As of August 3rd, 2018. Nintendo officially announces the number of units the recently successful hit JRPG Octopath Traveler has sold. Spoilers: it’s 1,000,000. In a recent tweet, Nintendo of America announced the success of the game.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 3, 2018
What’s more is the fact that their tally combines the sales of the Nintendo eShop and physical copies. Recently, Square Enix has had trouble keeping up with demand, restocking shelves in retailers, since its success. In Japan, retail units have been selling out on each shipment. Therefore, leading sales to departure somewhat. It’s a fantastic epidemic to have for the developers, but a terrible one to the fans and/or potential fans and as a result, its affecting sales of units.
In a tweet, the Japanese developer regrets the shortage issue and is attempting to keep up with demands. Although, the company reminds that you may purchase the game via digital download. Many are interested in having a physical copy to collect.
— オクトパストラベラー公式 (@OCTOPATH_PR) July 20, 2018
The game is another JRPG to have made it big since the major release of JRPG Atlas game, Persona 5. Polygon’s, Game of The Year, it’s exciting to see what will become of the genre on the Nintendo Switch platform and what we could expect from another developer who tries their hand at bringing JRPGs to a larger audience outside of Japan. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!