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Bravely Default II Ships 1 Million Units

Bravely Default II Ships 1 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 December 2021 / 2,549 Views

Square Enix announced Bravely Default II has shipped over one million units. The figure includes digital sales.

Bravely Default II first launched for the Nintendo Switch worldwide on February 26, followed by a PC release on September 2.

Here is an overview of the game:

Introduction

Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, nature’s masters. The Crystals’ power exceeds the hand of man, and if unleashed, would bring down death, disaster, calamity and blight upon the land—ancient quatrain of Kingdom Musa.

Guided by fate, it’s up to you to stop the forces that threaten these heroes and all of Excillant.

A new entry in the Bravely series. A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light. “Four new Heroes of Light emerge.”

Characters:

  • Seth – A young sailor who drifts to the continent of Excillant and is the main character of this story. Meet Gloria, an exiled princess whose kingdom was robbed of its Crystals, and set out on a journey to recover them with her.
  • Gloria – The princess of Musa, a kingdom that once watched over the harmony of the world – but the loss of the kingdom’s Crystals led Musa to destruction. Having fallen into despair and gone into hiding, she decides to embark on a journey to retrieve the Crystals.
  • Adelle – A mercenary for hire. She travels with Elvis as his bodyguard in his search for an asterisk.
  • Elvis – A scholar who travels the world. Embark on a journey in search of a particular asterisk needed to unravel the last spellbook left by his master.

Systems:

In addition to a traditional, turn-based battle system that combines jobs and abilities, you can enjoy innovative and strategic battles unique to the Bravely series by taking control of your turns via the Brave and Default system.

  • Brave and Default – Brave Points (BP) dictate how many actions a character can use in a single turn. Players can have characters ‘Default’ to stock up to three additional BP to use in a turn, or characters can ‘Brave’, to use more than one BP to perform multiple actions. Balancing stockpiling and using BP is a key component in battle strategy.
  • Jobs and Abilities – Each character can exhibit both a primary and secondary job class, with each job specializing in different abilities. Combining jobs allow you to handle two abilities simultaneously. You can create an all-rounder balanced in offense and defense, or perhaps a character that specializes in magic. Your tactics and how you develop each character are up to you.
  • Acquire New Jobs – “Asterisk bearers” will often block your path forward. By defeating them, you will obtain an Asterisk that enables you to change jobs.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments
siebensus4 (on 22 December 2021)

One of a few games where I regret the purchase. I played Octopath Traveler before and battle system, soundtrack and story just highly disappointed in BD II. I think it's not a bad game overall, but Octopath just nailed every aspect of a good RPG. How were the sales of Bravely Default (3DS) btw.?

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2zosteven (on 22 December 2021)

Thats it? so many people missing out on a fantastic game!

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Paatar (on 22 December 2021)

It was at 950K before the PC release. It only sold 50k since Sept? That seems off

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Kakadu18 Paatar (on 22 December 2021)

Full priced late releases are never really successful on Steam.

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Paatar Kakadu18 (on 22 December 2021)

It seems off in general—50k between Switch and PC launch from end of Sept to now?

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Kakadu18 Paatar (on 23 December 2021)

Maybe it reached it earlier and they only decided to announce it now. Or it's sales on Switch had already stagnated.

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ireadtabloids (on 22 December 2021)

I loved the original on 3DS and it was great to see how they changed things up and had bigger success with Octopath Traveler. With solid sales for Bravely Default II I’m keen to see what this team do next.

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Kakadu18 ireadtabloids (on 22 December 2021)

They're working on the DQIII remake.

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ireadtabloids Kakadu18 (on 23 December 2021)

Thanks! That was seeming like it was going to be pretty cool the last I heard of it. I didn’t know or forgot that was going to be them.

Also haha yay a downvote! I’ve always felt like they were a very silly decoration here unless the author is being a jerk so I usually get a good laugh out of them.

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Kakadu18 ireadtabloids (on 24 December 2021)

Triangle Strategy is also from that team.

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ireadtabloids Kakadu18 (on 24 December 2021)

Thanks! I hope that does well too. I loved Final Fantasy Tactics and it has similar vibes. Although I’m not sure if the slightly darker plot mixed with branching stories is my thing I hope people love it.

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JWeinCom (on 22 December 2021)

Ok sales for an ok game.

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Legit (on 22 December 2021)

Switch exclusive rules

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