Sad news for all of you who didn’t pre-order the Collectors Edition of Fallout 4 immediately after it was announced. Pete Hines, Marketing Vice President of Bethesda, revealed that the factory limit on the amount of Collectors Editions have been reached and they won’t be making any more.
When Gamespot asked him why he explained..
“We reached a point where we’d go back to the factories and they were like, ‘guys, this is it, sorry. This is as long as we can run the lines and as many of them as we can make. They’re being made today, it’s not like they’re done and sitting in a warehouse. [The factories would tell us,] this is what the yields say. I mean, we don’t make [the Pip-Boy Editions], and we’d go back to [the factories] and say, ‘Demand for this is insane, we’ve got to make more.’ And they’d move other projects off or shift stuff to other factories and it just came to [them telling Bethesda], ‘Final answer: sorry, this is as many as we can make.’ And we sold every single one of those that we could.”
The studio had order lots of Pip-Boy Editions, but they were extremely surprised by the amount of them were pre-ordered as it sold more Collectors Editions than any other Bethesda game ever. Stating..
“We made a s**tload of Pip-Boys, and we went back and made more, and went back and made more. I keep seeing stuff about, ‘Oh, you only did a few thousand.” No–we did a ton of these things. I think we did more of these things than we did for any collector’s edition we’ve ever done, ever.”