Xenoblade Chronicles Series Surpasses 5 Million in Sales

A recent Nintendo Co., Ltd. investors meeting has revealed that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, the HD remaster of the critically acclaimed Wii JRPG, has sold 1.32 million copies worldwide as of June 30, 2020.  Interestingly enough, 80% of the sales were from overseas while 20% were from Japan. With these sales, the series has crossed the 5 million mark.

Despite being the second re-release of Xenoblade Chronicles, the Switch version is the best-selling version. With all versions combined, Xenoblade Chronicles has sold 2.8 million. But how does it compare to the sales of other games in the series?

The following list ranks the Xenoblade games by sale numbers: 

  1. Xenoblade Chronicles (2010-2020) – 2.8 million 
  2. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (2017) – 1.73 m
  3. Xenoblade Chronicles X (2015) – 0.84 m
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country (2018) – 0.16 m

Xenoblade Chronicles originally released for Wii in Japan in 2010 and then Europe in 2011. The game came to North America in 2012 after an online fan campaign, “Operation Rainfall,” convinced Nintendo of America. The Xenoblade series is developed by Monolith Soft, a Nintendo subsidiary that was acquired in 2007. Prior to the acquisition, they worked on the Xenosaga and Baten Kaitos series under Bandai-Namco. They have also assisted other first-party Nintendo games, such as Pikmin 3, Splatoon, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.