If you were planning on picking up the critically acclaimed JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii as a quick game to play through on current-gen systems before buying a Wii U, PS4, or Xbox One you might be thinking about getting a new copy at Gamestop for $49.99. But, wait, why spend that much when you can save top dollar on a good-as-new, but pre-owned copy? Well, that’ll cost you about $40.00 more than an unused, new copy of the game. It may sound too horrible to be true, but Gamestop’s official online store is listing the price of the pre-owned version of the game at $89.99.
Gamestop has yet to comment on the price mix-up, but it’s probably safe to say that this is some kind of typo. I mean, the game may have been one of the most top-rated and critically acclaimed RPGs on the Wii, but it certainly can’t be worth more than a week’s worth of the United States’ average minimum wage at a part-time job.
Update: It turns out that Xenosaga Chronicles originally saw a limited release, so the few copies that are left are being priced heavily. Still, Gamestop’s page is quite deceiving. Maybe this will help make way for a re-release of the game?