Nioh has shipped over 3 million copies globally

By Sean Carey,
The action-RPG, Nioh has sold more than three million copies worldwide, according to publisher Koei Tecmo. The publisher celebrated the announcement via a tweet on the game's third anniversary.


Nioh was initially released on the PS4 as a PlayStation exclusive back in 2017 before also receiving a release on PC several months later. Within the first two weeks of being on sale, Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo announced that Nioh had shipped over a million copies — an impressive number for a game, that at the time, could only be purchased on the PS4. However, this did include both digital sales to customers and retail shipments. Around this time last year, the action-RPG that mixes Japanese folklore with soulslike combat had shipped over 2.5 million.

The next instalment into the Nioh series is a little over a month away. Nioh 2 releases on March 13 and is set in the 1500s, making it a prequel to the first game. The samurai William Adams has been swapped out for a custom player-made character and will feature more varied enemies and improved combat when compared to Nioh. There are also three major DLCs planned, each focusing on a different storyline set before the events of Nioh 2, with each expansion offering up hours of additional gameplay, new weapons and combat abilities and new characters.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!