Famitsu has released video game sales for the first week of August in Japan and has come up with some surprising results. The recently released NEO: The World Ends With You has sold around 18,799 copies for its Nintendo Switch version and narrowly surpassed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD in the same week, which sold around 18,620 units.
In person, even if this wasn’t the opening week of Skyward Sword and the triumph of NEO’s success has been minor, it’s still relieving to see the latter receiving some success. Unfortunately, the title has had poor marketing in the west and a lot of fans obviously want this game to sell well as The World Ends With You isn’t exactly an immensely popular IP. So try to support this sequel even if you’re only remotely interested. These sales numbers will likely determine the future of this series and whether Square sees it as a viable IP for further development.
If you missed it, be sure to check out our review for the Nintendo Switch version of the title.
The story of NEO: The World Ends With You takes place in Shibuya. However, the main protagonist Rindo felt that something was wrong, which led him to witness a psychological battle at the center of the Scramble Crossing. At this point the “Reapers’ Game” is introduced to him. Unfortunately, there are some life-threatening rules in this game: you cease to exist if you don’t win. Now Rindo and his friend Fret fight against other players to find a way home.
NEO: The World Ends With You is currently available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.