How did people even get Pokemon Sun & Moon early?

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  1. GibFTW
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    How did all of those people get sun and moon early?
     
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  3. GibFTW
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    Yes but how did they get their hands on them?
     
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    early copies being dumped
     
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    Game stores generally receive the games' physical stock a few weeks before their release with strict instructions from Nintendo to not put them on sale until release day. Most early leaks are from employees opening up this stock (or stores breaking the contract and selling the carts early), and using a 3DS equipped with homebrew to extract the game's binary from the cartridge before posting them onto the Internet.
     
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    Stores got them 2 mondays ago, then thanks to First Sale Doctrine they could legally do whatever they want with the copies they paid for.

    Of course some buyer dumped it, for the satisfaction of a large percent of the cfw users...
     
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    I got a shipping notification directly from Nintendo today, which means estimated arrival is Monday. You're right, looks like they may be moving ahead of schedule.
     
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    That mother fuc... ISO site.