GP blogger Caryslan writes, "What makes Nintendo’s refusal to publish Xenoblade Chronicles in America even more confusing is the fact that Dragon Quest is being published by Nintendo in the west. Since Dragon Quest IX, Nintendo had poured money into brining the franchise over here in the hopes that the series will finally reproduce the success it seems to find in Japan. To be fair, Square Enix did request that Nintendo publish the franchise in the west in the hopes of improving its sales but this creates a double standard for Nintendo. NOA will go to the trouble to publish Square Enix’s RPGs in the west, but then refuse to bring their own titles here? While it could arguably justified if Dragon Quest was setting sales charts on fire, the fact remains that Dragon Quest is still not a million seller over here. In the end, would Xenoblade Chronicles have done any worse in the US?