A few sites are claiming that many people aren't aware of the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles is only available through pre-order at Gamestop. I'm really unsure what to make of it because no official word has been given. But in any case, it's best to be safe and pre-order in order that you don't regret it later and end up having to spend a fortune on an E-Bay copy. Operation Rainfall is also recommending people pre-order on their official Facebook page.
One benefit of pre-ordering even if the rumors prove to be unfounded is that Gamestop is offering a free Xenoblade art book for those who pre-order, so there's no hurt in solidifying your pre-order now.
Click the link below to visit Gamestop's online store and purchase Xenoblade Chronicles and its art book.
The Last Story
Also, I want to let everyone know that The Last Story just became available for pre-order on Amazon. Pre-orders are priviledged with free Super Saver Shipping and are guaranteed a copy of the game at launch even if there are limited copies available.
Now let's just hope Nintendo of America follows in the footsteps of Nintendo of Europe and makes The Last Story limited edition, with artbook and soundtrack CD, available for pre-orders as well.