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1. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 21:37 BST
It's amazing how fast some games can become rare and difficult to find. It seems like Tetris DS was just released recently to me but it was released in 2006. Already this game is sold out and out of print. I can only find it on e-bay and only above retail if you get a local copy (US for me). I do already own a copy. I was just thinking of buying a copy for a friend who loves Tetris. I just picked it up again and I love the original Nintendo (NES) references as lately I've been feeling extremely nostalgic. So much so that I started playing the 2nd quest on The Legend of Zelda to which I keep getting beat on the 4th dungeon. I wonder if more games will have get the Tetris DS treatment and become rare very soon after it sells out.
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2. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 22:01 BST
It does seem weird that a Tetris title would be allowed to fall out of print so quickly. I mean, Tetris is a liscense to print money.
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3. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 22:03 BST
When did Tetris DS become a rare game? I see this game in many stores in Norway.
4. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 22:09 BST
If you buy it online, double check to make sure you're not getting a knockoff from Thailand.
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5. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 22:11 BST
It's currently unavailable in the US except online (only ebay from my research) but it may be some knockoff from overseas which I'm afraid of.
6. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 23:10 BST
Picked up my used copy in '07 - I still can't figure out why anyone would trade this game in - shortly after buying my DS Lite. I believe it was already out of print then. It does strike me as odd, too, because it does seem to be one of those games that one would want to keep going, especially as I consider Tetris DS to be the best Tetris in a long time.
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7. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 23:12 BST
I looked through a few Gamestops that I've visited but if I happen to find a copy there, it's been charged above retail. That tells me how rare this game is now or just how bad Gamestop's business practices are. The price for a used copy was 44.99 (US dollars).
8. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 23:17 BST
Ouch. A clear example of (horrendously) short supply and high demand. That's typically why used games get marked up like this, not just at Gamestop.
9. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 23:29 BST
I paid $50.00 for a copy a few months ago. you many want to pick up Planet Puzzle League its very hard to find as well
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10. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 23:31 BST
Another rare one might be that Nintendo Puzzle Collection that I think was referenced in Super Smash Bros Brawl. I had to check but I do have a copy of Planet Puzzle League.
11. Posted: Sat 16th May 2009 23:41 BST
Hopefully it'll come to DSiware like Puzzle League is.
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12. Posted: Sun 17th May 2009 02:41 BST
I got my copy in May 2007, and it was already hard to find in stock anywhere at that point. Supposedly only 100,000 copies were made available to North America. I did still see copies in a store as of May 2008, but people had been complaining it was unavailable months before and used copies were going for US$55 on eBay in January 2008. A lot of people who've bought Tetris DS off eBay have come to find that now it doesn't work on their DSi, presumably because the games being sold on there are pirated. My best suggestion is to try to find a used copy locally off kijiji and have a DSi to test it on. It's probably not the sort of game people are going to sell unless they're selling their whole system though.
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13. Posted: Sun 17th May 2009 02:46 BST
I got my copy shortly after it came out for my birthday. I have no plans of getting rid of it now.
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14. Posted: Sun 17th May 2009 02:46 BST
If you live in Canada, you can buy it for 34.99 off of Futureshop's online store.
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15. Posted: Sun 17th May 2009 03:58 BST
I'm not seeing it on the Futureshop site. There are still a handful of HMVs in Canada that claim to have it in stock, but they don't ship, so you have to happen to live near one.
16. Posted: Sun 17th May 2009 06:12 BST
Now I REALLY regret trading this game in. What the hell was I thinking back then!
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17. Posted: Sun 17th May 2009 15:24 BST
I don't know about you, but I was thinking, "Tetris Party is coming out soon, which costs less, will be on a much bigger screen, and can be played with friends who don't have DS'es." Lack of Push Mode is a shame, but I can live.
Edited on Sun 17th May, 2009 @ 15:24 by Adam
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18. Posted: Sun 17th May 2009 17:14 BST
Meh. Tetris Party got nothing on this, plus it ain't portable. Also, the 8-bit Nintendo theme is way more appealing than a relatively generic presentation.
Edited on Sun 17th May, 2009 @ 17:16 by Pegasus
19. Posted: Tue 19th May 2009 00:54 BST
That's weird. It was on their site less than a month ago. They must have just sold the last of their stock.
20. Posted: Tue 19th May 2009 10:57 BST
I think it's on sale at Big W in Australia, if you care at all. EDIT: AU$30 Buy-it-now on Aussie eBay for a seemingly legit one. He hasn't specified a postage cost, but according to the Australia post website it's $9.05 Aussie for airmail to the US. That's about US$30 for a second hand one.
Edited on Tue 19th May, 2009 @ 11:06 by Esposch