If you didn’t pre-order a pip-boy edition of Fallout 4 and were looking for your very own pip-boy smartphone mount you may be out of luck! Although the collectors edition saw restocks in stores, this time the manufacturers have called a halt to production.
The Pip-Boy edition is much in demand, but unfortunately some fans will have to go without, as Bethesda VP Pete Hines said the publisher re-ordered a couple of times, but the manufacturers can not fit another product run into their schedules. Speaking to Gamespot, Hines said,
“We reached a point where we’d go back to the factories and they were like, ‘guys, this is it, sorry. This is as long as we can run the lines and as many of them as we can make.” He continued: “They’re being made today, it’s not like they’re done and sitting in a warehouse. [The factories would tell us,] this is what the yields say. I mean, we don’t make [the Pip-Boy Editions], and we’d go back to [the factories] and say, ‘Demand for this is insane, we’ve got to make more.’ And they’d move other projects off or shift stuff to other factories and it just came to [them telling Bethesda], ‘Final answer: sorry, this is as many as we can make.’ And we sold every single one of those that we could.”
This doesn’t seem to be a case whereby they just didn’t make enough. Hines also told Gamespot,
“We made a shitload of Pip-Boys, and we went back and made more, and went back and made more,” he said. “I think we did more of these things than we did for any collector’s edition we’ve ever done, ever.”
The Pip-Boy editions are still in production, but all of the units have been sold. Hopefully if you have pre-ordered early you’ll get yours, if you haven’t you are probably out of luck, unless you can find one on ebay, and that could set you back quite a bit more.
Fallout 4 arrives on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 10. Did you order the Pip-Boy edition? Let us know!