By communicating on the sales of several of its titles released in the second half of 2021, Koei Tecmo allows in particular to take the temperature on the new reception of Project Zero 5 on current machines. This title was indeed originally released on Wii U.
Six years after gifting the Wii U Project Zero: Priestess of the Black Waters, Koei Tecmo brought out its title on current consoles, with a name now spelled out in capital letters. The publisher had thus undoubtedly said that a re-release at a lower cost would not hurt him, especially on Switch where any attempt at a comeback seems to end in success.
But there, it was not only going to be a question of serving Nintendo’s latest, but also the PlayStation 4 and 5, the Xbox One and Series as well as the PC. With all these home platforms now considered, Project Zero 5 therefore had a good chance of enjoying a good second life.
340,000 worldwide sales for the re-release of Project Zero 5, 120,000 for Blue Reflection 2
Koei Tecmo recently lifted the veil on its financial results for the third quarter of the current fiscal year (which will end next March). The opportunity to learn that PROJECT ZERO: THE BLACK WATER PRIESTESS sold 340,000 copies worldwide, its six new media combined. A figure that may appear low, but not only has the franchise never been illustrated by fabulous sales, but in addition, Koei Tecmo has saved itself from physical distribution in the West for this re-release. Therefore, for better visibility of this episode, we will come back, even if this score can also be considered suitable. Remember that this enriched port was released on October 28, 2021.
Launched a week earlier on the market, Blue Reflection: Second Light has meanwhile sold 120,000 units worldwide, PS4, Switch and PC versions combined. Finally, 150,000 copies of Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires have found takers in Japan and Asia on PS4 and 5, Xbox One and Series, Switch and PC. It is next February 15 that the West, in just two weeks, will in turn be served.