Tales of Xillia has crossed the 500,000 mark in shipments, Namco Bandai announced today. The game was released just yesterday.
Word of the game's success already came ahead of release. Two weeks ago, producer Makoto Yoshizumi revealed that the game had become the most pre-ordered Tales game ever. (See this story).
Anecdotally, retailers have been reporting strong early sales, with many even claiming sellouts.
In its statement announcing the shipment figure today, Namco Bandai attributed the success in part to expectations due to this being the series' 15th anniversary, and to the variety of collaborations it held with the likes of Ayumi Hamasaki and Namco Namja Town.