Fans who are excited about Disney’s Infinity 2.0 launch may have reason to be a little upset this morning as it was announced that the Hulk figure, part of the Disney Infinity launch will not be available on all gaming platforms on launch day.

While you will eventually get to play as Hulk, the Collector’s Edition will only be available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on launch day.  This was just one of the many partnerships Sony announced at its E3 press conference.

Probably not the most thought out tactic on Disney’s part as this is going to force a number of people to buy up as many of the sets as they can, and immediately turn around and sell the figure on the “black market” at a jacked up price for a huge profit.  Something similar to this was seen on the Skylanders front when Ninjini was first launched and those who were able to get the limited figure early on sold it online for three to four times the price ($80-150).

As popular as the Hulk is, and the early smashing action we’ve seen in released videos, this will be the character to have in the arsenal when it comes to leveling the playing field.

via Sony

 

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4 Comments

  1. Erik Waddell
    June 11, 2014 at 9:13 am — Reply

    WOW. This is just total BS. My son really enjoys playing Disney Infinity and he LOVES Hulk. It’s maddening to me and will be a huge disappointment to him that he won’t be able to play as his favourite character just because we don’t play on a Playstation.

    • June 11, 2014 at 9:40 am — Reply

      I know saying “Have patience” doesn’t work on a child (or, for that matter, most adults), so I hope they’ll have an alternative method of obtaining Hulk sooner rather than later. Just because I’m not surprised doesn’t mean I’m not frustrated that I won’t be able to get a character I like simply because I don’t have a particular system.

  2. June 11, 2014 at 9:24 am — Reply

    “Something similar to this was seen on the Skylanders front when Ninjini was first launched and those who were able to get the limited figure early on sold it online for three to four times the price ($80-150).”

    That is why I’m not surprised at all. Several other Skylanders figures originally came only from certain system starter kits or were store exclusives before being re-released later. I’d be more surprised if they didn’t do something like this.

    From a purely “playing with others” perspective, though, this could be good. If you and a friend have different systems and don’t have any additional figures, you might not have to play the same figures against each other.

  3. Cody
    June 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    There’s some confusion about this (heard it on the Giant Bombcast) but the Hulk is a 30 day exclusive for Sony after that he’ll be available for the others.

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