Tales of Arise is doing incredibly well. The game launched on Friday last week and has broken franchise records skyrocketing up the Steam charts over the past few days. Keep in mind that it has been a long time since we had a new Tales Of game. Tales of Berseria released back in 2016. We did get a Tales of Vesperia Remaster in 2019 but it was a port of an older game. Thankfully, the first new Tales Of game has shown that there is still a lot of love for the franchise out there.
According to SteamDB, Tales of Arise surpassed 45,680 active players over the past weekend. The game is also selling well in the UK. According to the latest UK retail charts, Tales of Arise debuted in second place. In addition, the PS5 version accounts for 58% of sales and the PS4 version 28%. The rest is Xbox. This means that the game is also flying off shelves and even though we can’t measure the active players on PS4 and PS5, they most likely surpass that of Steam.
Here in South Africa, Tales of Arise is currently extremely tough to get hold of. Most retailers are out of stock leading to other third-party sellers marking up their prices. The only place we could find a copy of the game was on Takealot but the listing is through a company called MegaTek. The game is being sold for R1,599. Well above the RRP of R999 for this title.
BT Games, Nexus, Loot, Game4U and other retailers currently don’t have any copies of Tales of Arise on hand. Raru does, but the expected delivery is 10-14 days which most likely means the stock is arriving through another batch later this month or imported. It is good to see a game like Tales of Arise selling well. Bandai Namco poured a lot of love into the latest title and the marketing and hard work has paid off.
Tales of Arise is currently out on PS5, PS4, Xbox and PC. Catch up on the launch trailer down below.