Metroid Prime Trilogy discontinued

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#1 Abecale
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Metroid Prime trilogy for the wii is now being 'No longer shipped' by nintendo.

In my opinion this is a stupid movie, the game has been out for four months, and you stop shipping the game? That is the worst buisness move ive ever heard, so if you wanted to pick this game up, but have never got around to it, better do so now while you can.

Metroid prime trilogy is the offical compilation of Metroid Prime and Metroid prime 2: Echoes for the GC, remastered for the WII with motion controls, and contains Metroid prime 3.

I have no idea why they stopped shipping it so soon, but if you havent played these yet, your missing out!

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#2 Theguy56
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http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=27151814&tag=topics;title

Nintendo have unrealistic expectations regarding their game sales. They consider games that don't sell 10 million a failure most of the time :(

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#3 Abecale
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http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=27151814&tag=topics;title

Nintendo have unrealistic expectations regarding their game sales. They consider games that don't sell 10 million a failure most of the time :(

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Ah sorry, didnt know there was another topic :P my apologies, i did scroll down to see if there was one, but i guess i missed that one.

And yeah they do. I have MP1 and 2 on gamecube, but for those that dont, the compilation is perfect for them! They are hardly giving thier third party games a chance.

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#4 Master_Hermes
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Do people not understand what a "collector's edition" is? Trilogy was supposed to be special limited run for the most hardcore of Metroid fans. If you really want it, start hunting.

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#5 Khadaj32
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Do people not understand what a "collector's edition" is? Trilogy was supposed to be special limited run for the most hardcore of Metroid fans. If you really want it, start hunting.

Master_Hermes

It's a shame, but this is true. I myself would love the compilation, but it isn't top of my priority list. If I miss out, I miss out, I won't be too upset. Though maybe I'll find it used in a backwater games shop for $19.99 like I did the Zelda compilation. Best find ever.

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#6 Wayne_Lil
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So does that mean that they wont make another metroid prime...I mean if sales are bad then...
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#7 Khadaj32
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So does that mean that they wont make another metroid prime...I mean if sales are bad then...Wayne_Lil

I don't think that has anything to do with sales. I'm almost 100% sure that the Primes were always intended to be a trilogy, with a start, middle, and finish. A trilogy makes for excellent pacing, any more runs the risk of dragging it out, which I would rather not happen to such a beloved franchise.

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#8 haziqonfire
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Its a collectors edition, and as such it'll be out for a short period of time.
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#9 yokofox33
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Glad I picked up my copy during Black Friday. Even happier I haven't even opened it yet.

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#10 uyiop0t
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I predict this game will become "rare" status. (just speculating)
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#11 Hexagon_777
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There seem to be enough copies floating around so I'll just wait.

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#12 vguy555
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i should've got it during the black friday sales, it was only 20 dollars :(

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#13 Michael-Smith
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So does that mean that they wont make another metroid prime...I mean if sales are bad then...Wayne_Lil
Metroid Prime is done. Over. Finished. History. Sayonara! It had a good run, but the trilogy is over and there's really nothing else they can do with the series. Nintendo has teamed up with Team Ninja for the next Metroid game, and having Retro move on to something else. This has nothing to do with Trilogy sales.
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#14 alexh_99
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[QUOTE="uyiop0t"]I predict this game will become "rare" status. (just speculating)

i see what you did there....
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#15 chefstubbies
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I don't like companies trying to pressure sales by discontinuing something.

What was the point in adding pointer controls to Metroid Prime 1 & 2, and packaging them all together...just to discontinue it?

I've heard people compare it to the Zelda Collection on the Gamecube...but with that, it was not sold separately, and if I recall I got mine from pre-ordering Windwaker.

If Nintendo wants to stop making money from their investment, I guess that's up to them.

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#16 themagicbum9720
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it makes sense since it is a collector's edition.
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#17 Meinhard1
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Dang, if I'd have known this I wouldn't have just sold mine :/
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#18 Yo-gan
Member since 2006 • 1878 Posts

i should've got it during the black friday sales, it was only 20 dollars :(

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It has always and still is going for 50 euros here >:( hence why i havnt picked it up yet
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#19 Yo-gan
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I don't like companies trying to pressure sales by discontinuing something.

What was the point in adding pointer controls to Metroid Prime 1 & 2, and packaging them all together...just to discontinue it?

I've heard people compare it to the Zelda Collection on the Gamecube...but with that, it was not sold separately, and if I recall I got mine from pre-ordering Windwaker.

If Nintendo wants to stop making money from their investment, I guess that's up to them.

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No you got ocorina of time + master quest from preordering Zelda the wind waker. The Zelda collection was bundeled with new gamecubes at one point, but then certain shops started bundeling it with games or selling it seperatly
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#20 TheColbert
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I haven't bought it yet but my birthday is next month so maybe I will ask for it. Prime 2 is the only one I haven't played plus prime 1 is unplayable for me with the gamecube controls. I would like to run through it again since it is my favorite out of 1 and 3.
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#21 Nintendo_Ownes7
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I got this the day after Christmas it was $50 dollars. It makes sense maybe they would release it again later just not in the metal packaging and having an art book that was a collectors edition which is nice when Nintendo mentions it would be limited edition they weren't kidding since you can still find Limited Editions of other games in some stores.

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#22 DJSAV_101
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might pick up a copy and keep it sealed then. i already own the GC versions and dont really want to play through them again. :P

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#23 emilioacosta
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ill stick with my gamecube copies, recently got resident evil 4 wii edition and feels different, not bad not good, just different

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#24 SoAmazingBaby
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Do people not understand what a "collector's edition" is? Trilogy was supposed to be special limited run for the most hardcore of Metroid fans. If you really want it, start hunting.

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#25 92GreenYJ
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I'm not that upset by this. never played any of the Prime games on my GC. I'm not into shooters
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#26 IppoTenma
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I don't care, I've already bought my copy anywayz.
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#27 Pig-Hunter
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I don't think it was a stupid move to Nintendo to discontinue the trilogy collection like that. In fact, it was probably a smart move, considering so many suckers will rush out to get it before they get too hard to find. I am one of those suckers who managed to find a used copy in the original metal box and with its instruction and art booklets.

It's actually a smart move, because the demand will suddenly increase if supply stops. Nintendo's business move here was not stupid, it just p*$$es alot of their customers off.

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#28 LegatoSkyheart
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Well as long as this 4 month old thread is bumped I might as well say that thanks to my Grandma (the same Grandma that gave me Monkey Mischief Garbage Time) redeemed herself by getting me this awesome Collection! :D