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How much has Xenoblade Chronicles been played? Official U.S. Nintendo Channel data report.

"Xenoblade Chronicles released last year in the U.S. on April 6th. The game was sold exclusively at GameStop (stores and online) and had a MSRP of $49.99.

The game was developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo, and received an ESRB rating of "TEEN" with "Blood, Mild Language, Partial Nudity, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence" listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.

How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing the Xenoblade Chronicles since it released last year, and about how many U.S. Wii owners now have data reported for the game? Brew yourself some coffee, and let's take a look at the official U.S. Nintendo Channel data, as well as other information about Xenoblade Chronicles!", writes CoffeeWithGames. (Industry, Wii, Wii U, Xenoblade Chronicles)

CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   962d ago
This game needs a re-release.

With GameStop complaining about profits, they should strike a Digital Sell Deal with Nintendo.
dedicatedtogamers  +   962d ago
Agreed. This game is going for nearly $100 for a USED copy. Good luck getting a brand-new copy for less that $150.

I'm happy I preordered mine (sitting on my shelf) but my goodness, Nintendo really botched the NA supply, didn't they?
Rush  +   962d ago
This is when pirating games becomes a useful tool. I mean if you can still buy it new sure.

But paying through the roof for a use copy of Xenoblade does zero, zilch not a thing to help the developers of the game.

All it does is line the pockets or rare game traders who would charge as much as humanly possible for it.
Old McGroin  +   962d ago
Just in case anyone is interested here's a relatively cheap copy of Xenoblade Chronicles:
na-no-nai  +   962d ago
actually depend on where you located you can still buy them at gamestop. like in Alabama, you can still buy brand new for $50 and theres like 15 copies
3-4-5  +   962d ago
I didn't realize it was that difficult to find or that the supply was that short.

It's just going to increase the demand for the next game which should sell really well.
fatstarr  +   962d ago
maybe it was all planed

to create the most wanted game of the ps3-360-wii era
guitarded77  +   962d ago
Yeah, it's ridiculous what this game is going for. I'd love to play it, but I'm not paying that kinda money. They should still be pressing them, and the price should be $20 this far after launch.
Benjaminkno  +   961d ago
We don't need Gamestop.
They can go to hell.
They sell new used games for 5 dollars less than a brand new copy, when that money should be going to developing companies.

Gamestop "is" a very serious reason why video games aren't doing well right now, but that's just me.
BlackIceJoe  +   962d ago
I still can't play it. I was wanting to buy at Christmas but it was out everywhere and still is. Nintendo should put it on their online service. This way people like me that can't get it. Then can get it.
fatstarr  +   962d ago
I had it in my hand during Christmas ... in the store and I put it down to save 54$...

what a mistake
OhReginald  +   962d ago
I wanted to buy a wii just for this game...but i looked at the price on amazon and said **** that noise.

and was only a few moths after the games release!

Nintendo really screwed up
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jc48573  +   962d ago
you also have consumers to blame. You never know if they will buy the game. If it isn't COD or GeoW, then they simply don't care. When they do care, Nintendo have already decided on a specific amount. If it's a jrpg, then buy it that is the best advice I can give.
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MrWonderful  +   962d ago
i have 2 copies of this game lol. bought it when it first came out and then saw a copy used and grabbed it for a backup
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Godmars290  +   962d ago

Bought the game day one.


Still have yet to buy a Wii...

TheTwelve  +   962d ago
I bought a used Wii only for this...

Still have yet to finish the game.


guitarded77  +   962d ago
Buy a Wii U when the price drops and play it on there.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   962d ago
Plus Wii games upscale on the Wii U only because they theoretically would be running through an hdmi cable! Pre ordered it way early. It's gotta be the best looking Wii game of the whole library. The early video of XC2 to me looked extremely advanced graphically. I'm sure by the time it get's released it'll be fantastic. I hope Wii U owners check both games out.
XXXL  +   962d ago
Here's a game tons of people want to play like myself but can't cause of a shortage and I'm not paying upwards of $150 for a wii game. Brilliant!
delboy  +   962d ago
Ever heard of Dolphin emulator?
But I'm sure you own a PC, so Google it.
AJBACK2FRAG  +   962d ago
If you don't own a game and you emulate it isn't that stealing? Or is it cool now? Is stealing ok now?
lilbroRx  +   961d ago
No everyone likes to support piracy
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The Great Melon  +   962d ago
Wow. The value of this game really shot up fast. The obstructive collector in me glares more and more at my desire to play still plastic sealed gem sitting on my shelf.
wingman32x  +   962d ago
If X is related to Xenoblade in any significant way, I'd be surprised if they didn't release it digitally. It'll never get another physical run for the WII, but if they decide to do an HD remake, I can see them physically releasing it for Wii U.

I got lucky and found a used copy at Gamestop for $45 around Christmas. 2 months later, the used price jumped to $60 and post $100 prices became the norm. I got very lucky.
Majin-vegeta  +   962d ago
It's $50 brand new at my nearest gamestop.
jc48573  +   962d ago
more than likely they won't have it. It indicates the same around my area, but they don't carry them except for one new copy, which didn't even come with a case.
guitarded77  +   962d ago
But it says "NOT AVAILABLE". You'd have to get lucky and find a retail store with one in stock, which there probably aren't many (if any).
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MilkMan  +   962d ago
Bought it and beat it. Its LONG as hell and fixed a lot of issues that JRPG's seem to not be able to shake. Same with The Last Story and now in a few days I'll have Pandora's Tower.

From someone who had written off JRPG's as yesteryear's game designs. Xenoblades C and The Last Story opened my eyes to the potential lying underneath.
leahcim  +   962d ago
at the doors of the next-gen my conclusion:

"FOR ME" XENOBLADE CHRONICLES is the best game this generation.

BEST MUSIC this generation
BEST GAMEPLAY this generation
BEST STORY this generation
BEST LANDSCAPE this generation
Thepcz  +   962d ago
its a great game

i have xeno, last story and pandoras tower.

there was a special reward thing on club nintendo for getting all three games. i think you had to get skyward sword too.

anyway, register all three on their site and you could get a gold coin collection for all three games.

i got it

*bragging* lol
bamillington  +   962d ago
picked it up for £15 new in game surprisingly.. fantastic game
MNGamer-N  +   962d ago
The crown jewel of the Wii, along with Galaxy 1 and 2
ZeekQuattro  +   962d ago
I've been trying to get this game. I managed to get The Last Story at least. Its a great game as well.
animegamingnerd  +   962d ago
xenoblade is not only my favorite RPG this gen but my favorite first party game this gen
BATRA  +   962d ago
yes yes and yes
scissor_runner  +   962d ago
This game is true hardcore gaming. The graphical update means it is almost flawless in x2. Now they only need to finish the job.

It's cool to see who has played this game on here. You guys have my respect as gamers really.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   962d ago
Wii U version please.
RTheRebel  +   962d ago
Re Release this game plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
deafdani  +   962d ago
Only 42 hours in average? I was up to 45 something hours until last week,and I hadn't even reached the Mechonis yet (was still in Alcamot) , so I don't think I was even close to the halfway point of the game.

Unfortunately, burglars broke into my house a week ago,and they took my hdtv, laptop,and all of my game consoles (Wii, Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360), as well as all the controllers, all my Xbox games and almost all of my PS3 games... but for some reason, they didn't take a single Wii or Wii U game with them. I'm actually highly grateful they left those games behind, because I'm primarily a Nintendo gamer.

I really, really miss playing Xenoblade most of all. It's an amazing game, and I hadn't felt so immersed on a game since the first Donkey Kong Country for the SNES, back in the 90's. So, as you can imagine, Xenoblade was a HUGE deal for me...

If I hadn't gotten all that stuff stolen, I definitely would still be playing Xenoblade right now, and it's very likely it would've taken me more than 100 hours to finish it. That's why 42 hours on average seems like a low number for me.

As soon as I'm done reinforcing the security in my home (my wallet is seriously bleeding right now because of that), the first thing I'll buy is a new Wii U... and I'll restart Xenoblade again. I love that game THAT much.

And I'm also really glad the thiefs didn't take my copy of Xenoblade, seeing how that game is so expensive and hard to get now.
MNGamer-N  +   961d ago
OMG I am sorry to hear that!! Will insurance cover the losses? I hope you get back up and running soon. Maybe you can add some Zelda dungeon type security measures that require the flying bug thing to hit a switch to enter, like in Skyward Sword. Maybe some lava with floating platforms.
deafdani  +   961d ago

Thanks for the sympathy man, much appreciated. :)
o-Sunny-o  +   961d ago
What! I missed out? Ah screwed that pooch didn't i?

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