UPDATE 6/23 3:05 PM: The Fallout 4 Pip Boy Edition is back in stock at Gamestop, for all available platforms. Update 2: Walmart also has it for the PS4 and Xbox One.
It wasn’t long before the collector’s edition of Fallout 4 was sold out everywhere. It’s incredible.
On Sunday, Bethesda announced a special edition of Fallout 4, which will come packaged with a Pip-Boy replica that can hold smartphones inside of it. The idea being that players can download a special app, and basically run around pretending they have a real-life Pip-Boy that will also cost you at minimum $119.99 to acquire (that’s the price of the collector’s edition of Fallout 4, which also does have a few other goodies packaged with it). Todd Howard, Fallout 4’s director, straight up called the Pip-Boy replica that comes with the collector’s edition a stupid gimmick. “But as far as stupid gimmicks go, it’s the best fucking one I have ever seen,” Howard said during the Pip-Boy edition unveiling last Sunday. Of course, even if it is a hunk of plastic that most people may never actually use, people still really want it. And why not? Look at this thing:
We’ve gotten emails about it, there are plenty of threads around the web about the shortage, and one of the top Fallout 4 related Google searches right now is for the Pip-Boy edition. The frenzy is real, and some people are upset that the Pip-Boy sold out before they even got a chance to look at it. Everyone wants to know how they can get their hands on a real-life Pip-Boy, and whether or not there’s a chance more of the Collector’s Edition will become available. Thankfully, the developers are aware of the situation and are working on it, according to Bethesda vice president Pete Hines.
It’s not a guarantee or anything, but it’s still good to know that Bethesda is looking into it. Here’s hoping they can make enough Pip-Boys to quench the thirst of all the Fallout fans that want this thing.
UPDATE 6/20 1:00PM: The Pip-Boy edition is once again sold out everywhere.
UPDATE 6/20 3:00AM: Amazon is sold out, but Best Buy has the Pip-Boy edition for Xbox One and PC still.