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Disgaea 5 Complete Sales Top 200,000 Copies; PS4 and Switch are Main Development Platforms Now

We’ve learned that total sales for Disgaea 5 Complete have topped 200,000 copies.

The new milestone includes worldwide sales, most of it coming from North America, Europe, and Asia – news confirmed by Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa via an interview with Inside Games

It’s worth pointing out that Disgaea 5 Complete is the Nintendo Switch port of Disgaea 5.

Alongside the news of the games sales is the confirmation from Niikawa that both PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch are now their main development platforms moving forward, for both new IPs and sequels.

Nippon Ichi Software is seeing their 25th anniversary this year, and their western localization branch, NIS America, has a press event planned for February 9th.

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79 comments
  1. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    January 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Good to see Nintendo gaining third-party support. With Gal*Gun 2 coming, I’m hoping to see more and more niche games for the system.

  2. J̷u̸s̷t̴ ̶W̵e̵n̴d̷i̶
    J̷u̸s̷t̴ ̶W̵e̵n̴d̷i̶
    January 8, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    “PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch are now their main development platforms moving forward,”
    As it should be

  3. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 8, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Harada should stick to flatties.

  4. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 8, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Why would you want more and more niche games on the system most likely to censor them?

  5. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 8, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    That’s mostly just an NoA thing, though. Gal*Gun has no chance of being censored.

  6. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    January 8, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Etna is the tits too.

  7. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 8, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    This is Nintendo we’re talking about. As far as censorship goes anything is possible.

  8. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 8, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    So you only have to worry about the games that are exclusive to the switch? This certainly doesn’t make purchasing a Switch look appealing but I suppose if you prefer your games censored then have at it. You’ll get em. I’ve grown weary of the whole thing. Perhaps opposing censorship is 100% pointless. I should just ride the waves and accept reality for what it is. At the end of the day censorship will befall everything I’ve ever loved, and there isn’t a thing I or anyone else can do about it. They’re just video games anyway. Perhaps I deserve it for having such shitty interests. Sorry for the rant but I suppose I just wanted someone to listen, and my brother just hit the sack.

  9. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    January 9, 2018 at 12:26 am

    No problem, man. Pretty much everyone here shares a disdain for censorship. There are some bright sides. Despite Nintendo funding being poured into Bayonetta 2 (and presumably 3 as well), its sexual and supernatural themes have remained fully intact. Also, SMT V (another exclusive) is coming to the system without Treehouse being involved.

    The main course of action is to let companies know what we want and buy when they deliver. If it becomes evident to Japanese branches that uncensored games sell better, they could possibly pressure their Western branches more in that direction. At the end of the day, don’t drive yourself crazy over something you can’t control as an individual (advice I need to take myself in some regards).

  10. Chili
    Chili
    January 9, 2018 at 1:17 am

    “that both PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch are now their main development platforms moving forward, for both new IPs and sequels.”
    Oh dear. The lack of a mention of Steam makes me think that their Steam releases didn’t impress them sales wise and that they aren’t going to focus on it anymore ;_;

  11. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 9, 2018 at 1:24 am

    No. They don’t touch third-party games anymore, haven’t for like 20 years. Any censorship would be on that publisher. Nintendo were actually encouraging the Gal*Gun devs to come to Switch so they don’t give a shit as long as they aren’t publishing themselves.

  12. Kitsune
    Kitsune
    January 9, 2018 at 1:32 am

    I have bought Disgaea 5 three times now. Digitally on PSN because my physical copy wouldn’t come until four days after release and I was desperate. Physically on PS4 which was a pre-order and finally on Switch because Disgaea belongs on a handheld.
    Of course it helps that Disgaea 5 is actually my favorite in terms of story and characters. PS Vita version of 3 however is my favorite in terms of gameplay content and the method of end game grinding.

    I can’t wait for Disgaea 6.

  13. BFG
    BFG
    January 9, 2018 at 4:30 am

    The problem is that you people focus on the more extreme cases of bad localizations (TreeHouse and NISA to name the most obvious) but still go along with things such as screwed up script (like in the recent Xenoblade game released on Switch in the West, where for instance characters names were changed despite being references to asian mythology) or even the censorship that “isnt too bad”.

    Like some kind of Stockholm Syndrome towards localization

  14. BFG
    BFG
    January 9, 2018 at 4:58 am

    That means you’ll have to pay the full price of a home console game on both platforms

    Not really an insight im looking forward considering I’ve been importing so far, and those pricetags generally trigger the customs.

  15. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    January 9, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Meanwhile, they didn’t just allow adult content in Bayonetta 2, they outright encouraged it, and even had Nintendo themed costumes. They also funded the development.

    As has already been said, its only their games they’re concerned about, they haven’t had a platform-wide policy since the early 90’s.

  16. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    January 9, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Do you realize that the way you look at those who are fine with localization is likely the same as how they look at you?

    People having a less rigid stance on a subject or understanding and accepting the reality of a given situation that you simply don’t like/agree with doesn’t make it “Stockholm Syndrome”.

    Furthermore, if the developers were bothered by localization, then they obviously wouldn’t go along with it, now would they? More often that not they just appreciate people getting to experience their work (and especially positive feedback), which by your logic is also this “Stockholm Syndrome” toward localization.

  17. SevTheBear
    SevTheBear
    January 9, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Well PC has never been big with Japanese developers to begin with. But lets see what the future bring.

  18. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 9, 2018 at 8:20 am

    I give this post three thumbs up. ?

  19. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 9, 2018 at 8:22 am

    No, only the faggots at Treehouse in NoA censor shit. After the backlash they got for fucking up Xenoblade Chronicles X, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, and Fire Emblem Fates, they gave their next big RPG to NoE (I’m not sure who localized Shadows of Valentia). We already know that Nintendo has encouraged third party developers for the Switch to make their games adult focused, so at this point your just trolling.

  20. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 9, 2018 at 8:24 am

    > So you only have to worry about the games that are exclusive to the switch?

    How the fuck did you get that from “Only Nintendo developed and Nintendo published games that are localized by one part of Nintendo (Treehouse at NoA) are censored”? That’s some Olympic level mental gymnastics for support your anti-Nintendo position.

  21. BFG
    BFG
    January 9, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Japanese developers absolutely do not care about the state of the localization, unless there is a plan to make a re-release in Japan as “Global Edition” (like it was the sole cases for Demon Gaze 1 & 2 and Gal Gun 1). And I believe it’s mostly letting the visuals intact & not include bugs through editing for those editions, I doubt the accuracy of the script is a requirement. Outside of those rare exceptions, it’s just about selling the stuff to gaijins.

    And the Stockholm Syndrome does happen, see for instance, the drama that happened with valkyrie Drive, since Pqube is concerned.

  22. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    January 9, 2018 at 10:54 am

    So they don’t care, so what? That’s still not “Stockholm Syndrome”, its simply people being not particularly picky.

    From what I’ve noticed people arguing about what’s acceptable to censor are either considering legal or political issues the degree and effect of it, and wether its done willingly.

    They are against censorship, they just don’t have a zero-tolerance stance on it, its not all or nothing for them.

    As for Japanese developers allegedly absolutely not caring, if they don’t, then why should you?

    Preferences aside, I just find it funny when people seem to get more worked up about the state of something than the actual creators. Some people take it to offended on others’ behalf level, or seem to anyway.

  23. Raith Sienar
    Raith Sienar
    January 9, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    So the game that only appeared on 2 platforms did well on those platforms therefore they aren’t developing for other platforms? I’m confused, what does this mean and how is this news?

  24. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Whoa take it easy man. You might hurt someone with that edge, and I’ve already acknowledged that opposing censorship is pointless didn’t I? I didn’t get that from his post but from Nintendo’s history. Hell even some games tree house never touches end up censored. At the end of the day censorship is unavoidable on any platform.

  25. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    It doesn’t matter. Too many people buy censored games for anything to change. The future is set in stone.

  26. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Expecting the worst from a company that has censored games since their brand has existed isn’t trolling. It’s being realistic. All the games I would have been interested in always inevitably get censored so I’ve no personal reason to bother with the switch. Censorship has never been an issue to the Nintendo fan base. As long as they get Zelda and Mario they’re hapoy and that’s fine. There’s no reason to be upset.

  27. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    So I could get a switch for all the games Nintendo has no hand in? Meanwhile I’d still be supporting the company. I’d be a right hypocrite if I did something like that but perhaps that’s fine too. I should give up on the whole thing. One person doesn’t make a difference.

  28. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Then why did Square censor Bravely Default? They don’t usually censor games but the minute they put a game on a Nintendo platform that changes.

  29. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 9, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Vita loses more support. Yes!

  30. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 9, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Isn’t that NIS america’s job.

  31. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 9, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Always thinking only of yourself. You casual gaming scum are shortsighted.

  32. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 9, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    And, yet a-fucking-gain, you ignore the fact that Nintendo isn’t the one localizing games from other companies. Seriously, pull Microsoft’s dick out of your mouth and you might be able to read.

  33. totenglocke
    totenglocke
    January 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    First off, I’d have to say something controversial for it to be “edgey”. You’re in some serious “How do you do, fellow kids?” territory there.

    Secondly, people have repeatedly told you that the only games that have any censorship are ones that are both developed and published by Nintendo because they MIGHT be localized by the cocksuckers at Treehouse. If it’s a third party game, Nintendo doesn’t fucking localize it and has no ability to censor it. This is not a difficult concept, but you refuse to accept it because it doesn’t suit your narrative.

  34. KrisNardz
    KrisNardz
    January 9, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    RIP PC Gaming. Looks like the Nintendo Switch is my new gaming platform instead now that more and more third-party developers are supporting it. Also, Steam has become a dumpster fire thanks to the mass amount of trash that’s being released on the storefront. ?

  35. Richard Smith
    Richard Smith
    January 9, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I hope Disgaea 3/4/5 will be released on Steam soon. 1 and 2 sold pretty well.

  36. Richard Smith
    Richard Smith
    January 9, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    It’s worth mentioning that the most sexual Senran Kagura game is available ONLY on Switch.

  37. Richard Smith
    Richard Smith
    January 9, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    So you only got interested in Nintendo first party game.

  38. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    I actually can’t stand microsoft but nothing you’ve said disproves anything.

  39. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    I’m not the one so needlessly angry. Take a chill pill fellow kid.

    Then who was responsible for censoring Bravely Default?

  40. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    In Japan right?

  41. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    January 9, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Well you said it, not me.:P

    But if you’re going to go by that sort of reasoning you might as well not buy any games then, since the platform holder gets license/royalty fees from everything.

    I certainly wouldn’t consider it hypocritical, rather a carrot and stick approach, but to each their own.

  42. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    I rather like first party games but knowing this is the same company that bothered to censor Ganon’s blood in the newer versions of Ocarina Of Time I just can’t trust them to do anything right.

  43. BFG
    BFG
    January 9, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    “shortsighted”

    I pretty much pointed out how Switch versions of games are priced like home console titles, despite being a system labelled as a “handheld” by westerners.

    For people who like to import but live in Europe, this is a dillemma (since any order with a value of over 50-60€ may trigger custom taxes). People living in the USA dont have to face this issue at least (I recall you have to import something worth of 1000$ or more to face customs).

  44. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    It would absolutely be hypocritical. I can’t get mad at people for supporting censorship when I’m doing it too. Ho-hum. This is what I get for being a gamer.

  45. BFG
    BFG
    January 9, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    This is more Squeenix’s own doing than Nintendo’s. Recall that Square Enix also censored games on the Playstation platform

    Most obvious example was the latest Star Ocean title which caused quite an uproar in Japan because the censorship also affected them

  46. BFG
    BFG
    January 9, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    The “Stockholm Syndrome” was directed to western consumers. I dont get why you think I was talking about japanese devs having it, despite I was pretty clear in my two previous posts.

    They are against censorship, they just don’t have a zero-tolerance stance on it, its not all or nothing for them.

    This sounds more a problem of standards being weak and zero will to take a proper stance/side, when it comes to localizations.

    As for Japanese developers allegedly absolutely not caring, if they don’t, then why should you?

    I implied that translators & localizers should take more seriously (and with more love) their job, especially when there is a good forty or sixty bucks to spend on a localized game, as a consumer.

    And just because I can (since a while) play the japanese games in their original versions, doesnt mean I cant complain about the lack of improvement in the localization department.

  47. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I think you have to look at it differently, as Nintendo Co. Limited is under new management, there the cool uncle who rides the Harley Davison and dates Playboy models, Nintendo of America on the other hand is his small pug dog who fell off one day whilst cruising and ended up with brain damage, and spends most of the time drooling and pissing itself in the corner.
    Unfortunately they both come as a pair, but in reality they’re very different animals, and as long as cool uncle Nintendo is in charge, and from what we’ve seen so far out of brain damage pug Nintendo, I think for the time being the censorship issue may actually be coming to a resolution in favor of gamers.
    This doesn’t mean that I can’t be wrong, but some of the moves Nintendo Co. Limited have made recently, definitely seems that they are realizing censoring games be there own or third parties, wins no favors and loses sales.
    But with any think we will have to take a wait-and-see approach, but the signs are favorable for us, rather than not.

  48. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 9, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    I believe FE Shadows of Valentia Was Exclusively localized by 8-4.

  49. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 9, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    Have fun with your gaming tablet. Hehe.

  50. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Living in Europe was your first mistake.

  51. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    You’re just hopelessly optimistic aren’t you. Why would Nintendo stop censoring games when it has never ever backfired on them? Nintendo’s fan base loves censorship. They defend it at every turn. Don’t give me this nonsensical spiel about them only doing it some of the time. Since the dawn of Nintendo they have censored games. That will never ever change. In fact it will probably just get worse. Did the news that they were going to censor games in production just happen to pass you by? Yes opposing censorship is 100% pointless, but expecting it to go away? Come on m8

  52. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 9, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Also Harley Davidson blows.

  53. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 9, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    If you bothered to pay attention to how these companies operate and I don’t just mean Nintendo, you would realize your comment is based on an ignorant prospective, try reading some of their stock holder reports about their demographics, or pay attention to sales figures. Especially when there are very clear trends in certain franchises, such as the user base drop-off, (here is a hint, compare fire emblem awakening user base numbers to fire emblem fates, it might surprise you).

    “Why would Nintendo stop censoring games when it has never ever backfired on them?”

    Some of us are old school, we remember stories from decades ago, and I’ve got one for you. 1993- Mortal Combat releases for Super Nintendo and Mega Drive, the censored SNES release was murdered in sales by the Mega Drive version! The end result is Nintendo was then willing to allow publisher Acclaim to release a fully uncensored Mortal Kombat 2! http://crappy-games.wikia.com/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_(SNES)
    So yes, there censorious practices have backfired, and if you knew your gameing history, you would already know this.

    “Did the news that they were going to censor games in production just happen to pass you by?”

    I probably know that interview better than you! It was never explicitly stated that censorship would happen, as it was down to the team at Mnolith to submit any assets of their choosing for approval, and as the only localization team was NOE, who happens to have a rather good record of not censoring games, and would most likely have final say on any decisions even superseding NOA, this does in fact reduces the chance any censorship taking place. This doesn’t mean censorship did not happen, but at no point does it explicitly say it did, so please do not misrepresent that interview as definitive proof of censorship, as it is not. And until someone in localization or in the development team confirms one way or the other, or if data minors discover evidence, there will only ever be a question mark over XB2, but nothing definitive regarding changes to assets.

    “Also Harley Davidson blows.”

    Don’t be a hater.

  54. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 10, 2018 at 12:10 am

    If all you have are vague maybes, current trends, and favorable signs then I can only conclude that we’ll get more of the same from a company that hasn’t changed in decades. So what if they allowed the next Mortal Kombat uncensored if they continued to censor games? Didn’t Fire Emblem Fates sell extremely well? Why did you even mention a censored game that was a commercial success? If you know that much about gaming then you should absolutely know better than to think even for a second that Nintendo will change, or that they even can. Nintendo will always cater to toddlers, and so they will always censor their games. I won’t believe it until I see it, and honestly even then I won’t believe it. They’d have to be consistent and that’s something I can’t ask of a corporation. No I can’t ask anything of a corporation. The fact that I care at all about what a corporation does means I’ve already lost.

    If I didn’t have hate I’d have nothing. I hate everything, including the things I like. The people who create the things I like must surely hate me too, because they keep it just out of reach. I’d have to deny my moral scruples by force if I wanted to play these games and I just can’t do that because I’m such a god damned idiot. I should just give up and accept censorship with open arms because it’s all we’ll be getting from here on out.

  55. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 10, 2018 at 12:12 am

    God.

    I really fucking hate video games.

  56. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 10, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Wait what does that have to do with Nintendo censoring Ganon’s blood?

  57. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 10, 2018 at 12:14 am

    I’d still have to worry about them wouldn’t I? I’d still be supporting THEM. Fuck me I just can’t enjoy games anymore. Politics and censorship have ruined them. Gaming should just die.

  58. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 10, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Look I get the love for Nintendo’s newest under-powered tablet but seriously, it’s not comparable to pc gaming any more than a trailer is comparable to a penthouse.

  59. BFG
    BFG
    January 10, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Not like America is doing much better despite having the first & second amendment

  60. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 10, 2018 at 4:13 am

    Well in America we have a better economy, more jobs, and we don’t have to worry about Muslims randomly forming rape squads and bombing shit. Land of the free baby.

  61. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 10, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Dunno why you’re here then if you can’t enjoy them anymore.

  62. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 10, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    To bitch and encourage people to cast what little hope they have aside I suppose.

  63. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 10, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    “I won’t believe it until I see it, and honestly even then I won’t believe it.”

    There it is! I’m not going to break down all your questions and answer them individually, I was up until this point, but then the point itself would be pointless, as you only see the company as an unchanging monolith, that’s your bag, not going to waste my time anymore on this, if you’re not willing to accept evidence of the company that has gone through a number of changes (good and bad) in the last couple of decades, Then nothing I’m going to say will change that.

    But I will leave you with a little tip, if you are interested in doing your own research, Fire Emblem Fates sold worse than Awakening! significantly so.

  64. KrisNardz
    KrisNardz
    January 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Well, have fun playing asset flips, RPGMaker, early access, and unfinished cesspool of garbage that’s constantly being plagued on Steam. You elitist hypocrite. People like you are what gives PC gaming a bad name. Oh, and have fun begging for enhanced ports that’ll never see the light of day on PC either. ?

  65. GameZard
    GameZard
    January 11, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Eww I hate RPG maker and early access. Got your pussy all salty. I hope you Nintendo fags continue to beg for Vita games as it really pisses of the Vita fags. HA!

  66. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 11, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    You say that like a company that has censored games since its inception will just suddenly decide it’s not such a great idea.

  67. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 11, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Yes I do see it as an unchanging monolith because that is all it has been for decades. I don’t see evidence either, I see exception. In the coming years you’ll see that that’s all it was too.

    It was still a successful game overall neither is it known why it didn’t sell as well as Awakening, assuming this is the case.

    All said you’re right in stating that you’re wasting your time. You waste too much time hoping, when hope is for fools who don’t know any better.

  68. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 11, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    “fools who don’t know any better.”

    lol.. Well ok dude, you do you, cos I don’t have time to waste.
    Later.

  69. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    You damned right. Hoping for a corporation to not fuck up is like hoping for a miracle. It doesn’t matter how long you hope, you’ll never get one.

  70. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Dude I don’t care, take your salt elsewhere.

  71. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 11, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    You wouldn’t have bothered at all if you didn’t care. You’ll remember me when Nintendo lets you down.

  72. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 12, 2018 at 7:36 am

    I don’t care, because you made it quite clear you’re not interested in listening or seeing different point of view and the data supporting said point of view.
    Your own words.
    “I won’t believe it until I see it, and honestly even then I won’t believe it.”
    So do me a favour and stop wasting my time with your salty nonsense.

  73. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 12, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    And I’m telling you that exceptions have always existed. Nintendo isn’t going to change overnight. If it turns out I’m wrong then that’s fantastic. That’s all I could ever hope for, but unfortunately this is the kind of thing I’m always right about. Nintendo will allow some lewd stuff to slip by but at the end of the day they’re still the same old Nintendo.

  74. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Why are you still talking to me when I told you no longer care, you’re not interested in my point of view, I’m not interested in yours.

  75. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    January 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Because I’m Jewish.

  76. InkViper
    InkViper
    January 12, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    My goy…