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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Had Biggest UK Launch in Franchise History

Nintendo Switch-excusive action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has biggest UK launch in entire franchise history.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Had Biggest UK Launch in Franchise History

Over a week before launch, Nintendo Switch-excusive 2022 action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles 3 by developer Monolith Soft and publisher Nintendo was leaked as gameplay videos and screenshots were found across social media.

Newest mainline entry in Xenoblade Chronicles series was positively received by critics and fans alike on review aggregation site Metacritic. Also, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 sees largest UK launch in history of franchise in terms of UK boxed sales.

According to recent sales data shared on, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 becomes a best-selling boxed game in UK charts. On its launch week, XC3 is crowned as biggest Xeno game that narrowly dethroned Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Apparently, previous two Xenoblade games on Switch console, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 made more money at launch in comparison to Xenoblade 3, probably due to high price tag of special editions.

Nintendo had to delay Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Collector's Edition pre-orders for European fans earlier due to unforeseen logistical issues. However, its contents were sold separately and they promised to make it available shortly after launch.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is fifth biggest Switch launch behind games like Kirby and The Forgotten Land as well as Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It also topped Horizon Forbidden West and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge in sales.