There is talk that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is completely sold out. I have absolutely no idea how this rumour started as I have managed to locate copies on several different websites:
Edit: the following list is accurate as of 15:00 GMT, 3rd November 2011. Please leave a comment if you have more up to date information.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Pre-Order Availability (UK)
Amazon.co.uk are still taking pre-orders for the standard edition of Modern Warfare 3 on PS3, XBOX, Nintendo Wii, PC.
Game.co.uk have all variants of MW3 available for pre-order. Alongside Hardened Editions for PS3 & XBOX (£79.99), you can also get the standard edition on PS3, XBOX, PC, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DS Lite.
Orders from Game.co.uk are eligible for 4% cash back via QuidCo.
Tesco.com are selling the standard edition of COD: MW3 for PS3, XBOX, PC and Nintendo Wii.
Orders from Tesco.com are eligible for 10% cash back via QuidCo.
If you are looking for the ‘experience’ of a midnight launch, then I suggest you head over to Game.co.uk and reserve a copy for in-store collection. However, I can tell you this is not the fastest way to get your hands on Modern Warfare 3.
Last year, I pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops from the Wolverhampton branch of GAME, on the assumption I could nip in at midnight, grab my copy and be home for 12:15 am. Oh, how I was mistaken! I spent the best part of 2.5 hours stood in the pouring rain with several hundred hardcore FPS fans.
This time around, I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon. Assuming the postal service don’t go on strike, this should provide the most cost effective and hassle free means of obtaining COD: MW3.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Pre-Order Availability (US, Canada & Europe)
Amazon.com is now showing stock for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Hardened Edition) on PS3 and XBOX, alongside all versions of the standard edition: PS3, XBOX, PC, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi & Nintendo DS Lite.