Quoted from BoJo:
After X-MEN I decided to hold off on buying NIB since I am tight on space and you just don't know if it will become the next Tron or TRS. I hate to sacrifice a game to make room and then it turns out to be a dud. Plus at these prices I would rather wait and see. I doubt the hype of any other game released by Stern will ever be as big as the hype for X-MEN and the length of the X-MEN thread speaks for itself. Between all the pinheads hype since it was Borg's game based on comics with custom art and DMD, expectations of comic book collectors buying them up like Tron, predictions of a 10K game by Christmas, etc if there was ever a game that should have sold out it was X-MEN. Distributors still have LE's in stock and there have been a number of HUO's for sale, so that tells me no matter what the next title is there will still be plenty of them available afterwards.
A very good post. The demand for the LE releases seems to be very small. 550 was more than enough XMen machines to go around.