Just got back from the Nintendo Exp. Tour...utter disappointment
by, 1st September 2013 at 07:55 PM (493 Views)
So, first off, I was running a bit late. My dad didn't get off work until nearly 4, so we had to throw some crap on and go. I live in Wayne, and Briarwood Mall is all the way out in Ann Arbor. A 25 mile drive. We were pulling up on the mall about 10 after 5, so I was worried I had missed it since the Sunday hours were 11 to 6. We go through the Macy's entrance because, well, the site says "Briarwood mall, Macy's corridor" right? We saw nothing Nintendo related, so my dad asked a worker and he said that the Nintendo thing was being held at Sears instead. He leads us there, and everything is still up thankfully.
I guess 5:30 was a good time to show up. There were about 9 3DSs, 4 WiiUs, and 4 PS3s/360s. I played Game and Wario, some Marvel game on the kinect, Minecraft, Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, and Dynasty Warriors. They had a lot of other games too.
Well, that was all good and fun. Now for the namesake of this blog. It's kinda obvious I went all the way out there to play X and Y. I checked all 9 3DSs, not a single on had X and Y. One had some old videos and screenshots for it...but that was it. So I asked one of the reps there, and she confirmed that none of them had it.
Apparently they were supposed to have it, but something went wrong, can't remember the exact story. They said they've been trying to contact Nintendo about it and they haven't responded at all. So the main lady told me to leave my name, phone number, and email. There were about two long stacks of paper of people who left their names, I'm assuming for the same reason. So I guess I'm getting something? I don't know, the lady just told me they'll "fix the problem". I'll just have t wait.
To anyone else going in the next coming weeks, especially if you're going only for X and Y, take this as a warning. I also asked her if they'd be getting them within the next tour, and she said that "they're not sure". My dad said he'll drive me out to Indiana to play them. But I'm not gonna risk it if they might not have it.
That's about it. Let's see what Nintendo gives me. Anyways, pictures inside.
Minecraft and Dynasty Warriors kiosk
Grid 2 and Time and Eternity kiosk. Also Project X Zone one in the back
One of the 3DS kiosks. This one had Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, and Donkey Kong Country Returns
A Madden game. Not sure which one, though it had college teams
The WiiU kiosks. There was New Super Luigi U, Pikmin 3, and Game and Wario
Another shot of the Time and Eternity kiosk, Ubisoft kiosk in the back had Smurfs 2 and the Marvel game
2K games kiosk. I'm not 100% sure what games there were exactly
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