Amazon UK Won't Get MGS4 Until June 19?
At first, a whole lot of people freaked out when they thought the game was delayed yet again. But after a while, it became a little more clear: the UK branch of Amazon.com may only be able to ship Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to your doorstep on June 19, one week after the worldwide simultaneous release.
It started at PSLegion, where Simon W. said he received an e-mail from Amazon.co.uk saying that MGS4 would "not be supplied to Amazon" until June 19. After that came an explosion of debate, with many knee-jerk reactions wondering if Konami had pushed the game back a week. However, as far as we can tell, the publisher has done no such thing, and this week-long delay appears to be Amazon-centric. MGS4 is still scheduled for a June 12 launch in all territories, but it's very possible that Amazon UK simply won't have enough copies to go around on that day. Of course, this has made everyone think the US branch of Amazon may be affected by the same problem...as for that, we don't know if it will happen. We haven't heard of any e-mails to US customers saying Amazon won't deliver the game until June 19, so this may only be a European thing.
Just bear in mind that MGS4 is not delayed, so please don't send us a thousand e-mails asking "if the MGS4 delay is real." There is no delay, but if you live in the UK and want the game on June 12, we suggest heading down to a brick-and-mortar games retailer.
Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
4/16/2008 Ben Dutka