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PostSubject: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:34 am

So, I was looking for the Xenoblade Chronicles online, as well as at GameStop. I saw it was a high rated Wii game, so I figured it was probably not that expensive. Boy was I wrong, once I looked at the price (Which was just a few seconds after looking it up on Amazon) I was wondering, why the heck is it so expensive. After looking at everything I could, I figured I probably couldn't get it for under 60$.

I gave up all hope of ever getting it, but I would like to know why it became so expensive. Were there only 5 copies ever made for the US or something?
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:50 am

Yeah IIRC they didn't make very many NA copies and nintendo region locks systems like the geniuses they are.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:39 am

@Will wrote:
Yeah IIRC they didn't make very many NA copies and nintendo region locks systems like the geniuses they are.
Yup. It didn't help either that...
A. It came out in April 2012 in NA iirc, way ahead of the August 2011 EU release.
B. It was ONLY available in Gamestop... So less copies were made + sold.

PAL version goes for €40-€50, but Nintendo are fucking cavemen who region lock every system >_> Shame its so expensive, it's such a great game.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:39 pm

I was considering selling mine. But I'm teetering on doing so. Still unsure.
The UK price went down £45-50 to something like £35-45 now.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:13 am

I'm happy I got Xenoblade chronicles when it came out for £33 :3
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:39 am

Actually GameStop got in trouble from Nintendo over the Price.. You should be able to get a USED copy of Xenoblade at GS for $39.99 if you go into the store and not online. (but that's if you get a good honest store) I was just there yesterday talking to a friend about it.

Saddly though Reggie and nintendo also mentioned this and other games and about online petitions and such and the pricing.. and why they decided to make it a store exclusive and such... In short.. he said we can have mario, they want money and we can go **** ourselves.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/12/reggie_fils_aime_petitions_dont_affect_nintendos_decisions
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:42 pm

@dcj91x wrote:
Actually GameStop got in trouble from Nintendo over the Price.. You should be able to get a USED copy of Xenoblade at GS for $39.99 if you go into the store and not online. (but that's if you get a good honest store) I was just there yesterday talking to a friend about it.

I apparently didn't get a good honest one because they were selling two used copies for 69.99 each.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:48 am

That's a good honest price, if they sold it lower they'd be dumb.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:48 am

If I get the chance today and the copy is still there (though doubtful) i'll stop by and take a picture of a used copy with the $39.99 price point here.

It's sad but yea, overall though there's not much that can be done about the way games are localized or priced and when X is released since it was already stated to be a world wide launch exspect Xenoblade or any remaining copies of it to go in price especially here in the states.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:52 pm

(edit by staff please refrain from suggesting illegally obtaing games on this forum, thank you: MHWF)  Reggie complains it didnt sell in NA but how can it sell if it cant be bought, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:01 pm

On one hand, I understand; since Nintendo is a pretty huge company and I (read: most of the people who sign these types of petitions) don't know shyet about the inner workings and profit margins and such and so assume that since they are so large; they have to carefully plan everything they do to avoid... not getting paid.

However; outright saying "nah bro we don't really give one about any of you" is pretty damn harsh.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:52 pm

Hm, i can only say that it does seem like a steep price considering the age of the title. Should only bolster second hand sales instead of really helping much.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:40 am

@dcj91x wrote:
If I get the chance today and the copy is still there (though doubtful) i'll stop by and take a picture of a used copy with the $39.99 price point here.

It's sad but yea, overall though there's not much that can be done about the way games are localized or priced and when X is released since it was already stated to be a world wide launch exspect Xenoblade or any remaining copies of it to go in price especially here in the states.

They said it sold as soon as I left.. I probably should have bought it myself but didn't really think about  it since it was just the game with no booklet or any of the pre-order stuff.

Though I am wondering Since Nintendo has already declared a world wide "open" release for "X" if they will also re release Xenoblade once X comes out.. I think this will depend more on if X is actually a sequal or no as there is still debate on it being more related to Xenoblade or Xenogear...
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:58 am

The world seems like it's gonna be like Xenoblade, but since Xenoblade is the only Xeno game I've played I can't relate anything else.
I'm also curious as to why there's a Xenoblade Chronicles Puzzle in Streetpass Puzzle.
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:11 am

I can't even find a copy of the game anywhere <_<

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During my recent trip to GameStop, and a local used game shop, the game's price ranged from around $40 to $70 between the stores (loardy, and I thought I paid a high price for a used copy of Mario Kart Wii...)
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PostSubject: Re: Xenoblade Chronicles (That price...)   Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:00 pm

I just got a copy yesterday, i was surprised that the game and the case were in VERY good shape. Game itself is amazing fun.
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