Worldwide sales for Senran Kagura series hit 1.65 million

Senran Kagura series producer Kenichiro Takaki has shared some great news about the franchise's worldwide sales via Twitter.

“I forgot to mention it at the event the other day, but the Senran Kagura series, which at the beginning they said would be amazing if it even sold 30,000 units, has sold over 1,650,000 copies worldwide in five years. Sales aren’t everything, but I’ll be happy if it sells more… It would be nice to get some pocket money, wouldn’t it?”


A guilty pleasure of mine. I tried out the first 3DS game "ironically" and found that beneath all the T&A, there was a really solid brawler. I can't say I've ever felt the urge to play the spin-off games, but the two 3DS titles I can at least highly recommend, if you're able to get past the whole fan service thing...

Is it worth playing it both or can I just skip to the second one on the 3DS?

Well, they're a bit different. While the first one is 2.5D, the second one is more of a free-roaming brawler in true 3D environments. Both are a good time so it doesn't really matter where you start.

Good to know, I tought that they were very similar on gameplay. I'm going to get the one that gets a good sale first XD

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They're different in a number of ways. The first is more like a side scrolling brawler while the second is 3D. I actually kind of liked the first one more but the second has a lot more content. It's a bit of a toss up but I don't think you'd go wrong with either.

Edit: Yeah what Nicolauscamp said.

I enjoy side-scrolling brawlers (River City Ransom still being one of my favorite games of all time), which is why I'm a bit sad that the PS4 remake of SK:Burst is going to be built on the Shinovi/Estival Versus engine. SV/EV are good games too, but I enjoyed the gameplay of Burst and SK2 more (yeah, SK2 isn't a side-scroller either, but it still felt different from SV/EV).

Glad to hear the series' has found some success. While the fanservice is nice, there's still some decent games underneath that. The stories are interesting (even if they're not amazing), and the characters have depth to them (and I don't mean their chests). The gameplay's fun (even if SK:Burst was hampered a bit by its terrible framerate) and the music ain't half-bad.

I'm just hoping they bring the rest of the games to Switch at this point, though.

Sales aren’t everything

Tell that to SEGA, Capcom, Square Enix and many others and we can see games like Skies of Arcadia, Mega man 11 and Chrono Trigger 2 on switch.

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