Nioh 2 more than triples the original’s Steam numbers at launch


By Sherif Saed, Friday, 5 February 2021 14:42 GMT

Nioh 2 has done much better than its predecessor on Steam from the off.

The Complete Edition of Nioh 2 launched earlier today on Steam, and PS5. The Steam version was fairly highly-anticipated, even if publisher Koei Tecmo’s games tend not to get a lot of love on PC.

This looks to be changing, though, as Nioh 2’s Steam debut is already bigger than the original game’s. Nioh 2 peaked at 31,343 players, which puts it just outside Steam’s top 30. Numbers continue to rise, too. Over the course of writing this tory, it jumped by a few hundred.

This all indicates that it could go even higher later today, and over the weekend. Obviously, sub-32,000 is not massive by any means, but it’s more than three-times higher than what the original Nioh managed at its peak: 10,649.

This is good news for Team Ninja, as the developer paid the PC port extra attention this time around, offering 120fps, ultra-wide support and customisable controls, including mouse & keyboard support from day one – which may not seem like much, but it’s a big step-up over the original’s PC release.

It also proves there’s a a sizeable audience on PC for Nioh, despite the tepid reception of its predecessor. It’s not all rosy, however, as Steam reviews are currently sitting at a Mixed rating, with a number of negative reviews owed to some of the port’s shortcomings.

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