Carpe Fulgur have recently announced that it's premiere title, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale, has sold over 26,000 copies in just around four weeks. An impressive feat, considering the game's relatively humble origins. It's also a sign that perhaps not every single RPG out there has to have the exact same boring mechanics and still sell.
All apathy against modern-day RPG's aside, this is some pretty great news. It means that Carpe Fulgur should be very well financed to start bringing over a few more Japanese indie gems, or at the very least start looking towards their next project with newfound success under belt. It's a win-win situation really, fans get more professionally translated Japanese games and Japanese developers get exposure to an audience that's not even generally aware of their product.
What's next on the table for Carpe Fulgur has yet to be announced, but with luck they'll let us know sometime soon. Whenever they're ready no doubt, which should be sometime after they're done celebrating their first successful launch. These things do take time.
Source: Carpe Fulgur