Bravely Default Sees Strong Sales in February

The 3DS RPG managed to sell over 200,000 copies during its first month in the US.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 03/14/2014 12:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

February certainly proved to be a good month for Nintendo. According to the Big N, Bravely Default, the critically acclaimed 3DS RPG from Square Enix, sold over 200,000 copies between its physical and eShop versions last month. To put that number into perspective, the game bested the launch of Fire Emblem Awakening, which saw the strongest debut of any Fire Emblem game to date (and was our pick for Best 3DS Game of 2013), by 10 percent.

February was also a good month for another big Nintendo release. According to the company, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze managed to sell over 130,000 copies during its first eight days. This strong showing even helped boost Wii U sales by 25 percent over those in February 2013, though Nintendo didn’t specify precisely how many consoles that equated to. Given how poorly Wii U has performed thus far, the number is still likely lower than the company had hoped, but any increase in sales is certainly a positive sign nonetheless.

Finally, it seems Pokémon X and Y also had another strong month, moving a combined 130,000 copies in February. This brings their lifetime sales in the US to 3.4 million units.

Did you purchase Bravely Default or Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze last month? What do you think of the titles? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo

2 Responses to “Bravely Default Sees Strong Sales in February”

  • 1570 points
    penduin says...

    Bravely Default and Tropical Freeze are each amazing; they deserve every cent of success they find (and probably more).

    Bravely Default’s demo was so good, I preordered the crazy deluxe collector’s edition. As it turns out, the game is even better than the demo led me to believe. I’ve heard it called the best Final Fantasy, and it’s hard to disagree.

    Tropical Freeze exceeded my expectations too. Everything there is to love about a Donkey Kong game is here: state-of-the-art presentation, tight controls, tons of charm, great boss battles, and a serious challenge. (Not to mention, swimming is back and better than ever! :^)

  • 1379 points
    xeacons says...

    These are the kind of hail-mary games the Wii U needs if we want to see it thrive. Hope Nintendo’s taking notes.

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