So why is Nintendo waiting to sell the eShop GBA games Ambassadors got?

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3 years ago#1
I understand the reason for them getting the games for free - it was a very good idea. But I only waited to buy a 3DS because I wanted to get a red one - it wasn't because of the steep price (though of course the huge drop was incredibly helpful to me).

But why didn't they just make them available for purchase for us non-Ambassadors at the same time? I know they will eventually, but what exactly is anybody gaining from them withholding them for - so far - over a year? The games are obviously already set to go, so...what the deal? The only reason I can even imagine is that Nintendo wants to give the finger to people who didn't buy the 3DS at the initial higher price - even if it means that they, in turn, are waiting over a year to earn an extra buttload of money. Is there any acceptable explanation I don't know of? I'm frustrated, but also genuinely baffled, so if anyone knows anything...
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3 years ago#2
They said they wouldn't sell them.
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3 years ago#3
Really? Why?
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3 years ago#4
Nintendo got butthurt we didn't buy their console at its starting price.
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3 years ago#5
GreenSF49 posted...
Nintendo got butthurt we didn't buy their console at its starting price.


No.
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3 years ago#6
elsmitty posted...
They said they wouldn't sell them.


They said they had "no plans."

Either way, it doesn't seem Nintendo really gets digital distribution. NOA especially.
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3 years ago#7
Yeah, as much as Nintendo can infuriate me, I flat out can't imagine Nintendo would never make games like The Minish Cap available for purchase - we're talking core Nintendo franchise games. Permanently withholding them from their core consumers just won't happen.

Still, I'm baffled that they wouldn't hold out their hands to take our money as soon as they could. I'm also amazed they haven't done GBC games like the Zelda Oracle games yet. But with the GBA games, we know they're already ready. It's pretty ridiculous.
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3 years ago#8
psAlLsTarsbr posted...
GreenSF49 posted...
Nintendo got butthurt we didn't buy their console at its starting price.


No.


Yeh.
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3 years ago#9
GreenSF49 posted...
psAlLsTarsbr posted...
GreenSF49 posted...
Nintendo got butthurt we didn't buy their console at its starting price.


No.


Yeh.


most definitely.
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3 years ago#10
Rocky2418 posted...
Yeah, as much as Nintendo can infuriate me, I flat out can't imagine Nintendo would never make games like The Minish Cap available for purchase - we're talking core Nintendo franchise games. Permanently withholding them from their core consumers just won't happen.

Still, I'm baffled that they wouldn't hold out their hands to take our money as soon as they could. I'm also amazed they haven't done GBC games like the Zelda Oracle games yet. But with the GBA games, we know they're already ready. It's pretty ridiculous.


I like how you use words like infuriate, withhold, baffled, and already ready.
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