Despite having just launched in North America this past week, NIS America’s latest dungeon crawling extravaganza is already a success. Developer Kadokawa Games revealed today that their latest game has shipped over 180,00 copies worldwide (that factors in both retail and downloadable copies). While that number may not seem too terribly impressive when stacked up against bigger, AAA titles, we have to put it all into perspective considering Demon Gaze is a super niche, dungeon crawl-heavy, JRPG. Not to mention it’s a brand new IP. When you take all of that into consideration, suddenly 180,000 is actually a pretty staggering number.
This all is before Demon Gaze: Global Edition ships in Japan this summer on July 3rd. It’s good to see a game such as this land such success; it certainly gives hope to publishers, developers, and JRPG fans alike.