XSEED Games has announced two big milestones for two Nintendo Switch games in the west.
Story fo Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, which launched earlier this month, sold over 100,000 copies in a week on Nintendo Switch in the west. Rune Factory 4 Special, which launched on February 25, has also hit 100,000 units in 5 months.
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XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc. today announced that STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town has become the company’s fastest-selling title to reach 100,000 units on a single platform in North America. Previously held by the first release in the renamed series on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, STORY OF SEASONS, this expanded remake of the beloved 2003 Game Boy Advance farming/life sim reached the milestone on Nintendo Switch™ within one week after launching on July 14, 2020.Since its release, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town has charmed critics and fans alike, reaching a Metacritic score of 78 for the Nintendo Switch™, and an “Overwhelmingly Positive” sentiment on Steam with 96% positive user reviews. See what critics have had to say about the latest entry in the STORY OF SEASONS franchise published by XSEED Games:“Diving into the world surrounding Mineral Town will make the hours pass quicker than you thought possible.” – Nintendo Switch, 9/10, Gamer Escape“All in all, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town succeeds as a lovely experience that’s sure to become a new favorite.” – PC, 4.5/5, Hardcore Gamer“Heartwarming character interactions, easy to grasp farming mechanics, and a nice variety of side activities prove to make this release a potent and worthwhile entry in this long-running series.” – Nintendo Switch, 8/10, Nintendo Life“It’s a perfect mesh of old and new that feels well pitched for both veterans and newcomers to enjoy.” – Nintendo Switch, 5/5, TheGamerSTORY OF SEASONS’ fantasy themed spin-off, Rune Factory, also reached the same sales milestone in North America this month, marking a summer of great growth for the company’s farming simulation titles. Rune Factory 4 Special, which launched on the Nintendo Switch™ system on February 25, 2020, reached the 100,000 unit sales milestone in less than five months in North America.Rune Factory 4 Special’s hybrid of farming and dungeon adventuring gameplay, combined with new content and dual audio support, delighted critics when it launched earlier this year earning a Metacritic score of 81. Here are some of the great things press have said about the popular title’s recent remaster:“Rune Factory 4 Special is an amazing game.” – 9/10, DualShockers“Playing Rune Factory 4 Special reminded me of why I was so attracted to these games as a kid and reinvigorated my love for the franchise again.” – 9/10, RPG Site“Any Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, or Rune Factory fan should definitely check this one out on Nintendo Switch, as it has one of the most charismatic worlds I’ve seen in a game in the genre yet” – 4/5, Twinfinite