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#451 maximumzero

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

Would have been better if it was a XL


Nah, the original 3DS is much classier, thus more suited to this game.

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#452 An Orange Cat

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

You guys are making me nervous now. I planned on walking in to BB tomorrow and dropping $5 on it, but it sounds like the game may be in short supply. I might have to make a trade tomorrow so I can do store pickup and pay it in full. I think the demo changed a lot of people's minds about passing this one up.

#453 hipsterplease

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

Just fail, apparently Nintendo underproduced the game or something. GS had to take down the pre-order for just the standard (And somehow not the system?)

Figures it'd happen the night before I was going to preorder


The bundle actually comes with a digital copy, so if the problem is that the quantity of FE:A carts was under-produced that shouldn't actually affect the number of 3DS bundles available.

#454 predseth

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

Would Nintendo massively under-produce a game so as to encourage more downloads? If so, they would only take the risk on a game for hardcore gamers, because they are most likely to use the eshop compared to other demographics. I bet the cartridge is rare for a little while (i.e. Pokemon Conquest) before being readily available.

#455 prateeko

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

Tried to pre-order the game in store this morning, and no-go. :/ Game pre-orders are definitely sold out. Bummer!

What?! How could they possibly not have this thing made en masse? Glad I got mine in yesterday

#456 SaraAB

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:44 AM

Might be better off walking into target or Walmart on release day and hoping they have a copy if there are no preorders elsewhere. I am guessing that a lot of people probably preordered in the last week or so after playing the demo. I am also guessing that pretty much everyone who isn't a kid and who has a 3DS probably preordered this game, some kids are probably getting this too but it's not really a game they tend to buy en masse. Evidently there are a lot more adults with a 3DS than I originally thought.

#457 SgtWiggles

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:48 AM

That or Nintendo just didnt expect it to do this well, and didnt produce enough copies. Don't remember ever seeing anything of this sort happen to any other standard game in recent time
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#458 Vap

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

Every FE game tends to get a little rare after awhile. Maybe this one will do it before it even comes out.

#459 YellowGameboyColor

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:09 AM

Just got back from GS from pre-ordering the bundle, and yep, out of stock for the physical copies. Does that mean it'll be rare? I mean at least until they reprint it of course.

#460 Elusive

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:30 AM

It just came to my attention that the bundle was available (it's now sold out) on Best Buy's Canadian website, but not the US one. Odd.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:38 AM

Wait the retail game and the bundle have sold out in gamestop?
Good thing I pre ordered when I had the chance a couple of weeks ago. It's my most anticipated 3DS game next to X&Y
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#462 An Orange Cat

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:04 AM

I talked to the wife and went ahead and ordered just the game from Best Buy with in store pickup. I have a feeling the preorder button will be grayed out very soon. I've never seen this on amazon before. Crazy.



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#463 Sgt Barone

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

The game is still available for pre order at Amazon, however with a shipping delay. Glad I got mine in last week!

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#464 YellowGameboyColor

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:11 AM

^^ Just ordered the bundle today, as well as the game.

#465 TheMaximumC

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:17 AM

Wow, I'm really glad I reserved both the system and the game since I wasn't sure which I was going to get lol.

#466 diazt350

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:21 AM

If anything can't you guys pre order at target?
For those who can't at best buy or gamestop.
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#467 ZeroFlame15

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:22 AM

Man Im glad i put my preorder at gamestop when i did. I made it just after 12AM CST on 1/21

#468 elessar123

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:25 AM

The Amazon one doesn't come with an artbook, does it?

#469 Elusive

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:26 AM

Only Gamestop has the artbook, from everything I've seen.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

When I preordered the game in-store at GS, the clerk was telling me how awesome the game looks and how he's been playing the older ones to catch up (right on.) Seems like with this game, the series is really catching on. Considering Smash Bros. and the fact that this is the 6th game to get an official US release, I'd say it's about time.

#471 SgtWiggles

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:41 AM

When I preordered the game in-store at GS, the clerk was telling me how awesome the game looks and how he's been playing the older ones to catch up (right on.) Seems like with this game, the series is really catching on. Considering Smash Bros. and the fact that this is the 6th game to get an official US release, I'd say it's about time.


Roy and Marth opened the floodgates. Too bad we didnt get Sword of Seals though
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#472 Elusive

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

Roy and Marth opened the floodgates. Too bad we didnt get Sword of Seals though


At least there's fan translations for every single game in the series out there. I remember nearly dying of joy after discovering Sword of Seals/Binding Blade's so many years ago. It's a shame that it wasn't quite as good gameplay-wise as its sequel (which, when you think about it, makes sense).

...not to mention Roy was one of the weakest, most useless Lords I've ever seen. Stupid late-game promotion.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

I called 2 of my local gamestops today and asked if they were still taking preorders for the game and if the art book was gonna be included and both told me yes.

If people are still interested in the artbook particularly, I would definitely try and actually go in-store.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:33 AM

I called 2 of my local gamestops today and asked if they were still taking preorders for the game and if the art book was gonna be included and both told me yes.

If people are still interested in the artbook particularly, I would definitely try and actually go in-store.


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#475 codeblue

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:26 AM

Roy and Marth opened the floodgates. Too bad we didnt get Sword of Seals though


Honestly, you didn't miss much. I feel like it was one of the weaker games in the series. Blazing Sword was a much better introduction despite the ending scene, which was supposed to be a nod to the previous game, turning into a cliffhanger because we didn't know what was going on.

#476 SgtWiggles

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

Honestly, you didn't miss much. I feel like it was one of the weaker games in the series. Blazing Sword was a much better introduction despite the ending scene, which was supposed to be a nod to the previous game, turning into a cliffhanger because we didn't know what was going on.


Actually I did play it and beat it, I was just sad we didnt get an actual release here.

But yeah, it did feel kind of weak compared to Blazing Sword and Sacred Stones, but it just felt weird considering Roy was pretty much the face of the series at the time (Along with Marth). And we still ended up getting Shadow Dragon
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#477 Vinny

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:57 AM

Wow, this game sold out..? That's pretty crazy.

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#478 Elusive

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

Sold out at Gamestop, at least. Not surprised, given the bonus they're toting. Still seeing it up for preorder at a few other places, though (Wal-Mart, Newegg, Target, Amazon, etc.).

It's worthwhile to note that, however, as others have already said, Amazon put a warning on their page a few days ago saying that they might have a delay in shipping, and Newegg has the release date listed as the 5th instead of the 4th.

#479 teh_minus

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:13 AM

Was able to go into GS yesterday afternoon and put a pre-order in for the bundle and the game. I was guaranteed an art book too by the assistant manager there. Maybe I should take her to dinner :-P

#480 JCrichton

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

Sold out at Gamestop, at least. Not surprised, given the bonus they're toting. Still seeing it up for preorder at a few other places, though (Wal-Mart, Newegg, Target, Amazon, etc.).

The bundle (with the bonus) appears to still be available on GS's website.