With the 2011 release schedule for Wii being pretty much anemic, fans decided to take matters into their own hands. Thus, Operation Rainfall was born, a campaign to get Nintendo of America to release Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, all games that have been available (and successful) in Japan but not considered for a release in the US.

While the first course of action was supposed to be a letter-writing campaign, some fans decided to take a different route: They started preordering Xenoblade on Amazon under it’s old title Monado. And lookie here: It’s on the top spot of Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Video Games” list.

Now as Kotaku reports, Nintendo of America reacted to the stunt on their official Facebook page by saying “Hey fans, we appreciate your enthusiasm. Look for more updates to come soon!”. While this doesn’t have to mean much, at least the campaign caught their attention.

So, if you feel like actually playing some games on your Wii again instead of using it as a doorstop, join the fight and preorder your copy of Xenoblade today.

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Posted by: Andrej

Posted on: June 27, 2011

Drej is a volunteer writer for The Daily DL. He's been into gaming since he was 3 years old and thus knows a thing or two. When he's not busy playing games, watching obscure movies or being an cynic, he tries to write descriptions of himself in the third person that won't make him look like the nerd he actually is. He also knows Japanese and isn't afraid to use it.