I know why Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon copies are hard to find.

#1Rupin_SalesmanPosted 4/22/2013 3:33:34 AM
You just need to use the Dark-Light Device to reveal them!
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#2SkittyOnWailordPosted 4/22/2013 3:41:04 AM
Rupin_Salesman posted...
You just need to use the Dark-Light Device to reveal them!


But we can't use that until we've unlocked it in the game. And if we can't get the game then we can't unlock it. Paradox. :O
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#3iGenesisPosted 4/22/2013 3:41:31 AM
Better reason: Nintendo being greedy
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#4kuragari1anonlyPosted 4/22/2013 4:00:14 AM
Everybody look at what #3 just said.
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#5Shadowfxd2Posted 4/22/2013 4:24:20 AM
iGenesis posted...
Better reason: Nintendo being greedy


If they were being greedy, they'd flood the market with copies of Luigi mansion. They make no money with it being hard to find.
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#6RoksuPosted 4/22/2013 4:41:52 AM
Shadowfxd2 posted...
iGenesis posted...
Better reason: Nintendo being greedy


If they were being greedy, they'd flood the market with copies of Luigi mansion. They make no money with it being hard to find.


I think that poster is saying Nintendo is intentionally limiting retail copies so that people who wanted the game will buy it from their eShop instead.
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#7iGenesisPosted 4/22/2013 4:43:01 AM
From: Shadowfxd2 | #005
If they were being greedy, they'd flood the market with copies of Luigi mansion. They make no money with it being hard to find.

Use your head please.

What does an overzealous fanboy do when every store is out of stock and he MUST play it tonight? He downloads it from the eshop, paying full price for a "license" to download some electronic data from Nintendo's servers. Nintendo then makes even more profits by saving money on manufacturing game cards and printing out paper manuals.
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#8adampeltzPosted 4/22/2013 4:53:55 AM(edited)
iGenesis posted...
From: Shadowfxd2 | #005
If they were being greedy, they'd flood the market with copies of Luigi mansion. They make no money with it being hard to find.

Use your head please.

What does an overzealous fanboy do when every store is out of stock and he MUST play it tonight? He downloads it from the eshop, paying full price for a "license" to download some electronic data from Nintendo's servers. Nintendo then makes even more profits by saving money on manufacturing game cards and printing out paper manuals.


Well, technically, when you buy a game cart, you're still only buying a "license". It's merely an alienable license. When you download the game, you're purchasing an inalienable license.

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#9iMURDAuPosted 4/22/2013 4:58:37 AM
Where does everyone live that copies of 3DS games are that hard to find? I chose to buy FE:A digitally and my local Wal-Mart was never oos when I walked through the game section which is once a week when I go grocery shopping. There are 3 gamestops within 5 miles of me and I bet I can call any of them and find out they have LM:DM on hand.
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#10JumpmandkPosted 4/22/2013 5:13:18 AM
I was personally unaware of these shortages, as I preorder most of my "N" games and I normally only buy games after release if they are used and cheap.

A friend of mine manages a Gamestop and I was talking to him a few weeks ago, and he told me about the recent shortages. He also said, from what he hears from the higher ups at GS, that "N" is shorting supplies on purpose, so once a game is hard to find, it is more likely to be bought digitally.

Now I'm not sure how truthful this information is, but if you just look at "N" history since the DS & Wii was released, and you will see these game shortages didn't start happening until they really started offering digital & retail releases together.

Yeah, I know they have always had a game hear and there that was hard to find if it was a niche title, but almost all of their games can always be found and are produced almost forever. So for anyone who thinks this isn't happening on purpose is kidding themselves.

Cart production over the last 30 years has always been expensive, and if anyone can sell a digital game to you, they WILL DO IT! If Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo could go 100% digital tomorrow, they would. Making physical games manuals, boxes, ect and then shipping it worldwide eats in to the profit margin.

Everyone is heading in this direction, so I can't really be upset about it, but don't try to sneak it in the back door, just come out and say we no longer want to make physical games, as we can't make as much money going that route.

I would have more respect for you at the end of the day, then just doing it this current way and playing like shortages aren't happening and that they don't care if you get digital or physical, as that is plain BS!