03-15-2012 06:16 PM
Does anyone know if any Best Buy's, particularly in Toronto, will be holding any midnight release line ups for Diablo 3?? I've been trying to look around for some information on it, but nothing. Don't remember if Best Buy announces these kinds of things, though I do remember a while back the midnight release for WoW's Cataclysm.
03-15-2012 10:26 PM
I'm sure that they will come up with a pre-release event schedule for midnight releases. Typically for the big game launches, the Eaton Centre store does midnight releases. It all depends on whether or not Blizzard wants to do a big promo push for the product.
I plan on pre-ordering and picking it up in the store. I would suspect a digital download will use up a lot of bandwidth cap, like it did for BF3 and SWTOR.
03-18-2012 09:14 AM
Its way too early for them to be announcing a midnight launch. They usually release the info maybe earliest 1 month before hand.
BestBuy had midnight launches for both Cataclysm and SC2 so it looks promising.
03-19-2012 08:44 AM
We won't know if there is a midnight release until closer to the release date, Hopefully so, and if there is im totally there!!!!
03-20-2012 04:30 AM - edited 03-20-2012 04:31 AM
I have a CE of Diablo 3 ordered online and I was wondering if there any information on shipping for Diablo 3 when ordered from this website? Will the games be delivered on the day of release or will they be shipped on the day of release. Also who is the courier for Best Buy? UPS, Purolator, Canada Post etc..
Also is it possible to change shipping to pick up in store? The option was unavailible when I ordered.
03-20-2012 11:27 AM
Canada Post is the service we use to deliver smaller items. This item cannot be shipped until the release date as per copyrights/street dates. You will receive an email with a tracking ID and receipt as the item will be billed to your credit card upon shipping. As for switching from online to in store pick-up unfortunately we are not able to do that just yet, I'm sure we will soon enough but stores have very limited inventory for the CE and may only be receiving 1-2 copies/per store. hope this helps answer your question
04-26-2012 08:51 AM
As far as I know the Milton location will only be getting a midnight launch if we have enough pre-orders for it to be done. Like with MW3 we had over 150 people lined up to just pick it up because they pre ordered it. Considering how long Diablo's been on the "why is it not out yet" list There's a strong chance we will have a midnight launch but as mentioned before me.
We'll only know for sure closer to the release date, by that I mean the week of or before.
05-04-2012 12:01 AM
I usually receive my online pre-orders 2 - 3 days after release or longer. Don't expect it on release day.
It's too bad Best Buy can't preship orders... since they won't arrive before the street date anyways.
05-07-2012 06:19 AM - last edited on 05-07-2012 07:41 AM by Bear
So far the only Best Buy stores that are having a midnight release are
Also: the Cambie location, and Bay & Dundas locations are having launch parties starting at 9pm. All Quebec stores are opening at 8am on launch day.
That's all so far unfortunately.