I swear, I’ll have something to say about Nioh next week. Regardless of how little progress I make after fighting the same bosses 20 times in a row, I’ve put a deadline on myself to finally give my two cents about it. Sounds like plenty of people have already climbed aboard since the game is now confirmed to be a one million-seller.
Koei Tecmo has confirmed that the game has sold 1 million copies worldwide since launch, a very impressive figure for a game with such niche appeal, and to celebrate, owners will be getting a free “Golden Nioh Armor.” You may already have it with the Ver 1.04 update.
Too early to call it the new Dark Souls
Making comparisons between Nioh and Dark Souls is far too easy. Team Ninja was clearly inspired by many of FromSoftware’s ideas from the Dark Souls games, all the way down to character progression and the UI, but there are plenty of differences as well, which I will touch on next week.
On a more meta level though, the two are also very similar in their reception, scoring praise as potential dark horse potentials before actually rising to meet the occasion. I’m not certain if Nioh will ever have the same impact as Dark Souls, and it’s too early to see if this success can be sustainable. Just bask in the moment of having something live up to the hype, and worry about future success later.
That’s the best advice I can give right now.