BlazBlue hits 1.7 million worldwide sales

Though it came out just under four years ago in 2008, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and its spin-offs have continued to sell well. Today, Aksys Games announced that the highly regarded fighting series from Arc System Works has now passed 1.7 million sales worldwide.

That includes the several iterations of the game over the last few years which have tweaked the experience and added fighters, not terribly unlike the well-known iterations of the Street Fighter IV series.

Surprisingly, it was revealed that 800,000 of those sales came from North America. Usually we would expect a hardcore, niche, and utterly bizarre fighting game to be popular in Japan yet struggle in the United States. With numbers like that it's almost certain that we'll be getting more BlazBlue games in the West in the future.

Arc System Works has recently been working on Persona 4 Arena which releases next week.




  • Shnubby - August 3, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    I really want to try this series. Calamity Trigger can be bought at a major bargain price so I plan to get it soon :P
  • Cyberninja - August 3, 2012 8:51 p.m.

    Skip everything else and go straight to CS extend, it has all the characters and the important points of CT summarized in a quick secton.
  • Shnubby - August 4, 2012 1:41 p.m.

    sound advice. I'll take your word for it. Cheers! :)
  • Corsair89 - August 3, 2012 8:02 p.m.

    I've been a huge Blazblue fan since it came out. It's easily my favorite fighting series and the fact that Persona 4 Arena is made by the same people makes me very excited.
  • DirkSteele1 - August 6, 2012 1:48 a.m.

    Really enjoyed Calamity Trigger. Picked it up fairly cheap as the sequel was about to launch. And it stands among my prouder gaming achievements as I managed to get 1000G (back when I was worried about such things) without boosting. Only achieved that on one other fighting game this Gen (Soul Calibur IV). And considering I am not that good at fighting games...

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