As I read the forums I see one company after another canceling people's preorders. Not everyone's mind you, but apparently they are all running short. Who is to blame for this? If it were only one retailer I would think they were, but it seems this is affecting multiple retailers.
If the retailers are indeed short, then it is either Atari's fault as publisher for not creating enough copies, or their distributors for not sending enough copies to the right places. At least from my understanding of how these things work I'd start there.
There's no way to tell who is at fault. It's possible the retailers took more pre-orders than they knew they could fill, just to make up for any order cancellations. It's possible that distributors didn't supply as many copies as they had promised because they have issues. I hope it's not Atari/Cryptic rationing boxes to keep server load tolerable.
In any event, I hope something is worked out so that everyone who got their pre-order canceled can still get the pre-order bonuses.