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Buying English D/P at launch, waiting a bit, or not getting them at all?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Games Discussion' started by Linkachu, Mar 16, 2007.


When do you plan to buy Diamond and/or Pearl?

  1. Release day (Or as close as possible)

    27 vote(s)
  2. Not right away, but someday

    1 vote(s)
  3. Never

    0 vote(s)
  4. Buying one at launch, the other later

    3 vote(s)
  1. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    I'm wondering how many of you guys there will be from the get-go to trade/battle with. Personally, I'd think you're crazy if you didn't plan to get at least one right away, but some people are like that... That or they're broke, or very hateful towards the games/translations (or live in Israhell) :p

    This topic isn't really fair to non-NA residents, but there's always importing ^^

    Anyways, the only way I wouldn't have one of them launch day is if EBGames ran out of copies - I've already pre-ordered Diamond. Pearl I do plan to buy, but I'm waiting a bit until I have some extra cash together (and actually need it for restart/trading purposes).

    I know the US has a pre-order deal going, and I can only hope Canada ends up with one as well... Not holding my breath for it, tho =/
  2. I would like to say "Oh whenever, I don't care," but I'm not ^_^"


    Me and MarineMilotic were kidding around, saying how we would camp out the night previous infront of ebgames or walmart (lol that's the good thing, eb games is right across from Walmart T_~ hehehahahaha)
  3. Nemesis

    Former Administrator

    The only problem with importing is that we don't know if a US DP would work with an EU Wii and Battle Rev. I might get one of each (one EU one US) any way.
  4. crump jr.

    crump jr. Guest

    d/p is coming out in the us on april 22 you seei was sitin down on my big lazy butt one day and decided to turn on tv and it so happened that the comercial for d/p was on so i sat up on my not so lazy butt and BAM thats how i found out about the realese date...oh yeah it said order now and i get a free little d/p stylus ;D
  5. To Linkachu: We will have a pre-order incentive in Canada, but not the same one that's running in the States. If you pre-order BOTH (has to be both), you'll get a Dialga/Palkia zippered DS Lite case.

    I'm totally buying both on release day...but not both for me. Diamond is for my sister for her birthday, so I'll be using that to get a bunch of Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup straight away for everyone I know.
  6. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator


    ... I ... may have to rethink a few things now =O

    Has this deal been officially announced yet? My EB didn't mention anything about it =/
  7. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    To add to that, we can't even be sure that European GBA games will work with US D/P...

    I'd say we're safe enough but if there ARE any problems, I'll be fine enough trading in my American Diamond for a European one.
  8. It'll be in a flyer that we'll start handing out next Friday.
  9. I am most definitely getting Pearl as soon as I can...I'm also planning on threatening as many Fry's employees at spork-point as I need to to make them cough one up.

    If something weird happens, and they only have Diamond, I think I'll still get it, then get Pearl later. But since I already have Diamond, that would be kinda weird. ^_^;;
  10. I'm pre-ordering it tomorrow. Pearl and Diamond. ;D
  11. I plan to import an american copy of pearl in the near future. I will then trade across some of my stronger Japanese pokémon to the game.
    I'll preorder a UK version of Diamond as soon as I can.

    Hopefully UK gen3 games will have the ability to trade with US versions of the game. We all know you can't do pal park with english games, however GBA dependant swarms (shuckle, seviper etc) do work with the japanese games which is good.
    Luckily for me I have a US copy of emerald so if my UK copies of Ruby and Sapphire dont communicate I can always use emerald to transfer them up =)
    #11 RLRL, Mar 18, 2007
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  12. I am most definately getting an American copy right away!!! I can't wait for it, and I am getting Pearl (I have a Japanese Diamond, so another one would be pointless). I pre-ordered, and I got that cool little Palkia stylus!
  13. maybe someone can answer this here: in 1st/2nd/3rd gen, there was a 3rd game that is better. will they do this with diamond/pearl? that would suck...
  14. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    I'd say that's a given, yes. And yeah, it does kinda suck since the 3rd one is usually better, but who can put off playing the games until it's released? Hopefully whatever they add and change in the 3rd game this time will be different enough to warrant owning it after already playing through D/P (and hopefully D/P will still have some exclusive content that the 3rd game won't, so it'll be worth hanging onto them as well).
  15. that seriously sux, i'm still pre-ordering diamond though! i know i should wait, but my will is weak!
  16. I've pre ordered both. I am going to be at my EB games to pick them up when it opens at 11 AM
  17. ditto for me, eexcept i'll be heading to gamecrazy
  18. Whatever it takes. I wish they came out on the 21 though. Then we could have two days to play. But the 22nd means Sunday then school....
  19. i already resurved pearl the other day. i am going to get pearl the day it comes out! oh im heading over to gamecrazy also
  20. I was gonna buy Mystery Dungeon Blue @ GameStop in about a week, but the hype's getting to me. I'll pre-order DIamond, and then get Pearl and/or MDB when I gratuate this year (I get to get something when I graduate. ^_^).
  21. i suggest getting pearl MDB was easy/pointless. i thought it looked great, bought it, and was SO disapointed! :)
  22. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    Well, the deed is done. Today I pre-ordered Pearl as well just so I could qualify for EB Canada's pre-order deal. That DP case is mine ^__^

    Wouldn't have known about it if you hadn't mentioned it, so thanks for the tip, QQ :)
  23. Meh. I'm both too lazy to pre-order Pearl, and I don't think the Palkia stylus is all that great...I like my normal pink styli, actually. I like how they fit into my pink DS Lite. ^_^ So no pre-order for me...I'll just have to beat off all the 8-year-olds the day of. >_
  24. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
    Staff Member Administrator

    I'd want the stylus' just to have really. I'd probably never use them, but I'm a merch-whore. Just sticking them on display somewhere and being able to say I have 'em would satisfy me ^^
  25. I could care less about a pre-order deal, but I pre-order EVERYTHING. Whether I think it'll be snatched up quickly on the first day or not, I like having my payment done in advance, and it's not like there are any negatives.

    *doesn't understand people who don't pre-order*
  26. DarkLuxray

    DarkLuxray Guest

    Ima buy it the day it comes out, and i pre-ordered it in EB Games, so im gonna get the free stylus!
  27. My mom orederd Diamond at gamestop because it comes with a free Dialga stylus Topper.  :D  but I have to wait until it is realeased in the Us >:(.
  28. i'd love to play it too :-\

    but i'm in europe... that damn Nintendo Europe want's to release it in fall/winter :-[
  29. [glow=red,2,300][/glow][size=10pt][/size] ;D I preordered Diamond and My sister Preordered Pearl
    So im getting it on the day it comes out
  30. I'm waiting a little bit until I get them
  31. I pre-ordered it. its is supposed to be the best hanheld pokemon game made so far
  32. I Pre-ordered mine at Target, I gots the Stylus too ^.^ Getting Diamond, I hate how Palkia looks.
  33. Well, I pre-ordered Diamond since it had a better choice of Pokemon. Unforetunately, I didn't get the stylus. I didn't ask for it though, so it doesn't really matter to me.
  34. im gna buy one and den c how GOOD it is and den buy the other one but we all know that there gna b AWESOME
  35. Doctor Oak

    Staff Member Overlord

    I gave you a warning about your English language abuse not 15 minutes ago. Keep it up if you want to stay on the fast track too the Realm of N00bs.
  36. Ok im sorry about that it wont happen again im sorry :-[
  37. If my mom will let me, I would probably get Diamond then Pearl
  38. Well I wasn't sure if I was gonna buy Pokemon diamond/Pearl or not, but luckily after playing the demo I got hooked. Then again I've yet to buy FFIII like I keep saying I'm going to. Pokemon Diamond is definitely gonna be mine the day it comes out even if it means trampling on little kids. and I'll be happy to battle fellow gamers on Wi-Fi, that is if I can get everything setup right lol. Sadly I no longer know much about Pokemon so I'll most likely lose, but I do feel diamond and pearl are a breath of fresh air to the dull repetitive series. In fact I almost feel as if I'm playing r/b/g/s again, from the 10 minutes of the demo I played. So Launch day I'll have one or maybe both.
  39. Reserved both a couple days ago ;D
  40. I'm getting Pearl on launch, because of GTS I don't need the other one. I already preordered Pealr, I only preordered it for the stylus tho.

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