Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vita racing off to a busy 2015 in Japan

With the Vita having way more games coming out in Japan than any other format, expect a busy time of it in the Japanese media. Things get off to a decent start in the latest Famitsu with the new Atelier RPG getting a decent score. Sales will probably be helped by the neat limited edition.



Atelier Escha & Logy Plus (PSV) – 8/8/9/8
Kaleido-eve (PSV/PSP) – 9/8/7/7 (visual novel)
Root Rex (PSV) – 8/8/7/6 (otome)

Check out the release list for the major Vita games coming to Japan, but there are simply dozens of smaller, niche titles racing out to take advantage of the Vita's steady mature market. They probably won't dent the charts, but will all drip feed together to boost sales and interest in the Vita.

In related news, Sword Art Online's developers say Hollow Fragment is around 450K sales worldwide, with 70K sales in America. The anime was in the top five in Japan in 2014, so expect Lost Song, the spin-off being developed by ArtDink, to do even better. Expect a proper sequel to Hollow Fragment based on those numbers.

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