Yesterday’s NPD’s release was full of surprises, with Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony all having something positive to say about their sales on hardware. But what really came as a pleasant surprise was the news that Ni No Kuni 2 had generated 60% more revenue than the original game in the US, breaking a series record whilst exciting fans at the possibility of where the series could go from there.
This information was revealed by NPD’s Mat Piscatella, who took to Twitter to confirm that Ni No Kuni 2 had done extremely well, despite the information not being released officially. A fact that no doubt reassures some fans, especially considering the newest game was met with favorable reviews from critics, but had some players feeling as though it was a letdown. Take a look at Piscatella’s tweet below.
Wasn’t mentioned in yesterday’s media release, but U.S. launch month dollar sales of Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom were over 60% higher than those of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. So another franchise launch month record set in March.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) April 25, 2018
Looking at how Ni No Kuni 2 managed to beat Monster Hunter: World and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild back in March, the news of it generating 60% more revenue than the original leads to many questions. Most importantly, could that be enough to convince Level 5 and Bandai Namco that a third game would be a fantastic idea? It’s a possibility, and it may be a serious one to consider in the future.
Still not played Ni No Kuni 2 yet? You have plenty of time. Not only do we have our very own review on what we thought of the RPG, we also have guides and features that will steer you in the right direction to help the protagonist Evan on his quest to get his kingdom back.