Bravely Default Sells 1 Million On Strong Western Demand
Hit 3DS RPG Bravely Default is now a 1 million-seller. The news reaffirms Square Enix’s comments from March that the title was performing ahead of expectations.
According to Dengeki Online, 400,000 copies have been sold in Japan, with 600,000 units moved in the West (totals inclusive of the digital version). The title was released in October 2012 in Japan, December 2013 in Europe and Australia, and February 2014 in North America.
In March, Square Enix said that it would produce more core RPGs and release them in the West. “Due to having split [the development mindset] according to regions around the world, we weren’t able to see this clearly up until now, but fans of JRPGs are really spread around the world,” said company president Yosuke Matsuda.
A sequel to the turn-based RPG, Bravely Second, has been announced for release in Japan. For more on Bravely Default, check out our review.
While I didn’t enjoy the demo for its lack of guidance, my RPG-loving friends have been urging me to give the full game a shot. I have a lot of travel coming up and might do just that. Especially as it seems likely that Bravely Second will be headed our way, I’m curious to see what the fuss is about.