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.