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XSEED Games Celebrates a Summer of Growth for Recently Released Farming Games

STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town Becomes Fastest Title to Surpass 100,000 Units Sold in North America; Rune Factory 4 Special Reaches 100,000 Unit Sales

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XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc. today announced that STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town has become the company’s fastest-selling title to reach 100,000 units on a single platform in North America. Previously held by the first release in the renamed series on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, STORY OF SEASONS, this expanded remake of the beloved 2003 Game Boy Advance farming/life sim reached the milestone on Nintendo Switch™ within one week after launching on July 14, 2020.

Since its release, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town has charmed critics and fans alike, reaching a Metacritic score of 78 for the Nintendo Switch™, and an “Overwhelmingly Positive” sentiment on Steam with 96% positive user reviews. See what critics have had to say about the latest entry in the STORY OF SEASONS franchise published by XSEED Games:

“Diving into the world surrounding Mineral Town will make the hours pass quicker than you thought possible.” – Nintendo Switch, 9/10, Gamer Escape

“All in all, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town succeeds as a lovely experience that’s sure to become a new favorite.” – PC, 4.5/5, Hardcore Gamer

“Heartwarming character interactions, easy to grasp farming mechanics, and a nice variety of side activities prove to make this release a potent and worthwhile entry in this long-running series.” – Nintendo Switch, 8/10, Nintendo Life

“It’s a perfect mesh of old and new that feels well pitched for both veterans and newcomers to enjoy.” - Nintendo Switch, 5/5, TheGamer

STORY OF SEASONS’ fantasy themed spin-off, Rune Factory, also reached the same sales milestone in North America this month, marking a summer of great growth for the company’s farming simulation titles. Rune Factory 4 Special, which launched on the Nintendo Switch™ system on February 25, 2020, reached the 100,000 unit sales milestone in less than five months in North America.

Rune Factory 4 Special’s hybrid of farming and dungeon adventuring gameplay, combined with new content and dual audio support, delighted critics when it launched earlier this year earning a Metacritic score of 81. Here are some of the great things press have said about the popular title’s recent remaster:

“Rune Factory 4 Special is an amazing game.” – 9/10, DualShockers

“Playing Rune Factory 4 Special reminded me of why I was so attracted to these games as a kid and reinvigorated my love for the franchise again.” – 9/10, RPG Site

“Any Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, or Rune Factory fan should definitely check this one out on Nintendo Switch, as it has one of the most charismatic worlds I’ve seen in a game in the genre yet” – 4/5, Twinfinite

Developed by Marvelous, Inc. and published by XSEED Games in North America, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town launched on July 14, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch system and Windows PC via Steam. The title was released in Europe for the Nintendo Switch on July 10. This game has been rated Everyone 10+ by the ESRB. For more information about the Story of Seasons series, please visit

Developed by HAKAMA Inc. and Marvelous, Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games, Rune Factory 4 Special launched on February 25 for the Nintendo Switch in North America, and February 28 in Europe. This game has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB. More information on the title can be found at

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