The highly sought after Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 goes on sale yet again, only to sell out completely almost immediately after it’s made available for purchase.
When it was revealed during Bethesda’s E3 2015 press conference that Fallout 4 would be available along with a replica Pip-Boy that mimicked the in-game device, fans immediately took to the Internet in hopes of acquiring one before they inevitably sold out. Unfortunately, few couldn’t predict how fast the Fallout 4 Limited Editions would sell out, or that Bethesda would have so few in supply. Even those who acted fast enough may have missed out, simply because Fallout 4 is that popular. And unfortunately those people may be experiencing a slight sense of deja vu now, as the special Pip-Boy edition came and went yet again.
The demand for the Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 should come as no surprise. Fallout 4 itself is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and few would argue that it absolutely stole the show at this past E3 event. The enthusiasm for Fallout 4 combined with the genuine “neatness” of the Pip-Boy replica that comes with this version of the game makes it a no-brainer for hardcore fans and (sadly) scalpers hoping to re-sell it at a profit.
Bethesda promised in the past that the Pip-Boy Edition would be a truly limited edition of the game, but that status makes it an easy target for scalpers. We’ve seen them do the same thing with the limited runs of Nintendo’s Amiibo figures, and no doubt we’ll see Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Editions on eBay for outrageous prices come November 10th.
For those that were able to obtain a Pip-Boy Edition for their own personal enjoyment, it’s a good thing that Bethesda seems to be holding true to their promise that it will be truly limited. That being said, Bethesda has been a little inconsistent with their statements on the Pip-Boy Edition and its availability.
A couple of months ago, Bethesda claimed that there would be no more Pip-Boy Editions produced. Unless they were setting some aside for this latest sale, it stands to reason that more were, in fact, produced, despite Bethesda’s earlier claims. Perhaps this means that even more could be created in time for the game’s launch, or maybe a few months after the game releases, to try to entice those that are still undecided.
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Fallout 4 is scheduled to release on November 10th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.