Why did Nintendo of America create an artificial demand for this game?

#1305_KingPosted 2/16/2013 2:31:20 PM
I can't find it in stores and no, I simply won't get the digital version since I like to physically own my games. Anyways, is there any news on a future shipment or anything of that sort?
---
AKA Latino_King
"Don't ask for it. Go win it on your own. Do that and you'll succeed" -From Eureka 7
#2ArreiPosted 2/16/2013 2:35:19 PM
Because demand for this series has never been this high before, going off how previous entries were basically not even on the radar.
#3lunarknight64Posted 2/16/2013 2:40:34 PM
it's not really Nintendo's fault you would rather wait for a physical copy rather then download it and play it now
---
Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.
~Joseph Stalin
#4NeonOctopusPosted 2/16/2013 2:46:50 PM
So you can download it and give more money to them.
---
http://i30.tinypic.com/qsv60z.jpg http://i.imgur.com/GvnlD.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/2s10gfq.jpg http://imgur.com/lGhiS.gif
#5TorajimaPosted 2/16/2013 2:48:30 PM
It's funny how the people who whine the loudest about the common problems with physical releases (low print runs, manufacturing constraints, shipping errors) are the same one that refuse to shop digitally, where these problems don't exist.
#6LitlroxPosted 2/16/2013 2:49:39 PM
I pre-ordered mine through Amazon and before its release, there was a delay. Not sure how long that delay was going to be but it went past the day it was released and I just could not wait any longer so I cancelled my pre-order and just downloaded the game.
Now I am very pleased!
#7UmuruPosted 2/16/2013 2:49:44 PM
Better for them than risking the chance of wasting money on making game cards that might just sit around until they become a bargain title. I would imagine digital is easier for them to track, and they don't have to worry about losing money or having to discount. :p
#8Comray002Posted 2/16/2013 2:54:13 PM
lunarknight64 posted...
it's not really Nintendo's fault you would rather wait for a physical copy rather then download it and play it now


No, guy. It IS Nintendo's fault. Transferring downloaded games on the Wii to the Wii U is a mess, and it links to the console. Buying games on the 3DS e-shop links the game to the console. What happens if his 3DS bricks? He wasted 40$. Nintendo's online services are in a state of absolute bedlam. I'm reading news articles about people losing their digital Nintendo games just about every damn day.

Also, in the case of this game, it takes up over 50% of the space on the included SD card, so the load times and speed of the game would be dismal.

So yes, it is Nintendo's fault that he is doing whatever he can to not get f***ed. I would suggest that he order the game online.
#9TiamatKillerPosted 2/16/2013 2:57:51 PM
Torajima posted...
It's funny how the people who whine the loudest about the common problems with physical releases (low print runs, manufacturing constraints, shipping errors) are the same one that refuse to shop digitally, where these problems don't exist.


Some people don't want to use Nintendo's idiotic online system just yet.

Some people don't want to take up memory space for a retail game when so many good eShop games come out regularly.

It's funny how narrow-minded people are about online and physical copies.
---
i5-3570k @3.4GHZ_GTX 560Ti (2GB)_Asus P8Z77-V Pro_Samsung 840 (250GB)_1TB Seagate_8GB RAM_Zalman 9900 MAX_CoolerMaster HAF 912
#10AquatrezPosted 2/16/2013 2:57:59 PM
I emailed Nintendo about the lack of physical copies and they said they are still actively printing the game. Hopefully should be more common in stores soon!