Arc System Works announced that it had sold over 1 million units of Guilty Gear Strive in physical shipments and digital sales worldwide. Its press release added more significance, as Strive also became the company’s first-ever title to reach the million sales milestone.
The Guilty Gear team’s 2D artist Kenta Asano drew a celebratory illustration to mark Strive‘s 1 million sales milestone. It features Bridget, which will appear as the first Season Pass 2 character. Announced during the Evo 2022 tournament, the most-requested series character in Japan will return simultaneously worldwide on August 8, 2022 (August 9, 2022, in Japan).
At the same time, the company also published a new trailer to mark the fighting game’s first anniversary. It features a music video of Sol Badguy’s theme song in Strive, “Find Your One Way.” The Japanese animation studio Sanzigen produced this video.
Arc System Works sold over 300,000 units of Guilty Gear Strive during its launch week in June 2021. It raised the number to 500,000 units in mid-July 2021, roughly a month after release. That means it took roughly another year for the fighting game to reach the million sales milestone.
Guilty Gear Strive is available worldwide on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, and arcades. A new wave of content additions through Season Pass 2 will begin with Bridget’s inclusion on August 8, 2022.