AFRIKA, the PS3 exclusive African safari simulator, is reported to have sold 20,000 copies on its day of release.
i dont know much about sales in japan... is that good? wish it had a U.S. release
AFRIKA In Japan DAY 1: 20 000 copies BattleField: Bad Company Worldwide DAY 1 (PS3) : 11 000 copies
is that a psn title?
I would think a game like that had limited market, but seriously?! I'm not saying anything about the quality of the game, but more of the potential number of buyers interrested in this type of game.
japan is so small and it sells like crazy there, imagine how many copies of this game would sell world wide?
Why do people want this game??? It looks soo boring lol.
i'm gonna try to answer in behalf of everyone interested in the game. because it's different.
Its just some casual stuff the PS3 fans are hyping ... we need more hardcore games.
don't look at it, don't follow it, don't care about it. It's not like we all have to like the same games. Most games I consider "boring" are shooters that would challenge a single-cell organism.
Wow that is really good, considering there is only 21,000 PS3's in japan that has been sold.
u must be the new troll they hired. hi there. how's it going in ur fantasy world? Japan 2,344,676 681,093 guess which one is ps3 and which one is 360 lol
Yes, it's a PSN title.
Raoh, It's not good number. It looks like game shops stocked only few copy of them and sold out at very early time.
hopefully it sells loads so they can improve upon it and bring it to the states.
Just release an asian version, which sometimes has english in it. I'd import this.
Why settle for such an esoteric option? Do send it to the states, AU, EU, NZ, everywhere. This game has world-wide appeal.
20,000 in one day is very good
Seriously though, there is what like little over a mill ps3 sold in japan. And this only sold 20,000 copies. That would be less than 2% sorry folks that's a flop for over there.
But that's 2% on DAY 1, these are only the people that were waiting impatiently for it. Not everyone has time to buy a game and play it on the day they are released you know.
I wonder if any 1 of those 20,000 will give me their password :P I really want this game so bad, it even came out on my birthday!! but knowing europe I will never see this which is a pitty. If anyone has any chance of getting this let me know my PSN ID is nos4speed , thanks
Cool, I'll share my personal and Credit Card information with a forum poster by giving out my PSN ID info. /sarcasm.
actually I was simply implying contact me on my psn ID and arrange to swap passwords for game sharing, theres no credit card details involved as there saved to your PS3, ive dont in loads of times. and no need for sarcasm....its the lowest form whit ;)
Its a BluRay title, not a download title, hence there is no possible way to "share" it...
well knock me over nd call me sheela, I remember reading it was download sumwere.....well screw my last comments....importage time!
there we go got my copy on my way for £30 playasia.com has them in stock
I have to admit that I'm actually looking forward to this game getting released in NA. There have been hints that it will be, but has anyone seen anything official on it?
Official word from Sony was that Afrika gets NO NA or EU release at all(search for it, it was somewhere on N4G and is GamesCon related).
That was initially what I read a long while back. I also recall their stance was no NA/EU release as of "now" (months ago), not that it was never going to happen. I read recently (can't remember where, maybe PS3Fanboy) that there is a possibility that they will localize it. DAMN YOU ADAMALICIOUS! :P Thanks and good catch... bubbles...
They confirmed that it won't be coming to NA or EU at Leipzig http://whatifgaming.com/gc-...
but oh well...
AWW ****! I don't read Japanese. Why the Hell would you make a game like this Japan-only!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!
There's a whole genre of (mostly perverted) photography sims in Japan - apparently they love taking pictures. Remember how GT4 had a mode where you could take pics of your cars? They eat it up.
well, sony said this year that afrika would not come out in europe, which is a shame ='(
the thing is i dont know how much Sony expected from this game 20k is not that impressive, but again i dont know what Sony expectations are.
20k in Japan alone is kind of impressive for a title that has not been hyped to all hell.
It's too bad you would use your one comment to write something so uninformed, but I guess that's probably why you only have one bubble left. 20K in Japan first day for Afrika is obviously a good thing...
Darn, i want that game, bad. Imho its the usual idiocy not to release it in the west prolly cause there is no shooting involved and they believe no one will buy it.... graaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
There is shooting in it, just not with guns and bullets ;)
ROFL that was a good one.
i agree. that was a good one. if it continues to sell well, i wouldn't be surprised if Sony changed their minds about releasing it in the EU or the States. it would drive home their casual gaming line for next year along with EyePet, Singstar, Buzz, etc.
Title Console First Day Sales Shipment AFRIKA PS3 20k Fate / Tiger Colosseum PSP 20k Battle Field: Bad Company PS3 11k Too Human 360 6.5k Captain Rainbow Wii 4.3k Clannad PSP 3.8k
Can anyone tell me how much Halo 3 sold on day 1 in Japan?
In first week it was 60k, life time so far around 100k, those are Famitsu numbers. Sales are good for western game, not to mention FPS.
Those are nice sales.
at best this means 30-40k first week. Maybe 100k life time for Japan. Well if they release it in all theritories, than i am sure it could brake 300k which is a lot for such title.
These are the kind of games for Japanses gamers anyway.
My kids are looking for a good safari!
20,000 for a PS3 exclusive is bad. But then again its AFRIKA, not really an amazing game, so i'll say its not that bad.
ya it must suck if you say so edit: NOT
When did you play it?
Ahem Day 1.
how sad it already sold all it can....tisk tisk tisk
tisk tisk...lol :P
it sold so bad that it outsold the ps3 in its own hometown how sad tisk tisk tisk
How stupid do you have to be to think that a game only sells on its first day. Darn trolls.
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HA AH HA HA HA AAAAAA! your xbot's ass hurts ouch ouch!
i now know that at least 20k people in Japan are pathetic. That game is just gay
You could say that about RPGs on any system including 360 recently in Japan which caused the console to sell for once...couldn't you? But I bet you, you WON'T. Anyway, this doesn't personally look like my type of game.
Get a life dumb bot.
How many original XBLA titles have come anywhere near that much in one day in Japan or anywhere else? Also, it's only fair to point out that the game sold in one day more than the 360 console sells in 4-5 months so I don't think you should be smack talking cause that only makes it worse ammo to be used on the 360 and it's products in Japan :P
20k is not bad considering that the PS3 only 10k a week in japan. People this is not considered a FLOP...Or is it?
You say people who buy this game are gay? Whos name on this page is "Spread Butt Cheeks"? Anyone have a clue? I guess its nice to have a name that tells people what you do right before you sit on Microsoft. Or when you sit on your 360 controller!
thats pretty nice XD, when does it come to the states?
did you just look at ur 360 to finally figure out how outdated it is?
PP Whahahahahhahahahahha (faint) lol, bubble for nos4speed. It's called the xbox 3history for a reason. :)
Failure to the 10th degree.