When the Final Fantasy 15 Ultimate Collector's Edition set went on sale last Thursday, following Square Enix's special event celebrating the game, it sold out in just half an hour. Only 30,000 copies were produced, according to the company, leaving fans to find other means to pick up the package.
Sellers on eBay are offering up the $270 limited edition copy for far more than the asking price. Listings for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One copies of Final Fantasy 15 are going for anywhere between $500 and $900 — more than three times the retail value.
On the game's Twitter account, director Hajime Tabata acknowledged the set's scarcity. "And by the pre-orders for the Ultimate Collector's Edition vanished in a flash, and we've received plenty of voices from those that weren't able to acquire it," he said, according to a translation by Siliconera. "We are terribly sorry about that. At the moment, we're continuing with internal coordination to see if we can somehow increase its production. We will make an announcement as soon as there's any progress!"
The Ultimate Collector's Edition, which is a Square Enix online store exclusive, includes an art book, soundtrack, copies of the prequel anime series Brotherhood and side story film Kingsglaive, and an action figure of protagonist Noctis, among other items. Fans unwilling to pay the eBay prices can join the online store's waiting list.
Square Enix's available options for Final Fantasy 15 buyers now include the $89.99 Deluxe Edition and a Day One Edition, which costs $59.99. These come with other bonus content, like exclusive downloadable content.
Final Fantasy 15 launches on Sept. 30 — more than 10 years after it was first revealed.