Tanabata (also known as Star Festival) is an annual Japanese event where people celebrate by writing their wishes on a piece of paper called tanzaku, and then hang them on bamboo or other types of decorations.
This year, Acquire Studios’ president, Takuma Endo, took part in the celebrations and shared a photo of his wish - revealing his hopes Octopath Traveler would sell many copies.
It turns out his wish has come true, as it’s now been reported by Japanese website Dengeki, the title has sold 90 percent of its initial shipment in Japan.
As we've been informed, this equates to 110,111 units sold within the Switch title’s opening week in Japan alone. The game also sits in the top spot on the charts, with no competition in sight.
Given this is a JRPG co-developed by Square Enix, published by Nintendo and exclusive to the Switch, this is a fantastic outcome.
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