• cj_iwakura

    Well, at least the saga’s over. If IS had bombed and we didn’t get EP, that would’ve been a travesty.

  • James Beatty

    Racoon city -#9
    YES! get out of the top ten already! I can’t believe it sold more than Revelations, racoon city was horrible. Nice to see the trinity still going strong 

  • Code

    haha, Ishaan gets a gold sticker for this title; although it looks like Little Sister is punishing everyone else on the list >3<;

  • klkAlexar

    People probably aren’t expecting much out of EP after IS. I love P2 but Atlus could have handle the port so much better. 

    Glad to see FE still doing well. 

  • Herok ♞

    Oh well if they just EP to America It will at least have one sale.

  • kamikki

    Persona 2 aged really badly.

    • http://twitter.com/ifarah12 Gren

      The gameplay maybe (I found it enjoyable), everything else is top notch.

  • MrKappa

    Are you kidding me? What a sad state Japan is in with the video game industry. A VN game like Oreimo is about 30k above Persona of all games?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Oliveira/100000756451135 Diego Oliveira

       Correction, a new VN game like Oreimo is about 30k above a Persona remake.

      • kroufonz

         more like extended version of already released VN (this oreimo is pretty much version 1.8 not a direct sequel) is 30k above persona remake

    • http://twitter.com/Jun212011 Tonttu

       The point is, that a otaku game was the most saled of this week, and is evident that Sony DONT have a game for japanese audience.

      Wich is the solution? OTAKU GAMES

    • Hraesvelgr

      The questionable taste of the Japanese gaming market has been evident for quite some time now, to be honest.

    • boundries_san

      ??? U just noticed this lol. VN has been one of the niche genre in Japan but they have faithful follower who will keep supporting that genre.(Like me here lol.)

    • kroufonz

      oreimo vn is quite good the vanilla version even reach 100k mark in ltd sales, no wonder this extended version sold so well, and namco certainly makin money out of this (for comparison 10k already considered a good/very good sales for majority of galge)

  • http://twitter.com/Jun212011 Tonttu

    Well…now is clear WHAT KIND OF GAMES NEED PS VITA IN JAPAN?

    Yep…OTAKU GAMES.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Um… no.

      Look at what games are selling on 3DS. Nintendo’s brand appeal be damned, they certainly aren’t otaku games that are pushing the system forward. Now, look at what games the floundering Vita has to its name. Note the difference in their position despite each having a low number of “otaku games”. The 3DS has found hits in everything from established series like Mario to to long-past titles like Kid Icarus. Those aren’t otaku titles.

      Seeing as I want the Vita to succeed as much as anyone, I’ll tell you what the Vita needs: big 3rd party support. Not “Capcom gave it x number of games”-support but, rather, “we have these large franchises” support. Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Yakuza, etc. The hardware isn’t getting anymore appealing and Sony can’t afford a price cut. Ultimately, the time-tested saying still applies: software sells hardware. That’s a saying that Sony has been the poster child for since they came into gaming, and that’s what we need here.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicolai-Grude/1117146030 Nicolai Grude

        What Sony really is lacking is 1st party support. They have absolutely nothing besides Uncharted and Gravity Rush and they’re probably #1267 and #2034 respectively on the sales rankings in Japan at the moment. Sure, MH is huge as hell, but if Nintendo hadn’t been making their own games, there would only be one game that would consistently stay top 10 and that’s (obviously) MH. The odd non-Nintendo/MH game that make top 10 fade away quickly. Can’t really see Harvest Moon staying around for long and certainly not Pachipara either.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Noting what sells best for Sony and how their two first party efforts on Vita have sold in relation to the system’s userbase, I don’t think that’s going to do much to push the system into the hands of potential buyers. Those who have Vitas already would grab them likely but, outside of Little Big Planet and Gran Turismo, they really don’t have any franchises that push hardware. Uncharted Golden Abyss’ paltry sales provide evidence of this. One of their biggest franchises and it did nothing for the system’s sales. Didn’t even manage to stay on the charts.

          Given you brought up Nintendo, note that they’ve ALWAYS focused on selling their own hardware with their own games. Sony has always been about being open to 3rd parties. It’s the reason why one of the big things about the Wii U and 3DS’ initial unveiling was the emphasis on 3rd parties being interested in the platforms. Why? Because people don’t think 3rd party when they hear Nintendo, they think first. Sony has always had 3rd parties to sell their hardware.

  • papuruka

    Really finding it hard to rely on Japanese sales to gauge overall interest in a game like Eternal Punishment, when all the domestic audience cares about is effing Monster Hunter.

    • Solomon_Kano

      People say the same thing about the west and Call of Duty.

      I think the conclusion is simply to look into more factors before judgement.

    • SirRichard

      They seem to care more about partying and little sisters right now, man, which is…dodgy.

  • SirRichard

    Fire Emblem beat Kingdom Hearts.

    I know, I know, wild platform shifts and the series’ head beginning to insert itself up the butt with the way the plot’s going, spinoff weariness, not as popular in Japan as elsewhere, so on and so forth.

    But still; Fire Emblem beat Kingdom Hearts. Incredible.

    • Hraesvelgr

      You say it like it’s a bad thing.

      • SirRichard

        I meant it as a great thing, and an impressive one at that.

    • boundries_san

      Umm if u ask me, i prefer FE too here lol.^^

  • http://twitter.com/WarbossAohd Warboss Aohd

    wot?

    ‘cuse me humiez. ‘bashes head with me own basha’

  • haqua

    …The title.
    Somebody hold me. 

    • boundries_san

      *hug*^^

  • Solomon_Kano

    “One plausible theory for the lower sales is that, perhaps there are simply less fans that care for the older style of Persona games after the releases of Persona 3 and Persona 4.”

    The numbers provided for Innocent Sin poke some holes in that theory. If IS hadn’t done double Eternal Punishment’s opening I might’ve been inclined to agree, but that’s looking unlikely. I’d imagine, if the reason is something along those lines at all, it would be more that there are simply less fans that care for Eternal Punishment in particular.

    I’m very disappointed with Kingdom Hearts’ situation though. Not surprised, but disappointed nonetheless. That’s terrific about Fire Emblem. I really wasn’t expecting it to stick around like this. It’s great to see the 3DS with another unlikely feather in its cap following Kid Icarus: Uprising’s debut.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Well, it could just be that people picked up Innocent Sin out of curiosity. The ones that liked it enough went on to buy Eternal Punishment. The ones that found it wasn’t what they were looking for opted out of Part 2.

      Again, just a theory!

      • Solomon_Kano

        That’s a very likely possibility, actually. So…

        Persona 3 and 4 were popular enough to boost interest in IS, leading to what you’ve said. Yea, I could see that happening. There is a sizable difference in the styles after all.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GJD6KMPFMNNIHFKRN6FI76P5KA Allison

       I find it more likely that Persona 4 and all the remakes of 3 plus Devil Survivor and Catherine had people really interested in Atlus games, then after IS they decided that they didn’t really like the older gaming style (and I have to admit that it does show its age). It’s a pity, if IS/EP had come out just a decade later the gameplay would be significantly different (though that would also be true if they were released in 2009 and rereleased in 2019).

  • AuraGuyChris

    It’s official.

    We’re getting the game with the ridiculously, stupid long title over EP.

  • Göran Isacson

    Japan seems far less enamored with ORC than the West at least… nice to see that Kid Icarus is still puttering along in sales. It’s a steady little fellah, that much is certain! Wonder if OreImo will be as steady- might be one of those games the hardcore fans come out for in droves on release days and then later sales just kinda… fizzle out.

  • Doctor Nebula

    *Sees “My Little”
    Me: Pony?
    Siliconera: Sister
    :l

  • http://burnpsy.wordpress.com/ burnpsy

    I expected the second Oreimo visual novel (listed here under its translated title) to trounce everyone.

    Was not disappointed. Was not surprised.

  • RmanX1000

    I’ll admit i do prefer Persona 3 and 4 over 1 and 2. But thats because i was exposed to them in reverse order. Starting with 4. 1′s remake was awful, almost unplayable, because of its broken encounter rate and repetitive music. 2:IS was pretty fun actually. Yet i plan on getting a VITA with every single Persona game on one portable :P All the Personas have their distinct charm to them. So i think once they localize EP, i’ll own every major Persona game on the market! :D

  • malek86

    I guess the reason for the fall in EP sales can be attributed to both a decrease in popularity for the PSP, and a general dislike toward the old-style gameplay of the game. People bought IS, didn’t like it, and therefore didn’t buy the sequel.

    Now I wonder how well Soul Hackers will sell. Like the old Persona titles, the game feels very old-style and hasn’t aged all that well (although it’s still miles better than Devil Summoner).

  • http://twitter.com/FaithlessMr Bruno Silva

    Wonder if KH DDD will ever reach the 500k mark domestically. Kinda sad to see Persona 2 not selling that much, but I guess it was to be expected.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

    I’m glad to hear Harvest Moon 3DS is doing so well. It really looks promising!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GJD6KMPFMNNIHFKRN6FI76P5KA Allison

    It doesn’t suggest a strong week of games when a game based on a comedy/romance/slice of life anime is the best seller.

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    I don’t know if you have seen OreImo, but if you haven’t you don’t know how appropriate that title is. 

  • http://twitter.com/digtrioPortable The Maestro Matt

    Surprised to see Fire Emblem: Awakening doing so well. It’s still selling strong and it’s overall sales is also quite high. Really hoping to see a localisation of this as it looks amazing! :D

  • boundries_san

    Lol the title makes my day.^^

    It is nice to see Fire Emblem standing strong there.^^

    It is just quite a shame that Mario Party 9 can overtaken FE there lol. Seeing that series is not as good as MP 8 here. Hope that the new MP series will be able to bring back to competitive play not too focus on luck here.

    Irem future is getting darker here.T_T Hope that with this, Irem will consider that Pachinko game will not be profitable now and brought them back into releasing R-Type series again.^^ Irem GANBARE!!!

    Yeahh too Harvest Moon series too.^^ Hope they will be able to stay longer on the chart here.^^

  • nekoCiel

    the title is pure genius 

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