There have been reports as of late that Octopath Traveler has been selling out worldwide, especially in Japan. We haven’t experienced these shortages first-hand (there are several copies currently sitting on the shelves at the local Walmart and Gamestop) but the issue seems real and now we have a very good reason as to why!
Nintendo of Europe has recently tweeted out that Octopath Traveler has hit 1 million units shipped! This is an incredible feat for a jrpg that just released on July 13th!
Thanks to your incredible support, #OCTOPATHTRAVELER has now shipped 1 million units globally, including #NintendoSwitch #eShop downloads. The developers at Square Enix would like to thank you for making this possible. pic.twitter.com/dSBRyPt8bl
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) August 3, 2018
As the Twitter post mentions, this also includes eShop sales but with the scarcity of the physical copy (everywhere but here) one would think that the eShop sales wouldn’t make up much of that 1 million unless Square Enix/Nintendo didn’t produce enough copies to be conservative, unsure of how the game would sell.
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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom. He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer. He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.