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'Bravely Default' is the latest 3DS game to sell over 1M

Bravely Default Collector's Edition.
Bravely Default Collector's Edition.
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On Monday it was announced the Silicon Studio game, "Braverly Default," has sold over one million worldwide on the Nintendo 3DS.

Revealed on the official Japanese Twitter account, "Braverly Default" was reported by Dengeki Online to have hit one million in sales on Nintendo's handheld system. Sales for the 3DS-exclusive game were broken down by region: 400,000 units in Japan as published by Square-Enix and 600,000 in the West as published by Nintendo. When originally released in Japan on October 2012, "Bravely Default" reached the top of the charts with 141,529 units sold. For its North American debut in March of this year, the Japanese RPG sold 200,000 units and ranked at #10 on the overall video game sales chart.

A sequel on the 3DS, "Braverly Second," is currently being developed by Square-Enix for the Japanese gaming market. Based on the latest sales, there's a good possibility "Braverly Second" will be localized for North America. Whether Nintendo will pick up publishing duties again for the West, or if Square-Enix will do the job itself, remains to be seen. If the latter, then there may be less editing on the "skimpy clothing" the characters wear, as seen when Nintendo published the first game.

Silicon Studio president Takehiko Terada said in a CVG interview the "Braverly Default" series could expand to other gaming platforms. "We may expand in the future, but we don't have a clear plan yet. We're talking about that, maybe using other devices, but we don't have a clear plan," Terada explained. To speculate, it's possible a "Braverly Default" game, main or spin-off, could land other handhelds like the PS Vita or mobile devices. Also possible is the expansion to consoles, such as the PlayStation 4 or Wii U. Where the "Braverly Default" series will go in the future is up to Silicon Studio, but there will likely always be a place for it on the 3DS.