So Uncharted has broken street date — technically. We’ve been on the phone with two Target store clerks who have confirmed that they have received stock and have sold multiple copies of the game a day ahead of street date. The Target in Bourke Street in Melbourne has begun selling early, as has the Mulgrave Store. All specialist retailers, however, are sticking rigidly to the date.
We also got in contact with retailers local to the stores in which Target are selling — at the moment EB are aware that Target has started selling the game, but don’t deem the sales a big enough issue to follow suit and sell early.
We called around a number of Target stores in Melbourne, and it appears as though Target are willing to sell if they have the game in stock. A fair majority of Target stores, however, haven’t received their copies of the game.
For the most part, all sales of the game appear to be restricted only to Target — other mainstream retailers such as Big W have held the street date, and it looks as though all specialist retailers will do the same thing.
We’ll update this story if we hear any further news.