This Week In Sales: The Paradox Of Not Calling Your Game Disgaea

By Ishaan . January 30, 2013 . 1:00pm

Period: The week of January 21st – January 27th (2013)

Top-seller: Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 82,370

Nintendo 3DS sales: 26,898 | Total sales: 7,906,606

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 48,226 | Total sales: 2,402,173

PlayStation Vita sales: 9,748 | Total sales: 1,194,006

Wii U sales: 13,746 | Total sales: 745,485

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week, Nippon Ichi released The God and Fate Revolution Paradox in Japan, and the game sold 23,417 copies in its first week. That’s less than Nippon Ichi’s last new I.P., Z.H.P Unlosing Ranger, which released in 2010 for the PSP, and sold 31,447 copies in its first week.

 

In general, it appears that Nippon Ichi games that aren’t Disgaea RPGs are unable to break out and reach a larger audience. Here’s a comparison of some of the games NIS have published in Japan in recent years, with first-week sales listed for each:

 

(2007) Soul Nomad & the World Eaters – 43,253

(2008) Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice – 54,596

(2008) Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?  16,240

(2010) Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! – 9,353

(2010) Last Rebellion – 3,565

(2010) Z.H.P Unlosing Ranger – 31,447

(2010) Disgaea Infinite - 2,656

(2011) Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten – 79,425

 

NIS recently opened a new studio in Osaka this past October, which they stated would get to work on its own independent projects, so it should be interesting to see what they put out. In the meantime, it’s a good thing for the company that there are two new Disgaea games in the pipeline to hold them over.

 

In other news, Level 5’s Fantasy Life is back in the top-20. Following reports of shortages and the game being unavailable at stores, it looks like Level 5 have managed to get more copies to retailers. The game wasn’t even listed in the top-50 for the week prior, so one can only assume it was completely sold out. Between Fantasy Life and Inazuma Eleven Go 2, things are starting to look up for Level 5, following disappointing sales of Girls RPG and The Little Battlers W.

 

The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
01. 01. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 82,370 2,366,126 3DS Nintendo
02. 02. DmC Devil May Cry 31,627 142,056 PS3 Capcom
New 03. Gintama’s Sugoroku 27,011 New PSP Namco Bandai
New 04. Demon Gaze 25,316 New PSV Kadokawa
??? 05. Fantasy Life 25,042 187,772 3DS Level 5
New 06. Monster Monpiece 24,978 New PSV Compile Heart
New 07. The God and Fate Revolution Paradox 23,417 New PS3 Nippon Ichi
New 08. Hitman Absolution 22,233 New PS3 Square Enix
03. 09. Digimon Adventure 13,991 61,798 PSP Namco Bandai
04. 10. New Super Mario Bros. 2 12,834 1,886,476 3DS Nintendo
05. 11. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 12,105 196,243 3DS Capcom
06. 12. Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone – Neppuu/Raimei 8,942 400,331 3DS Level 5
08. 13. Paper Mario: Sticker Star 8,185 504,107 3DS Nintendo
12. 14. Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb 7,640 401,125 3DS Namco Bandai
09. 15. New Super Mario Bros. U 6,883 448,591 WiiU Nintendo
19. 16. Taiko Drum Master: Super Splendid Edition 6,852 367,165 Wii Namco Bandai
07. 17. Run for Money Tousouchuu 6,761 406,143 3DS Namco Bandai
15. 18. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Dubbed Version) 6,111 112,964 PS3 Square Enix
10. 19. Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 5,983 222,794 PS3 Tecmo Koei
11. 20. Nintendo Land 5,914 276,831 WiiU Nintendo

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.



  • kanjitech88

    But to fair, Last Rebellion was a horrible game, and if memory serves Disgaea Infinite was a visual novel. This new game is on the Vita where its sales are in line with other titles for the system. That’s still not great mind you.

    • SolidusSnake

      It’s on PS3

      • kanjitech88

        Nevermind then

    • Spirate

      This is a PS3 game, not a Vita game.

    • Pyrofrost

      I wouldn’t say Last Rebellion is horrible.
      I mean yeah, it wasn’t exactly great and reviewers all around just ripped it apart; however, I found it average and pretty enjoyable. I’ve definitely played worse.

  • TiamatNM

    that’s just sad

    also “(201) Disgaea Infinite – 2,656″ should be (2010)

  • SolidusSnake

    Too bad they seem to have dropped Metallica and the 100 cavalrymen. That game looked a lot more interesting than this roguelike, imo.

    • zferolie

      Did they say that somewhere? I was noticing that I haven’t seen anything on that game for months…

      • DesmaX

        NIS doesn’t really have experienced 3D programmers, so they’re having a hard time with it (Last time I heard of it).

        Oh well, since people are starting to get tired of their poor 3D graphics, it seems they need to release The Witch and a Hundred Knights soon

      • M’iau M’iaut

        AMZN has pushed the date on their system all the way back to 2014, which is kind of their shorthand for something that is likely not coming.

        • zferolie

          Ah, though didn’t that happen to Dragon’s Crown, and they still say that is coming?

          I HOPE that is still coming…

          • M’iau M’iaut

            One of the reasons I hate early announcements. Just too many steps between concept art and release.

          • Locklear93

            Dragon’s Crown didn’t get pushed, per se. It got entirely deleted from Amazon’s systems, and all pre-orders were canceled. Dragon’s Crown actually changed publishers. From Amazon’s perspective, it’s an entirely different SKU from an entirely different source.

  • Ethan_Twain

    You know, I didn’t expect Paper Mario to stick around on the charts as one of Nintendo’s “evergreen” sellers. It didn’t debut as well as other Mario games and it rarely outperforms new releases… but geez, it’s still there. I can’t imagine the game will stick around to TOO much longer but I’ve been wrong on this one before. I’ll be interested to watch and see the legs this game has.

    I can’t think of any other game in the RPG genre to sell over time like this. Can anyone else?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Pokémon? :)

      But Paper Mario is selling more on the Mario name, rather than the genre, obviously. The funny thing is that the reception to the game has been really mixed, too. It has as many 1-star reviews as it does 5-star reviews. Meanwhile, on 4Gamer, it has a user score of 35/100. Even in the west, the opinion has been very, very mixed because of the changes.

      Miyamoto dun goofed. I think this is a sign that it’s time for him to leave some of these series to younger minds at the company (which he’s said he’s doing).

      • Ethan_Twain

        I remember the Iwata Asks interview about this game and actually I fully agree with one thing that Miyamoto pushed for – focusing on the Mario Universe. I felt like the random block people and Flipside/Flopside in Super Paper Mario, as well as all the pixels and Tippi (your sidekick) and everything else that was created wholly original for that game was lacking in personality and not really compelling. Count Bleck? Bleck!

        I’ve not finished the game yet, but Paper Mario Sticker Star swings back a little bit too far in the other direction. A little bit TOO traditional. Preferable to the generic block world of Super Paper Mario, but still not quite right.

        Paper Mario 2 struck a really great balance in this way, since it used familliar Mario universe characters but did really off the wall things with them. Stuff like the Pianta mafia and the legendary goomba champion of the wrestling circuit (WHO NEEDS ARMS?) mixed well with the original stuff they came up with.

      • kylehyde

        The question is when is he going to do it.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          I think he probably already has by now. Every game in development right now is probably seeing far less input by him than games that began development a couple years ago like Sticker Star did.

  • Spirate

    …and this is why we can’t have nice things.

  • Demeanor

    Such a nice-looking PS3 rpg selling so little in Japan? :O I’m disappointed in you, guys!!!! Maybe they hate the ZHP formula… I hope it fares better in the West if they localize it (I really hope so!).

    • Locklear93

      It’s not that they hate the ZHP formula. Look at the list in the article; ZHP outsold this.

  • Minos

    DmC sank like a rock.

    It will provably dissapear next week, just like how the Devil May Cry HD Collection its 16 and DmC is 66 on Amazon.

    I hope Capcom doesnt discard the IP (the original one).

    • Solomon_Kano

      As a note, the reboot doesn’t fall under a separate IP, it’s all a single IP. DMC1-4, the anime, the manga, and DmC all fall under the same Devil May Cry IP.

      If your hope is that they don’t discard the continuity of DMC1-4, they already did. If your hope is that they don’t discard the series altogether, I don’t think they will. I do think it’ll be a while before we see it again though. People, and Capcom themselves, need time to get DmC off of their minds.

      • Göran Isacson

        They’ve outright said that they won’t be revisiting the old continuity? Harsh… where did you find that statement?

        • Tre W

          Actually they said they haven’t completely eliminated the possibility of revisiting the “original” DMC series. (see: http://www.vg247.com/2012/07/14/capcom-100-behind-new-dmc-original-style-may-return-in-future/)

          Of course, with Itsuno busy living his D&D-fantasies with Dragon’s Dogma, it’s anybody’s guess who could take the mantle next if they wanted to continue the original series.

          (…This is where you get Kobayashi to extend an olive branch to Kamiya and Platinum Games, Capcom. Give Kamiya back his franchise!)

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            You guys talk like Kamiya wants to go back to Devil May Cry. He’s done with it. Let it go. Sheesh.

          • Göran Isacson

            Ah, so they’re keeping their options open. Still, as you say- the old team has moved on to Dragon’s Dogma and I doubt Capcom would just up and assemble a whole new team of greenhorns to make a new game…

        • Solomon_Kano

          No, I meant that they’ve already discarded it by rebooting. Not that they’ve said they won’t return.

          Supposing they were willing to go back to it, I have no idea who the hell would make it. The DMC4 team is on Dragon’s Dogma and Capcom’s poising that to be their next big franchise.

          • Göran Isacson

            Ah, that clears it up… though I guess that I don’t see much difference between “discarding it” and “never returning”, but that may just be a language thing (not a native English speaker, ‘lest the name didn’t clue that in).

            Though knowing that the team moved on to Dragon’s Dogma makes a fair few pieces of the puzzle fall into place. If that’s going to be Capcom’s next big action-franchise and they want their best people to work on that, it makes sense they would rather put the DMC franchise into the hands of other teams.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Well, I probably could’ve worded that better. Both statements do carry a similar meaning, so I should’ve been clearer.

            Yea, that’s the thing a lot of people weren’t seeing with DmC. On top of Capcom’s stated intent of taking the series beyond DMC4′s sales, there was also the fact that they set that team upon the task of adding another franchise to the stable. The choices were giving DMC5 to a completely different group of people not even within Capcom, or rebooting. Negative as the reaction has been to DmC, I bet it would’ve been doubly so had Capcom given Ninja Theory the keys to the original series.

            Even with that put in perspective, there are some questions raised. Was there nobody in Japan that was familiar enough with the kind of gameplay a series like DMC requires for Capcom to just let them handle 5?

            I don’t say that to mean that putting it in the hands of an eastern or western studio had a huge impact, but it’s been made clear throughout this gen that we have vastly different development cultures to the degree that I’d wager the decision to reboot is why the chose to ship it overseas. They wanted someone not only a different look on the series, but a different look on games in general. The popular choice for who should’ve developed DMC5 is Platinum, but I can’t see Capcom or Platinum themselves having wanted that. So they shipped the game to parties elsewhere. A similar thing has just been done with Lost Planet, though I don’t know where the staff for that series went.

  • kupomogli

    I don’t think NIS RPGs are good, but Prinny and Prinny 2 are amazing. They show that NIS can be a very talented developer if they only work themselves away from the RPG genre.

    • Akane Zuliani

      I only played Disgaea 1 and 2, both were good games, I also played most of the ps2 SRPG games, Z.H.P is also very good for people that enjoy Dungeon Crawling.
      Nice surprise to see DmC on second, it turned to be a better game than I expected from the trailers.

    • AkuLord3

      “They show that NIS can be a very talented developer if they only work themselves away from the RPG genre.”
      They have been doing rpgs like that for how long now, if you don’t like the games that’s fine its your choice but don’t say something stupid like that

      • kupomogli

        That’s why I started the sentence with “I don’t think.” It’s called an opinion.

        Anytime an opinion is expressed that doesn’t coincide with the general consensus of opinions, you’re either trolling or trying to shove your own opinion down someones throat. Welcome to the internet, where stating your opinion will result in personal attacks from fanboys and the like.

    • WingsOfEternity

      goddamit kupo, this is the umpteenth time you expressed your distaste for NIS games; everyone here knows you hate their games already, so just drop it already.

      • kupomogli

        I believe Prinny and Prinny 2 are also NIS games. I could be mistaken though.

  • Tianyu Wei

    wtf… Monster MonPiece is outselling Paradox?? lol…. I think it has more to do with portable platform vs home console platform… I bet if this game was on the VITA, it’d probably do 50% more sales. I can’t imagine this game doing less than monpiece…. (i have both).

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I highly doubt it would have done even half as much on Vita. The reason it’s done this much on PS3 is because there are 8 million PS3s out there and a small fraction of those owners were willing to buy the game. On the Vita, that number would likely have been even smaller.

      • Tianyu Wei

        I still find it hard to believe a NISA game selling less than a CH/Kadokawa game that’s much more niche imo than Paradox…

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          CH have built up a rapport with the fanservice crowd on PS3/Vita. That’s their primary audience.

  • phangtom

    Why haven’t I heard of this game?!

  • https://twitter.com/RaiohV Raioh

    Sad to see it having weak sales, but on the other hand I’m glad that Demon Gaze and Monster Monpiece are doing “relatively” well~ Also cool to still see Inazuma Eleven in the list, now give me 3 in Europe!

    • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

      Agreed and high five for Vividred Operation lol =^_^=

  • Raharu95

    Guest people just don’t want NIS to do anything else than Disgaea. How Greedy of them. Just kidding, but seriously, I did not expected this game to do that bad. I hope it sales pick up.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Knew DmC would drop to 2. Forgot about NIS’ new game, but I certainly would’ve expected it to sell more. Well, color me surprised.

    Also, Ishaan, you’ve got Disgaea Infinite’s release date as 201. Should that be 2010?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Whoops, fixed. Thanks. :)

      • Solomon_Kano

        No prob.

  • Locklear93

    *sigh* Get it stateside, NISA; I’ll buy 3. I’ve done it for you before…

    • DesmaX

      They going to do it, don’t worry

      They sayed in the livestream “We’re going to see what we can do”, together with an obvious wink

      • almostautumn

        for real? I missed that; good news! Fate/Paradox looks really gorgeous. Wish it was for Vita, but whatever; they got a sale from me also.

        • Locklear93

          Oh, it’ll probably be for Vita later, if they do their usual Disgaea pattern of console release, then portable re-release. Of course, with these sales, that’s iffy.

        • DesmaX

          True. I’m way more hyped for it than Disgaea D2.

  • Locklear93

    I find it kind of funny that a Gintama game is up so high. I enjoyed Gintama for several seasons, but I really don’t see it being a very compelling game. <_<

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      It is Sugoroku lol.^_^ with a huge amount of funny parody inside.^_^

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    Yay! Go Demon Gaze, and Monster Monpiece =^_^=

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      Yeah! Those games deserve it!

  • Ladius

    I fear being a roguelike will ensure low sales nowadays, compared to less niche subgenres like tactical jrpg the interested crowd seems to be smaller even for top quality titles like this and ZHP. I also wonder how a portable version could have sold, given Japan’s market trends.

    That said, it’s really sad to see a company continue to push new IPs just to see them fail because most gamers won’t care unless they use the Disgaea name :( Soul Nomad was amazing, the Prinny games are some of the best (and least recognized) action platformers out there and ZHP was one of the best takes on the roguelike genres in years, and yet Disgaea D2 will probably outsell all of them.

    • Locklear93

      I try to avoid posting just to say “this,” but… this. You summed it up perfectly.

    • Exkaiser

      Hm, personally, I feel that ZHP is exceptionally weak as a roguelike… It’s the personality and character of it all that sells it for me.

      • Ladius

        As I see it, ZHP didn’t only have lots of personality, quirky characters and an interesting story, it was also the first roguelike in years to actually try to attract new players to the genre, while also providing a good challenge and tons of customization options to those who were already versed in it.

    • kool_cid414

      As for a guy who tried and hated many rogue-like games I just recently bought ZHP and honestly fell in love with it if/when God/Fate Paradox comes to the state I’ll definitely be buying asap

  • Solomon_Kano

    Wait a sec… how long has the 3DS XL been outselling the vanilla 3DS by that margin? Is there some bundle out? Does Media Create track bundles, anyway?

    I’m interested to know why that’s happening. Anybody know if the same happened with the DSi and the DSi XL?

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Ever since release! 3DS has an NSMB2 bundle and it had one for Animal Crossing as well. And yes, Media Create always include hardware bundle figures. :)

      • Solomon_Kano

        Really? Wow. Guess Japan likes their handhelds bigger. I wonder if it’s outselling the plain 3DS by a similar margin in the US and EU?

        Also, are the bundles for the XL or the normal 3DS?

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          The bundles were for the XL. I think people do prefer the larger screen, yeah, but as we’re seeing, there’s still a good number of people that value the portability of the smaller 3DS as well. I guess they both have their place.

          • Solomon_Kano

            It’s interesting to ponder what things people consider in making these purchases. I mean, my future 3DS is dependent on color. Unless Nintendo announces a green XL, my eye’s on that purple 3DS haha.

            I wonder if they’d be closer if there were bundles for both? Having an Animal Crossing bundle must’ve been Nintendo’s way of guaranteeing it saw steady adoption.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Well, an Animal Crossing bundle would’ve happened regardless, but their shiny new hardware had just come out, so it made sense for them to bundle it with that. In fact, they even worked with Capcom for new Monster Hunter 3U bundles with the XL.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Oh no, I don’t doubt we’d have seen an Animal Crossing bundle. I was wondering if they made a it an XL bundle and not a regular 3DS bundle (or even both, if that’s ever happened) expressly to drive up XL sales. You pretty much answered as much. A good way to push new hardware. The MH3U bundle kinda guarantees that the vanilla 3DS is gonna be sitting back for a while, too.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well both the machine had their pro and cons here.^_^

          Actually, i like playing several games on Ori 3DS while some game on 3DS XL. For example, Samurai Warrior Chronicles is much more comfortable to play on Ori 3DS as my hand is quite small here.^_^

          • Solomon_Kano

            True. I just didn’t see the XL overtaking the original in weekly sales coming.

  • ragingmerifes

    That’s because they exceed at SRPGs. Look at Soul Nomad.
    And I feel like we need more of the Makai Kingdom and La Pucelle stuff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stale.laastad Ståle Laastad

    o_o but NIS is so..japan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stale.laastad Ståle Laastad

    glad for demon gaze though! considering how “few” vita are sold, thats a good number!

  • Tachimukai

    First, congrats to Inazuma Go 2 for reaching 400k!

    It’s really disappointing to see the low sales of Paradox, especially because I enjoyed playing ZHP very much and the premise looked interesting. I hope the low sales won’t discourage NISA from localizing it.

  • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

    You forgot about NIS’s Special Report Division on the Vita, which was their last new IP (and 20th anniversary project). That sold about 7500 in its first week.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I actually left that one out on purpose, since visual novels are a fairly niche genre, so I didn’t think the game had any role in this comparison.

      • Kevadu

        But you included Disgaea Infinite? That’s also a VN (and it did even worse, interestingly enough).

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          Well, at least that one had brand power there. Which is Disgaea while Special Report Division is purely new IP.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          Yup, like @boundries_san:disqus said, that one had the Disgaea brand (which, of course, did nothing for it, ultimately).

  • AkuLord3

    Wow didn’t know how well Soul Nomad did back then…that’s cool and glad to see Gintama’s Sugoroku doing well

  • Göran Isacson

    Don’t know if this bodes well for that Witch and the Hundred Knights game, or whatever it’s called… ah, here’s to hoping at least. Any idea on how big the projections for the Paradox-game was?

    DmC sank quite a bit, but since I’m still not sure how big the projected sell-through was I shan’t comment on it. What I shall say is that Gintama and Demon Gaze relatively well-off position on the charts surprised me. I suppose Japan can’t get enough of Glasses and Zura insisting his name is Katsura. The silly little goose.

  • http://crono-trigger.tumblr.com/ SilverCrono

    This is pretty sad. The game looked really great. Hopefully it’ll do better if/when it gets localized. I know it’s a day 1 buy for me, considering I loved ZHP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000172099718 Dominic Hunter

    That’s… strange.

    There’s a lot of things to consider here. The fact that it’s a new IP explains the lower sales, as does the fact that Takehito Harada didn’t do the artwork (which is a pretty big draw for the Disgaea games, I would imagine), but I can’t think up an explanation for why it would do worse than ZHP, which fills both of those criteria. Is the handheld market just that much bigger than consoles in Japan? Was it a marketing thing? I’m curious about this.

  • T-X

    Just to be fair, Prinny games had the crappiest ad campaign. I KNEW about the game and it was hard to find any coverage or news, not even questions about it in interviews. They seem to prioritize Disgaea (which isn’t bad in my book). I hope The Witch & 100 soldier game does well though.

  • Pockystix

    eh. . . it was a bit bland on the design style. I mean, that MC is pretty much a clone of what most dating sim characters look like :/

    but it is sad to see it flop

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      He’s designed to be bland lol. He just a average HS student be4 the lucky draw tht turned him into God.

      Yeah me too :(

  • Göran Isacson

    OH- that reminds me, didn’t Playstation All-Stars get released during this week? Has it just been such a short amount of time that it’s sales haven’t been counted yet, or did it sell so little that it didn’t even show up on the charts? Me thinks the former, because the latter just… sounds too depressing to be true.

  • Sergio Briceño

    People in Japan buy Nintendo Land? 5,914 people just this week!?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Japan need to buy the game here as it is not bundled with Wii U here. Just like Wii Spot in Japan is not bundled with Wii.

      • Sergio Briceño

        But doesn’t it amaze you? I mean IT’S NINTENDO LAND!

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          ??? What’s wrong with that here? I mean even if it is just compilation of mini games, i have only heard good things about the game there.^_^

          • Sergio Briceño

            It just shocked me. Even if it’s still early in the cycle for WiiU and there aren’t enough games it still surprises me people would be buying Nintendo Land instead of saving up for the games to come (or buying something better for another console). I mean I know not all people are into game related news and they probably didn’t know what amazing games are just around the corner, but you have to expect some series from Nintendo, like Mario, Zelda or Smash to appear eventually and save up for them. Just my opinion,

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            Well maybe they have more money to spend here?^_^ I mean, myself also bought at least 3 to 4 games a month here whether it is on sales or Day one game here.^_^

  • Captain_Jiruo

    Rock on Animal Crossing! Can’t wait for your NA release.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    A bit sad for NiS here. And this is probably the main reason why many companies don’t want to release a new IP here.T_T

    The market itself don’t want to take any risk into getting the new title.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I don’t know about that. Plenty of companies have managed to establish new I.P. in recent years. I think NIS have just worked themselves into a corner and a very niche audience, and can’t work their way out of it.

      • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

        Actually quite true, I’ve enjoyed a lot of NIS’s stuff they either worked on themselves or managed to have published on the basis of being quirky and different from a lot of the games I was accustomed to seeing even when I was kid having access to game magazines years ago, it is also kind of a bane for them as well. However, I don’t think it’s so much as just that, but also what preferences of the audiences, how to break them from their usual normalcy, and getting to try something different while managing to pull off being popular.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    Hmmm I wonder will the low sale help in greenlighting the anime of Kamipara…. Oh well I hope its sale will pick up eventually. At least Kamipara have better chance to be localize than Special Report Division….

  • Shariest

    The game lacks the appeal that Disgaea and Z.H.P had…
    Might be those cheap-girls-social-game sprites and desing they used?

  • WyattEpp

    Was this a disc game? Seems like they’d almost be better served putting this out on PSN for 3500 Yen or something in that range. Of course, that’s still not in impulse-buy range, is it? Tough position to be in.

    In any case, if it hits the US, I’m in; I’ve been needing a good rogue-lite fix.

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Soul Nomad & the World Eaters is great.

    I need a portable version so I can finish it :<

    • Locklear93

      That’s kind of my predicament, too. >_< I loved it, but other things came along, and I don't really want the hassle of the PS2 memory card emulator on my PS3…

      • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

        Whatever happened to NIS porting everything to handhelds?

        • Locklear93

          They’ve only ever done that with Disgaea and Phantom Brave, really, at least in the USA. Japan gets La Pucelle (Mastiff in the way here), and Makai Kingdom, but I don’t think Soul Nomad EVER got a port.

  • http://www.facebook.com/FERCS Fer Carlo

    Wow well the game looks interesting but the Disgaea franchise had a strong following

  • http://www.facebook.com/FERCS Fer Carlo

    And why are there DmC discussions in non DmC articles? Can we just let it go?

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