Results are In, Far from Good
You may have forgotten by now that Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood had, until this month, not yet been localizd and released in Japan.
Apparently, Japanese Sonic fans forgot too.
According to GoNintendo, the game, called Sonic Chronicles: Invaders from the Dark Dimension in the land of the rising sun, only sold about 2,100 copies in its launch week. A second estimate from VGChartz.com puts the figure slightly lower, to a more exact 2,095.
There are several factors to consider when digesting this information. The Japanese edition of Chronicles was not promoted that well in the territory; while it had a dedicated website, there wasn’t much else meant to expose Japanese audiences to the RPG. The game also wasn’t the worst seller in Japan for the week. A few other new titles couldn’t break the 1,000 barrier.
There’s also the matter of how well Chronicles fared domestically. While the polarizing Sonic Unleashed has sold well over 2 million copies worldwide, Chronicles is just south of the 700,000 mark, with only about 420,000 units sold in North America. according to VGChartz.com.
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