Xenoblade And Metroid Prime Trilogy Receive Price Cuts At GameStop

By Ishaan . August 29, 2013 . 9:00am

A while ago, GameStop reprinted copies of Xenoblade Chronicles and began to sell them for $90. Now, they’ve dropped the price, and are charging $80 instead.


Meanwhile, the price on Metroid Prime Trilogy appears to have dropped, too. That collection of games is now available for $70 instead of $75.


Via: GoNintendo


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  • Chaos_Knight

    *facedesks again*

  • NTaiyokun

    Okay nevermind then.

  • I want Metroid Prime 4 on Wii U so much. ;-;

    • James Enk

      when that happens i am having a party at my place

  • Folk Hellfang

    I’m downgrading my response from the specifically targeted, “F*** you”, to a more general, “F*** off”.

  • Godmars

    Are they not generous…

    • Lordshade

      These games regularly go for $100+ on ebay, you should blame Nintendo for not printing enough. Scapegoating Gamespot does nothing/

      • almostautumn

        You should blame Nintendo for giving such a dirtbag company exclusive rights. Don’t know what the hell they were thinking, but if they’d really rather me continue to never use my Wii or have access to one of the few AAA 3rd-party games available for it— well, good job, Nintendo.

        And you’re missing the point, by the way. These aren’t ‘used’ copies; this is a reprint. Remember how Atlus did this with Radiant Historia? RH was going for $50-$60, but it’s not like they charged that with the reprint; they charged $40, what it costs, and what consumers are expected to pay. With Xenoblade, it shouldn’t cost more than $50; it’s value is $50, and these reprints are, indeed, valued at $50. But Gamestop cuts ’em open, says they’re used, and charges the obscene prices of a rare-title— except it isn’t a rare title anymore, as it has recieved a reprint— except Gamestop is trying to mislead consumers although everyone in America at this point knows what they’ve done and yet there is still no apology or righting of their conniving actions.

        It’s crazy, is what it is. It’s dirtbag; it’s low; it’s the very example of what a company should not do, and quite honestly everybody truly should outrage against Gamestop and lead a loud public voice that these sorts of actions are just inexcusable in a modern business world.

        • Soma

          You’re 100% wrong. These are not reprints.
          These are additional stock that GameStop is selling as used games, which means that they can charge a premium price and they have every right to do so.
          If you go into any smaller, privately owned game store you’re going to see these titles selling for the same price, if not more.

          Seriously, I’m sick and tired of people calling these copies reprints. They are not.

          • AJ

            So they held back the original run to make it appear that the games were rare, and are now selling off the rest of the stock as “used” games now that the prices are artificially inflated?

            That’s much more ethical and sensible. Thank you for explaining.

          • almostautumn

            You do know that there is a clear difference between the original cases and these reprint ones? One says Wii, the other says Nintendo.So your (really insane) argument is wrong.

  • hadjimurad

    you snooze you lose with rare games. used metroid prime trilogies are $100 on ebay and 150 to 200 for sealed copies. that’s why you invest in collectibles; you want to market price to increase.

  • Michael Connell

    I wonder if in a couple years Xenoblade will be as rare and pricey as Suikoden 2

    • anarchy_panty

      God, I hope not. The thought of people sealing Xenoblade in those VGA cases is the stuff of nightmares.

  • D H

    …irregardless of whatever else, GameStop does not reprint copies of games. That’s still on Nintendo… they may have asked for a reprint, but they don’t actually publish the games y’know…

  • Hey, aren’t those prices based on used copies? If one costumer has a Pro membership, then they would get a 10% Discount, so that would be… $72 for Xenoblade and $63 for the Metroid Prime Trilogy.

    • supervamp

      Yes that’s why everyone who was complaining about the pricing obviously didn’t understand how supply and demand works

  • D H

    And as an afterthought of the whole situation, nobody seems to care when they turn other new games into used ones, which they do all the time. I bought a “used” Rock Band for PS3 that was actually the complete, unopened full set with all instruments when they converted that to “used” for $8…

    And yes, I used to work at GameStop, but I don’t have any reason to defend them considering I was let go after not getting enough reserves during a week where we were told to get as many cancels as possible to clear out the system. It was obviously a manhunt, since nobody that worked at that store still did three months later, but whatever. It’s not GameStop’s fault that Xenoblade Chronicles is a rare game, and if people weren’t buying the new copy anymore, then they convert games to used. Happens. All. The. Time.

  • Godman

    Not that I saw a problem with it, but if it will shut the whiners up then good for you Gamestop

    • AkuLord3

      Oh you people who never see the point and like to get robbed…stay classy~

    • Prungy

      People have every right to complain when Nintendo gives Gamestop a monopoly on selling the game, and they exploit it to rip people off.

      I’d bet my copy of Xenoblade that Gamestop demanded that Nintendo give them an exclusive or they wouldn’t stock the game, and as handing out pre-order DLC for the game wasn’t an option, and Nintendo didn’t care about the game enough to hand out a physical bonus, they just gave Gamestop the game itself as an exclusive.

      • Godman

        See if I had a monopoly I going to take advantage of it, what business would pass it up.
        You are still getting a deal compared to where else you can find and now Gamestop decided to pander to the whiners and lower the price more and their still complaining.
        From what I see there are two types of whiners 1. Those who just constantly want cheaper and cheaper prices and 2. Fanboys who curses Gamestop out for taking advantage of Nintendo’s mistake to give them a monopoly


    By Grabthar’s hammer, what a savings.

  • Shane Guidaboni

    You’re so generous Gamestop.

  • James Enk

    both games are great definitely worth getting if you haven’t already but at that price personally i wouldn’t buy them based on principle, maybe Xenoblade or not i don’t know

  • Stranger On The Road

    Not a bad price for a hard to find game on a regional locked console (anyone still hasn’t unlocked their Wii?).

    In compression, a new copy of PAL’s Xbox 360 out of print game Magna Carta 2 goes for 78 quids and more…. PLUS SHIPPING ( see for yourselves http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B002FL4R5G/sr=/qid=/ref=olp_tab_new?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&condition=new&me=&qid=&seller=&sr= ). I had to buy a PAL’s used copy (for 27 quids) after my NTSC console died on me.

  • ZEROthefirst

    Gotta love Gamestop…

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Time to finally get Metroid Prime Trilogy

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Got Metroid Prime Trilogy at a mom and Pop gamestore for $45 new..if you look you might get lucky other then that the online Prices for both are freaking insane! Even tho I dislike gamestop….I guess they are doing us a so called “favor” buy “Reselling” it for *Less* then the online cost.

  • Id love a digital release of both,I’m more interested in playing the games than showing off that I paid an exorbitant sum to own them on disc

  • Arcana Wiz

    Htey are soooo generous, they are now charging $5 cheaper for a “used” rare copy.

  • fearlubu

    Ugh, any chance we’ll get a Wii U port for xenoblade? this is just bananers.

    • InfectedAI

      Nope, but Monolith Soft is working on a new game for the Wii U. Called ‘X’ at the moment, looks like a Xenoblade game.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    still to expensive. I already have Xenoblade since launch but Metroid Prime Trilogy I want for MP 1 and 2 Motion Controls.

  • Nogib

    Less rape is still rape.

  • Asura

    GS sucks, but this blind GS hate is incredibly stupid. A game being rare yet wanted and thus being subject to typical supply-demand BS is the fault of the PRODUCER.

    Blame Nintendo you wads.

    • Kalis Konig

      Gotta agree GS is shit but they are actually throwing people a bone on this one.

    • ZEROthefirst

      That’s like saying blame any other company for their older games going out of print and or being limited print (like these 2 games were). Nintendo isn’t re-printing these games for Gamestop, there is a business that will re-print the games for Gamestop at normal retail price (new) and Gamestop opens them up so they can jack up the price and call it “used.”
      Don’t blame Nintendo for something EVERY game company/developer does, because god forbid a company like GS that likes to make bad decisions is ever called out for stupid shit like this.

      • Tonedeaf

        I could be wrong, but my understanding is since Nintendo published it, the “business that will re-print the games for Gamestop” is Nintendo in this particular case. I like Nintendo, just wanted to get that out there.

        • ZEROthefirst

          It’s not Nintendo actually (forgot the name of the company that does this, you could probably find it by looking through articles from when Gamestop did this with Xenoblade) and the funny thing is that Nintendo makes absolutely nothing off of these re-prints, and of course they don’t make anything off of the “used” sales at Gamestop. It’s a dirty tactic that Gamestop’s using, but I will admit it’s pretty clever that they do this for these 2 somewhat rare games in a way that they know they don’t have to pay Gamestop anything (plainly just opening the packaging for each game and calling it used).

  • J_Joestar

    I’d be willing to pay that, if there were actually places near me that had it in stock…

  • Just Tim

    Is it just I, or GS just caught on with the eBayer/collector’s market?

  • Kaijumaster

    supply increases and cost reduces….yet people will claim their complaining caused it…. sheesh

  • Guilherme Matheus Silva

    I have already taken a photo like that one! Shulk facing Mechonis on sunset ♪♫

  • ndjn3979

    lol gamestop

  • Qunton C.

    What’s the problem here again? GameStop is directly combating scalpers and will only help to drive the price down. Plus, hasn’t reprinting rare games been a thing for a while now? In fact, Siliconera reported on it SEVEN YEARS AGO.


    I’m glad they’re doing this kind of stuff. Have any of you even SEENthe ebay and amazon prices of some of these rare games? Sorry, but I don’t feel like spending a month’s rent on a videogame.

    This stuff even affects anime releases. The Higurashi set goes for absolutely ludicrous amounts these days.

  • The Watcher

    Gamestop: “Power to the Players….if you got money”

    • leingod

      ain’t everything like that?

  • Hours

    Wow, how generous.

  • hadjimurad

    why do most of you think you have the right to buy these at 49.99? Earth to gamers, this is not a command economy, there isn’t price control. Supply and demand, carry on. it may suck if you don’t have the games, but it’s misguided to be mad at anyone for basic economic principles taking place, like always.

    • WyattEpp

      Since you’re invoking Econ 101, I’ll note the price should normalise on equilibrium. That it’s dropping indicates it hasn’t yet. This is in spite of a monopolistic agent setting prices in an attempt to extract maximum revenue from a relatively low marginal cost.

      And if they keep it high enough in the mean time, it’s not unlikely to drive people to piracy which Gamestop can then blame for their woes when their new old stock doesn’t sell. And piracy is a Big Bad thing that can be used as a lobbying point when pushing for draconian copyright legislature! POLITICS!

  • klkAlexar

    I kinda feel left out, Ebgames doesn’t have this game. I probably wouldn’t have bought anyway, but it’s the thought that counts.

    • ddh819

      there are still EB stores? I thought they all got converted to Gamestops?

      • klkAlexar

        In Canada they are called Ebgames. Although, I once saw a gamestop and a ebgames in the same mall and was told it was the same company.

  • Ashley Hoff

    I have been wondering since this debacle started if what Gamestop is doing is considered “market manipulation” and whether market manipulation is in fact legal or not. It appears it is not and it seems to me that Gamestop may have indeed stepped into a gray area in terms of legality here.

  • Guest

    I’m proud to say I own 2 copy of XB.

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