Yamasura wrote:But IFI is at fault here, they should of know this beforehand, this whole mess could of been prevented if they would of used a different item instead of the 8Bit Nep-Nep strap!
I usually don't like pointing fingers since there's very little that can be done about something that happened in the past. However, I think it's worth acknowledging that yes, IFI did not do their due diligence and use everything in their power to make this midnight presale go smoothly. At the very least, they should have tested the store front prior to this to make sure people can order from different parts of the world, cancel, change details, etc.
That said, if you want your complaints to be addressed, I'd suggest you post them on the IFI Facebook page instead, since putting it here is just stoking a fire that is unlikely to fully touch IFI.
My1xT wrote:well then 500 shared EU/AU copies with strap and so on and so further, as I said in Sony's (and not only Sony's nintendo's as well) business EU/AU are usually linked
There are zero "best ways" to distribute a limited product so that it's fair to everyone, there's just "the least bad way." Honestly, first-come-first-served at a specified time and place not limited by anything else is the least partial method and, in my opinion, one of the "least bad" ways that could have been chosen. Arbitrarily allocating numbers to various regions just creates additional overhead and more complaints that are now about how one region shouldn't have gotten X numbers allocated or region spoofing, etc. I understand that you're trying to brainstorm "better" solutions, but, to IFI, you're just trading one set of problems for another set of equally bad, or sometimes worse, problems.