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Submitted by stickskills 1099d ago | news

'Xenoblade Chronicles' copies selling for well over $100 online

Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles took its sweet time coming over to the U.S., but thanks to a less-than-ideal supply, the average gamer probably won’t want to pick it up at its current price. (Wii, Xenoblade Chronicles)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   1099d ago
I really wanted to play this game, but at the time of it's release, my back log was just too long, and I had very little cash.

Now that my back log is cleared the game is selling for over $100. Looks like I'll never get the chance to play.
stragomccloud  +   1099d ago
You can probably still find them locally at a gamestop. I'd really go in, and see if they can track down a copy because the game is a real gem.
rainslacker  +   1099d ago
It's actually rather hard to find at GameStop, even though here locally they keep display boxes up as a best seller title. It's a shame because I would really like to play this game as well. This is one game that could have made more money in the long run if it was easy to find.
Yi-Long  +   1099d ago
For those with a good PC and just want to play the game...
... which the publisher has made it nearly impossible to do so...

... I would say: Just get it 'somewhere' and play it through Dolphin in glorious HD.

Clearly, the publisher/developer doesn't want your money, given the fact they released so few copies, only as a Gamestop-exclusive, and they won't make any money from the 2nd hand market anyway.
Kur0  +   1099d ago
use Dolphin emulator or soft-mod your Wii and download the ISO. Buy the new X game for Wii U to support the dev.
WiiUsauce  +   1099d ago
same thing happened to me when I didn't own a Wii and the Metroid Prime Trilogy came out. Then a couple months to a year later, I get a Wii and I tried finding the game only to find that it was selling for 80 bucks on ebay... I always try to pick these kinds of games up, because I don't know when, if ever I'm gonna get a chance to play the game.

I bought Xenoblade Chronicles on the week of its release at gamestop (I should've bought 2 dammit), and I didn't get around to start playing it until a week and a half ago. So far I'm 27 hours in, and I can honestly say this is one game I would not mind spending 100 dollars to play. It really is that much of an amazing gaming masterpiece. The music alone is worth the asking price, let alone the amazing combat system, and the extremely likeable non emo characters.

I'd recommend you pick up The Last Story too while you can still get it for 30 dollars.
YoungPlex  +   1099d ago
This is the crap that pisses me off! Why the hell would Xenoblade be a GameStop exclusive title, when it is in fact one of the most popular jrpg's on the Wii? How the hell do developers expect to make money on games they're not selling after their first initial stock? I seen that game maybe once used nearly 3-4 months ago and haven't seen it since. I guess Monolith Soft underestimated the demand for this game and are moving on to X instead. I think that they should still send out another wave of shipments since people are charging nearly double or more for a copy. Who's with me?
DivineAssault  +   1099d ago
i disagree.. The wii is over now.. Only wii u for the time being
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1099d ago
But wii is outselling wiU.. And Just dance is the #1 nintnedo game and that's a wii game.
WiiUsauce  +   1099d ago
uhhh... YOU CAN PLAY ORIGINAL Wii GAMES ON Wii U. lol, that's how I'm playing Xenoblade right now.
amaguli  +   1099d ago
It has nothing to do with Monolith Soft, they are just a developer. Nintendo of America were the ones that decided to have Xenoblade be a GameStop exclusive.
stragomccloud  +   1099d ago
I really hate Nintendo of America. I could go into the reasons why... But I'm in the middle of a graduate level course and really don't have the time.
DivineAssault  +   1099d ago
NOA does no wrong! Blasphemy!! & Yes the wii is outselling the wii u but i doubt we will see much of anything get released since wii u is here.. Unlike the continued support they did with the DS, NOA is done providing people with wii games from now on.. Even wii u games are scarce & not much of anything new
WiiUsauce  +   1099d ago
it's funnier because despite the game being only sold exclusively at a single North American retailer, the game still sold more copies here in North America than it did in Japan and Europe combined.
amaguli  +   1099d ago
I was lucky enough to have the money at the time to pre-order Xenoblade when it was available. I feel real bad for the people that missed out on this game. Who knows, maybe Monolith Soft will do an HD remake for the Wii U if there is enough demand for it.
jc48573  +   1099d ago
as far as I know, no companies have released an HD remake of any JRPG. They talk about it, but publishers don't seem that interested in the whole idea. We don't even know how FFX is going to turn out.
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stragomccloud  +   1099d ago
Kingdom Hearts! There is your example!

...please don't ask me for more.
Brasi1989  +   1099d ago
Strange... I was just in Kansas City (not a small city by any means) and the store shelves were loaded with them.
Ripsta7th  +   1099d ago
YOU shouldve loaded yourself witth at least ten copies n sold them for some profit! not 100 tho thats just too much and greddy lol
Brasi1989  +   1099d ago
I might have to go back this weekend then.
rainslacker  +   1099d ago
Are you sure they actually had them in stock though? I know all my local Game Stop keeps them on display as a best seller title, but none of them actually have it in stock. They are just required to keep it on the shelves due to the way retail does things, even though they have no inventory to sell. I also find it funny on GameStops website, the pre-owned version is actually $10 more than a new version.
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Brasi1989  +   1099d ago
Yea I bought 1 lol.
rainslacker  +   1099d ago
In that case I may need you to pick me up a copy.:) Only one used copy at GameStops within 100 miles of me and it's 30 miles away. Not that bad a drive though, so maybe I'll call them tomorrow to see if it has the case and manual.;)
JohnyBlam  +   1099d ago
No doubt this game is great, I play it but seriously I can't justify paying $100 for a single Wii game no matter what it is.
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jc48573  +   1099d ago
I think I need to preorder that Pandora's Tower game.
miyamoto  +   1099d ago
I wonder when would Sega remaster Panzer Dragoon Saga...
stragomccloud  +   1099d ago
That would be sooooooooooo awesome!
Fatty  +   1099d ago
It'd be awesome, but I read a story a few years back (I think it was 1up) where they said Sega lost the source code for the game.

I have a copy of it and it's an amazing RPG with a great soundtrack.
miyamoto  +   1099d ago
that is so sad...
but I am so happy for you. they say PDS cist $350-$400 today
KillerPwned  +   1099d ago
I am so damn happy I bought this on release now. I knew from the start it would be a term gem within the library of Wii games. It is one of the biggest JRPG's I have ever had the pleasure of playing. I have yet to beat it and it took me hours upon hours to do just the side quests in the FIRST VILLAGE!!!!
RTheRebel  +   1099d ago
someone start a petition for re release lol
not paying 100$ for a game no way
kalkano  +   1099d ago
I got it at release. Still haven't opened it. I've got some backlog left before I get to it...But now I'm reluctant to ever open! Who knows what it'll be worth, years down the road?
hazelamy  +   1098d ago
i'm thinking, even if i haven't got a wii u when Monolith soft's sequel/spin off/new rpg comes out, i may have to buy a copy anyway, not to sell, but to play when i do get a wii u, because i'd hate to have to pay those kind of inflated prices for the game.

because if the sequel is anywhere near as good as the original, i have to play it.

anyway, back to the original, i'd like to see nintendo maybe do a rerelease at some point, to make the game easier, and cheaper, to find.
and include previews of the sequel to promote sales of the wii u.

even if they don't include promotional materials for the sequel, the original game really deserves a wider audience.

it is, in my opinion, simply one of the best games i've ever played.

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