Fist of the North Star Musou Sends Tecmo Koei Stock Soaring
CEO expects a million sales in Japan. Overseas release planned as well.
Like the idea of Dynasty Warriors-style combat with Fist of the North Star characters? You're apparently not alone. Yesterday's announcement of Fist of the North Star Musou apparently sent Koei Tecmo Holdings stock soaring 17%. The stock closed at ¥784.
The Nihon Sangyou Shimbun (via Inside Games) attributed the stock jump to the manga to game conversion, noting that it indicated Koei's push for software outside of its primary historical-themed field.
I wonder if some of those investors were paying attention when the information leaked out from Famitsu the day before. Or back at TGS when Koei shared a teaser trailer that everyone figured out was Fist of the North Star Musou almost immediately.
Separately, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun has a report in which Tecmo Koei CEO Kenji Matsubara says that he expects the game to sell a million copies in Japan alone. This would be a major jump over past PS3 and Xbox 360 Dynasty Warriors product.
Overseas players can rest assured that the game is planned for release outside of Japan, the paper also reports.
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