Xenoblade Chronicles now being sold for $90 at GameStop. Wait, what?

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According to a post on NeoGAF, US game retailer GameStop has received a large shipment of copies of the critically-acclaimed Wii title, Xenoblade Chronicles. The catch? GameStop is selling individual copies at a staggering price of $90…pre-owned. The NeoGAF poster also mentioned that it’s possible to take the price down with coupons that are floating around online. That alone may be a tall order for some. Still, this shipment and price could be related to eliminating extra stock of the title, which is odd considering how much the it is currently fetching.

Much like the sudden discontinuation of the Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii in early 2010, it makes sense why Xenoblade Chronicles would be a hot commodity for collectors. In the end, this price jump for a fairly recent title (Xenoblade was released in mid-2011 exclusive to GameStop retailers and through Nintendo’s website) is absurd, but hopefully, with a little searching, one can find sufficient amount of deals or coupons to take the price down.

What do you think of this price hike for Xenoblade Chronicles? Did you purchase the well-received JRPG when it first launched? Tell us in the comments below.

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Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.