It’s unclear how well Tales of the Abyss 3DS sold in Europe. Nonetheless, Namco Bandai is pleased with the game’s performance.
Based on new comments from a Namco Bandai representative, the company wishes it had advertised Abyss more in Europe. That didn’t stop the title from surpassing expectations, however.
Kingdom of Tales, paraphrasing a remark from the rep, says that it “sold unexpectedly fast and well, and they had to print copies of the game again three or four times.” Namco Bandai considers Abyss’ sales “as a success in its own way, and encourages Namco Bandai Partners in its decision to localize more Tales games in the future.”
Abyss, along with the recently released Graces F in North America, are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Tales localizations going forward. Namco Bandai hopes to make the series more well-known in North America and Europe. Furthermore, the company would like to “attract new gamers who enjoy video games with anime characteristics, something the Tales series keep but the Final Fantasy series gradually lost.”