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Topic: Do you think it would be a good Idea to have a Limited Edition at Launch?

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TysonOfTime

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I was just thinking to myself. Early adopters, sure they get the games first, but how bad do you feel when a Special/Limited Edition comes out?
Like the Zelda 3DS for example. I was a day one buyer of the 3DS, and felt bad when it was announced. I mean, what did I get for buying the thing early? Same as everyone else.
So I was thinking, what if Nintendo makes a Limited Edition WiiU for day one buyers? For that matter, any console/company could do it.
Maybe there are negatives to the idea I should think of. Eh, I don't feel bothered to do it. I'm sure you guys will find some.

But seriously, what do you think?

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What's the point. Limited editions are used to boost adpotion and a launch wont have that product as its new anyway. That and most limited edition consoles are tacky.

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Chrono_Cross

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What Shingi said. There's no point in having something "special" for something that might not even sell well at first.

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Well, it would boost early sdoption, would it not?
I mean, quite a few people say "OMG DAY ONE" or "I'm not gonna get this day one". They base a lot of their sentiments off of "day one".
Right now there is no point getting it day one for other reasons than wanting to play the games.No special bonus like a LE.
Some people buy limited/special editions soley because they are limited/special. If they do that day one, more games will be bought than if they had waited farther down the road.
Of course, I see your point. But I find this topic interesting to continue to discuss.

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We sure have have some Negative Nelly's and Nancy's around here, huh? :D

Yeah, I would buy a limited edition console at launch Speed Booster pronto and since we are dreaming I want a Grimace Gravity Suit Purple Metroid console! B-)

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I think it's an interesting idea. I will say that de-coupling user accounts from hardware is something Nintendo should definitely do. I'm sure a lot of people would have swapped out their original Wii for a newer one just to get a black or a red case, but like me would have held off because they couldn't transfer download content or save files for Wi-Fi games.

I don't feel bad about stuff like that - it's just kit; I play the games.

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CanisWolfred

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Sony already did a "Limited Edition" Vita bundle at launch, so it's not unheard of. Limited Editions tend to be pricey, though, so I kinda doubt we'd see something like that again, and from Nintendo of all people.

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How would a limited edtion that adds nothing but a pallets swap change any thing about launch.? I can see it if a color id ankpunced but wont be here in a while. Launch is about getting things at the start and to play the new new games. Having a zelda version wont change that and ends up being a waste of skus in the long run when you can charge more for a LE console a year from now.

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@Sony

Then why do some people flock out to buy something when a Special Edition is made? When the Zelda 3DS came out, it didn't have many noteworthy games, yet people ran out to buy that.

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yes. I get tired of being the one that goes out and buys the system first thing, just to see the late people get the super awesome Zelda edition later on.

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It all really depends on if Wii U has a worthy launch lineup. If there is one, then yes a bundle would great for sales. If not, then no.

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TysonQ7 wrote:

@Sony

Then why do some people flock out to buy something when a Special Edition is made? When the Zelda 3DS came out, it didn't have many noteworthy games, yet people ran out to buy that.

Because later on that special edition will be worth a lot ;)

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TysonQ7 wrote:

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Then why do some people flock out to buy something when a Special Edition is made? When the Zelda 3DS came out, it didn't have many noteworthy games, yet people ran out to buy that.

So they can sell it for a lot of money later on. You don't need a limited edition of a console for people to do that after launch, because when a console's sold out, they'll do that with the regular SKUs, too.

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@Mickeymac
Let me get this straight: owning a Limited Edition Console avaliable only at launch has less value than a normal one that is sold out? Or am I misunderstanding?

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TysonQ7 wrote:

So I was thinking, what if Nintendo makes a Limited Edition WiiU for day one buyers?

If they sell the Limited Edition day one, it means that stores who did not sell out on day two they still will be selling the limited editions.

So your install base in the first week of release will only be limited edition.

And it is not a limited edition.

They're called limited for a reason...

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@Aviator
Wouldn't that be the same for all Limitef Edition systems?

Of course, I meant that the LE would be sold alongside the normal ones, albiet LIMITED. Once they were sold out they would never restock that model. Because there wouldn't be more.

Please tell me if I am misunderstanding again.

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TysonQ7 wrote:

@Mickeymac
Let me get this straight: owning a Limited Edition Console avaliable only at launch has less value than a normal one that is sold out? Or am I misunderstanding?

You are. What I'm saying is what Aviator is saying: It would be pointless. Launch consoles are already in limited quantities.

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@Mickeymac
...So the console in itself is worth having immediately just because it may sell out? (And later be restocked I might add.)
Tell me if I'm wrong again. As you can tell I have a bit of trouble understanding arguments. (Not too good at the 'other point of view')

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I think the term in this case should be a "Special Edition" :)

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Joshers744 wrote:

yes. I get tired of being the one that goes out and buys the system first thing, just to see the late people get the super awesome Zelda edition later on.

Soooo... hold off buying them then?

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