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Xenoblade Chronicles Is The Fifth Most Pre-Ordered Game In The United States

This weeks pre-order charts courtesy of VGChartz show that Monolith Soft’s forthcoming JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles is the fifth most pre-ordered title in the United States. The critically acclaimed game has had a surge of pre-orders this week bumping it comfortably into the top five. Here’s the top ten pre-ordered video games in the United States.

Pos Name Platform Weeks Weekly Change Total
1 Diablo III PC 7 34,774 506,212
2 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier X360 8 6,676 246,270
3 Kinect Star Wars X360 1 4,620 234,252
4 Halo 4 X360 N/A 3,288 204,087
5 Xenoblade Chronicles Wii 1 18,798 187,091
6 Luigi’s Mansion 2 3DS N/A 1,180 107,921
7 Borderlands 2 X360 25 4,916 107,086
8 BioShock Infinite X360 29 1,862 106,386
9 Max Payne 3 X360 7 2,898 101,257
10 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PS3 8 1,697 88,166

Xenoblade Triumphs Over The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword For GameSpot’s Wii Game Of 2011

GameSpot has awarded the fantastic Xenoblade Chronicles Wii game of 2011 beating the mighty Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Judging from the Youtube comments it seems a few people are shaking their heads over this decision. I can see why GameSpot had such a hard time deciding as they’re both fantastic games.

Nintendo Wii: Fancy Winning The Last Story And Pandora’s Tower For Wii?

Nintendo Europe is currently running a competition in which you could win a copy of The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower when both games come to Europe next year. To be in for a chance of winning all you need to do is submit what you think is the best thing about Xenoblade Chronicles to Nintendo’s own Xenoblade Chronicles YouTube channel. The closing date for the competition is October 18th. Best of luck!

Nintendo Wii: Operation Rainfall Begins Phase Two

Operation Rainfall, the US group that are petitioning to get Xenoblade Chronicles, Pandora’s Tower and The Last Story released in America, have started Phase Two of their campaign.

Phase Two involves getting as many people as possible to download Final Fantasy (NES) on the Wii Virtual Console on August 19th (to coincide with the Xenoblade Chronicles European launch date) European Wii owners can also help by purchasing the amazing Xenoblade Chronicles on August 19th.

“. . .as part of Phase Two we want to encourage everyone to make a single Virtual Console purchase on your Wii system. We specifically ask that as many as possible download “Final Fantasy (NES)” on the date of August 19, 2011 (to coincide with the Xenoblade Chronicles’ European launch date). Final Fantasy costs 500 Nintendo points and is published by Nintendo.”

Nintendo Wii: Nintendo America Watching Xenoblade Sales In Europe Before Committing To Releasing It In The US

As I had previously assumed it looks as though Nintendo of America are looking to gauge interest in European sales of Xenoblade Chronicles before deciding to release the game in the United States. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told IGN that the company is looking closely to see how well Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower all do in Europe before committing to releasing them in the US.

“We will be watching very closely what happens in Europe,” Fils-Aime told me. “Certainly if there are business opportunities and positive consumer uptake from some of those titles, that will be great data for us to consider as we look at what to do with these titles.”

Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Of America Reiterates No Plans For Xenoblade, The Last Story Via Letter

Nintendo of America has written to a fan reiterating that it currently has no plans to bring Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower to the United States. Sadly there’s absolutely nothing new in the letter, but it’s nice to see that someone at Nintendo has personally taken the time out to write to a member of Operation Rainfall.



Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Confirm Xenoblade Is Coming A Month Early To Europe

Nintendo UK has confirmed via a press release that Xenoblade Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii will be coming to Europe a month earlier than expected. Xenoblade Chronicles is now scheduled to be released on the 19th August. The game was originally meant to be released September 2nd. As I reported yesterday the reasoning behind the move is because Nintendo Europe wish to capitalize on the hype surrounding the title thanks to Operation Rainfall.

Source: Nintendo UK press release