Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Phantasy Star Nova sells 107k on launch

The new Media Create chart is out and shows good moves for the Vita, with a host of new games hitting the chart, but only Phantasy Star Nova from Sega and Tri-Ace really making an impact.

Fate/Hollow Ataraxia  did pretty well with 50,000 (Famitsu has it at 66k, which is quite an anomalous gap) but NIS's Great Edo BlackSmith lags well behind the pack with a mere 11,000 sales. Even then, PS Nova's sales are well down (by two-thirds) on anything from the series' past PSP performance, although Famitsu lists it as selling 60-80% of stock, so perhaps Sega weren't that confident anyway.

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) - 298.613 / 1.626.284 (-78%)
02./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova (Sega) - 107.313 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Knight of Fafnir (Atlus) - 59.531 / NEW
04./00. [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia # (Kadokawa Games) - 53.979 / NEW
...
10./00. [PSV] Nisekoi: Yomeiri!? (Konami) - 15.508 / NEW
11./00. [PSV] Dekamori Senran Kagura # (Marvelous)  - 14.275 / NEW
...
15./00. [PSV] Great Edo BlackSmith (Nippon Ichi Software) - 11.562 / NEW


On the hardware front, the Vita rockets up to 29,000, with even Vita TV getting a boost, thanks to the PSNova limited editions. However, its way, way down on last year's stellar numbers and still miles behind all the new 3DS hardware.



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