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Submitted by Abriael 544d ago | news

PlayStation Games Dominate Last Week’s Sales in Japan According to Major Retailer’s Charts

During the last few weeks the Japanese video game market had a period of domination by 3DS games, while the week August the 19th and August the 25th was more mixed, with strong sales of a couple PS3 and PS Vita titles. Last week seems to mark the a turning of the wind in favor of PlayStation games according to major retailer and rental chain Tsutaya’s weekly sales chart for the period between August the 26th and September the 1st. (3DS, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, Lost Planet 3, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, Wii U)

sinncross  +   544d ago
Good going for Jojo and FF14.
Nice to see Ragnorak update slip in for PSV.
GreatGamePlay  +   544d ago
Sexy Men have an effectiveness in Selling Games in Japan.
abzdine  +   544d ago
PlayStation is the best place to play
end of story
Fireseed  +   544d ago
It's a matter of opinion honestly
Ripsta7th  +   544d ago
Oh Sony fanboys are such wussies , why do ur feeling get hurt so quick? How do u even react to real world situations?
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sincitysir1  +   544d ago
Well we start off by not using the word wussy? What r u 9? Smh -_-
boybato  +   544d ago
@Ripsta7th

if it makes you feel better last week was all Nintendo.
Hicken  +   544d ago
It is, and it isn't.

As humans, we're capable of objectively grading these devices, their libraries, the policies of the companies behind them. But subjectivity also counts.

You can objectively say one company is better at this or that, tally it all up, and decide one is a better place to play than the other.

Pretty much, no matter how you slice it, Sony is arguably at the head of the class.
Fireseed  +   544d ago
@Ripsta7th

Their was really no need for an outburst like that, people are more than free to disagree with my view.

@Hicken

Oh yeah you can tally things up and stack which areas the consoles excel in against each other. But where it comes down to subjectivity is how much those areas mean to one another. And honestly it comes down to the games and what you look for in them. Personally the PS4 only has a couple games that I really want (Rime and inFamous). I love my PS3 but tbh pretty much the only reason I bought it is because Naughty Dog is one of the best developers around and they're games are simply sublime. But at the same time Halo is probably my most beloved game of all time and I can't get it anywhere else.

So I could buy the PS4 because it's:
More Powerful
More Exclusives
Interesting Indie Games
etc, etc, (Someone get Maria in here to finish this list)

But at the end of the day if it doesn't have Gears, Halo or Killer Instinct... all it's features, policies, pricing and support couldn't mean jack to me and millions of other Halo, Gears, and KI fans.
ZHZ90  +   544d ago
@Ripsta, I believe you need to grow up.
neoMAXMLC  +   544d ago
@Ripsta

What the hell are you even on about? Sounds like the only sensitive one here is you.
Yep  +   544d ago
@Hicken

Ah yeah, that's why the PS3 made so much of a profit for Sony, huh? You talk about objectivity, yet you aren't capable of any.
Klad  +   544d ago
Thats your opinion, Playstation dominates in Japan for one week, whilst Nintendo dominates almost every week, but Nintendo still isn't THE BEST place to game. All consoles are great to play & have great games!
abzdine  +   544d ago
when did i say it was your or another one's opinion?
i posted that message with my own fingers, it makes sense it's my own view on things.
Dont be mad buddy dont take it too personal.

I write PS is the best place to play because i believe it is, comes Nintendo in second position but not too far.

Sony Nintendo for the win, obviously!
Wii U wind waker bundle day one! same as PS4!
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o.O

12/20 isn't bad at all.
Ol_G  +   544d ago
why do they count collector editions as a seperate game kinda strange
AceBlazer13  +   544d ago
JJBAASB I want that game ported so badly.
Majin-vegeta  +   544d ago
Tweet it to that guy from Sony.

Good to see a one piece fan :).
AceBlazer13  +   544d ago
One piece all day eeery day.
Inception  +   544d ago
Ported? You mean localize. Don't worry, i'm sure Namdai will bring this Jojo to the west. Meanwhile, you can try JOJO'S Bizarre Adv HD Ver from Capcom :)
AceBlazer13  +   544d ago
O_o tnx dude. Feel kinda stupid now knowing I was using the wrong word the entire time.
Inception  +   544d ago
No prob dude :)
r21  +   544d ago
Huh, I expected ROA PS3 version to sell as well as the vita. Nice surprise there.
Abriael  +   544d ago
The reason why the ROA PS3 version isn't there is... because it never happened.

It's somewhat of a mystery for me, but only the PS Vita version was released.

The PS3 version basically disappeared from all advertisement and Japanese press releases since a little while ago. No word has been mentioned about a cancellation or a delay. It simply went *poof*

I mailed gung ho both in Japan and US, but didn't get any info there too. it simply completely disappeared and at the moment I don't know if it's delayed or canceled or what. Everyone in the know about it is tight lipped.

I guess talking of delay may be improper too, because the PS3 version actually never got a release date to begin with.
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r21  +   544d ago
Well, thats odd, to say the least. Possibly, because the devs are having difficulties programming for PS3 than vita. Understandable if it is, PS3 coding is pretty tough. Hopefully their vita numbers are high.
GenericNameHere  +   544d ago
Ouch. No more The Wonderful 101. Hope it does better outside Japan.
Godmars290  +   544d ago
Wonder if the Western version of Lost Planet 3 sold better than the JP-only.
dredgewalker  +   544d ago
That's a good sign for the Vita. If it continues to sell well more devs will bring in more games. It's a good year to be owning both portables.
savaroth  +   544d ago
Still a long road ahead. These are just the japanese numbers. I'm pretty sure the vita is not doing this well in Europe or the US. Perhaps it will start doing a bit better as soon as the ps4 starts kicking in.
dredgewalker  +   544d ago
It was the same hard road that the PS3 undertook. As long as Sony supports it and no one is able to pirate Vita games then the Vita will slowly grow in sales. It took the PS3 2 years after launch to make things work out. Also there are now more games coming this year and the next.
josephayal  +   544d ago
Supreme victory for sony
ZHZ90  +   544d ago
FFXIV and Jojo are doing well!
I'll be looking forward to PS4 version of FFXIV, and I hope PS4 version of Jojo HAPPEN!
Make it happen Namco!

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