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The farming-sim fandom is passionate, resilient, and loves whenever Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (shortened to FoMT) is remade again and again. It’s understandable as FoMT combined the best parts of Harvest Moon: Back to Nature, Harvest Moon 64, and Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. Now the newest version released on Nintendo Switch, Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, has broken records for XSEED Games. 

Via a press release:

“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.”

That’s not the only game to celebrate! XSEED Games also announced that Rune Factory 4 Special on the Nintendo Switch reached the 100,000 unit sales milestone in less than five months in North America.” 

A 100,000 units? That’s hundreds of thousands of heart events, millions of crops harvested, millions of monsters slain, and more! 

Interested in joining the Story of Seasons and/or Rune Factory community? Both games are available digitally and physically on the Nintendo Switch.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)