Nier Tops Japanese Sales Charts
Nier is a smash in Japan and you know, after thoroughly getting involved in this surprisingly fun game, it could be a big sleeper hit here in the US.
If you didn't already know, Japan got two versions of the game; Nier Replicant for the PlayStation 3 and Nier Gestalt for the Xbox 360. The latter is the only one available in this country, although it was made for both the PS3 and 360...yeah, it's a little confusing. But anyway, as reported by Kotaku, Replicant easily topped the Japanese charts this past week and even Gestalt - for a system that is almost non-existent in the region - came close to cracking into the top 10. Granted, the competition isn't too stiff but then again, this is a game that didn't get a heck of a lot of press (at least, over here it didn't). The interesting part about this is that if Nier sells well in other territories, we could certainly see a sequel, and Cavia could really build on the solid foundation they erected. However, it may be doomed to receive lukewarm review scores, as it seems to only cater to long-time RPG fans, despite the nod towards Western preferences with the Gestalt version.
Anyway, if you're on the fence about Nier, you should definitely check out our review. Unless you read it, you might not know that I really love this game...
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4/29/2010 9:18:55 PM Ben Dutka