Chibi Robo only found in Walmart

By Spencer . August 8, 2007 . 9:16pm

crobowmart.jpgIn a stunning move, Nintendo decided to restrict sales of Chibi Robo: Park Patrol to Walmart when it comes out on October 2. Wal-Mart isn’t usually the place to showcase niche games, it’s something better suited at a major video game retailer like (love it or hate it) Gamestop. In the past Nintendo has given Gamestop “exclusive” games like Tenchu: Dark Secret and if you shop online, Electroplankton. So, why the switch?


Did Wal-Mart shell out dough to get this as an exclusive title? Nah. Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol comes out the same day as Phantom Hourglass and you can bet Link is going to get all of the attention on October 2nd. Maybe Chibi-Robo fit Walmart’s family friendly image better or it’s going to be part of some promotional tie-in with a new Roomba model. Whatever the reason is Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol will probably be a limited release. Have you tried to hunt down a copy of Tenchu: Dark Secret? No, because it’s awful? Well it’s uncommon and Electroplankton is already considered rare. If you’re a fan of the first game and you have to pick one game to get on day one grab Chibi-Robo. You can always walk into a store and get Phantom Hourglass another day.

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  • Veilknight

    Personally, I’m planning to buy both titles on launch day in October 2. Not only in support of Chibi Robo, as I truly believe this game deserved better sales then it received in retail when Nintendo took the risk to localize that sleeper hit, but simply because I loved the original on the Gamecube.

    Although I’m definitely going to be focusing most of my playing time on Phantom Hourglass. With that said, as soon as I’m done with that game, my focus will go 100% on completing Park Patrol.

  • Aoshi00

    I liked the first Chibi Robo, I hope this is not like the “Sneakers” (Nezumix) sold exclusively at ToysRus, I made the mistake of buying that for the Xbox, supposed to be launch title in Jpn back then, and boy was it a horrible game. Good thing I was able to get rid of it by trading it at gamestop w/ minimal loss.

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