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Root Letter Series Sales Surpassed 500,000 Worldwide

Root Letter series sales surpass 500000 worldwide

Kadokawa Games announced that the Root Letter series’ total sales had surpassed 500,000 units. This number combined physical and digital worldwide sales of both the original 2016 game and the 2018 live-action version, Root Letter: Last Answer. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

Root Letter is a visual novel where the player visits Shimane Prefecture in Japan to investigate the whereabouts of Aya Fumino. The protagonist’s penfriend went missing after she confessed to a murder fifteen years ago. The player will interrogate people who have a connection with Aya. At the same time, they will also try to remember their letter contents that would ultimately determine Aya’s fate.

The visual novel originally appeared with illustrated characters drawn by Taro Minoboshi of LovePlus fame. Last Answer is an alternative version to the game, where live-action actors portray the characters.

The previous sales milestone was 400,000 units, reached in February 2018. The company acquired the milestone before it announced Last Answer. It released the live-action remake in Japan in December 2018, Europe in August 2019, and North America in September 2019.

In November 2018, Kadokawa announced that a Hollywood movie adaptation of Root Letter was in the works. However, there has not been a further follow-up on the movie’s production. The company also released the game on Android and iOS mobile devices in August 2017, but it is no longer available on either app store.

Root Letter and Root Letter: Last Answer are both playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC. Last Answer is also available on Nintendo Switch.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.