Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is selling pretty well in Japan.
There’s something about the cute little Pokémon being thrown against each other to battle for your – and others’ – amusement. Of course, though, not every game is like that in the widespread franchise. Recently, Nintendo released Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, a remake of a spin-off of the franchise, and it’s looking like it sold pretty well in Japan.
According to Dengeki (via Nintendo Everything), it seems the game has sold through 70 percent of its initial run. This percent translates into around 140,000 copies. This was only its first week on the market. So, it’s looking to be pretty on par with its previous iterations.
The DS’ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky went on to sell 141,000 copies in its first week before selling over 300,000 more copies in its life. You then have the 3DS’ Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity which went about selling 151,000 units on its opening week before topping off at around 330,000 sold.
Subsequently, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is first and foremost a remake of an existing title. One that debuted all the way back in 2005 in Japan and the following year most everywhere else. In the end, the originals – Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team – amassed millions of copies sold.
Its sequels – Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Time – sold over a million units. So, begs the question, is it going to keep the trend going for the spin-off series?
Rescue Team DX is the remake of Nintendo’s roguelike spin-off to one of their most popular IPs. Instead of finding yourself striving to catch them all, train them, and pin them against each other, you are the Pokémon and must find out what happened and why you can’t remember your past.
To do this, you must find your way around a world which is rife with disasters. You even have to fight other creatures with friends you meet along the way.
What do you think? Are you pleased with Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX? Was something missing that you think could have made it better? Tell us in the comments!