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Developer Team NINJA has announced that the combined sales of both Nioh and Nioh 2 have exceeded more than seven million units worldwide. Perhaps the most successful Soulslike competitor on the market, the Nioh series combines mechanics popularised in FromSoftware's Dark Souls franchise with a fantastical, feudal Japanese setting, and is arguably even more difficult. For comparison, the Dark Souls trilogy has shipped a combined 28 million units across each release and subsequent re-releases.

It's an impressive milestone, and the future is looking bright for Team NINJA, with the excellent-looking Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty on the horizon, releasing on 3rd March, 2023. If you haven't tried it for yourself, Nioh 2 will be available as a part of the PlayStationsPlus Essential lineup in November.

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