Has anyone taken a look at the going rate on Amazon and Ebay for Xenoblade Chronicles? It's insane! Has this game become the next Panzer Dragoon Saga? That late or near end of a system's lifespan game that becomes critcally acclaimed but few are made and becomes super rare. I'm glad I own a copy. I still have yet to play through it though, but I'm looking forward to it.
I imported a euro version myself because I was impatient, but yea, it looks like the US run was extremely limited. It's a shame, because this could have had the "Demon's Souls" effect of selling over a million on word of mouth alone (and hell, Xenoblade did have a lot more hype and talk going on about it than Demon's Souls did during the lead up to its release). Nintendo won't even allow that to happen.
And to think I almost bought a US copy of the game as well to help support it (and to avoid future console modding issues). Looks like I would have accidentally deprived a copy from someone else.
But yea, selling it digitally (as well as all Wii titles) on the WiiU would make too much sense.
Not if Nintendo is smart and makes it a digital download on the WiiU.
But this is Nintendo...
Assuming it's technically possible (i.e. the Wii hardware in the Wii U isn't sandboxed in a way that would make downloadable games impossible) I think it's a matter of time. While they're at it, they should let me download DS games (or, hell, even GBA games) on my 3DS.