Following last week’s announcement that the Next Adventure booster set will have a worldwide delay, with a new release date of March 4th, we now have an update on when the Classic Collection will be released in North America.
On December 14th, Bandai shared the unfortunate news that the Classic Collection would be pushed back to January 7th in North America, despite most other regions already receiving the set by the time of the announcement. Now, Bandai has once again been forced to push the release date of the set back to January 21st, which means that the region will get it almost a month after it was available in Europe and Latin America.
The impact of these region-specific delays can be quite negative, as it restricts players when it comes to acquiring the most up to date cards in the meta and takes away a lot of the fun, as the hype of a new set naturally dies down in the early weeks. It will be interesting to see how Bandai intend on fixing these logistical issues in the future, but with the pandemic affecting distribution across the globe, there may be no easy solution.
The Next Adventure set has also been pushed back worldwide, with a new pre-release date of February 25th, and an official release date of March 4th. Although set delays can be annoying, some Tamers have expressed that they don’t mind the longer break between sets as it gives them more time to enjoy the current set/meta. Do you think Bandai should slow down their releases so that the current format can be enjoyed for longer?
This isn’t the first time the Digimon Card Game has seen substantial delays. In fact, since the beginning of the TCG, most products have seen issues. The reason for the delays is down to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on the shipping and distribution of Bandai products. If you would like to learn more about the delays in Digimon Card Game, you can click on the links below –
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