Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra

Global Total as of 30th Sep 2017 (units): 0.37m
Platform: PlayStation 2
Developer: Monolith Soft Genre: Role-Playing

Japan First Ten Weeks (Units)

Week EndingWeekWeeklyChangeTotal
08th July 20061122,370N/A122,370
15th July 2006219,003-84.5%141,373
22nd July 200639,864-48.1%151,237
29th July 200646,796-31.1%158,033
05th August 200654,605-32.2%162,638
12th August 200663,288-28.6%165,926
19th August 200672,988-9.1%168,914
26th August 200682,231-25.3%171,145
02nd September 200691,660-25.6%172,805
09th September 2006101,227-26.1%174,032

Japan Annual Summary (Units)



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?
View all