Etrian Mystery Dungeon - A Huge Seller
The newest addition to the Etrian Odyssey series isn't a main series game like the long awaited Etrian Odyssey V or one of the Untold remake games. It's Etrian Mystery Dungeon, a collaboration between Spike Chunsoft and Atlus.
The unexpected crossover is set to be released in North America next month, and it seems like the excellent sales in Japan say how excited people were for it to come out. The game had just been released in Japan last week, and it's already a sell out! In just a little over one week, EMD sold over 65,000 copies, according to Media Create. It sold 91.96% of the copies available, making Atlus ask for customers to be patient for restocking.
EMD did better in its first week than Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight did in its first week. Released last November, EOU 2 sold almost 60 thousand (59,531, to be exact).
With that much sold within the first week of it being released, Atlus probably has high hopes for Etrian Mystery Dungeon's North American release. The game comes out next month on April 7th, though a preorder is already available. The preorder bonus is a CD with rough recordings of the soundtrack and a book with the game's art. The price is set at $39.99.