Today Kadokawa Games announced that its visual novel/adventure game √Letter – Root Letter has achieved a new sales milestone.
The game’s physical shipments and digital sales across PS4, PS Vita and PC have now passed 300,000, which is definitely quite the achievement considering that it’s a niche game. The number has been reached after the release on Steam last week. Of these 300,000 copies, 200,000 were sold by January, when the game was still a PlayStation exclusive.
Root Letter tells the story of a man in his thirties living in Tokyo, temporarily moving to Shimane Prefecture in order to locate an penpal from his school days. Unfortunately, things are much more complicated than they appear, and mysteries pile onto each other, delivering revelation after revealtion.
The game features character design by LovePlus artist Mino Taro providing the game with a really charming look.
Incidentally, this result is promising for those who would like to see more games by Kadokawa on steam, especially considering that President Yoshimi Yasuda promised that some would come “in the near future.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the game and want to know more, you can read my own review. It’s a very unique game, providing a really intriguing look on a little known region of Japan, and a fascinating mystery story. You can also enjoy our interview with Director Zin Hasegawa. from last Year’s Tokyo Game Show.
It’ll also be interesting to see what the next “Kadokawa Mystery Game” will be, since the publisher has been holding auditions for the role of the heroine.