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Fire Emblem Awakening causing some 3DS eShop delays

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Oh dear, there are shipping issues with Fire Emblem Awakening so it isn’t in stores on February 4, 2013 as planned. Well, that’s fine. Nintendo says it will be on the 3DS eShop today as well. I’ll just tap this eShop icon and pick it up. Okay, it’s been about 15 minutes, now I can jump right in and play!

Except that’s not how it’s going for everyone interested in buying Fire Emblem Awakening. Instead of immediately being taken to the eShop upon clicking the icon, some users may be hit with lag. I had to stare at that grinning, orange shopping bag for 15 minutes over three log-in attempts this morning before I got in on my fourth try. Previously after the failed log-ins, a random error message would pop up. The time before it let me in, I received the 003-1103 error code. That’s the one that claims you haven’t set up the internet connection properly – which couldn’t be accurate since I connected my 3DS to the eShop Friday with no problems.

Once you actually get to Fire Emblem Awakening, you’re faced with another hurdle. This is a 8,579 block game. Yes, Nintendo uses blocks instead of MB or GB. It’s quaint. We know from Nintendo that Mario Kart 7 at 8,192 blocks is a 1GB game, which means this is even larger. It also means people can expect a lengthy download time once they do log in. It took me about an hour to get Fire Emblem Awakening over my 15mbps internet connection. Usually, I can get a 1GB game from Steam downloaded within 15 minutes.

If you really want Fire Emblem Awakening today, be prepared to wait for it. Also, make sure you have at least a 4GB SD card. You want to have room for the game and all that DLC! I can personally vouch for the game now and say it is worth the trouble and wait. At this point, you’ll most likely only encounter the download delay due to demand! Besides, this is a good thing – it means Fire Emblem Awakening is popular and doing well!

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