Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Ships 1.4 Million Worldwide

By Ishaan . July 15, 2013 . 11:50am

Back in May, Namco Bandai revealed that they had shipped 1 million copies of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 across the U.S. and Europe. Recently, they revealed that they’ve shipped 1.4 million copies of the game worldwide (via ANN).


Additionally, as reported last week, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 is getting an updated version with Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. This game is in development for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and is actually being released to commemorate this milestone.


Siliconera recently had an opportunity to interview the producer of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst, and you can read that interview here.


  • Syltique

    I’ve never followed this series, but for some reason I tried the demo for this game out just a few days ago. It’s been on my HDD for a few months.

    I was kind of blown away completely. This has some of the most impressive anime graphics I’ve ever seen in a game. Frankly, it blows away Ni No Kuni’s graphics and stands next to Valkyria Chronicles as some of the best ever.

    This game is super underrated based on the little bit I saw. Going to try and pick it up soon, and start watching the show.

    • Demeanor

      The game is flashy and pretty, and the story cutscenes are VERY good in Storm 3 imo (I actually cried at the Minato+Kushina scene T_T), but the game will never be much more than an enjoyable distraction if the battle system does not get raised to “serious” status, a vision that the devs obviously do NOT share (and can we blame them? It does make sense, the franchise sells and not everyone is a fighting game fanatic). So nice game, but technically a fighting game, and the fighting gets overshadowed by everything else :D I’ll enjoy unlocking everything, but I won’t be playing for long for the technical joy of it. Not when I have, say, Ling Xiaoyu’s 120+ moves to master in TTT2 ^ ^

    • Anime10121

      Yeah, the games are awesome :)

      The shows pretty good too, although it DRAGS LIKE HELL (though nowhere near as bad as Bleach). The main plot to the show’s pretty good and the animation’s pretty good too when dealing with major fights, but as I said before, beware as the anime’s plot moves S…L….O…..W…..L……Y!

      Still a pretty good show though :D

      Oh and one more thing, if you’re getting UNS3, I’d recommend getting 2 first (the best one imo, best story and flow)! Or if you want to start at the beginning of the Naruto story, start with the first game.

    • EtroAnime

      Getting into the show is going to be a long process, well at least not as long as One Piece. Overall I hope you do enjoy it. I haven’t played the full game yet and I haven’t read the manga in while but hearing the good things about the game makes me want to jump back into Naruto universe.

    • yorudox

      Some what agree, but better anime graphics then Ni No Kuni is over the top, IMO. Ni No Kuni has very smooth animations and very beautiful visuals.

      They both are pretty games, but Ni No Kuni takes the the beauty in my heart :P.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      I think the games are stand alone so you can probably avoid watching all the filler episodes and just stick to the good ones and the games.

      As for the visuals, I can confirm the game looks incredible and the 3D support is flawless. It’s as good as the 3D in Sonic Generations, Resistance 3, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Crysis 1-3, Child Of Eden, Silent Hill Downpour and Doom 3: BFG Edition.

  • EX+

    Storm 3 Burst looks like an improved version of Storm 3. They must really be working hard on this next gen Naruto project.

    • British_Otaku

      I’m not sure where they will go from here.

      Naruto, as a series focuses mostly on one on one combat with traps, environmental scaling, flashy attacks and of course, hand to hand combat. More or less every title from CC2, Ubisoft and Eighting have covered these pretty well whether it’s Smash Bros esque or a competitive fighter.

      I suppose they could figure out the team battle thing that Clash of Ninja had aside from many of the mainstream fighting games on the market. The presentation will look even better of course and Konohamaru will probably miss out on being playable till the end of the generation even if Ultimate Ninja 3-5 had him. >_>

  • VietKnight

    Didn’t I read online somewhere that they might make this as a DLC itself also for those that have the original?

    • David García Abril

      Yep. That’s how it’s gonna be. :)

  • Freud_Hater

    Quite glad a CyberConnect2 game is getting this much attention ^__^

  • British_Otaku

    Glad that it has done well, I simply don’t think it’s the best Ultimate Ninja Storm or Ultimate Ninja around, not even focusing on how it compares to Clash of Ninja competitively…

    Thinly veiled spite aside, their portrayals of the Naruto story are still very pretty (unmatched in modern licensed games on long running material maybe) and I praise them for reaching out towards the PC.

  • TheExile285

    Good for Namco and CC2.

    I would like them to take a break with these games and give us a new non-iOS .hack…

  • Göran Isacson

    Are those good sales or just about what was expected, compared to sales with earlier games in the franchise?

  • CirnoLakes

    This game is coming to the PC?

    Wow, Namco. Wow.

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