Nier Selling Out Quickly In Japan
As we all know, there can be significant differences between Japanese and Western gaming preferences. But in this case, we're hoping the game is selling simply because it's good.
Nier, the adult-themed action/RPG by Cavia, Inc. and distributed by Square-Enix, ships today in North America. But it came out last week in Japan in the forms of Nier Gestalt for the Xbox 360 and Nier Replicant for the PlayStation 3. And according to Examiner.com citing a recent Square-Enix Members Twitter update, this title is selling like hotcakes. The PS3 version is already sold out and the 360 version is in "short supply," which is a good sign on both counts. The publisher believes they'll sell even more copies over the weekend and bear in mind that only Japan gets this two-version treatment; here in North America, both the PS3 and 360 versions will be the Gestalt iteration. In short, everyone will only know it as Nier. The game certainly looks promising and we'd like to trust the judgment of our Japanese buddies, but we really have to dive in ourselves before coming to any conclusions.
And I've been doing that, by the way. You can expect a review very soon. I can't say anything just yet but I will say that if you didn't like either Final Fantasy XIII or Resonance of Fate, this is indeed a different style.
Related Game(s): Nier
4/27/2010 10:21:49 AM Ben Dutka