Pre-orders for Final Fantasy XV‘s elusive Ultimate Collector’s Edition (UCE) went live directly after Square Enix’s FFXV Uncovered event last week, and it didn’t take long before the premium bundle was sold out across the board.
Now, some of that limited stock has been listed on eBay, where scalpers have advertised the Ultimate Collector’s Edition for up to three times the face value.
According to Square, 30,000 copies of the UCE were manufactured, and in light of the online exploit, FFXV Game Director Hajime Tabata issued a statement denouncing the exorbitant prices. Here, he also reveals that additional units may be made available depending on production.
“Hi, it’s Tabata. My sincere thanks to everyone who watched UNCOVERED FFXV. I know that the venue was really hyped, but I hear that in Japan the excitement was even more amped-up because of the its combination with the long TV commercial. As well, the thanks a million for all the Platinum Demo downloads too!”
“By the way, I heard that the preorders swarmed in for the ULTIMATE COLLECTORS EDITION, and as a result, a lot of people couldn’t place their orders. I’m really sorry about that and we’re currently investigating if there are ways we can somehow increase production. I will keep you updated when there’s any progress! As well, the people placing abnormal orders that suggest possible purchases for the purpose of reselling, will be told that they will be dealt with severely in conformity with the agreement. We ask for your continued support of FFXV!”
Final Fantasy XV has been pegged to hit PS4 and Xbox One on September 30. In related news, Digital Foundry recently carried out a technical test on the game’s Platinum Demo.