You may never own the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition

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The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition is the only Collector’s Edition of a game I’ve considered buying in forever. I’m a vanilla sort of guy, generally refusing to shell out extra money for a handful of digital baubles and cheaply made statues that do little but gather dust once the game has been beaten. There’s something so damned alluring about the prospect of playing Fallout 4 with a functional Pip Boy attached to my arm.

And it’s something that may never happen. While pre-orders of the game proper have opened up here in South Africa, there’s been no word on if or when we might be able to thrown down cash to secure one of the fancy collector’s editions. While I’m not one to condone pre-ordering, in this case it would be warranted given how apparently rare they are. How rare? Well, according to Bethesda’s Pete Hines, store allocations for the things are done, finished for all territories – and they’ll no longer be made.

It’s an echo of a similar sentiment to an earlier one by Bethesda’s Bethblog, which asserts that they’re sold out in the US, though European territories may still be getting some.

Our North American quantities for the Pip-Boy Edition are sold out. We are still working out details on final inventory for European territories and expect to have information early next week. As we receive new information, we’ll update in real-time on our Twitter account, @bethblog.

We’ve asked, but right now we’ve received no indication that the Pip Boy Edition will even be available locally. With their apparent rarity, many gamers may end up having to duct-tape their phones to their arms and pretend they’ve got a shiny plastic Pip-Boy.

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To rub some extra salt in the rad-wound, here’s a close-up look at that radioactive wasteland beauty that most of you will never own, from the display floors of E3:

PIP Boy (1) PIP Boy (2) PIP Boy (3) PIP Boy (4)

Last Updated: June 29, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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