Hey, Reggie, Demand for Xenoblade Is High in Europe
Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime recently said that the company would be watching the success of Xenoblade Chronicles in Europe very closely. According to the Nintendo boss and popular internet character, if the game sells well and manages to garner enough critical attention, the company may consider releasing it in North America. Well, Regginator, I hope you've been watching closely, because apparently, demand for Xenoblade Chronicles is pretty high in Europe.
The game is due out for release in Europe tomorrow, but retailers are currently dealing with stock shortages, reports nintendoscene.com. It appears there are more gamers who want to buy the game than there are copies. Shame on you, Nintendo, for not supplying a sufficient amount of units!
This pretty much just seems like another instance of Nintendo not having faith in Xenoblade Chronicles despite the fact that the user base is there and ready to play the game. No word on how the company will deal with the shortages within the next day, but let's hope Nintendo remedies this somehow. Right now, though, it looks like a lot of people who were hoping to play Xenoblade Chronicles on day one will be left disappointed for a period of time.
OK, Reggie, clearly the high demand for Xenoblade Chronicles indicates that people really want to play this game. Like so many other Wii owners, I really hope this pushes Nintendo to release the game (along with The Last Story and Pandora's Tower) here in North America. Then again, Nintendo is pretty damn stubborn, so we'll have to wait and see what the company decides down the line.