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Call of Duty outsells Studio Ghibli game in Japan
Posted: 28.11.2011 15:21 by Comments: 3
While selling 179K units of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for the PlayStation 3 may seem a small drop in the bucket when compared to the nearly 7M units sold worldwide, in Japan it's a monsoon. Call of Duty managed to outsell the highly anticipated Studio Ghibli roleplaying game Ni No Kuni.

 
Studio Ghibli is Hayao Miyazaki's animation company, best known for such films as Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. Miyazaki is considered a minor deity in Japan, and the fact that a traditional, militaristic first person shooter managed to take the top slot over a Japanese-developed anime RPG is fairly mind-boggling. Shooters have never done well in Japan.

Gamers intrigued by a Miyazaki-produced game will be interested to know that Ni No Kuni, subtitled Wrath of the White Witch for its localization, will be available in Europe and North America early next year.
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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 28, 2011
nocutius
OMG, there's a Studio Ghibli game???
I guess there are a friend and his PS3 that won't get rid of me for a while :).

I really hope they have an option for japanese audio with english subtitles somewhere in the options.

I watched almost all of Ghibli movies and they are true masterpieces, anything Ghibli is quaranteed to peek my interest.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Nov 28, 2011
JonahFalcon
Yep, and it's being developed by Level 5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aAs-vZ4rZE
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Nov 28, 2011
herodotus
Disgusts me even further that so much cash is being raked in by Activision for so little effort.
Had this been a full blown third version of "MW", and not just "MW2" with tweaks and minimal map design it would be deserving of these sales. Trouble is, had it been done that way it probably wouldn't have sold as much.
Gamers are a weird lot.