Microsoft Game Studios and Tecmo jointly announced today that Ryu Hayabusa's latest hour, Ninja Gaiden II, has sold over one million copies worldwide in a span of just a little over two months.
Seems like every 360 exclusive sells at least a million regardless of its score, and this game was deemed a flop by sony fans lol
deemed a flop by people who didn't play it? why does that matter? i'm glad to see it's selling so well, it's a truly great game.
reviews mean nothing, nobody cares what reviewers think except the reviewers themselves. For some reason alot of people who comment here think that these reviews matter, ask yourself something... do you care what scores cds and movies get?
Yeah like how some of you Xbox fans call Heavenly Sword a flop.
What does HS have to do with this thread?
I'm a Sony fan and I'm playing this game right now. I bought it shortly after it was released and I love it. I don't call it a flop, I call it a triumph of challenging gameplay.
It's because Heavenly Sword was "deemed a flop" by the 360 fanboys even though it sold well past a million copies. Omega is making it seem as if only Sony fans do this.
I'm sorry but Sony fans gave HS more hate than 360 users. It's still one of my favorite PS3 games to date. I'm replaying it right now. Hopefully I can beat NG2 this weekend!
Pretty much every big name exclusive published by one of the console manufacturers will sell a lot of copies, Omega. Don't act like Sony or Nintendo can't do the same, ok?
@ PLAIN RICE heavenly sword wasnt a flop dat was one of the games i was considering in gettin a ps3 for HS and killzone 2
Shouldnt a Ninja Gaiden game sold more than 1 million by now? It was one of the only big exclusives for 360 this year. Still, good job.
@ Kenb Thats funny. Im pretty sure MICROSOFT cares about review scores with Don Mattrick your chief: "360 has the best games ACCORDING TO METACRITIC... most games rated over 90% blabla". Its pathetic 360 fanboys who ALWAYS bring up metacritic having the most "AAA" games as a reason why 360 kicks Sony @ss. I have always said thats a pathetic measurement. Also, considering how many fanboys said NG2 was guna beat MGS4, and MGS4 did over a million IN A WEEK, back in June, when NG2 came out-- 1m worldwide by august is nothing to shout about.
U sure about that? I dont recall PDZ or Kameo selling a million copies. Also Sony's Resistance a launch title sold almost 3 million copies. Pretty impressive for a launch game. None the less 1 million is impressive for any NG game. Ninja Gaiden Sigma sold pretty well aswell for a rehashed game team ninja has been milking the first NG game. I think around 600 to 700 thousand copies if im not mistaken. I am sure if NG2 was on the ps3 it would have sold over a million copies aswell since it was a knew title.
Wow! Lol, I thought it would have surely sold a million WORLDWIDE the same month it was released at least... I could see if this was just U.S., or Europe alone... but worldwide... that's almost embarrassing.
hazeblaze you need to look at actual sales numbers for PS3 titles if you want a nice dose of REALITY of how games don't reach a million as fast as you seem to think. 1 million for any game is awesome and considering a niche game like NG2 has been out for 3 months and sold over a million is excellent. Omega: I was going to ask the same thing? Where are all the loudmouths who called this game a flop over and over? If anyone needs a reminder I can paste in some of the threads. Some real choice flop comments, oh and don't forget the Itagaki interviews where many spewed how much of a failure the game was. =)
I think this is just like the way namco announced soul calibur already sold 2 million when in reality they meant shipped 2 million. Actual sales for SC are like 1 million. I have absolutely no clue actual sales for NG but i am willing to bet that its not 1 million. Hate it or love it but thats the reality of the situation without any fanboy flavoring
I'm glad to see this game did well. This game is just plain fun and that's what games are suppose to be, nothing more. - Edit @ Below I guess I'm a hardcore gamer then. BTW you must be pretty bad at it, because i didn't die that much. ;)
man are u out of ur mind?......ng series is for the hardcore of hardcore gamers man...trust me ppl...if ur sensitive and u don't like dying in humiliating and mind boggling ways.....DO NOT BUY THIS GAME....joking(im just mad cuz im stuck halfway through it on very hard..... fuccking alma....that b!tch.) .....great game tho.
ALMA is from the first Ninja Gaiden. LOL. NG II is twice as hard as NG.
..................nevermind... .just call me......MR.SENSITIVE then.
If you get stuck take a break for 15-30 mins. I think it allows you to clear you mind and get your ninja composure back. It pretty much always worked for me.
ng games have great taste of difficulty just hope for ng 3 based on a new engine :)
lol ninja composure.. bubbles for that one. I needed the laugh.
Or just play it on acolyte... Hey, if my gf can finish it dying less than 15 times, then most people can too!
speaking of ninja gaiden 2 im craving some damn socom already!
What does Socom have to do with Ninja Gaiden?
besides that nothing
Wheres the Tick, ToastMan? Great toon by the way.
socom,oh my I hate this game(my opinion) graw and r6v kicks it's ass
1 mil is not impressive these days,especially world wide.
1 mil is definitely an achievement. This game selling one mil means that atleast 1/20th of 360 players own it. That's pretty cool.
well in either case breaking the 1 million barrier often means the publisher making money off the game, so it's still an important barrier
Hmmm...largest installed base this gen is 30mil. I'd say 1mil sold is quite the achievement. Now 1mil sold on the PS2 is nothing to cheer about considering it's installed base.
oh wait...oops.....thought that said sigma....nevermind.
Isn't NG Black the best so far. I mean Sigma has better graphics than Black but I have heard that bits were cut out. Any way, yeah great game but NG2 easily has the best combat. The NG series is basically a must have. I'm a big NG fan so if you disagree, tell me why.
STFU Nasim On topic this game was pretty damn good for me. certainly, a nice addition to the xbox360 library
LMAO, didn't MGS4 (released months after) already reaching 4millions sold? Xbots, consider yourself 4x owned.
Didn't MGS4 reach the Bargain Bin, only after a few months? Duck, consider yourself.. just plain owned.
here we go again. 1 million is not enough, 1 million is pretty good two months after. god this will be hell in a few minutes
1 million is a disappointment considering the install base of 360 owners in NA. I wonder what their expectation was considering the success of Devil May Cry 4 on the 360. A million compared to DMC4 sales is disappointing, anyway you put it!
how is a million sold in two months a disappointment? DMC4 selling well matters why?
Because the guy who created NG called DMC series weaksauce. it's his own damn fault for the comparison. I know he isn't there anymore, but still.
and its refreshing that he is so brutally honest. I'm tired of all the stupid pr friendly responses, you ask Itagaki a question and he gives a straight answer. Ive also noticed that people interviewing Itagaki ask questions where they hope to either make him angry or to get him to bash someone. In regards to Devil May Cry, I agree with him, except that Devil May Cry 1 was actually awesome. But that's the problem with capcom, they switch to different producers for sequels and fans buy these sequels anyway.
Hey I'm not making judgment on his opinion, just saying, he's the one who invited the comparisons ...
but but but but but but. Of course 1 million copies is not enough. Now if NG2 was a hugh exclusive like GeoW2 then 1 million is bad.
Agreed. Now it's 1mil is not enough. I think we have a new definition from the Sony crew on what makes a flop. Now it has to score 90+ and also sell 1 million copies in under 3 months. 1mil is awesome and this is a great game!
For a Ninja Gaiden game, thats pretty good.
Pretty good. And please do not jump on me. I like the Ninja Gaiden series too. -.-
Hurry up and buy a 360 and Ninja Gaiden 2!
DON'T RUSH ME! U-U
Waiting to see if it will be on the PS3? huh
Don't start Patchbaby.
Good to see that you don't have to make games for grandpas and dogs to make them million sellers. Hardcore stuff do sell as well, kudos to Team Ninja.
Game was being sold for as little as £19.99 for a few weeks here now.
oh well, it has enough of an audience.
But only a few deserve to be sold a million if Haze and Lair sold a million you XBox 360 fans would say the same thing and call it a flop still and it took that long to sell a million of Ninja Gaiden II? kevnb please the graphics of Lair were awesome they praised it the only thing they complained about was the sixaxis cause it used to much of it you dork! and there were no frame rate issues since I don't remember them complaining about that.
thats total sony fanboy logic. Haze was playable but below average, Lair is an ugly looking mess. Lair has poor frame rates, muddy and ugly graphics, and poor gameplay. I fond myself bashing sony fans all the time, despite being a current ps3 only owner...
YOU ARE COMPARING LAIR AND HAZE TO NINJA GAIDEN 2 ARE YOU FKN SERIOS??????
I'm just wondering about the people who said MGS4 should have been mulitplatform because it "only" sold 3 million in two months. NG2 just reached a million and it was released before MGS4 so where's the multiplatform cries for this game. Personally, I think both of them are great games but there's a bit of hipocrisy coming from both sides.
shhh, don't bother them, they're up there!! ur gonna get us killed over here!
Maybe because NG2 is published by MS >_>
MGS4 take to produce...compare that to Ninjai Gaiden 2. I'm sure NG2 was much cheaper, Sony has their next gen riding on MGS4, of course it cost more. Konami may not be able to make up for that cost by leaving it an exclusive.
does anyone know if ms published the first ng? sigma was awesome
Both are high profile games but MGS4 pretty much dropped from the top 10 charts a few weeks after its release. 3 million sold with a userbase of around 15 million is pretty low considering MGS4 is Sony's main gun. The game has been reported to be in the bargain bins already. For comparison Halo 3 can be considered Microsoft's main gun and it's around 10 million sold with a userbase of around 20 million.
@Omega4 - Oh, I didn't know that. lol @FirstKnight - True, but like NG2, it's only been 2 months since it's release plus Metal Gear Solid, despite all the hype, is still pretty much a niche' series and it's being sold on a more expensive console. Halo is way more mainstream and was marketed as so. Anyway, my point was people are so eager to have these silly pissing contest about which game can sell the most or bashing a certain game because it's not on "their" console. We should all just relax and enjoy the games for what they are.
Not too bad for a NG game its not really made to appeal to the masses
dont feed trolls, ignore them.
any game that reaches a million has officially done well so props to Tecmo and it probably didn't cost much to produce judging by the graphics
That is the exact comment I made about Sigma.
Another Sony cry-baby. Ninja Gaiden 2 is a terrific game; your simply jealous. Your posts around here *reek* of desperate sadness, its very very pathetic.
the graphics are really good. At times, it can appear a little too "shiny", but the graphics are quite nice