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#5221 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11353 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:22 PM

It's nice if Bestbuy get Celeste and Iconclasts. I still have over $50 Reward so i can use them by March ;)



#5222 DoubleDam21  

DoubleDam21

Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:57 PM

It's nice if Bestbuy get Celeste and Iconclasts. I still have over $50 Reward so i can use them by March ;)


I highly doubt they will be available by then as the preorders don’t end until end of January unless BB have been getting them earlier then their own customers.

Edit: says Celeste “should” ship out late March but would take it with a grain of salt.

#5223 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11935 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:44 PM

It's nice if Bestbuy get Celeste and Iconclasts. I still have over $50 Reward so i can use them by March ;)

Best Buy is definitely getting Celeste and I have a feeling that they will be getting Iconclasts as well.



#5224 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7736 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

Best Buy is definitely getting Celeste and I have a feeling that they will be getting Iconclasts as well.

Are they really? On both PS4 and Swtich?  Source?  I will just skip the hassle of buying from LRG if BB will be selling it. 



#5225 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2187 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:24 PM

Best Buy is only ordering Switch games from LRG. They note which ones on the games page.



#5226 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11935 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:20 PM

Are they really? On both PS4 and Swtich?  Source?  I will just skip the hassle of buying from LRG if BB will be selling it. 

In the Email LRG sent out advertising the sale they mentioned that BB intended to order 5000 - 8000 copies of the Switch version.  LRG hinted that Best Buy could back out, though I doubt they would.  They would be more likely to back out of Windjammers for instance, as I can't see that being a big seller at BB.

 

So far, I believe this is the current complete list of LRG Switch titles Best Buy will be carrying:

 

Golf Story - $29.99 - available now

Yooka-Laylee - $49.99 - available now

Battle Chef Brigade - future title (5000 copies per LRG)

Windjammers - future title (5000 copies per LRG)

Celeste - future title - (5000 - 8000 copies per LRG email)

 

I also wouldn't be surprised if BB struck a deal to carry Cosmic Star Heroine and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse too, though didn't see any mention in the product description.



#5227 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11353 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:27 AM

Battle Chef Brigade - future title (5000 copies per LRG)

Celeste - future title - (5000 - 8000 copies per LRG email)

 

I will get them both if i ever see it at Bestbuy. Already picked up GOLF.  



#5228 MsterPanDa  

MsterPanDa

Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:29 AM

I bought Golf Story and l can say in my state of Wisconsin, each Best Buy seems to get about 5 copies in stock at each store. Golf Story is running low at some stores now. Yooka-Laylee seems to be about the same amount (5 copies) as well. 



#5229 Jiles001  

Jiles001

Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:37 AM

In the Email LRG sent out advertising the sale they mentioned that BB intended to order 5000 - 8000 copies of the Switch version.  LRG hinted that Best Buy could back out, though I doubt they would.  They would be more likely to back out of Windjammers for instance, as I can't see that being a big seller at BB.
 
So far, I believe this is the current complete list of LRG Switch titles Best Buy will be carrying:
 
Golf Story - $29.99 - available now
Yooka-Laylee - $49.99 - available now
Battle Chef Brigade - future title (5000 copies per LRG)
Windjammers - future title (5000 copies per LRG)
Celeste - future title - (5000 - 8000 copies per LRG email)
 
I also wouldn't be surprised if BB struck a deal to carry Cosmic Star Heroine and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse too, though didn't see any mention in the product description.


Whats the point of getting it from LRG if BB is just going to stock them? Surely not for the different cover art. Right?

#5230 Vigilante   The Deal Is Already Dead CAGiversary!   36849 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:44 AM

Whats the point of getting it from LRG if BB is just going to stock them? Surely not for the different cover art. Right?

You'd be surprised. Best Buy's cover art for Golf Story is quite ugly compared to LRG's.



#5231 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2187 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:46 PM

My store got a bunch of Yooka and the aren't really moving with the high price.



#5232 BrandonJF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   479 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

BrandonJF

Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:22 PM

My store got a bunch of Yooka and the aren't really moving with the high price.

 

My store always seems to have the same amount of Golf Story.  It seems like they have more stock of these LRG releases than they do for some of the other indie releases (Dead Cells, Monster Boy, Salt & Sanctuary).



#5233 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11935 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:49 PM

My store got a bunch of Yooka and the aren't really moving with the high price.

If I recall correctly BB was getting 20K copies of Looka-Laylee which was kind of insane at the $49.99 price.  Or maybe it was 10K?  Either way it was a lot for the price.



#5234 EvilutionDesigns  

EvilutionDesigns

Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:08 AM

My local BestBuy got 5 copies of Golf Story. I bought the last 2 today for a couple of friends in Canada who wanted them. I'm in a pretty small location and was shocked that at least 3 other people wanted this game locally. 



#5235 Tothoro  

Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:33 AM

I have a feeling BestBuy is going to have to put them on sale or clearance to clear them out (especially Yooka). Good time to invest in popcorn for that inevitable backlash.



#5236 Jurai  

Posted 07 January 2019 - 02:34 AM

My local BestBuy got 5 copies of Golf Story. I bought the last 2 today for a couple of friends in Canada who wanted them. I'm in a pretty small location and was shocked that at least 3 other people wanted this game locally.


It's one of my favorite Indies on switch, plus I believe it is exclusive

#5237 Tyrok   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2187 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 January 2019 - 05:06 PM

I have a feeling BestBuy is going to have to put them on sale or clearance to clear them out (especially Yooka). Good time to invest in popcorn for that inevitable backlash.

They likely can't put them on sale because it was a one time buy from LRG and they aren't going to give them a break on the cost to move through them. BB would lose money on each copy sold if they put Yooka on sale for $40.



#5238 Tothoro  

Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:27 PM

They likely can't put them on sale because it was a one time buy from LRG and they aren't going to give them a break on the cost to move through them. BB would lose money on each copy sold if they put Yooka on sale for $40.

There's an operations management term that's eluding me at the moment, but display space and the opportunity cost on displaying/storing other goods are legitimate reasons they may take a slight loss to clear them out.

 

Plus, LRG likely gave them some kind of bulk discount. Consider that if BB gets 10.000 copies at $40, sells 9,000 of them for $50, and the remaining 10% at $40 they still make $490,000 off of a $400,000 purchase. The numbers are arbitrary and there are other factors (CoGS is more than purchase price), but they wouldn't necessarily be losing money by discounting leftover inventory.



#5239 darren2e   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:39 PM

Super Rare has Adventure Pals up for sale on Switch

#5240 GtoTheNextLevel  

GtoTheNextLevel

Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:51 PM

Just ordered Adventure Pals after hearing the guys on the CAGcast talk about it. :)



#5241 Madzane  

Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:50 PM

The art of Adventure Pals reminds me of the uniquely warped look of Castle Crashers or Alien Homnoid. The preorder seems to be selling healthy too.

#5242 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11935 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:50 AM

In the Email LRG sent out advertising the sale they mentioned that BB intended to order 5000 - 8000 copies of the Switch version.  LRG hinted that Best Buy could back out, though I doubt they would.  They would be more likely to back out of Windjammers for instance, as I can't see that being a big seller at BB.

 

So far, I believe this is the current complete list of LRG Switch titles Best Buy will be carrying:

 

Golf Story - $29.99 - available now

Yooka-Laylee - $49.99 - available now

Battle Chef Brigade - future title (5000 copies per LRG)

Windjammers - future title (5000 copies per LRG)

Celeste - future title - (5000 - 8000 copies per LRG email)

 

I also wouldn't be surprised if BB struck a deal to carry Cosmic Star Heroine and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse too, though didn't see any mention in the product description.

Guess we can add Super Meat Boy to the list of LRG titles that Best Buy is carrying.  No idea of the print size of the BB version, but its supposed to release 2/8/19 and they are taking preorders now on the BB website.



#5243 reko8   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   121 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2019 - 01:25 AM

Donut County for PS4 up at iam8bit

https://store.iam8bi...4-physical-game

#5244 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11935 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2019 - 05:39 AM

Donut County for PS4 up at iam8bit

https://store.iam8bi...4-physical-game

Damn, this seems kind of quirky and reminds me a little of Katamari Damacy.  Think I may have to pick it up!



#5245 Midori Monkey  

Midori Monkey

Posted 16 January 2019 - 05:44 AM

Damn, this seems kind of quirky and reminds me a little of Katamari Damacy.  Think I may have to pick it up!

That was the exact vibe I got from watching some gameplay, so I put a preorder in :)



#5246 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6948 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 January 2019 - 01:17 PM

Has anyone ordered the supposed physical release of Jackbox Party Pack 3 for Switch that Walmart has?  

 

https://www.walmart....93483/932870486

 

The other two Jackbox games show as e-delivery but this one shows as a physically shipped item.  Only thing I can guess is that its a voucher on a card.  



#5247 PenguinMaster   Sacrilicious CAGiversary!   3851 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

PenguinMaster

Posted 16 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

Has anyone ordered the supposed physical release of Jackbox Party Pack 3 for Switch that Walmart has?  

 

https://www.walmart....93483/932870486

 

The other two Jackbox games show as e-delivery but this one shows as a physically shipped item.  Only thing I can guess is that its a voucher on a card.  

All of the Jackbox games have a constant online requirement (including the physical release of the first one on PS4). So whether it's a cartridge or a voucher, it'll have terrible DRM either way.



#5248 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4736 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 January 2019 - 04:21 AM

Heads up for anybody that missed it. I am down to my last copy of I Am Setsuna for Switch with official English cover art. 



#5249 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3298 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted Today, 06:16 PM

oniken-odallus-collection-limited-edition-583543.27.jpg

 

Play-Asia is releasing the Oniken-Odallus Collection on Switch on one cart on 1/24.

They are also releasing a PS4 version but this will be on two discs. If you buy both you get a free sleeve to hold both games. Reviews for both of these games are very positive so I will pick up the Switch release.