Nintendo stated this past Wednesday that Octopath Traveler, a Square Enix JRPG title for the Switch, has officially sold over 2 million copies. Octopath Traveler came out in July of 2018 and has continued to make breakthroughs with its sales years after its release. One million copies were sold during the first three weeks of the game’s release, an amazing feat for almost any game. To celebrate 2 million, Nintendo is selling the game at 50% off until April 2nd, 2020.
To celebrate 2 million copies sold, OCTOPATH TRAVELER is 50% off until 02/04!
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) March 18, 2020
Octopath Traveler’s Popularity
Octopath Traveler is a turn-based, fantasy RPG that balances elements of traditional JRPG games with originality. With eight protagonists to play with and each with their own unique story, there is plenty to explore and keep players coming back. The game is also praised for its uniquely updated 2D pixel art style that really brings the game to life. Its popularity has already garnered it a mobile game that is expected to release in Japan this year. Octopath Traveler’s massive sales at release, and now two years later, shows that it is certainly a staple RPG every fan of the genre should try out.