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Recently, Kotaku reported that GameStop has received copies of the critically acclaimed, Xenoblade Chronicles and are charging an outstanding $90 for the game. This game is well known among the JRPG (Japanese Role-Playing Game) fans and it’s considered one of the best in the last 10 years. When word got out that GameStop had copies of the game, the gaming community called scam. The game is hard to come by and prices for the game around the internet reach in the hundreds, even for a used copy. But since the announcement you may find yourself even paying less then what GameStop is currently asking. GameStop recently restocked their stores with nothing but pre-owned copies of the game, according to their website and multiple stores.
“One GameStop source tells us the retailer printed a few thousand copies of the game with no shrink wrap in order to restock their inventory, then labeled them as pre-owned. Reached for comment, a GameStop rep told Kotaku they’re looking into it.”
For reasons why they decided to price is based on the current market value. GameStop had this to say:
“GameStop regularly receives feedback from our PowerUp members regarding old titles they would us like to bring back, such as vintage games like Xenoblade Chronicles. We were recently able to source a limited number of copies of this title to carry in our stores and online.
As always, our pricing for these games is competitive and is based on current market value driven by supply and demand. PowerUp Pro members always receive a 10% discount and earn PUR points on pre-owned purchases.”