Bravely Default Hits One Million Copies Sold Worldwide
Square Enix's latest popular JRPG, Bravely Default, has sold over one million copies worldwide, and it's no surprise. This JRPG has become massively popular in the West. In March, in an interview with Nikkei Trendy, Yosuke Matsuda revealed that due to the success of Bravely Default, Square Enix would start to focus on the heavy JPRG fans they had seemingly forgotten before. We're looking at you, Final Fantasy.
Bravely Default was first released in Japan in 2012, followed by Europe in December 2013, and finally in North America in February of this year. The impact it has made is massive, surpassing the expectations of Western sales.
"...there are games like the JRPG [Bravely Default that] we made for the Japanese audience with the proper [and familiar] elements,” he said. “[That] ended up selling well around the world.”
The games North American release sold 200,000 copies in the first weeks. Outside of Japan, Bravely Default has sold over 600,000 copies, and within Japan an additional 400,000 copies. Thus, surpassing one million sales.
Bravely Default is a turned-based RPG, said to be a spin-off of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. You embark on an adventure with companions to restore balance to the world. Character's can learn certain abilities from different jobs, increasing their levels with battling. The battle system allows for two options: Brave and Default. By using Brave, you increase the number of actions you take in a turn, while selecting Default lets you store actions for later use. Described as a game of personal growth and adventure, Bravely Default is a must-have game for any JRPG fan!
Bravely Default is available for $39.99 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, or any video game retail shop.