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A few weeks back, I mentioned on one of my blogs, "Metroid Prime: Trilogy, for some reason, isn't in stock on Amazon.com now, and it's only available from 2nd or 3rd party vendors on Amazon.com."
I sent a few emails over to Nintendo, inquiring as to why Metroid Prime: Trilogy wasn't in stock on Amazon.com for several weeks in a row.
The question in one email was, "Amazon.com hasn't had Metroid Prime: Trilogy in stock for several weeks. Is Metroid Prime: Trilogy still being published, or has production for the game stopped?"
The response I received from Nintendo was, "Unfortunately, Metroid Prime Trilogy is no longer being shipped. Having said that, you may be able to find what you seek through the secondhand video game market."
For clarification purposes, I sent over another email and asked, "I was told Metroid Prime: Trilogy is not being shipped/published anymore. Is that true? If so, is there any reason why Metroid Prime: Trilogy isn't being shipped/published?"
The reply I received from Nintendo was, "Thanks for your e-mail. The earlier response regarding Metroid Prime Trilogy was correct: it is no longer being shipped. When first introduced, it was announced that there would be limited availability. However, a reason for this was not announced. That being said, you may still be able to locate a copy via stores that specialize in previously played or used games."
I was curious, because I noticed one of the other New Play Control! games on Amazon.com was also out-of-stock, so I inquired about those games as well.
I asked, "Also, are the other New Play Control! titles still being shipped/published, or have they stopped shipping as well? The games I'm referencing are New Play Control! Pikmin, New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, and New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat."
To that question, the response from Nintendo was, "As to your second question, additional New Play Control! titles have not been announced. However, the original titles are still being shipped."
Being that Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector's Edition isn't being published/shipped anymore, do you plan on purchasing it? Now may be the best time to do so, before it becomes more difficult to locate!
Why do you think Nintendo canceled and stopped producing and shipping Metroid Prime Trilogy? Do you think it was simply because it was a "collector's edition", and they'll release the Metroid Prime games individually now as New Play Control! titles?
If you're interested in any of the games in this article, you can purchase them off Amazon.com by clicking the links below!