What a Deal: Buy a Used Copy of Xenoblade Chronicles for $89.99 at Gamestop Now

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?


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About Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

Stephen Margelony-Lajoie is a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Stephen has been published numerous times in UMass Amherst's The Daily Collegian and was an assistant editor for the Arts section from August 2012 through February 2013. Currently, he works as a web writer and event photographer for The Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success at UMass Amherst and is, of course, a writer for Tomodom.