Bethesda’s marketing vice president, Pete Hines, has revealed that the Fallout 4 collectible Pip-Boy replica is the most sought after collector’s edition content that the company has ever offered. He has also revealed that the factory tasked with creating these units has told Bethesda that they literally cannot make any more of them.
“We made a s**tload of Pip-Boys, and we went back and made more, and went back and made more,” Hines told Gamespot. “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.”
Unfortunately for Bethesda (and the Fallout fans), the factory tasked with making the Pip-Boys has told Bethesda that they cannot possibly make anything else. That’s because the factory has other orders and commitments to see to.
“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 [the factory bosses telling us], ‘Final answer: sorry, this is as many as we can make.’ And we sold every single one of those that we could.”
The Pip-Boys are being cranked out on factory conveyer belts right this moment, but the output cannot possibly hope to cater to the demand. Every Pip-Boy scheduled to come out of those factories has already been sold.
South Africa is getting a few Fallout 4: Pip-Boy Editions when the game launches on 10 November this year. Some local retailers have already sold out of their allotments of the special edition, but there are one or two other online retailers who have yet to put their allotments up for pre-order, so keep your eyes peeled if a Pip-Boy replica is something you can’t live without.
Sticking with Fallout 4 news: Bethesda has announced a partnership with Prima Strategy Guides to develop a 400 page guide book for Fallout 4. It’ll contain detailed maps, walkthroughs for quests, stats, and more. The guide will release on the same day as Fallout 4, on 10 November 2015. A digital version will set you back $9.99 (just less than R130.00), a physical copy will go for $29.99 (just less than R380) and a single print-run of a hardcover collector’s edition will sell for $39.99 (just over R500). Not sure whether we’ll get physical copies of the guide here in South Africa, but some local online retailers have stocked guide books in the past.