Octopath Traveler has now shipped 1 million units globally on the Switch, Nintendo today revealed.
Square Enix has to be happy about Octopath Traveler's performance, especially since it's a Switch exclusive. The game has been in hot demand in both Japan and overseas, where miscalculated shipments saw countless gamers waiting on their copy of the JRPG. Now Nintendo has confirmed the rather excellent RPG has hit 1 million combined shipments and digital sales on the eShop.
Sadly we don't have official numbers from the publisher but we should see more details drop during Square Enix's fiscal Q1 earnings. Given near universal acclaim and strong sales of Octopath Traveler, more traditional singleplayer-driven games could be cemented in the games-maker's plans. Square Enix has been dabbling with mobile games and live service type of experiences over the past few years or so--moves that've manifested into numerous gaming experiments--but ultimately game sales propel its business.
While publishers may have been iffy about the Switch at launch, the platform has approached nearly 20 million units sold and remains a strong contender in the current console gen. At the very least we should see Square Enix continue supporting the Switch with a variety of new games, and possibly even a few exclusives.
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