Wii U Exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles X Makes Japanese Viewers Go Crazy: Overwhelming 98% Positive Feedback

on April 10, 2015 6:07 PM

If you’ve followed my coverage of Xenoblade Chronicles X, you probably already know that the game really makes me squeal with glee every time I see it.

Looks like I’m not the only one, and most of the 31,331 Japanese viewers that watched today’s awesome mecha-focused broadcast on Nico Nico agree.

Nico Nico has a rating system that prompts viewers to vote their approval (or disapproval) of each broadcast, and boy, did they love this one (you can see a screencap of the results at the bottom of the post, with the comments going absolutely bonkers in the background).

  • It was very good: 95.5%
  • It was pretty good: 2.3%
  • It was average: 0.9%
  • It wasn’t very good: 0.2%
  • It was bad: 1.1%

That’s nearly 98% positive feedback (97.8% to be precise). What surprises the most is the absolutely overwhelming 95.5% that voted the most positive option. I can definitely say that in several years of watching gaming content on Nico Nico, I never once saw this kind of crazy result.

For comparison’s sake, the very successful launch count down of the PS4 was liked “only” by 87.8% of the viewers, with 75.2% voting the best option.

I have to admit that after today’s livestream I was almost completely overwhelmed myself. As a massive Xenogears fan, I found the Xenosaga games great, but not as great. The first Xenoblade was also awesome, but not really close to the original. Watching the mecha gameplay today, I had tears in my eyes.

Hopefully Nintendo’s dreadfully slow localization won’t make us wait too long.


 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.