• Ereek

    Ouch on ClaDun 2. Something similar happened with Gust’s recent Violet remake.

    I actually didn’t realize it was coming out so soon.

    • HarryHodd

      PSP is flooded with RPGs and monster hunter. The little guys aren’t doing do well because of it. Seems like PS3 is a more favorable place for smaller niche RPGs right now.

      • Belenger

        Except that small Niche RPG makers arent even taking the ps3 on consideration, take a note on newest Vanillaware game “Grand Knight History” to be on PSP.

        • HarryHodd

          I know. Marvelous is probably the worst offender of underestimating the PS3 base in Japan. Didn’t they just cancel
          a PS360 rpg? Seemed like Rune Factory Oceans did decently on PS3. But yet they are still doing Wii exclusives.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

            And then they wonder why they are such a bad financial state.

          • HarryHodd

            Right were as Idea Factory and Gust seem to be doing pretty well.

          • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

            Do you really think selling on the PS3 will make a difference though? Couldn’t it lead to less sales then what they get on the PSP?

          • HarryHodd

            Yes the PS3 is starved jrpgs. 5000 sales is absolutely terrible and I’m sure if they made the same game on the PS3 it would sell better. Better yet stop making these types of PSP games and produce a Makia Wars sequel on PS3 instead.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mad748 Akutare Kiba

      Hopefully the sales will pick up, I loved the first Cladun.

    • malek86

      How much did Cladun 1 sell anyway?

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Waw, the figures for Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection are actually quite terrible. The DS version sold three times as much during its first week. Obviously, the recent events in Japan probably took their toll and it doesn’t help that the PSP install base is smaller compared to the DS one, but still…I am not sure if that alone can account for such a dramatic drop.

    I guess it is possible that people are just tired of IV remakes, especially considering there have been a fair few. We will just have to wait and see if the title has any legs. One thing is certain, though…I SERIOUSLY hope the poor sales aren’t a result of the remake being bad, beacuse I was very much looking forward to it. I nervously await the reviews…

    But anyway, looking at this sales chart is quite sad. Aside from FF, everything else sold at below 50k levels. The video game market in Japan is in really tough shape right now. Not suprised at all at Gundam The 3D Battle’s poor commercial performance, though. It already seemed like a preety lackluster title from screenshots and trailers, although Namdai did promise a lot of content for it (but I guess that wasn’t the case or at least there wasn’t enough of it to make a difference).

    • Yukito

      As you said, FF4 has been remade one too many times. I believe people are tired of it. They don’t really do anything new to the game but one or two things, and always put it out like they accomplished making a whole new game. It is to the point, if I wanted to play it, I could go to my DS, SNES, PS1, or PC to play it. It is sort of out of hand in the amount of options you have to play it. They should give other old games a chance for light.

      • doomspeller10

        Agreed. Since this is the Complete Version, let’s hope it’s also the Final Version. FFVI needs some love too.

    • http://twitter.com/gabriel_may_uk Gabriel May

      Also remember that people are still recovering from the earthquake so playing video games is perhaps the furthest from some people’s minds right now.

  • cmurph666

    I’m going to buy this because its been about 10 years since I last played it.

  • http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2704923 Buntar0

    Ikenie no Yoru didn’t even make it to the top 20.

  • Maxwell3000

    The list of PSP rpgs I want is growing pretty large. YS 7, Felghana, P3P, Legend of Heroes and now this.

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