Etrian Odyssey V Expected to be the Best Selling Release in the Series at 200k Sales


Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth was released in Japan yesterday on August 4, 2016, and Japanese sales blog ore-no-web4th (which had previously hinted at Persona 5‘s release date) expects it to be the best selling game in the series.

Similar to Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, the sell-through rate—i.e. the percentage of sales from the original shipment—for Etrian Odyssey V during its first day on sale in Japan was 60%, which is considered good.

As a result, the blog expects EOV to eventually reach a total of about 200,000 copies sold in Japan, which would make it the highest selling release in the series thus far.

Previous Series Sales

Media Create sales tracker numbers for previously released Etrian Odyssey games, ordered from highest selling to the lowest (opening sales followed by lifetime sales, with the original sell-through rate in brackets):

  1. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan {2012-07-05} — 95,506 / 157,483 [75,68%]
  2. [NDS] Etrian Odyssey III: The Downed City {2010-04-01} — 87,765 / 141,899 [74,75%]
  3. [NDS] Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard {2008-02-21} — 68,913 / 134,347 [59,57%]
  4. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl {2013-06-27} — 88,278 / 129,704 [67,15%]
  5. [NDS] Etrian Odyssey {2007-01-18} — 32,511 / 94,951 [85.00%]
  6. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon {2015-03-05} — 72,038 / 91,657 [Famitsu sales numbers]
  7. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight {2014-11-27} — 59,531 / 78,382 [67,64%]

Previously, the last mainline release, Etrian Odyssey IV, was the best selling game in the series with 157k copies sold.

EOV Lottery
Etrian Odyssey V launch lottery in Akihabara, Tokyo.

Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth was released for the Nintendo 3DS on August 4, 2016 in Japan.

— ore-no-web4th