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Metroid Other M for $4.99 Shipped at Best Buy


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#151 coldwine

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

The way this is going I expect to see it for $2.99 soon.

#152 kingrock

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 06:16 PM

Thanks, OP! Snagged this plus a $14.99 Homefront and a $14.99 Dirt3 at BB in Little Rock, AR, 10am today (Black Friday)!!

#153 YoshiFan1

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 06:49 PM

I'm surprised to hear it isn't selling well in store. It's kind of rare to see a Nintendo published game for $4.99 let alone a game in a major franchise for them and you would think people would be grabbing them as gifts since people will buy anything if it is low enough. If it had been in the ad it mitt have sold better I guess

#154 romeogbs19

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:25 PM

I'm surprised to hear it isn't selling well in store. It's kind of rare to see a Nintendo published game for $4.99 let alone a game in a major franchise for them and you would think people would be grabbing them as gifts since people will buy anything if it is low enough. If it had been in the ad it mitt have sold better I guess


It's incredibly disappointing to see one of my favorite franchises take such a commercially damaging turn. A host of my friends work on Nintendo's U.S. advertising campaigns and "Other M" was no doubt one of the Big N's big pushes. I think it's fair to say that "Other M", while not an absolute financial disaster, has done more harm than good to the Metroid brand and has substantially underperformed saleswise.

Miyamoto once said he felt so hurt when he came across copies of Zelda's Spirit Tracks sitting in clearance bins. Zelda games also rarely sit around in such bins or drop in price (without Nintendo declaring it a Select or Player's Choice). I can only imagine how Nintendo must feel about Team Ninja's excursion on Metroid.

Thing is for all the flak this game gets, it's a very high-production, gameplay-solid Nintendo title. Yes, the story is meh and oftentimes wha(?) but it's still awesome to see AND HEAR a Nintendo title use voice-acting and CG at the level in Other M. There's over 2 hours of cutscenes in this "thang."

I got this for ~$20 and I felt it was a good game; it's definitely worth a spin at $5. Hey, if you dislike it, at least you've only lost a Lincoln; worth the sacrifice to try something so un-Nintendo. Come on, when is the next time Team Ninja and Nintendo will ever work together?

I consider Other M to be akin to the situation that happened with Namco's Star Fox Assault last generation. Decent title, above average gameplay execution, and markedly different or experimental. Unfortunately, Other M has split the faithful (sort of like what Superman Returns did), but it does more right than wrong and if you can get passed the mediocre voice-acting and needlessly drawn out dialogue, the game itself is fun!

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

Available again for pick up. Three of the closest store to me had it in stock.
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#156 Blackshear

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:55 PM

I snagged one, great deal
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#157 shinclyde

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:17 PM

CAG the smart way of doing blackfriday, snagged one too, thnx

#158 postaboy

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:17 PM

Has anyone got their game yet? It seem my order is still in progress and I ordered it on 11/24 using PayPal.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:24 PM

Has anyone got their game yet? It seem my order is still in progress and I ordered it on 11/24 using PayPal.


I got mine a couple days ago via USPS. I used a giftcard.

#160 Eggplant_Wizard

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:32 PM

I got mine. Paid via CC. It's the only item I ordered that's actually shipped.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:39 PM

Has anyone got their game yet? It seem my order is still in progress and I ordered it on 11/24 using PayPal.


Got mine 2 days ago, used CC. Ordered some games on 11/21 that still haven't arrived, but this game got to my door pretty speedily. Best Buy must have wanted it away from them as quickly as possible.

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#162 ROB64

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:48 PM

I got mine on Tuesday, and I paid with paypal.
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#163 slowdive21

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:40 AM

I got mine. Paid via CC. It's the only item I ordered that's actually shipped.


Same here mine shipped, haven't received it yet. Still waiting on 4 or 5 orders.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:47 AM

I just recieved a e-mail the other day that my order shipped.

I bought three (three seperate orders),one for me and two for trading into Toysrus (10.98 tiv other there)

#165 KtMack23

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:14 AM

Got mine today. I paid with a gift card. I really don't care how the game is, bought it for those club Nintendo points ;)

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:22 AM

My copy has shipped but hasn't arrived yet. I ordered the Blu Ray for Bunraku at the same time and it came today. Should have it in the next few days I guess.