On its first week, it sold approximately 116922 copies in Japan, according to Famitsu. This is the highest first week sales of any Harvest Moon game. It scored a 32/40 from Famitsu as well. On Metacritic, Story of Seasons got "generally favorable" reviews and got a metascore of 76/100 based on 39 critic reviews. On whatoplay.com, this game receives an aggregate score (playscore) of 8.12 based on 30 critics and 4,300+ gamer ratings.
- This is the first entry in the Harvest Moon series not published by Natsume Inc. in the West. As such, the "Harvest Moon" name was unable to be used in the title of the game.
- The game includes crossovers from Nintendo franchises.
|Ranch Story series|
|Console Games||Harvest Moon • 64 • A Wonderful Life • Another Wonderful Life • Magical Melody • Tree of Tranquility • Animal Parade • Friends of Mineral Town|
|Handheld Games||GB/GBC • 2 GBC • 3 GBC • Friends of Mineral Town • More Friends of Mineral Town • DS • DS: Island of Happiness • DS: Sunshine Islands • DS: Grand Bazaar • The Tale of Two Towns • |
3D: A New Begining • Story of Seasons • Trio of Town
|Developed by Natsume||Puzzle de Harvest Moon • Frantic Farming • The Lost Valley • Light of Hope • Mad Dash|
| Spin-offs &|
|Rune Factory • My Little Shop • Hometown Story • Return to PoPoLoCrois • Doraemon • |