I have a close friend who is manager at a gamestop and he sort of demanded that, whether I play it now or later, I pre-order. He claimed it was gonna become as hard/harder to find than Xenoblade and put 5 down on it, on my account and I just got the "pick up in the AM" notification. LoL
Something tells me that the tl;dr of this is that Gamestop has plans to fuck with the release like they did with XBC so that they can charge top dollar for it. Said XBC fuckery basically involved labeling most of the stock as used (even though they weren't) then stocking one on the shelf at a time and claim that there's a very high demand, hence their "need" to jack up the price. Once they can't realistically carry on the charade then suddenly the store shelves will have plenty of used copies at the regular used or new game rate (Important to note was that part of the problem was indeed due to NoA/NoJ underestimating the demand for a game that took over two years to come out in a territory that normally gets them before Europe and that word of mouth from Japan and Europe didn't help matters; just not to the extent that Gamestop led buyers to believe).
Basically, wait a few months/a year for the price to come down (or just get it digitally).
Fucking hell (and before anybody asks why I didn't post this in the XBCX thread, I didn't feel that this was worth double posting for).
I'd be more upset if I was a collector or liked playing as him. What I AM worried about is some fancy unlock for XCX to get his sword or something.
What a bunch of bullshit, Nintendo.
The more news about Amiibo I hear, the less I like them.