September 27, 2011 5:00 AM | Danny Cowan
Here's a heads-up if you happened to buy a copy of Atlus' recently launched PSP remake of Persona 2: Innocent Sin from Amazon over the past week. The online retailer is no longer selling the game "because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here."
Atlus forum members speculate that Amazon's shipping practices are to blame. Many Amazon-sold copies of Persona 2 shipped in a padded envelope, causing damage to the game's cardboard box. As there's a lot of crossover between RPG fans and collectors, it's easy to imagine Amazon receiving many complaints over crushed copies of Persona 2.
Third-party sellers are already hiking the game's price in anticipation of a shortage, though Amazon will likely relist the game after resolving its issues. Existing orders are currently on hold, and customers who received damaged copies should contact Amazon for a replacement.
[Update: The game is now back in stock at Amazon.]