Why is this game so expensive already?

#1Commander_GreilPosted 7/6/2012 1:07:11 PM
Limited prints or something? Like on eBay brand new it's over 100 bones with shipping.
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#2ChronoCactaurPosted 7/6/2012 1:21:40 PM(edited)
Blame the ridiculous internet hype. It's partially why games like Shantae and Earthbound are priced in 3 figure amounts, when they're nowhere near worth that much. Subjectively none of those games are as good as the internet hype would have you thinking.
#3kazeginPosted 7/6/2012 1:54:00 PM
Commander_Greil posted...
Limited prints or something? Like on eBay brand new it's over 100 bones with shipping.


You actually saw the game at over 100 bucks ? Because I went at the Fnac this very week and it was at 49 euros (50 dollars) just like Last Story or Pandora's Tower.
#4Commander_Greil(Topic Creator)Posted 7/6/2012 2:08:13 PM
It's like I got my copy for 20 bucks at a moving sale, lucky I know. And yeah, look on eBay. For brand new copies upwards of 90 bucks plus shipping.
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#5EvenSpoonierPosted 7/6/2012 2:43:04 PM
Part of it's the small print run, but it's also riding some well-deserved hype. That said, I feel sorry for the poor sod who puts down $100 for the thing; you can get it for just over half that at Amazon.
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#6Kit_SakurazukaPosted 7/6/2012 2:46:01 PM
But Gamestop still had new copies, last I checked. Maybe I should invest in an extra copy or two, though I can't imagine why anyone would pay so much for a hard-to-find game when the Wii is the easiest system to...'find' games for.
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#7jessica73Posted 7/6/2012 4:33:46 PM
the ones for that much aren't selling which is why they're still sitting there <_<
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#8detchibePosted 7/7/2012 2:57:48 AM
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#9detchibePosted 7/7/2012 3:46:25 AM
ChronoCactaur posted...
Blame the ridiculous internet hype. It's partially why games like Shantae and Earthbound are priced in 3 figure amounts, when they're nowhere near worth that much. Subjectively none of those games are as good as the internet hype would have you thinking.


I think it has more to do with it being critically acclaimed and its scarcity, rather than its subjective quality. You might not think so, but I think Xenoblade deserves all the hype and praise it's given.
#10jessica73Posted 7/7/2012 10:14:17 AM
Earthbound is worth that much due just from supply/demand. People that have the game won't let it go easily, and if it's an even rarer complete copy it's worth more. it's at least worth the price it was originally in the day, which is close to cart only prices sometimes >_>

I don't really get XB, since there are still plenty floating at Gamestop and you can still get it from Nintendo, right? Eventually, yeah, may be another Suiko 2
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