Kadokawa Games has announced a sales milestone for their visual novel Root Letter, hitting 200,000 units sold across all available regions.

Released originally in June of last year for Japan, in October for Europe, and in November for North America, it’s safe to say that mystery-based visual novel Root Letter hasn’t been out very long – but it seems to have made an impact on the market. According to developer Kadokawa Games, it’s sold over 200,000 units worldwide, and that’s after it only sold 8,907 units its first week in Japan.

Guest writer Kresnik gave it a 4/5 in his review, stating “In the end, Root Letter isn’t quite the complete package, let down by some issues with storytelling and character development. In spite of this, it’s an enjoyable journey with some gorgeous presentation and something I’d easily recommend for fans of visual novels.” While that’s not the highest praise one can receive, it definitely gives you a glimpse into what drove it to 200,000.

Root Letter is now available in all major regions, and seems to be a worthy addition to one’s library. Have you picked it up, or are you perhaps planning to? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Phil Wyatt

    I am halfway through it and loving it. The story has totally engrossed me and is less quirky then a lot of Japanese visual novels tend to be. I also love that there are a lot of puzzle and detective elements more then just reading. Great stuff. Hope they make a sequel for Vita 🦆

  • Lester Paredes

    Haven’t gotten it yet, but it’s on my list.

  • DRI2000

    I’m planning to get it this week. I love this kind of VNs :3