Xenoblade And Metroid Prime Trilogy Coming To GameStop For $40, Ad Suggests

By Ishaan . October 18, 2013 . 11:02am

BFads.net, the same site that leaked the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds GameStop bundle, has also leaked another ad from the retail chain—this one advertising two rare Wii games, Xenoblade Chronicles and Metroid Prime Trilogy, for $40 each. Take a look at the ad below.




You may recall that GameStop previously bought these two out-of-print titles back for a high price. Well, it looks like they’re going to be discounting them pretty soon.

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  • Ethan_Twain

    IF this is true (and it seems far too good to be true) then I am absolutely all over that Metroid Prime Trilogy deal.

    • KingGunblader

      Go for it! The Steelbook cause is amazing and Prime 2 plays SO MUCH BETTER with Wii controls.

      • GameStop aren’t issuing the steelbook case, actually. It’s just a regular box now.

        • Caleb Kinkaid

          I just bought it recently and it was in a steelbook case. They had a regular case version too, but at least at the store level they have in stock whatever customers sell to them. I still wouldn’t order online if you want a steelbook case, but it is still possible to find it in stores on rare occasions.

          • Oh? That’s interesting. Everyone I heard from said it was basically repackaged in a regular plastic case. Nice to know that they’re still doing the steelbook in-store. That thing was awesome. <3

      • Ethan_Twain

        I’m okay without the fancy case anyway – I’m no collector. I keep my games in a disc wallet.

  • Phillip Otoole

    Preowned = nthx. Likely going to be limited to the stock they already have. Fortunately I got the prime trilogy when it first came out.

  • J_Joestar

    what are the chances of them showing up Canada? -_-‘

    • Minos

      Canada copies were eaten by bears.

    • Tatsuya1221

      Might show up on boxing day, but probably not on black friday.

  • Space_Ghost

    I might have to take advantage of that Metroid Prime Trilogy deal.

  • 하세요

    I’ll get Prime for $40 definitely.

  • AuraGuyChris

    That Metroid Prime Trilogy is sooo worth it now.

  • Ad Suggests.

    Ishaan’s phrase of the day.

    • Now I’m tempted to put that in all my headlines for the rest of the day.

      • I catch you doing that from time to time in a series of articles. Typically it’s only two or three in a row I’ll see this happen with.

        • I hope it isn’t often, heh. Repetitive headlines in the same day are bad.

  • TheGioG

    Just my luck that I managed to nab a steelbook Prime Trilogy copy for 50 bucks a few months back. Can’t say the same for my 1 week old $70 Xenoblade copy…

  • Tg

    Good for the people, who waited. My $60 month old copy of Xenoblade. Well, I’m milking/playing it for all its worth.

  • Jordan Ortiz

    $40 for games that are over a year old, this is the most moderately fair deal of a lifetime! This is the price Xenoblade should have always been at, being that game stop had exclusive rights to sell the game.

    • Godmars

      This is after they’ve been charging upwards to $80 for both as used games when they were reprints.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Sounds legit.

  • Freud_Hater

    Ooohh! I’d buy Xenoblade for that price! ‘.’

  • epy

    Well done.

  • eilegz


    seriously for a older gen, dated game….. this its why people hate gamestop.

    Sigh anyways xenoblade its one of the best rpg after FF of course. i really recommend it, for those who enjoyed XII the game have a feeling like it but more epic, more open, and better story

    • Vesperion

      Why you’re right sir it is a “GOOD PRICE” for a “RARE” game

    • Nana

      I am sorry that you’re angry that these “dated” games are superior to any game so far announced for the ~next gen~ consoles you clamor for.

      A good game is a good game. It doesn’t matter if it was released in the NES era or the PS4 era. Get over your graphic fetish, there are things more important than that.

      Retailers should do this more often, we’d have more quality games around if new games had to compete more with older ones :/

  • 40 dollars for Xenoblade is still too much.

    • TheExile285


      • because it’s a wii game derp derp derp

  • TheExile285

    Tempted buy this even though I’d have to wait till I get a Wii U to play it. Not buying another Wii.

    • Pyrotek85

      Good idea. The Wii has some terrible video output. Even with a good video scaler it looks like crap, the component output just isn’t very good on that system. I’m not even sure why, since I can get the PS2 to look good. But the internal upscaling and hdmi output on the Wii U yields great results, so if you don’t mind waiting that’s what I’d do if I were you.

      • I think it’s a case by case with the cables and HDTV. I actually experimented a lot with different component cables with my PS2, Wii and PSP and different settings and got quite varied results.
        Of course, the ideal thing would be HDMI ;)

        Though I have no idea how you got the PS2 to look better than the Wii considering almost every Wii game is widescreen and progressive enabled while only a few PS2 games are (and interlacing is pretty ugly depending on the game).

        • Pyrotek85

          Well I was using an XRGB mini to upscale the PS2 to 720p and output via HDMI. It does take some adjustment for color and optional scanlines, but it looked a lot better than anything I could ever manage with the Wii’s component. Granted I thought RGB output looked best in my opinion, at least for the games I played.

          • Is that upscaller inside or outside the system?
            I’m actually trying to get the best PS2 output and with certain homebrews I can force 480p on some games (they look sooo much better when they work, like Tales of the Abyss or Kingdom Hearts 2 FM).
            However, I’ve had bad experiences with outside the console cable mods. I have a Wii upscaller out there that I simply never use because the HDTV’s filtering is actually smarter than whatever algorythm the upscaller uses.

            I do know about PC Engines with RGB mods in-console and they look fantaaaastic~ I’d love something like that for my PS2

          • Pyrotek85

            Outside, it’s a separate unit.


            There’s a good review here


            as well as a long ongoing thread about tweaking settings here


            I’m quite happy with it, it’s great for running retro systems on a modern display. PS2’s actually output RGB without modding, but almost nothing in NA uses it. But with the right cable and a scaler like this, you can pretty near perfect output on a modern display. I myself use my computer monitor, and it’s awesome playing old SNES or PS1 games with scanlines, look as good as an emulator.

            Edit: forgot to add, it’s fast. Very little delay, so you don’t have to worry about input lag due to processing.

          • Oh that does look quite nice!
            I might give it a shot :) I actually was playing Metal Gear Solid 2 earlier and was complaining how the dark areas looked so unusually damp and with ghost images.

            I also need a PSP HDMI upscaller…

          • Pyrotek85

            The only major gripe I have, and it may just be a technical limitation, is that it can take a few seconds to switch resolutions. Some games are mostly in 240p or 480i, but switch to a different resolution for a cutscene or when you bring up the in-game map or something.

            It’s a long thread, but it’s worth reading that last link if you’re planning on buying one so you know what it’s strengths and weaknesses are.

          • Well, if this happens to upscale the PSP image to full screen (I still gotta finish reading the whole thing, sorry if it says it there!) I’ll definitely consider a purchase.
            The resolution delay is understandable and I can bear it, honestly. My HDTV does something similar when it comes to some game’s cutscenes, actually. But I don’t mind it a lot.

          • Pyrotek85

            I actually haven’t done much testing with the PSP, but I do know you can enlarge/zoom in the picture, so you could probably get it close to filling the screen. Just bear it mind it might not look perfect at all resolutions and modes, you have to play around with it.

            Unfortunately it doesn’t save settings per input or anything, so if you switch between different systems often you’ll have to tweak settings frequently. Not really a big deal honestly, but it seems to be a feature people have been requesting.

          • Doesn’t sound like much of a deal, yeah. In fact I thought of it as a given, hadn’t you mentioned it :p
            I’ll probably only use it for my PSP and PS2, anyways. I dont ever hook up my older systems what with virtual console covering most of the games I regularly play. That and blowing carts like an idiot gets me irritated, hahahaha.
            Thanks for the info!

          • Shane Guidaboni

            I tried making my PS2 look good on my HDTV by adjusting aspect ratios, but I gave up and resorted to using a mini CRT.

          • I dont blame you. Many HDTVs make the PS2 look like crap. They either stretch the image, wash out the colors or simply add artifacts.
            Luckily my new HDTV has been pretty friendly with me when it comes to older consoles hahaha

    • TrueDefault

      That’s what I’ll do too. Get it when it’s cheap and play it on my future WiiU.
      Although by the look of it, these “rare” games keep getting cheaper.

  • Tom

    I’d buy a Xenoblade for that much but unfortunately it’s NTSC…

  • Guest

    I only played Metroid Prime on GC, this looks like an interesting opportunity to play the whole series!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Thank heaven.

  • I got Xenoblade when it came out and I got Trilogy for $60 at a different point– and they’re both excellent! I hope people get on getting these games, especially Xenoblade Chronicles. Enjoy it!

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  • Linhua

    … ahh… Xenoblade Chronicles… I would buy that at a high price… lol.

    … if this is really happening… i’m definitely going for it.

  • TruSpindash

    Already picked up Xenoblade, fantastic game, highly recommend it. This time around I’ll definitely pick up the prime trilogy.

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