I agree Epsilon, PC has gone by the wayside in there. I even had to point out, to a worker at Gamestop, that he had Dragon Age for the PC (a big release) sitting behind him on the shelf behind the counter. I would have gotten it from a digital retailer, but I had a gift card I had to use.
That's why I get sick of this release date stuff. They demand equal treatment with PC games and tie the hands of the publisher (as Erik is somewhat experiencing) but don't abide by the rules set out in the contract. Here, they clearly broke contract - but still stay silent when asked if the publisher can release early to follow suit. I'm still hoping they will be reasonable and say to Erik - release away - sorry we broke street date, but at this late in the day, I'm thinking he never gets an answer.
Further, they relegate PC to small and disorganized shelves while console games get entire walls with multiple copies of titles. I understand why, the economics behind it, but this doesn't endear the PC gaming community to them. I'm to the point where I hope Amazon and Digital Distribution just completely take over PC game selling.
"Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet!"
(Kill them all. God will know his own.)
-- Arnaud-Armaury, the Albigensian Crusade