did nintendo ever tell us why theres a shortage of fire emblem?

#1oldhbk76Posted 2/25/2013 2:01:43 PM
just wondering why there`s a shortage?
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#2Spiffy247Posted 2/25/2013 2:02:13 PM
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#3MaKdPosted 2/25/2013 2:03:39 PM
They were trying to get people to download the game.
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#4AnclationPosted 2/25/2013 2:04:19 PM
The standard explanation is that they underestimated demand, though a lot of people seem to think they purposely undershipped the game to drive up digital sales.
#5FindmeElseweyrPosted 2/25/2013 2:06:20 PM
I don't think they expected it to take off as much as it did.

I honestly didn't expect Fire Emblem to sell as well as it did either, actually. I think SRPG's are finally becoming the new FPS... and I'm ok with that.
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#6ARsignal11Posted 2/25/2013 2:09:17 PM
From what I understand, nope.

-There was a nationwide shipping problem at release week.
-Fire Emblem was never a high selling franchise in the US.
-They had the digital download of the full game on the eshop.
-They didn't anticipate the 3DS gaming community to gobble this game up on a handheld that was starved for its "next big thing."

^A combination of the above in my opinion.

Still, for most areas, you can walk into most retail stores now and find multiple copies of the game on the shelf.
#7RocketZXbluePosted 2/26/2013 7:01:13 AM
FindmeElseweyr posted...
I don't think they expected it to take off as much as it did.

I honestly didn't expect Fire Emblem to sell as well as it did either, actually. I think SRPG's are finally becoming the new FPS... and I'm ok with that.


what? people got tired of call of duty 27 and killzone 12 and halo 9 already? (obvious trolling here)
I think people are starting to realize what games are actually "good games"
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#8QuagsireQingPosted 2/26/2013 7:31:44 AM
Combination of unexpectedly high demand and a desire to reap the profits of digital sales. Expect the same situation with LEGO City Undercover (Wii U) and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
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#9smkorvettePosted 2/26/2013 8:21:18 AM
My gamestop still never received any shipments for it, still listed as "coming soon" on the shelves lol
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#10Bancario51Posted 2/26/2013 8:21:44 AM
because its not mario
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