Rise of the Ronin PS5

Koei Tecmo has shared a brief sales update for recent PS5 exclusive Rise of the Ronin, revealing "sales are surpassing the Nioh series". Without posting any hard numbers, it goes on to say the game has a "high valuation" amongst players and the company is now looking at "mid to long-term growth" for the title.

Released on the same day as Dragon's Dogma 2, it's only in Japan where Rise of the Ronin has been publicly recording noteworthy sales figures. It's consistently been one of the top-selling games in the country since launch, but has fallen out of the top 10 physical sales charts in the UK. Despite a fairly muted critical response, the title has resonated more with its playerbase as Team Ninja converts the Nioh formula into an open world and more approachable setting.

The game commands a Metacritic rating of 76 after 123 verdicts, with our own Rise of the Ronin PS5 review awarding it a 6/10. "With dated open world design and a monotonous narrative, the cracking combat of a Team Ninja title is left to try and pick up the pieces. It manages to get the title in acceptable shape, and with its Bonds system and culture clash, just about forms an experience one could enjoy."

Are you happy to hear the game seems to be selling decently enough, or at least doing better than the Nioh games? Put your thoughts in the comments below.

[source koeitecmo.co.jp]