Demon Gaze Ships 180,000 Units Worldwide

By Ishaan . April 25, 2014 . 1:32pm

Dungeon crawler Demon Gaze has shipped 180,000 units worldwide, Kadokawa Games announced today. That includes both retail shipments and download copies sold.


NIS America recently published Demon Gaze in the West, and included guest characters from their Disgaea games. This version of the game—complete with English voiceovers—is being released in Japan as Demon Gaze: Global Edition.


Demon Gaze: Global Edition will be available in Japan on July 3rd.

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  • Eric Harris

    I love it when Japan wants our games.

    • otakumike


    • Anime10121


    • Deep Eyes


      • Simon

        He meant the edition we got in the west.

    • Hexodious

      …Last time I checked Kadokawa Games is located in Japan.

  • TheExile285

    Good for Kadokawa and Experience.

  • OrangeArmy

    I was wondering what that “Global Edition” thing was on the Trophy Listing. I am loving this game and I hope more people check it out.

  • Firion Hope

    Whoa for a niche JRPG thats a new IP on Vita those are some really impressive numbers

    • Arrngrim

      Monster girls move lots of denero! I’m looking at YOU, Okayado! Now get back to work!!!

  • Hexodious

    Wow, this came out of the blue. I was pretty skeptical of getting this game (Still underway being delivered here) but seeing so many copies worldwide is pretty impressive and proves (Somewhat) that the game’s art isn’t just for show.

    I hope this means more First-person dungeon-crawlers in the near future, seriously I love the heck outta those.

    • Arrngrim

      It’s actually pretty fun and great for folks who aren’t as familiar with this dungeon crawling or would even like to play it on “easy mode” (relatively speaking). That ability to change the difficulty made me very happy.

  • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

    What a weird time to announce sales, with the game only having been out for 3 days in the US and 1 day in Europe.

    • The way the game market works these days, most non-AAA titles will move over half of their total sale copies as pre-orders, which is the biggest reason why everyone kind of focuses on the opening week sales numbers to gauge most games.

      Kadokawa announced these numbers themselves immediately following release because they are pretty amazing numbers and speak towards strong results for the title.

      In a way though opening week primarily addresses how well the game was advertised though, not the quality, which can be sad in a way, but I think this was a good game so I’m glad it worked out for them.

      • darke

        The game isn’t even available for pre-order digitally. Really wish Sony would get it’s arse into gear and get to where the PC market was nearly a decade ago, you still can’t even mark a game to put on a wishlist on PSN. :( Not that the other consoles are any better though.

        • The game actually has a physical release (at least in NA), hence why preorders were a major component here.

          I agree though, I would really like to see Sony move towards supporting digital pre-order with a pre-release download functionality. I think that’d go a long way towards improving the reception of digital only releases going forward.

          Currently I’ve bought into their pre-order offer for Child of Light so they are looking towards digital pre-order functionality, but I’d personally like to see automatic (and though unlikely, pre-release date) download of digital pre-order software. Have to see how the CoL digital preorder plays out.

          • darke

            Right, but there’s an unknown number of people such as myself who will only buy digital unless otherwise necessary because they got tired of crappy cartridges and discs years ago; so our ‘pre-orders’ weren’t counted. (And yeah, it does frustrate me that a lot of JRPGs for the PS3 were disk only… honestly as soon as the PS3 emulators get good enough to be able to start gaming on them, I’m so going to be in there debugging and trying to fix all the edge cases. :P )

  • Kaien

    So Vita has a decent amount of jrpg fan. Good. I foresee years of lil good games.

  • Nice! Let’s keep this up and get even more games for the Vita. Happy to be one of the 180,000 =^_^=

  • SupaPhly

    but what percentage of those sales were outside of japan?

    • Arrngrim

      The funny part is the game is getting a re-release in it’s home country because the West got a slightly better version than Japan…

      “This version of the game—complete with English voiceovers—is being released in Japan as Demon Gaze: Global Edition.”

      • xXDGFXx

        The interesting part is that it has save transfer for anyone who has a save from the Japanese version. Wonder what the Global edition has that so different :X

  • Gigan22

    I just got my copy today. I’m not very far in, but I absolutely love what I’ve been playing. It’s exactly what I was hoping it would be, so I’m glad to hear it’s doing well for them.

  • lordsofskulls

    ;3 woohoo glad the game did well. ;3 Also glad i gotten the Limited Edition as well even more ^-^

  • Kornelious

    Weird…I have the same party…….though i would have more members if I had More MONEY!!!
    Good for NISA though :)

  • TrueDefault

    Great news! I hope this means Operation Abyss will be localised as well!

  • Black Is a Status

    I’m getting my a** kicked in this game.

    • GibbRS

      For a while there I was getting slammed by the bosses, on the easiest difficulty. I think I finally found my stride tho. If you keep at it, and get to the point where you have a full party (takes forever to save up that much cash) you will start doing a lot better.

  • Go2hell66

    is that supposed to be alot?

    • revenent hell

      Overall I think its a decent sum thus far. And considering its a niche game I think the numbers are promising.

    • KuroNathan

      For a vita game and a niche game that’s pretty good. Considering the production values, I don’t think a lot of money was invested into the game so this is a pretty good RoI (It still looks great, but… you can tell its not a super high budget game, and I’m ok with that)

      In comparison,
      persona 4 on ps2 sold 800k global
      Persona 4 G sold 600k
      SMT IV sold 470k

      and SMT games are considered god of niche games

  • revenent hell

    I hope this is a good sign all around for dungeon crawlers in NA. The more that get a localization a happier gamer I become

  • leingod

    Not my kinda game, but always love it when Vita games perform well.

  • michel

    We need more of this “Global Edition” strategy…

  • Sylveria Shini

    Glad its doing fairly well, by Vita standards anyway. Its the first Etrian Odyssey style game that’s really roped me in.

  • Its a great game I’m hoping the sales will maybe spur a second game

  • Albert Calderon

    b-but Vita games d-don’t sale guyz

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