Greeek geek wrote:
Well I read that email too, but I thought it was refering only for the preorders...
That date is only for the preorders, but you can generally extrapolate when it will filter into distribution and then into stores.
Generally speaking it takes 1 to 2 weeks for all P500 preorders to ship out. To make sure at least most preorders are received before the game shows up in stores, they almost always send the games out to distributors only after the preorders are all out the door. Since GMT projects "late April" as a ship date, my guess is they will begin shipping some time between Monday the 28th and Friday May 2nd (for your sake hopefully they start later this week instead). I'd say that things would have to run very smoothly for distributor orders to reach stores by May 9th. The only thing that provides a sliver of hope is the fact that Combat Commander is a reprint. As such, orders of it may go out simultaneously to distributors as there is probably much less concern about who receives it "first". However, if I were you I wouldn't count on it. Good Luck!!