Online retailers have jumped the gun. Not only has Wal-mart gone and broken street dates, but now Play is shipping copies of the game out to pre-orderers today, and Amazon is sending over those hefty 80 gig bundles.

Reader Adam L. shares with us photos of his UK special edition set; you can see more on Flickr. Meanwhile, back stateside, NetworkShadow lets us know he received his MGS4 PS3 bundle today (after the break). All this is happening while everyone else will wait in lines later today in blistering heat ... yay?

[Thanks Adam L., and NetworkShadow! Plus all you who sent in tips!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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