So I pre-ordered Atelier Totori from amazon.ca a while ago and it was supposed to come out september 27th. It's now october 2nd and they haven't shipped it yet so I wrote them to ask what was going on and here's what they answered:
" Hello from Amazon.ca.
I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
The item "Atelier Totori: The Adventurer Of Arland - Game + Artbook + Cd" has been proven to be a very popular item and has become a surprise sellout.
When you placed your order, we believed we had access to more copies. However, all of our suppliers have rapidly sold out of this item.
We have many customer orders for this item and we're waiting for more copies from our suppliers. We are filling orders as quickly as we can on a first-come, first-served basis.
Major distributors have thousands of copies on order from the publisher, awaiting the next print run. As soon as more copies become available, we'll be able to fulfill outstanding orders.
Meanwhile, I can assure you that we are working hard to obtain this item for you and we will ship it as soon as we are able to obtain it. This means that we will ship the item as soon as we receive it from our suppliers even if the estimated ship date has still not arrived.
In light of this uncertainty, we will understand if you would prefer to cancel your order. As of yet we have made no changes.""
It's nice to see that the lack of big budget JRPGs allow for smaller developers to thrive.
Note: Atelier Rorona sold 25k FW and 150k LT in NA. The Americas Preview expects Atelier Totori to do 20k FW.