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Joeynator3000

Ah well, I kinda need to try and save as much money as possible with dealing with New 3DS anyways. >.>

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PanicPuppet

I'm very certain within the year, we'll see the reveal of a new Wii U Metroid in the Prime style, and a 2D Metroid on the 3DS.

The timing is about right, with the series anniversary on the way in 2016 and all. Please acknowledge it this time, Nintendo!

Regarding the Prime trilogy, does anyone else still have their physical copies of the game? I'm keeping mine definitely, not a fan of digital games unless there's no other way of buying it. But anyways, I really loved all the bonus stuff the game came with when you preordered it at GameStop. I finally framed the awesome poster (much nicer than just sticking it on the wall with that putty stuff, who knew?), and while the t-shirt is way too big (XXL or something like that) I still use it for sleeping in and stuff.

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The epic trilogy is now always occurring, right on my wall.

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DylanMcGrann

martinskrtel37 wrote:

WiiUseeker2 wrote:

Octane wrote:

WiiUseeker2 wrote:

blaisedinsd wrote:

WiiUseeker2 wrote:

Is the metroid bundle available on the Wii U sold as a physical copy?

It was sold but had a very limited print run and is sold for inflated prices these days.

ouch. it makes me wonder so much why Nintendo doesn't simply PRINT MORE!?

Because it was a limited edition... Save yourself the trouble and get the original games.

the originals are not out for Wii U. I don't care what they call it "limited edition" more like limited thinking. just print more, seriously.

you're upset you missed out, we get that. but limited edition is limited edition. you have to take your emotions out of it and face the fact.

Is it really so wrong that someone wants a product that was given an artificially limited run? I think such an argument is absurd. We might as well demand corporate tyranny.

However, in this case I don't think the limited run was completely artificial. There were a number of challenges in selling the collection:
1) Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was being sold for $50 by itself. They could not sell the game for less than that and were basically forced to sell the game for $60 to $80, which isn't a competitive price.
2) Wii Play Control games didn't sell well here and proved to be difficult to market. Many people considered the Game Cube controls in Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes superior.
3) Metroid Prime: Trilogy struggled to sell well. In its four month run, it sold less than half a million copies.
4) In reviews, some critics said the older titles hadn't aged well.
5) The original games could all be played on the Wii.
6) The Wii wasn't much more powerful than the Game Cube. The remastered Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes didn't really look that improved as a result, and looked very bad graphically next to contemporary shooters on competing platforms.

Ultimately, Nintendo probably decided against a variety of factors that made producing the game difficult to justify. It's not like they'ed artificially hold something back that a lot of people would buy. It costs money to print and distribute games, and it's important for companies to prioritize objectives given their limited resources. Digital distribution solves some of that problem, which I guess is one reason we're getting the title now.

Dreamsleep wrote:

I think we will see the new Metroid from Retro, soon. Of course, we've been saying that for how long...? I'm quite sure they have been working on it for a long time...First Person Metroid is a helluva game to develop. Especially at the level they achieve. I'd say if not soon (around the time of the eShop release), within the next two Directs.

I agree that Retro could be developing a Metroid game, but I would be very surprised if Nintendo made an announcement like that before E3.

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Octane

Tainy wrote:

1) Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was being sold for $50 by itself. They could not sell the game for less than that and were basically forced to sell the game for $60 to $80, which isn't a competitive price.

As far as I'm aware the Prime Trilogy was sold for an MSRP of $50.

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WiiUseeker2

martinskrtel37 wrote:

WiiUseeker2 wrote:

Octane wrote:

WiiUseeker2 wrote:

blaisedinsd wrote:

WiiUseeker2 wrote:

Is the metroid bundle available on the Wii U sold as a physical copy?

It was sold but had a very limited print run and is sold for inflated prices these days.

ouch. it makes me wonder so much why Nintendo doesn't simply PRINT MORE!?

Because it was a limited edition... Save yourself the trouble and get the original games.

the originals are not out for Wii U. I don't care what they call it "limited edition" more like limited thinking. just print more, seriously.

you're upset you missed out, we get that. but limited edition is limited edition. you have to take your emotions out of it and face the fact.

you have to accept the fact that I will never accept this. I will SEEK what is right.

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NinjaWaddleDee

LightSuitGuy wrote:

I'm very certain within the year, we'll see the reveal of a new Wii U Metroid in the Prime style, and a 2D Metroid on the 3DS.

The timing is about right, with the series anniversary on the way in 2016 and all. Please acknowledge it this time, Nintendo!

Regarding the Prime trilogy, does anyone else still have their physical copies of the game? I'm keeping mine definitely, not a fan of digital games unless there's no other way of buying it. But anyways, I really loved all the bonus stuff the game came with when you preordered it at GameStop. I finally framed the awesome poster (much nicer than just sticking it on the wall with that putty stuff, who knew?), and while the t-shirt is way too big (XXL or something like that) I still use it for sleeping in and stuff.

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The epic trilogy is now always occurring, right on my wall.

I've got the Gamestop reprint version. I bought it for 50 bucks about 2 years ago, and that was an AMAZING deal. I'd rather have it physically anyway. I only buy digital games if those games are ONLY available digitally. (Like Shovel Knight.)

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skywake

I remember seeing the Prime Trilogy sitting on store shelves for years and I didn't grab it. Purely because I had 3 and they kept the price up around $90 for the whole time. Well up into the first year of the Wii U's life. Last time I saw it on the shelves they had discounted it to $40 but by that point I was well into the Wii U. So it was a "Metroid Prime Trilogy for $40 or Wind Waker HD for $70" sort of dealeo.... was probably picked up by a scalper....

So the idea that this game was a "limited" run I think is kinda off the mark. There weren't many of them but they weren't exactly flying off the shelves. If you were a Wii gamer and wanted to pick one up then you could have. More to the point if you have a Wii U now then you're getting it for less than it has ever been.

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crimsoncavalier

The Trilogy came out, but I already had all three games, so I never picked it up. Along the way, I lost Echoes, and now that they are releasing it on Wii U eShop tomorrow, I'm super excited.

I think Corruption was a great game, almost as good as Prime, with better controls. Prime was the best or second best game on GameCube, depending on what mood I'm in.

Echoes ... I didn't like it, and so I didn't finish it, but then again, I didn't like Twilight Princess the first three times I played it, so I'm very willing to give it a second try.

I'm very hopeful of a 3D, first person/third person full-fledged action/adventure Metroid game, in the style of Prime. Like people have said, they can keep or do away with the Prime monicker, as long as the game is awesome.

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Sean_Aaron

I got it on release after getting and finishing Prime 3 - no it wasn't hard to find at release at all - traded it in without much of a loss a few months later because the back-tracking turned me off a bit, but I can't pass it up for nine bucks as a download.

Amazing how much the download release has depressed the price of the physical disc on eBay. Guess having most of the Wii U owners online is making a big impact. Hopefully we'll see more hard-to-find titles as downloads!

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Insect_Prince

I hope we are indeed being Primed. I actually didn't mind Other M too much but can't wait to see what Retro can do on Wii U. I really hope they have some good ideas for the GamePad.

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