Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Sells Over 1.7 Million Copies Around The World

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Sells Over 1.7 Million Copies Around The World

June 8, 2019

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

It's an auspicious day for Monolith Soft and JRPGs. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has sold more than 1.7 million copies worldwide. This figure makes it the best-selling game in the Xenoblade series as well as Monolith Soft's best-selling game in the West overall.

Monolith Soft's executive director Tetsuya Takahashi revealed the sales figures in an interview with Japanese gaming website 4gamer. Takahashi says this is encouraging and that the environment is getting better for JRPGs in the West. Back in September last year, Takahashi told US Gamer that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 had exceeded his sales expectations and that he hadn't expected so many people to buy it in North America and Europe.

We don't yet know what this might mean for the future of Xenoblade. In May 2018, Monolith Soft opened a new studio in Iidabashi in Tokyo. Also, in October, Monolith sent out notices for staff to work on two new unannounced projects. Global market researcher Stealth believes that the two games are likely to be a new IP and the next Xeno game respectively. The strong performance of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will no doubt be encouraging to the studio as they work on these projects. We're also holding out hope for a port of the severely underrated Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is the third game in the Xenoblade Chronicles series and the seventh in the Xeno meta-series. It follows Rex, a Driver who is searching for the fabled World Tree. Rex gets caught in a faction war and must evade his pursuers while trying to reach the World Tree. Like the previous two Xenoblade Chronicles games, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an open-world action RPG with an emphasis on exploration, combat, and questing. It's available to buy now on Nintendo Switch along with its standalone expansion, Torna: The Golden Country. You can buy a physical version of Torna: The Golden Country which doesn't require Xenoblade Chronicles 2 to play. We'd still recommend you check out Rex's adventure though.

 
 

Did you play Xenoblade Chronicles 2? Will you be checking it out soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.

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