Here’s How Xenoblade And Metroid: Other M Did In Japan


This past week, we came across a page out of Japanese sales tracker Media-Create’s 2010 report, highlighting the sales of thirteen Wii games released in 2010, including Xenoblade, Zangeki no Reginleiv and Metroid: Other M.


During its first week, Xenoblade sold close to 83,000 units. Media-Create’s figures indicate that it ultimately went on to move nearly twice that amount. Meanwhile, Metroid: Other M, which debuted around 45,000 units, sold about 71,000 copies by the end of 2010.


We suspect this list is likely part of a larger ranking of new Wii releases in 2010, although there’s no way to be 100% certain without the rest of the report, which we don’t have. Here’s the list of figures we found:


Rank Title Total Sales Publisher
06. Kirby’s Epic Yarn 386,780 Nintendo
07. Dragon Quest Monster Battle Road Victory 275,273 Square Enix
08. Xenoblade 161,161 Nintendo
09. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles 156,176 Capcom
10. Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Everyone’s Party Sandaime 140,288 Namco Bandai
11. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes 120,797 Capcom
12. Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes OOO 82,693 Namco Bandai
13. Metroid: Other M 71,410 Nintendo
14. Zangeki no Reginleiv 53,317 Nintendo
15. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 49,974 Konami
16. Karaoke Joysound Wii Super DX 38,090 Hudson
17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 36,295 Konami
18. Flingsmash 35,913 Nintendo
Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.