The coveted console

Much to the disappointment of so many fans, Nintendo's recent string of high-demand exclusives have been selling out as soon as they're announced. In the case of both amiibo and the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, supply has been limited while demand remains very high. What makes the situation worse is that there has been little to no indication from Nintendo that more of these products are on their way. The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast revealed a special edition New 3DS XL embellished with Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask branding, and it's no surprise that pre-orders for the unit sold out in a matter of hours.

Whenever exclusive items are released by any company, the natural next step is for opportunistic scalpers to purchase as much of the product as possible, then sell it back to the fans and collectors at exorbitant prices. No exception to this rule, we recently reported on an abundance of the Majora's Mask 3DS consoles appearing on the popular auction website eBay, asking for upwards of $500 per unit.

It's now being reported on multiple online forums that Best Buy has begun cancelling pre-orders of the Majora's Mask edition of the New 3DS XL to comply with their "one per customer" rule. We can only imagine that this action is being taken in an attempt to fairly distribute the limited edition consoles to as many fans as possible and prevent the scalpers from hoarding consoles, but it seems to be carrying with it an unfortunate side-effect.

Anyone who ordered more than one console from Best Buy using the same credit card or shipping address is now having their entire order cancelled, regardless of intent [Correction, it's additional units being cancelled. A cited example is a family ordering more than one having their order reduced]. It's certainly unfortunate news for families or individuals who wanted more than one in their household.

Did you order more than one unit and have part of your pre-order cancelled? Were you one of the lucky few who got their order in on time? Let us know in the comments below.

[via reddit.com]