Recently, GameStop acquired an extra print of Wii game Xenoblade Chronicles, after receiving plenty of requests for the game. It was priced at $90 – according to them, that’s based on the maket value for the game.
They say they’re looking into acquiring more hard-to-find titles for their customers, and Metroid Prime Trilogy was mentioned as a likely candidate. Here’s what GameStop had 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.
In fact, we have sourced several more vintage titles that we will be hitting stores in the coming months, including Metroid Prime Trilogy.
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.
There have been rumors saying that GameStop is artificially jacking up Xenoblade’s prices by labelling new copies as pre-owned – allowing them to sell it at higher than the official MSRP. If that happens again, Trilogy will not come cheap.
UPDATE: Metroid Prime Trilogy is now in stock – labeled as pre-owned – at GameStop for the steep price of $85.