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Concrete answers have been ambiguous, but according to a few different retailers, Fire Emblem: Awakening has been delayed by a few days.
I called a few Best Buy and GameStop stores, some nearby, some far away, and most were reporting a small delay. The Best Buys I spoke to said the game probably wouldn't be available until Wednesday February 6, and the GameStops said the game may not be available until Friday, February 8 due to shipping errors. Amazon also has a notice on its Fire Emblem: Awakening page that reads, "Potential Shipping Delay: Delivery of Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-orders may be affected by manufacturer shipping delays. Amazon apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause."
I sent an e-mail to Nintendo representatives for further confirmation, and will update the story if I hear back.
If you have the game reserved, or were planning on picking it up tomorrow, I would suggest calling ahead and confirming a release date if possible.
To live vicariously through us since you might have to wait a little bit longer for Fire Emblem: Awakening, you can watch us play the game in a recent Test Chamber, or read our review here.
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Didn't they have this problem in Japan? Is it Nintendo not being able to keep up with all the orders? If so we could see this as a good thing and that Fire Emblem will be getting a lot more attention in the West and maybe more jrpgs in general.
I just bought my copy at target. Walmart gamestop and bestbuy dont have it and wont be expecting for a few days.
That's ok. I don't have the money to but it now anyway D:
ATTENTION just wanted to let any one looking for this game in the ST.Paul mn area know that every target i talked to has it in stock i just picked it up myself best buy and gamestop said wed-fri, target is advertising wednesday in their ad because they expected the delay but the ended up getting their shipments
......At least I'll have Sly Cooper Tomorrow :/
That'll teach me to buy a collector's edition 3DS.
Well, talked to my buddies at gamestop. The 8th is the absolute latest, I guess within tomorrow or after tomorrow I'll have my bundle in hand. I guess the reasoning behind the error was that they had a bunch of cases with no games in them. LOL
Is there an update to this? It's impossible to find a copy right now. I ordered online at Gamestop but it's back-ordered. Does anyone know when they will start new shipments? Thanks! =)