Xenoblade Chronicles X Japanese Sales Info Released

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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Xenoblade Chronicles X | oprainfall

It’s no secret that we here at Operation Rainfall are big fans of the Xenoblade series. Which is why we were super excited to get this week’s sales records in for Japan. Xenoblade Chronicles X has just been released there, and we were not disappointed. While it wasn’t the best-selling game this week, it didn’t perform poorly by any means.

Xenoblade Chronicles X sold a respectable 82,952 copies in its first week, matching the sales of its predecessor, even despite the Wii’s larger install base. This put it as the third top-selling game in Japan for the week. The top-selling game, though was Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, with a massive 180,000 copies sold, and the second best was Dragon Quest X with just about 100,000.

It’ll be interesting to see how the sales continue as time goes on or how they’ll do when the game makes it to the West. What do you all think of this, though? Are the sales what you expected? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Zack

    Now bring it to the west! We promise we’ll buy the heck out of it!! 🙂

    • Lord Ackercocke

      Indeed.

  • Gawd…. I know that this game won’t be released until September probably. If not …. December.

    One of two things will happen. Either Star Fox will headline Christmas (the more likely candidate) or Xenoblade Chronicles X will.

    Which ever one headlines Christmas the other will headline the fall (September or October release). Although it would be a super surprise if they managed to get this game out in the west before the end of the summer.

    Mind you considering we just got a North American direct for the game that basically gave us nothing (no American voice acting, not even English text in game, and defiantely no North American release date) it just feels like the game is no where near release.

    • Raiken

      I hope it’s not in september, MGSV will be released then.

  • Matt

    I hope they come out with cool amiibo for this cool spiritual successor to the original Xenoblade Chronicles. Maybe a Elma, or Lynlee Ku amiibo and by using the amiibo you could have either new quests open or you can get cool equipment exclusive to the character amiibo you used.