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Ni No Kuni Witch Wizard’s Edition “oversold” customers offered consolation items by Namco

Saturday, 26th January 2013 15:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Namco Bandai has issued a response to the Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Wizard’s Edition “oversold” fiasco which distributor Digital River claimed occurred due to “an error in [its] ordering system.”

Many orders for the Wizard’s Edition were cancelled once the initial stock was sent out, payment will be refunded to those who were given the short end of the stick.

As a consolation, Namco Bandai Games is offering those affected a $20 clubNamco voucher along with a 400 page, hard bound copy of the game’s strategy guide which includes an exclusive code to unlock a Gold Hurly Familiar in the game.

Namco also said it is ‘working to ensure that a situation like this never happens again.”

“Our E-commerce provider will be contacting the affected customers in the coming days with instructions on how to obtain their copy of the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch strategy guide,” the company said. “We hope that this can give the affected consumers some comfort; Namco Bandai truly does value and care about its fans.”

The firm said in a statement handed to D’toid, that it does not “nor has it ever” worked with the eBay seller PlayCanada which is selling the Wizard’s Edition of the game online for an ungodly amount.

“According to our records, this individual or group of individuals purchased Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition during the NinoStarter promotion period,” said the firm. “At which time, no limits were placed on how many units an individual could order.

“PlayCanada’s claims that they officially worked with Namco Bandai Games America to obtain their stock is entirely false.”

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was released on January 22 in the US and releases on February 1 in Europe.

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7 Comments

  1. DeVitowned

    My Wizards Edition is still sitting sealed in the UPS box that was delivered last night. The price of the game on eBay has me sitting on it, metaphorically speaking, wondering how high it is going to climb. But, deep down, the nerdy child-at-heart wants to play Ni no Kuni while hugging his very own Drippy (doll, you perverts).

    In unrelated news, Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunters Edition on eBay for $12,000. Son of a bitch. I tried so hard to win one of those! And I’d have kept mine.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mreko3230

    After reading this story, I looked at some collector’ editions of other games on ebay. I can not believe the price of some of these. $600 for Grand Theft Auto 4? $1200 for Assassin’s Creed 2? Crazy.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. MottMan

    @1DeVitowned

    I assume you’d be looking for something outlandish but if you’re willing to still sell it let me know.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Clupula

    @2 – Oh my god, you’re so kidding about the GTAIV one. Please tell me you are or I’m going to feel really stupid for not picking one up from this little electronics store on 40th Street that had the big lockbox special edition for 360 for $40 for about two years, just sitting there, nobody buying it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. mreko3230

    @4 – Sorry to ruin your day- but yeah, that’s what the PlayCanada was selling it for.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Clupula

    Goddamn it. I’d see it all the time and be all, “I wonder why nobody’s bought that. Doesn’t make sense for me to buy it because I don’t have a 360.”

    And now I realize I could have bought it, kept it for a bit, and then sold it for a ridiculous price. Ugh.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Boice

    I find it interesting that people, including those in the comments here, don’t find anything morally wrong with scalping.

    #7 2 years ago

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