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Submitted by gokuking 1066d ago | news

Phantasy Star Online 2 tops 350,000 users in Japan on PSVita in just 10 days

Sega: "(Tokyo, COO CEO: Naoya Tsurumi headquarters) SEGA are deploying hte Windows PC and PlayStation ® Vita online RPG "Phantasy Star Online 2 (hereinafter, PSO2)". 3 We are pleased to announce that it has surpassed the ID 2.5 million units.

The PC version, which launched on July 4, 2012, has increased its number of registered steadily exceeding 1 million in the months of March to December of the same year, reaching to 1.7 million. Then, from February 28, 2013 version of the PlayStation ® Vita service finally begins, the number of client distribution version of the PlayStation ® Vita has surpassed 350 000 in accordance with the version and package in 10 days after download. As a result, grew larger number, ​​the number of registered up to now has been surpassed 2.5 million.
It also shows how many players are connected to the server at the same time" (Phantasy Star Online 2, PS Vita)

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Nawert  +   1066d ago
That is a very impressive number.
onyoursistersback  +   1066d ago
wait wait...is this game out in the US?!?
i need to know....ASAP!!!
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Clover904  +   1066d ago
No, not yet. Hopefully we'll hear something soon about a possible NA release.
andibandit  +   1066d ago
Is anyone beyond me surprised that there are even 350k Vita's sold worlwide?.
G20WLY  +   1066d ago
^bandit, you're either incredibly thick or sadly out of touch. I would hope it was the latter, but based on your comment history....lol

Have you been in a coma since 1 day after the Vita launched?

Great to see PSO2 doing so well - now hurry up and get it out for the rest of us please! :)
Snookies12  +   1066d ago
Good, now bring it over to NA and we'll add even more. :D
jujubee88  +   1066d ago
Agreed.
Though, if I where SEGA I would be in serious talks with SCEA about a VITA price cut.

The install base for VITA needs to increase before SEGA think of going and localizing a f2p game.
sinncross  +   1066d ago
SEGA are releasing the game in USA and EU this year on PC...
jujubee88  +   1066d ago
I know,
And PC is not VITA. PC gamers already account for a big enough install base that SEGA can justify releasing PSO2 on PC.

Look, SCEA need to be pushed by a third party bc (it's obvious) a first party wont have the balls to tell SCEA that VITA is too expensive for gamers to afford, therefore there isn't a big install base.

The Sony store deals are a start, but those deals need to be standardized and maybe Sony should go the extra mile too. I already own a VITA, it's the billions of other that need to know and that SCEA has to entice.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1066d ago
Great news!

I want this game more than any other title on the Vita!
Muffins1223  +   1066d ago
VITA FTW
Protagonist  +   1065d ago
Indeed ;O)...
SOD_Delta  +   1066d ago
Now all they need to do it release outside of Japan.
Myst-Vearn  +   1066d ago
awesome!

now pls bring it to NA
SirBradders  +   1066d ago
And eu ;-)
drsnoopyseussdog  +   1066d ago
yeah i cant wait for this game. as good as soul sacrifice looks i am still more excited for phantasy star online 2 :)
Xer0_SiN  +   1066d ago
sega! do the right thing and localize this game for the us. i played every true iteration of phantasy star (1-4) and feel its about time i play a sega rpg once again. im sure more than several hundred thousand NA vita users agree too :) .
DivineAssault  +   1066d ago
good job.. Now localize this game & keep it F2P! I need something like this after i finish soul sacrifice.. That really sucks that these two games released so close to each other.. SS still sold well out there but im sure it wouldve sold more if PSO2 werent so close to its release
R_aVe_N  +   1066d ago
I could really use some phantasy star on my vita!!
swice  +   1066d ago
You're damn right it does
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saint_seya  +   1066d ago
I cant hear the presentation of the old genesis #Seegaaa#
On topic, this game looks cool, once i get a vita ima try it, and ofc soul sacrifice
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1066d ago
Played it. It's honestly a really fun game. However, I just couldn't enjoy it because I didn't understand 90% of it. Translated and etc. I can easily imagine this game being as big as the first.
TM333  +   1065d ago
That's me. I've played it some on PC and was able to get by with online tutorials and just being familiar with the original PSO, but I sure would like to have it translated.
Azurite  +   1066d ago
Does anyone know if you can switch between PC and other systems or if they're on seperate servers?
SirBradders  +   1066d ago
There are pc only lobbies, vita only lobbies with a slightly lowered monster count and a cap on emergency codes and there are shared pc+vita lobbies.
Your accounts are shared so you can pick up your vita and play with your pc character and vice versa.
Azurite  +   1065d ago
Nice, that's awesome.
Thanks :)
ARESWARLORD  +   1065d ago
Bring this game to Canada ASAP
Taigerr  +   1065d ago
Currently playing this and am blown away. Never played the series before now and I don't know japanese.
I can safely say its the best game on vita so far bar none. I have played soul sacrifice demo and PSO2 is so much better in every way by comparison IMHO.
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Protagonist  +   1065d ago
Better than SS? dang I need to try PSO2 too!
profgerbik  +   1065d ago
Sweet good to see it doing well maybe we will just get that NA Vita version after all.
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