Yeah, we were just talking about this in IRC last night.
EU and JP get a FFXIV tumbler with the CE; NA get some dumb little certificate.
[ffxisig]55836[/ffxisig] Mikhalia: and FWIW, my posts are 95% helpful, informative, or funny. Mikhalia: only 5% or less of my posts are utter crap. Tyapex: 393 posts of utter crap... Mikhalia: Sounds about right.
I tend to just head to the mall on the release date. When XI came out for Xbox 360 is was actually a pretty big event for my local mall which surprised, especially as all the shops insisted on undercutting each other which was good.
I also found out ALOT more people in my area than I thought played FFXI as all but one shop was sold out of ToAU expansions...
But uhh yeah this is providing they offer the CE to stores and stop it from just being an online thing.