Back in May, Atlus released Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster (SMT3) on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC, and though it really could have used some of the quality-of-life enhancements introduced in its sequels, it was still a challenging, high-quality dungeon crawler. Now, we finally have an inkling of how well the game has performed. As part of the product description for a 1/1 scale Demi-fiend statue (which retails for a whopping 495,000 yen, or $4,365 USD), Atlus director Kazuyuki Yamai revealed that Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster sales have topped 500,000 units. Those are pretty solid numbers for a pricey $50 remaster of a PlayStation 2 game.
Of course, for just $10 more, you can purchase Shin Megami Tensei V exclusively on Nintendo Switch this coming week. As our review detailed, this new entry is a spectacular evolution of the franchise, adding a huge new exploration element that perfectly complements the existing challenging combat systems. If you’re a newcomer to the franchise and worried about the learning curve though, don’t worry, as we will have plenty of guides ready to help you thrive on launch day.
Anyway, if Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster sales have surpassed 500,000 as an older title with a high price tag, perhaps a brand new, innovative RPG like Shin Megami Tensei V will have a chance to crack a million. Granted, the fact that this title is only launching on Switch will restrict its sale potential somewhat, but considering more than 90 million people own a Nintendo Switch — it shouldn’t be that serious a problem.