Final Fantasy XV Ultimate Edition Scalpers “Will Be Dealt With Severely”

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Square Enix announced at the Final Fantasy XV event that their upcoming RPG will have a “Ultimate Edition” sold exclusively on their online store. The company limited the number of these editions to 30,000 worldwide.

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Shortly after the Ultimate Edition sold out, re-sellers began posting copies to eBay for almost triple the the asking price of the game. Fans have voiced their concerns to the company leaving Hajime Tabata to address them with an official statement:

The people placing abnormal orders that suggest possible purchases for the purpose of reselling, will be told that they will be dealt with severely in conformity with the agreement. We ask for your continued support of FFXV!

If you view the company’s Terms & Conditions you can look to section 2.5 – “Placing an order and formation of Supply Contract: We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to limit order quantity and to refuse or cancel orders above the limit we set for any Product.”

Would you like to see these scalpers orders get cancelled or do you think they bought it fair and square? Let us know in the comments below.

Final Fantasy XV will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 30.

Thanks, HardcoreGamer




  • Mir Teiwaz

    How exactly would the prove who is a scalper and who isn’t?

    • Angel Cruz

      They can track IP addresses, order quantities, e-mails, shipping information, credit card/Paypal info. Not all scalpers run a crazy super secret system. While some of the smarter scalpers that run with teams may be able to get away if they only bought one each. I imagine that anyone with 2-3 collectors are going to run red flags.

    • Kazkari

      I’ve wondered this for ages. I mean its not like they can find out their names and they might not even be using the same email address.

    • Angel Cruz

      You have to remember that credit cards/paypal does leave paper trails. That information isn’t as private as you think it is. Maybe to other people but the person you are doing business with has full access to your history.

    • Kazkari

      I understand names ect are on the Paypal statement aswell as cards but they may not be even using the same accounts. And looking on Ebay you can’t see their name unless you have bought off them, if Ebay gave their name or Paypal individually out of context then they’d be doing it illegally. The only legal way Squeenix can get the names ect is by buying the items off them.

    • Angel Cruz

      They’re not going to go to Ebay and ask for the seller’s info. They’re going to go and check the list of the people who bought the game and go over names and accounts. They can only what they can on their side. When it comes to credit cards and other legal tender sellers like Square who have their own bank can track that information freely within their own system. They can’t outright stop 1 person from selling 1 copy but they can stop 1 person selling 2-3 copies if their name or other information show up multiple times in their database. Also you have to remember that your billing address is attached to your card and paypal as well and that can be looked at.

  • Vayu Purana

    $674 plus $264 shipping…….and there are people that stupidly desperate to buy it……smh

  • Mr0303

    Terminate them with extreme prejudice.

  • Andrew Friend Garvock

    How about those that ordered for friends? I ordered 2 copies of the PS4 version on the EU site. One is for myself and one is for a friend who’d said she wanted it but wouldn’t be able to order it as she was at work. I knew it’d be sold out by the time she finished so ordered it for her.

    • DFTGamer

      I suspect that if you put through a normal purchase for two copies
      they aren’t going to come after you, after all in JP there are lots of
      collectors who would buy one copy to play and one copy to keep, I suspect they
      will be looking at people who bought 4-5 copies and who did so in a secretive
      or deceitful way.

  • I would just wait until I actually HAD the game in September before attempting to scalp it, if SE does announce more copies I may do just that

  • Firion Hope

    Sounds good to me, don’t see why anyone would need more than like 3 copies at most

  • Panpopo

    I don’t remember during the fervor of the site not loading (which was to be expected), but didn’t they NOT limit the number of copies you can order? Please correct me if I am wrong on this.

    If it was simply “one order per billing and shipping address, per account” this would not be an issue. The ultimate editions were gone very quickly, and with the site having trouble loading scalpers would have to be very determined to make multiple accounts and billing addresses. I swear that Square Enix did this exact thing with another preorder for another game.

    This is a nice PR statement, but we’ll see if they do anything, as this was bound to happen and they may just wait for this to blow over. I would not be surprised if they decide to produce more copies of the ultimate edition as it gets closer to release date.

  • Keiji Johnson

    Good! Bout time one of these companies are planning to do something about these scalpers. If only Nintendo did the same thing with their Amiibos when some of them were incredibly hard to find, especially that Rosalina Amiibo.

  • Mark

    Deal with scalpers severely?! What are they going to do? They can’t do anything!! Scalpers aren’t breaking any laws. Have you ever heard of a scalper being arrested or charged? Nope. And when a scalper buys a game they aren’t bound to their terms and conditions. Yes, they can limit quantity, but then the scalper just gets his friends to get in line too. The company doesn’t care, and if they did, they can’t do (or don’t want to do) anything about it. It’s just some bull they tell people to make them think the company does care. If the company cared about the true fans, why did they make so few? You wanna stop scalpers, don’t make it so rare. Simple. But then if it wasn’t rare, no-one would want it, right? These companies need scalpers to add hype to their products.