“Limited Editions” of video games are rarely all that limited. There’s usually at least a few copies sitting around warehouses and GameStops, waiting for a home. But that won’t be the case with Fallout 4; not only is the Limited Edition completely sold out, they literally can’t make any more of its centerpiece in a timely matter.
One of the more surprising announcements surrounding the game was that the Limited Edition would ship with a Pip-Boy shell you could slot your smartphone into. Well… some smartphones, at any rate. But demand was so high, factories couldn’t keep up, according to Bethesda’s Peter Hines:
[The factories would tell us,] this is what the yields say. I mean, we don’t make [the Pip-Boy Editions], and we’d go back to [the factories] and say, ‘Demand for this is insane, we’ve got to make more.’ And they’d move other projects off or shift stuff to other factories and it just came to [them telling Bethesda], ‘Final answer: sorry, this is as many as we can make.’ And we sold every single one of those that we could.
Hines also denies that Bethesda was artificially manipulating demand, which is something of a head-scratcher because that’s essentially accusing Bethesda of not liking money. It’s not like they’re going to get a cut of the inevitable eBay sales.
Either way, if you were hoping to get an official Pip-Boy, sorry, you’re out of luck. Of course, if you’re handy, you could always just make your own.