It’s the launch weekend for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and although there was a lot of demand for the physical versions of the game, it seems plenty of people are still picking up the digital version of the title.
For some, these purchases may have even been due to the delays associated with the fancier collector’s versions. According to the eShop charts in the US, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now out in front of Minecraft.
Even games like Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – two titles that just received DLC updates. Digimon Survive has also snuck into the sixth spot, with Live A Live in 9th place, at the time of writing.
It’s the same situation in locations like the UK – Xenoblade is out in front, ahead of games like Among Us, FIFA 22, and Mario Kart. And in Japan, the game is also in the top spot. To add to this, it’s charting on websites like Amazon as well.
Once again, it’s not a bad start for an RPG series like this. The previous game Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sold over 2 million copies, and the original game’s Definitive Edition on Switch has shifted more than 1.5 million copies.