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#1 tommyphat

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:49 PM

Does anyone think that there might be a shortage of this game on launch date? I am worried that people who reserved it a long time ago will still buy it even if their 360 hasn't come in yet. I guess we'll see.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(tommyphat @ Feb 9 2006, 01:56 PM) View Post

Does anyone think that there might be a shortage of this game on launch date? I am worried that people who reserved it a long time ago will still buy it even if their 360 hasn't come in yet. I guess we'll see.

I don't think I've ever heard of a shortage of games in all my years of gaming. Pressing off a million discs is alot easier than turning out a million 360's. sleep.gif

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE(LowProfileWurm @ Feb 9 2006, 08:06 PM) View Post

I don't think I've ever heard of a shortage of games in all my years of gaming. Pressing off a million discs is alot easier than turning out a million 360's. sleep.gif


Well, the only one I can really think of is Mortal Kombat. More of a delay due to the shipments getting stolen though.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 08:26 PM

unless a game is being pressed in small numbers (Panzer Dragoon Saga), you wont have any trouble finding the game

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 09:03 PM

yeah aside from purposely limited runs (like limited editions/special offers) I've never heard of a game shortage in all my years of gaming.

"game shortages" are fables told by EB and Gamestop employees to sell you pre-orders

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 09:20 PM

Yeah, remember when everyone in the world pre-ordered Halo 2?

I walked into like two diffrent best buys and a circut city on Nov. 9th and they all had way more copies than they could sell.....

There isn't gonna be any shorage of that game. seeing as still not that many people have a 360 either.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:14 PM

Don't bother pre ordering it also, all the idiots who pre ordered from EB games are going to have to wait while stores like Best Buy will have loads of copies.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:46 AM

Never no sense in preordering anything. Do some people honestly believe that there will be a shortage for a game come on guys. Like twisted said its just what EB and GS employees tell you, and we all know they are the dumbest people alive.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:58 AM

EB and GS employees are not stupid. Those employees work at extremely greedy companies. Those companies know that they can get away with it because the average person is too stupid to do anything about it.

Edited by BanjoK, 10 February 2006 - 03:01 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:33 AM

Yeah, like Banjok said they arent stupid they are just trying to make money.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE(LowProfileWurm @ Feb 9 2006, 08:06 PM) View Post

I don't think I've ever heard of a shortage of games in all my years of gaming. Pressing off a million discs is alot easier than turning out a million 360's. sleep.gif



Last gaming shortage I recall was Super Mario Bros 2, and Zelda a link to the past. But that was some kind of chip supply problem.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE(trey85stang @ Feb 10 2006, 03:47 AM) View Post

Last gaming shortage I recall was Super Mario Bros 2, and Zelda a link to the past. But that was some kind of chip supply problem.

I remember being 8 years old going with my father waiting for a store to open to get Mario Brothers 2! And I have a different opinion on pre-ordering. Pre-ordering is useful if 1. you're already planning on buying the game. and 2. they give you a cool little pre-order gift thing. I got a cool megaman anniversary edition shirt because i pre-ordered it! A few other goodies too!

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 10:37 PM

I don't know about nationwide shortages, but citywide shortages happen all the time. I remember when I picked up my pre-ordered copy of Zelda64 I had people offering me over $100 for it on my way out. Halo2 was also in short supply when released here.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:04 PM

I just opened a game store, and we have been taking pre-order's for games. I think that people don't think there will be a shortage, but they love having their name on one of the ones we have coming in.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:09 PM

Hey I'm gonna pre-order every game... I have a pre-order in for Full Auto at Gamecrazy because you were supposed to get a free faceplate for pre-ordering... so as soon as my faceplate comes in I'm switching it to The Outfit (it's supposed to have a special faceplate for pre-order as well) Haven't heard if GRAW has one... but if so I'll stick my $5 that stays in their system for this type of thing....lol... either way I'll prolly run to BB or something on release to get it biggrin.gif




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