Summon Night 5 Remains Popular With Series Fans


Summon Night 5 was released in Japan last week and sold 105,511 copies in its first week on store shelves. Japanese sales tracker Media-Create reports that this was 79.75% of the game’s initial shipment.


In comparison, Summon Night 4 on the PlayStation 2 sold 115,701 copies in its first week, when it was released back in 2006. That game’s first-week sell-through was 53.27%, meaning that far less copies of Summon Night 5 were shipped than of 4 for the initial launch.


Here’s another interesting tidbit: pre-order numbers for Summon Night 5 amounted to 65,000, while pre-order numbers for Summon Night 4 were 66,000. Based on this fact, Media-Create speculates that not many of the series’ fans were lost in the gap between 2006 and now.


Food for thought:

Summon Night 3 sold 156,000 copies when it was released back in 2003—more than both Summon Night 5 and 4.


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.