Koei Tecmo disclosed the sales results so far for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Fist of the North Star (as well as Samurai Warriors 3).
... if Tecmo hadn't made the inane decision to 'censor' the gore/violence.
Same, but I will probably get it sooner or later.
I will be getting it one day as well.
Very annoying, and no idea why they did that, but I bought it all the same.
Very impressive sales numbers. I got it a month after it came out...pretty good game, but not as good as the original Sigma.
sorry but i find that excuse STUPID
NG has been known for being violent and gory. I haven't played Sigma 2 but I did played NG2, and the gore was awesome. Who wants to see that replaced by purple mist?
About the blood, or is the blood shitting out of every freaking killed corpse over the course of the game what made the game itself so fun, huh? no, if not the action, the gameplay, the brilliant scheme and story, and it still there, so your EXCUSE, fail, thank you.
ng2 was known for being gory, none of the other games were
@klado- I agree with your premise, but you can't honestly tell me that Ninja Gaiden is renowned for its story...
I hope the next Ninja Gaiden is launched simultaneously across 360 and PS3. It kind of bothered me that an upgraded NG2(Sigma 2) came out less than a year later. Its almost as if Tecmo is tricking multiconsole owners of buying the same game twice! :-p I'm guilty of re-buying Ninja Gaiden Black for the Xbox, however the first iteration is just better imo. I ALMOST bought Sigma 2 but couldn't justify a $60 purchase for an upgrade. Deep down the game was too much the same. I still might buy it for under $30 but thats a might as Ninja Gaiden requires patience, replacement controllers and an unhealthy dose of caffeine.
I didn't really care about the removal of the gore. Sigma 2 is far more balanced than it's 360 counterpart. Like the battle with the Phantom Train in New York City's sewers. In the 360, you had to manually aim arrows at it's head while avoiding various attacks. It was extremely frustrating and I'd exhaust my supply of healing items. I'll admit they made it almost too easy in the PS3 version, arrows auto-aim to the head. All you need to do is stand back, aim and shoot. Far easier and I never expend any healing items. Beyond that, the game is a lot more balanced and seeing as I'm far more at home with a DualShock controller, it works a lot better for me. The extra stages with the girls, coupled to their intriguing costumes leads me back to the PS3 version again and again.
So they did make the game easier i lol at this
NGII for the xbox sold only a mil..so well done here for the PS3 version.
It was 1 million as of August 2008, they never gave an updated number since then. http://exophase.com/xbox360... Nearly half a million isn't bad though, I'm sure they made most of the money back with NG2 and I doubt development costs for Sigma 2 were very high since most of the work was already done.
http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... Those are only shipped figures you posted, regardless.
Did you not see the link I posted? From the press release, "In just a little over two months since its release in June 2008, “Ninja Gaiden II” has SOLD over one million copies worldwide on Xbox 360 and currently enjoys an average critics...." Don't know why I got 3 disagrees either, I even provided proof to back up what I said, gotta love N4G... =/ Edit: More, http://gamerscoreblog.com/p... http://videogames.yahoo.com... http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
Vgcharts seem to have it around a mil, and they have updated numbers..so I'll use those.
So you are going to use VGChartz, a source which has often been criticized for its reliability over the word of the developer and publisher? Ok, what ever works for your vision...
Pretty good for a year-late port, actually.
nice sales almost near the 360 version
NG2 on the xbox sold a million back in August 2008 http://exophase.com/xbox360...
Gonnaget Sigma 2 soon.
actually these are disappointing sales numbers.I'm talking about NGS2 sales.compared to other hack & slash games,NGS2 probably had the lowest sales numbers so I don't know how some people say it's a good thing for it. Edit below: Bayonetta,Darksiders and Dante's Inferno are not mainstream titles and are new IPs yet the PS3 version of those 3 outsold NGS2.
because NG isnt mainstream like many other hack&slash titles...
those 3 titles had way better marketing behind them compared to NGS2....
How is the sale disappointing? the game is a port man, and port are not meant to reach 1 million copies! Sigma 1 only sold 500,000k in 7 months and Sigma 2 sold 300,000 in 3 months. Recent sales figures is 480,000k (but I'm sure this is not the recent because I've seen this figure around Feb 2010 or older). Considering this a port, the sales are good and acceptable.
Techmo/Team Ninja beat themselves out of 100,000...maybe 200,000 extra copies sold. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 released 2 weeks before Uncharted 2 (Sep. 29, 2009 vs. Oct. 13, 2009). That is MUCH too close to Uncharted 2. What's worse is that there were no major titles released in the entire month of August or September until NGS2 released. Its like they didn't want to sell it.
To be honest both versions are good , NG2 had the blood and gore , and NGS2 lost the blood /gores but they compensated it with the extra boss fights and co op .
It was great to hammer down all the baddies while she was bouncing all over the screen LOL. Hair down Rachel is gorgeous. I'm going to buy NGS2 back when it gets a little cheaper. Plenty of trophies to harvest there.
and i prefer it over GOW3 for gameplay *opens flame shield*
I prefer Darksiders to GOW3
i have bought games and low both GoW3 has Epic Visual, Story and Music. Also great characters and boss battles. But I love the smoothness and response of combat system of NGS2