The hilarious series Disgaea has reached five million units sold worldwide, both physical and digital. To celebrate the great milestone, NIS America shared a video message from Sohei Niikawa, president of Nippon Ichi Software, where it was also revealed that the series will continue, but that it is still too early to reveal the details.
Below you can find the video message, and its transcript.
Hi everyone, I’m Sohei Niikawa of Nippon Ichi Software, and I’m the producer and writer of the Disgaea series.
Thanks from NIS America
Thanks to all of our fans, the Disgaea series has sold over five million copies worldwide. We would like to thank you for making this possible. We only had Japanese players in mind when we created the original Disgaea. But we found that just as many fans, if not more, bought and enjoyed the game when it was released in the West, which allowed us to continue selling games for 20 years. Over that long period, we’ve been able to surpass five million copies sold, and I can’t thank all of our fans out there enough.
Reflecting on the 20 years of Disgaea
For the original Disgaea, I wanted to pack everything I liked into a single game. While I was making it though, I had no idea what would make it sell well. Since I didn’t know what to put in it, I tried to stuff it with everything I liked. Once all this was done, the only setting it felt was the underworld. And by making the protagonist a demon, he would be free to do whatever he wanted. This is how Disgaea was born. With that kind of momentum, I feel like it’s a miracle that it has lasted for 20 years. All this was possible only thanks to the staff who worked on it, the media that supported us, the shopkeepers who sold it and, of course, above all, all the fans who bought it. You.
Sales of Disgaea
To celebrate the five million mark in sales, NIS America will be implementing discounts on the Disgaea series. This is another way we would like to thank the players. It is a great opportunity not only for our existing fans, but also for new players who have never tried the series.
The next Disgaea
We just released Disgaea 6, but I’m sure some of you are already wondering what the series looks like for the future. Of course, we intend to continue it. While I can’t really talk about when it might be or otherwise, we would like to take into consideration all the feedback we have received on Disgaea 6 from players in America, Europe, Japan, Asia and everywhere in the world so as to make sure everyone will enjoy the next one. more and more.
Favorite Characters Poll
I would also like to inform you that NIS America is holding a character survey on the Disgaea Five Million Celebration website. Go vote! This will help us determine who we should include as bonus characters, DLC characters, and who should make special appearances in future titles.
Final message to our fans
And finally, I would like to thank everyone once again. Because thanks to all of you we have been able to reach over five million copies sold in the 20 years of the Disgaea series. With everyone’s help, I wish Disgaea would continue to grow. In the next 25-30 years it would be great to be able to celebrate 10 million sales with you. Thanks!
Source: NIS America