You may have ever wondered, “But who is the ‘smart guy’ who decides to launch unfairly different special editions in one market or another?” And it doesn’t surprise us. The number of times we have seen how in America A special edition of that video game that you are waiting for arrives, and then, in Europe, the equivalent is not the shadow of what is going to be launched in the other market. It usually happens often, but it also happens the other way around. And it’s not fair, because the fans who want these versions, be from one side or the other, they hope to get the best possible version of a collector’s or limited edition. The last case in which we see a clear difference between the contents of the special edition is in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive EditionWell, if you were curious to see the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast for both markets, you would realize that, when it came to showing this edition, the content was different.
And it is not that, on this occasion, Nintendo has decided to offer different contents in each box, but that lThe American version lacks the vast majority of what we can find in the EuropeanIn fact, the only thing they have in common is the physical format version of the game and the 256-page “Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Works” art book. The reason for this difference? Unknown. Let’s take a look at the content listed by Nintendo for each market.
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition – European version
Game in physical formatSteelbookSelect soundtrack in a beautiful vinyl inspired by the Monado sword and a download codePoster Art book «Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Works» 256 pages
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition – American version
Game in physical format 256-page «Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Works» art book with a box to keep it (this box is not shown in the European version, but could be included)
Request to Bring Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition COMPLETE Edition to America
While Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is just around the corner, with a launch scheduled for May 29, 2020That is, at the end of next month, American fans have not wanted to miss the opportunity to say something about it. Through the popular website Change.org, an online petition has been created in order to gather enough signatures to be heard before Nintendo, since they want to have the same opportunity as Europeans to grab one of the most impressive collector’s editions the company has ever planned.
As for the contents of a special edition for a certain area, Nintendo must decide based on the estimated audience in that market. The thing is, Xenoblade Chronicles, while not one of Nintendo’s best-selling franchises (which is very unfair), has enough fans to justify launching this collector’s edition. From NextN we encourage you to support this request so that it comes to fruition, while wishing that these differences between collector editions disappear, at least in regards to America and Europe.