Being prepared for shipment means they are packaging it, so no, it's not on a truck. When it's being shipped, so in the hand of the delivery service, the product will be labed as "shipped". I know i broke your hopes, but it's better to not hold any illusions in this case.... because i'm in the same boat as you.
Sadly I have to agree that it won't arrive today. Amazon surprises me every now and then and I had hoped that I would get it early like so many others. Its a tough situation always with these games - I want the CE, but have to wait until the next day when the brick and mortar store opens or UPS graces me with their truck.
They have stated there won't be maintenance tomorrow - so you can start playing tonight on through the day on Tuesday.
And not to have kittens or anything - BUT - Amazon.com still shows my CE as being "prepared for shipping"
They better put that fucker on a drone and FLY it to my house....
Did you get it?
For future reference, Amazon does this with pre-orders and they have for years now. It'll be release day and Amazon will say your item hasn't shipped, but it will show up on time anyway. They did this to me this week when I pre-ordered a CE for a friend of mine and had it shipped to them. Amazon said it hadn't shipped yet even though it had already ARRIVED.