Someone mind telling me why ZombiU comes out the 13th of November?

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#1 Posted by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

I was checking out Ebgames (Canada's) site. and it says ZombiU comes out November 13th.....5 days before the system comes out lol. Whats up with that?

Also Rayman Legends isnt a Launch title? Launch window apparently according to them its December it comes out. All though I heard it got bumped back to 2013 cause having it and mario (2 platform games at once) would hurt legends sales.

Anyway go to http://www.ebgames.ca/wii-u to see ZombiU coming out 5 days early!!! lol.

After closer inspection...AC3 and Rabbids Land and such also come out the 13th? Batman Dec? WTF lol. I think they just need to update the site is all...

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#2 Posted by superbuuman (5970 posts) -

Well this confirms the delay http://au.gamespot.com/news/rayman-legends-delayed-to-2013-6397897

Don't rely too much on EB games dates.

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#3 Posted by Kewin86 (53 posts) -

sometimes in a launch, games and accessories come out a few days before the actual system. Happen with PSP/VIta/3DS

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#4 Posted by bgriff07 (52 posts) -

Happened during the 360's launch too, I remember getting CoD2 a few days before I got my 360 on launch day. Some game's release before the system does to ensure they get to the store's on time and so customers can have a smoother process of picking up their system by getting a few games before hand so all they have to do launch day is pick up the console.

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#5 Posted by blueydwlf (385 posts) -

Happened during the 360's launch too, I remember getting CoD2 a few days before I got my 360 on launch day. Some game's release before the system does to ensure they get to the store's on time and so customers can have a smoother process of picking up their system by getting a few games before hand so all they have to do launch day is pick up the console.

bgriff07

This makes sense and should be standard practice. As it is I'm getting my system through Best Buy and my games through Gamestop. Gonna suck launch day getting my console then going to gamestop and waiting in line who knows how long for my games before going home to play. Be nice to pick those games up a few days before when its not mobbed.

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#6 Posted by SteveTabernacle (2584 posts) -
Games for new systems almost always arrive before the actual consoles so retailers can begin filling out the section of the case the system will get.
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#7 Posted by bgriff07 (52 posts) -

[QUOTE="bgriff07"]

Happened during the 360's launch too, I remember getting CoD2 a few days before I got my 360 on launch day. Some game's release before the system does to ensure they get to the store's on time and so customers can have a smoother process of picking up their system by getting a few games before hand so all they have to do launch day is pick up the console.

blueydwlf

This makes sense and should be standard practice. As it is I'm getting my system through Best Buy and my games through Gamestop. Gonna suck launch day getting my console then going to gamestop and waiting in line who knows how long for my games before going home to play. Be nice to pick those games up a few days before when its not mobbed.

Kinda opposite here, going to have my deluxe Wii U payed in full Friday. Got all my games preordered through New Egg thanks to the $12 off promo's. I should be getting Zombi U. Scribblenauts, Assassin's Creed 3, and maybe Mass Effect 3 (if it will ship for launch) all before I get my system on the 18th. All I got left to get is New Super Mario Bros. U and still thinking on Black Ops 2...if New Egg throws another preorder promo before launch then I will probably go ahead and preorder Black Ops 2 then.

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#8 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3151 posts) -

None of these things are true.

Game companies release their games on Tuesday's. It's part of their business plan; something they won't alter to coincide with a Sunday console release.

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#9 Posted by champofcube15 (1596 posts) -

They did it with the Wii too. I remember getting Twilight Princess and Red Steel before it launched.

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#10 Posted by ZIMdoom (8606 posts) -

sometimes in a launch, games and accessories come out a few days before the actual system. Happen with PSP/VIta/3DS

Kewin86

I may be wrong, but i think even the PS2 had a couple games come out before the official launch day as well.

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#11 Posted by JustPlainLucas (77802 posts) -

I may be wrong, but i think even the PS2 had a couple games come out before the official launch day as well.

ZIMdoom
It did. Even the Dreamcast did it. 1999 is as far back as I can remember games being sold before launch.
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#12 Posted by blueydwlf (385 posts) -

Watched the newest trailer yesterday for ZombiU that came out in the last day or two and it still says 11/13/2012 at the end so its definitely not a mistake.