Ni No Kuni released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in territories beyond Japan earlier this year. The JRPG featured gameplay, story and design by Level-5, the same studio behind the Professor Layton series. Its art, however, was done up by Studio Ghibli, the animation home behind My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke.
The fusion between these two talented houses was fantastic, and Ni No Kuni wound up being a beautiful romp through a fantastic land.
Before hitting internationally, Ni No Kuni released on both the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS. Level-5 today unveiled the total sales numbers for both games. The Ni No Kuni franchise has raked in 1.4 million copies sold worldwide.
While 1.4 million might seem like small potatoes next to the likes of Naughty Dog’s efforts or, of course, Call of Duty, it’s a great sales result for a JRPG with supposedly limited international appeal.
Hopefully, 1.4 million copies sold will push Level-5 to make more games in the same spirit as this adventure. We’d play them, no questions asked.