Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition is back in stock at Amazon for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. They aren't being sold by a third-party seller through the online retailer , they're new bundles that ship from and are sold by Amazon for $120, the same price as before. And yes, if you're a Prime member, these bundles qualify for free 2-day shipping.
The bundle includes several additional goodies that don't normally ship with the game itself. They include:
- Physical Pip-Boy Pocket Guide. Featuring handy illustrations and chock full of Vault-Tec approved tips, this manual is the ultimate how-to pocket guide for using and maintaining your new Pip-Boy.
- Physical Vault-Tec Perk Poster. Keep track of your perks with your very own physical Vault-Tec perk poster, fully colorized retro fun for the quintessential Wasteland survivor.
- Power Armor Collectible Metal Packaging. Exclusive to the Pip-Boy Edition, this decorated metal case is the ultimate fan collectible.
- *Requires compatible smartphone. Pip-Boy companion app available to download at game launch. Illustration only; actual device might differ.
- Pip-Boy Edition includes highly anticipated game plus:Pip-Boy Replica, Stand and Capsule Case. This wearable device faithfully replicates the in-game model and comes complete with RobCo Industries stand, custom-printed capsule, adjustable foam cuff, rotating knobs and lights. Designed to accommodate a variety of smartphone devices* with customizable foam inserts, the Pip-Boy is the ultimate accessory for the official Pip-Boy companion mobile app that allows players to manage their in-game inventory, perks, holotapes, and more.
That's quite a bit of loot, hence why it costs twice as much as the standalone game. If you missed out on the bundle the first time around, we'd suggest pouncing on this sooner than later just in case they sell out quickly again.
According to Pete Hines, Bethesda's Marketing VP, the original shortage was anything but artificial. Hines said the factories Bethesda tapped to produce the bundle had reached capacity and even went so far as to "shuffle things around by moving projects off or shifting them to other factories" to accommodate the high level of demand.
"I keep seeing stuff about, 'Oh, you only did a few thousand.' No -- we did a ton of these things. I think we did more of these things than we did for any collector's edition we've done, ever," Hines said at the time.
It seems as though the factories found capacity to build more. Either that, or Amazon sat on a reserve, though it seems unlikely since the retailer didn't jack up the price.