Note from Stephen: Hey, Kotaku, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford was sitting next to me in the Spike TV green room this afternoon, so I asked him to write a guest Kotaku post. He hesitated for maybe 15 seconds. Here's Randy...
Hey - You're letting me do a live post? Crazy, Stephen... Ok - what's topical for us... Oh! Loot Chest! I'm not sure how many of the Kotaku readers are pissed off at us about this, but I want to apologize for us radically underestimating demand of the limited editions of Borderlands 2. I'm told that the Ultimate Loot Chest Edition of Borderlands 2 has sold out after just a few days.
We're seeing unprecedented demand and I've been communicating with our awesome publishing partners, 2K Games, to see if there's anything we can do. It doesn't seem likely that there can be more loot chests manufactured by launch, but please keep in mind I'm not the sales guy, not the manufacturing or distribution guy - just a guy who wants to entertain and have happy customers. So if we can make something happen here, we'll report it on our website.