Somethings about Nintendo this Week:
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 marks the best debut for the franchise in the UK so far, as sales are up by a third compared to Xenoblade Chronicles X, which was released on the Wii U two years ago. Xenoblade Chronicles X sold around 10,500 copies in the UK in its first week, so Xenoblade Chronicles 2 should be at about 14,000. First week sales for the original Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii were at 6,000, so the series has been experiencing a steady growth.
Super Mario Odyssey continues to dominate. It has been the best-selling Switch game each week since its debut in late October, and it has now overtaken The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the second best-selling Switch game this year. It remains to be seen if it can take the #1 spot from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, though at its current pace, it’s certainly possible.