Also forgetting South Africa and New Zealand.
So anyone here OK with us having a cool animated trailer for Pokemon X and Y. Like something similar to what they did with Black 2 and White 2.
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Do you think that during the conference the will tell us the exact date they are releasing the game? Like October 10th etc.
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If that is what's being referred to, wouldn't that be on Nintendo "undershipping" (as much as you can predict what the demand for a franchise like Fire Emblem is going to be in a country where it never truly caught fire) the game far more so than it would be on any one retailer?
Which brings me back to precisely what I said - that isn't GameStop's fault. It's Nintendo's fault (if "fault" is what you call it), for undershipping the title.
The chances of Nintendo undershipping a title of X/Y's importance to that same degree are practically zero. You may have trouble getting a copy if you don't preorder, yes, but it won't be because the title was undershipped.
Last edited by Zorocario; 6th June 2013 at 5:56 AM. Reason: Wording
GameStop is doing nothing worse than any other retailer, which is use a placeholder date on their release lists as opposed to "TBD", which at least gives Joe T. Consumer some vague idea (summer, fall, October, Christmastime, whatever) of when the game is due.
It's only a problem if people aren't smart enough to realize that.
Guys the reason why Gamestop (and other websites) put a placeholder date of 31st October is because they know that the games will be released in 31st October. If you pre-order the game now before any officiual date is revealed, two things will happen:
-You will recieve the game the day that the game is actually released.
-You had to wait until 31st October to receie the game. If you want the game o9n release, you hae to cancel the pre-order and pre-order agaion on release day.
Either way, it's a safe bet for the retailer because they make pre-orders the game in a date that the game is supposed to be released. Nothing more.
I think that the anime staff, marketing team, manga staff, TCG developers, know the same thing about the release date that we know. (Well, if next week the full release date is confirmed, the staff of those media will know the datye a fews days prior). And if you wonder about the anime, the anime don't know whent he game will be released exactly. What the anime do is calculate the remaining episodes until the first possible, produce them, produce the first episodes of the new series and air them. The anime will oprobably end the series the last week of Sepotember and if the games are released late in october they make specials to wait like the one in BW.
The placeholder date is a placeholder date. Nothing more. It is not the actual release date. It's a date sort of near to when the actual release date will be, which we know will be October and which we're pretty sure will be a Sunday in North America, and it looks better and is somewhat more informative on a release list than a simple "TBA". October 31st, 2013 is not a Sunday, and it would be an awful idea to release a product like this on Halloween regardless, when your entire target demographic is out trolling the streets for candy.
The placeholder date has no bearing on when you're allowed to purchase a copy. If you've preordered, a copy will be saved for you, allotted stock allowing, on the release date. It doesn't matter if there was an official release date yet or not at the time you preordered. There is no such thing as "pre-order[ing] agaion on release day."
Please be more judicious in trying not to spread misinformation like this. This is how we get people making poorly-written threads asking HOW DO I PREORDER A GAME WHEN CAN I BUY IT CAN SOMEONE PREORDER IT FOR ME RIGHT HERE IN MY TOWN PLEASE?????!!!!! as the release date approaches.
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October 12th will be THE day
So it will be released on a Saturday?