:25 PM
If I have learned anything about going to game stores it is that the people who work there know nothing and are not even worth talking to. Chances are good you know more about release dates than they do. Also they really don't care.

10-25-2004, 04:26 PM
I dropped by Walmart on Saturday, no luck. They couldn't even tell me if they were even going to stock it. I would be surprised to find it at my Walmart. It has most of the huge games, Doom 3, etc, but I have never seen FB, ACES. It did have IL2 as part of a box set.

10-25-2004, 04:35 PM
Copy that. All the Gamestops around me tell me the 27th but nothing earlier than that.

10-25-2004, 05:31 PM
ok..i just got off the phone with my local gamestop and he says its should be here tommorow the 26th.
so heres hopin that it is. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

10-25-2004, 05:51 PM
My stores say hopefuly tomorrow too.
(Southwest Florida.)


10-25-2004, 06:10 PM
got my copy today, ordered from UBI a month ago.

10-25-2004, 08:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by james_ander:
I dropped by Walmart on Saturday, no luck. They couldn't even tell me if they were even going to stock it. I would be surprised to find it at my Walmart. It has most of the huge games, Doom 3, etc, but I have never seen FB, ACES. It did have IL2 as part of a box set. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My Wal-Mart had never even heard of the IL-2 series and the only sim they had was FS2004. The clerk there said the M$ product was the only sim they ever carried. When I asked about PF, I only got a blank stare. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

10-25-2004, 08:26 PM
walmarts in deffernt parts of the US must stock deffernt stuff. both the walmarts in valdosta gorgia has had all the IL-2 games.im going to go by there tomorrow and check it out if not then gamestop should have it on the 27th.

10-25-2004, 08:35 PM
The software guy in my walmart said that the software is actually not dealt with in-house. Some distributor is responsible for picking, delivering, etc.


They said new stuff is shelved Wednesday here. Will try tomorrow. if it isn;t on the shelf, i'll tell some dumb clerk the shelf stock is out, and grab me one from the back, heheh.


10-25-2004, 09:59 PM
I got my preordered copy today, I'm in SW North Dakota, and 200 miles from the nearest PC Game Store and 100 miles from the nearest Wally World. Thank you Oleg, Maddox Games and UBI for such a great game and upgrade to FB/AEP!

One question, I tryed to register online and Pacific Fighters was not in the list, has anyone else had this problem

10-25-2004, 10:15 PM
how bout west coast at U.S.? does anyone know.

10-25-2004, 10:25 PM
Preordered my copy from the UBI store last week and it arrived via FedEx this morning.

So far I'm not disappointed, but I got the "Insert Disk 2 - No Insert Disk 1 - Wrong Disk" bug on install. Later when I tried to register it at UBI.com it asked me for the product name, told me I had to pick one from the drop-down, but Pacific Fighters is not on the list. Is this any way to run an airlines?

10-25-2004, 10:55 PM
The suprising thing is, is that when AEP was released it was on the shelves the first day it was released in my town's store SmithMarketplace(FreudMayer) which is realy a general store with big computer and video gaming section. I'll go check it out on Wensday on the 27, over the UEA break at school. Hope it will be there. But for majority of us Americans its tommorow so Europeans whatch out we coming at you, and will show you who was the real boss in the pacific. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

And since we the Americans where the ones who waited this time, we have been, calm and mild tempered and pretty pationed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif. Cuase i've heard Europeans almost rioted and went on killing sprees when they had to wait back then. Well i guess see ya in the skies. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

By the way my location is Utah so middle America almost. (Yes the quite mormon state)

10-25-2004, 11:15 PM
Called my local Eb stores today and they all said the 27th. As in the 27th of NOVEMBER!!!!

ARRRRGHHHHHHHHHH!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

10-26-2004, 12:42 AM
Ya, I called EB again tonight after seeing another thread here showing an email from BestBuy stating it would ship tomorrow.

Guy sounded tired. Said I was the fourth call tonight and they still show 11/27.

I pre-ordered from EB way back. I'm walking into shops starting tomorrow with cell phone in hand.

10-26-2004, 12:59 AM
Let us know how you fare, Clayman. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

It's funny because I went to EB yesterday(Monday) and asked about PF. Immediately, without even looking at his comp, the clerk said Nov.27th. I get the impression he's been asked that quite a few times. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I might go back this afternoon or Wednesday and try again.