RUMOR: GameStop Possibly Cancelling Some Fire Emblem Fates LE Pre-Orders

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

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Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition

A Reddit user has posted an image alerting that their pre-order of Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition has been cancelled. The error came when a glitch on GameStop’s online system allowed more pre-orders than what they have in stock.


When Fire Emblem: Fates Special Edition was announced via Nintendo Direct it quickly sold out. The Special Edition contains all three of the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates titles on one cartridge along with being packaged with an art book and 3DS XL pouch.

All the internet hopes is that the only people affected by this are the scalpers looking to sell the special edition at an insanely high price.

Screenshot from 2016-01-19 10:09:21

Fire Emblem Fates releases on February 19 for the 3DS. If you’ve been affected by this please let us know in the comments below.


    This sucks I have been fighting with gamestop about my FE SE preorder for a while now. I preordered it before 11/18/19 but it some how it was cancelled mid-December and I have called customer service so many times but they give me some dumb excuse every time, I think they should just take responsibility and try to get more pre orders in for anyone that will be affected by the ‘glitch’. I really want FE SE but I refuse to to buy it from these ridiculous scalpers.

  • jmmueller

    Hopefully Nintendo does the same thing they did with the Xenoblade Chronicles X special edition. They shipped a lot of extras so it is still available at original MSRP in a lot of places. Especially since this is a more popular series, their more popular system, and a very good bundle.

    • DariusQ

      Doubtful. Otherwise there wouldn’t have been any point in releasing two versions of the game. Looks like eBay is the way.

    • azariosays

      confusing as to why they just don’t release the standalone cart for 60 bucks. I’m sure that’s why people want this one so bad

    • jmmueller

      That’s why I want it. Not for the collectors stuff. I’m getting a bit burned out on digital products from Nintendo after diving head first into it. Mainly since my wife keeps wanting to play my games and has to take my 3DS to do it instead of just the cart.

  • JDobbs

    I will have to keep my eye on this. I have not been affected yet. The Gamestop I go to for preorders never uses up their entire allocation and has always been a safe bet when preorders elsewhere were sold out.

  • Superr Mann

    I’m hoping they ship extra special editions so I can get at least one

    • Ari

      Extra special?

    • azariosays

      yes, i’m also curios

  • Razorfall


    If that doesn’t work then I have still have my Amazon order. It’s my friend’s birthday present, but I might just end up keeping it for myself if mine gets canceled ROFL

    • azariosays

      they were a good friend….but not THAT good 😛