Octopath Traveler Ships More than 2 Million Copies Worldwide
Octopath Traveler is 50% off on the Nintendo Eshop and Steam to celebrate 2 million copies shipped worldwide.
The official Octopath Traveler Twitter account announced on March 19 that shipments + digital downloads for the game reached 2 million copies worldwide. A new illustration was shared for the occasion, and Octopath Traveler is 50% off on the Nintendo Switch Eshop and on Steam.
— オクトパストラベラー公式 (@OCTOPATH_PR) March 19, 2020
As a side note, another illustration was shared on March 14 for White Day:
— オクトパストラベラー公式 (@OCTOPATH_PR) March 14, 2020
Acquire, the development studio behind Octopath Traveler, already announced they’re working on a new Octopath Traveler console game. That was announced alongside Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha / Champions of the Continent, a prequel RPG coming to mobile platforms. You can read more about the game’s story here. A beta test for Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha was already held, and while it’s free to play mobile, it’s an actual RPG, with an actual ending. Tairiku no Hasha was supposed to launch in 2019 but got delayed to 2020. Square Enix teased it’ll release outside Japan as well.
Acquire is also working on Gladiux, a game that will possibly release on PS5.
In my Unneeded Opinion, I think this is an extremely good number for a new IP, especially when it comes to a JRPG other than Final Fantasy and Persona. I honestly wonder how many people ended up even finishing more than one of the game’s storylines though. Octopath Traveler, or Toshinden Traveler as I love to nickname it since it’s eight traveling fighters brought together by a common destiny, is a good game, but it could have been much better. The battle system and the OST are incredible, but everything else leaves a lot to be desired. The stories are hit and miss, the chapters always follow the exact same pattern, and the dungeon design is nonexistent, among other issues. If you haven’t played it yet and want to make your own opinion on the game, Octopath Traveler is on Steam and Switch, and the 50% off sale until April 2 is a good occasion to grab it.