GameStop Raises Price of Cubic Ninja After 3DS Homebrew Exploit Discovered

Cubic Ninja 3DS Exploit

GameStop has pulled a dirty move again by raising the price of Cubic Ninja after a Nintendo 3DS exploit was discovered that allowed users to load the 3DS Homebrew Launcher on the system (depending on the software version) using the game.

Although the game was selling for $19.99 new prior to the exploit reveal, the game is now selling for $39.99 bucks used. Many may say this is a scumbag move, but hey–why not cash in on it if it’s in high demand? GameStop is most infamous for doing this with popular JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles when they raised the price of a used copy to $89.99.

It’s funny, really. This game was selling for 5 dollars used as of November 19th, and now the value has skyrocketed. It doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing a decrease in the price anytime soon either, as the game has been pulled from the Japanese eShop with the North American version likely to follow in its footsteps.

Here’s what GameStop had to say on this matter:

“As always, our pricing for these games is competitive and is based on current market value driven by supply and demand,” GameStop’s statement explained. “PowerUp Pro members always receive a 10 percent discount and earn PUR points on pre-owned purchases.”

Do you happen to own Cubic Ninja? If so, will you be selling your copy as soon as possible, or will you wait until it becomes even harder to find? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Via: Polygon

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