Unicorn Overlord Debuts with 74k Physical Copies Sold in Japan

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The newest Vanillaware title, the fantasy strategy RPG Unicorn Overlord, was released last week on March 8, 2024, and sales tracker Famitsu reports that 74,186  physical copies were sold during the first week in Japan.

This Famitsu estimated sales data for Unicorn Overlord in Japan are of sales ranging from March 4 to March 10, 2024. The number of copies sold does not include digital downloads of the game.

Much like 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim when it was released in November 2019, Atlus issued an apology for stock shortages for the physical version in Japan. The game had a good start in terms of sales, with the Switch version ranking 1st for weekly game sales with 40,991 units, the PS5 version ranking 3rd with 24,398 units, and the PS4 version ranking 8th with 8,797 units.

After a lengthy 10-year, on-and-off development period, Vanillaware had exhausted their development budget for Unicorn Overlord.

Vanillaware Opening Sales Comparison

A comparison to the Japanese opening sales (followed by lifetime sales) of all previous Vanillaware games by Famitsu Sales, via Games Data Library.

  1. [PS3+PSV] Dragon’s Crown (Atlus) {2013-07-25} — 184,537 / 275,061
  2. [PS4+PS3+PSV] Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (Atlus) {2016-01-14} — 81,786 / 140,904
  3. [NSW+PS4+PS5] (Atlus) {2024-03-08} — 74,186 / NEW
  4. [PSP] Grand Knights History (Marvelous AQL) {2011-09-01} – 63,672 / 114,094
  5. [PS2] Odin Sphere (Atlus) {2007-05-17} – 60,820 / 96,280
  6. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth (Marvelous AQL) {2013-03-28} – 39,248 / 84,216
  7. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus) {2019-11-28} – 34,608 / 87,601
  8. [NSW] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Atlus) {2022-04-14} – 27,199 / 48,081
  9. [WII] Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Marvelous AQL) {2009-04-09} – 23,900 / 45,825
  10. [PS2] GrimGrimoire (Nippon Ichi Software) {2007-04-12} – 14,865 / 36,586
  11. [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro (Atlus) {2018-02-08} – 9,759 / 25,467
  12. [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – Music and Art Clips {2019-03-14} — 5,345 / 5,345
  13. [NDS] Kumatanchi (Dimple Entertainment) {2008-09-25} – 3,500 / 5,567

Unicorn Overlord was released worldwide for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms on March 8, 2024.

Famitsu