This is probably too late for this thread, but I work at a smaller target. (More specifically, the square footage of our store is small, but for the size of our store we're a higher volume. Hope that makes sense.) Most stores (at least the non city/super targets) got 8 preorder cards. These pretty much sold out the first day. We were told we would get at least the 8 for preorders. Well, we got 21 in stock. They came in cases of 3 so the idea of getting 8 is silly. I can't speak to how many other stores got, but that didn't seem like a specifically large amount compared to what other stores had. Just a little behind the scenes information.
why not just make a romhack? It seems like the game itself still holds up incredibly well.. why not at least start there and then if its some huge success, then move on to a little more ambitious project.