Nintendo of America has extended its The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time soundtrack offer, at least for a little while. Recognizing strong demand for the soundtrack and technical issues on their end, Nintendo of America is giving fans a longer opportunity. Now Club Nintendo members that register their copy of the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D by midnight Pacific Time today — Monday, June 20, 2011 — will receive the soundtrack CD.
So if you want to get your copy of the soundtrack CD hurry over to the Club Nintendo site and register your copy already.
It’s always frustrating when you need to log into a site to claim a prize, redeem a code, or purchase an item that is on sale and the site is experiencing technical difficulties making it almost impossible to register, etc. It is nice to see Nintendo recognize this problem and extend the offer. The soundtrack offer is one for the fans and it looks like Nintendo is going to do what it can to make sure they’re taken care of this time around.
It is amusing, however, when these types of promotions crash servers and exceed the anticipated demand. Really Nintendo? You didn’t expect an offer relating to one of your most beloved and well-reviewed games of all time to be met with huge demand? Some people bought their 3DS at launch just for this game. You better expect they were more than excited to sign up to get their free soundtrack as soon as possible.
Then again, it must be hard to really plan accordingly for this type of thing, since it’s not like Nintendo does this every day and knows exactly what supply to keep in stock, or what the expected demand should be. These soundtracks aren’t like milk at the grocery store. Still, this new deadline will hopefully allow more people to register their copy of the game and start enjoying the soundtrack.
Did you pick up The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D? Have you registered your copy yet with Club Nintendo? How long do you think it will take Nintendo to get the discs out to those that registered? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Source: Club Nintendo