Just hours after its announcement at the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event last week, the Ultimate Collector's Edition was sold out. Only 30,000 units were available, and it cost a whopping $269.99 US. I was about to order one, but it's currently sold out in Square Enix's online store. However, didn't take long for it to be sold on Ebay for over $700-$800/£500-£600.
FFXV director Hajime Tabata took tweeted that they may produce more Ultimate Edition units to meet the demands.
"I'm truly grateful for those of you who checked out Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV.
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 XV!"
Final Fantasy XV will be released for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One on Sept. 30, 2016. Last week, the Uncovered event unveiled a lot of things Final Fantasy XV, including a 5-episode anime, an animated CGI feature length film, and more.