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XSEED’s Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Exceeds Expectations, Especially in North America

Riding a bicycle in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.

XSEED Games has a brand new breadwinner, and its name is Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.

Pioneers of Olive Town already pushed past 700,000 shipped and digital sales at the end of March, a scant few days after the game’s one-month belated Western release. That’s hot. Two months later, and the latest entry in the Story of Seasons franchise has hit the 200k mark in North America alone. That’s electrifying.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town ships 700k!

In fact, it snags the record from XSEED’s previous fastest-selling game, which just so happened to be last year’s Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. Friends took five months to reach the 200k milestone that Pioneers cleared in less than half that time.

The game has been continuously updated since launch, including the first set of a planned five DLCs courtesy of the Pioneers of Olive Town Expansion Pass. The second set will arrive next week.

RPGFan’s Niki Fakhoori gave Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town a 75, opining that it’s “a solid entry in the series, but [it] feels like an upgrade in some areas and like a side-grade in others.”

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Quinton O'Connor

Quinton O'Connor

Legend has it Quinton O'Connor wielded the Buster Sword to carve into multiple birthday cakes throughout a tumultuous adolescence. When he's not delivering hot gaming news at, he's probably hiking in parks both local and distant or spending quality time with a cat who shares her name with a popular Fire Emblem character.

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