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Stores Selling LittleBigPlanet Early

I figured I'd update you folks on the whole LittleBigPlanet fiasco. As I'm sure you know by now, because somebody had discovered passages from the Qu'ran as lyrics in a LittleBigPlanet track, Sony was forced to delay the game a whole week in order to sort the matter out.

Well, here's the kicker, it looks like a lot of retail stores, as well as mom-&-pop shops don't care for the delay and recall order, and have begun selling the copies of LittleBigPlanet they received last week. If you work, or know about the retail sector, very popular products can often arrive a week ahead of their scheduled release date. That is not to say that they can be sold a week early, as there are fines and regulations imposed to prevent early selling.

Well, because LBP's original release date was today, it looks like that's the schedule a lot of stores are sticking by. Major retailers like Target won't allow you to purchase a copy as their backend has been programmed to deny a sale of the game, but trying smaller places could net you a score. Numerous people all over the internet have secured their copies so this is legit. Our suggestion? Call up a few stores and see if they're selling before heading out to them.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

10/21/2008 Arnold Katayev

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King James
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 5:47:19 PM
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anybody know who's slipping and selling LBP?

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shindelion
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 5:54:27 PM
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yea man i see it in the papers here, (Canada,Toronto). Wall mart and Target. Going to try and game ma hands on this

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Zaben
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 5:59:10 PM
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If I hadn't pre-ordered it, I would be looking now... Well that kind of sucks.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:01:47 PM
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Not at my store :(

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Kiengo
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:10:12 PM
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Arnold, that is the most amazing article picture I have ever seen. Ever.

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The_Vandelizer
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:25:11 PM
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Wal-Mart is not selling anymore i tried

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 6:55:20 PM
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Wonder if these folks are gonna have hell to pay? I think Sony will be sympathetic, and guess what, another week of hype :)

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King James
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 7:20:58 PM
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I just came from 4 stores. I didn't see it on the shelves.

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Jord89
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 7:45:31 PM
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Just picked up my copy from Blockbuster on pre-order.

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Fabi
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 7:57:53 PM
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I was so close to getting my hands on it...

My friend works at Wal-Mart and called me up the second he saw the box of LBP copies...but as I got there the retailer was taking them back...

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Jed
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 8:41:31 PM
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I got it at my local walmart and a friend of mine about 500 miles away got one at his.

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FullMetalSasuke
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 9:37:42 PM
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man if they are releasing the game early i'm gonna see if i can find the game hope i do

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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 4:00:45 AM
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A co-worker got a copy on 10/21 from a store that hadn't yet gotten their daily update NOT to put it on shelves, so they sold it to him and then they pulled it. :-) My copy from Newegg is currently 20-30 miles south of me now (according to tracking info)! :-) :-)

I've also heard that some who did online mail order pre-orders from Best Buy got theirs.

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FallenClyro
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 5:49:13 AM
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Yeah I know some people who have it already, they have the original copies. Lucky!

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JPBooch
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 10:48:34 AM
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Got my copy!!! Of course I had to shell out 90 bucks and wasn't given a receipt....should I sell it on ebay?

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JPBooch
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 1:11:43 PM
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Btw, I wouldn't have thought to even look if it wasn't for you guys....thanks! The extra 30 bucks is well worth the envy I will get from my PSN list..I already have some guys hating on me for home and R2 beta ;)

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 1:18:55 PM
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Same happened with SuperSmashBrosBrawl and GrandTheftAuto IV :P

Anyway it's really not fair to everyone else...
Oh well I just can't wait to get it next week.

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shaydey77
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 @ 5:52:38 PM
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Cleary this is how is should have been dealt with day one.Leave the game be released..then issue a patch for people that are offended..an optional patch!! There was none at the stores i went to in Ireland today..oh well!!

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