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NINJA GAIDEN Σ2

ニンジャ ガイデン シグマ2

Developer

Team Ninja

Genre

Action

Release Dates

09/29/09 Tecmo Koei
10/01/09 Tecmo Koei
10/02/09 Tecmo Koei

Community Stats

Owners: 174
Favorite: 11
Tracked: 6
Wishlist: 35
Now Playing: 5
 
8.4

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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3) > Opinions (92)

Heavenly_King posted 03/12/2011, 06:59
great game :D
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-girgosz- posted 05/08/2011, 05:37
Good sales for a late port. The first 1 sold a million but at the time there were almost no PS3 games.
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leatherhat posted 21/03/2011, 05:41
This game deserves a million sales
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Gutbuster posted 29/05/2010, 06:57
That little blog called the Examiner also had this to say in November:

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-6894-SF-Console-Game-Examiner~y2009m11d11-Ninja-Gaiden-Sigma-2-sales-data-revealed

It's pretty clear that the 480,000 figure was lifted straight from here recently. KoeiTecmo doesn't care about this game anymore.

KoeiTecmo's Japanese financial reports showed 370,000 copies shipped in one month. If the 480k figure was truly correct, then moving only 110k since then is pretty awful.

I hope the next game does better as a fan of the series.
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vspectra posted 20/05/2010, 02:42
Koei Tecmo probably got the numbers from here. Square enix has done it in the past.
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The_God_of_War posted 19/05/2010, 11:56
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-6894-Video-Game-News-Examiner~y2010m5d19-Sales-results-for-Ninja-Gaiden-Sigma-2-and-Fist-of-the-North-Star

Wow, spot on VGC.
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scottsdone posted 30/04/2010, 05:43
Playing both versions back-to-back and noticing the differences is pretty amazing.

This version is definitely better, even though I enjoy and love both. My biggest complaint (gameplay-wise) is that in many areas on the 360 version they drag out waaaay too long. What I mean by that is they throw 1 wave of enemies at you (say 6-10 enemies), and once you kill them they'll throw a smaller wave. Then they'll just make you fight 4-6 more enemies, but just throw them at you one at a time. I don't find it any-more difficult, but it's definitely repetitive. I'm actually finding the PS3 version more difficult due to OHKO grab and increased damage (despite slightly smaller waves).
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nen-suer posted 29/03/2010, 03:38
@scottsdone

They are the same
Congrats anyways
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Huya posted 27/03/2010, 10:33
@ scottsdone

no way
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scottsdone posted 11/03/2010, 08:01
I just beat master ninja. I think it was actually harder than the 360 version.
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Xbbjf9s posted 08/03/2010, 10:00
This game is badass
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Zargeras posted 23/02/2010, 11:44
costs 20 $ new here in Sweden
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taq1109 posted 06/02/2010, 09:55
got this for 3300yen today
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droganmaster posted 03/02/2010, 02:05
It's too expensive now. Just wait for best version..............
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Drage posted 02/02/2010, 05:24
I want to get this, but stores are still selling this at $69.99....
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2mrw posted 02/02/2010, 12:50
i didn't expect others to be that ignorant, i bought the game and enjoyed every bit of it, i play it daily like 4 hrs or so.
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Avarice28 posted 25/01/2010, 05:10
Yeah it did, I just bought it as well as tons more people. Have alittle faith.
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Gutbuster posted 05/01/2010, 06:37
The total was at .39m, then within a week it was suddenly at.42m, which was still there at the beginning of last week. Now this week, VGC has this at .45m all of a sudden. Where are these numbers coming from? They really aren't making sense at all.

We can look at Week 10 and do the math. There is no way NGS2 sold another 30K last week (on Week 11), when Week 10 before it adds up to 13k rounded up, not down. Someone is just pushing that total number up for the heck of it. Keep pushing it up until it hits 1.0m lol.

In reality, I expect this game has sold a lot less than .40m by now. Tecmo is on record as having only shipped 370k. This one is overtracked by a mile. I wish it were accurate and the legs were real.
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nen-suer posted 02/01/2010, 08:36
I wasn't expecting this low sales in others, and this high sales in NA
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st_muscat0 posted 20/12/2009, 04:53
@Gutbuster its because each region is rounded up, and that rounded up number for each region is then added together for the games total.
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Gutbuster posted 18/12/2009, 09:07
Strange numbers again. 2 days ago, the totally was .39m, but now it's .41m? The weekly totals add up to 394k. The .39m is actually more accurate when rounded.

I still don't get how VGChartz gets its total figure, but I'm not complaining. Long live ninja gaiden.
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leatherhat posted 09/12/2009, 09:12
Europe needs to start picking up the slack, America can't carry this game alone!
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XxXProphecyXxX posted 08/12/2009, 08:46
This game sold so bad its gonna end up selling 600k+ more than half of the original NG2 despite being 1 year old port....yah im sure tecmo expected a old port to sell bazillions.
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nen-suer posted 06/12/2009, 10:05
Amazing legs in NA
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geddesmond2 posted 06/12/2009, 09:18
The problems in the port and not the game. I think developers expect slow starts for year old ports. Just look at bioshock PS3 and the few other year old ports that released on xbox 360 first.


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Gutbuster posted 30/11/2009, 07:06
NGS2 has been out in NA for a solid 2 months Avarice28. It was released and on the shelf September 30. It's on week 9 of its retail run here. That's why I'm disappointed. I think Tecmo is too. They only shipped 370k. If VG chartz is correct, then there will be another shipment. But how many will stores order this time with such low demand?

It MIGHT do as much as NGS1 did ltd, but NG2 sold so much better with a similar userbase. I'm sure Tecmo had higher projected numbers for this before it was released. The Slim PS3 release didn't even help this one out.
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Avarice28 posted 30/11/2009, 06:01
It just came out Gutbuster, give it some time it will outsell its predecessor by a lot. Heck it is already half of it's sales and it has only been out a little over a month in North America.
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Gutbuster posted 26/11/2009, 08:44
@Aj_habfan: Thanks for making some sense of this. Still, NGS2 has around 300K units in the hands of consumers at this point. I have a feeling Tecmo expected it to do better than that. I'm a huge NG fanboy so I was hoping this would be a commercial success too.

There are far more PS3's out there now than there were when NGS1 came out. Yet NGS1 might have higher ltd sales than this when all is said and done. That hurts.
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Simulacrum posted 26/11/2009, 07:34
Awesome game what I have played...Started right after finished NGS1 and this is much better.
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Aj_habfan posted 21/11/2009, 12:03
Gutbuster, the total below the boxart you see is the total of the rounded figure from all 3 areas. So if NA was at 174k it would be 0.17M, but after it sells 21k it moves to 195K, which would round to .20M. So it sold 21k but after rounding it appears to be a 30k difference in the one area alone.
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Gutbuster posted 20/11/2009, 07:58
So VGChartz tracked this at a net 30K for Week 7, yet it's total goes from 300k to 350k?

Something is definitely off with the latest tracking.
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ps3_jrpg_gamer posted 19/11/2009, 06:31
i wil top 500k easily
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nen-suer posted 19/11/2009, 06:26
Big increase in NA :O

hope it keeps this up
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leatherhat posted 19/11/2009, 06:02
Seems like this game might have solid legs
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NicholasCage posted 19/11/2009, 03:26
whoa went up this week.
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Xen posted 16/11/2009, 05:15
BUY THIS GAME EVERYONE...

It deserves much, much more...
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Gutbuster posted 12/11/2009, 03:41
370K copies were shipped, not sold.

http://www.koeitecmo.co.jp/php/pdf/ird1_20091109.pdf

For the same time period, NGS1 had shipped 500K according to Tecmo.
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ZorroX posted 11/11/2009, 12:03
Already sold 370K WW.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-6894-SF-Console-Game-Examiner~y2009m11d11-Ninja-Gaiden-Sigma-2-sales-data-revealed
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Gutbuster posted 06/11/2009, 08:05
If the numbers here are accurate and not overtracked like NPD suggests, then NGS2 won't even reach 400k lifetime. The trend isn't looking good at all.
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Boneitis posted 30/10/2009, 06:34
I highly doubt the extra content even helped sales. Well that was a waste for Tecmo.
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Barozi posted 25/10/2009, 01:03
NPD has this at a bit less than 38k.
So probably 46k overtracked first week in the US.
But after looking at these numbers it's highly possible that the 2nd week is also a bit overtracked.
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MetalGearSolid_4ever posted 24/10/2009, 04:02
@ku
NPD numbers for this was for september (2 days) what were they anyway ?
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Khuutra posted 20/10/2009, 06:34
NPD leaks suggest this was badly overtracked in the Americas.
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ArcticGabe posted 19/10/2009, 08:53
0.4 million ltd
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Bagaren85 posted 19/10/2009, 12:24
el_rika:

I will be there soon in MS mode. Soon finished with Warrior. And i notice a lot of enemies are gone from some spots. Like that place when you, in NG2, find the easter egg XBOX.

8.5/10, so far. Co-op isnt perfect, but fun as hell when everything works.
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Heavenly_King posted 18/10/2009, 06:22
this game is awesome!!!!
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Gutbuster posted 18/10/2009, 09:26
It will be hard for it to reach 500k lifetime without a price drop soon. The second week dropoff has been huge in all territories.
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2mrw posted 18/10/2009, 04:06
something goes really wrong wz sales, i gurantee one more copy to be sold for me, in the next 2 days.
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Marco posted 17/10/2009, 11:09
good sales. ng2sigma > ng2
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geddesmond2 posted 16/10/2009, 09:58
bad sales in europe.
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el_rika posted 14/10/2009, 12:53
@ Bagaren85 - you die in ONE hit from a basic enemy in MN though :)
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el_rika posted 14/10/2009, 12:52
@ Bagaren85 - you die in >>one
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Bagaren85 posted 12/10/2009, 07:15
And can someone pls add Pal collectors edition. I got it and its so nice.
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Bagaren85 posted 12/10/2009, 07:14
Im just amazed that is near impossible to die in Sigms 2 on warrior. Insane, thats nice for some, but kind a boring for others that want hardness, yeah.
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outlawauron posted 12/10/2009, 03:08
Bwahaha! Halfway to my goal in the first week!
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geddesmond2 posted 11/10/2009, 08:23
Its good to see this game doing well. 160K is great for a game thats been out on the 360 for a year. Plus this is only for 3 days in the others section correct?


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Aj_habfan posted 11/10/2009, 03:55
Great NA sales!
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Rawnchie14 posted 10/10/2009, 10:29
@ Skeeuk

Depends on your definition of "better". While the game has more content/weapons - the subtraction of blood and significantly lowered difficulty, wasn't too great to me.

Which i could get the best of both games.
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sabby_e17 posted 10/10/2009, 05:23
After seeing Infamous's numbers I can say that any game that has an opening week of 250k will reach 1 million.

So hopefully this manages 800-900k.
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hunter_alien posted 10/10/2009, 01:02
I would say that a solid 600k is expected. It wont have NGS legs IMO, but it did and will do good
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Skeeuk posted 10/10/2009, 08:56
good opening week. i think it may have a chance to get to 800k.

ninja gaiden sigma 2 is better than ninja gaiden 2
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Boneitis posted 10/10/2009, 06:10
This is a good first week in my opinion. Its an old game with a few extras.
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ZorroX posted 10/10/2009, 01:04
150k first week, not bad. It will definitely sell over 500k LTD, not sure about 1 mln., though.
But still, even 500k is a good number.
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Bagaren85 posted 09/10/2009, 11:43
Now we know that it will not hit 1M.
Can promise that. But at least 500k or more than Sigma 1.

That isnt a shame.
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Munkeh111 posted 09/10/2009, 11:20
Decent start given how late it is
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2mrw posted 09/10/2009, 11:18
very poor 1st week, thank god most PS3 games have legs.
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outlawauron posted 09/10/2009, 06:56
Sigma 2 opens very well!
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Bagaren85 posted 09/10/2009, 12:00
Yeah it do. Thats just awesome, but doesnt say much. The marketing and ands was very differint. Sigma 2 -> Boobies. NG2- Hardcore!

Well, now im glad. Just picked up NGS 2 Collectors Edtion, wasnt that expansive luckely :P

Already got the standar edition. Finally, no chance SIGMA 2 will hit 1M. I Can bet on that.
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C_Hollomon posted 06/10/2009, 07:05
@Bagaren85

At least it did better than the 360 version in Japan.
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Ldn.se posted 06/10/2009, 08:50
Got it yesterday and couldn't stop playing. Im so tired today at work. Very good game.
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Rainbird posted 05/10/2009, 02:55
@ SMT

Teen is 13 years, were as Mature is 17. 16 is pretty much the same
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Bagaren85 posted 03/10/2009, 03:08
Im not lying to myself.
And i do play games before bashing.

45k-50k first week in jp isnt great.
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Skeeuk posted 03/10/2009, 11:03
on act 3 now, i think i will play this bit by bit, il tackle act 3 in a couple of days.

grafix look excellent
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geddesmond2 posted 02/10/2009, 09:41
great game I'm loving it so far
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SMT posted 30/09/2009, 06:26
I wonder why it's rated M for mature in NA but rated 16 in EU, which is the same for T for teen in NA.
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Skeeuk posted 30/09/2009, 09:40
@bagaren.

sigma 2 is a better game than gaiden 2 get over it.

i cant wait to get my copy.
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Tbone posted 28/09/2009, 12:08
I donīthink it will do more than 200k first week.
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snyperdud posted 27/09/2009, 11:17
I'll predict

60k in Japan
50k in Others
80k in NA

Total 190k first week.
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Dark Odin posted 27/09/2009, 11:07
My guess:
Bigger 1st week in Japan (55k) and Others (80k) but in America smaller (110k).
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Bagaren85 posted 26/09/2009, 11:07
First week at 320k.
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ajaghvajagh posted 26/09/2009, 05:15
so far 88 on metacritic

nice
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Bagaren85 posted 25/09/2009, 12:17
Skeeuk

The true sequel? Yeah, for kids.
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Bagaren85 posted 25/09/2009, 12:15
Just played the demo. Wtf, i didnt se any green blood? Red, like real. Shame there was not much bloodiesta!

Nice demo. Much more than 360 demo, with two char, two different levels, and a mission thing. I will easally pick it up when its releasede, with both happy and sadness. Love the sequal top 360.
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Ldn.se posted 19/09/2009, 12:51
Just preordered it from play.com. GBP29.99. Good price. Going to enjoy it a lot!
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NicholasCage posted 10/09/2009, 03:54
At least 50k in Japan first week :P
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TyePhoid_PAL posted 22/08/2009, 08:57
This and fifa 10 and drakes 2! GT5... empty wallet soon
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nen-suer posted 02/07/2009, 01:05
Cant wait for this, glad i didn't play NG2
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Skeeuk posted 29/06/2009, 11:00
one of my most anticipated games of 2009.

the true sequel.
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Tbone posted 24/03/2009, 04:44
Looking forward to this and co-op play.
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StockoPS3 posted 17/03/2009, 07:29
Yahoo!
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Dark Odin posted 17/03/2009, 05:34
itīll be great!!
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Xen posted 17/03/2009, 02:06
Just added this. Will update as news come.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.08m
Japan
0.52m
NA
0.16m
Europe
0.10m
Others
0.85m
Total
1 39,829 75,370 22,321 22,324 159,844
2 11,472 28,016 10,123 8,897 58,508
3 5,088 17,690 6,136 5,508 34,422
4 3,380 12,399 4,707 3,999 24,485
5 2,573 9,563 3,773 3,133 19,042
6 1,987 13,013 3,232 3,589 21,821
7 1,519 19,779 3,051 4,796 29,145
8 1,116 13,258 3,014 3,552 20,940
9 918 13,724 3,160 3,688 21,490
10 799 6,597 3,624 2,506 13,526

Opinion (92)

Heavenly_King posted 03/12/2011, 06:59
great game :D
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-girgosz- posted 05/08/2011, 05:37
Good sales for a late port. The first 1 sold a million but at the time there were almost no PS3 games.
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leatherhat posted 21/03/2011, 05:41
This game deserves a million sales
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Gutbuster posted 29/05/2010, 06:57
That little blog called the Examiner also had this to say in November:

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-6894-SF-Console-Game-Examiner~y2009m11d11-Ninja-Gaiden-Sigma-2-sales-data-revealed

It's pretty clear that the 480,000 figure was lifted straight from here recently. KoeiTecmo doesn't care about this game anymore.

KoeiTecmo's Japanese financial reports showed 370,000 copies shipped in one month. If the 480k figure was truly correct, then moving only 110k since then is pretty awful.

I hope the next game does better as a fan of the series.
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vspectra posted 20/05/2010, 02:42
Koei Tecmo probably got the numbers from here. Square enix has done it in the past.
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