Amazon has informed customers that pre-ordered Monado that their pre-orders have been cancelled. Xenoblade Chronicles will only be sold in North America via Nintendo’s online shop or GameStop. Xenoblade Chronicles is scheduled to be released in April in North America and is available to purchase now in Europe.
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Nintendo of America has finally officially confirmed that Xenoblade Chronicles will be arriving in North America in April 2012. Xenoblade Chronicles official website says you can begin pre-ordering the amazing JRPG on December 19th at Gamestop or through Nintendo. I’ve also embedded the U.S début trailer for the game.
Nintendo of America has posted a number of Xenoblade Chronicles images on its official Facebook page which basically confirms that the company is going to release the game in North America after all. To further back up this claim I posted a GameStop listing for Xenoblade Chronicles which is due for release April 3rd 2012. Great news for the US.
Tip: Christopher Heartnet
The fantastic Xenoblade Chronicles may finally be getting a North American release according to a recent listing at GameStop. Xenoblade Chronicles features at the very bottom of a GameStop retail list and is titled “Xenoblade Chronicles GS Exclusive”. The game shows a release date of April 3rd 2012.
Nintendo UK has announced that its working on the stock shortages surrounding Xenoblade Chronicles. Numerous retailers such as Amazon, Asda and Game have reported that they’ve run out of stock. Nintendo hopes to replenish stock as soon as possible. Let’s hope Nintendo of America takes notice.
“We are doing everything we can to get more stock of Xenoblade Chronicles into UK shops this autumn. We know how frustrating stock shortages can be for people, and we are disappointed when even one customer cannot get hold of one of our products.”
It’s been revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles has entered the UK all formats chart at number seven. Clearly this is great news for both Nintendo and North American fans who’re eagerly awaiting the game to hit their shores. Nintendo has already said that they’re looking closely at European sales before committing to releasing the game in the States.
European online video game retailer Shopto has told UK trade publication MCV that Xenoblade Chronicles is suffering from stock shortages due to unprecedented last-minute demand for the title. Clearly demand has already exceeded Nintendo’s expectations so this can only be good news for US Wii owners.
“There is more stock coming in. We’re expecting more back in next week. I think Nintendo were just a bit short on first week’s shipping.”
“There was an increase in pre-orders on Monday and Tuesday, which caught us unaware.”
Gamers who pre-ordered the Xenoblade Chronicles bundle from Game or GameStation in the United Kingdom were meant to receive three exclusive A1-sized posters, digitally signed by the game’s developer.
Unfortunately Nintendo didn’t make it clear that the exclusive Xenoblade posters were only available to those that ordered the bundle in-store. Nintendo have since apologized and it seems as though they will be offering out the posters free of charge.
“Please note that the three posters are only available via in-store pre-order, which was not correctly communicated before.”
“If you previously placed an online pre-order to get these posters sent with your copy of the pre-order bundle, please get in contact with Game or Gamestation using the links.”
The links posted link to Xenoblade’s Game and Gamestation product pages.
“We strongly apologize for this inconvenience,”
Nintendo UK has announced today that it has launched an official Xenoblade Chronicles Youtube Channel. The series will comprise of seven in-depth gameplay videos that will be released over the coming weeks will give you a detailed look at the vast worlds of Bionis and Mechonis, the scene of a war that knows no end between the Mechon (a race of machines) and the Homs (humans). I’m currently seventeen hours into the game and it’s one of the best Wii games I’ve played.
Source: Nintendo UK press release