California-based company XSEED, who are the American subsidiary of Japanese company Marvelous, have announced today that their localized version of Story of Seasons, the latest game from Harvest Moon developer Yoshifumi Hashimoto, has sold over 100,000 copies since it launched on March 31st, making it the fastest selling game in the companies history.

With this announcement, Story of Seasons joins Rune Factory 4, another Hashimoto game, as yet another XSEED title to pass over 100,000 units sold since it launched.

Story of Seasons is a special case as it’s a Harvest Moon game without the Harvest Moon name behind it since Hashimoto left Natsume last year. Though Natsume kept the series going without Hashimoto with the release of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, Hashimoto teamed up with Marvelous to create his own new farming simulator title, that being Story of Seasons. This has caused some confusion in the market, especially in North America where the Harvest Moon name is primarily used, but with the sales numbers for Story of Seasons released, it shows that the confusion isn’t as widespread as initially thought.

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