Japan to see shortages of Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Chris Scott Barr - Jan 30, 2008

The Wii is one of those consoles that’s just fun to play. Sure, a lot of your hardcore gamers don’t appreciate the joys of the Wiimote, but it’s more a machine for the casual gamers. It’s also a great console for parties, and there’s no doubt that Super Smash Bros. Brawl will be a fine addition to that category. Unfortunately, the game has been delayed a couple of times and while they’re still set to hit the March 9th release date, they might be a bit sparse.

Like many good games, Super Smash Bros. Brawl makes its Japanese debut some time before we’ll see it here in the US. It’s set to launch there tomorrow, but retailers are being told from their suppliers that they’ll be lucky to have enough to fill 25% of their preorders.

We can only hope that with an extra month and change that they’ll have enough time to print up plenty of discs for the US launch. It’s actually not all that surprising to hear of the shortage, since they only just pushed back the release date. They were likely already in the process of churning out discs when they discovered the issues that led to the delay.

[via Kotaku]

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