It would appear that even after the release of the enhanced Bravely Default: For the Sequel, the future of Square Enix and Silicon Studio’s new role-playing game series is still hanging in the balance as an interview with Japanese publication 4gamer.net has revealed that the future of the franchise heavily depends on the success of Bravely Second, the first true sequel game that is due out for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan next year.
As of January 2013, the original release of the first game had sold 300,000 units (following a launch in October 2012). For the Sequel made its debut in the Media Create sales chart on release at #8, but fell to #25 the following week before falling out of the Top 50 altogether. Upon release in the United Kingdom, the game didn’t make the Top 40 Individual Format or All-Format Charts, but was at #7 on the Nintendo 3DS chart before falling out of the ranked listings the next week, however, the Miiverse community features a lot of posts from mainland Europe, so hopefully the game performed well there? Meanwhile, the game still isn’t out in North America – how will the American audience react to the game in February? Only time can tell, but be brave and don’t accept the default!