In a completely unexpected move, Toys “R” Us has dropped the price of Skyward Sword.

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In case you were waiting for a moment like this, Nintendo’s most recent first party game has been reduced from it’s standard price of $49.99 to $29.99. The only place to get it this cheap is Toys “R” Us. Competitors Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart still have the game at original price.

It is very uncommon to see a Zelda game dropped in price so soon. The game has been out for less than five months, having debuted in November. Even so, as Nintendo Power’s game of the year, this is a great opportunity to buy it. If pricing had been an issue before, this may be a good time to catch up on what some people say is the best Zelda yet.

So what do you think of this price drop? Are you going to go buy it if you haven’t already? Leave a comment below with your opinion of the situation.

Source: Toys “R” Us (via My Nintendo News)

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  • TurkeyMcBean

    How many copies of Skyward Sword were sold before the price drop? Is this a sign of trouble? Hmmmm???

    • They've sold 4 million worldwide of SS with the game selling really well everywhere except Japan.

      • 1bgood97

        Except Japan? Wasn't SS made in Japan?

      • Link and Cuccos

        Hey, I was curious, where did you see the 4 million? The last I checked, Nintendo announced it sold 3.49 million (which is really, really good considering no other Zelda game had sold that quickly and it's at the end of the wii's product life cycle!), but I would like to know where the 4 million update came from! That's good news!

      • Link and Cuccos

        Hey, I was curious, where did you see the 4 million? The last I checked, Nintendo announced it sold 3.49 million end of Jan (which is really, really good considering no other Zelda game had sold that quickly and it's at the end of the wii's product life cycle!), but I would like to know where the 4 million update came from! That's good news!

  • tru

    haha I work at Toys R Us and I find it funny that I heard this here first 😛 I'm surprised at that price!

  • Callin

    Toys R Us? Really? This is the same store still selling Phantom Hourglass for full price…

  • Captain

    They dropped the price because practically no one is buying the game now. I was at Walmart today and the shelves were literally stuffed with unsold copies. Kind of a shame, though, when it comes to games, lower price usually means lower quality… which is not the case with Skyward Sword. I mean the game's not perfect, but it doesn't deserve to be priced lower than games like Fortune Street.

  • Link and Cuccos

    This is only Toys R Us though. It could be that Toys R Us doesn't sell games that well, and thus, they have to drop the price on certain games just because. I don't recall people really going to Toys R Us to buy games. I forgot you can buy video games there.

  • Dark valoo

    This is an insult to the name of Zelda. Nothing turns me off a game more than seeing it priced so low. Curse you toys r us, curse you. SS deserves to be 10 bucks higher than the average game. Blasphemy

    • Hyookami

      Are you a hamster at a petstore?

  • Lower price actually means trying to make more money. It doesn't lower the value of the game by any bit, it's just an administrative decision based on statistics that are hiding in the background. They're basically predicting that doing this will help sell it, not that it's doing bad, but everyone who is willing to buy it at full price most likely did by now. They're trying to appeal to the….well, poorer audience I suppose. So I understand what you mean by how the game shouldn't be lowered in price, but again, if this game was just being handed out for free at stores, would it make it an unplayable game? 🙂

  • chaum

    Corpus Christi Toys r us still selling Skyward Sword for 49.95-is the price drop a regional thing?