Bravely Default Reaches One Million Sold, Sequel in Development
Square Enix's latest handheld role-playing game is one of the company's most recent, noteworthy successes and raises the likelihood of its sequel getting a western release.
According to Siliconera, Square Enix's handheld RPG has now shipped one million copies worldwide. Bravely Default originally launched in Japan on Oct. 11, 2012, and never hit western shores until Feb. 7, 2014. So one million copies sold worldwide is indeed impressive for a Nintendo 3DS title, it had plenty of time to get there. Square Enix claims that Bravely Default sold 400,000 copies in Japan and 600,000 in other countries, including the game's digital downloads from the Nintendo eShop.
Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda mentioned that Bravely Default is a clear reminder that fans of Japanese role-playing games exist worldwide and that the genre still has a global market. Maybe if the recent Final Fantasy titles weren't such letdowns over the years (sorry fanboys), Square Enix wouldn't have to worry about these things.
Bravely Second, the sequel to Bravely Default, is currently being developed for Nintendo 3DS. There is not even a Japanese release date for Bravely Second yet, so this means that it will be a while before we see a western release.