Bravely Default Takes the Top Spot In Japan

By Jorge Ba-oh 18.10.2012 3

Bravely Default Takes the Top Spot In Japan on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

The latest effort from Square Enix, the 3DS-exclusive Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, has soared into the top spot in Japan this week.

The original IP, a traditional RPG, sold an impressive 141,529 units in home turf during its first week on the market (ending October 14th) - outselling initial figures for Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light back in 2009.

Namco Bandai released the franchise mash-up Project X Zone last week, selling a healthy 85,539 copies during its first week making 3rd place, just behind Resident Evil 6.

Hardware-wise, the 3DS found 27,221 new owners and the XL 52,079 during the same period. The PlayStation Vita, on the other hand, sold just 6,134 units.

Box art for Bravely Default
Also known as

Bravely Default: For the Sequel

Developer

Silicon Studio

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Turn Based RPG

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  8/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (10 Votes)

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Too bad they probably won't localize it. I really like the look of this one.

Jacob4000 said:
Too bad they probably won't localize it. I really like the look of this one.

Pretty sure they said they will watch how Japanese sales are going to be first. It's looking pretty good for it right now I'd say. It even outsold Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light for the DS by roughly 25,000 units without the help of the Final Fantasy brand it in its launch week. That game got a localisation, so this one might just get one too. The 3DS certainly could use more quality RPG's in its library, in the West anyway.

Hopefully both this and Project X Zone get localised, though Capcom have said they aren't any plans for localisation yet, hopefully Namco Bandai will handle the localisation.. or maybe even Nintendo themselves. Oh damn, I wish it was easier to get games translated and released over here.

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