Bandai Namco has revealed its visual novel meets tactical RPG Digimon Survive has sold more than half a million units since its release in late July. First announced all the way back in 2018, the title was delayed multiple times and then was suddenly dated for July of this year. Considering the less than organised development time, this sales milestone may be deemed a success.
The closes comparison point for the franchise on PS4 would be Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, which with its Hacker's Memory re-release included, sold over 1.5 million copies. Digimon Survive has a ways to go if it wants to beat Cyber Sleuth, but Bandai Namco thanks "everyone who has supported Digimon games" all the same.
In our Digimon Survive PS4 review, we praised its story and addictive levelling systems, concluding: "Digimon Survive's uniquely dark take on the standard Digimon storyline is enough to carry a title that's sometimes poorly paced and basic in its approach to gameplay. A visual novel with RPG elements bolted on, it's difficult not to feel as though the creature taming and combat aspects of Survive could have been bigger and better. But ultimately, a mix of endearing characters and eye-opening plot points make this another worthwhile adventure in the digital world."
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