We always thought you needed an estimated release date of some kind to take pre-orders, but that rule apparently doesn't exist for Amazon.com. As far as we know, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has a tentative "TBA 2009" release, but that didn't stop the world's largest online retailer from taking pre-orders.
As of Friday and according to Punch Jump news, the hotly anticipated sequel "held a 3,619% increase in sales upon availability to rank at No. 83 in Amazon's Video Game division." That's pretty impressive, especially considering how far off the game really is…perhaps Amazon knows something we don't, but it's highly unlikely. Another piece of good news is that, to celebrate the opening of pre-orders for the sequel, Amazon has lowered the price of the original. You can now pick up Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for the reduced cost of $41.99, and if you haven't had the pleasure just yet, we strongly suggest picking it up. It's one of the many game sales Amazon is currently boasting, and if you want to go out on a limb and pre-order Uncharted 2 , feel free. We're one of many sources that are anxiously anticipating the sequel, because we had so much fun with the original and we have so much respect for the Naughty Dog guys. Opening up pre-orders this early seems a little bizarre, but hey, what's wrong with getting a jump on things?
We're waiting on more details and information on Among Thieves , which we expect to arrive at the Game Developer Conference next month. The early teaser trailers were damn pretty, weren't they?
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves