Nintendo DS

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Was Marvelous’ Biggest Success Last Year


Marvelous posted Japanese sales numbers for a bunch of their recent games in an investor presentation. Their most successful title? Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns on the Nintendo DS.


Here’s the full list of games with the numbers:


No More Heroes: 21,000 (Xbox 360)

No More Heroes: 28,000 (PlayStation 3)

No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle: 25,000 (Wii)

Ikki Tousen: Xross Impact: 34,000 (PSP)

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns: 230,000 (Nintendo DS)

Rune Factory Oceans: 49,000 (PS3)

Rune Factory Oceans: 23,000 (Wii)

Fate/Extra: 106,000 (PSP)

Night of the Sacrifice: 5,000 (Wii)


While these sales are for Japan, expect Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns to rack in more sales in the U.S. this year. Natsume have the game planned for both a Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS release.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.