Dont forget Amazons basic delivery (depending what option you chose) is first class and somewhere like Play won't normally send it on that service for free. Last couple of games from Play have arrived after release date as well... my copy is "IN DISPATCH" so probably sent out Monday and delivered Tuesday
Play.com said my mw2 shipment was "in processing" a few days before release, and since I purchased next day i thought "YES!!"... however 2 days AFTER the release date, mw2 arrived. Obviously I got my money back for the next day shipment cost.
Amazon,on the other hand, have always been on release or day before release for delivery.
My bet is that most will be shipped on saturday evening, for a monday (for a lucky few) or tuesday arrival.
Although we do have your copy of "Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)" on hand, we are not able to dispatch it to you until the official release date, November 09, 2010. Many manufacturers restrict retailers from selling or dispatching their products until the official release date.
When your order is dispatched, we'll send you an e-mail message to let you know that it's on the way.
This is an email from amazon, surely this means it will not come until the 10/11th?
My cousin has it on pre-order with amazon and its telling him on his account page that it isnt shipped till monday but that it wont arrive til the day after release which to be honest is pretty awful when the point of a preorder is to get it on the day of release at least.
Amazon maybe need to sort themselves out somewhat.
Seems to just take the whole concept of pre-order advantages and throw it out the window really. I have mine already due to an ex colleague at GAME but that took some wrangling. My cousin is pretty gutted if this turns up a day late as his only day off that week is the 9th
everyone is making accusations here, its saturday. The game isnt out until tuesday, thats 3 days more of shipping to go. First class (for me) is normally next day delivery if they get it out before 1pm on monday. So stop your worrying! jeez