Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Is The Best-Selling Musou Game Of All Time
Koei Tecmo's partnership with Nintendo has resulted in Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity smashing previous sales records set by the company.
Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo has revealed in its third-quarter earnings report that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has sold over 3.5 million units worldwide since release. Not only has the game been a big hit for Koei Tecmo, but it has also become the single best-selling Musou/Warriors game of all time.
For comparison, the first Nioh game managed to sell three million units on both PC and PS4 by February 2020. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was only available on the Nintendo Switch and had sold three million units by the end of December 2020.
The rest of the quarter also saw tremendous growth for the publisher, as its mobile division continued to grow and other games sold consistently well. Romance Of The Three Kingdoms XIV and Atelier Ryza 2 sold 100,000 units and 220,000 units respectively in Japanese and Asian markets, which helped Koei Tecmo achieve a 64.7% year-on-year increase in profits.
Nioh 2 has now shipped over 1.4 million units on PS4 since it was released in March 2020, with those numbers likely to climb even higher when a PC and PS5 re-release arrives in February.
In GameSpot's Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity review, critic Suriel Vazquez scored the game a 6/10.
"The main reason I dove into Age of Calamity is because I love its world and the history it tries to remember. So for a game to retread them and proclaim to have something new to say when its inspiration's most striking moments come from what it leaves unsaid is a big ask. But my problem with Age of Calamity isn't that it fails to live up to that responsibility. It's that it doesn't even try. It doesn't have the courage to see things through."
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