Xenoblade is #1 game on Amazon!

#1 Posted by minus_273 (48 posts) -

As part of a fan revolt against Nintendo of America, many fans have banded together under operation rainfall to preeorder Xenoblade (Monado in the US)  on Amazon, moving i up 62,800%  to #1 overall in the video games section of Amazon.com. At a certain point, hopefully NOA will release this game in the US esp. considering it has already been translated to English for Europe's release in Sept. 
 

#2 Edited by UnrealDP (1221 posts) -

So the internets protesting again......

Ugh, so whats everyones beef with nintendo this time, i mean, importing isn't a whole lottta money, especialy from europe.

Is it really worth it to do this when the hardcore fans are gonna get it one way or the other, nintendos got their reasons.

#3 Edited by Bear (247 posts) -

There is also a letter-writing campaign going on and they are being bombarded by comments about Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower on Facebook.
 
I wouldn't call this a revolt against Nintendo, more like a request.

#4 Posted by TheHT (11768 posts) -

62,800% is quite a leap forward.

#5 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5293 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@UnrealDP said:

nintendos got their reasons.

I can't think of a single valid reason to refuse to take a big pile of money.

I know right? They literally have tons of people lining up at their door money in hand ready to get down.

It's just a bunch of fans saying they want to play that game and not have to mod or buy another console to play it.

#6 Posted by dragonzord (823 posts) -

@UnrealDP said:

So the internets protesting again......

Ugh, so whats everyones beef with nintendo this time, i mean, importing isn't a whole lottta money, especialy from europe.

Is it really worth it to do this when the hardcore fans are gonna get it one way or the other, nintendos got their reasons.

It's okay for Nintendo to ignore their core market? If it's just as easy as importing; why isn't Nintendo just bring it over? I understand the Japanese to NA thing. I understand the NA to Europe thing. I don't understand when you have a game IN English, and you just let it sit there. Especially when you're trying to get the core audience back

#7 Posted by minus_273 (48 posts) -
@Bear:  
The game is already in english. The amazon list is for best selling game. More people are buying the un annonced xenoblade than  #2call of duty black ops Ps3 or even #3 nintentendos own Zelda for the 3ds. This isnt just saying "we'll buy it"  we've already  preordered it. 
#8 Posted by Ninja (539 posts) -

It is nice to see our 'gamer' community rally together like this in an attempt to make a big corporation listen to the fans who never have and never will abandon them when their 'casual' money making audience are long gone. I'd like to see a fairy tale ending to this but who knows.

#9 Posted by Masha2932 (1242 posts) -

 
This may be the efforts of a vocal minority and I have a feeling that if this game is released the sales will not reflect the fervor shown by the fans. 
 
I think Nintendo should release this game on the wii shop channel, reducing their costs and satisfying customers at the same time.

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Two things that piss me off:
 

  1. Monado? Seriously? That name fucking sucks.
  2. WHERE IS THE FIRE EMBLEM LOVE!? If you guys are gonna bother Nintendo about something, at least bother them about a game that doesn't have a guaranteed release outside Japan, yet.
#11 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

Stuff like this makes me happy I don't have an affection towards Japanese games. I couldn't bear knowing a game I loved, or could love, doesn't really have a release and I'd have to learn another language just to play it. (May not be the case for this game, but a lot of Japanese titles, yes)

#12 Posted by minus_273 (48 posts) -
@Masha2932:  Again, unlike previous campaigns, the people here have put their money down.  Xenoblade is the best selling game on amazon right now. Not the most wished for, best selling.  No idea what the numbers are for that, but considering it has beaten Ocarina of time 3DS, I imagine  its  a substantial number. 
#13 Posted by Bishna (334 posts) -

really hope this works cause I have been craving a good jrpg for a while now.

#14 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Two things that piss me off:

  1. Monado? Seriously? That name fucking sucks.
  2. WHERE IS THE FIRE EMBLEM LOVE!? If you guys are gonna bother Nintendo about something, at least bother them about a game that doesn't have a guaranteed release outside Japan, yet.

Man, we get it. You want Fire Emblem over here. I sympathize. I do. But you have to understand that it's not the only game to have been seemingly forgotten.

Additionally, you should study up on what a Monad is. :P

#15 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@Hailinel
 
Seemingly is the key word, here. Keep in mind that Xenoblade has a grass roots organization writing letters to get it released in America; Shin Monshou no Nazo has nothing, even from the fan community. I seem to be the one Japanese soldier who didn't know that World War II ended, only I'm Lunarian and World War II is any hope that the game will get an English translation :P.
#16 Posted by Marz (5671 posts) -

When did they change the name to Monado?   Xenoblade sounds alot better.

#17 Posted by Dalai (7069 posts) -

@Marz said:

When did they change the name to Monado? Xenoblade sounds alot better.

It's been Monado here in North America for a few years now.

I'm probably not going to buy the 3 games that are in the forefront of the import movement (Monado, Last Story, Pandora's Tower) but I'm all for more games coming to America even if the games aren't going to sell in the millions.

#18 Edited by minus_273 (48 posts) -
its called monado because that was the name when it was announced two years ago. It was later changed to Xenoblade but since nintendo never mentioned the game again in the US, it was never updated on amazon  
 
@Dalai
:  
 
Have you preordred Monado yet?  
http://www.amazon.com/Monado-Beginning-World-Nintendo-Wii/dp/B002IM1MYG 
 
we need to maintain the position. Also wish list last story and pandoras tower (since there are no preorder pages )

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