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September 26th, 2009, 23:49
Originally Posted by guenthar View Post
I don't know if I would trust gamestop since they pretty much arbitrarily choose release dates and change release dates and have seen this kind of thing before where they change the release date and then it comes out on the original release date.

PS. I think it would be a bad move to release it so late since that is around the time or not long before they are planning to release Fallout: New Vegas and it is bad to compete with yourself.
I disagree. Retailers make dates up a long way from release but as you get closer, they usually work off official publisher and distie lists/information. When I had my store, I could look directly online at the stock of the distribution centre for Interplay, for example. I'm sure mistakes are made on both sides but Gamestop want to encourage pre-orders - they generally aren't going to move to 8 months out just for the heck of it; it's not good for business.

And why assume New Vegas has any sort of reliable date when we haven't even seen the first screen yet?

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