Sunday, April 14, 2013

Rocket's adventures in MH3U Part 2: Shibata's apology

After the demo got me hooked I looked forward to the full game's day of release. When it finally came I set off on an eventful real-life quest to find and purchase a physical copy. GameStop were out of stock and they didn't have the newly released Circle Pad Pro XL either. They had the 3DS XL and Wii U bundles, but they weren't what I was looking for at that stage.

I contacted several other branches of GameStop and none of them had it in stock either. I then came across these tweets from Satoru Shibata, the lovely gentleman who hosts the European Nintendo Direct broadcasts:

I guess I should've expected the high demand. After all, there was an entire sub-culture waiting patiently for physical copies of this game to come out so they could buy and own them.

My 6th 3DS Game Card purchase became Luigi's Mansion 2, which came out a week later, well stocked and well advertised. The other day I finally found a branch of GameStop that had Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in stock and that became my 7th.

My adventure will truly begin soon. For now though, I'm hunting ghosts!

1 comment:

Maxi said...

I don't think I have had personally had any problems attaining a game but I did have a problem getting the original Wii when it came out.

Glad you were able to grab MH3U for yourself.