Its second week sales may have seen a major drop, but Namco Bandai is continuing to get shipments of Tales of Xillia out to retail. The company says that the PS3 title has now crossed the 650,000 shipment mark.
Great numbers considering it's JP only as of now.
Considering how well it's been selling in Japan alone I think Namco Bandai would be stupid not to release it worldwide. If they are so concerned with cost then just release it with Japanese only audio which will save alot of cost due to the amount of VO in the tales games. I'm already annoyed enough that we never got a PS3 version of Vesperia(the reasons for which are still unclear but seems to center on MS not allowing it in one way or another) I would just suck to not get another Tales title. More so when it's finally on the console alot of diehard RPG gamers wanted it on in the first place.
"If they are so concerned with cost then just release it with Japanese only audio which will save alot of cost due to the amount of VO in the tales games." I believe Sony asks for most localizations to have English VA, however (This also being the reason why the likes of Arcana Heart 3 and Record of Agarest War have been up as PSN only games). Only a few have been exempt out of that, so far.
i have the game and i can confirm that the game is freaking great .. It's one of the fastest " tales of " and you can feel the influence of both team destiny and team symphonia in the game .. So far ,great ( taking my time , farming grade XP )
omg bring this game to other places of the world i want to pop this bad boy up on my ps3
I wonder what were the top sellers of NAMCO on this generation. Does someone know ?
Mostly a guess from what i remember of sales : Tekken 6 (even if quite underwhelming for a tekken game in sales) . Soul calibur IV The tales games released this gen with the ps3 , wii and psp ones easily on top . Dynasty warrior Gundam 1-3 Naruto games like Ultimate ninja storm 1-2 Probably a few handheld versions of Super robot taisen And digimon
Thank you mateys.
@flame it might be a super robot wars or digimon game or something but its still impressive
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shipments---eventually units sold?
90% of the shipments are sold in this case
thank 4 da info man!
Let it come to North America Namco
Why is Xillia so popular compared to the last couple of Tales games that did well but received nowhere near the amount of attention this game is getting overseas
Because its on ps3.
The last Tales game to come out in the West was Tales of Vesperia, which was a good game, unfortunately many argued that Namco picked the wrong platform to release the game on (360), since they hardly had a fanbase on Microsoft's system and it was obvious that they were doing it because the 360 had a great lead in sales in 2008. So the game sold poorly and by the time the re-release came out on the PS3 (Japan only), the hype had died down and Namco also received some serious backlash for it. A year later Tales of Graces comes out and guess on which Platform? That's right the Nintendo Wii. Why? Because that was when all those Nintendo $$$ articles were coming out about how they greatly outsold the Xbox 360 and the PS3. So Namco released the game for the Wii expecting great sales, it was a good game with ton of bugs and glitches and the sales were decent. They received serious backlash for that as well, game didn't sell a lot and by the time the PS3 version came out the hyped died down completely. Worst part was that there was no release for it in the West. Fast forward to 2011, Tales of Xillia comes to the platform where most of the Tales fans are and the ones that have been more vocal of wanting to support Namco and this series, the PS3. The hype building up to this game was nothing more than amazing, because the people who have been asking for a Tales game are finally getting it. That, plus the fact that there have been rumors about localizing it, makes it more exciting for us here in the West. Also PS3 owners tend to be more supportive of JRPG's, but don't quote me on that.
The hype died ? Yeah probably and indeed , but in both cases the game sold twice as much as the 360 and wii version , in twice less times
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