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Sales Predictions: Ni no Kuni

#11PangLaPosted 1/7/2013 1:49:53 AM
Seifer_us posted...
For reference, the Japanese version sold about half a million copies on the DS and another half million on the PS3. That's higher than Xenoblade or The Last Story even managed in Japan.

Now, in the US I think it may be a harder sell and I don't really see a big marketing push for it or even a decent word-of-mouth campaign like Xenoblade had. On the other hand, it's also available at several different retailers. If they'd put a bit more into marketing it to kids (TV ads during children's programming blocks, etc...), like it was in Japan, it could really do some good business I think.

My own personal estimate is somewhere around 130,000 units, but I would love to be wrong and see it sell more.


Really? It only sold 67k on the first week in Japan.
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/11/26/a-little-more-insight-into-ni-no-kunis-japanese-sales-on-playstation-3/

I highly doubt that it jumped from 67k to 500k...
#12nozomi429Posted 1/7/2013 1:53:54 AM
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#13AlltraPosted 1/7/2013 2:00:59 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/03/21/ni-no-kuni-over-500000-in-sales-says-level-5-ceo/

Now, first of all, it does say that "Ni No Kuni" sold over 500,000 units. Unfortunately, what a lot of people have misconstrued out of this comment, is that they were talking about the DS Version, and not the PS3 Version.
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#14Seifer_us(Topic Creator)Posted 1/7/2013 2:02:43 AM
PangLa posted...
Really? It only sold 67k on the first week in Japan.
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/11/26/a-little-more-insight-into-ni-no-kunis-japanese-sales-on-playstation-3/

I highly doubt that it jumped from 67k to 500k...


Okay, I was mistaken. It sold 200,000 and that's before you include the figures for the All-in-One edition. I had misinterpreted something I read from a statement Akihiro Hino made. The DS version actually sold 600,000 it seems. So nearly a million in combined sales.
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#15roysaxPosted 1/7/2013 2:27:04 AM
Its sales will hit atleast 1 unit, my purchase. Thats all I really care about.
#16superlativeformPosted 1/7/2013 2:30:24 AM
I know I'll buy and love the game, but it's gonna flop.
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#17Xenesis XenonPosted 1/7/2013 2:31:57 AM
Its Ghibli, so I can't imagine it getting under 100k.
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#18XechsPosted 1/7/2013 6:35:33 AM
if NIS games can pull off 80-140k I pretty sure nino can do 200k plus.
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#19ZombieAkanePosted 1/7/2013 6:53:28 AM
What is Ni No Kuni??
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#20ReyMilansteryoPosted 1/7/2013 6:58:32 AM
Ni no kuni?
No offense but it sounds like a shoujo manga to me.
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