Xenoblade Chronicles 3
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If you've been having difficulties securing a special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and happen to be located in the US, you're not alone.

Nintendo has issued an apology for users who were unable to pre-order a copy. It appears the My Nintendo Store has been experiencing a high volume of traffic. The good news is, that Nintendo will be making pre-purchases for this version available again at a later date - with more details to be shared in the future.

Here's what Nintendo had to say about the situation on Twitter:

We apologize for any inconvenience that you may be experiencing while attempting to pre-order the #XenobladeChronicles3 Special Edition. The My Nintendo Store is experiencing a high volume of traffic and we appreciate your patience while we look into the issue.

We recognize that many have been unable to pre-order the #XenobladeChronicles3 Special Edition today on My Nintendo Store, and we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. We are continuing to investigate and work toward a resolution of the issue.

Pre-purchase of the Special Edition will be made available again at a later date. An update will be provided once that timing is determined.

In related news, pre-orders for the Xenoblade Collector's Edition have just gone live in Australia and New Zealand. Pre-orders are limited to one per customer, so head on over to the My Nintendo Store to get a copy. More pre-order options for the game, including the best current deals available in the US and Europe, can be found in our pre-order guide.

Were you able to pre-order this special / collector's edition in the end? Leave a comment down below.