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PlayStation All-Stars Flops in Japan, PSP Sales Nearly Match Wii-U

The newest sales figures show a dreadful debut for Sony's multiplayer fighter and the Wii-U dropping down a weight class to compete with seven-year-old handhelds.

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ThePsychoGamer1270d ago

Not surprising, they only had about three or four characters to appeal to Japanese audiences. They really should have at least tried to get a Yakuza or Tales of character as DLC before releasing it Japan.

StraightPath1270d ago

sony needs to stop copying nintendo for a start.

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Machioto1270d ago

@straight Right? sony copied nintendo,instead of a take on a genre that predates ssb.

M2-1270d ago

Stop kidding yourself. We all know Sony blatantly copied Nintendo's SSBB.

Harkins17211270d ago

Its innovation moron. Why cant Sony have there own brawler? Sony has plenty of characters to do. You people need to stop complaining.

zebramocha1270d ago

@m2 the video was more of how can the copy when something had the same premise as ssb.

MmaFan-Qc1270d ago

@M2-

bla bla fckn blah, and all the fps in the worlds are a blatant wolfeinstein3d ripoff.

deal with it silly kid.

fatstarr1270d ago

I don't get why there's so many disagrees with this 1.

Sack boy = failed mario
that cart racing thing = failed mario cart
this crap = failed smash brows

whats next paper ____(sony character) ?
sony character tennis?
wii sports cl... well that was done.

SilentNegotiator1270d ago

" Sack boy = failed mario "

...seriously, troll?

Reverent1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

@MmaFan, consider this... Mario has grown his reputation through THIRTY-TWO years. Give that amount of time to any video game character and they're bound to be popular. -_-

Mounce1270d ago PersonalAttacksShow
BOLO1270d ago

"sony needs to stop copying nintendo for a start."

Sonic The Fighters. Thats is all.

BitbyDeath1270d ago

They all take inspiration from one another and there is nothing wrong with that.

Nintendo Wii was inspired by the EyeToy
PS3 Trophies was inspired by 360 Acheivements
360 controller was inspired by the Sony Dualshock

or if you want games

Nintendo Wii Sports was inspired by PS2 Eyetoy play sports
PS All Stars was inspired by Nintendo Brawl
360 Lips was inspired by SingStar

Dee_911270d ago

same copying argument for 2 years.
You guys need to find another hobby..
it doesnt even matter nor does it make any sense.
Just stop it.
Its dumb

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ThatGuy21270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

It amazes me how Japanes gamers have so much ignorance on western games or any other game that dose not come from there country.......

fatstarr1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

Implying that western gamers dont do the same thing for jrpgs that release stateside

why is it that cookie cut call of duty sold more than all the jrpgs combined from every platform from ps1/n64 to now?

sinncross1270d ago

to be fair, all the Japanese players I have been playing mostly use Drake/ Sly and Dante.

Reverent1270d ago

Is there anyway to determine that they are actually from Japan? Anyone can give themselves a Japanese name for their profile. Not to mention that when you join into the server, it will most commonly attempt to connect you to people closer to you for the best possible connection.

sinncross1270d ago

Well
1) I live in Japan.
2) I join fights in matters of seconds since the JPN launch instead of waiting mnutes like I did before.
3) They speak natural Japanese over mics.
4) Their profiles say they speak Japanese, with Kanji used, and they play Japanese released games.

So I am pretty sure that I have been playing Japanese people as of late.

Reverent1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

Okay, for future's sake, you may wanna mention you live in Japan lol... I didn't mean to offend by any means, it's just that it is not unusual for people to assume that you'd live either within the US or EU.

1upgamer991270d ago

The Wii U is doing okay. The sales will go up when Monster Hunter/Rayman come out. I personally have never played Monster Hunter, but I am tempted to at least rent it for a couple of days and see if I like it. Now on the flip side Rayman is beautiful and very fun (well the demo is). With very limited must have game exclusives on Wii U right now some could not justify the cost of a new system. That is all changing very shortly. I was a little shocked at 360's sales though.

Jobesy1270d ago

What does the poor Wiiu sales have anything to do with the current game offerings? Wasn't the Wiiu launch lineup touted as "the best launch lineup ever in the history of gaming", or is that not true anymore?

Zhipp1270d ago

It's not true anymore. Most of the good looking games that were slated for "Launch window" aren't out yet, and Zombi U wasn't as good as people were expecting.

Theyellowflash301270d ago

ZombiU wasn't as good as 'Reviewers' were expecting. Most of the gamers who like a challenge and have a Wii U loved it.

kneon1270d ago

If you look at total sales it would seem the Wii U is doing OK. But if you look at the sales trend it's not good news. Most of the sales were right at the start, but since then it's plummeted well below what other consoles were selling at this point after launch.

So there was a large pent up demand for the Wii U thus the good initial sales, but so far they have failed to gain widespread appeal beyond their core fans.

Knushwood Butt1270d ago

Also, worldwide Wii U software sales are really low. Even Vita sells more software, and we all know Vita is DOOMED.

Theyellowflash301270d ago

Vita Sells more software? Links please? Nintendo sold over 11 million units of software so far. I think the Wii U software sales have actually been good.

However, it needs the second wave of games to come out for it. Rayman is coming soon, and Monster Hunter in March so that will help.

Knushwood Butt1269d ago

www.vgchartz.com/weekly/41301/ Global/

Right hand side.

Global Software by Platform

Knushwood Butt1269d ago

Global Software by Platform

Platform Weekly (change) Total
PS3 1,453,479 (+2%) 638,418,4 58
X360 1,195,747 (-1%) 735,230, 398
Wii 632,402 (+10%) 835,304,29 6
3DS 427,438 (-4%) 68,726,135
DS 338,893 (+8%) 758,079,168
PC 338,840 (+16%) N/A
PSP 187,109 (-1%) 272,021,795
PSV 130,433 (+69%) 9,943,377
WiiU 72,654 (-6%) 5,060,845

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chuckyj11270d ago

Why were you shocked by the 360s sales? It's pretty much been in line w/ that since launch. Japanese are very proud people and usually back homemade products vs. Foreign made products.

Since xbox 360 is made by an American Company it is much harder to get Penetration in the Japanese market. It has sold over 1 million lifetime to date though.

I live in Japan and have had Japanese High school students over. Whenever I get the Kinect out they LOVE it...They have no idea what it is, but really love Kinect sports.

Why would Rayman boost the sales of the WiiU? I can see Monster Hunter giving it a short term boost esp over here in Japan...But, Rayman? I can't see that giving it any kind of sales for the system.

kneon1269d ago

It's not because Microsoft is American, Apple does very well in Japan.

chuckyj11269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

Kneon..Your right..here is a link to one of the Iphones they released over here in 2009..

http://www.wired.com/gadget...

If giving the Iphone away for free is an awesome business plan then yes! Apple does GREAT over here.

I have lived over here for 3 years. I don't leave Japan until Nov 2013. If a Japanese person has a choice of a home grown product or a foreign product 9 times out of 10 they will go w/ the home grown product.

Japan backed the god awful Mini-Disc Sony format far longer then the rest of the world... That alone should tell you something!

DivineAssault 1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

Sony needs to focus on being sony.. Not mimicking nintendo with lbp karting or PSABR.. If they focused that energy into releasing Last Guardian & FF versus 13, stuff like this wouldnt happen... Nx gen will give em a fresh start but all this western appeal with shooters n stuff makes me not wana play games anymore..

Wii U is doing bad because it has nothing but recycled content to offer.. That system shouldve launched with NEW games & not 3DS/Wii games in HD.. Smash bros shouldve been ready at launch even if they had to delay the system launch.. Bayo 2 & rayman legends shouldve been complete & ready to go too

1upgamer991270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

Wii U is not doing bad. It has sold more than PS360at their launch. The Wii U is almost at 4 million. I will betcha PS4/720 will not beat Wii U's numbers in their launch window. I want PS4, but I am going to wait and see what the cost is going to be before I pick one up. PS3 basic at launch $499. The Wii U has a year head start so it should have a nice base by this fall.
If Sony and Microsoft release at about the same time they are going to be going head to head against each other. Most people are not going to pick both systems up within a month of one another. That would be over $1000 dollars in consoles. Of coarse I will not be picking up a 720 at all, and I am really hoping PS4 will be under $399 or less, but I I guess I will have to wait and see.
Rayman should have been ready at launch it was pushed back, But now it is less than 3 weeks away. Zombi U is hardly "recycled". NSMB is much better on Wii U than WIi, Nintendoland is a very cool game. BOPS 2 is better on Wii U than PS3, Lego City looks great and more importantly fun ( I don't need a game to swear and have a ton of blood to have fun playing it.) Alien Colonial the Wii U version you have the scanner on the gamepad I can not wait to play that game (although the last trailer I HATED the voice work)...By November there will be a very nice library Available....I like games and Sony and Nintendo are the best.

LOL_WUT1270d ago

Please just stop. You really think that multiplats are going to help sell the Wii U (with the exception of Monster hunter)? If anything it's their first party ip's is what everyone is waiting for ;)

BlaqMagiq241270d ago

Your reasons are absolutely stupid.

1upgamer991270d ago

Stupid? they are all facts Junior, Go ahead look it up and do your term paper. Please prove me wrong.

BlaqMagiq241269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

I wasn't aiming my comment at you 1up. It was aimed at DivineAssault. That's why my comment's under him. BTW I agree with you.

Blastoise1270d ago

Oh dear, for both all-stars AND Wii U...

lovegames7181270d ago

Idc what anyone says ive enjoyed Play station all stars way more than smash brothers. I like this game and it has a pretty good following with ppl that purchased it. My friends that bought it are always playing it.

Goes to show ppls taste i bought farcry3 and have only played it like 7 hours because i detest its repetition and boredom, however PS All Stars ive probably put more than 20 hours into it. Different genres of course but my point still stands (farcry 3 hyped up to death and i hate it and Ps all Stars constantly criticized and i enjoy it)

garos821270d ago

I didn't disagree but your point still stands.I own both love both but have sunk more hours in all stars.

Most people bashing it haven't even tried it.It's a shame sales ain't that great cause I would like to see sequels of this