Nioh Celebrates 3 Million Worldwide Sales Before Launch Of Sequel

Nioh Celebrates 3 Million Worldwide Sales Before Launch Of Sequel
Credit: Nioh via Steam

Team Ninja formally announced on Twitter that Nioh has sold over three million copies worldwide. The announcement was made shortly after the game celebrated its third anniversary.

Nioh launched as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in February 2017. It was later released in November 2017 on PC. The milestone combines digital and physical sales from all platforms.

The announcement was made on both Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo’s social media accounts with a custom image featuring characters from the game.

Team Ninja also announced a similar milestone, 2 million sales worldwide, on the game’s second anniversary last year. The developer has high hopes for the upcoming sequel.

“Ready to die? Experience the newest brutal action game from Team NINJA and Koei Tecmo Games. In the age of samurai, a lone traveler lands on the shores of Japan. He must fight his way through the vicious warriors and supernatural Yokai that infest the land in order to find that which he seeks.” states the game’s story description.

The Complete Edition of the game is packaged with the base game along with the three expansion packs that include Dragon of the North, Defiant Honor, and Bloodshed’s End.

Nioh: Complete Edition is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC. While players on PC can play the game, Windows 7 support ended in January 2020. The game will continue to work on Windows 7, but there may be some issues regarding automatic updates.

Nioh 2 is the next game in the series. The game recently held a beta where players could test out the game along with creating a custom character. Team Ninja also held a custom character creation contest, where eight models were chosen to be included in the game, either in the character creator or as NPCs.

Team Ninja Producer Fumihiko Yasuda mentioned some changes coming to the sequel, such as more variety in-game levels and the character stories. The team took fan feedback to heart and made sure to include more enemy variety and gameplay to keep players interested in completing the story.

Currently, Nioh 2 is a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Likely, the game will eventually see a PC release, which is what happened with the first title in the series.

Nioh 2 is scheduled to launch on the PlayStation 4 on March 13, 2020.