The exclusive Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL has made Zelda fans go crazy over the last week, with a very limited amount of pre-orders available in that time. Following GameStop, Best Buy was the next to offer pre-orders the evening following the initial announcement. Reports did surface the other day that Best Buy was canceling duplicate orders for the Majora’s Mask exclusive handheld, but now they have begun to cancel single orders as well.
According to Kotaku, Best Buy began to send out emails yesterday informing them that their order had been cancelled due to the inability to fulfill all pre-orders. The following is the text from those emails sent out:
We’re sorry but there is an issue with your pre-order. The popularity of Nintendo 3DS XL Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Limited Edition Gold/Black exceeded the quantities made available to Best Buy. As a result, we are unable to fulfill all of the pre-orders received. We regret that your particular order has been canceled and we know that this is disappointing. We want to make it up to you by offering a $50 discount that may be used towards the purchase of one of these alternate options, or other products on BestBuy.com:
– Nintendo – 3DS XL – Black SKU: 2306021
– Nintendo – 3DS XL – Red SKU: 2307075
If you did order from Best Buy, you need to keep an eye on your email over the coming days and just hope you don’t receive the above email. This was definitely a case of Best Buy taking way too many and cancelling the duplicate orders just wasn’t enough to cover them all, but it is good to see that they are offering the $50 discount that can be used on anything at Best Buy just for the trouble. This basically means those affected can get either of the other New Nintendo 3DS XL systems for only $149.99, or most any game for almost nothing. It is extremely disappointing regardless though, so stayed tuned for information on any other pre-order opportunities in the next few weeks, though the number of retailers that could still offer them is dwindling.