NEO: The World Ends With You Narrowly Outsells Skyward Sword HD in Japan on the Former’s Opening Week

Famitsu has published the video game sales figures for the first week of August in Japan, and some surprising results have arisen. The recently released NEO: The World Ends With You has sold around 18,799 copies for its Nintendo Switch version, narrowly outselling The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD during the same week, which sold around 18,620 units.

Personally, even though this was not Skyward Sword’s opening week, and the triumph of NEO’s success is rather slight, it is still relieving to see the latter receiving some degree of success. The title, unfortunately, had poor marketing in the West, and many fans obviously want to see this game sell well since The World Ends With You is not exactly an immensely popular IP. With that being said, try to support this sequel even if you are just remotely interested. These sales figures will likely decide the future of this series and whether Square views it as a viable IP to further develop.

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 like something was off, which leads him to witness a psychic battle in the center of the Scramble Crossing. This is when he’s introduced to the “Reapers’ Game.” Sadly, this game comes with a few life-threatening rules: You cease to exist if you don’t win. So now, Rindo and his friend Fret fight against other players to find a way home.

NEO: The World Ends With You is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.


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