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Square Enix issuing field destroy credit to retailers for Final Fantasy XIV inventory

thekonamicode

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My Square Enix rep this morning emailed me the following. All retailers are to destroy remaining inventory of Final Fantasy XIV today.



This belongs in Gaming, not Off-Topic if a mod can help me out.
 

Tomat

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I wonder why?

I have to go get a copy before it's too late! We cannot let this be buried like E.T.

The world must know physical copies existed.
 

Yoshichan

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Silas Lang

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So are they literally going to destroy their copies? Seems like a waste if that's the case. Why not just put them out on clearance?
 

bjork

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I bet the Wal-Mart by my house will still have this full price in like 2019. They have some Madden 07 champion edition or something for full price still.
 

krae_man

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I bet the Wal-Mart by my house will still have this full price in like 2019. They have some Madden 07 champion edition or something for full price still.

I remember my local Zellers having a lone copy of Tecmo Super Bowl for $99.99 for years. Super Bowl 2, and 3 came out, the N64 came out, and it was still up there unsold.
 

ChiTownBuffalo

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RSLAEV

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Gonna go home tonight and make sure my original game disc is still safe. If not I guess I'll buy another copy
 

Aeana

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Gonna go home tonight and make sure my original game disc is still safe. If not I guess I'll buy another copy
You don't need the disc, just the key associated with your account. Once 2.0 launches, it'll be a brand new client download.
 

zlatko

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Destroying copies? What a waste. Can I go to GS and just ask for a copy for free then since they'd have to destroy it anyway?
 

see5harp

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I wonder if I can snag a disc/code from the Gamestop clerks for an extra value meal or something. Do you need to send the code in to get credit for your store?
 

zroid

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GameStop will probably remove the keys, then destroy the boxes, and sell the keys standalone.
 

erpg

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16$ for destruction? Quite a bargain, considering I've seen them in bargain bins for 5. Free money for a little bit of fun and environmental damage.
 

MotionBlue

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Destroying copies? What a waste. Can I go to GS and just ask for a copy for free then since they'd have to destroy it anyway?

No, the shop and its workers would be breaking corporate contracts. Getting caught would guarantee being fired, if not fined.

You have to physically destroy them too, when I worked at Gamestop a similar notice went out for DC Universe. We had to open and break game disc's and smash the collector edition statues.
 

Jarnet87

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Got my CE copy sitting in the closet =/. Dam did I feel stupid for being on the FF14 hype train.