Once again GameStop is under fire from fans, this time due to what the fans feel is unfair pricing. GameStop recently put used copies of Xenoblade on their shelves and are charging $90 for the game. Normally used games go for much cheaper than what they were at retail, but Xenoblade is what you would call a collector’s item. The game came out in April of last year and only a limited number of copies were produced. GameStop and Nintendo’s online store were also the only ones to distribute Xenoblade for the Wii.
According to Kotaku sources, the “used” games are not actually used games at all. They were manufactured and then not put in shrink wrap and put on store shelves as used games priced at $89.99. Unfortunately the game is not available on the Nintendo store so it seems GameStop can jack up the price as much as they want.
While I can understand supply and demand, if you’re going to sell something as used then that means it’s price has depreciated from the original state. So the game should really be selling for less than what the new game was worth. Yet another fine example of American greed. At least it’s a better price than a used copy of the game on Amazon.