I haven't pre-ordered yet (shame I know) but I really want a free upgrade to collectors edition. I know I can get the collectors edition off of newegg for $59.99, but I would rather order from amazon. It used to say that there was a free upgrade to the CE but now it doesn't. The only thing making me linger is the picture is of the CE. Any thoughts?
I've just placed an order for the PS3 version and had the exact same question. I've sent an e-mail to Amazon customer support asking as much; I'll post here if I find any information.
It stands to reason that we'd get it, as the initial printing is supposed to be all collector's (that's how Demon's Souls worked), but I'd hate to end up with some release-day second printing somehow. I never use strategy guides, but that little mini book that came with Demon's saved my ass more than once. These games are difficult enough that I don't feel cheap when I use the guide.
EDIT: Though I've just now noticed that the mini-strategy guide is actually just digital. It's not printed out like with the original. Pity. :(
I just chatted with Harsh Kumar from CS and he told me that my order would be upgraded and shipped as the CE edition even though it takes me to the normal version amazon page when I click on it in my orders. I just placed my preorder on 9/25.
This game is way outselling DS. DS had a slow burn to gather a following. This game has a stronger base then the industry realizes. Some game review sites are having a tough time because the journalists don't have the right frame of mind to progress very far and fans are demanding reviews so they have to do it.
I wouldn't count on the game underselling and everyone getting a CE. The good news is they are rather efficient in that part of the world, so a second print would get dome fast.
Okay so I just ordered it and chatted with a service rep. He didn't seem to have the best English. (Not bad by any means, just one of those conversations you don't want to last longer than it needs to.) So he checked and confirmed I AM getting the CE. And I just ordered it. If you want the CE I urge you to order now, check, and when they promise it to you it keep in mind if you get the standard edition you can call amazon and they will replace it within a day. I also asked about when i would get it, and he said he didn't have access to the information. So there are 3 ways this can go: -I receive the CE on the release day and have a big ole :D -I get the CE a few days later like the rumors, still I have a :) -I get the standard edition on the release date, notify amazon about it, they send me the CE copy and arrange for UPS to pick up my standard copy the next day. In the time between UPS delivering and picking the standard copy up, maybe I open it up and play it a little, who cares? >:) Lol but I really hope it's one of the first 2. Preferably the first. If anybody gets any info please reply to my post!!
Many retail stores have already stated they are only getting the standard edition: See Kmart. Other stores have not confirmed their version, but I'd venture to guess seeing that it was supposedly a pre-order only bonus, that any stores not offering preorders will not be offering it.
I just ordered the Playstation 3 version of the game TODAY (September 29) on the standard copy. And when I checked in with Customer Service, he said that if you preordered the game, you will receive the CE.
The pages could be wrong too. I really don't care. I just want the game. And if I didn't get the CE like the rep said I would, I'm pretty sure I can get a hold of Customer Service again and explain the situation. I can probably get it anyway, know what I mean?
Me:there have been others who have preordered this one and were told they would be automatically upgraded to the collectors edition because all preordered copies were to be the collectors edition at no additional charge Rubee:Can you please hold for a minute or two while I research this for you? Me:sure Rubee:Thanks for waiting. I checked and see that pre order ps3 version, you'll receive only that and it'll not upgrade to collectors edition.
I'm only stating what I was told people. If the Customer Representative was indeed wrong, I can probably bring it up and get the collector's edition anyway, maybe not on Release Date, but still receiving it anyhow.
I ordered in May 2011, but looks like I'm not getting the free upgrade to CE because my order is taking me to the regular page instead of the CE page. oh well, I'll call them about it, maybe they'll give me a free $10 DLC code or something.
Mine goes to the regular page too, but when I chatted online they confirmed I'd be getting the CE. I pre-ordered in july. Like others said, if they send me the normal edition I'll just call and I'm sure a CE will be sent.
I think the problem is that there's really no collector's edition; that's what's throwing people off. There's no need for a separate page on Amazon, so they removed it. What it is, really, is a "first edition" printing. If you get the game on Oct 4th, you get a different box and a little art book. If you get it later, you either buy it from a store that still has stock, or you get a later printing (which will not have the tin & artbook).
So do you have the game preordered? Is it set to arrive on Oct 4th? Then yeah, you get the quote "collector's edition," because there literally isn't another edition made yet. You'd know that you missed out if the store page switched to "backordered," or any date other than Oct 4th.