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MGS4 Midnight Madness At GameStop

The time is nigh: in less than an hour, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will officially go on sale at GameStop and other retailers around the world. Some GameStops are preparing a midnight launch process, and if you want to be part of it, you better get going...in fact, you probably should've left already.

First of all, you may find that the 80GB PS3 MGS4 bundle is quite rare and most stores simply don't have the supply to handle the immense demand. According to some inside sources, each store is only getting 2 or 3 of the bundle, and some stores in Europe may not get any due to some shipping issues. Furthermore, just because you got there early doesn't necessarily guarantee you the package; GameStop won't be doing any "pre-ringing" for it. This means you can't give them your money ahead of time, take a receipt, and then give it back to them when the street date officially arrives. Some stores may do this with the game itself, but none will do this for the bundle as they are in incredibly short supply. It's strictly a first-come, first-served basis, so there may be some pitched battles in the trenches outside GameStops at about 11:58 p.m. tonight.

And remember, that MGS4 Limited Edition is exclusively sold at GameStop, so it's your only option for a collectors copy. The other option would be to head over to Konami's online store and try to score the "highly limited edition" MGS4 PS3 bundle - the one with the silver "Gunmetal" matte finish on the system - but they're probably already gone. Good luck to all, and don't get all CQC if you miss out. Let's keep it civil; we don't want to see any violent repeats of the pre-PS3 launch...

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

6/11/2008 Ben Dutka

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 10:13:23 PM
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Yea... Talk about midnight madness, I JUST drove past Gamestop and theres a line that atleast wrapes the entire outside store by like 30 times. It's not even close to 12 yet... I guess I wont be getting my hands on that bundle I wanted :*( Atleast I was smart enough to order the special edition ;P RUN BEN, RUN TO YOUR NEAREST GAMESTOP STORE, YOU MIGHT STILL HAVE A CHANCE TO BUY ONE AND SHOW IT TO US ALLLLLL!!!! haah

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 10:23:32 PM
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I have a PS3, thanks. ;)

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 10:28:43 PM
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Hey, it's not like you get a special gun-metal PS3 every day out there... But yea, your right. If you have a PS3 why waste money on another one, for a color?

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Minishmaru
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 10:12:48 AM

It's all about bragging rights sadly lol. I'm just happy to have my "LAUNCH DAY" 60 gb...see...bragging...such an ass lmao. But hey...its all about MGS4 GAME, the other stuff isn't a necessity. OH! funny story last night at my gamestop, a guy was like in front of the line and well the line wasn't exactly huge...but they let in 10 people at a time and I was like 12th...well that one guy had some credit card problems and by the time I got mine and left...he was still in there XD Man it'd be hilarious if he couldn't get it.

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Jeffrey
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 11:14:28 PM
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I called best buy today and they have the bundle...

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 11:24:20 PM
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I just got back and some people were playing the game in store. It looked very awesome and intense. I was speaking with one guy at length who was getting the bundle. I saw ONE at the gamestop I was at. There could of been more...

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 11:25:06 PM
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I got my special edition about to install it. Its like Kojima wanted me to pack bowls and slam down a brew or two during install.

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 11:58:07 PM
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Im not getting it today. My gamestop looks like it's about to get shot down any second... Police are all over my gamestop, it scares me sometimes... Officers have to come out to protect people from games.. Hahah!!! This is just like the day GTA IV came out...

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 1:12:08 PM

tatsujin, police is also all over my gamestop, because they got robbed so now police is always there 24/7. I just have one question why would someone rob a gamestop?

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loud_mouth
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 12:46:03 AM
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I just got back from walmat and they had tons of bundles. You also get a free $100 gift card when you buy it from them.

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whodatt
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 1:33:09 AM
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mine from walmart as well with the 100$ giftcard

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whodatt
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 1:33:09 AM
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the limited ed. GAME is exclusive to gamestop...i got my 80gb bundle from walmart with a $100 giftcard

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aaronisbla
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 3:25:50 AM
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i dont know why he posted it numerous times, but he does have a point, the only thing thats a gamestop exclusive is the limited edition

The bundle is at all major retailers

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Fabi
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 4:52:06 AM
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Awesome game. :) Gonna go to sleep and play it in the morning when I'm not so tired and can enjoy it fully.

This feels so different from GTA4. As big as GTA4 was, it didn't even get close to giving me the feeling MGS4 does.

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djduke316
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 6:09:44 AM
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Ben, you might want to update this story. The bundle is not exclusive but the limited edition is.

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pavlovic
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 8:43:10 AM
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I'll pick it up on friday, have to travel to the USA to get it and will be playing it on sunday when I will be back home =(

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macdaddydeano
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 10:16:38 AM
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I got my bundle at midnight at a Gamestop here in California. I got in line at 9pm. The store I went to had 6 bundles. Surprisingly enough, there were only like 9 people that were there to get the bundle. Around 11 they gave the first 6 of us in line waiting for bundles a number so that way we knew we were getting one.

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macdaddydeano
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 10:20:43 AM
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Also of note because I looked into it. Walmart has the MGS4 bundle but you don't get the $100 gift card. The gift card is only for the other bundles.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 10:27:59 AM
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That was a typo; I didn't mean to write in "MGS4 PS3 bundle" again. I've just been writing that phrase so MUCH lately. LOL

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 1:14:46 PM

yea right lol

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WaR_HaWk
Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 5:55:51 PM
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I've just came back from gamestop in West Hollywood near my house. There's a big live of people near the store. I hope I'll get mine Today!

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tizzle
Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 9:53:28 AM
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shoot here in ks there is no mgs4 bundle only the game and i cant afford it now

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