I’m a huge Fire Emblem fan and have been trying to get a hold of the Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition bundle since the pre-orders went up back in November. The pre-orders were live for only a few hours till they went out of stock, leaving many fans hoping for eventual re-stocks.
Months later in February, the Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition is yet to get a re-stock with the game’s page being one of the most visited on popular stock tracking website NowInStock. The page for the game’s ever so limited Special Edition has over 35,000 comments at the time of writing with patient fans tuning in everyday in hopes of grabbing the bundle.
The Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition bundle was priced at $79.99 and included both versions of the game – Birthright and Conquest along with a free copy of the third campaign called Revelations which would be playable by Special Edition owners weeks before it releases on the Nintendo e-Shop. The bundle also includes an artbook and a 3DS XL pouch.
This kind of treatment of fans is outright disrespectful by Nintendo, what’s the point of releasing a bundle which fans can’t even buy? On Ebay scalpers are already selling the pre-orders in the range of $200 to $300 and its all Nintendo’s fault.
This is not the first time Nintendo has had problems stocking its games and it doesn’t give a good impression. Is Nintendo not confident in the game’s selling power? Or they just want the to make the Special Edition even more special by making it super limited? Whatever the reason, I’m pissed off.
Fire Emblem Fates Birthright and Conquest releases exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS on February 19. The third campaign Revelation releases a couple of weeks later on March 10.
What do you think of the situation? Are you still looking to get your hands on the game’s Special Edition bundle? Let us know in the comments below.
Update: Game’s out, no restocks 🙁