Octopath Traveler just hit a major sales milestone, which could mean good news for Nintendo Switch owners who are craving more JRPGs.
Nintendo recently announced that the Square Enix-developed game has sold over 1 million copies. The announcement was accompanied by a beautiful watercolor of the game’s eight heroes:
— IT’S ME – WAAARIO! (@NintendoAmerica) August 3, 2018
One million sold is a pretty big milestone for the debut of a new series, especially on a console that just launched in March 2017 and has moved around 18 million units as of May 2018. Best of all, capturing that much of the system’s user base should open more doors for developers who want to release more classic-style, turn-based JRPGs on the console.
Besides the most recent South Park games, Octopath Traveler is my first turn-based RPG experience, and I love it, even though I have some reservations about the story. And the main reason I bought Octopath Traveler was because I wanted a more subdued experience that I could play on my Switch while lounging in bed, doing my laundry, or sitting on the train or in the back of an Uber. Turning on the Switch and hopping back into Octopath‘s world for shorter bursts of time is the perfect way to experience the game, at least in my book, and it’s all because of the Switch.
It also doesn’t hurt that I accidentally picked the best character in the game as my starter. Let me hear you, Team Tressa. You will know us by the feathers in our caps.