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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 hits 200k sold in Japan

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a bigger hit than expected, according to Monolith Soft. They made that statement a number of months ago, and it seems they have plenty of reason to keep celebrating. Sales have continued to grow around the world, and as of the end of 2018, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is at 213,717 units sold. That makes it the 75th best-selling game of 2018 in Japan.

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rickola
Fri Jan 18 19 05:32pm
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It's good to see this series finally getting the recognition it deserves, here's hoping this success holds for future titles.

I really hope they don't abandon the Xeno X style of games.

I didn't realize it sold so poorly in Japan. 75th best selling game of 2018 in Japan is pretty bad for a high-budget game like this. But I absolutely love the game and am happy that at least it did sell more in other regions.

buttageddon
Fri Jan 18 19 10:10pm
Rating: 1

>High Budget
>Xenoblade 2

Pick one.
The game is noticeably budgeted and understaffed.

I wouldn't necessarily call it high budget, it was made in 2 years with a team of around 50 I'd say. It also didn't release in 2018.

But in general, surprised the game is over 1.5 million with Japan sales of 200k

Just because a game doesn't sell a million in Japan or even half a million doesn't make it a failure. Remember that Japan is much smaller then us.

If you remember it well, it released in 2017 and RPGs tend to be frontloaded... I didn't check the whole list, but to have made it at all is somewhat impressive, even with the dlc giving it a push

For comparison OG Xenoblade Chronicles was at 177659 in Japan after a year-and-half on the market.

Sat Jan 19 19 12:32am
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Xenoblade 2 did fine (it's the best selling release in JP), but given it was actually on a popular console/hybrid this time, it could've done better. Xeno 2 did somewhat better than previous releases but I guess I was hoping for some nice growth (maybe the 250 - 300K range given what it had going for it).

Xeno 1 on Wii (Famitsu numbers) was 163K
Xeno X on Wii U was 137K

Also if people are wondering, just look at this link (which RMC posted earlier) for top 100 software numbers from 2018: https://sites.google.com/site/gamedatalibrary/games-by-year/2018-top-100. This way you can already predict the 100 nintendosoup articles that'll be reported as new "news".

Some 2017 titles that kept selling in 2018 (1st number is 2018 sales, 2nd column is total sales)

04./02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 1.122.324 / 2.874.420 (-36%)
05./07. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 926.553 / 2.030.297 (-16%)
08./06. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) - 575.926 / 1.900.206 (-57%)
10./08. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 491.648 / 1.179.692 (-29%)
34./15. [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) - 144.483 / 440.771 (-51%)
36./16. [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) - 133.140 / 418.203 (-53%)
42./31. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX <FTG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) - 118.316 / 294.697 (-33%)
56./66. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) - 90.251 / 181.090 (-1%)
73./98. [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥5.800) - 65.695 / 122.998 (+15%)
75./40. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) - 64.327 / 213.717 (-57%)
80./00. [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3.280) - 57.601 / 91.391
90./00. [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥5.800) - 51.037 / 84.957
91./23. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) - 49.834 / 253.193 (-75%)

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