Small First Shipment Expected for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D…

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With the limited quantities we seen for the two Ocarina of Time ports on the Gamecube this bit of news should not really come off a surprise, but it does certainly urge those to think ahead if they are planning on buying the heavily anticipated Ocarina of Time remake on the 3DS. A Japanese retail blog by the name of Sinobi has reported that Nintendo are planning a rather small first shipment of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, so it might be a good idea to go ahead and pre-order just to be safe in actually obtaining a copy.

Since this is just a retail blog, I would say this bit of news should be treated as a rumor, but it does make a bit of sense if you think about it. Both Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks had quite a large first print, and all that seemed to do was eventually devalue the game over time as there is no problem right now of finding either for under $20.00. Nintendo really want to make this release special though and with that I can see this release easily to be treated much like past limited releases we have seen before such as the recently released Mario 25th Anniversary Collection. I will say I do not see less than a million being a starting number as this game will sell either way as it is still a Zelda game. All we can do now really is wait and see on just how readily available Ocarina 3D will end up being, but if you live near a place that can pre-order the title it would be a smart idea to throw down the minimum just in case.

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