3DS RPG Bravely Default Sells Over 1 Million Globally

By Jorge Ba-oh 29.07.2014 4

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Square Enix has highlighted strong sales for 3DS RPG Bravely Default on a worldwide scale.

The company announced this week on Twitter that the first game in the new IP sold over a million units around the globe, with around 40% of that figure coming from Japan, and the remainder from Western regions.

The RPG was well received across the board, with a Cubed3 rating of 8/10.

Have you picked up Square Enix's RPG yet?

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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I really want to know UK figures for this game. It's a great WW performance, but this never made the Top 40 in the UK once, and didn't get too high in even the 3DS charts, indicating probably only a few thousand units at best. eShop sales can't have been THAT huge, surely. I just wonder what the UK's overall contribution was in the end. I could be totally off, but I tried following it for a number of weeks, and it just didn't get anywhere here. Perhaps it did a lot better in other European countries. I know it did great in NA.

^ Did you see any promo for it in the UK? I don't remember seeing any ads - may well have remained to the core 3DS audience really.

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Trying hard to think... I'm in two minds as to whether or not I caught the odd half-minute ad on TV, or whether I just remember seeing it online a couple of times. I could well have seen it aired actually, but it can't have been for very long at all - perhaps just a couple or few weeks?

Makes sense - 'tis a bloody JRPG, a 3DS game, and it's the UK - three things it has against itself lol. It's no shock at all that it wouldn't have done well here. But it really shows the complete contrast compared to other regions.

I saw a lot of ads for it on the TV. Can't quite remember what time or channel though it must have been prime time as that's really the only time my shows are on.

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