Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra

Global Total as of 21st Oct 2017 (units): 0.37m
Platform: PlayStation 2
Developer: Monolith Soft Genre: Role-Playing

Total Units

North America: 0.09m 25.3%
+ Europe: 0.07m 19.7%
+ Japan: 0.18m 48.4%
+ Rest of the World: 0.02m 6.6%
= Global 0.37m

Release History

Xenosaga Episode III: Tsaratusutora wa Kaku Katariki NamcoJapan06th July 2006Retail
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra NamcoNorth America29th August 2006Retail

Game Overview

Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra is a role-playing game developed by Monolith Soft and released on PlayStation 2.


Iveyboi (on 07 June 2012)
Too bad episode 2 turned off so many. 3
was well done despite the budget
Mutiverse37 (on 03 August 2009)

SE owns the Xenogears
franchise while NB owns the Xenosaga
name. Takahashi can go and work wherever
he wants. The story was never completed.
He scripted six games, and only was able
to release three (Ep II was actually the
second have of Ep I) There is a lot of
story left to tell. I was just pondering
who would fund him to make more games.
SE won't NB won't either and Nintendo?
I doubt it. Most publishers in Japan see
him as a failure who uses all and more
of the budgets he is given and the sales
only break even. He is a talented story
teller and it is a shame he was forced
to stop. In USA we got all three games
and I would like more. I know it will
never happen, but MS is the wealthiest
company on earth and could afford to
fund it. I always wonder if MS was
flooded with letters of gamers who would
buy the games. Who knows what would
happen. Intrigued?
Zuhyc (on 31 July 2009)
@ Mutiverse37:

-MS wants popular
franchises, this is probably too small
of a franchise.
- NB owns the
franchise, not the creator
- The story
is finished
namdo (on 17 July 2009)
This game was too amazing. the best in
the series by far.
Mutiverse37 (on 08 July 2009)
Beyond?? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
That's a good one. I, of course, was
refering to the resources that Microsoft
has. Takahashi had the door slammed shut
on him by NB and Nintendo won't green
light a Xenosaga project, but Microsoft
has the resources to get it done, if
they were motivated. The point I was
making, is if he went to them, and
convinced them to fund a Xeno project I
think it would be pretty cool. Would you
buy his games? Can you think of another
company that could/would do it?
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