A Chinese distributor reveals that retailers have ordered 32K copies of Octopath Traveller after the Chinese localization was announced

Jim_Cacher

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I don't know if the tieba post is legit or not, but people are very excited about the news. When the game was released in July last year, people have been bombing SQEX customer service mail box to request for Chinese localization. It is no surprise that the game gained a huge boost in China after the news broke out.

BTW, regarding the price, I remember before the news it was around 350 yuan (~USD52).
 
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mazi

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Something tells me this might just become a launch title by the time the Switch launches in mainland China.
someone who knows more can correct me, but if i'm not mistaken the game hasn't been approved for release in mainland china. the game is out in hong kong were the strict laws regarding games don't apply, so now that the localization is coming retailers in china are importing the game from hong kong. i may be totally off tho.
 

unfashionable

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Switch console in china isnt confirmed yet though right? As I understand it its approved pending comments final decision date is tomorrow ie 24th
 
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mazi

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Sorry but, 32k two around 2 billion people is hardly impressive.
for a game on a platform that's not even officially available, and in a market where piracy is rampant, it's not too bad. also this is the number from 1 single distributor that supplies to 37 shops only. you could imagine the total number will be much higher.
 
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unfashionable

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for a game on a platform that's not even officially available, and in a market where piracy is rampant, it's not too bad.
Yeah quote from GI site:

Yesterday, it was confirmed that the Nintendo Switch has been approved for sale in the Chinese province of Guangdong through a Nintendo partnership with Tencent. This is the first time the console will be legally available in the country, though it is still unclear whether or not further Chinese government approval is needed or when the console might launch.