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« on: March 16, 2005, 03:56:38 PM »

This is a problem on the production side of things. The games are all releasing on time, it's just there isn't enough software to meet hardware demand. The games affected are :

Ridge Racer
Darkstalkers
NFSU Rivals
Metal Gear AC!D
Untold Legends
World Tour Soccer

The supply of these six titles will be low for the first 2.5 weeks or so, but after that production will be meeting demand.

EB already has Ridge Racer being backordered until April 6th...
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005, 04:07:42 PM »

Where are you getting this info?  I'd like to confirm it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005, 05:01:27 PM »

I got the info from the district manager of the EB stores in my area. Lots of other people on various msg boards are hearing the same thing.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005, 05:13:03 PM »

I'm not hearing it from the developers or the publisher though, thats why I ask.  I'll do some digging, not that I don't trust the idjit nimrods at EB.  :twisted:
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2005, 05:50:29 PM »

Thanks for the heads-up Hetz!
I am -- at this very moment -- fondling my copy of NFSU Rivals that I just picked up at the Kitchener EB!! They had just opened the box and only had a few copies of it and 989's soccer game!

I am staring at the lovely PSP container -- and I have lust in my heart!! Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2005, 06:59:01 PM »

Well when i preordered my psp over a month ago, I did so untold legends as well. So hopefully i'll get it. That and luminees is the only launch title I want.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2005, 08:07:48 PM »

I think if you have preordered games, you most likely won't have trouble getting them before launch (except Mercury, which looks like it may be a little late)
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2005, 09:29:24 PM »

Is World Tour Soccer anything like Winning 11 gameplay wise?
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2005, 01:59:48 AM »

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Is World Tour Soccer anything like Winning 11 gameplay wise?


I don't know a lot about it (you could check Gamerankings.com -- I think there's at least one early review) but I don't think it's in the same league as Winning 11.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2005, 04:22:34 PM »

Hey Cleric7 You from Kitchener.. I am from Waterloo.. Small world..   Which Eb was it the one by Sportsworld or at fairview Mall....


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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2005, 04:54:03 PM »

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Ridge Racer
Darkstalkers
NFSU Rivals
Metal Gear AC!D
Untold Legends
World Tour Soccer


I already have World Tour Soccer, and should have Ridge Racer, Untold Legends, and Metal Gear Acid on or before launch.  Developers are debunking this, but dunno...
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2005, 05:42:01 PM »

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Hey Cleric7 You from Kitchener.. I am from Waterloo.. Small world..   Which Eb was it the one by Sportsworld or at fairview Mall....


Chris


Hey, small world indeed! biggrin
It was Fairview Mall (although I do most of my business now at the new one on Fairway Rd -- just picked up THUG 2 Remix there) The local EB's have some very nice staff!
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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2005, 06:31:13 PM »

how are you guys gettin these games? if i go to eb and insist they sell me one will they? (i figure Knightshade got his as a review thing - but are they sellin em early all you people who are buyin???)
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« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2005, 06:38:54 PM »

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how are you guys gettin these games? if i go to eb and insist they sell me one will they?


Just go and ask. Should be as easy as that.
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2005, 06:44:36 PM »

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Correct
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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2005, 07:03:36 PM »

and will they sell me the actual PSP too?
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2005, 07:04:54 PM »

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and will they sell me the actual PSP too?


Nope.

It's my understanding that, at this point, the games aren't street-dated but the system is (3/24).
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2005, 08:36:47 PM »

More confirmation of the low availablilty of some games....this is now listed under the Untold Legends page at EBgames.com...


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Orders taken after 03/17/05 may not ship until early April.


Looks like the shortage is real.
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2005, 06:13:48 AM »

That's pretty weird, as I manage a GameStop and we've not been told anything that would suggest there are game shortages.  In fact, an email today said to sell everything as we got it because we'd be re-stocked right away.   Even the systems look pretty good at this point.  I know how many I'm getting day one and it would take a pretty major last-minute rush to be completely sold out by then to pre-orders (which is possible).

Has anyone seen anything that would indicate anyone other than EB is suggesting shortages?  Perhaps it's an EB issue where they under-ordered and can't now change their intial allocations.
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2005, 12:38:52 PM »

Metal Gear Acid has the same warning now as well...and a new shipdate for all new orders of 4/6/05...

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/255638.asp
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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2005, 01:44:58 PM »

In an interesting note, my Wal-Mart, which rarely gets ANYTHING unique...has Darkstalkers, NFSU: Rivals, and Spider-Man 2...in stock.  Now.  This moment.  5 days prior to launch.
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2005, 05:51:44 PM »

I've caught the PSP bug as well.  The only title that I really really want at the moment is Ridge Racers.  (perhaps Lumines or a golf game).

All the big box stores near me insist that I buy a bundle (comes with Gretzky hockey and Wipeout).

I'll have to wait a while I guess for a non-game bundle version.
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