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Online gaming publication Kotaku is reporting that a source close to GameStop has told them that the company printed a few thousand copies of Xenoblade Chronicles with no shrink-wrap in order to restock their inventory, then labeled them as pre-owned. The company then decided to charge $90 for the acclaimed game. The gaming publication contacted GameStop and was told that the company is looking into the matter.

Thanks,  Iceazeama

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        • Nintendo owns Monolith Soft, So it’s up to Nintendo whether they would put Xenoblade Chronicles on the WiiU eShop. But knowing Nintendo it will probably never happen.

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            • Only because Nintendo doesn’t want to do it, It is possible to put it on the eShop if Nintendo were willing to put the effort into doing so.

              Sony puts PSone and PS2 games on the PS Store for PS3, PSP games on PSVita Store.

              Microsoft puts Xbox games on Xbox 360 Marketplace.

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            • What are you, stuck in the Gamecube era?
              PS2 games have been available on the PS3 for years. Why can’t fucking Wii games be on the WiiU eShop? No excuse.

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                • Wii and Wii U games were differently. That’s why the easiest way to do backward compatibility was making the Wii emulator (Wii Mode) on Wii U and each Virtual Console game needed to be modified for a Wii U eShop release using a Virtual Console emulator designed to run for Wii U rather than Wii.

                  If they wanted to market Wii games as Virtual Console games, they would first need to develop a Wii Virtual Console emulator that would work for Wii U without going into Wii Mode, as Wii games cannot be sold through the Wii Shop Channel due to their file size, but can be sold easily through the Wii U’s eShop.

                  With all the Wii controllers and accessories compatible with Wii U, it would be a waste of potential profit if seven years of games didn’t come to Wii U in some way or another. We already have Wii Mode for the Nintendo Shop Channel, but the retail games need a way to be resold too.

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    • nintendo isnt printing anymore wii games buddy the wii is dead. i got my copy when it released over a year ago for $40 you should’ve did the same but you didn’t and now your butt hurts having to pay $90 for a gamestop printed knockoff.lmfao!!!

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    • Yeah but I watched a documentary on T.V once that said prices in Mexcio are so high because everyone just steals or pirates games and movies and songs so stores/vendors have to sell their stuff at high prices for those who LEGITIMATELY buy their stuff so they can actually make money. Theft is way too high in Mexico…

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  1. The worst thing that gamestop would have done with the game is remove the plastic from some unsold games and sell them has used and that’s it.

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      • generic……. no, maybe you just didnt like it, try fucking final fantasy, generic to the bone. this is one of the best games last gen if not the best for some people. this gamefly thing was such a smart idea, how many copies do you think they have though????

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        • This ^ hmm I wouldn’t have a clue for all we know game stop probably sold a lot of copies to gamefly but its a smart work around I tried it as I mentioned but I don’t know how many times one can do it before getting their account banned or “blacklisted”

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          • yeah…… like how many copies could they possibly get of this game. im glad i got it day one, i really wasnt expecting anything that great, just got it because the wii sucks and that i though it was cool how big the game is. after like a few hours it ended up being awesome.

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            • I sadly was late to the operation rainfall I supported Pandoras tower and got the last story cheap and xenoblade was the final one I got I had searched high and low for this game over 100 miles I traveled to get a great price just to fall short but in the end I found a loophole it works people jump on that deal

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  2. LMFAO

    NO SRLY NINTENDO IS TIME FOR YOU TO GET THIS GAME ON EVERY RETAIL AND IF ITS POSSIBLE WII U ESHOP.

    SHAMESTOP IS DOING MORE MONEY THAT U SO GET YO SHIT TOGETHA

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  3. im just wondering if x on wii u can be as good as this game…… im not going in with any hopes. the dolls just looked lame, like way to ruin the exploration. also if its online then another way to go.

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    • X looks fantastic. The “Dolls” (huge ass robots!) looked friggen sweet. Never played Xenoblade, but I am sure as hell going to get X!

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    • The only suspicious thing is that suddenly the stock came back not in one but in many Shamestops. And then they started promoting the game.

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        • It is kinda proof to the extent that Gamestop HAS no proof to show that they restocked legitimate Xenoblades. How did they randomly get all these pre-owned versions? Did Gamestop buy them off ebay to resell as used?- That is the only way this rumor will be debunked.

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  4. Wonder why this news doesn’t surprise me. As soon as I heard Gamestop was restocking Xenoblade and it cost $90 I was a little suspicious from the get go…okay maybe a LOT suspicious from the get go!

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  5. I don’t get it, so they’re selling new games as used games? I don’t really get the uproar, this game brand new is going for like 150-200 USD.

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  6. Gamestop has strengthened my boycott against them again… They’re abusing their privilege to have this game exclusive. If they really cared about gamers, they would print more copies and sell them for $60.

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  7. We’ll have to wait for confirmation as to whether or not this is true, but if it is they’re going to see some serious fallout from this. It’s really short-sighted to attempt to hoodwink your customers in this manner.

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