Nippon Ichi “incredibly grateful to Nintendo” and says Switch is an “ideal piece of hardware”
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Nippon Ichi has made it known a few times in the past just how well Disgaea 5 Complete did on Switch. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the game was sitting at 200,000 copies sold in the west alone.
In last month’s issue of EDGE, Nippon Ichi president Sohei Niikawa reiterated Disgaea 5 Complete’s success on Switch, stating that “it sold incredibly well both in Japan and abroad.” Niikawa also spoke about Nintendo’s strong support of the company having visited their offices to teach the developers about Switch. Right now he believes it’s an “ideal piece of hardware” since the dual console and portable nature makes it appealing to both the west and Japan.
NIS talks Switch support, says Disgaea 6 is “very early” in development, more
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At the Tokyo Game Show, Game Informer caught up with Nippon Ichi president Sohei Niikawa. Niikawa had a few interesting things to say about supporting Switch and more.
During the interview, Niikawa mentioned that NIS “wants to continue to release more and more games” on Switch. He said the following about releasing games on the platform:
Nippon Ichi talks Disgaea 5 Complete’s success on Switch, positive about Nintendo, reconfirms Disgaea 6
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Japanese website 4Gamer published a new interview today looking back on the history of Disgaea. There are a couple of interesting excerpts in particular, especially when it comes to Nintendo.
First, Nippon Ichi president Sohei Niikawa and Disgaea director Takehisa Matsuda shared the following about Disgaea 5 Complete’s success on Switch and getting it ready in time for the system’s launch:
How Ys VIII ended up on Switch
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This week, it was revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini that Ys VIII is coming to Switch this summer. It’s a pretty big deal since Falcom’s series hasn’t appeared on a Nintendo platform in quite some time – it’s primarily been a PlayStation franchise as of late.
Interestingly, the Switch version of Ys VIII is not actually being handled by Falcom directly. NIS America is publishing the game in North America, while parent company Nippon Ichi will release it in Japan.
Nippon Ichi president – Disgaea amiibo interest, next game “likely” for Switch, Phantom Brave 2 possible, more
Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa participated in a new Reddit AMA today. Niikawa was asked quite a bit about Disgea, including a possible amiibo, future Switch support, and more. He also indicated that Phantom Brave 2 could be possible thanks to interest from some of the company’s developers who ask about a sequel.
We’ve picked out the notable comments from the AMA below. You can check out the full thing here.
NIS on porting from PS4 to Switch, why Disgaea 5 was chosen as first game for the system
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First, on 4Gamer, Niikawa touched on porting from PS4 to Switch. Regarding that, he said the difficulty varies depending on how each studio approaches development. It was relatively smooth for Disgaea. There was nothing NIS had to downgrade, and he noted that even in portable mode, the experience still remain same as PS4 version.