Confirmation just came in that one of Italy's leading retail chains has received stocks of the Halo 3 Limited Edition for Xbox 360 3 weeks before its street date.
New proof is updated on Xboxkings, more pictures of Halo 3 boxes delivered at stores
Get to importing Halo fans. For Halo extremist that were hoping for this, well you in luck
x360 doesnt sell in EU/JAPAN
MS should have released HALo 3early her in NA>
as you have seen already BIOSHOCK failed to move any x360. Rather the sales dropped from previous week.
HALO 3 would only sell to existing consumers of x360. It wont move units
wow, u must really be a ps3 fanboy to be in such denial. that's about the dumbest thing iv'e seen on n4g for a looooooong time.
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Even though I approved, I have to say I'm skeptical. Those boxes don't really prove anything - I see empty boxes of games available for preorder all the time.
But it's possible, I suppose. Good luck trying to contain a leak if true.
Tell meeeeeeeee. ;)
they will get royally sued.
Best to keep your mouth shut, now they have to pay an armed guard to keep watch over the store.
seeing as how the game was released to the manufacturer only 3 days ago. The first runs probably haven't been proofed yet, let alone packaged and shipped.
I´d grabbed and played one of them.
I mean, what Halo fan can resist that?
Almost 3 weeks now...
I will remain skeptical, not enough proof I say
edit: Whats up with the huge labels? Looks like display boxes to me
Well if they do sell early then they will get fined, however I have had many of these so called Halo 3 selling early on the bungie.net forums, one guy posted a picture of a display case for the collectors edtition lol.
They will start selling as early as at least 2 weeks I reckon.
If even one game gets into the street the vengful feet of Microsoft will stomp that store, buy it and fire everyone then sue them for every penny and billgates will eat thier children(Its happened before O_o)...
Damn it I can't wait ti FINISH THE FIGHT!!!!
this is a joke
I've seen these boxes in eb/gamestop
they're just empty display medal boxes.
They would be playing it if those were real... and none of those gamertags have H3 in their recent game list. FAKE.
Well, read the news story just a bit below... Someone has been seen with his gamertag that isn't in the Halo 3 betatestgroup...
Makes it all pretty much possible
I wonder what a copy of Halo3 would fetch on ebay right now...
after all they are the FIFA world cup 2006 champions.
It's called a pre-sale empty box which used to lure fanboys into take the pre-order dive.
There are aisles full of these near final boxart on display at EB Games, Gamestop and your local Best Buy.
Show me picks of some dude playing it on their TV and I will believe you.
Why on earth is it in Italy for of all places ( no offence ) I would think like Japan, to get a little head start or so. Ether way its not a long way before we get our hands on a game soon to be Un-rivaled by any other. I have not played on my 360 for 2 month in fear it would die on even before I got my hand this game... Its worth it All for Halo!
I have no idea :S Why not in the Netherlands :P I allready played it!
This doesn't look too real to me. There's text on the boxes if you pay attention. I think that's preorder information. I don't think MS would ruin the front of the limited edition Halo 3 box with text. Just look at how the Halo 2 limited edition box looked. No text on the front. Plus, can anyone who reads Italian verify what that sign says?
I got it!!! Yup its true! My friend called me (he works at one of these stors) and i though he was joking at first but yup its true i just returned from him and game is as you would expect
Yeah, also, I saw a pig fly in front of yo' mamma's house when I came to visit her yesterday (j/k)
Road trip to Italy
I live in the U.S. so it'll have to be amphibious, who's with me
According to "Aquanox" in the 360 section of ps3forums, M$ PR is aware of this, and they said those likely are display cases.
Halo3 would show up for sale on ebay if it's true
this is 100% fake. idiots!!!!
I was just going to post when I saw yours.
THIS STORY IS FAKE. They just went gold with the game. That means master copys were just finalized yesterday and probably got to the disc manufacturers yesterday and/or today. No way in he11 this game got pressed, packaged and shipped to a store in less than one day.
OMG...use your brains people.
Actually it has been said that it went gold even a week before that (rumor back then). The official gold statement may be a late one even...
No one knows for sure. Strange is that people have been spotted on XBL that are not in the betatest team that are playing it.
The shop is mentioned on the page, below the picture, I bet they'll get many phone calls tomorrow morning @ 09.00 local time :P
@ the one below
Check Xboxkings again. More photo's, more prove. Seems boxes are coming in at different points, Italians were just the first to take pictures. They just like to show off a bit more then people in other countries maybe ;-)
Ok even 'if' what you eluded to was true, do you really think the first shipments of Halo 3 are going to go to some store in Italy? You really think MS is going to have the first shipments of this game going to any place other than the United States where they have the majority of their pre-sales?
Also, regarding your people seen on Live playing the non-beta version. I am sure there are plenty of final version copies of the game that are circulating around Bungie and MS that are being played internally and then you take into consideration that they more than likely have sent copies to some of the print magazines so they can do a Sept. review. So yes, I am sure there are people playing it now..but its not anyone who bought it from a store in Italy.
Fake... those boxes don't say "only on xbox 360"... MS wont dare let their biggest game ever to ship without that logo on it...
haha very true
You know why Italy is shaped in a boot?
Because you can't fit all of that crap in a tennis shoe.
I'm almost full blooded Italian by the way.
My Italian grandfather told me that one.............
God rest his mafia soul.
interesting - my local game store will put it on the shelf as soon as they get it themselves.
I am second on the list for a legedary edition, but since the store is only getting 2, I think that they are mysteriously are only going to get 1 in or summit - and the teller will magically get one.
it's already been debunked, those are just empty display cases.
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there's been reports of many retailers starting to recieve halo 3 shippments!it's only 25 day's away
The game only went GOLD recently what its been a week? Or less? It is not possible to make that many HALO 3 games in under a week considering the amount of pre-orders.
Also its easy to photo shop hence the gamertag showing HALO 3.
Also those are promo tins the GAME store near me has them.
Lastly...Why didn't they show the INSIDES of the case showing the disc and manual?
So.... Why are empty boxes sealed in plastic? Can anyone explain that? If somethings sealed, mostly there is something... inside
Like this weekend.
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