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Stores Around Paris Are Apparently Selling Mario Kart 8 Early

Reports are circulating on Twitter and Reddit that a number of stores in and around Paris have begun to sell Mario Kart 8 early. Mario Kart 8 isn’t supposed to be released until May 30th. But once one store sells it early the others invariably follow suit.

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      1. Hey retrogaminglord it’s that the actual game of watch dogs ?? That really looks fun !! Jaja and thats what they call a next gen jajajaja I feel sorry for them !!! I’m happy I sold my ps3 to get a wii U very very happy :D

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    1. Nintendo fanboys are respectable and full of talent that’s why they support the best video game company of all the times Of course Nintendo. Check this out !!!

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  1. This happened with X/Y. You can’t blame the other stores who followed, because they wouldn’t be able to sell their copies if they waited till the release date. But Nintendo ought to punish the first store to sell early.

    It’s not like a couple of hours early. This is three and a half days.

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    1. Yep, either the clerk will be fired or the store itself will probably face legal trouble. Wasn’t worth it for them in the end.

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      1. Australia’s Big W is also selling it, I’d go and get it but EB Games is selling the limited edition and I’ve preordering that since February.

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    2. I don’t think Nintendo is currently in a position to punish any retailer. Nintendo needs them to to keep WiiU in stock. Maybe a few talks here and there to persuade a few heads of big retailers to do something, but that’s about it.

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      1. Nintendo won’t always be the lowest seller. Besides, they did the same thing with Pokémon and the 3DS was doing fine at the time.

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    3. so many people have mk8 even in the US. i checked instagram last night and wow. Nintendo shouldn’t even wait until friday they should have just released it today

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  2. AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    wait does this mean Nintendo’s FIRST WEEK sales will be slightly lower??!!
    that’s the bad part.

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    1. Probably higher considering the game was supposed to come out at the end of the week. These’ll be counted towards the game’s sales, even if sold early, the game was still sold

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  3. No matter, its not like they can play online yet. Though it wasn’t worth that store to do it early in the long run, nothing but trouble for them.

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    1. They actually can. The online servers were turned on weeks ago, even the Miiverse communities have been open since like, the 2nd of May (sometime around then).

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      1. Eh oh well, there’s nothing to spoil. Though hopefully nintendo doesn’t take it out on the entire continent since this was the second time a EU country released early. Though the stores need to get a grip fast >.>

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  4. Look at it this way – if this is happening, that means the game is in high demand, just like X/Y. So technically it’s not all bad :P plus I’m sure we can all wait 3 more days xD

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      1. Not everyone is great at Geography. I used to think Alaska was an island next to Hawaii and that the United States was like it’s own continent, because States were bigger than most countries so I was like, “How could the U.S be one country?”

        I also thought Mexico was in South America, Australia was a small island, I thought China was small too, I thought Germany was an island next to Greenland and I still don’t know what countries are in Europe. I literally thought Europe was another name for England or something, but now I know it’s like a lot of countries. I was also confused about the Middle East. I thought it was it’s own continetn or something, I didn’t know it was part of Asia.

        Well, needless to say, Geography is hard stuff to learn and if you are never taught it, then you’ll have a warped vision on what the world really looks like. Now, I know how wrong I really was and I don’t think these things anymore.

        Not everyone looks at maps. I know I never really looked at a map until like four years ago when I was in High school and I had to do a geography project.

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      2. Note, still according to your claim they need to be a kid, if they aren’t than they are just stupid

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      3. Well stupidity isn’t “lacking” knowledge it is the lacking of intelligence or common sense. Contrary to what you may believe, but Geography is “not” intelligence or common sense, it is memorization. If you don’t put in the time to memorize geography, then you don’t know it, plain and simple, regardless of your intelligence.

        They may be a kid or they may not be. Even if he is not a child, he is still not necessarily “stupid.”

        If anything, the correct word would be “ignorant,” because he is literally “lacking knowledge.” But ignorant, again contrary to what you may believe, is “not” synonymous to stupid.

        If you don’t know something, because you were never told or never acquired the information for one reason or another, then you don’t know something. Doesn’t make you stupid, it makes you uninformed a.k.a ignorant.

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      4. Yeah, you remember it for an hour and then you forget it all. Geography is a LOT of memorization and memorization doesn’t just come from 5 minutes of work. Plus, not everyone looks at a map, because every day life doesn’t require you to.

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      5. and you honestly believe that this lack of knowledge should be normal?
        … maybe for a 10 year old….

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  5. Here we go again and haven’t these idiots learned from what happened with Pokemon X/Y? Nintendo legal action is imminent.

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  6. Hahaha, holy dang, getting my tweet over My Nintendo News ! Mom, I’m famous !
    Anyway, yup, I’ve been playing the game for quite a few hours ! It is sincerely great and fun. I’m very tired so I don’t get to enjoy it as much as it deserves, but I still manage to find so much stuff to love. There constantly is things in the background, the music is gorgeous, the graphics tend to go a bit overboard regarding bloom and yet they are charming and frankly just wondrous. I’m loving the game so far, and I only played on 50cc ! Which is waaaaay too easy mode. Like, I haven’t been anything but first and getting three stars on each cup is very simple. I expect the 150cc and mirror modes to be incredibly harder… and therefore, incredibly more fun !

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  7. Oh, forgot to mention : getting the game early earned me the collector edition, sure, but also a golden mushroom (some little goodie)… but, most importantly, it cost me 80€ instead of the usual 70€ ! I hesitated a bit before purchasing it, but eh, it was only 10€ and it got me to enjoy it right away.
    Ah ! Something EXTREMELY important too ! Apparently, if anyone gets the game early, DO NOT register it on the club nintendo before the 30th ! If I got it right, you will not get the free downloadable game with the MK8 code ! I’d assume even if you got the game on the 29th or something the same would happen, so wait a bit before entering the code !

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  8. Not like it matters. We have all seen the millions and millions of gameplay footage of each and every track, character, race kart, in the game.

    There isn’t any spoilers to spoil.

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      1. No there is absolutely nothing, because all the people who got the game early to review have all the full content on the game. It is “their” copy after all. It wouldn’t make sense to review only part of a game and make them go out and buy another copy.

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  9. when watch dogs outsells mario kart 8 lol. ive been playing ghost recon future soldier and that game is sooo fun and great. i love how its a third person shooter and sometimes acts like a first person shooter. great game from ubisoft.

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    1. And you fail to realize MK8 outclasses Watch Dogs in preorders by a long shot. Then you go on to talk about a subject not related to a subject because you know will lose the debate anyways.

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    2. Dude, you said it yourself and I’ll post the video of you SAYING…”I’m bored”.

      There, at 1:06, Wha-? bored of the game already? And on a CoD game too? OH THE HUMANITY!!!

      Becareful of what you SAY…get it through that thick skull of yours…

      Ugh, the idiot, and he calls us social rejects?

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  10. The Store i usually go to had the game 2 days ago. He always breaks the street date. But its Dubai and no one gives a fuck.

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    1. Hahaha gotta love that bout game shops in our country eh xD? In AD they sometimes break the street date a week before .-.

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  11. This is what happens when stupid naz sum wins an election!

    Our games are sold early…

    Soon our empire will deal with these foul apes…

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      1. too bad wolfenstein the new order is not on wii u lol. you love to get rid off nazi’s then play some wolfenstein.

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      2. It’s fun in games sure but I rather have them destroyed in real Life…

        I can’t stand their primitive minds…

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      3. Yet you still own a Wii U and expose yourself constantly, that includes right now as well.

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    1. The saddest part is that no, nobody’s gonna get fired. French retailer Fnac has been systematically doing this for years. It’s been a long time since I last had a game on actual release date. I always go there and get the games earlier.

      Nintendo France, however, are more and more aware of the situation, since I know a few people working there and report it to them every time.

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