Submitted by Pozzle 947d ago | news

Some People Who Pre-Ordered Ni no Kuni Are Having Issues Getting The Game

A whole bunch of people who pre-ordered Ni no Kuni are having all sorts of issues getting their copies of the PS3 role-playing game, which came out Tuesday.

We've been getting tons of tips about the pre-order issues for the past two days, and people have taken to publisher Namco Bandai's forums to complain. People who pre-ordered the special Wizard's Edition of the game from Namco's store tell us their orders remain unshipped, and in some cases, cancelled entirely. (Namco Bandai, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3)

Bimkoblerutso  +   947d ago
You know, it's actually a little surprising. I went looking for the game late on Tuesday, and it was surprisingly difficult to find. I tried two Gamestop's and a Best Buy before I found a copy at Target.

I thought maybe they just underestimated the buzz for this game and under-shipped, but apparently there's a problem?
medziarz  +   947d ago
Amazon has everything available and running, as always, start doing your gaming shopping there, right now it's probably the best place to do it

And no, i don't work from them :P

Edit: Okaaay, it's sold out there too :D
But it's still there on GameStop :D
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icewater85  +   947d ago
It's sold out on amazon as well, and rightfully so. The game is amazing.
ApolloTheBoss  +   947d ago
No doubt. Pre-ordered from Amazon and they shipped it yesterday. I choose free shipping and it estimated it would get here on the 30th. It got here today! Those guys are awesome!
rdgneoz3  +   947d ago
Look around NewEgg everyone so often, some nice deals. They had a deal on Ni No Kuni in the fall for $12 off. With free shipping it was waiting at my door on release day. Still sad I couldn't get my hands on the Wizards edition, would love a copy of the Wizards Compendium. Sad only the Namco store had it for the US.
sarshelyam  +   947d ago
Only for the Wizards Edition. I've seen it everywhere else.
rainslacker  +   947d ago
I was at gamestop today and someone came in to pick it up and they didn't have any copies left. Granted my regular store down the street has a terrible JRPG selection most of the time.:( Most of the stores in my area(quite a few) have it listed as low stock on their website.

I'm glad the game is doing well. Maybe publishers will start to see it's a more viable market and we can get more localizations.
Cirran  +   947d ago
I preordered mine today from a local store. Iunno why but I just had this feeling when I preordered it that I might end up not getting a copy. Recently some websites have made both special and normal editions from being able to be preordered. Maybe level 5 wasn't expecting so many people to pick it up and haven't dispatched enough copies?
dboyc310  +   947d ago
Lol I purchased the game yesterday and the guy at gamestop told me I had to pre order the game because they only get limit quantity for the ppl that pre ordered since jrpgs don't sell in great amount. Thought I was screwed but he ended up giving me the last copy he had left. As of now I'm enjoying the game and my little nephew is immerse by it because of the art style. Think all the great reviews and word of mouth will bring justice to this game. Well I hope so.
Highatus  +   947d ago
I've had my Wizard's edition pre-ordered since Aug 30/2012. When it became available to Canadians.

I got anxious when it wasn't shipped out on Tuesday so I sent them an email about it.

They replied within 24hrs and it has now shipped :)
sarshelyam  +   947d ago
Same boat...but the UPS tracking still isn't updating.
rezzah  +   946d ago
Same here.

Was shipped yesterday.
mi_titan27  +   947d ago
I recieved an email from Digital River stating they oversold the Wizard's Edition and were sorry, so heres a $20 gift card please accept our apology, now as a collector i've missed out on any chance of getting any special edition of this game, unless im willing to shell out $250 on ebay for one!
CrescentFang  +   947d ago

You are not the only one. Check out this topic for more help (there are also more topics about this as well)
sarshelyam  +   947d ago
When did you preorder? I received my shipping confirmation an hour ago.
mi_titan27  +   946d ago
last week when they reopened the pre-orders
sarshelyam  +   946d ago

Oh, yeah...I hear most of the 2nd run preorders are getting cancelled in favor of 1st run preorders who had billing issues (declined credit cards, etc.), they're robbing peter for paul. I say, if you don't have the money...it needs to go to the next in line, and not a make good for people who didn't plan this out.

Sorry they gave you the shaft. This was handled quite poorly by Digital River. I always say I'll never use them again, and then something like this backs me into a corner of reservation.
ApolloTheBoss  +   947d ago
With Ni No Kuni being sold out in about every gaming store I come across I think it's safe to say that we're gonna see a sequel.
TenkoTAiLS  +   947d ago
I think this is probably another case of "oh this is a very Japanese game, we won't need to secure many copies as not many people will be interested"...boy were they wrong. People have been dying for a game like this for some time.
sarshelyam  +   947d ago
Not at all the case. Most of the inventory was produced on demand, measured through the NinoStarter preorder program.
amaguli  +   947d ago
I take this as a good sign, it means that people actually bought the game and that more people want it too.
miyamoto  +   946d ago
well said, Quatt... *ahem Red Comet

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