Friday, February 21, 2014

Most wanted Vita games in Japan, will PS4 launch help or hinder?

Vita games manage to creep into the bottom of Famitsu's latest most-wanted game poll in Japan, pushed down by a few PS4 entries, as the new console launches in just a few hours. Will the Vita really get a sales boost from the new big-screen console? Sony gave anecdotal evidence of a Vita sales boost, but what? 1-in-100, 1-in-1,000? As the PS4 passes five million sales, that could be a little or a decent chunk.

The second question is, after the launch, will Japanese developers focus on the PS4 and its big-screen appeal? Or will Japanese love of diddy-screen gaming win through? With lots of lay-offs in recent years, do Japanese developers have the depth for multiple efforts?

One thing is pretty certain, Persona 5 Portable/Golden can't come soon enough as that's clearly the big cheese in Japan right now.

01/01. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, Winter 2014) – 562 votes
02/03. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 549 votes
03/02. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix, TBA) – 470 votes
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18/17. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 171 votes
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28/25. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Delta (SCEJ, 03/06/14) – 103 votes
29/14. [PSV] Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (Sega, 03/27/14) – 98 votes
30/—. [PSV] Over My Dead Body 2 (SCEJ, Summer 2014) – 97 votes

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