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SepticLemon

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Ok, I'm from the UK who'll be visiting the US in July, here's a quick question about Game Shops in the US. How long does it take for a Game to be discontinued and taken of the shelves in the US? I really want to get myself a copy of Retro Game Challlenge, thing is I heard the game isn't getting good sales and it's been out since January. So I have a bad feeling that by the time I get to the States it'll be long gone. However I do have other ways of getting the game, I could import it from either playasia or VideoGamesPlus.ca but I would have to pay a little extra to get it shipped out to me. What would the best thing for me to do, should I wait and get it there, or should I import before it's taken off the shelf?

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brooks83

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It all depends, how long are you gonna be in the States? If you'll be here a few weeks, you could probably buy it on Amazon and ship it to your address here. It's showing that it is stock there. And you could probably find it used at any one of the 1000 Gamestop stores in your area.

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irken004

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it depends on how the game is selling and where you shop at. Gamestop or EB games have more varieties of different new and old games. U should be able to find that game here fairly easily though. And games usually take a couple of months to take off the shelves unless it sells well

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TwilightV

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I don't think you'll have to worry about it. I think the only place where I live that carries it is Gamestop, and it should have a few copies.

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SepticLemon

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Hmm... I'de rather not order off Amazon in the states, last time I did that it took almost 10 days to arrive to me, thank god I was there for 6 weeks! But this time I'm only there for 2 weeks; so I'd rather get it at a store, be it GameStop, Best Buy, Wal Mart, etc...

I've bought stuff from the States before, but I'm scared that it'll be taken off the shelf by the time I get there. Over here at least the game stays in the stock for about 9-12 months before it's then taken off, but then again it depend on the game and the stock.

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theblackdragon

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re: gamestop or EB games -- even if they don't have it new, chances are they'll have it available used. and if they don't have it available used, just snag it off of Amazon. i was checking around for it earlier, and Amazon had quite a few copies available used as well as new.

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theblackdragon wrote:

re: gamestop or EB games -- even if they don't have it new, chances are they'll have it available used. and if they don't have it available used, just snag it off of Amazon. i was checking around for it earlier, and Amazon had quite a few copies available used as well as new.

Even so, after reading that article about Xseed, I'd rather get it new so that I know my Money has gone to them. Sounds silly I know, but I have to support those who publish awesome games such as Game Center CX. Man I love that show! I'm going to start up my own tribute show on youtube when I get my finger out of my arse! lol

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considering Amazon.com (not a reseller listing on Amazon) still has new copies of No More Heroes available (which has been off the shelves in the US since late last October-ish? don't quite remember), if you can't find it new here when you come to buy it, chances are Amazon will still have it when you get back home. That way you can be sure your money will have gone into Xseed's pockets instead of a reseller's.

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