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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D To Receive Small First Shipment In Japan


Japanese retail blog, Sinobi, has an interesting post up regarding distribution of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in Japan. Sinobi reports that the Nintendo 3DS game is being given a very small first shipment.


Japanese 3DS owners that hope to pick up Ocarina of Time may want to pre-order, Sinobi says. have already discounted the game’s price by 18%.


Sinobi appears to have indulged in a bit of speculation that has now been taken down from the website. Initially, the proposed theory was that Nintendo would like to avoid another situation like The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, which was sent out in considerable supply, and was soon relegated to the bargain bin as a result.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.