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Pre-order Halo 3 for $69.99 Canadian

Best Buy and FutureShop are willing to take your Halo 3 money -- $69.99 to be exact -- right now. Estimated release date November 30, 2007:

Releases 30 Nov/07. A world in need of a hero. A mystery to unravel. In a time when the world needs him most, one man will step to the forefront to take his place in history.

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Action, adventure, suspense! What does this all mean? We haven't the slightest idea. Really - Bungie and Microsoft aren't saying a word. At this point you're either in or you're out anyway.

Not sure where they got that price. Hopefully it refers to some fancy collector's edition, or else Best Buy is just squeezing suckers. Either way, you in?

[Thanks Shylock]

Update: Several readers pointed out that price is in Canadian Dollars. Duh.

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1. nope

Posted at 2:36AM on Jul 7th 2006 by sean

2. Almost all "collector's edition" games aren't worth the extra cash. And the idea of pre-ordering games is silly. They will have more then enough to go around on launch day.

Posted at 3:07AM on Jul 7th 2006 by GOD

3. Yeah we all better preorder! You KNOW they just might sellout!

Yeah Right.
Best Buy gets no video game out on the day it comes out. Why go through the hassle of pre-order to wait an extra day or two when you could have bought it at target on launch day.

Posted at 3:07AM on Jul 7th 2006 by james f.

4. "Best Buy gets no video game out on the day it comes out."
Just ask someone if it's in, usually they get them in days before and no one has put them out yet. And Halo 3 isn't just another game... It WILL be out on the shelves on launch day.

Posted at 3:12AM on Jul 7th 2006 by GOD

5. You never No maybe Halo 3 might get release in Nov 2006 to Help with PS 3 launch Sony would really enjoy that It would really help there start up on next gen ?.

Posted at 3:21AM on Jul 7th 2006 by visionrider

6. Are you kidding me ?
Preordering a piece of software more thant a year in advance ?

I don't think so.

Apart from the fact that it is absolutely unnecessary as games don't need to be preordered, nobody knows right now if Halo3 will be a good game.

think about Devil May Cry, Tomb Raider, Quake... All good series, with at least one crappy episode.

What if Halo3 was the crappy one ? I am not buying it until I see good reviews.

Posted at 3:27AM on Jul 7th 2006 by Fielin

7. #5. "You never No maybe Halo 3 might get release in Nov 2006 to Help with PS 3 launch Sony would really enjoy that It would really help there start up on next gen ?."

lol, that's ridiculous. Why would you think that.

Posted at 3:29AM on Jul 7th 2006 by Luttrell

8. that $69.99 price is in canadian dollars

Posted at 4:02AM on Jul 7th 2006 by ben b

9. Sorry #5, it ain't happening.. And besides, Sony is shooting themselves in the foot constantly, MS should just let them [Sony] keep doin what their doin.. And Come on now #6, These guys take their sweet time when it comes to Halo, and it pays off.. H3 will surely be something of greatness no doubt. And why pre-order when ther is Gamefly?

Posted at 5:10AM on Jul 7th 2006 by DeadPlasmaCell

10. umm...4 months wait list....might as well just pay extra and get on ebay.

Posted at 5:28AM on Jul 7th 2006 by xbox360

11. The 69 dollar price is Canadian - the sites are Futureshop and bestbuy Canada. The 69 dollars is our usual price. (Special editions in Canada usually come in at 79 bucks.)


Posted at 7:23AM on Jul 7th 2006 by dacksis

12. $69.99 is the normal price for games up here in Canada. It's roughly $63 American. Considering those are both Canadian sites, I fail to see why you're so surprised.

Posted at 8:41AM on Jul 7th 2006 by Sinnix

13. I remember when Halo 2 came out. I bought the collector's edition because the staore I was in didn't have the regular edition on the shelves. But, I returned it unopened because of the lack of cooperative play for Live.

Does anyone know if Halo 3 will feature coop Live play? Does Bungie know how to program Coop MP? Not knocking them, but rather trying to understand them better. :)

Posted at 8:59AM on Jul 7th 2006 by GhostDoggy


what should surprise some of you is the fact, that Europeans pay EUR 69,90 for all games.

Stop whining already, really.

Posted at 9:32AM on Jul 7th 2006 by docLEXfisti

15. Pre-ordering is just stupid and I refuse to do it. Why do retailers burden customers with 2 trips to the store and 2 different transactions just so they can get their orders more accurate?

Posted at 12:53PM on Jul 7th 2006 by joe

16. Pre-orders often work out most of the time when it comes to games.. Stores will only get shipped to them so many games, and by pre-ordering that store will let corporate know how many extra they're going to need. The rest depends upon corporate and how many they copies they can get to the store.. Most of the time it works. And stores need to have so many pre-orders and stuff like that so they'll look good. I worked at Gamestop for a while a few years back and that's how it was.

Posted at 4:30PM on Jul 7th 2006 by DeadPlasmaCell

17. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7294661&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat66900050002&id=1118841876708

The pre-order for the US Best Buys. It's the typical 360 game price, and this one says no date announced, as it should be.

Posted at 6:11PM on Jul 7th 2006 by Zimnick

18. The game wont cost 69.99 Cdn. Thats only the price of 3rd party games. All 1st party games here cost 59.99 Cdn. And that will be the price of this game.

Posted at 2:02AM on Jul 8th 2006 by 007craft

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