Tales of Xillia Hits Half-Off at Amazon

By Viet Do . November 6, 2013 . 12:30pm

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Well, that didn’t took long. Tales of Xillia drops its price by 50% off on Amazon (though when you think about it in terms of its original release date in Japan, this is somewhat long overdue). About two weeks ago, the title was price-slashed on Amazon, Best Buy, and other price-matching retailers to 33% off at $39.99. Today, you can find the same game selling for $29.99 at Amazon.

 

Because Amazon’s price robot often does funny things with pricing, apologies in advance if this deal suddenly disappears (though it has been available since Monday 7AM ET, so we think it’ll be around a bit longer).

 

On other gaming deal news fronts, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is on sale for the PC and PS Vita at $40 and $35 respectively. Grab the PC Steam key of Injustice for $40 at GMG with coupon GMG20-P6Y1F-KC19F (expires Nov 8). As for the PS Vita version, you can get it for $35 at NewEgg with promo code EMCWWXW98 (expires Nov 7). Lastly, Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei IV is on a “flash” sale for 5 whole days at NewEgg’s new Flash Sale site for $36.99. US only. Sorry!

 

No deal table this week, as things are short and easy. Check in every Wed and Sat for game deals from the crew at Dealzon. Siliconera will sometimes make money if you buy a game (depending on the retailer). Throw feedback in the comments!


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  • Zonic505

    If you wait a few weeks & are able to put up with Black Friday, GameStop will have Xillia for $20, $10 cheaper.

    • http://www.dealzon.com/ Dealzon

      Good call on that one. Totally forgot about the leaked BF flyer from GameStop.

    • saxophone15

      Is that for ordering online?

      • revenent hell

        I don’t ever go to stores on Black Friday. EVER.

        But I do online shop like crazy and the sales have been applying to online ordering more and more threw out the years since I think they figured out they can sell a lot more if they start doing it that way, actually I do believe they did comparisons and found more people bought online for certain stores than they did actually going to them on Black Friday.

        So I do believe it applies to the online ordering for them as well but you could always email or call them to find out the day before or something just to make sure.

        • SerendipityX

          I go instore all the time on Black Friday. I think it really depends what time you go. I tend go in the early morning and have a much more pleasant experience. But I recently got Amazon prime in preparation for my online purchases.

          • revenent hell

            You don’t have to have amazon prime to get the black Friday discounts though.
            Going shopping on black Friday for where I live is like watching bovine being herded threw the stores……. There are very few things that could make me do a shopping run on that day…

    • Ladius

      I imagine the stock won’t last too long with that price, so buying it now to avoid the Black Friday craziness could be a better idea. Either way, Tales of Xillia is a great game that needs to be experienced by as many people as possible, even more so with Xillia 2 coming next year.

  • Magnumsally

    good deal

  • http://output1-2.bandcamp.com/ db4johnny

    nice

  • Minos

    Sorry, I already got Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate at $30 last week.

    It is a shame, I would have got both but now I need to wait and see if I can pass the import like I did with MH3 to someone else.

    ——–

    Forget it, I found somebody so ordering now.

  • KingGunblader

    Aw no deals for the console versions of Injustice? I’m looking to jump in.

    • http://www.dealzon.com/ Dealzon

      Yeah just Vita. We haven’t spotted any this week. Check back on the Saturday post maybe…

  • Ran-san

    Definitely a good deal indeed. Makes me wish I waited.
    Got the game last month T_T

  • Tiredman

    Picture is a bit misleading. I couldn’t figure out if I should trust the title or the picture.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    When did injustice come out on vita??

    • Brion Valkerion

      coming out soon. sometime this month? I think.

    • http://www.dealzon.com/ Dealzon

      Sorry for confusion, forgot to mention those were pre-orders. Comes out next week Tuesday.

  • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

    Really tempted to get SMTIV for my fiancee for Christmas, but I think it might be too hardcore for her. Any opinions? I have a lot of less hardcore stuff I’m giving her too, but still.

    • revenent hell

      I don’t think its “hardcore” myself since im used to playing these types of games, but I think its dependent on what type of games she is used to playing. Are they like SMT games or more like Mario Cart?
      If she has played any SMT game and enjoys them give her the game if she already doesn’t have it but if she’s used to playing a different genre of game you may just want to pick up something along the lines of games she does like.

      • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

        She played the heckter out of Dragon Quest IX, but she’s never played an SMT game before. She’s never had her own console or been able to do much gaming, so it’s tough to say. (She did mention enjoying Luigi’s Mansion on the ‘Cube, though, so I’m pretty pleased with myself for getting her the new 3DS version. And Mario Kart, yes, hehe :)

        • revenent hell

          Well, I wouldn’t buy her a copy of the game myself. If I where you just let her borrow your SMT IV game if you want to open her eyes to the genre.

          Personally id stick with buying the “party” games for her since you know she likes them and if you want to open her horizons share you stash of games with her. Its better than spending money on a game that she wont enjoy for whatever reason.

          DQ IX was super easy for me to play , but a good alternative would be getting her one of the DQ games out there that’s available. Like VIII, IV,V or VI

          • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

            True say.

            Well, if we ever get DQVII, I’ll be grabbing two copies: one for me and one for her.

            I guess I haven’t really gotten her any RPGs for Christmas, unless Pokemon or Zelda count. If Bravely Default were going to be out here, that would definitely be a priority.

          • revenent hell

            Eventually it will make its way around I think =]

            Still I’d hold off on the RPG’s like Bravely Default and stuff until you know for sure she’s that type of fan of the games. Ive never played a Zelda game so im not really sure how difficult they are or if they require a good deal of grinding or not but I think that’s the standard for most RPG’s so until you know for sure those games are the type she would have fun with I would be smart and not waste the money on them.

          • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

            Yeah. No SMTIV this Christmas, I guess.

            Never played a Zelda, you say?? Wow! Are you a youngun?

          • revenent hell

            Im thirty and the games never appealed to me when I was younger. I found the graphics, character design, sprite designs and overall style of the games to be rather poor looking and I’m kind of finicky when it comes to that type of stuff.
            Plus I was a different gamer in my younger days I really didn’t get in to RPG’s until I was in my teens and by then I noticed the style of the Zelda games hardly changed or to me improved within the years and I was past the time of giving the games a shot.

          • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

            Fair enough! I’m sure you’ve heard for years how you’re missing out, so I won’t bother with that. :)

          • revenent hell

            If you find a Tom and Jerry game definantly get it for her!
            I remember having a lot of fun with mine, well back in the sega genesis days anyways. I wonder if they still do “Loony Tunes” type games….
            Epic Mickey might be a good choice to

          • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

            Well, she’s a little more hardcore (I know, I hate that word) than that–just not sure if she’s quite SMTIV hardcore. :)

          • revenent hell

            The thing is if a person isn’t used to RPG’s they can easily turn to dislike them. Some are grind intensive, some are more tactics like and so forth finding the type she likes to play could end up wasting you money on something she might at worst not use or at best trade in for something else and in any world that’s a waste of money.
            Seriously stick with loaning her your games until you absolutely know what she likes to play for certain.
            For me its easy I play a variety of games so its really hard for me to dislike one based o genre alone but most folks aren’t like that.

          • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

            Yeah, I’m the same, and sometimes I even dislike games that I “should” really like!

            It’s tough, because she lives in England and is only here 4-5 months of the year at the moment. I always try to get her to take games with me, but she’s too polite. About the only way I can seem to find is to buy things for her. I feel safe with what I’ve got so far, but that SMT IV deal pinged my radar.

            She loves questing and couldn’t get enough DQ IX. I wish there were more DQ on the 3DS (for me, too, not just her).

          • revenent hell

            Buy her the old DS games of DQ. They play on the 3DS…. They just wont be able to use the 3D effect.

          • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

            Yeah, I’ve been trying to just get her to borrow mine of those. Maybe I could grab her copies cheap. She’s got a 3DS, though (I have an XL), and DS games look awful on 3DS. Great on XL in original resolution mode, though (or whatever mode happens when you hold the select button).

          • revenent hell

            I have all my old systems and tend to play the games on them so I really wouldn’t know how they look otherwise…. Video games and such are my hobby so it seems to be a waste to get rid of them

          • http://jesse-dylan.livejournal.com Jesse_Dylan

            Yeah–tried to give her one of my old DSes, too (I have two, oddly enough). :P Oh well. Gotta take my victories where I can get them.

          • Göran Isacson

            Zelda games actually don’t have a leveling system or grinding: the character progression there is mostly that you discover different weapons/tools in the dungeons, rather than strengthen your character.

          • revenent hell

            Oh, that’s different. But good to know a bout. Ive always assumed it was in the vein of other RPG’s … I really should have read up about its system long before now just so I would know about it.
            Thank you~

          • Göran Isacson

            Ha ha, it’s okay. I’m pretty much as surprised as Jesse that there’s someone out there who hasn’t played Zelda, but eh: I’ve never played Wizardry or a Dragon Age-game, so it takes all kinds. Zelda is really more of a… adventure game, rather than RPG- it’s much more based around solving environmental puzzles rather than dungeon crawling and working out strategies to beat enemies, at least the modern games (early NES Zelda games borrowed more from the RPG’s at the time, but around the first SNES game they started diverging into their own little thing).

            Most of the bosses are like that too- the tool you find in the dungeon is usually used to defeat the boss in some manner. Fairly straightforward like that.

          • revenent hell

            I’m sure I’ve surprised a ton of people with that little gem!

            By the time I started to really get in to RPG’s and JRPG’s I was still kind of a young teenager and while I enjoyed playing almost any type of game genre, the box art(s) available at the store for Zelda games pretty much all had the cartoony sprite for Link on them and at that point in time I really didn’t play any games that were that “kiddie” looking to me, so since the box art didn’t catch my favor I never bothered with looking in to them farther.

            As time went on the art style still has not been able to catch my fancy and the story lines haven’t screamed at me “Buy ME! You Are So Interested You Cant Help Yourself!!””

            Plus none of my friends at the time who actually played video games played anything other than Mario, Sonic or fighting games so I couldn’t really barrow a Zelda game so for me its been rather easy to not be able to play them.

            Thanks for telling me how the games work out! (Knowing a bit about games even if you’re not a fan of them is never a bad thing in my opinion) I have to admit from your description I don’t think I’d enjoy playing them much to be honest.

            While I do enjoy puzzles in games I prefer them to be like side missions or mini games within the game not the game itself

  • Yan Zhao

    Is the game not doing well or something for it to be discounted this much already?

    • Pekola

      Depends on how Namco Bandai expected it to sell.

      The game is one of the best selling games in the series breaking over the million mark.

      • Yan Zhao

        Oh I meant for the western release only, specifically in NA, since the price cut here applies to NA mostly.

      • 永次

        More than 770k was in Japan.

    • Ladius

      Xillia has done wonderfully so far, it sold more than 100k copies in August alone in the US and has the best Tales opening in the west after Symphonia.

      Those discounts are the usual ones you will find approaching Black Friday, in Europe for instance the price hasn’t even dropped in many retailers.

  • Kamakuma

    … I still need to get around to opening my Xillia CE… I’ve been trying not to open it this long so I wouldn’t add to my backlog… Can’t resist much longer. @.@

  • Monterossa

    still no patch update to fix the bad brightness/contrast in the game? then it’s not worth $30 for me to re-purchase it.

    • Mike Pureka

      What bad brightness/contrast? o.o

      • Monterossa

        this is from Graces f
        http://i.imgur.com/MCLbntF.jpg

        this is what I got from Xillia
        http://i.imgur.com/WoNgRaB.jpg

        from the same PS3, same TV, and same capture device. see the difference in term of brightness and contrast?

        this is how it supposed to be (enhanced by Photoshop)
        http://i.imgur.com/9aHx3U1.jpg

        the game will look way better if Bamco make a little patch update.

        • Mike Pureka

          Uh, no offense, but who are you to say what it’s “supposed” to look like?

          Both screens look perfectly fine to me. Xillia is not supposed to have the same high-contrast feel as Graces.

          If you don’t like it, that’s fine, but it’s not something that anyone else thinks needs to be “fixed” so stop hoping.

  • Steven Higgins

    Half off, like Milla’s outfit.

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