As we predicted in our weekend poll, Tales of Arise has been an immediate smash hit for Bandai Namco. The publisher has revealed that the role-playing title surpassed 1 million copies sold in just a few days, making it the fastest selling Tales game ever. It also pushes total sales for the series past 25 million units.
"We are very proud and humbled to see fans and newcomers reception playing Tales of Arise," says producer Yusuke Tomizawa. "Our goal with this title was to open the franchise to as many players as possible while maintaining the Tales of DNA and uniqueness that has allowed the franchise to stay strong for more than 25 years. We would like to thank players for their support."
It's a welcome sight, because we think Tales of Arise is a fantastic release. We gave it a 9/10 in our Tales of Arise PS5 review, concluding: "Tales of Arise went above and beyond our expectations. With its picturesque landscapes instilling a real sense of adventure, it's easily one of the strongest, most cohesive Tales games to date."
It'll be interesting to see whether sales maintain momentum over the next couple of weeks, but either way, we're probably looking at the highest selling Tales title when all's said and done.