Also, a report from another poster:
Originally Posted by Skiesofwonder
Just went to a Gamestop, EB Games, TRU, and Wal-Mart in Columbus, GA.
Bad news for us folks who pre-ordered with Gamestop or EB Games. Both have received their shipment of Nintendo 3DS and WILL NOT have enough units to fulfill their pre-orders. While both said they will be getting another shipment sometime next week, one went on to say that they probably still will not be able to meet all the pre-orders they took with the second shipment. As for selecting which select few get their 3DSs, he said each sotre will be different because it's up to the manager. But he imagines it will most likely be a first come, first served situation. So get ready to line-up for your pre-ordered 3DS units.
Note: According to the Gamestop website, both of these stores I visited are having Midnight Releases for the 3DS.
as for TRU, the workers had no idea about the buy 1 3DS game, get 1 50% off. No knowledge of where (or when) the weekly flyer for next week could be either. But I expected that considering the common TRU worker's overall lack of knowledge about ANYTHING related to the store. They did however have some 3DS games behind the sliding glass. They were all titles from Ubi-Soft and EA. They had the most stock of Madden, and the least stock of Ghost Recon. They also had videos playing of Asphalt 3D, Rayman 3D, and Combat Dinosaurs 3D.
Wal-Mart also had some third parties 3DS games in the display, with all having about the same stock except for Madden, which had at least double. As for when they will have 3DS hardware available for sale, the worker said you usually will be able to buy such an item at midnight even though they won't be having an "official" midnight release like they did for Homefront. The difference between official and non-official midnight release seems to be that you might have to actually ask one of the workers to get a unit from the back because he suspects they probably won't have them out on display yet.
Hope that helps.
As for my pick ups: Sims 3 is still questionable, but I'll be picking up Steel Diver no matter what anyone says. Most interesting launch title for the system BY FAR.
Originally Posted by darkressurection
Just called up my local Gamestop (which is admittedly not in a super tech savvy area) the dude I talked to said that they for sure had enough units for pre-orders. He also mentioned that tomorrow is the LAST day to preorder (Don't know if that is nationwide or not)
Originally Posted by Deadly Monk
An email was sent out today stating stores are going to get more units on Friday to fill the rest of the orders but the main thing is, so far out of maybe a couple dozen stores in PA, no one will have any extras to sell. So only people who ordered are basically going to be able to purchase it until mid April.
I figured this deserved a new thread since I know a lot of people have them preordered at Gamestop. I have all 3 of mine preordered there, and I will be heading there as soon as possible after work to get the skinny from the local manager. I'll update once I've heard, but if what Skiesofwonder reports is accurate nationally, you might want to be prepared to fight for your 3DS system depending on your location and allocation.
Does anyone else have any other reports? Aren't online businesses still taking preorders? I am starting to wonder if Amazon and stuff aren't going to be able to meet their preorder numbers.