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Old 12-17-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Sm Wario Super Mario Shortage - New Super Mario Bros Wii SOLD OUT

It looks like Nintendo's latest Super Mario title is in short supply across the country. After reports of shortages first appeared online we decided to investigate the problem for ourselves. So we loaded into the party van and hit the streets to see what we could find. After searching 8 Walmarts over a 25 mile radius we could not find a single copy. The same goes for the 4 Target stores in the same area. And again for the video game chain stores like GameStop, Play N Trade, and GameCrazy.

But wait, the problem only gets worse. Once we returned home from our massive journey we decided to call stores in other cities. Sure enough almost every store we called said they were out of stock. From Los Angeles to New York, one store after another, we came up empty handed.

So what does this mean for Holiday Shoppers? Well don't panic yet. Nintendo may still restock the shelves in time for the Holiday Season. However we've already witnessed unscrupulous ebay profiteers selling the game for as much as $90.

If you're looking for a copy don't go to ebay. Just show up at your local department store or Toys R Us early in the morning. The best time is when the open their doors as most stores stock over night. The early morning is your best chance to score a copy. Also, video game chain stores tend to get their shipments in the early to mid afternoon. This would also be a great time to call or show up in person.

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So, what do you guys think?
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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I have been out a few times since this game was released, and I have never seen a single copy on store shelves.
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I rented it from the video store on the 3rd day it was out or something. They had 4 copies.
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this is crushing my chances to get it for christmas
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looks like i was wise to have reserved it


the game deserves to be sold out, though. it's that good
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Yeah, I haven't seen any copies anywhere either, not even at Gamestop. I'm so glad I picked it up on release day.
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Super Mario Shortage UPDATE: Following up on yesterday's story it appears that Target stores across the country have received a major last minute restock of NSMB Wii. Our east coast writers found copies in several Upstate New York locations from Albany to Saratoga NY. Target stores have the game in stock and in large quantities. This is a major relief for many of the Holiday Shoppers we spoke to on our travels. Some of them had been looking for the game for the past couple of weeks. We know exactly how they feel. We've been checking the stores on a daily basis since last weekend only to come up empty handed every single time.

Rumors claimed the title might get a restock a week before Christmas. It appears those rumors were true as the shipment arrived exactly a week before the holiday. Its not certain whether Nintendo produced additional copies or if Target simply held back some of their stock. (Competing retailers still have empty shelves.) But either way, the shoppers we spoke to were relieved to finally got their hands on a copy. So it appears that if you are looking for Mario, Target is the place to be, at least for the moment.

UPDATE 1:Although currently not available online, a quick check of the
Target website shows the game in stock at several local stores in the Los Angeles area. Be sure to check the site for yourself before you head out to the store.

UPDATE 2: Just in case you still can't find a copy, there are rumors Toys R Us may receive copies a just before Christmas Eve. On a personal note, as a collector the morning of Christmas Eve is a great time to visit your local Toys R Us store. They traditionally receive last minute shipments for those crazy, last minute shoppers.
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Hopefully I'll get it for Christmas, I don't usually run in to these problems.
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold out in the capital city of my country too. My country. The country who sells Wii games at almost $100.00 because very few people buy them.

This game is the embidoment of awesome.
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