Originally Posted by OnlyCurious
I'm just a bit confused about when this is coming out. It says the release date is Nov 16, 2007. But when do they hit the store shelves? I thought stores were supposed to already have them in the back and ready to display on the date of release. Or am I wrong?
I went to a couple stores when COD4 was released (about 1-2 days after) and they didn't have COD4... although I saw that you could order it online.
I don't think this topic is in the right section, but I'll answer you anyway.
You're right about stores already having the games in stock. If the game is set to release on a certain date, the store will have them a few days before hand so they are ready to go on the shelves when the game comes out. This does not mean ALL stores are going to have the game. Some stores simply just don't get the game until later. There could be many reasons for this.
If they already have the game, they cannot and will not put the game on display until the release date. If they sell before the release date, they could face paying heavy fines.