Is GameStop the only place who did this? Will Futureshop, Walmart or Shoppers still be fully stocked for release day? (Shoppers may not have it, as they only stock amazing sellers, like Mario and Pokemon). I just bad past experiences with EB Games and refuse to spend my money there.
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I've heard of certain Best Buy stores doing it as well, but it seems to vary based on location. For example, I've read that some Best Buy stores in nearby states have done it, yet the one closest to me is sticking to the "Official" release date.
I'm sure Walmarts in your area will have it in stock on release day though. I'm not saying they will carry a ton of copies, but unless there's a dire shortage in your area and people beat you to it, I think you should be fine :D