Square Enix advised anyone who did not have the game to purchase the eShop version!
That Octopath Traveler is a good title is clear from our review. In Japan, however, the game is so immensely popular that the game has practically been sold out, according to the Japanese Dengeki.
The first 3 days after the Japanese release, the game already sold 110 thousand times, this is excluding eShop sales, which most probably goes to the 150 thousand sales. How the game is sold in Europe is unfortunately unknown.
Finally, Nintendo has released a Developer Interview with producer Masashi Takahashi and Keisuke Miyauchi.
Octopath Traveler came out on July 13 for the Nintendo Switch.