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#14191694 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by trinken wir on 22 July 2019 - 07:42 PM

I think remember the deal they have in place is the Dev gets the digital price times the number of units sold after expenses are covered. This is where the digital price plus $15 to determine the sale price comes from (it was digital price plus $10 pre ESRB) and is base on when the game was signed. That is why some releases are 10 over and some are 15. I think the pre ESRB minimum was $24.99 and post is $29.99.
They used to discuss stuff like this here before they started getting openly attacked over petty crap.

#14187052 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by trinken wir on 09 July 2019 - 07:20 PM

Wonder if Teslagrad was part of the negotiation to get other companies to give LRG carts to finish off their production. (give us blank carts and we will distribute the game for you)

#14177977 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 14 June 2019 - 05:21 AM

I feel like it is hard enough to get the right game or one that works let alone a complete copy out of the warehouse. A complete copy of something portable never happens and getting two is like winning powerball type odds.

#14176882 TurboGrafx-16 Mini Retro Console (Amazon Exclusive : Pre-orders start July 15th)

Posted by trinken wir on 12 June 2019 - 03:30 AM

biggest news of the week for me! Love this system and still have original system with CD attachment and ~30 games. I really hope this does not get screwed up. Anyone found a place to preorder yet?

#14176691 Too Human FREE on XBLA

Posted by trinken wir on 11 June 2019 - 10:54 PM

Am I the only one that liked this game? Have the disk but free digital is good too. Thanks OP.

#14172688 The Gamestop Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 06 June 2019 - 07:11 PM

So these guys are planning their own funeral? I guess it may be too late for Gamestop at this point anyway and Gamestop's problems are huge, but if my company's stock just lost 35% yesterday, I might not be so eager to help everybody game the system and speed up the demise of the place I work.

Your issue, however, illustrates one of many of the problems with Gamestop in the first place. They keep creating these crazy deals and promos that allow people (and employees) to take advantage of them and have no system in place to make sure they aren't getting hosed until after the fact and they start banning people for abuse, etc. Virtually every other retailer learned long ago to have better safeguards for sales and promos.

They are probably happy to get clearance stuff off the books. I worked at Best Buy for several years (ages ago) and we were hit with charges from the company for each end of life item we had in stock. End of life stuff also affected how much new release product hit the store so it was beneficial to get rid of it as quick as possible. The employee was probably smart and knows what they need to get off the books. I would be shocked if each store did not have some sort of clearance metric, but hey Game Stop...

#14171770 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 04 June 2019 - 07:23 PM

mypsvita should take $3 off. they also run $5 off $60 or more, but those codes constantly change.

#13943638 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 12 February 2018 - 04:18 AM

I'm late to the "post your collection" trend. My excuse is that my first child was born on Thursday. :baby:


If you count loose, CIB, NIB, and CEs equally as "having a game," I have a nearly complete R1 collection. I'm missing at least Ar Nosurge, Atelier Escha & Logy, Oddworld New n Tasty, and MMA Supremacy. Haven't gone through the checklist recently, though.


Imgur album

Congrats on the kiddo.  Now you have someone to trade for Ar Nosurge, Atelier Escha & Logy, Oddworld New n Tasty, and MMA Supremacy...


As I have suggested to all new fathers get a Vita, it is the only thing you will get to play for the next 6 plus months.  In this case it appears as though you have it covered.


I am trying to post my Vita collection, but it does not look like I can add anything to the gallery.  How is everyone posting without using imgur etc.?

#13943618 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 12 February 2018 - 04:10 AM

One more visual novel set for North American physical release in May.


7 Scarlet


#13942443 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 10 February 2018 - 12:56 AM

I don't think I have seen anything about this before.


Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly 4/20/2018




Just when I think we have seen the last retail release something else shows up.  I thought March was going to be the end.

#13924343 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 10 January 2018 - 04:59 AM

I am probably a bit late to ask this, but I am looking for the Minecraft and MLB 15 cases that contain(ed) the download voucher.  If anyone has them and wants to trade PM me. 


In other news I am one game away from a Region 1 Vita set (plus the above if you count them).  Never really thought I would do something like that, but I started buying lots of used games when it was clear the flow of releases was numbered. I wanted to have a steady stream of stuff to play since I would suspect this is the best true handheld we will see any time soon (and its my favorite system since the TurboGrafx). Only thing I paid over retail for was the Retro City Rampage release for $65 new off eBay. 

Thanks for your sheets Tweeg, they were helpful!  At some point I want to dig into the release notes.  I actually have two different covers for Killzone and I was totally unaware that there were cover variants outside of LRG.  I bought a good portion of my games used so I don't know what does and does not have an insert, but it might be fun to try and update the release notes to include which games came with a manual/ insert etc.

#13896194 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 01 December 2017 - 04:12 AM

So I decided to take a chance and ordered 6 vita games during GameStops B2G1 online. They came today and all of them were complete....I feel like I won the lottery.

There are games I have ordered three times and still have not received a complete copy.  I wish I had your luck.  What did you get? Newer games?  I feel like the older titles are almost always generic cases.

#13832889 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by trinken wir on 16 September 2017 - 03:22 AM

We do it because many people want to buy one copy to play and one to keep sealed. Might seem stupid to some people but I collect sealed games so I get it. I'm not here to tell people how to enjoy the things they buy. If we can find the right unit counts for each game to allow two per customer and service demand - that's always the goal because it allows us to sell more units of a game for our partners.

We don't start games off at one because there is a fine line here - if we start off at one and a game sells really slow as a result, we get droves of people trying to cancel because a game is "not rare". Many people who want two, will only buy one because they don't want to gamble on waiting for us to raise the limit. When we do raise the limit, they won't buy a second copy because they won't want to pay shipping twice. If they do, they'll want us to combine orders - which, as ridiculous as this may seem, is actually kind of time-consuming to do. We have to manually track combined orders. They completely disrupt or shipping process.

For every game that sold out super fast at two per customer, there is one that sold super slow. Those games would have sold disastrously bad at one per customer.

Note that competitors like VBlank and Play-Asia don't limit people at all in most cases. At least we make an effort to set per person limits on every release - we just have more demand than they do and it isn't consistent or predictable. Some things will sell out quickly and some will go slow. As someone whose money rides on this, I'd prefer the former over the latter. I'm always going to err on the safer side.

For people complaining about one vs two copies, you realize how much easier LRG lives would be if they were shipping these out 5 or 10 copies at a time?  They would be saving money on handling costs (paying people to ship, boxes, tape etc.) and would have far fewer people to deal with complaining about everything.  I think we are all lucky there is some form of limit in place so we all at least have a good chance at getting the ones we want.


I think Doug and Josh should start a complaint jar.  Each time some self entitled person tells you how you are ruining their lives by not "allowing" them to get a release, put a buck in the jar out of the profits that each release.  At the rate of BS here I can only imagine what it is like for the support tickets.  Maybe this way you guys would start paying yourselves what you deserve to be making. 


Of course if you did it for shipping complaints (or Skullgirls) the company would go bankrupt and you guys would be sailing around in Yachts...

#13827622 PS Vita Deals & Discussions Thread

Posted by trinken wir on 08 September 2017 - 02:28 AM


Please don't start this here too. 


Yes there are people going for complete sets, some passive some active. Yes several people here have mentioned complete sets, but this is a gaming website and is by no means a reflection of society.  We are the crazy of the crazy; those of us who frequent these pages are a tiny subset of the subset who even play games and completionists are a fraction of the fraction.  There might be several hundred people going for some kind of a complete set, but there is no way there are several thousand people trying to get a complete set of Vita games.


Outside of limited run when you are dealing with multiple levels of distribution (i.e. manufacturing, distribution, retail) publishers would need to sell way more than a few thousand copies to even think about turning a profit.  No one wants to sell a few thousand copies of a game through retail.  You are suggesting that these publishers are actively trying to undermine your complete sets so they can loose money.  It does not make sense.

#13813581 Limited Run Games Thread - Global Outbreak of...Delayed Shipping

Posted by trinken wir on 22 August 2017 - 07:33 PM

Toilet seat games ftl.


At least it's a JRPG.  Imagine LRG physical release of Temple Run or Angry Birds or Punch the Monkey as an official NA Vita or PS4 release.

I would gladly pay $25 for a Plants vs. Zombies physical Vita cart.  Game is delisted now.  I bought an Angry Birds Star Wars cart for $10 and would happily do the same for the original, I would probably begrudgingly still buy at $25.