The international debut of Cyber Sleuth came at the intersection of the franchise's new direction and immense western interest in the game. Habu was surprised by the passion of fans in the US, stating that seeing the Operation Decode petition made Bandai realize they could bring Cyber Sleuth to international players. He also referred to having a "sense of honor" about localizing Cyber Sleuth for the western market, nearly ten years after the second game in the Digimon Story series (Sunburst/Moonlight) had been translated in the west. A similar statement was made in his Gematsu interview from the same day.
Habu remained vague about just how many copies Bandai wants Cyber Sleuth to sell in order to secure Digimon's future in North America, but suggested reaching the same figures as in Japan. This would be about 120,000 units in ten weeks, four times the initial western sales of Digimon Story Sunburst/Moonlight in 2007. If Cyber Sleuth were to hit these numbers, it would tied with Digimon Savers: Another Mission for the fifth best-selling Digimon game of all time, surpassed by Digimon Adventure Anode Tamer, Digimon Story Sunburst/Moonlight, the original Digimon Story, Digimon World 2, and the fifteen-years record holder Digimon World.