In roughly a week, Tales of Arise has shown itself to be a runaway success, achieving over 1 million unit sales globally. The delay looks to be worth it, with many players – including us – having nary a complaint about the entire experience. The current climate means it hasn’t been 100% smooth, with shipments of physical editions having also been delayed. Not that fans had anything to worry about, as players report on receiving complimentary digital codes to allow them to play Day 1.
“We are very proud and humbled to see fans and newcomers reception playing Tales of Arise. Our goal with this title was to open the franchise to as many players as possible while maintaining the Tales of DNA and uniqueness that has allowed the franchise to stay strong for more than 25 years. We would like to thank players for their support.”Yusuke Tomizawa, Producer on Tales of Arise, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc
One could say the push to release it simultaneously worldwide has also helped, since more people could experience it for themselves. It seems safe to say that a new era of the Tales series is upon us. Of course, not forgetting the most important thing: our heartiest congratulations to hitting the over 1 million unit global sales, Tales of Arise!