The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Facing Limited Release

By Tina Chubb - May 2, 2011

If you’re one of the many Nintendo 3DS owners that are thinking about purchasing the much-awaited ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ game when it arrives in stores in June, then it looks like you might have to get in there quick as the game is facing a limited release.

According to Anoop Gantayat over at, a recent post on the website has revealed that the very first shipment of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time game is going to be extremely small. In other words, if you want the new title, it’s best to pre-order it.

The allotments will be small for all retailers, no matter how big or small the retailer is. What’s more is that Nintendo will not allow retailers to place orders for the upcoming action-adventure game, which is due to release on June 16th in Japan, June 17th in the UK and June 19th in the US.

So why is Nintendo being so strict with its shipments? The writer believes that it could well be an attempt to avoid the situation that occurred with the Zelda: Spirit Tracks game on the Nintendo DS, in which large amounts of the game were found in bargain bins shortly after launch.

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    Maybe the reason why Spirit Tracks was in Bargain Bins so early was because it wasn't a good game? O_o

    • Cody

      Exactly. Spirit Tracks was the shittiest Zelda game I’ve ever played. The dungeons were subpar, and the overworld was absolutely HORRIBLE (trains? really?). Nowhere near the quality of Phantom Hourglass, which was excellent. Somewhat off topic, whenever people talked about Spirit Tracks, they always mentioned the dungeon in Phantom Hourglass where you went through it several times like it was extremely horrible. Did people really hate it that much? It was one of my favorite parts, I loved going through it and finding quicker ways to pass through levels each time.

  • Richard

    This is incorrect, only Japan are getting a small shipment. America and Europe will have a normal shipment.

  • Richard

    This is incorrect, Nintendo only plan to do this in Japan.