Project X Zone Struggles At Japanese Retail
Posted by Damien McFerran
Crossover RPG limps to 100,000 copies
Namco Bandai's much-hyped tactical RPG Project X Zone isn't performing as well as expected in its native Japan, with just 12,450 sold during the week of Monday 15th October. That brings the game's total sales to 97,989 units since its launch a week before.
In contrast, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has managed to shift almost twice as many copies in the same time frame.
Selling 100,000 copies of a game in the current climate isn't too shabby, but Namco Bandai clearly had massive expectations for Project X Zone. A collaboration between Namco, Sega and Capcom, the RPG has received a lot of attention - both in Japan and overseas. Hopes for a western localisation remain, although the less-than-spectacular commercial performance in Japan may deter the publisher from taking the risk.