Phantasy Star Online 2 For Vita Reaches 500,000 Users

By Spencer . June 5, 2013 . 3:40pm

imagePhantasy Star Online 2 is doing pretty well on PlayStation Vita. Service for the Vita version started at the end of February, so it took about three months to break the 500,000 user mark. Sega announced the news today.


As a bonus, Phantasy Star Online 2 players on Vita will get a Tri Boost + 100% item which increases the amount of mesta (money), experience points, and rare item drops for 30 minutes.

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  • Judgephoenix

    Few more days till E3 to see if this ship will sink or float

  • Yay! :D
    Gooo Phantasy Star! c:

  • HerosLight

    Good to hear. The MMO itself is pretty great. I bet it wouldn’t do as well as it is doing now if it was P2P.

    Now if they would just announce the release date for the US.

  • Cero

    please sega bring this to america!

    • JMaster3000

      Slow down, we still don’t have the PC version.

      • Need both, but pc first please!

        • G.

          I’m A-OK with localizing them both at the same time.

        • yo1234

          That would mean that ill fall behind the PCM users and I’m not down with that! Eh. Well at least I won’t have to worry about not getting my character name.

        • jujubee88

          How dare you! Nah, I can understand if you want a game.

          Personally, I played the original PSO on Dreamcast. Now, I really want to play it on my VITA. I don’t really have or want a PC (especially with PS4 coming).

          Like, @Simply_G:disqus says, if both can come than that would be fine too. Cross-platform play (like in Japan) would also be a bonus! ^^

  • Kelohmello

    It’s a ridiculously fun game. I really hope for the English version to come out this year, although that’s really looking unlike, much less the game coming out in english at all.

    • FetusZero

      It feels as if they literally abandoned the project, but forgot to tell us so. Let’s hope they didn’t, but until they confirm it, PSO2 in English is a thing of the past in my mind.

  • Just Tim

    I’m personally waiting for PSO2’s US release, so that I’d get out of my current MMO retirement.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    The currency in the Universe of Phantasy Star is Meseta, not Mesta~.

    • gamefreak86

      Was about to say, just realized the typo.

  • 60hz

    i bet SOA is hesitant on the F2P stuff… oh well – PUT IT OUT SOA!

  • TheExile285

    I’ll play it if the Vita version comes to NA

  • Solomon_Kano

    I really hope Sega brings PSO2 up at E3. It’s been far too quiet on the game. I’d hope for the Vita version as well, but the PC version’s taking long enough as it is.

  • I hope they talk about the localization at the E3!

    • Testsubject909

      Oh goodness I hope so too.

  • ChiffonCake

    Every single time I see “Phantasy Star Online 2” in the title of an article…

    • Vesperion

      Wait for it…….Wait for it……Wait for it……..

      • Jake Joe


    • PreyMantis
    • DS23

      Oh, just dl the JP version and get on ship 2 with all us other gaijin. There’s patches that’ll translate a decent amount of stuff. Items are serverside so they have to stay in runes but it’s easy to tell what most things are and you can always keep a wiki open if needed. It’s generally much easier to deal with than you think, Also the west probably won’t get half the neat collab stuff the JP server has.

  • That is almost the same numbers as the psp games.Considering the fact that vita has not sold well this is quite an achievement. It would be interesting to see the percentage of profit that they make on the vita version though.

  • Takui Nanao

    oh god how much i wish this would already just come out,or at least hearing sega say like i unno smthn ,anything really

  • ………. Can I has game now please SEGA?

  • Hidayat246

    I hope this news can make PSO 2 come to NA more fast -_-

  • d19xx

    Who’s ass do I have to kiss to get this localized?

  • noctis_nox

    I think this one is a surprise hit for SEGA.
    100K at retail then 400K for those who DL.
    If half of those are consistent player then this might be a money maker.

  • The Watcher

    Hopefully we get the Vita version as well. my PC would explode.

  • Isaac Newton

    SEA release that is all…

    PS4 release(Like warframe) wouldn’t hurt right…

  • eilegz

    hopefully sega have a surprise for us at the e3 right? right?

  • Aristides

    I really wish Sega would skip the Vita fear and publish this in the west

    • artemisthemp

      The issue with Vita fear is that great game like Tales of XXX R ain’t getting release in US or EU, even though they may push Vita.

      • Aristides

        Sega should Nut-up or Shut-up then.

  • Prinny Dood

    It can be over a million user if they just release it everywhere else already : (

  • Erwin MadJelly

    Come on SEGA!! Make an English patch for PC, then VITA, we are still waiting!!!

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