I took this photo yesterday at my local HEB Plus store. HEB Plus stores in Texas (and elsewhere in the US) have been known for selling street dated games ahead of their release dates. Last year I purchased both Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land the day before their respective release dates. Not too early (only 24 hours) but these HEB employees don’t seem to keep up with sensitive information like official street dates.
I was surprised when I saw the Call of Duty PS Vita system bundle for sale. I took this picture of the system sitting out in the game display where it sat below shelves of Wii, 3DS, DS games and next to a bunch of other Playstation accessories.
I had no intention of purchasing the bundle but I asked the employee if I could see it and he gladly opened the case for me and let me check it out for a moment. I turned him down when he asked me if I wanted him to take it to the counter for purchase. He seemed to have no problem selling the system bundle nearly 10 days early.
The PS Vita Call of Duty bundle is set to release on the 13th, so if you have an HEB Plus near you (they’re only in a few states) than get down to it and you could pick up the bundle very early. Like I said, HEB has a history of breaking street dates on video games and it’s very likely you’ll be able to take advantage of this.