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Submitted by Toadsanime 341d ago | article

Pokémon X and Y Official Release Date Broken: Not a Good Thing

Retailers are often supplied games up to a week before its official release to prepare, but sometimes some retailers break the street date and release it early. Unfortunately, with Nintendo’s first worldwide release, many retailers have done just that – and Nintendo have promised to penalize them. (3DS, Culture, Nintendo, Pokemon X and Y)

n4gger  +   341d ago
Poorly written article. Reads like the essays I was forced to write in high school in which I'd reach for content in order to fulfill the required word count. For example, the "Fairness" Paragraph. Plus you make assumptions about what Nintendo thinks instead of citing their actual POV if they've given one. Failing grade would not read again what makes me an expert etc
Toadsanime  +   341d ago
Yeah, it was a fairly rushed article written on a day on which I was ill.
3-4-5  +   341d ago
Reaching a bit. Makes it seem like something bad has happened when nothing bad happened at all.

This effects hardly anyone. Don't try to stir a panic.
SonyKong64  +   341d ago
street dates are ridiculous.. release the game when finished and ready or stfu..

if your rich, famous or privileged, you get anything you want early anyways, so punishing the peasants that get a few days before your steer date release is obscene..
admiralvic  +   341d ago
At least street dates make a little more sense than say region locking (there are so few people interested in doing this that it's fairly moot to begin with).

The point of them is to simply make things "fair" for everyone else. However, a lot of people forget that there are two types of dates. There are street dates, which are designed to make it fair for "all". Like if I could go to Sears and get Pokemon on Tuesday versus Saturday, then a lot of people would strongly consider going. Ship dates work a lot different and pretty much can be sold whenever. These are typically really niche games (like Muramasa Rebirth), which can be next to impossible to find on release without buying online or with preorder.

Anyway, I understand the logic and it makes sense. Very rarely are these games done THAT early, so you're talking about maybe getting the game a week or two early and even then that assumes you can find it. The main difference you see going on with reviewers is that a lot of the super early reviews are probably based off the "test" disc and are the exact same thing used to QA the game.

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