If You Have A Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition Preorder, It Will Now Arrive In Two Shipments

If You Have A Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition Preorder, It Will Now Arrive In Two Shipments
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As a PSA for any Aussies with a preorder for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition from the Nintendo Australia store: your order will be sent as a split shipment.

Updated 20/7/22: Added further clarification on NOA email to customers and Nintendo Australia’s response.

The first package, containing the game itself, should still arrive on the game’s release date on July 29, so no problems there. The second package, containing all the Collector’s Edition items, will arrive in Australian hands sometime in Spring. The reason for the delay, according to an email sent to customers by Nintendo of America, is “unforeseen logistical challenges.”

The Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition is a My Nintendo Store exclusive. If you head to the game’s Australian My Nintendo Store page, you’ll see an update in the fine print explaining how deliveries will work for Aussies. It’s worth noting that you also can’t preorder the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition any longer as Nintendo’s local stock allocation has sold out. Here’s the revised fine print:

If You Have A Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector’s Edition Preorder, It Will Now Arrive In Two Shipments
Screenshot: Kotaku Australia

Overseas, Nintendo of America has been upfront about the delay, emailing preorder customers in various territories to advise of the situation. The NOA email (which has been circulated extensively on Reddit and Twitter) indicated it would be splitting some of the Collector’s Edition bundles up, and allowing customers to buy the Collector’s Edition materials separately from the game. It’s important to note: that this approach does not apply to Australia. All the contents of your preordered Collector’s Edition will eventually find their way to you at no extra cost.

Nintendo Australia declined to comment on this piece.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 standard and expansion pass preorders are still live, and you can find all the cheapest copies in our buyer’s guide right over here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 arrives July 29, 2022, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. The game recently screened its own Nintendo Direct broadcast full of new details and trailers.

Comments

  • This split shipment was announced for AU/NZ and America as soon as preorders opened in each country and was (and still is) listed on the product page. There is no added charge for the two shipments. All this means is that the art book and other extras will be delivered later than the game.

    • I was thinking the same thing. I was sure I remembered reading it would be a split shipment when I ordered. Glad my memory is still in working order.

  • Looks like it’s been said already but it was pretty clear on Nintendo’s Australian store that this was to be the case. They gave us a good heads up 🙂

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