Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Has Performed Better Than Expected
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has officially sold over 200,000 copies sold in Japan, leaving it in 75th place in the country’s 2018 game sales. This leaves it one spot ahead of Attack on Titan 2 for PlayStation 4 and one spot behind Dragon Ball FighterZ on Nintendo Switch.
The feat is impressive considering the game came out at the end of 2017, which is when it earned most of its sales. In 2018, the game sold about 64,000 copies.
Earlier this year, the game was estimated to have sold at least 1.5 million units worldwide, and its continued success is causing hope for a fourth Xenoblade game and even a Xenosaga remaster.
Developer Monolith Soft has also expressed his desire to create a “violent, erotic, and heavy M-rated Nintendo game.” But it won’t necessarily be an RPG.
“Actually, my favorite type of games are first-person shooters,” he said. “Obviously, I like action games and strategy games. I like RPGs as well, but what happens is when I get involved in creating a game, it makes it hard to enjoy that game.
“For example, right now it’s very hard for me to enjoy RPGs because my perspective becomes that of a creator and not a user, in that I would always think, ‘Well, why is it this way? They could have done this, or this could have been done that way to improve,'” said the developer’s founder, Tetsuya Takahashi. “It’s hard to get back into the user perspective. Although I’m interested in it, if I were to make different genres, then I wouldn’t be able to enjoy those.”