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

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User Info: oldhbk76

oldhbk76
3 years ago#1
just wondering why there`s a shortage?
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User Info: Spiffy247

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3 years ago#2
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User Info: MaKd

MaKd
3 years ago#3
They were trying to get people to download the game.
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User Info: Anclation

Anclation
3 years ago#4
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.

User Info: FindmeElseweyr

FindmeElseweyr
3 years ago#5
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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User Info: ARsignal11

ARsignal11
3 years ago#6
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.

User Info: RocketZXblue

RocketZXblue
3 years ago#7
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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User Info: QuagsireQing

QuagsireQing
3 years ago#8
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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User Info: smkorvette

smkorvette
3 years ago#9
My gamestop still never received any shipments for it, still listed as "coming soon" on the shelves lol
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User Info: Bancario51

Bancario51
3 years ago#10
because its not mario
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