Nintendo Q2FY2023 Results: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has shipped 1.72 million units; Arceus at 13.91 million

Nintendo has released its quarterly financials [PDF] for Q2 of the 2023 fiscal year (April 2022 through September 2022), and we have gotten some sales number updates on some big Nintendo RPGs.

As usual, there's always quite a bit to sift through if you want information on all of Nintendo's catalog, but here at RPG Site, we'll focus on the RPG (or related) sales data.


Most notably, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has shipped 1.72 million units as of September 30, 2022. To put that into some context, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sold 1.31 million units within its first few months of sales, while Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition sold 1.32 million units in its first quarter of sale

For even more context, the 2022 CESA White Book has Xenoblade Chronicles 2 at 2.44 million units, and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition at 1.68 million units, as of December 31, 2021. [Thanks Perfectly Nintendo

Two other RPG-related updates are now available with Nintendo's latest results:

  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus has sold 1.28 million units since April 2022, putting it at 13.91 million units lifetime.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold another cool 1.22 million units this fiscal year. It's now at 27.79 million units lifetime. It's the 4th best-selling Switch title after Mario Kart 8 DeluxeAnimal Crossing: New Horizons, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

When next we get numbers from Nintendo, we'll be able to see how Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet compare to Arceus and other Pokemon entries.