Hardcore Gamer: Looks like the folks over at Nippon Icchi Software aren’t feeling too optimistic about the future of their flagship Disgaea franchise and their company overall.
Welp, I know what I'm going to get everybody for every special occasion next year.
these are some concerning news i like Disgaea games
Yep certainly not good news, but also not a good decision to release your game on the same day as one of the most wanted games of next year.
"Commercial Failure of Disgaea 5 Might Spell the End of NIS" ... and going exclusive is the smart way to go. /s
What a dumb decision and statement coming out from someone who knows that they are on very thin ice. Honestly, it just makes me believe that these companies want to actually fail.
Disgaea 3 sold 470,000 + 240,000 (Vita port) worldwide. Disgaea 4 sold 540,000 + 110,000 (Vita port) worldwide. Disgaea D2 sold 180,000 worldwide. And the first 2 Disgaea games only sold around 300,000 each. Seems like the sales have been strong and steadily increasing for every game but D2, which seems to have bombed for some reason. No love for Laharl? Anyway, it seems pretty likely that Disgaea 5 will sell in the same 400k range as its immediate predecessors.
Yes, their new IP such as The Witch and the Hundred Knight and Hotaru no Niki also sold pretty good. That's why i don't believe this news. I've searched in siliconera, gematsu, rpgfan, and dualshocker but they didn't have this news about NIS will closed their door if Disgaea 5 got flop.
Yeah. Most developers are smart enough to NEVER sink so much money into a game that they won't be able to recover if it bombs.
media is attacking jrpg hype, when it comes to NIS i wouldnt be surprised if they are already developing another game.
You have to consider how much it cost them to actually make the game before you say they had strong sales. For all we know it may have cost them more to make than what they actually made back in profit. And by this message it seems that the previous titles didn't do so well considering that if this one bombs they may be out of business.
Disgaea isn't exactly a money sink. I'm pretty sure they make money off it. I think they should maybe consider increasing the cost to $60 instead of the $10 less for every retail release they have. It would suck being a huge NISA fan, but their games have more content than most games that come out at $60. I dunno, maybe it would affect the sales numbers and they'd lose more.
Can't they just delay the game for about a week or 2 until the hype around bloodborne dies down? Also maybe they need to start expanding the fanbase, the disgaea series have always been a niche title.
At least the US version of Disgaea 5 doesn't come out the same day as Bloodborne. They should release the US vesion in the middle of summer if they can, when there is a drought of game.
i agree, they should have a better release date to give it a better chance. game looks good and it would be a shame for it to end.
Every single game is extremely hardcore even the spin-offs. I appreciate them, but cannot like them because it feels like you're being blasted by a novel's worth of rules in just the tutorial. I cannot imagine the majority of potential fans would disagree on that. Why can't they make a visually appealing game whilst keeping the SRPG essence of tactics without attaching 100's of stats to consider. Cull back the character creation stuff and stick with core characters with diverging class upgrades, to make the challenge level/environment based and not because I didn't level up or equip the right items. This is exactly why FF tactics is a superior game.
It's not THAT hardcore. I can play them, and I'm an idiot. Yeah, it has a lot of stats and options, but you can grasp the basics of the game pretty quickly and still go ahead and play the game and advance.
I took a few years off of the Disgaea series due to school, and then rememeber getting back into it and realizing how complex it can be. It's not particularly hard once you get the basics down, and it's structured enough to build on the basics, but I can see how it can put off the new user.
Try making them less shitty, and cheaper, multiplatform, and online competitive multiplayer.
"less shitty" You never play Disgaea series are you? "cheaper" It's expensive for a small studio like NIS but cheap for big company like EA, Ubi, Acti, SE, etc. "multiplatform" They already tried Disgaea 1 for NDS and it didn't work. I even don't think it will work on Xbox one, considering the console sold are abysmall in japan. "online competitive multiplayer" I'm seriously questioning if you never play Disgaea series, because NIS already tried online MP for Disgaea 4. Some legit player even defeated a hacker who cheated with billions of HP. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
They just need to delay the game and increase the speed of leveling up. Keep it a grind but make it start much later. Disgaea games are the few games that make me laugh out loud at times. I would love for Sony to go ahead and pick them up in light of all the loyalty they have shown. Hell, I have a guy at work that I call mid-boss because he is my assistant manager. I tell him customers have to get past the mid-boss to get to me. Damn Laharl was a riot!
I can't even preorder Disgaea 5... Would like to help out, too. And you can damn well bet on me having Bloodborne already!
From reading other sites that had a bit more info they need at least 150k sells, so my question , is that world wide or only in Japan, cause if that's a world wide sell then they should be golden.
This is so effed up I honestly hope the target goal isnt too high of a goal we NEED Nippion Ichi to still exist!
No :( I dont wanna see Nippon Icchi Software go away they need to keep making games
I would pick up Disgaea before Bloodbourne but that's just me
Wow that would be sad if NIS goes away :(
Man, this is one of my favorite game companies... Seriously going to have a hole in my heart if they ever go under...
It always sucks when a studio is having problems, though I have to admit I didn't like the Disgaea game I tried. The series seems to be aimed at a very specific subset of gamers who will love the comedy and the art style, for everyone else there isn't much there.
5 Disgaea's and not one time did they think to make a huge cross over game with all their characters from that universe. And when I say universe I mean all characters from La Pucella, Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom and Disgaea...and not just as characters for your army I mean an actual story involving all of them in an Epic TJRPG explosion! Good luck to these guys but it seems that most PS4 players are not interested in tactic based games that are not super flashy and super high res, which is a shame because I love their games.
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