Posted on May 07 2011 by Djinn
Recently leaked information over on Andriasang has revealed that there would be a very limited amount of copies of Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D available on the release date. Their sources revealed that Nintendo will be shipping less than 150,ooo units for the initial release and will be sending small shipments to all retailers of the long awaited update.
The announcement comes after a very recent leaked rumor just days earlier that there might be a smaller than usual shipment of copies available upon the launch date. Now their sources have divulged even more information on the estimated number of copies that will be made available. This will no doubt cause an influx of pre-orders as there are now fears of stores selling out shortly after release. This decision is theorized to have been made in an attempt to avoid any eventual bargain bin sales as seen with Spirit Tracks by withholding the quantity to a smaller amount increasing demand. There is still the likelihood of further shipments in the near future from Nintendo to alleviate this shortage.
While this is a shocking development to hear at first, I am not too surprised. We have seen shortages of both the Wii console and Super Mario Wii in the past; and while yes they were hard to come by early on, they did eventually become available. Shortages such as this one do wonders to drive up presales and increased demand by the time of the second shipment. I believe this is only temporary and the game will be readily available in no time at all.
So what do you think? Is this an intelligent move on Nintendo’s part? Have you preordered your copy of Ocarina of Time 3D yet? Let us know in the comments below.
Related: Ocarina of Time 3D Walkthrough