Rise of The Ronin Selling Faster Than Nioh, Says Koei Tecmo

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Team Ninja Doing Better Than Expected!

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  • The Rise of the Ronin sales are better than the Nioh series, according to Koei Tecmo.
  • The news comes after a report that stated that Team Ninja has lowered revenue forecasts after low sales.
  • Koei Tecmo has also acknowledged the criticisms related to graphics and the open world.

Despite the ongoing debate around Rise of the Ronin, Team Ninja’s latest PlayStation exclusive seems to be performing better than expected. According to the data provided by Koei Tecmo, the IP is surpassing the Nioh series in sales. 

Why it matters: The action RPG excels at providing compelling gameplay. This strength appears to have carried it beyond Nioh’s success. Interestingly, a similar argument could be made about the Nioh IP.

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Rise of the Ronin Sales Report via Koei Tecmo Financial Report

In its latest financial report, Koei Tecmo states Rise of the Ronin is doing better than Nioh. The studio does not elaborate further, but it seems to be satisfied with the new IP.

An interesting point is that Nioh, like the latest release, started out as a new IP on PlayStation exclusively. Therefore, the latter seems to be the more successful exclusive when compared across similar conditions.

Elsewhere, Koei Tecmo has acknowledged the IP’s strengths and weaknesses. The former refers to a high user rating and praise for its combat. Meanwhile, Koei Tecmo knows the contentions around Rise of the Ronin’s outdated visuals.

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Rise of the Ronin Was One of Last Month’s Biggest Games

However, this statement appears odd because reports indicated that the studio lowered its revenue forecasts because of low sales recently. It seems other games may have been responsible for these lowered forecasts.

Rise of the Ronin is aiming for 5 million sales.

While this may or may not happen, Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo have a solid foundation upon their hand to build upon. With a bigger focus on core technology, the studio could deliver an incredible experience for its next game if it retains the core strengths of this release.

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