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UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

Posted by Sammy Barker

The Smurfs 2 feeling blue in third

Tales of Xillia got off to a flying start in the UK sales charts, finishing fourth in this week’s bestsellers list. The enjoyable Namco Bandai role-playing game scored favourably in our review, earning itself a respectable 8/10 and a strong recommendation. Despite this, the title couldn’t leapfrog The Smurfs 2, which jumped up into third on the back of the movie’s release.

Elsewhere, The Last of Us started its slow descent down the charts, shuffling into sixth. The rest of the top ten was fleshed out with familiar favourites, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Tomb Raider, and Assassin’s Creed III. You can point your peepers through here for the full run down.

[via chart-track.co.uk]

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MadchesterManc

#1

MadchesterManc said:

The only thing holding me back from purchasing Xillia at the moment is the lack of the original Japanese voice track. Not much of a deal breaker for most people, but I was pretty dismayed when I pulled it from the shelf on saturday n noticed only and English one. I hear the English dub is really good but it still baffles as to why the Japanese one was ommited. I doubt they'd ran out of space on the ol' Blu-ray lol I think ill wait till my fellow JRPG loving friend has finished it n see if it comes recommended

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

@MadchesterManc It's always a shame when they don't include the original Japanese voices. If there's room on the disc, there's no reason why it shouldn't be there.

belmont

#3

belmont said:

@MadchesterManc I have the digital version of Xillia, it is only 9GB so space is not an issue. A representative from X-SEED once said that in order to use JAP voices in a localized game they have to pay the actors a lot of money so they just drop them. It is up to the publisher to pay the money required.

MadchesterManc

#4

MadchesterManc said:

@belmont Aye thats true. Im guessing its like that for all localised games? If so, it seems a little odd to me. Id consider the Tales series to be one of the more popular JRPG's sales wise in the west. If you put it next a more niche series like Hyperdimension Neptunia which has its Japanese voice track, I dont see how the publisher can use that as a viable reason to not include it, unless theres more to it than that. I hear the English dub is really good tho. Maybe they spent a lot of money on that n just wanted to make sure people use it

belmont

#5

belmont said:

@MadchesterManc I agree, Tales is popular here. My guess is that either they spent a lot of money in English voice overs and did not want to pay more or just the jap actors asked for a lot of money while in the Neptunia series they asked for a little money. Anyway the jap voices should obviously be there. I prefer the English ones but it makes sense that jrpg fans want the jap voices.voices. I am afraid that jap voices may end up as paid dlc for a lot of jrpg games in the future.

Snorky

#6

Snorky said:

Definitely one of the things I love about NISA localisations... pretty much all of them have dual audio.

I would actually pay extra to have jap audio for Dragons Crown.

MadchesterManc

#7

MadchesterManc said:

@Snorky Ive gotten so used to dual audio on my JRPG's due to NISA that it baffles me when they are omitted. I guess NISa are just spoiling us :P lol Im actually not against the idea ofpaid DLC for japanese audio either, as long as its reasonably priced but its not very often at the moment when the Japanese audio is removed. Maybe, as @belmont stated, in the future it may end up being the way though. You decided whether to take a punt or not on the Hyperdimension Neptunia series yet?

Snorky

#8

Snorky said:

@MadchesterManc Eventually i'll try the series... but I've got persona 4, Disgaea 3 and Okami HD to play at the moment. I am on the lookout for a copy of the first game though. Who knows though, by the time i'm ready to play it, we might have an announcement for Neptunia on the vita over here in the west! :D You should try some of the Disgaea games!

MadchesterManc

#9

MadchesterManc said:

@Snorky Id say Rebirth will more than likely see a release in the west. Even if it only ends up being a digital release for the Vita id still weep with joy though lol Ive been looking at Disgaea 3 on the Vita lately. Ive yet to get a JRPG other than Persona 4 Golden for my Vita due to most being digital only in the EU n im still rocking a 4GB card. D3 has a retail release but its tough to find. I might just get a 16GB card at the weekend n buy Disgaea 3 and Atelior Totori (loving Rorona on Ps3) as they should keep me going for a while

belmont

#12

belmont said:

@MadchesterManc The Atelier series are my favourite PS3 games. Meruru is coming next month in Vita. While I loved the graphics of Ayesha Totori remains my favourite game due to the story about searching your mother. Rorona will be remaid with Ayesha graphics on Vita and PS3. No word of English version of it or Ayesha 2 but I think we will get them for sure.

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