The 3DS's newest game has caused quite an uproar in the last few days. Since its launch on Tuesday many retailers have not had copies of Fire Emblem Awakening in stock due to a shipping miscalculation on Nintendo's part.
It seems the Big N didn't ship enough copies to the United States to satisfy the high demand by consumers of this very popular game series. One of the 3DS's most highly anticipated games of 2013, Fire Emblem Awakening is a turn based strategy role playing game in which you create a team of heroes and defeat opposing enemy teams using swords and magic.
Anyone who has played Chrono Trigger, Advance Wars, or Pokemon Conquest will know exactly how addicting a strategy game could be. This information must also be widespread among sellers on Ebay and Amazon with how high they're selling the game for. These sellers have taken advantage of the shortage by inflating the price of each copy of Fire Emblem Awakening they sell to well over the MSRP of $39.99.
Just searching this morning I found a copy of the game being sold for $350 by an overconfident Amazon seller. Most prices are lower though, but still way too high even for a 3DS game. They range from $50 to $90 on Ebay and Amazon.
Fire Emblem Awakening has received a handful of perfect 10 review scores and has an average 91 out of 100 rating on Metacritic. Audrey Drake of IGN.com also went as far as saying that Fire Emblem Awakening is "The best thing to hit the 3DS since Super Mario 3D Land."
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