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Animal Crossing sold out in Japan, chaos likely to ensue


9:00 AM on 12.01.2012
Animal Crossing sold out in Japan, chaos likely to ensue photo



Animal Crossing: New Leaf looks to be more popular than Nintendo had initially expected it would be. The 3DS title is already sold out in Japan after just a few short weeks on the market. Now, typically, Nintendo would probably just put in another order with the manufacturer for a second run of the game, but New Leaf is far from typical.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that New Leaf uses a special type of cartridge that allows for increased data storage. Unfortunately, this irregularity means production is likely to take a little longer than usual. Iwata contends that the difference in parts means it'll be a couple of months before more copies can find their way to market. 

Hopefully Nintendo can iron out these issues before the game launches in North America next year. It'd be dreadful if a shortage ensued and we were all held hostage by greedy internet highwaymen.

Notice of special software production Nintendo 3DS "Animal Crossing Tobidase" [Nintendo via Famitsu]





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4:30 PM on 03.19.2014
Animal Crossing is so successful because of its diverse team

Almost half of the people that worked on Animal Crossing: New Leaf are women. When its director Aya Kyogoku started with Nintendo in 2003, she was the only female game designer there. A decade later and that's no longer the c...more



11:00 AM on 01.31.2014
These Club Nintendo Animal Crossing posters are 'dawwsome

I know people that are still playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Heck, I know people that are still playing old Animal Crossing games. Such is the staying power of this Nintendo franchise, and now, you can celeb...more



11:00 AM on 10.03.2013
Caveat Crossing: Win a 3DS, New Leaf bedroom makeover

Channel One News is putting on a contest wherein you can win a 3DS XL, a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and a bunch of Animal Crossing decor to makeover your bedroom with. That means you can finally get rid of that disgus...more



11:45 AM on 10.01.2013
Grab Link's Wind Waker shirt in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

In this morning's Nintendo Direct, it was really easy to miss a small bit of news regarding Animal Crossing: New Leaf -- Link's shirt from the beginning of Wind Waker is totally free! All you have to do is go straight to the ...more



1:00 AM on 09.05.2013
Attack on Titan X Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Attack on Titan meets Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The villager face on Eren killed me. Is Attack on New Leaf the best parody yet? [Japanator]more



3:00 PM on 07.17.2013
Animal Crossing New Leaf opening theme orchestrated

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4:30 PM on 07.13.2013
Everything I need to know I learned from Animal Crossing

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2:30 PM on 07.09.2013
You need to hear this Animal Crossing: New Leaf cover

Trips to the island in Animal Crossing: New Leaf will never be the same after listening to these Kapp'n covers by YouTube user misterrandell. Hauntingly beautiful, yet at the same time uplifting. He says he's been "totally o...more



10:00 AM on 06.23.2013
Only the lonely don't own Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Times are tough for those in certain circles that that don't have the new Animal Crossing. Depending on who you run with on the internet, your Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter feeds could currently be filled to the brim with pic...more



9:00 PM on 06.21.2013
Reggie's Animal Crossing home has his face on a bed

Have you ever wondered how the other half live? Wonder no more. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime gives an all access look at his Animal Crossing: New Leaf home in this adorable video. Plus, he drops some proper...more




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