Submitted by knifefight 1031d ago | news

Yet Again, PSP Game Tops Japanese Game Sales (Media Create Software Sales 9/24 - 9/30)

"For the second week in a row, a PSP game has topped the Japanese software sales charts. Last week, it was the DS-gone-PSP version of Final Fantasy III taking top honors. This week, SD Gundam serves to display the immense popularity of the Gundam franchise as well as enduring marketability of the PSP in Japan." -PSLS (3DS, Industry, Nintendo DS, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, SD Gundam G Generation Overworld, Wii, Xbox 360)

dbjj12088  +   1031d ago
Unbelievable. Though, remember the PS2 had surprising sales figures following the release of the next-gen Sony home console, so I guess all this positive PSP performance is in line with that.
miyamoto  +   1028d ago
SD Gundam G Generation: Overworld 202,887 units first week
SandWitch  +   1031d ago
DivineAssault  +   1030d ago
Some people dont want to give up their PSP & their library of software they have.. Vita is by far a much better machine but it doesnt have backward compatibility (w umds) .. Japan also gets much better software for it than we do so i can understand why its still kicking.. I tell u what tho, once that price drop hits it, that things will no doubt have a major surge in popularity.. Thats probably why its not doing too hot right now.. ppl figure since the 3ds didnt do too good until a price drop, the same will occur.. will its coming nx yr at some point so i cant say id be pissed i paid full price.. Got my moneys worth already
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profgerbik  +   1030d ago
You can practically buy any game for PSP, or any older console on the PSN marketplace or PEN whatever the hell it is called now.

Either way it does support all it's older games for the most part, yea it sucks you might have to re-buy them instead of using an old UMD but honestly you can't expect to seriously always be able to do something like that.

That is what you have a PSP for, it isn't the Vita's job to handle UMD's anymore. I also feel if you seriously are still playing PSP titles that much, maybe you should never have gotten rid of your PSP to begin with.

Honestly I am also sick of hearing about this price drop. Anyone who actually owns a Vita knows damn well it's worth every single penny. I own one and I have literally had no issue with the price once I actually used it.

You will be lucky to buy a phone that cheap now a days and people are still complaining about the Vita's price when there is so much going on right now that people are just being robbed blindly literally and this is all you care about?

The only thing that sucked was it not coming with memory cards, Sony had to do them because of all the hacking with the PSP and piracy of games.. So I don't blame them.. I do wish it at least came with a 2GB card.. Thing is they don't make them.

So even if they did include it, it would only bump the Vita's price up even more and people would just complain about that also.
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DivineAssault  +   1030d ago
i know its worth the money.. Its actually worth MORE than what is being charged but ppl dont wana spend over $200 plus memory plus games + their old psp games again etc.. I was fortunate enough to have downloaded about 1/2 of my psp games a long time ago so i was able to get em back but the other 1/2, i will need to purchase again.. I used reward points for my 16 & 32GB memory cards so i lucked out there too..

Some ppl may have to spend alot of money to be comfortably set up with it but once that happens, they will say to themselves "why didnt i buy this earlier?" cuz its a magnificent handheld.. I use it as much if not more than my PS3 while im home..Great investment & very under appreciated handheld..

I guess saving a nickel by buying the other one is worth losing out on all the options vita gives u.. What gets me is that the damn games cost THE SAME! & vita titles are much more detailed & full of production value.. $40 for the games on the other one feels like a smack in the face & its clear that the quality is lower
miyamoto  +   1030d ago
That's Incredible. PSP still kickin' asses in Japan!
Lovin' FFIII on my HDTV. Played it in DS but the PSP version is a whole lot better in terms of graphics & sound.

It pains me to see SD Gundam Generation not making it on a PS3 like in the good ole days of PSOne & PS2 but PSP still gets the job well done.

Looks like the PSP will still be around for a few more years with this kind of performance. This is Sony's future proofing.

PSP is one of the main reason for the PSV's "performance is held back" at least in Japan.

If another MonHun gets released for PSP, Japan will be in for a major party remix.

Y's adds up to my ,ust play list.
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Ult iMate  +   1030d ago
"I don’t know what Style Savvy Trendsetters is, but I’m mildly upset that it’s outselling Ys Celceta right now. If you care to share any rage or delight, do so below in our comment section."

Agree with the author. Celceta looks amazing. Why such sales? Can't wait for western release.
profgerbik  +   1030d ago
Funny and people say Sony is dying. Give me a break. I honestly feel like Sony is about the only company doing things right these days.

Everyone makes mistakes but Sony get's things done when it comes down to it. I mean the PSP was out for a long time before they made the GO. The only thing sony does is slim their products and honestly it is a good thing. I went out and bought that Slim PSP.

Just an example that when they make a product it lasts, it isn't half assed and remade over and over again until they feel they got it right. They get it right the first time and the Vita is a testament to that.

The Vita is such well made device in every aspect of what it offers. I just can't wait for these upcoming titles, I play the crap out of mine as it is.
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andibandit  +   1030d ago
I think you need to realize that
Sony isn't just their gaming division.
Didn't you hear they had(in the process of) to lay off 10000 employees, or did that escape your notice while playing the crap out of your Vita?.
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   1030d ago
*looks at psps sales than looks at ds sales
*Looks at Wii sales than looks at PS3 sales
More examples of why Sony consoles are here to stay and Nintendo consoles are just one nighters imo.
ronin4life  +   1030d ago
*looks at LIFETIME sales of wii, ds, ps3, psp*
All I see is that the value of Nintendo consoles is readily apparent to consumers, and Sony systems are slow to build steam.
Remember: the 3ds plays all your old ds games, and the wiiu plays all your wii games. Unlike a new Sony machine, their is an incentive to buy a new gen Nintendo when it launches over its predecessor.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1030d ago
"Unlike a new Sony machine, their is an incentive to buy a new gen Nintendo when it launches over its predecessor."

I'm pretty sure the only exception to this statement in the PS family would be the PSVita and that's only technically speaking since you can redownload your psp games off of the store or just buy them again of the store. As far as the PS3 goes remember you only referenced the launch window which I'm pretty sure there were plenty of backwards compatible PS3's at the time :-)

As far as Nintendo systems go, its not so much the value of the package that sells the system than its the actual price. While Sony system tend to be more expensive the value of the console (at least for the PS3) out weighs the price. The Wii, Ds, 3ds, WiiU while cheaper...well, you get the point.

While it is easy to just look at the overall numbers for the consoles, the actual year by year timeline for sales of the consoles tell the true story.
ronin4life  +   1030d ago
"While it is easy to just look at the overall numbers for the consoles, the actual year by year timeline for sales of the consoles tell the true story."

Exactly. And the year by year sales show the Nintendo systems selling more, consistently more and reaching market penetration faster and fuller. Once Most potential buyers own the system in question, The next generation releases resetting the cycle.

Sony consoles sell slowly for long stretches of time and eventually hit a stride they maintain. This shows that Sony systems hold little value to consumers until they age, and by the time they hit their top their competitors have moved on and their own predecessor is knocking on the door, ready to start the cycle again. To ME, the system that *starts out* full of value and maintains, if not builds upon that value, and maintains this throughout and past its time is far more successful than something that sits on shelves and only gains worth with age in an inconsistent and wasteful manner...
byeGollum  +   1030d ago
it's the game that matters the most, not really the platform. Japan proves that.. If the same game was released on DS, it would do just as well..

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