The spiritual successor to Final Fantasy has been quite the success.
Square Enix’s spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Bravely Default, has managed to sell more than one million units worldwide according to Square Enix (via Dengeki Online). While 400,000 units were sold in Japan, the 3DS RPG also managed pretty good numbers worldwide with more than 600,000 units sold.
The move is interesting because Bravely Default is Square Enix’s most “hardcore” RPG in a while. It received universal praise from critics on being released here and actually caused Square Enix to reconsider its stance on dumbing down RPGs to fit a global audience. Because strange as it may sound, the global audience actually like an in-depth and intricately developed RPG. What a novel concept!
Square Enix is currently working on a sequel titled Bravely Second for the 3DS but no release date or other information has been provided as of yet. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.