(Europe) Devil Survivor 2 — 1,800 Copies or Bust

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 European box art

Atlus doesn’t have a European counterpart, so the Shin Megami Tensei games like Devil Survivor 2 have had to be released by other niche publishers. Publisher Ghostlight is trying something new (or at least something I’ve never heard of): they’ll bring the game to Europe if 1,800 people pre-order it. There are two ways to pre-order—one is to buy the game separately for £24.99 or €29.99, the other is to buy the game in a combo pack with Devil Survivor Overclocked for £49.98 or €59.98 (a £10/€10 discount).

The pre-orders will be open for one month. If the game doesn’t break 1,800 by then, those who pre-ordered the single game will get their money back, and those who ordered the combo pack will get £24.99 or €29.99 back and so will get a £10/€10 discount on Devil Survivor Overclocked. In a way, it’s a little like a Kickstarter. Now, this might seem unfair, or maybe greedy, but this is an attempt to ensure that the game breaks even on manufacturing costs.

Pre-orders will begin soon, so keep an eye on the Ghostlight store. Our own Jonathan Higgins gave a passionate statement about the Devil Survivor games: “Devil Survivor and its sequel are #*&$&^#^#^#@^#&#&$^$^#^## amazing. <3″ (Yes, those are his exact words.) And even if the games don’t sell 1,800 copies, European fans can always import Devil Survivor 2 for the region-free DS, though that should only be a last resort. European fans should definitely support this effort.


About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.

  • Darragh Hendrix

    This is actually a pretty cool idea. If Sega did something similar with Yakuza 5 (on a larger scale, of course) I’m sure they could turn a profit.

  • Talera Ristain

    That’s a great idea! I hope it works out.

  • Craig Mcleod

    Yeah, this is about two years too late.

  • Matt

    This is cool, but also strange. 1,800 units is an insignificant number, so what are we led to believe about this. Is this just a formality from Ghostlight they’re promoting, or are the number of SMT fans really that low on the entire continent of Europe? I’m inclined to believe the former, but then again you never know.

    • John Ellis

      When mass producing it gets cheaper by the number. So it could be that producing 1,800 is about the same as 1,000 or something like that.

  • Tom

    This sounds unusual, yet highly logical. I think I’m up for the task.

  • Pedro Rosas

    only 1800? that should be easy