Monday, February 25, 2013

Persona 4 Golden tops Vita chart, fails to dent all formats

Well, that's not good. While it was a shoo-in for No. 1 on the Vita chart, the sales of the format's best game by far failed to make a dent in the all-formats top 20. While I wasn't expecting it to beat Crysis or Metal Gear Slicy-Dicey, it should have done more than enough to dislodge some of the games that have been out for months.

Some of the other charts published later might show it, deeper in the thirties or forties, but you'd have thought a must-have title enough Vita owners would be able to punt it in to the upper reaches, above say 20,000 sales which is needed for top five these days.

UPDATE - it squeaked into 32nd place according to one report, that could be as low as 3-5,000 sales. No where near good enough to make any developer think about a high-profile launch this year. While some sales will be digital, and therefore not recorded, its a hefty-sized 3GB game and one I'd put aside for physical purchase.

1  ne PERSONA 4 GOLDEN NIS AMERICA - 1
2 + NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES 7 17
3 -  FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 3 22
4 = CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS DECLASSIFIED ACTIVISION 6 15
5 -  VIRTUA TENNIS 4: WORLD TOUR EDITION SEGA 1 41

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd

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