Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Sales Outside Japan Far Exceeded Monolith Soft's Expectations

It's good to be a JRPG on the Nintendo Switch. According to Monolith Soft Executive Director Tetsuya Takahashi, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and its recent DLC, Torna: The Golden Country, surpassed Monolith Soft's commercial expectations, especially in the West.

Nyxus1830d ago

Good news! This is my favorite Switch game, it deserves the sales. I'm also picking up the Torna expansion later.

Asuka1830d ago

This is my favorite game of recent years. I have somewhere around 700hrs invested in it haha. I just finished Torna The Golden Country last night, and it was everything an expansion should be imo.

I am happy to hear of the great sales. Hopefully something can be worked out with the older IPs (gears, saga) so they can see a rerelease, but I know that's a long shot. Either way I'm looking forward to whatever Monolith Soft does next.

Segata1830d ago

My fave in the series and fave game on Switch so far as well.

FallenAngel19841830d ago

It’s the best selling game in the developer’s history

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Gemmol1830d ago

It's finally earning the respect it should get bro

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no_more_heroes1830d ago

Please bring the first one to the switch!

Zeldafan641830d ago

This had better be up for rpg of the year at the game awards.

Segata1829d ago

I wonder if Xenoblade will ever win. I hope they do someday. Hey at least Ocotpath will be in the running and I hope it at least wins for best music. If Nier can then it's possible.

Zeldafan641829d ago

Haven't played Octopath yet but I have a hard time believing that it has a better soundtrack than Xenoblade.

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Epic Games CEO addresses layoffs, reveals future of Fortnite

After laying off numerous employees, Tim Sweeney, the company’s founder and CEO, sent an email about the situation. The 52-year-old businessman clarified why the layoffs happened and even shed some light on the future of Fortnite.

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Jin_Sakai4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Good on them doing this at least.

“we’re offering a severance package that includes six months base pay and in the US/Canada/Brazil six months of Epic-paid healthcare. We’re offering to accelerate people’s stock option vesting schedule through the end of 2024 and are giving two additional years from today to exercise the options. In the US we’re also offering to vest any unearned profit sharing from their 401k. And we’ll provide benefits including career transition services and visa support where we can.”

Knightofelemia4d ago

I wonder how much of a bonus the CEO will get after this decision?


Would be "too much" for us, but probably it's "not enough" for the greedy bastard...


Epic makes way too much money to have to lay people off of the spent that money smartly. Tim wasted money on exclusives for their store when it could have gone to paychecks for people.

Mikeyy3d ago

Epic put all their eggs in one basket with fortnite, they should have continued with the development of unreal tournament and got that game going as an arena shooter that's free to play with a huge cosmetic cash shop.

But your CEO knows what their doing.... laying off people so the board doesn't see exactly how much you stuck. The usual playbook.