Ninja Gaiden II Breaks One Million Barrier

by Mike Bendel August 28, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

Microsoft Game Studios and Tecmo jointly announced today that Ryu Hayabusa’s latest hour, Ninja Gaiden II, has sold over one million copies worldwide in a span of just a little over two months. Certainly, that figure doesn’t quite compare to the sales of bigger titles this year, like Call of Duty 4 or Metal Gear Solid 4, but it is nothing to scoff at either.

Question now is, with Itagaki gone, will Tecmo revisit the Ninja Gaiden franchise in the future? It’s a huge, almost guaranteed money-maker for them, so we’re going to say “probably.”

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Microsoft and TECMO/Team NINJA are proud to announce that over one million fans have joined Ryu Hayabusa in his epic quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race in “Ninja Gaiden II.” In just a little over two months since its release in June 2008, “Ninja Gaiden II” has sold over one million copies worldwide on Xbox 360 and currently enjoys an average critics’ rating of 81 out of 100, according to

“Ninja Gaiden II” is the latest chapter in the beloved franchise, where players are armed with an assortment of ninja weaponry to skillfully maneuver through a world fraught with peril and danger. “Ninja Gaiden II” features an all-new gameplay engine, a new auto-health regeneration system, levels, adventures, enemies and thrilling combat with an extensive assortment of ninja weaponry, representing a true evolution of the highly popular franchise.

“Ninja Gaiden II” is retail priced at $59.99 and is rated “M” for Mature. For more information, please visit

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