Disgaea 5 Complete was a launch title for the Nintendo Switch in Japan, but the game has yet to release in either North America or Europe. However, the game has already got off to a great start with incredible pre-order figures in both territories. NIS America has revealed that over 110,000 copies of the game have been pre-ordered in Europe and America, beating Japan’s disappointing sales. Have you pre-ordered Disgaea 5 Complete for Switch? Tell us below.
“The Japanese video game market is getting smaller. If you look at the recent Tokyo Game Show, you do not feel the momentum that it used to have until five years ago. The Japanese video game market share might be now less than 30 per cent of the world, while I think the western market share accounts for around 70 per cent. Therefore, Japanese games companies need to focus more on the Western market to expand their game business.
“In order to make the NIS Group’s consolidated figures better, our western sales is very important. While the Western pre-order units of Disgaea 5 Switch exceeded 110,000 units, the Japanese sell-in number on the game was unfortunately less than 20,000 units. We had predicted this would happen to some extent. However, we were surprised that the gap was much bigger than we thought.”