Today Sega reached out with a press release to announce that the Sakura Wars franchise has passed a new sales milestone.
The press release announces that after the release of Project Sakura Wars (also known in Japan as Shin Sakura Taisen) today, the franchise has shipped over 4 million units cumulatively in Japan.
Considering that the announcement mentions that this is only related to sales in Japan, it likely doesn’t include sales on the west or Sakura Taisen V, which we know as Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love.
Interestingly, this likely means that Project Sakura Wars has shipped about 200,000 units at launch, considering that a press release in April mentioned 3.8 million cumulative shipments by that date.
The Sakura Wars series debuted in 1996 on the Sega Saturn and continued all the way to 2005 with five mainline games and a few spinoffs. OnlySakura Wars: So Long, My Love (the fifth game of the series) was officially localized in English in 2010.
The mainline series remained dormant for fourteen years until today, with the release of Project Sakura Wars.
If you want to see more about Project Sakura Wars, you can also enjoy the reveal of the DLC coming for the game, the latest gameplay showing Claris in action, the latest trailer, the previous gameplay and more trailers, the latest screenshots, the first trailer of the character design series featuring Bleach creator Tite Kubo, the previous gallery of screenshots, the one before, another batch of images focusing on romance, another reveal with two new characters and videos, and the beautiful anime opening cutscene,
We also have a music video dedicated to Sakura, one featuring Hatsuho one focusing on Elise, one showcasing Lancelot, one featuring Anastasia Palma, another starring Huang Yui, one showing Claris, more trailers, the latest gameplay, latest gallery of screenshots, another gallery, the previous gameplay reveal, another one, and an earlier gallery of screenshots and art.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Sakura Wars series, you should take a look at my dedicated article explaining what it’s all about.