Amazon cancels pre-orders without warning

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom, the new opus in Nintendo’s cult saga, will be released on Switch on May 12, 2023. Naturally, players rushed to pre-order the Collector’s Edition after the presentation. But of course, successfully placing an order is no guarantee that you will receive the precious sesame.

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Credit: Nintendo

In 2023 we are entitled to a great video game year, with the arrival of highly anticipated titles such as Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, Diablo IV, Final Fantasy XVI or Assassin’s Creed: Mirage and Starfield to name a few.

But for many players, 2023 will be all about the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom, the next installment in Nintendo’s cult saga. And yes, the title is expected on Nintendo Switch as soon as possible this May 12, 2023.

At the beginning of February, the Japanese publisher held a new Nintendo Direct conference. The chance for BigN to reveal some important details about Link’s future adventures. First of all, the manufacturer confirmed the price increase announced by various rumors. So, the title is offered for €69.99 instead of the €59.99 usually asked for Nintendo exclusives.

And of course, players can also click on one collectors editiondisplayed at a fairly hefty price of €129.99 (compared to €99.99 for most Nintendo game collectors). As some dissatisfied players have pointed out this inflation, many users have rushed to Amazon, Cdiscount, Boulanger and others to buy the precious sesame.

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Credit: Nintendo

Amazon is suddenly canceling pre-orders for Collector’s Edition

Alone and as revealed by our colleagues at JV. com, succeeding in placing an order does not guarantee obtaining this special edition… At least on Amazon France. Indeed, the specialized site noted with dismay the pure and simple deletion of his pre-order in the list of orders waiting for delivery.

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A worrying disappearance, especially since Amazon has not provided an explanation. In the end we had to wait until the next day get more details from the e-commerce giant:We regret to inform you that we are forced to cancel this item from your order due to the manufacturer informing us that we are unable to supply Amazon with the expected quantities. This item is out of stock and there is no obligation to restock from the manufacturer, we cannot supply it to you”, writes Amazon.

According to, these cancellations only affect French users. Indeed, no problem to report to Amazon’s German, British or Italian branches. What’s going on with Nintendo France? The question still remains. And you, worried about Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom pre-orders? Tell us in the comments.

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