Square Enix and Acquire have announced that Octopath Traveler 2 sales have topped a million worldwide. The game was released back in February for PC, Switch, and PlayStation, and this figure takes into account all of those platforms, as well as physical and digital sales.
Over on the official Japanese Octopath Traveler 2 Twitter account, the two studios announce the milestone and share some new artwork depicting playable characters Throné, Ochette, and Osvald together. The illustration is pretty heartwarming and also features a message thanking players for taking the game to a million sales.
The original Octopath Traveler achieved the million sales milestone in just a couple of weeks, despite being a Switch exclusive. By contrast, Octopath Traveler 2 took a few months to get to a million, and was released on several platforms simultaneously. A million sales is still nothing to be sniffed at, of course, but these sales seem slightly slower, which could give pause to those who think Final Fantasy should go back to the turn-based days.
If you missed out on the launch of Octopath Traveler 2, it's the followup to 2018's Octopath Traveler. Designed in Square Enix's now-trademarked HD-2D style, both core games in the series are turn-based JRPGs that revolve around different casts of eight characters, although the characters interact with one another more frequently in the second game.
Octopath Traveler 2 follows the fortunes of eight heroes: warrior Hikari, dancer Agnea, merchant Partitio, scholar Osvald, cleric Temenos, thief Throné, hunter Ochette, and amnesiac apothecary Castti. Like the first game, each of these characters has their own story to follow, but there are also new "Crossed Paths" scenarios that involve multiple characters.
You can pick up Octopath Traveler 2 right now on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. A prologue demo is also available on all platforms, and your progress will carry over to the full game as well should you choose to buy it after playing. TechRaptor's Tanushri Shah awarded the game 9 out of 10, praising its "grander" scope and increased level of interaction between party members.