By: Sebastian Guadalupe (MS) | 19-10-20
Both Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and Hacker’s Memory have managed to sell together a total of more than 1.5 million units
If they weren’t there, they won’t remember the hell it was to get Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth out of Japan. After the Digimon World Championship, Bandai Namco refused to release Digimon RPGs to territories other than Japan. Thus, America and Europe missed a couple of Nintendo DS titles, despite the pain of their western fans. And when Cyber Sleuth peeked out, fans wouldn’t let Bandai Namco release it without knowing how much they wanted to have this title. After much insistence, it arrived in America and the results were impressive.
Gematsu has translated that, indeed, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and its expansion DLC (Hacker’s Memory) have sold 1.5 million units. For a low-budget game like Cyber Sleuth, these results are quite admirable. And this will help that, when they develop new role-playing games based on this franchise, they cross borders and are available on our consoles. CS was released in 2016, while Hacker’s Memory was released a year later. Now both are available in a single package known as the Complete Edition.
Cyber Sleuth received quite positive reviews at the time, congratulated for making a fairly competent RPG using the Digimon world. Some even saw it as superior in many ways to Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Bandai Namco has everything it takes for Digimon Survive to be a great success, but for this the title has to finalize its development and, so far, this situation does not seem so optimistic. The game has been delayed twice and it is now claimed that they will release it next year. Digimon fans are waiting for the opportunity to return to the digital world.