The action RPG from publisher Bandai Namco and developer Level-5 - Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - sold 288,556 units first week at retail, according to VGChartz estimates.
I wonder what it cost them to make the game. It made back 17M in that week.
I would estimate they made about half of that amount after distribution fees/retailer fees. But I can’t imagine the budget for this game was extraordinary, I’m sure it will make plenty of money given the PS4 install base.
Ni No Kiddy 2. It’s a game for babies.
@mikeslemonade i will agree ...the game is far too simple and handholding, to the point that of boredome and annoyance
@mikeslemonade If you fight the level 80+ bounty monsters, I bet you'd cry like a baby at least once or twice. :D
Not for the developers and publishers it didn't. That would require retail outlets to sell at cost $60/ piece. Very possible they made out well with digital sales though.
You know they don't get the entire $60 back, right?
JRPGs are becoming very successful. This is only good news. Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Persona 5, Nier and now this. Keep buying it people. This game deserves to be a hit
Yeah we've been getting some really great JRPGs recently. I'm glad they're selling well.
Me too. It will show devs and publishers that we want these games and they will pour more resources into making them.
I still have to pick this up
Did you play the first one? It's no way near as good. I was disappointed unfortunately. The first was incredible and the high scores this got baffle me. Real shame. 7/10 at best for me
Crap, I’m falling so far behind. I’m still working though Persona 5 and Ys VIII. Still haven’t gotten this, god of War, Detroit is almost here, Galgun 2 already released. More hours in the day I need!
I haven't started Ys yet is a time sink? Any tips or tricks
Actually doesn’t seem like an incredibly long game. Perhaps 40 hours. The combat is fun as hell so time passes quite quickly.
And here I am going back to Crackdown for some reason. I do feel a bit guilty that I haven't completed some of the great games from the last two years, but I just don't feel 'up to it' right now :(
I hope the digital sales is a lot more.
Probably better but not great considering for the last week they've had the 35% off deal just for NNK2 going.
Ouch... it needs to sell at least 500k-1mil to even break even i bet. I loved the 1st game.
With digital I think it could have sold 300k plus in one week. In a month it could get close to that
This is just retail it will easily sell more than one million.
That's actually a bit lower than I thought. Hopefully it picks up sales overtime.
Ill be picking it up in due time. Probably for my brother as well for his birthday.
I know, i fig at least 2 million. Prob at least +750 thou when factoring digi... its 2000 fncking 18 how do we not know digi sales yet
Because we don't need to know and most people that are not in the industry don't care about game sales.
Picked my up on PC. Still got to beat it. God of War came out and I'm still playing that. PC, PlayStation. \m/
The best combo!
I'm really enjoying it. Now in Chapter 9 (last chapter) and it's definitely a good game. You can see where they had to cut corners to finish the game, but overall very enjoyable.
I was disappointed in this game. The first one is still way better. Should have just remastered the first game.
80mil ps4s out there and thats all?
Sales don't work like that. The more consoles there are the more diluted the sale numbers will be. And it's still a niche Japanese title. It did well for what it is, I mean it outsold Sea of Thieves and that was a huge budget highly marketed title.
And also, it’s JRPG. Very niche genre.
While I also believe that JRPG is a niche genre, it still doesn’t explain why other JRPGs such as Persona 5, Xenoblade 2, and FFXV sell so well.
@Kun_ADR How much did those games sell the first week?
I’m just here to say that the first one was better.
Doesn’t mean the second one is disappointing. Ni No Kumi 2 is still great game.
I do not agree at all, but to each their own.
yeaa, even tho pople gave it glowing reviews, its still a pretty niche game. but its good, like it alot
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