There is hope that Japanese RPGs are climbing out of their sales slump. Persona 5 sold literally millions of copies in America after it was finally made available last month, and now we’re getting word that Disgaea 5 — regarded as a niche title — has a ridiculous 110,000 preorders to its name across the US and Europe.
According to NIS America president Takuro Yamashita, 36,000 preorders have already been made in Europe and a whopping 78,000 have been made in the States. This is in contrast to the Japanese version, which had less than 20,000 preorders.
We’re talking about the Nintendo Switch version of Disgaea 5, which comes out in one week. It’s the “complete” version of what appeared on the Playstation 4 in October of 2015, with all the DLC built in and a few new surprises. The game is already out in one form, but it’s going to quickly sell out as a port on a brand-new console. That’s pretty impressive.
If you own a Switch and want your own copy (and you want it, trust me), Disgaea 5 Complete comes out May 23.