Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Ships A Million Copies

By Spencer . July 4, 2012 . 12:32am

imageNamco Bandai announced they shipped one million copies of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations worldwide. The breakdown between regions is:


North America – 420,000 units

Europe – 420,000 units

Japan / Asia – 160,000 units


Series producer Yusuke Sasaki thanked fans around the world for their support. Sasaki is really happy so many customers enjoyed the game and the staff is working really hard on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

  • Go2hell66

    what japan doesn’t like naruto? i thought they’d always ship the most copies for games like this 

    • heartless141

       compare japan’s size and population to the whole north america and EU is not really valid.

    • Muffum

      Naruto isn’t the cash cow in Japan that it is in other areas because, unlike other areas, it isn’t the premier running shonen series to Japanese audiences. Instead, they treat One Piece as that; if I remember correctly, the One Piece game for the PS3 sold about 700k games.


    What is Naruto about? I am new to the anime.

    • Syn

      Its about some kid who is a member of a ninja clan with a powerful demon sealed inside him and the trials he goes through to be become an accepted member of his community as well as save his best friend from himself.

    • Asura

      It’s about an ADD kid trying to have sex with his emo friend who ran away.

      • Nitraion

        That’s harsh Lol…. XD

      • Sardorim

        Sakura is emo?

        • Anime10121

          Think he’s referring to Sasuke

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      Let me put it in a non-retarded way. It’s about a kid who had demon fox sealed inside his body as a baby and is orphan. Since all the village ignore him for hosting the demon, he wishes to become the leader Ninja forces from the village, the Hokage.

    • KyoyaHibari

      Please save yourself from getting into the series…

  • ResidentMetroid

    I’ve always wondered why Japan doesn’t like Naruto as much as other places, is it because it lacks of fanservice?

    • Asura

       Japan likes Naruto a lot. It’s Naruto games they don’t care much about.

      Also, customary Naruto sucks. Especially in the last 3 years.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      What? Japan does like Naruto more than other places, look at its manga sales, like 6 mln copies sold in jpn alone last year. I think games are different as well as the fact that JPN is way more focused on One Piece currently, One Piece Musou sold like over 700K in JPN alone. 

      I cant imagine Naruto anime or manga are getting as many sales in the west as it gets in JPN, especially since the west is also way behind in the movies too :(

      • KyoyaHibari

        Viz’ release dates have nothing to do with the profit or popularity of the series. Yes, Naruto is far behind in the west, but given the large North American fanbase it still sells well I’d imagine. Especially considering Naruto and Bleach are like the blood vessels that keep Viz alive right now, that is until more Inuyasha comes out, along with Berserk, Tiger and Bunny, etc. I still want to see Nurarihyon & Tegami Bachi dubbed along with more Monster and Hunter X Hunter DVDs. But there’s a rumour that some company outbid Viz on Hunter X Hunter 2011 and possibly the OVAs, so looking forward to seeing it officially licensed I hope.

        • XYZ_JolteonZ980

          I dont think Ive ever seen the movies or their dvds chart…unlike the Evangelion 1 and 2 movies do, though I guess they still sell to the same 2 or 3 thousand people each disc release.

          Nura is getting dubbed, at least the first season, its on the neon alley thing for getting dubbed. Though with Bleach winding down, theyll have money to spare on other stuff.

          But where are all these anime bid rumors coming from, first Mawaru Penguindrum and NIchijou being picked up by someone and no one having any tangible evidence beyond a twitter account claiming it, and then now HxH 2011 and OVAs?

    • MrKappa

      They are smart enough to realize how crappy the quality of the storm games are. Whereas to the west of Japan there are a bunch of kids and people with no standards who buy the games purely out of fanboyism.

      • KyoyaHibari

        Truer words have never been spoken.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Come on thats kind of rude to those of us who buy and like the games, claiming that we are people with no standards is unfair.

        • MrKappa

          I never said you couldn’t like the games but there is no way any reasonable person could claim the storm series are good fighting games. Maybe to someone who is the utmost of casual and doesn’t care if something it crappy or broken then yeah.

          But really, the games aren’t even broken in a fun way like Hokuto no Ken or MvC2 or Sengoku Basara. Like I said in the other article, CC2 can make a good story mode so the game is always worth playing for that but the gameplay itself is weaker than any fighting game I have ever played.

      • sasuke222

        I love this comment because of how ignorant it is! 

        • MrKappa

          Coming from a guy named sasuke222 with an avatar of Sasuke Uchiha there’s no way I can take this comment to heart.

          • sasuke222

            Irrelevant. You know kids don’t only buy this game correct? Assuming that you’re no kid you must have first hand experience with these games and must of bought a copy at some point. So you’d be pretty much a walking contradiction right now.

          • Sky

             crappy quality? i dont know why this guy is here.. you dont like naruto right? ninja storm series has sold over 10,000,000 copies so you keep “trying to troll naruto” all you want and yes naruto is a good fighting game.. naruto has fans in japan probably not as much in the US but there’s still a few.. the “manga” for “one piece” is only popular in “japan”

  • I wish the game sold more.  The fighting system is solid.  Maybe it’s not the most sophisticated, but it is an evolutionary step forward from traditional 2D fighters and so-called “3D fighters”.  Tekken, Soul Calibur, Virtua Fighter, Dead or Alive; none of them are as 3D as the Naruto Storm series.

    • British_Otaku

      It is definitely the biggest step for Storm so far, but it isn’t close to the tradition fighting projects nor one of the anime greats for fighting systems (see Clash of Ninja from Naruto, Blade of Fate from Bleach,  Shin Budokai from DBZ and others).

      I don’t want to say that it is a weak project but it oversold in comparison to other anime games with more substance in their fighting system.

  • Setsuna ♥

    Japan doesn’t love Naruto because they know first hand that theres MUCH BETTER anime and games out there to support then this overrated shounen series.

    • sasuke222

      Name three. Sorry that’s too much name one.

      • Setsuna ♥

        [EDITED] I edited out the list b/c of the moderators wishes.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          One list is enough here, folks. Not going to begrudge anyone’s personal opinions, but we aren’t going to crush anyone into the ground on Siliconera, either.

  • Dhruv Rajyagor

    Odd. Siliconera said in a previous article that SoulCalibur V sold at least 1.38 million units:

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