asking if Xenoblade would be reprinted because the game was selling for $95+ in used condition. In the past few days people have started speculating that it was reprinted and prices have started dropping.
On July 31st, Gamestop listed Xenoblade as 'unavailable' on their website. Today Gamestop shows the game is instock in used condition for $90.
People are reporting that Gamestop stores nationwide now have used, but pristine copies of the game in stock. There are seven Gamestop's within six miles of me that have the game instock. The two I went to came with the original case, manuals, and inserts.
Gamestop definitely has a very large quantity of the game instock now. How they got these is the question collectors want to know.
1) Is it a bunch of used inventory Gamestop had purchased from customers and is just releasing them all at the same time?
2) Is this large restocking of Xenoblade part of the original inventory that was held back by Gamestop for some reason and is now being sold as used so they can sell them for $90 instead of $50?
3) Or did Nintendo reprint the game and Gamestop is selling it as used in order to sell it for $90?
If it is a reprinting then prices for Xenoblade will probably continue to decrease because there could be many new copies available. All the Gamestop copies are opened and complete, so prices for loose and CIB versions of the game might decrease in the near future. Brand new versions will continue to sell at a premium because supply for them has not increased.
Do you think Xenoblade was reprinted or is another option more likely?