Disgaea 5 Complete Sales Make PS4 and Switch Nippon Ichi's Main Platforms

Disgaea 5's Switch port has convinced NIS that PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch are the way forward.

News by Mike Williams, .

In an interview with Inside Games (translated via Gematsu), Nippon Ichi Software President Sohei Niikawa says that sales of Disgaea 5 Complete have totaled 200,000 copies worldwide. Disgaea 5 Complete is the Nintendo Switch release of 2015's Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance for PlayStation 4.

Most of the sales total comes from North America, Europe, and the rest of Asia, as the Japanese release didn't even chart in the Top 20 of Media Create's sales list during its launch week. That means it sold under 5,481 copies for the week.

Niikawa says that the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch will be the company's core focus for sequels and new titles moving forward. Not that there's much else to support in Japan, as the Vita is nearing the end of its life.

July 12, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Nippon Ichi Software. The studio is promising new game announcements and event to commemorate its anniversary year. Dungeon crawler Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain and survival horror title Yomawari: Night Alone have already been teased for sequels. The former has yet to come to North America, while the latter was released on PlayStation Vita in the US in 2016.

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  • Avatar for moochan #1 moochan 3 months ago
    Actually picked it up because of you talking about it. Only on chapter 3 so not that far in but really enjoyable. Like with every Disgaea game the portable versions are always the best way to go.

    This news is pretty much what I expect to hear more of. Smaller developers moving from the Vita to the Switch. It won't really be system seller but I feel a lot of niche games like Disgaea and VNs are going to move from Vita to the Switch and while a lot of people joke about the Vita is a dead system it does have a strong fan base for the people that love those type of games. And I feel Switch getting them will make those people happy there are still a way to play it however they want to play.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #2 link6616 3 months ago
    NISA and every other Japanese dev? I mean... What Japanese devs aren't making this shift other than perhaps Idea Factory (but they supported the PSP for a VERY long time with otome games, so I expect that to continue with the Otome beast that is the vita)
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  • Avatar for chaoticBeat #3 chaoticBeat 3 months ago
    NIS should make their own version of Front Mission but with super deformed mechs and tanks.
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