I live around lancaster pa and i not only didn't find it early i nearly didn't find it at all on the 30th ( release day?). I wanted the ultimate edition full install version. I went to Best Buy, and Circuit city, which are the 2 largest retailers around here and neither store had it. Apparently thery were only interested in upgrade versions. We have 5 circuit cities in this area and and 1 best buy, none of them had it. I finally found it at Office Max, surprise , surprise. I just may have to shop there more often.