Bravely Second is already two years old, and time just seems to keep getting faster and faster with each passing year. This weekend, Square Enix confirmed that the sequel to the lauded original sits at comfortable 700,000 worldwide units in that time period.
The company announced the number through the game’s official Twitter account.
実は全世界で70万本(！)も売れていたと最近知りました & フェアリーズエフェクトも大好調。
— ブレイブリーセカンド (@BDFF_OFFICIAL) April 22, 2017
Translated, it reads:
It’s been two years since the release of Bravely Second. In fact, we learned recently that 700,000 units were sold worldwide and [Bravely Default] Fairy’s Effect is also performing considerably well. That’s all I can say for now, but thank you to everyone who has given their support to Bravely.
Not quite as pivotal as its predecessor
The original Bravely Default cracked 1 million copies, and it did so quite infamously by signaling to Square Enix that there was still a huge JRPG fanbase in North America just craving to be tapped into. Bravely Second ultimately proved to be a less ambitious game, and the sales figures show.
It was a solid follow-up, but I can definitely see why not as many wanted to come back to a sequel that felt a bit like double dipping. Still, 700,000 worldwide is quite nice for a niche franchise.
I’m not sure if Square Enix will be returning for a third game or not. Developer Silicon Studio was most recently rumored to be working with Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi’s indie studio Mistwalker on a new project, and producer Tomoya Asano is currently helming the mysterious Switch game Project: Octopath Traveler.