Who says the JRPG is dead? Bravely Default debuts with 200k sales

Square Enix's newest IP, Bravely Default, appears to be a hit with Western fans: The game, which debuted on February 7, shifted over 200,000 units to players in its first three weeks on sale -- that's when you count both physical and digital copies, says Nintendo, which published the title in North America.

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knifefight1733d ago

Good! This game deserves its success.

They could have sold more, too. It was sold out in a lot of shops where we went looking.

Akuma071733d ago

Well this is the best JRPG to release in years.

SteamPowered1733d ago

Hey man, do you find the main characters incredibly fay? I can hardly tell the difference between the boys and girls. Other than that I really like the combat.

Pozzle1733d ago

It's good to see this game is doing well. I was worried it wouldn't do very well.

TomahawkX1733d ago

Nice, hopefully Nintendo will give X the same treatment without fans having to beg.

JaggedCarpet1733d ago

I think they learned their lesson after Xenoblade Chronicles. Actually, that might be why Nintendo localized Bravely Default, since it seems Square Enix wasn't going to.

zero_gamer1733d ago

On handhelds jRPG's are alive and strong, but on the home consoles it has seen a long drought but it seems to get better. The Tales games on PS3 are well received and render pretty good sales.

otakukidd1733d ago

Your right about that but its kinda a self fulfilling prophecy though: Classic turn based games sell great on portables nowadays and not conosles. Its true because they dont make classic turn based rpgs for consoles anymore. If bravely default was for consoles it would have sold if not as much or more. but they wont make them anymore and just look at this and say its cause its on a handheld.

AD7051733d ago

I know right? xenoblade and valkyria chronicles were the only jrpgs I liked on consoles

Godmars2901733d ago

I hate that when this subject is touched upon, any comprehension that its JRPGs on *consoles*, not handhelds, that's the issue.

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