Nintendo doesn't want my money... or maybe Gamestop just sucks

#1Big_IsaacPosted 8/10/2011 6:46:25 AM
so I went to a Gamestop today to pick up a eShop card to download some stuff. turns out they don't get them until "mid August"

question: does gamestop suck ass or are the cards not out yet in Europe?

I know we were supposed to get them late, but I could have sworn they should be available by now
waiting for Golden Sun 3DS
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#2niels200683Posted 8/10/2011 6:49:15 AM
Do you believe in the Soul Cake Duck?
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#3blablablax17Posted 8/10/2011 7:00:59 AM
they arent out yet?
i could have sworn i saw them at my local gamestop...
#4kyomagiPosted 8/10/2011 7:06:15 AM
i got a $20 one at bestbuy saturday when i bought my pre-price match loophole special
#5SlaysmePosted 8/10/2011 7:06:26 AM
Not in Europe. We've had them since before eshop in the states
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#6elheberPosted 8/10/2011 7:11:03 AM
Nintendo is desperate for your money. I just figure various conflicting national laws make it difficult to release a works-for-all system of selling those types of cards to Nintendo's liking for the 3DS. I'm sure they're aware of new security concerns too.
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#7dabeaniePosted 8/10/2011 7:52:09 AM
I suggest a PrePaid Credit Card. Since Nintendo is doing straight cash now, works great! And you can use the CC for other stuff too.
#8GeekyDadPosted 8/10/2011 7:55:07 AM
kyomagi posted...
i got a $20 one at bestbuy saturday when i bought my pre-price match loophole special

Yeah, and if 3DS owners think back to the launch of the system, Nintendo has been doing a lot of its 3DS marketing in a partnership with Best Buy. It's likely there is some type of exclusivity deal in place with them, which could be why the cards aren't showing up elsewhere.
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