The Witch And The Hundred Knight Conjures More Than 90,000 Units Shipped

By Spencer . September 6, 2013 . 3:30pm

Disgaea has always been a strong seller for Nippon Ichi Software, but some of the other new IPs from the Disgaea team like The Guided Fate Paradox didn’t launch as well. The good news is The Witch and the Hundred Knight is doing well with over 90,000 units shipped.


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As a thank you for fans, Nippon Ichi released two wallpapers featuring Metallica, the swamp witch. The Witch and the Hundred Knight is slated for release in early 2014 in the West.

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  • Andrew Arndt

    soooo ogood ;D

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Looking forward to this in 2014! Good to see this doing well. :)

  • TheExile285

    Good for NIS!

  • DesmaX

    Dear NIS:

    Make more games like this

    • Learii

      and bring them all to the west ♥

      • Aristides

        ans support Vita ♥

        • xXDGFXx

          They already do that ._.

          • Aristides

            I’m still nervous about it lol

    • TheBlackRabbit

      More vita, and ps3, and ps4, and and and..screw it , JUST MORE GAMES.

  • Saintdante

    Nice to hear! I love NIS and it’s good to see that a new ip paid off.

  • 60hz

    thumbs up!

  • Arcana Wiz

    congragulations for NIS! and the left image is gorgeous.

  • Freakmasta

    I have the game but still haven’t played it. Damn you, time!

    • I decided to put my Atelier Escha&Logi play on hold to check it out with the intention of completing the tutorial and maybe the first stage then going back to finish up Escha&Logi.

      I still haven’t gotten back to Escah&Logi though. I put 100 hours into Witch and Hundred Knight. Extremely good game, I really enjoyed the story. The game play itself is also fun but you can definitely tell that NIS hand developed the game engine themselves from scratch. Rough on the edges, but now they have a good 3D engine to work with and with the success of hyakkihei they’ll have good reason to continue improving it and using it in the future.

  • Nick Boldt

    Go NIS!

  • Ladius

    I’m as happy about this game’s success as I’m sad about ZHP or Guided Fate Paradox’s poor sales, it’s really a shame their roguelikes can’t be more successful.

    • Yeah, that’s a shame. I was hoping for a Vita version of GFP.

  • Freud_Hater

    So 90 000 sold units is good? That means Tales of Xillia also did good with 175 000 units sold in its first three weeks? ‘_’

    A-Also, good for NIS =D XD

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      It depends on what sales goal the company sets. Obviously NIS was set for lower sales, and as such the 90k has been a great surprise for them.

    • DesmaX

      “As a thank you for fans”

      That means it did well for them, I guess.

      But it’s all about what the company expect said game to sell. A game with higher production values will need more sales to compensate for it

    • Lester Rat

      They are talking about Japan and Xillia sold more than 500000 units in the first week over there. However, comparing one of the top Japanese franchises to a new IP from a small developer is useless. NIS games are far cheaper than Tales games so that they would break even with 30000 copies or even less. Therefore, 90000 for The Witch and the Hundred Knights is a good reason to celebrate. Meanwhile Square Enix and Capcom lament that Tomb Raider and Resident Evil sold only 3.5 million and 4.9 million copies respectively.

  • personablaze

    I’m really happy this game is doing well ^^, already pre-ordered it on amazon..Unless we get some kind of CE..cause then i’ll buy both versions XD.

    • Yeah, I’ve had a pre-order since before I even knew what genre it was in. :)

  • TimeMaster

    Dat Zankuro Metallica

  • SlickRoach

    Aww, sad to hear about The Guided Fate’s sales. I figure like Z.H.P the genre felt foreign to most people but it’s really an underrated gem. Can’t wait for GFP and this in the West.

    • Yeah, I’m surprised it’s not Toki no Towa that bombed. I thought GFP was pretty solid? I’m really excited to play it. I do wish they’d develop a traditional party-based, turn-based combat RPG, though, maybe set in the Disgaea universe. A fella can dream.

      • DyLaN

        TtT is developed by Imageepoch, not NIS btw.

        • Ah! Good to know! They published it in the US, though? I wonder why they bothered with that one if it wasn’t even theirs? And I messed up–TtT, not TnT like I said :P thanks

          • DesmaX

            NISA doesn’t publish only their internal games. Compile Hearts, Imagepooch, Gust (Before they were brough by Tecmo, of course) also enters in their catalog.

          • Right, I just meant you’d think they’d be a little more picky. Maybe they started the localization process long before the game was completed or something.

          • DesmaX

            Eh, I guess they only did that one for the people who wanted the animu graphics.

            You can sell a game just with that.

          • I wonder what the sales figures have been like. If it’s selling decently, I have no problem with that! I was pretty interested in it, too, until I saw the cringy reviews out of Japan, followed by the even less forgiving reviews out of the US/UK.

          • DesmaX

            Well, both the Standard and Limited editions are out of stock in ther online shop, so I guess it sold good enough for them. They probably made less copies than usual because even them knew that it wasn’t a very good game

    • I saw a review of GFP on crying about the fact you lose all your objects when you die.

      It’s like they didn’t get the point of rogue-likes…

      • SlickRoach

        I’ve heard the same complaints about Z.H.P. As someone who has put dozens of hours into The Binding of Isaac losing items doesn’t seem that bad when you still maintain your total level

        • It just shows they’re not familiar with the genre.

          Also seemed some only purchased it for some anime/manga tie-in the release had :3

          • DesmaX

            Or maybe Rogue-Likes are a “nichier” genre than usual.

            Quite sad, if you ask me, because I liked ZHP more than the Disgaea series. But I can see people going “what?” when they see it and end up not bothering with it

      • katamari damacy

        But you keep all your EXP? what’s there not to like? every spelunk has some viable purpose, even if you lose all your items

  • Presea

    Great job NIS, I’m proud of you guys! :)

  • Kaitsu

    The one on the left is now my new wallpaper. :)

  • Reiswindy

    I would buy all of these games….. if only I could afford a PS3.

  • lorelai4cuties

    i cant wait for the witch and hundred knight

  • ivanchu77

    Extremelly happy to hear it was profitable for them!! i was used to see everything NIS made that wasn´t called disgaea being a failure, glad it wasn´t the case this time

  • Just keep us posted on reviews. For instance, what are people saying about The Guided Fate Paradox? I must know in order to know whether to preorder :3

  • DyLaN

    The artist of the 1st wallpaper have a nice style. Can any1 provide me the romanization of his/her name so that I can track his/her art down?

  • Raharu95

    Good Job Nis ^^ I hope I can support the Western release of the the “Witch and the Hundred Knight”

  • Awesome! >_<

  • Göran Isacson

    Nice to know ONE of their experiments outside Disgaea is selling… wonder what the actual reviews say about respective games quality though. Maybe GFP wasn’t good enough to sell?

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