The Fate of NIS Hinges on How Well Disgaea 5 Sells

NIS could face extinction if Disgaea 5 ends up being a flop.

UPDATE: NIS America has clarified that Mr Sohei’s comments were said in jest and was simply making a self-deprecating joke that if Disgaea 5 did not sell as planned, he, as the producer, might have to leave the gaming industry.

NIS has also stated that his comments were not meant to imply that the company was in any sort of financial trouble, and that Mr Sohei’s comments were simply meant to bring across the point that they were committed to selling 150,000 copies of Disgaea 5.

Original story:

The folks over at Nippon Ichi Software, or NIS as they’re more commonly known, left a rather disheartening message on a questionnaire for Dengeki PlayStation earlier today.

According to Shinkawa Sohei from NIS, “if Disgaea 5 doesn’t sell as planned then we might not still be in business the year after. Even though Bloodborne is now releasing the same day, we really hope people will pick up both titles at once.”

From this statement alone, it looks like NIS may not be doing too well in terms of sales and it’s rather disappointing to know that there doesn’t seem to be enough fan support for their flagship series, Disgaea.

Disgaea 5 is set to release in early 2015 as a PS4 exclusive.

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