Square Enix has said that Trials of Mana sales has “significantly surpassed” the company’s expectations. The game released for Nintendo Switch and other platforms in April this year, and its success was referenced in a recent investor Q&A with Yosuke Matsuda, president and representative director for Square Enix. When asked about how “new and catalog HD games” were selling, he stated the following:
Sales of “TRIALS OF MANA” are so strong that they have significantly surpassed our initial expectations. In regards to catalog titles, we are seeing growth in digital sales from our library, especially of titles featuring our core IP, and this is despite not engaging in any special promotions. In addition, unrelated to HD games, revenue generated from one-off sales of smartphone games also grew in 1Q.
We thought that Trials of Mana was quite solid in our review. It definitely seems as though, just like with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it has benefited from people turning to games as a form of entertainment in the first half of this year. Lockdown measures are easing around the world. Things aren’t expected to change much before Christmas though. Maybe we’ll see a similar situation with other games on Nintendo Switch this year, such as with Pikmin 3 Deluxe.