Final Fantasy 15 ultimate collector’s edition eBay scalpers are brutal

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 4 April 2016 20:23 GMT

The Final Fantasy 15 ultimate collector’s edition is all sold out, and plenty of those who pre-orders it have flipped their copies on eBay.

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You knew this would happen. As soon as Square Enix announced that only 30,000 will be made of that ultimate collector’s of Final Fantasy 15, lots of players placed their pre-orders and promptly offered their copies for sale on Ebay.

The $270 collector’s edition is being offered on eBay starting from $370 and all the way up to $650, more than double the asking price.

You can no longer buy it from official channels, of course, which leaves the market wide open for eBay resellers. There may still be some hope, however.

The game’s director, Hajime Tabata, wrote a message on the game’s Japanese Twitter, to let fans know there are internal considerations to produce more.

The message, translated by Siliconera, does not directly address the scalping issue, but promises to at least do something about the limited number of units.

“Hello, Tabata here. I’m truly grateful for those of you who checked out Uncovered: Final Fantasy 15.

“Things were as exciting as can be at the event, but I heard that those of you in Japan also got excited along with the long TV commercial. Again, the Platinum Demo has received a large number of downloads, and we truly thank you for that!

“And by the pre-orders for the Ultimate Collector’s Edition vanished in a flash, and we’ve received plenty of voices from those that weren’t able to acquire it. We are terribly sorry about that. At the moment, we’re continuing with internal coordination to see if we can somehow increase its production. We will make an announcement as soon as there’s any progress!

“Again, I’d like to let you know that we will follow protocol to handle what appears to be unusual orders that may seem like they were made for resale purposes. Once more, thank you for your continued support of Final Fantasy 15.”

Final Fantasy 15 is out September 30 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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