Koei Tecmo’s Dead or Alive 5: Core Fighters Downloaded 4 Million Times, Nights of Azure Sold 150,000 Copies In Asia


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Koei Tecmo recently released its financial report for the first half of the 2015/2016 fiscal year and it discussed the performance of several properties, as well as the company’s plans for the future in terms of games. The exact sale and download figures for six of the company’s biggest games in Japan and Asia as of October 26, 2015 are as follows.


  • Dead or Alive 5: Core Fighters – 4 million downloads
  • My Gamecity platform – 800,000 members
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition 201X – 600,000 downloads
  • Nights of Azure – 150,000 copies
  • Samurai Warriors 4: Empires – 100,000 copies
  • Arslan: The Warriors of Legend– 60,000


Koei Tecmo’s report also showed that Japan is the company’s biggest market, North America is still its second biggest, and Asia has passed Europe to become the company’s third best performer.


In terms of future releases, Koei Tecmo confirmed it will continue to create more online and mobile games, due to the popularity of its My Gamecity platform and Nobunaga’s Ambition 201X, and will continue to create new mobile games. Yoichi Erikawa, the company’s CEO, said that the company will continue to make new titles and offer additional entries in existing series in following with the company’s “IP Creation and Expansion” philosophy.


In particular, PlayStation VR and the company’s Dynasty Warriors VR Tokyo Game Show 2015 demo was mentioned, as well as noting that the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, and Xbox One would be platforms for upcoming games. It was also noted that Koei Tecmo is working on a collaboration with a Western IP, though the series and company were not named. There will also be a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Romance of the Three Kingdoms this year.

Jenni Lada
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