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#61 pjgamer007

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:00 AM

I preordered this at Gamestop just because of this thread, this was not on my radar at all. :)

I'm also a little concerned that the store had no record of the artbook preorder bonus. They said they might get the info on that closer to the release date. Guess we will see.

#62 Booj

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:40 AM

I preordered this at Gamestop just because of this thread, this was not on my radar at all. :)

I'm also a little concerned that the store had no record of the artbook preorder bonus. They said they might get the info on that closer to the release date. Guess we will see.


Don't be concerned, but don't expect a lot either. The BlazBlue "artbook" was about 10 pages of concept art no bigger than the already thin manual.

I would expect the same, with it shoved on top of the manual in the case.

#63 pjgamer007

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:59 AM

Nah, not expecting too much. I'll probably flip through it once, put it in a drawer and never look at it again.

Too bad it's not a steelbook case instead, I would love that.

#64 vherub

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:23 AM

Went in to preorder yesterday and they had no record of an artbook. I assume it just hasn't entered their systems yet but is there a precedent of not getting the preorder bonus? I'll be very mad if I miss out on it, and would consider cancelling the Gamestop order.


There certainly is a chance instore pre-orders miss out on artbooks, guess the risk depends on your own store. Sometimes they over pre-order, sometimes they give it to someone else instead. I'd be a little worried when your store says there is no record of a bonus. Whether shady, incompetent, or lazy- none of that instills confidence.

#65 HiGHFLYiN9

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:57 AM

Probably worth SRP, but gonna wait to see if a good coupon code shows up between now and release.

#66 themidnighter23

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:59 AM

preordered the game... didn't feel dirty being in a gamestop
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#67 DaShaka

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:28 AM

I have a feeling the game will be extremely limited and hard to find a few moths after release. I'd expect it to hold its $50 value for a long, long time, and increase over the years.

#68 UberNinjaz

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:58 AM

>Gamestop
& they all "mysteriously disappear" when release date comes.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:04 AM

My trip to Gamestop

Me: I would like to pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles
Them: 360 or PS3?

Boy I can't wait for release day when I try to get my book for free :)

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:05 AM

I have a feeling the game will be extremely limited and hard to find a few moths after release. I'd expect it to hold its $50 value for a long, long time, and increase over the years.


I'm not going to lie, I strongly considering buying a couple more copies for future trading.

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#71 DaShaka

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:28 AM

I'm not going to lie, I strongly considering buying a couple more copies for future trading.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:29 AM

OK anyone know how to cancel my NoA order? I tried emailing them with no response and I really don't plan to buy two copies of this game...

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#73 keine

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:45 AM

I had no idea that this game has a shot at becoming rare...

#74 rockx4

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

I preordered this at my local Gamestop and they told me I'm the only person that's preordered so far. They put up a printout of the game with the artbook and stuff, but it doesn't seem to be working.

me: "I'd like to preorder Xenoblade"
both gamestop guys quickly turn to look at me and say "FINALLY!!! You're the first person to preorder the game, we were starting to doubt anyone would"

#75 keine

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:20 AM

Just placed an order online, and gosh, I really hate NoA for not making Xenoblade more widely available. I'm not used to paying tax and shipping on my video games. :(

Good thing XSeed has picked up the Last Story. :)

#76 junkie88

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:03 AM

I preordered this at my local Gamestop and they told me I'm the only person that's preordered so far. They put up a printout of the game with the artbook and stuff, but it doesn't seem to be working.

me: "I'd like to preorder Xenoblade"
both gamestop guys quickly turn to look at me and say "FINALLY!!! You're the first person to preorder the game, we were starting to doubt anyone would"


Same thing at my store, it was me and the employee who pre ordered. Doesn't seem like this will sell well so it could become rare.

#77 yantelope

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

I preordered this at my local Gamestop and they told me I'm the only person that's preordered so far. They put up a printout of the game with the artbook and stuff, but it doesn't seem to be working.

me: "I'd like to preorder Xenoblade"
both gamestop guys quickly turn to look at me and say "FINALLY!!! You're the first person to preorder the game, we were starting to doubt anyone would"


Not for me. He goes "what system is that for?"
"Wii"
"Oh wow, we have a bunch of preorders for that already!"

So he didn't know what it was either but still had a lot of orders for it.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Just ordered for pickup@store. Hopefully the workers aren't clueless about the artbook.

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#79 blindinglights

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

Pre-ordered this morning after watching some more videos on the game.

I almost pre-ordered The Last Story at the same time, but I think I'll hold out a little longer before doing that.
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#80 Eleven8Eighty3

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

Pre-ordered it at the local GS. Just to make sure...
me: "..xenoblade for the wii..."
GS: " yes if you pre-order you get the artbook "
me: "ok, yes."

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:19 PM

Pre-ordered it at the local GS. Just to make sure...
me: "..xenoblade for the wii..."
GS: " yes if you pre-order you get the artbook "
me: "ok, yes."


Pretty much this. I was the fourth or fifth to pre-order and he said that the art book would come along side with the game. Not sure if the employee bsing, but that sounds somewhat promising...

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#82 Nintendonly

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

I had no idea that this game has a shot at becoming rare...


Has anything "Xeno" ever been readily available shortly after release?

#83 bojay1997

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:47 PM

Has anything "Xeno" ever been readily available shortly after release?


Yep, all three of the Xenosaga games were readily available for a very long time after release. Heck, even Xenogears took almost a year to sell out of the original printing on the PSOne. In other words, Xeno games tend to get more valuable over time, but this might be the first that's actually limited in some way.

#84 Gosha

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:00 PM

Did a Best Buy sale game to preorder Xenoblade trade... Basically traded ME2, BAC, and Rage in to cover the preorder. Ended up preordering online though to make sure I get the artbook.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:46 AM

Has anyone's credit card been charged by Gamestop yet? Doesn't gamestop usually charge your credit card by now before a release?

Asking because I had an issue with credit card and I updated credit card info on website but it didn't update. Called them and they said they took care of it but order status showed it's still not charged.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:56 AM

if I can't get a book in store I may just order online after release and hope that there are coupon codes to get this "on sale" as well as get some cashback

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:59 AM

The game hasn't been released yet on Gamestop's website. I believe they charge, as soon as it gets shipped. I also had an issue with the credit card not going through but fixing it and so far, my receipt still has the game and free "premium" artbook as part of the sale.
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#88 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:23 AM

My local store luckily received 13 artbooks for all 13 of their preorders, and I even picked mine up today (the artbook, obviously - I have to wait until Friday for the game). I was told that all the other stores may not be so lucky, however. Preorders made past a certain date in-store, or even *before* a certain date, may not receive the artbook, since it's actually specifically mentioned in their system who preordered during the promotional period.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:25 AM

According to my gamestop, any pre-orders done after the 26th of march will NOT be guarantee a copy of the artbook. I hope this isn't the case but FYI fellow Cag members.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:29 AM

I called up and even went to several stores. Some say they will follow the rules ie must be premium during the promo period or will go by preorder date. Some said who ever picks it up first.