The flagship store Nintendo World in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza saw an enormous crowd for the highly anticipated launch of Hyrule Warriors this past weekend. A mecca for gaming fans, the lines at the store superseded the supply employees could provide. With most of the attendees in search for a limited edition copy of the game sold exclusively at the store, some fans left disappointed when they were informed there were only 500 copies available to sell.

The limited edition box set includes the Wii U game as well as a Legend of Zelda branded scarf. With the rarity so high, eBay listings for the game have already appeared with auction prices in the hundreds to the chagrin of fans. Similar occurrences were seen with the limited release of certain Destiny versions earlier this month.

With Hyrule Warriors stirring such excitement in the Nintendo community, this new genre of the beloved Legend of Zelda legacy seems to be a welcome addition to the family.

  • Kaboom

    Well then maybe you shouldn’t have made that one single tiny store the ONLY place to get the limited edition that other regions had enough sense to make more widely available.

    DUH.

    • Morgan

      eh, it is what it is. there’s nothing we can do about it.

    • Hero Gamer

      NO, THAT WOULD OF MADE SENSE!!! NINTENDO DONT DO THAT!!!

    • Sarah Marrlett

      Still, they should have known that it would have been in high demand, and should have made at least 1000. That or distribute the limited quantity to another store.

  • Muayiad Mohammad

    I freaking love Zelda, but for some reason I’m still playing destiny. I mean yeah I played the first four stages of Hyrule warriors. but I just went back to destiny I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m actually pretty pissed off that I’m playing Destiny instead of Hyrule warriors. Plus today shadows of Mordor comes out, and I had that pre ordered, so I’m not sure what to play now.

  • Aaron Christensen

    I am boycotting buying this game at all until the limited edition becomes available in larger quantities. Look at the wind waker with the ganondorf statue, that was completely sold out within weeks. If they stocked like 5-10 in gamestops across america I would see the same thing happening.

    • Thomas Andersen

      …whats the reason to have LIMITED editions if they arent Limited?

      • Aaron Christensen

        Okay yeah I get that, but 500 is too low a number. There were like 30,000 of the ganondorf statue sets. Still a limited number, but it was enough to please the fans.

        • Thomas Andersen

          Yeah, agreed, 500 is too low! They still arent sold out here in Norway though, It might be that they thought it wouldnt sell to well, I dont know! Perhaps they will add more post launch!

    • Ryan Haney

      Don’t wait to play it. It’s TOO good to wait for a scarf!

  • T. Gibson

    Sorry but I think all of this “Hyrule Warriors” stuff is just a blatant money grab, and it belittles the franchise. Its like they are saying we can’t be bother to release a real Zelda game so we tossed our characters into another game, and as a added bonus we have lots of over priced BS “DLC” as well. This for a game that people I know who actually played it say it gets very repetitive pretty quick. All this for a game that cost $64.99 we I live.

  • kkksksks

    im one of the buyers! thank me later!!!!!!!!