As I’m sure most of you are aware, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is now on sale in most parts of the world. The game released on June 16th, 17th and 19th in Japan, Europe and North America respectively. Only a few short days after the game’s release, many retailers in these parts of the world are reporting that their stock of Ocarina of Time 3D is running low, or has completely run out altogether.

This comes from Nintendo’s aim to avoid Ocarina of Time 3D suffering from the same fate as Spirit Tracks did upon its release. When The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was released, Nintendo shipped large amounts of the game worldwide. This was one of the factors that led to Spirit Tracks making its way to bargain bins all over the world just a few short months after its release. In order to make sure Ocarina of Time 3D would not suffer a lifetime in the bargain bins, Nintendo purposely underproduced copies of Ocarina of Time 3D, making sure that game retailers wouldn’t find themself with a surplus of stock.

This means that a lot of Zelda fans who didn’t manage to preorder a copy of the game are now without a copy of Ocarina of Time 3D, until retailers receive more stock. What are your thoughts on this? Did you manage to pick up a copy? Leave us your thoughts in a comment.

Source: Zelda Dungeon
  • Stormy

    Well, that explains why the Gamestop I went to had their copies in a shelf behind the desk. I was able to buy one though and now I'm really glad I did!

  • Keep an eye out over the next few days… apparently EB might be able to sell copies early. Post is going up about it soon!

  • joey@gmail.com

    i pre ordered it a couple of months ago. when i got to the store there was a guy calling and 3 different people asking for copies of the game (they were sold out). i walked up to the counter and gave them my name and said i pre ordered it and everyone was watching the game. it made the game 10x sweeter.

  • GenoKID

    I guess I lucked out. Apparently, my local Wal-Mart only had five copies on Tuesday. Are they accepting pre orders for SS now? I definitely will do that now.

  • Keimori

    I had a preorder and my HMV did'nt get the order in for a whole day latter!
    but i got my copy now so it's all good. XP

  • mahhmed

    I got my game at the 17th, and completed it at the 18th 😛
    I really have no life.

    Anyhow, I didn't pre-order mine. So I was just lucky. 😛

  • zeldafan206

    i didn't pre order mine and i got it the day it came out.

  • zeldafan4040

    I pre ordered mine the day the word was heard that the game was coming out and I got my copy bright and early the day of June 19th. I am now on the Water Temple level. I am on vacation in Hawaii and I brought my game with me. It was so awesome playing it on the airplane in 3-d move in front of everyone on the aisle seat just to make everyone jealous! 😛

  • T Dave

    I preorderd mine a long time ago and i'm sure i lost the slip which you have to show to claim it on the day. Fortunately when your there to watch the shutters go up in the morning for the greatest game of all time they trust that you did preorder. I already finished it and i just started Master Quest. Has anybody else seen the Skyward Sword Link artwork hidden in the game? there's one in Malon's bedroom as adult link and i remember seeing one elsewhere.

  • herooftwilight

    i cant preorder so i went to walmart at 12 am being its the 19th then and was the first then people started comming for it 30 min later sold out man i was smart to get there right before the guy stocked them aah good to be first. prob doing the same with ss

  • marcus

    i already have it an gotta say is preety darn good

  • toph

    Got mine 2 hours after gamestop opened that sunday….on thewater temple in master quest btw

  • 72hours192

    Are. You. Serious. Well, I guess I'll never get to play the game.

  • Manuel

    I went to town today to buy a oot but it was sold out and I was so sad I cried a little 🙁

  • Aralith

    That explains why my local Wal-Mart only had five copies. There were two others besides myself there to pick it up at midnight on the 19th. I had it 100% completed by 2:00 Wednesday morning. Yes, I have no life.

  • mikeypizzalover

    SOld out in my town on Sunday (two copis came), orderd it on bestbuy.ca and it came to day!!! The game is awsome!!!!
    Speaking of the game, I lost the game.

  • mikeypizzalover

    My entire town got TWOcopies. Total. Belive It.

  • matt17

    I went to gamestop myself to get this game, never pre ordered it. I picked the game up June 20th, no problem. Game didn't sell out as expected in my area

  • AndrewK

    WOOOOOOOOOOO preordered it and got it without a 3DS.

  • JonahTHD

    I walked all over the shopping district of the town I live in, and I couldn't find the game anywhere! I was lucky though, as I looked in the Toys-R-Us store, and they had only one copy left. They just totally made my day there.

  • I don't have the money to buy SS and this game so it has to wait anyway…

  • Kevin

    I preordered mine, so, yup I have OOT 3D ^^ (Just won the game actually)

  • licawolf

    In my city only a couple of places were selling it, and it was sold out when I arrived x(

    • licawolf

      only 7 copies in my city, or that was the employer told me :/

  • Tetra

    I didn't get to preorder mine because I was going to be in another city on that day 🙁 I took my chances and ended up having to search most of Montreal for a copy the next day. Found one at The Source.

  • TTL

    I went to my hometown Wal-Mart and asked about it at around 12:30 AM on the 19th and got a copy from the back with the only fuss of having to wait for the employee to find where there were. *shrugs*

    I only preorder when their are preorder bonuses. Otherwise, I work 3rds, so I'm up at all hours anyway, so a midnight purchase isn't anything to me. 😛

    • TTL

      Because this is necessary, I meant "there" are preorder bonuses. Sorry, it's a pet peeve of mine and if I don't correct myself, I'm being a hypocrite. 😛