Bravely Default Sees 85% Sell-Through; Project X Zone Only 57%

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Bravely Default: Flying Fairy got off to a good start in Japan, having sold 141,529 copies in its first week, which is rather impressive for a brand new franchise.


Sales tracker, Media Create, report that Bravely Default sold through 85.68% of its initial shipment, adding further evidence that the game has sold rather well.


For comparison, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light—to which Bravely Default is a spiritual successor of sorts—sold 114,714 copies in its first week, and sold through 71.12% of its initial shipment when it was released back in 2009.


Meanwhile, Project X Zone didn’t fare nearly as well. The game sold 85,539 copies in its first week, and Media Create report a 57.55% sell-through for the game. Furthermore, 70% of the game’s first-week sales came from pre-orders, which means Project X Zone didn’t sell a whole lot beyond its existing fanbase.


What fanbase? Media Create compare Project X Zone to Namco x Capcom, which was released on the PlayStation 2 back in 2005. That game sold about 87,000 copies in its first week.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.