We’ve learned the Danganronpa series is doing quite well in the west, according to NIS America boss Takuro Yamashita.
When speaking with MCV, Yamashita revealed that both Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa: Goodbye Despair both sold a combined total exceeding that of 200,000 units in both North America and Europe. Both games were released on the PS Vita last year, and you can read our reviews here and here (respectively).
“NISA is known for publishing niche JRPGs like Disgaea, but now we’re shifting the system towards visual novels after the success of Danganronpa,” said Yamashita.
Lastly, it’s worth reminding those of you who are behind on Danganronpa news – a third-person action spin-off, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, is coming west on PS Vita in both regions this fall. Finally, we also know that Danganronpa 3 is being worked on by series creator Kazutaka Kodaka, who we also had an intimate talk with at this year’s Game Developers Conference.