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Mobile-only Sakura Revolution is Bombing

January 8, 2021

By: Patrick Perrault

 
 

Sakura Revolution is a mobile spin-off based off the Sakura Wars franchise. Apparently, it isn't what the doctor ordered, as it is a... revolutionary flop. Check out the relevant quote (translated by ResetEra user Joseki) below:

However, sales of the role-playing game (RPG) app " Sakura Revolution ~ Hanasaki Maidens ~ " (development and operation Delightworks ) for iOS / Android, which was fully released at the end of last year, are not good. According to "Game₋i," an information analysis site specializing in game-related stocks (games and social games), the sales forecast for the title in December was 73.7 million yen, and the average sales ranking for smartphone game apps was 215th. Famous titles generally have sales of several hundred million yen in the month they are released, and are said to fail unless they are ranked within the 50th place on average. According to several game industry officials, the development cost of the title is said to exceed 3 billion yen, and there are constant rumors of a "catastrophe."

Ouch. There isn't much more to say, really. The series has been around since 1996 and has been released for several consoles (most promiently the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast), so one would think that it should be doing better. 

 

While the series has been around for a long time, it essentially died out until the PS4 release of Sakura Wars earlier in 2020, where it did just OK in sales and critical performance. Since then, the anime has flopped and there was a theatrical production that failed to launch due to COVID-19. Overall, it hasn't been great for the series' revival. 

The developer is interesting as well. Delight Works made a mobile title called Fate/Grand Order, which has been a huge success and made them a logical choice to make Sakura Revolution. After all, they know what they're doing, right? Apparently not for the Sakura series at least.

 
 

Sakura Revolution is currently a Japan-only mobile release, and if it's doing this bad it might stay there. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more information.

Have you ever played a game in the Sakura Wars series? Let us know in the comments!