It’s Almost Like Playing Hatsune Miku Project Diva Arcade At Home

By Spencer . March 9, 2011 . 3:19am

Sega is following up Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Dreamy Theater, a PlayStation 3 program that streams data from the PSP game with improved graphics, with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Dreamy Theater 2nd (temporary title). It’s slated for release this summer and Hori is making a special controller for it.

 

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While it has more buttons, Hori’s Project Diva controller is built like an arcade controller. The buttons are the same size (100mm) and they flash. Hori’s device weighs 6kg, takes up 690mm x 430mm x 70mm (length x width x depth) of space, and has a three meter cable. Of course, you don’t need a Hatsune Miku controller to play Project Diva Dreamy Theater 2nd, but if you want to bring the arcade experience home this is as close as you’re going to get unless you purchase a cabinet.

 

The limited edition controller costs 29,939 yen ($361) and works only with a PlayStation 3.


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  • holyPaladin

    Too expensive but otaku will buy it anyway

  • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

    $361?????? How come it’s more expensive than a PS3?? D:

    Hori you sly fox ^_^’

    • http://honorless.net honorless

      It’s not, in Japan. 160 GB PS3 = 29980 yen. Gotta remember that the usd/jpy exchange rate is in the can…and even if it weren’t, every other gaming market usually ends up subsidizing the USA’s low prices.

      Pretty funny how close it is, though!

      • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

        41 yen…. That’s like 50 cents? Hahaha ^_^’ I’d rather invest in the NGP.

    • Ren

      Why do people always use the converted values to deal with the prices? 1 yen is for the japanese like 1 cent is for americans, no matter which value it ends up translating in the conversions. It kinda annoys me when people start using the dollar values as a refence when they are not talking about importing.

      • http://myfigurecollection.net/collection/ashgail Ashgail

        Some people might not be well versed in terms of yen, so why not talk about something in terms that most of the population understands? Things like this lead to “All according to keikaku”

        • Ren

          Is it really that difficult ot understand that 49 yen has the relative value of 49 cents and 29980 yen has the relative value 299,80 of whatever cent based currency you might use? If it’s just lack of knowledge then I’m sorry for acting all high and mighty.

          • http://twitter.com/bta_man BTA

            It’s not that it’s difficult to understand, it’s that it isn’t true. $1 is worth less than 80 yen right now, not ~100 like everyone still thinks it is. That’s a pretty big difference when you’re talking about hundreds of dollars.

          • Ren

            You have a point, but the problem is that the point you make and the point I make are different. Say, if a product costs 250 dollars in america, 250 euros in europe and 25000 yen in Japan, the relative price of the product is the same in all the countries, even if the actual price in relation to the exchange and currency value are different. Of course, that’s also ignoring things like inflation and and certain parts of each country economy.

  • malek86

    For that price, they better include a version of the game that doesn’t need a PSP to run.

    • dusk

      There is a fan-made Project Diva for PC available on the net, if you want to play it on something other than a PSP.

  • nyobzoo

    now all they need is a PS3 game

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VW2SOKE43GW2JHDK3BULDCKX54 Zeta

    Makes me really want a new CS Pop’n Music T_T

  • maxchain

    …I’m going to kick myself if it turns out you can also use the D-Pad in the PSP game(s), too.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BOP4Z5KE5N7T5MUGIV6TEFMT4 Thomas

      Only in Project Diva 2nd, but yes, you can — and you have to, for double-notes.

  • PrinceHeir

    the buttons are huge wtf??

    oh and Miku Rocks :P

  • FireCouch

    So it’s like Pop’n Music: Baby Edition.

  • http://backloggery.com/wanderingmind WanderingMind

    It’s going to be the closest thing to playing Project Diva Arcade again for a while. I was in Japan last year and Project Diva Arcade came out right before I had to go back home, so I played it as much as I could. If only that controller wasn’t so expensive…

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