Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Shin Megami Tensei V surpasses other popular JRPGs in UK retail stores

Yesterday, UK chart data showed that Shin Megami Tensei V succeeded in winning the 9th spot in the first week of the market. For a JRPG dedicated to the Nintendo platform on a physical UK chart, it’s very impressive, and further analysis gives a better insight into how well it works.

Christopher Dring of GamesIndustry.biz shared an interesting sales comparison between Atlus’ new game and a previous JRPG release in the UK. He states that SMTV is “60% more than Bravely Default II, 43% more than Monster Hunter Stories 2, and 23% more.” Tales of Arise“. To be on the safe side, all this data is related to boxed sales only.

Of course, the past few years have shown that Britain’s attitude towards Nintendo seems to have changed somewhat. For a long time, PlayStation and Xbox titles dominated charts and store shelves, but it’s not uncommon to see half of the top ten swallowed by Nintendo these days due to the success of Switch.

Perhaps this is the reason why Shin Megami Tensei V contributed to sales at the opening weekend. Or maybe the game is a “modern masterpiece.” In any case, the future looks a little brighter for British JRPG fans.