Live A Live Switch Remake sells 500k units worldwide
Producer Takashi Tokata revealed that Live A LiveSquare Enix’s 2022 HD-2D remake of 1994’s Super Famicom hidden gem, has surpassed 500,000 worldwide sales since its release in July of this year.
Tokata, composer Yoko Shimomura and comedian Nobuo shared the milestone during a live stream today to celebrate original game28th Anniversary, It’s Today! (Thank, The Famicast!)
Once a Japanese exclusive, the Switch remake allows a new generation to experience what many call a classic. And, now that we’ve had a chance to play it, we fully understand the hype from people who have managed to play the Super Famicom version. We gave it Brilliant 8/10 in our review:
500k might not be a huge number compared to other Square Enix games, but in just over a month, for a niche, console-exclusive pixel art remake? Not bad at all! For context, the Super Famicom game sold 270k units.
Also announced during the live stream, there will be a Live A Live concert in Japan next year, and Shimomura will be performing, as well as Undertaleby Toby Fox. The game designer and profiler says he was influenced by Live A Live, and his most famous track – Megalovania – is based on the main theme of Live A Live, called ‘ Megalomania’.
We’re excited for the future of HD-2D and Square Enix, and we hope these sales will encourage publishers and developers to bring more obscure JRPGs to the West. Or even just remake some of our SNES favorites!
You can watch the full Live A Live celebration live stream below.
What do you think of these sales numbers? Are you happy to see Live A Live selling well? Let us know!