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Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition announced for Switch (2020)

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Nice, should make for a nice addition.



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PAOerfulone said:
It's one of my favorite games of all time and one of the greatest RPGs ever made. The one biggest regret I had about it was that it never had the sales to reflect its quality. It was released right at the end of the Wii's life cycle when it was already dead, everyone had moved on to next Gen, and its release was rather limited... Almost didn't even happen (Remember Operation: Rainfall?) And then it got a port to the New 3DS which butchered its sales potential even more. Now we'll finally get to see it live up to its TRUE potential.

Buy this, play this, and you'll thank me later!

The Wii wasn't doing all that badly in the summer of 2011, plus the game came out in 2010 in Japan during one of the strongest years in Nintendo's history. Over 100 million software sales in Fiscal 2012. For comparison's sake, more software sold on the Wii than the lifetime total software shipped to the Wii U. It's also about 50% the total software that has shipped to the Switch over the course of its lifetime, not too bad for a system you considered to be dead at the time.

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New areas are certainly needed to pique my interest in a port, but the in-game achievement list hopefully reduces the number of times needed for that one achievement that I never got on the Wii because it was so tiresome. I think it was about pressing B at the right time during battles and 3,000 times at that. 1,000 times would have been much more reasonable because the rest of the achievements used manageable marks.



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I missed out on the Wii version... And by the time I got a New 3DS, there were none available for a reasonable price. Finally.
Xenoblade 2 is one of my all time favourites. Can't wait to try this.



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Day 1 buy. I can't believe they actually did this.



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I wasn't super excited about this announcement at first because I've already played this game on two different consoles...
But then I realized they were showing a bunch of scenery that was cut from the final game...
If there's new content, then I'm triple dipping...



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Jumpin said:
PAOerfulone said:
It's one of my favorite games of all time and one of the greatest RPGs ever made. The one biggest regret I had about it was that it never had the sales to reflect its quality. It was released right at the end of the Wii's life cycle when it was already dead, everyone had moved on to next Gen, and its release was rather limited... Almost didn't even happen (Remember Operation: Rainfall?) And then it got a port to the New 3DS which butchered its sales potential even more. Now we'll finally get to see it live up to its TRUE potential.

Buy this, play this, and you'll thank me later!

That's not true at all. The game came out in the Western market in the summer of 2011, even earlier in Japan. In 2011, 171+ million games sold on the Wii, it was one of the strongest years of software sales in the history of any Nintendo console.

Very selectively. It only came out in Europe in 2011 which only accounted for 19 million of those game sales. 

It didn't launch in North America until April 2012 and it was GameStop exclusive, hence why I say limited. AND Wii game sales in North America had dropped from 71+ million to roughly 39 million. 

The only things that were selling on the Wii at that point were the Wii series, which was losing steam, Mario Kart Wii, NSMB. Wii, DKC Returns, Just Dance, shovelware, shovelware, and more shovelware. The only major release the Wii had to look forward to those last 2 years was Skyward Sword. 

As for Japan in 2010, out of the 182+ million Wii game sales in 2010, only around 12 million came from Japan, which was by far the weakest of the 3 major regions for consoles, not just the Wii. 

Xenoblade sold around 160k in Japan, which was good. But by the time the game came overseas, the Wii was dying fast (Europe, 2011) or already dead (N. America, 2012).

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Fuck yes.I would have prefered to see a new original IP(Since I have already played XC 1 to death), but this is great news.

But it makes me wonder: since its a faithful remake/remaster, is it really Monolith the one that is developing?



PAOerfulone said:
Jumpin said:

That's not true at all. The game came out in the Western market in the summer of 2011, even earlier in Japan. In 2011, 171+ million games sold on the Wii, it was one of the strongest years of software sales in the history of any Nintendo console.

Very selectively. It only came out in Europe in 2011 which only accounted for 19 million of those game sales. 

It didn't launch in North America until April 2012 and it was GameStop exclusive, hence why I say limited. AND Wii game sales in North America had dropped from 71+ million to roughly 39 million. 

The only things that were selling on the Wii at that point were the Wii series, which was losing steam, Mario Kart Wii, NSMB. Wii, DKC Returns, Just Dance, shovelware, shovelware, and more shovelware. The only major release the Wii had to look forward to those last 2 years was Skyward Sword. The Wii was dead.

As for Japan in 2010, out of the 182+ million Wii game sales in 2010, only around 12 million came from Japan, which was by far the weakest of the 3 major territories for consoles, not just the Wii. 

100 million+ sales in Fiscal Year 2012 is not dead. You're just flat out lying.



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I’ll gladly buy this again (for the fourth time). One of the best games of all time. Glad they are boosting the graphics. Super excited about this. Now they need to bring over X and pump out 3 or X-2!