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Ni No Kuni sells/ships 1.4 million worldwide

#1Rose_of_MayPosted 8/26/2013 5:53:08 AM(edited)
Announced during Level5 Vision 2013. Figures include the PS3 and DS versions.

See here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=78359289&postcount=371 and here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=78359761&postcount=411
#2tuna-eggPosted 8/26/2013 5:45:25 AM
Ni no Kuni was only released for DS (not 3DS) and PS3. Both are separate versions (one is not a port of the other).

Considering that the PS3 version failed big-time in Japan (only sold 110K -- even Compile Heart or Gust could manage this number), I'm amazed how it found success overseas. This reminds me that I have to play my copy soon, but I'm too busy with SMT4 on 3DS!
#3Rose_of_May(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 5:58:07 AM
tuna-egg posted...
Ni no Kuni was only released for DS (not 3DS) and PS3. Both are separate versions (one is not a port of the other).


Thanks for the correction. Edited.

Considering that the PS3 version failed big-time in Japan (only sold 110K -- even Compile Heart or Gust could manage this number), I'm amazed how it found success overseas. This reminds me that I have to play my copy soon, but I'm too busy with SMT4 on 3DS!


Glad PS3 owners in the rest of the world didn't pass up this gem. I platinumed it a while back and enjoyed every minute of it.
#4XechsPosted 8/26/2013 6:54:40 AM
I'm surprised it didn't do better in japan as a whole especially when you consider ghibli to be Japan's Disney/pixar, no other movie can even touch ghibli in japan beside giants like titanic and harry potter, and avatar, 3 outta top five grossing movies in japan are ghibli.

~610k total is still pretty big in japan sales, a majority of games can't pass 450k in sales and that's already considered giant if you reach the 500k zone. But it's still not 2 million+ mega sales like Pokemon or FF or mario, dragon quest or monster hunter big. Especially when it has that collectors charm like pokemon + ghibli I'm surprised it didn't do better.

But monster hunter also does relatively poorer ssales at 500k - 1 mil on consoles but 2-4+ million on handhelds. So it's no suprise there is huge discrepancy on handheld vs console version sales. Handhelds is just huge over there.
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#5ghostofspartapPosted 8/26/2013 8:22:55 AM
i will conserve my ni no kuni so in like 20 years it will have a great value like final fantasy 7 has
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#6GrabacrLeaderPosted 8/26/2013 8:29:39 AM
I wish Valkyria Chronicles sold that many copies.
#7Minatokun13Posted 8/26/2013 8:33:53 AM
tuna-egg posted...
Ni no Kuni was only released for DS (not 3DS) and PS3. Both are separate versions (one is not a port of the other).

Considering that the PS3 version failed big-time in Japan (only sold 110K -- even Compile Heart or Gust could manage this number), I'm amazed how it found success overseas. This reminds me that I have to play my copy soon, but I'm too busy with SMT4 on 3DS!


It failed big time in japan because the game's storylines are almost exactly identical (except the DS version ends with Shadar), with even a lot of the same cutscenes, so while neither is a port, they would have essentially been buying the same game twice (even though the DS version's combat was turn based).


The game found success overseas because the DS version never came out here.
#8Minatokun13Posted 8/26/2013 8:36:06 AM
Xechs posted...
I'm surprised it didn't do better in japan as a whole especially when you consider ghibli to be Japan's Disney/pixar, no other movie can even touch ghibli in japan beside giants like titanic and harry potter, and avatar, 3 outta top five grossing movies in japan are ghibli.


The PS3 version came out a long time after the DS version was already out, and aside from battle mechanics was essentially the same game, just slightly longer.

That, the popularity of handhelds, and the more-expensive-than-normal price tag for the DS version for having the book included with every copy is why the PS3 version did not sell well.
#9Rose_of_May(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2013 12:08:08 PM
Sales breakdown:

Japan

[NDS] Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi (Level 5) {2010.12.09} - 554,378
[PS3] Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Level 5) {2011.11.17} - 150,715
[PS3] Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (All-in-One Edition) (Level 5) {2012.07.19} - 17,328

Total sales as of December 30, 2012 - 722,421 (current shipped number is probably around 750,000)

Source: Media Create

Rest of the world

- About 650,000 (PS3 version)

Worldwide

- 1,400,000


Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=661677