Worldwide Nioh Sales Break One Million Units

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja have announced worldwide sales for Nioh have surpassed one million units.

This new milestone includes both retail and digital sales, and first launched back on February 7th, just two weeks after its release.

To celebrate the accomplishment, Koei Tecmo is going to distribute a “Golden Nioh Armor” (seen above) as a present to all users in a new 1.04 update, which is launching on February 24th.

Expect our thorough written and video review for Nioh forthcoming.


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  • Fitz

    Man that armor looks so fucking cool.

  • Madbrainbox

    That seems kinda low.

    The game looks cool and from what I’ve heard of it it deserves more.

  • hb33

    A million copies in two weeks is low to you?

  • Madbrainbox

    Nevermind.I checked Bloodborne’s numbers and are similar.Apparently they don’t need to sell as much as other AAA to male a profit.

  • hb33

    Selling a million copies in two weeks on ONE platform is impressive. It not Uncharted/Halo but no expects it to be.

  • 2501

    Most PS4 software sales can’t break the milestone of two million, the fact that Nioh sold 1 million in 2 weeks is very impressive.

  • catazxy

    I’m glad Nioh is not an Square Enix’s IP.

  • PS4 wins again.

  • mountainjew

    So instead of a new AAA ninja gaiden they’ll probably make a half assed port on ps4 and then start making Nioh 2:Geralt saves Japan Again Electric Boogaloo

  • ectocooler

    I’m glad that it’s being considered a big financial success for them. I just beat the game last night (61 hours playtime with all missions completed including the 2 nightmare fights that unlock when you beat the storyline) and I give the game a 9. It was a blast but there were some aspects that held it back from being as good as Bloodborne. I hope they are able to make a sequel that takes this foundation and improves on it by adding more enemy variety and a big open world in lieu of individual missions (doubtful but one can hope).

  • Migi

    Any stats like how much sold in japan or in the west? cause i’m kinda curious how well the title was received in the west.

  • DrearierSpider

    Idk. The game obviously doesn’t have the production values of bigger games, but it was in development for over a decade. Still, they’re off to a good start at least.

  • DrearierSpider

    Good for them, I hear the game is great. Now get on that PC port Team Ninja. It did take you over 10 years to make the game to begin with, couldn’t have been cheap.

  • Not sure why people think most games sell 2 million. Fuck, even on the best selling consoles(NES,SNES,PS1,PS2,Wii) Most of the game library has not sold more than 2 million copies.

  • Paladin Joe

    Over 100k in Japan. Won’t find out sales in the west until NPD

  • Migi

    DAmn i kinda hope it sold well in the west cause it’s a great game and deserves a sequel. But thanks for the info anyway.

  • Neojames82

    Yeah for a new IP one million in sales is pretty damn impressive.

  • 2501

    Expect there ARE games in this generation that broke more than two million sales. Splatoon for the Wii-U outsold Uncharted 4 by TWO MILLION UNITS (it did 4.06 million). Yes, an original IP for an unpopular console OUTSOLD one of Sony’s major franchises. If you must know, Pokemon’s X/Y did three times more than that.

  • dknight xs

    glad that this is selling well, its a gem of a game 👍

  • dknight xs

    so a guy with white hair makes him gerelt? is that your take from this? so i guess every car with a petrol engine is a ford.

  • RetroGamer

    Good to see a new series become established.

  • PixelBuff

    Oh nice, I’ll have to snag that armor, it looks awesome.
    Nioh has been a joy to play, I think I put it above Souls games, I dunno if I’ve just OD’d on Souls but Nioh feels much more fresh and snappy.

  • Stelios Pasiardis

    The only game that might drive me to buy a ps4..