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Etrian Odyssey V Tops Japanese Sales Charts on Debut

Etrian Odyssey V has topped Japanese sales charts in it’s debut week, with 92,518 units sold in just 3 days.

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The numbers from Media Create show a very strong opening for the game in the Japanese market. It was received quite well by the Japanese magazine Famitsu. They awarded the game a 35/40 and praised it’s changes to the character creation system.

The previous entry in the main series of EO games, Etrian Odyssey IV, sold over 100,000 units in it’s debut week. It saw the strongest sales in the series to date.

While EOV’s did open with slightly lower numbers, I think it’s still an impressive showing. The game released halfway through the tracked week and still beat out it’s closest competitor Dragon Ball Fusions by roughly 15,000 copies.

In addition, the Nintendo 3DS is 4 years older at this point and I’m certain many owners have hung up their 3DS for good by now. I wonder if the series will move to the Nintendo NX or smartphones in the future?

You can find our previous coverage of Etrian Odyssey V here.

It still hasn’t been announced for a Western localization, so if you’re anxious to play it, you can order it from Play Asia.

Source: [ Gematsu, via SegaBits ]

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Etrian Odyssey V Reviewed in Famitsu, Scored 35/40

Etrian Odyssey V was reviewed in Famitsu and has landed a 35/40 score with glowing praise for it’s character creation system.

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The game was released this past week in Japan on August 4th, 2016 and can be ordered from the usual outlets. A collector’s edition is still available that’s a good deal more expensive but comes with a nice hardcover artbook, DLC and more.

A Western release has yet to be announced for the game. Hit the jump to read the reviews! Continue reading

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse – Story Trailer & Retail Exclusive DLC

If you haven’t been paying attention to my write-ups or videos on Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse over the past year or so, then this video will fill you in on the overall plot of the game!

For the rest of us, it’s an opportunity to soak in some of the animation and voice acting in the game, while giving us a small fix to hold us over.

Atlus also revealed some retailer exclusive DLC costumers for gamers who pre-order their copies of the game. I know, we hate it when this stuff gets split up. It’s lame, I got it. Don’t shoot the messenger!

First up is the GSEB Power Suit available from GameStop / EB Games.

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Next up is the Amazon Prime Suit. Get it? Get it?!?

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Finally, we have the Best Buy Retail Hero costume. It’s got a blue top. Just like they were at Best Buy. In other news, this retail chain still exists somehow!

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The real deal is that no matter where you buy or pre-order Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, this Summer 2016 release can’t come soon enough!

Obviously, Amazon Prime has a killer deal for pre-order, with the price being just $39.99 shipped to your door. That’s where I’m ordering mine!

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