Smash Shortages in EU/US

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    This is actually pretty bad for people who pre-ordered it via Amazon UK because now they're supposedly gotta have to wait till December 19, or alternatively, cancel their order(s). Although I can confirm that a couple got their GameCube bundles as I saw them on a GAME store, but shortly after they were out of stock.

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    Source: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/481903/super-smash-bros-wii-u-stock-shortages-delays-reported/

    America

    Well, let this picture do the talk:

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    Source: http://kotaku.com/smash-bros-gamecube-adapters-sold-out-online-prices-g-1662162871

    This will all normalise once Nintendo makes more prints of everything and so people don't have to be spending tons of money for something that'll cost them a lot less than buying from eBay overpriced auctions.

    As long as you've got the game then you're fine for now, but of course Smash with the NGC adapter + controller is definitely a much better experience or with the Hori/PDP (Hori-NGC also went out of stock).
     


  2. Captain_N

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    damn trolls are starting. i expect the prices to go higher. if anyone wanted it that bad they should have pre-ordered it the day it was announced.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

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    it's the same on ebay.com.au these people are pathetic :rolleyes:
     
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    Oooorrr... buy a UK or JP adapter for the normal price, it's not region-locked.
     
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    I don't see what's the fuckin problem with playing smash on the wii u tablet ipad android gamepad
    It's the most comfortable controller I've ever used.
     
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    That's what I did, only 40 dollars for both the device and shipping, 2-3 days as well! Heh heh heh...suck that, eBay price-gouging losers! :creep: The game in the US sold 500,000 in three-days' time alone on opening weekend.

    Because, reasons. When you have six roommates, you kinda need more controllers than just two or three lol.
     
  7. RandomUser

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    I guess I was one of the lucky one, I pre-ordered mine with the bundle late in the game, and still got mine on release day from Best Buy. I didn't have to pay the inflated price the price gouger set:).
     
  8. Terenigma

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    I bet at least 80% of those people who eventually get it with the gamecube attachment will end up using the wii-u controller or the pro controller anyway. Nostalgia was great and im sure the gamecube controller triggers it for alot of people but its clunky plastic compared to the nice smooth layout of the new pro controllers and i doubt anything will top how great the actual gamepad feels.

    Its time to let go of this ridiculous myth that the gamecube controller is the best controller for smash. It simply isnt, it was better that the wiimote and nunchuck obviously and thats why it got so popular with brawl but now? It just doesnt compare. These people who might be paying more for the controller or waiting longer are going to end up disappointed, its almost hipster territory now.
     
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    From what sites bro?
    I need this
     
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    http://www.amazon.co.uk :cry:
    They're actually out of stock there too, oh well :P
     
  11. gypsynimrod

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    The game is easy to find in the US. The problem is the bundle which is in limited production for now. Outside of that, people just have to wait until Tuesday when more retail stores get more shipments of the adapters.
     
  12. Delta517

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    Glad I live in Norway. Preordered the version with NGC adapter on the 26nd, they sent it the same day and got it in the mail today! :)
     
  13. the_randomizer

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    Good thing Nintendo is planing for sure to release more shipments, but they seem to be tight lipped about when.
     
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    I hope so. There are fucking scalpers everywhere :nayps3: I just want this fucking gamecube adapter.
     
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    I wrote an email to them, the rep said that they are indeed going to make more of them, they didn't have an official date, methinks the first week in December at the latest. And yes, those scalpers on eBay can kiss my ass :creep: Trying to make money or not, they still suck. "Let's sell this 20 dollar adapter for ten times the price, that'll get their attention." Well too bad for them, there are online import stores all over the internet that will have them.
     
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    right on man tuesday will rule
     
  17. Northern Nemesis

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    I would never use anything but the GC controller for smash, anyone who's ever played it competitively will attest to this and yes i have 2 Wii U Pro Controllers. Frankly you're statement is commical to me, these is a reason why they did this and its not nostalgia.
     
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    They're going for the low, low price of $138 on Amazon. What a deal! Greedy jerks.
     
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    :cry:
     
  20. Terenigma

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    Then you apply to the 20%. The big thing the GC controller had which made it better was the 2 analog sticks with the Cstick (for smash attacks). Nintendo have rarely had controllers with that but now they do, rendering the GC controller almost obsolete. My statement might seem comical to you but your comment is vauge and makes no actual point other than "others say it's better" Well, those "others" you refer to in the competitive scene have put a ridiculous ammount of time into learning one controller, so ofcourse they will stick with it.

    For casuals or people who intend to enter that same competitive scene now gain no advantage using the GC controllers. The rest of the gamecube controller is inferior in every way. The A and B buttons are big and clunky by today's standerds of controller and if you really think the triggers are superior to pro controller / gamepad then i think you're stuck in a nostalgic mindset. If you dont agree and plan to reply to this post then actually make some valid points please and tell me why the gamecube controller is better in your own opinion