Publisher Namco Bandai Games have proudly announced that the gaming collaboration Professor Layton series developers LEVEL-5 and legendary Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli has been a resounding success story. The game, Ni no Kuni, has managed to reach the impressive figure of approximately 1.4 million units sold worldwide.
This overall number includes both Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on PlayStation 3, as well as the Japan-only version that was released on Nintendo DS. Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe states:
“We are very proud to join our partner, LEVEL-5, to announce that the critically acclaimed role-playing game series, Ni no Kuni, has approximately reached the 1.4 million units sold worldwide,” “The franchise has been very well received in EMEA and as a result of its quality, has reached an amazing number of sales for a JRPG.”
We were big fans of the game when it was released, giving it a glowing review. The title really deserves all of the success that it has enjoyed – and it is good to see that the title has performed well around the world, and that it has not just been a success story limited to the Japanese market. This gives gamers hope for the future that more niche Japanese titles may be localised for western release.