Could Xenoblade Chronicles 2 finally be getting the hype it deserves? With just over 2 million sales worldwide since its 2017 release – take Breath of the Wild’s 23 million sales as a comparison – it’s still the best-selling Xenoblade game by about half a million.
Following the announcement that Pyra and Mythra are going to be added to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, people have been rushing to check out the girls (or, er, girl) in action. As a result, copies of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are out of stock on Amazon Japan, and the US version of Amazon is running out of stock, too.
It could be argued that this was Nintendo’s plan all along – Smash Bros. has the power to revitalise a flagging series, or draw attention to an underrated one. Perhaps, though, Nintendo is merely setting the stage for a whole new Xenoblade game – or a Switch port of Xenoblade Chronicles X. We can hope, can’t we?
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