This Week In Sales: Xenoblade Chronicles X


Period: The week of April 27th  – May 3rd (2015)

Top-seller: Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (3DS) – 179,926

Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,520 | Tot. sales: : 9,833,322

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 1,465 | Tot. sales: 6,901,073

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,901 | Tot. sales: 543,885

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 17,062 | Tot. sales: 1,312,526

PlayStation Vita sales: 17,748 | Tot. sales: 3,749,362

Vita TV sales: 687 | Tot. sales: 162,393

Wii U sales: 22,898 | Tot. sales: 2,312,701

PlayStation 4 sales: 19,782 | Tot. sales: 1,449,037

Xbox One sales: 341 | Tot. sales: 50,959

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Last week, Nintendo released Xenoblade Chronicles X in Japan, and the game sold 85,586 copies in its first week. That isn’t a figure to write home about, but interestingly, it’s very close to the sales of the first Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii.


When Xenoblade Chronicles was released back in 2010, the game sold 82,952 copies in its first week. Despite the Wii U having a much smaller userbase than the Wii, X managed to match the sales of its predecessor, although it remains to be seen how many sales it will amass over the next year or so. That said, releasing the game at the start of Golden Week was a smart decision.


While it may have been the most exciting release last week, Xenoblade Chronicles X wasn’t the the top-selling game. That spot went to Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, which sold nearly 180,000 copies at launch. Meanwhile, the latest expansion for Dragon Quest X sold nearly 100,000 copies on the Wii U.


And with that, the top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition179,926New3DSGung Ho
New02.Dragon Quest X: Legend of the Ancient Dragon98,323NewWiiUSquare Enix
New03.Xenoblade Chronicles X85,586NewWiiUNintendo
01.04.Bravely Second20,195120,2423DSSquare Enix
03.05.Style Savvy 320,10399,0073DSNintendo
06.06.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition16,166125,951PSVSony
New07.Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata: Blessing Flowers11,202NewPSV5pb.
New08.To Heart 2: Dungeon Travelers10,956NewPSVAquaplus
New09.Tokyo New Legacy: Operation Babel8,104NewPSV5pb.
15.10.Mario Kart 87,955974,448WiiUNintendo
11.11.Assassination Classroom: Koro-sensei the Great Siege!!7,14163,8143DSBandai Namco
14.12.Mario Party 106,888130,353WiiUNintendo
16.13.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire6,4272,610,2843DSPokémon Co.
10.14.Dying Light6,27738,837PS4Warner Ent.
17.15.Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner5,6182,597,3203DSLevel 5
19.16.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS5,2722,220,5273DSNintendo
05.17.BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend4,87020,420PS3Arc System Works
18.18.One Piece: Pirate Warriors 34,652146,633PS3Bandai Namco
08.19.Tropico 54,49513,201PS4Square Enix
04.20.Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II4,36926,979PS4Compile Heart


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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.