Okay, either pre-orders are a lot higher than one might expect or Rockstar's L.A. Noire is super hot on day one.
Typically, huge releases see a ton of extra copies – beyond the pre-orders – hit store shelves. But in a regular perusal of the retail locations in this area, we've found that Team Bondi's potential Game of the Year candidate is sold out all over the place. Out of five GameStop locations, all but one had no copies for anyone besides those who pre-ordered, Best Buy was sold out, and Target had exactly two copies left. Interestingly enough, according to one GameStop manager, the game is selling much faster than anticipated, which may explain its lack of availability…did Rockstar actually underestimate the widespread interest in this game? That seems extremely unlikely but even so, the fact remains: if you haven't picked up a copy yet, you may have difficulty finding one.
We'll be posting our review within the next 48 hours (not sure when yet, exactly). I will apologize for the small delay, as I know the gaming community expects reviews on launch day, but I'd like to think our readers fully understand the amount of effort we put into all our reviews, especially in regards to the high-profile titles.
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire