Being a collector of special editions has its ups and downs, like when you're faced with fighting scalpers over limited special editions. But that's exactly what's going on with a certain Metroid Dread special edition and it stinks.
Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have yet to learn their lesson. They should go half and half and do it the old-fashion way by selling it in store and not entirely online! 😑😕
Yay! Crappy people win again. /S
I was lucky enough to get an order of the special edition from Target and amiibos from Best Buy...
I didn't even hear that they went on sale here in Canada, i was at work and they were all sold out by the time i got off the same day it was announced, i fluked out when someone posted a link to Amazon Japan on twitter which had them the next day. Regardless it'd be nice if companies in general prioritized long time account holders/subscribers with a limited amount and did raffles like shoe companies do so the average person has a better chance, you can't compete with these bots.
It's time to stop online preorders, make these things I'm store only! It's become an unnecessary problem and I'm the end it's not getting into the hands of the people who actually want these things.
Also limit how many can be purchased at once!!!!
Assuming it doesn’t get canceled, I was lucky enough to get one preordered through GameStop. Had to get the amiibo through Play-Asia.
I think things need to be either in store only with a one per card limit OR have a ACTIVE WITH PURCHASES Nintendo network account for online preorders. Problem is Nintendo ( like Microsoft and Sony) MIGHT care, but not enough to come up with a solution. Hell, you have your own store fronts on your systems, make preorders through there. One order per account/console. Unless you have 2 or more switches in your house you’re only getting one reservation. How easy it is is why it’s done. Make it like this and it’s easy to do for real gamers, it’s a pain in the ass for scalpers. Oh I have to log into my current console to reserve the new console online? Easy. Done. Don’t want to reserve online? Guess I’ll be at GameStop/ Best Buy/ blah blah in the morning to try and reserve. Systems start being sold online by other retailers 6 months to a year AFTER release. Literally the end of scalping right there. But no. Manufacturers still get their money no matter who bought the item. Yeah they make more on software and peripherals if it’s in the actual hands of a consumer but hey, the consumer will get one eventually.
You know what I call bs on this. Nintendo loves using scalpers as an excuse. But this time that boat don't float.
People love to find the most convenient thing to blame. In reality this is solely Nintendo's fault. There is zero reason here to not be able to fulfill more orders when the game is not out for months and there's nothing fancy about this special edition that is essentially a steel book and some prints. Nintendo simply has zero confidence in the Metroid franchise and chose to order the lowest possible units so they aren't caught with excess inventory. Also the price for a nothing special " special edition" is nothing but a price gouge. I bought the Wii Metroid Prime collection with a slip case/steelbook and there was no price increase, so not sure how a mini art book and some postcards is supposed to cost $20.
I don't believe the US Amazon pages have even went live, can anyone confirm that?
They gotta make scalping illegal, give them jail sentences and then they'll learn
I still don’t understand why these editions are so limited from a publisher stand point. They don’t benefit from scalpers. Just make enough editions that meet the demand based on the pre order numbers. This way everyone is happy and they’d sell more limited editions without the scalpers making all the money. Unless there’s some part of publishing and creating these editions that I don’t understand, I don’t see why it can’t be handled in this way.
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