Square-Enx's Octopath Traveler is proving to be very popular in Japan. On Monday, the company released a statement on Twitter apologizing for the ongoing shortage of physical copies. "We are sorry that some of the shops are out of stock in the three [day] holidays! You can also consider the DL version and the download card for sale at Lawson!" Lawson is a popular retail chain located throughout Japan.
One would-be player took the scarcity as a game of it's own. "Even if I knew it was going to be scarce, I didn't make a reservation" They wrote "But I like to scourer the store and look for the stock as a treasure hunt."
But many more were concerned over Octopath Travler's lack of language options. With Chinese literate users replying to Square Enix's tweet requesting a simplified Chinese translation to be added. The text only RPG currently supports English, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.
Octopath Traveler has enjoyed a mostly positive reception, currently sitting at an 85 of Metacritic with an 8.3 user score. It is currently available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.