(Updated!!) Atlus has made another statement, claryifying the situation over at Amazon. 


This…this is the darkest timeline, Brah!!! Various members of NeoGAF have been receiving the following email from Amazon regarding their Persona 5 steelbook AND Take your Heart CE.

Hello,

Due to delivery restrictions on your order #redacted, we won’t be able to send you Persona 5 – SteelBook Edition – PlayStation 4.

This is because this item contains regulated materials classified as dangerous goods and can not be delivered by Amazon. Although the amount of these substances in these products is usually quite limited, these products need to be transported in a certain way to ensure that they are handled with care.

Unfortunately, this means that we’re not able to ship your order and it has been canceled.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you again soon.

Oh man. Someone JUST now noticed this with the release being only 18 days away?? There was another response from Amazon. This makes more sense.

The actual reason why the order was canceled is that the entire inventory Amazon had received from the manufacturer had a major defect that was detected by one of our valued customer like you’re and then an investigation began to check if all the items have the same issue and we had to cancel mass orders and return the item back to the manufacturer


My question is this. Why is this only affecting Amazon pre-oders? You would think that the same manufacturer created the steelbook cases?! Oh man. PLEASE TELL ME THIS ISN’T A SERIOUSLY MAJOR ISSUE. We have waited long enough! Keep your damn steelbook cases! 

Atlus US commented on the matter, but the response is pretty generic.

If there’s any kind of update, we will let you know, Brahsona Fans!!!

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