“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III” Doing Poorly In Sales!

“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III” Doing Poorly In Sales!

Nihon Falcom’s anticipated third entry to their Trails of Cold Steel  franchise, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III,  is suffering from poor sales as a result of missing out on porting for the PlayStation Vita.

As reported by Japanese analytical firm, Media Create, referring to the week-long sales period between September 25th and October 5th. Describing the missed opportunity as: “painful”.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – Sales Woe

The latest installment to the Legend of Heroes  series was launched in Japan on September 28, exclusively  for the PlayStation 4, and sold 87,261 units during its debut week.

Which is a significant underperformance in sales when compared to its’ predecessor, Trails of Cold Steel II  that launched for the PS3 and PS Vita, which sold almost twice as many with a total of 152,000 units from its first week. Specifically 65,000 units on PS3, and 86,000 units on PS Vita.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III  has a “Movie Trailer” that you can check out.

You can check out the sales for other titles, including hardware in the full chart, below:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III  (L.E. Incl.) (09/28/17) – 87,261 (New)
  2. [PS4] FIFA 18  (Electronic Arts, 09/29/17) – 55,919 (New)
  3. [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors  (Nintendo, 09/28/17) – 41,491 (New)
  4. [NSW] Splatoon 2  (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 29,704 (1,190,563)
  5. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX  (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 23,543 (76,938)
  6. [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors  (Nintendo, 09/28/17) – 18,357 (New)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe  (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 15,098 (720,741)
  8. [NSW] FIFA 18  (Electronic Arts, 09/29/17) – 12,616 (New)
  9. [PS4] Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers  (Compile Heart, 09/28/17) – 10,389 (New)
  10. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018  (Konami, 09/14/17) – 10,250 (91,446)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  (L.E. Incl.) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 7,615 (598,670)
  12. [PS4] Destiny 2  (SIE, 09/06/17) – 7,371 (88,688)
  13. [PS4] Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition  (Bethesda Softworks, 09/28/17) – 6,507 (New)
  14. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver.  (Capcom, 08/25/17) – 6,350 (146,883)
  15. [PS4] Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain  (NIS, 09/28/17) – 5,681 (New)
  16. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age  (Square Enix, 07/29/17) – 5,639 (1,733,552)
  17. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers  (Level-5, 08/10/17) – 5,073 (172,833)
  18. [PSV] Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu: Kanmitsu Hana Emaki  (Idea Factory, 09/28/17) – 4,629 (New)
  19. [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch  (Bandai Namco, 09/07/17) – 4,419 (36,085)
  20. [PS4] Everybody’s Golf  (SIE, 08/31/17) – 4,213 (148,645)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch  –  73,231 (43,426)
  2. PlayStation 4  –  22,822 (18,396)
  3. New 3DS LL  –  9,915 (8,726)
  4. New 2DS LL  –  8,359 (8,508)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro  –  6,547 (5,418)
  6. PlayStation Vita  –  3,732 (3,707)
  7. 2DS  –  1,655 (1,659)
  8. New 3DS  –  392 (379)
  9. Xbox One  –  71 (76)
  10. Wii U  –  68 (56)
  11. PlayStation 3  –  64 (87)

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III  is currently available on the PlayStation 4 in Japan. A western release has yet to be announced.

In other Legend of Heroes  news, the president of Nihon Falcom, Toshihiro Kondo has stated in an interview that the company is prepapring to bring the first two Trails of Cold Steel  games to the PlayStation 4 console.

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