It's a nice perk that those of us in the US get it earlier, but in the EU games are released on Friday, which I think makes MUCH more sense. If US employers got behind switching to Friday release dates, there would be far less people calling in on Wed & Thurs after a game's release. :P
games come out any day of the week over here fifa came out world wide and any other EA games on the same day so why do ubisoft have to ruin it, if us uk made a game and held it back 2 or 3 days there would be a world argument but we have to put up with it for some reason. Like i say this is a game where starting from beginning means a lot so knowing that has just lost ubisoft money, my guess quite a lot too has there will be others who wont buy it for that reason too.
this should not be a reason not buy the game. most people play the campaign first anyway.its worth it this time cause you get to unlock weapons only through the campaign.