Just four months after the games release, Nintendo says it has stopped distribution of the Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector's Edition. A company representative says the only way to find the title is now through the second-hand market.
haha nice video comment, so true
oh crap i gotta go out and get one now before its too late Dx
It's a good thing I just bought it a week ago. I find it odd why Nintendo would do such a thing though. It's like if Steam just stopped selling The Orange Box. Better call some friends to tell them.
Anyone surprised by this? 4 months is a very short run for a title as popular as this franchise is. Were sales tanking?
It's only the collectors edition. Not the game itself. Just a misleading title is all. Probably for hits.
Proper credit for the article, since I'm not sure how it's linking to your site and not my site, where this originated: http://coffeewithgames.blog...
Considering how cheap the price was for the amount of content you got in Trilogy, perhaps they weren't profiting from it?
People who own the Wii do not like quality games. They prefer Puppy Luv PETZ and Carnival Games. I was shocked to see NSMBWii do so well. Sad to see the "Casual Marketing" is killing the Nintendo's best franchises
" People who own the Wii do not like quality games." And then you say " I was shocked to see NSMBWii do so well" And then you go on with "Sad to see the "Casual Marketing" is killing the Nintendo's best franchises" 2 contradictions in such short stops.
What a shame, such a great series
OK, I just logged in and I cant help but notice that you're all over the Wii article's comments sections. Do some research, NSMBWii will outsell MW2 by the time all is said and done, and that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who follows gaming news. If you hate the Wii so much, get off of it's nuts and go play some games. Thankfully, Stuffing your face full of cupcakes can keep you from speaking such garbage. If only there were an equivalent for your hands to keep you from typing this BS.
cupcakes are good though and it's not BS.
"People who own the Wii do not like quality games. They prefer Puppy Luv PETZ and Carnival Games." ANother example of people not reading the article properly. N4G put up misleading banners for people like you...read the banner, and not the article. It's the "Collectors Edition", not the game. "I was shocked to see NSMBWii do so well. Sad to see the "Casual Marketing" is killing the Nintendo's best franchises" Ahh NSMB is an awesome game. That's why it is selling so well. People have been playing mario for over 20 years. And who decides what games go into YOUR "casual market"...is there like a list somewhere that we are supposed to follow. And u said you were shocked to see NSMB doing so well, and the "casual marker" was killing nintendo's best franchies? How can it be killing a franchise when it is doing do well? I play NSMB all the time and i seriously doubt i would be what YOU consider to be a "casual gamer". Considering i spend alot of time playing games how can it be described as "casual" for playing a mario game, doesnt casual mean you play them "casually". ^Proof that your terminology is bogus and flawed. Here's one of the NSMB dev's playing the game - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Is that what you call a "casual" gamer, because he is playing what you call a "casual" game
Did he say NSMBWii is a good game? *tsk tsk*
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is an excellent game in my opinion. Sounds like someone has their nose out of joint that the Wii is spanking everyone else in this generation without the high-dollar flash that the other consoles have. Guess HD graphics really aren't everything.
This game is still gonna be illegally downloaded especially now. The sad, sad truth; does anyone really respect the Nintendo brand? I mean I do but, I don't have a Wii.
I suspect what that Nintendo is probably just discontinuing the metal case and art book, and not the game altogether. They will probably discontinue the Collector's Edition and release a standard edition in the typical plastic Wii case. I doubt sales have anything to do with this.
IT's got nothing to do with sales. It was a collector's edition which meant it had limited production. I know a lot of collector's editions are still being produced year after release nowadays but this is a case where it actually is for collectors.
I'm not really sure how this N4G site works, but I submitted the original story, before this one was even submitted. Sure, this story has a "link" to the original, but why was this one approved, and not the original? Just curious as to why the original wasn't linked to in the first place. http://coffeewithgames.blog...
Good thing I picked up my copy just a few days ago...
I better go get one then...
Huge bang for your buck. I'm guessing it's because they are releasing the new Metroid other M sometime soon.
rarely play it though, always end up playing some classic zelda when ever the wii is on
Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector's Edition is not being sold anymore. Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector's Edition. That is all.
Here's the partial response to a commenter on the blog post, that kind of said what you said: "...Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector's Edition, is the only Metroid Prime: Trilogy currently being published/shipped in the United States. I live in the United States and emailed Nintendo of America. I guess I could have clarified that in the article, because I didn't think about the NPC! versions in Europe and Japan, because I don't live there. Also, in the replies received from Nintendo of America, neither representative stated anything about another Metroid Prime: Trilogy being released/published to replace the "Collector's Edition". So, if you live in Europe or Japan, I guess this doesn't apply to you until confirmed for those regions."
Glad I bought it at christmas... :)
that guy just disagreed that you are glad buying it early phantom disagrees is at it again
Can somebody please explain, why the ORIGINAL story was submitted over 17 hours ago as a "Wii tip", but nobody APPROVED it...only for this rewrite with a link to the ORIGINAL story to be approved? I mean, the rules do state, "Always submit the url to the original story when possible, and the url should link directly to the content." The original story is only linked to in the rewrite of it, is that how it works? If so, why is the original tip still "pending"? Link to the original story for proper credit: http://coffeewithgames.blog...
I like how it's metroid prime trilogy too, not collectors edition in this post. Basically someone saw your story (a user or mod), rewrote this, and posted it for hits with a misleading title. Hilarious. They should just get a botnet and quit wasting our time if they wanna up ad revenue.
I should pick it up before too late. I would love to see other games get this treatment. Maybe a Pikmin 1&2 bundle?
All I know is I better pick this up soon, if that blog is reliable and this is actually as it sounds.
go and get one if you didn't
It's only the CE that's being discontinued right? That seems like a logical explanation. I <3 my trilogy though :)
Makes me wonder if Nintendo plans on putting out another edition, TBH. I mean, I've probably bought three versions of The Godfather, and a couple of remastered versions of Kind of Blue. It works for releases in other media, so why not games? I could see a GOW Collection-type re-release for the Metroid Trilogy on a future HD Nintendo console. That said...if I'm completely off base, I'm VERY happy I already bought the discontinued one. And if someone bought it on sale for $29 this holiday season, congratulations, you got the gaming deal of the decade.
The case for this game is sweet. This is my first metroid and I'm very happy with the purchase ;) People can still get the original case but god that airbrushed metal looks cool.
Yep. It's probably the only game that I've bought and was actually excited about its PACKAGING. This is your first 'Troid, bob? Ya gotta let me know which Prime game is your favorite. I've bounced around between all three, but Echoes is probably tops with me right now. (And you gotta DL Super Metroid!)
@21.1 Wow your first metroid, thats like saying twilight princess was your first zelda or galaxy was your first mario game.
I bought it when it first came out. Too bad for people who wanted it. I just checked amazon, it's not even available from them and it's not on backorder. You can get it from other vendors but not amazon itself. I don't think this game in any form will be out in stores again. In nintendos reply to the coffeewithgames guy, they never once say about it coming back out. Better go buy it if you don't have it. 3 of the best games ever made on 1 disc. It's a steal.
Some folks think they're doing this so they can release them all separately now and make more money. Thoughts?
I wouldn't be surprised if they came out seperately, but i also wouldn't be surprised either if they stopped making the game entirely. Metroid has a big audience but the games don't sell like wii fit or mario games. Nintendo is all about maximizing their profit this gen.
Ian -- I think they're probably doing it in order to do some other type of collector's edition in the future (maybe upscaled resolution for a future HD Nintendo console). With the special edition we already got, I think it's safe to say that some people at Nintendo think very, very highly of these games. Then again, it could be just to clear off shelf space and to not have confusion with three Metroids (Corruption, Trilogy, M:OM) on store shelves at once.
Since nobody at N4G seems to want to give the proper credit, here is the link again for the original story, as the rules state: http://coffeewithgames.blog...
Why can't they come out with a Earthbound collection with all the earlier Earthbound's from Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Gameboy Advance, and the lost one that was suppose to come out on Nintendo 64 disc drive add-on. They could.....well I don't know.......MAKE A NEW ONE ALREADY!!! WTF Nintendo! Get off your lazy a$$'s and make it!
I don't there will ever be a new earthbound. Nintendo should put the game on the virtual console & there's no excuse why it isn't on there. Just plain laziness. I love the game cause it's like a time capsule, everything about it screams 1990's. The lightheartedness of it really captured the lifestyle of kids (& myself) back then.
"Nintendo should put the game on the virtual console & there's no excuse why it isn't on there." The game is a mess of pop culture references that border on copyright infringement, there's a webpage going through it in heavy detail. There's no chance.
maybe nintendo will just put the games out on seperate discs metroid prime 1 and 2 with wii controls for 29.99 each.
Does that not mean anything to you people who don't understand why it will be discontinued? Its great that limited edition actually means limited edition, for a change. I think this package will have added value in the future if they really are completely discontinued. Its a great package, i'm playing metroid prime 2 at the moment and it is really difficult. Not a perfect game but the package is great value.
I bought Metroid Prime 3 and it's ok, but I wish we'd get a Metroid more like the original or like Super Metroid. I can deal with 3D if it's third person, but I don't care for the first person shooter feel of Metroid Prime.
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