AKB Dating Game Will Spread The Love To PlayStation 3

By Spencer . June 26, 2013 . 12:01am

imageNamco Bandai released a couple of AKB dating games for PSP, now you can finally play one on a console. AKB 1/149 Love Election which was released for PSP and PlayStation Vita last year is coming to PlayStation 3 on September 12.


The PlayStation 3 release includes all of the DLC from the Vita/PSP version. AKB 1/149 Love Election will retail for 5,980 yen ($61). A 7,980 yen ($82) limited edition with AKB 1/149 Love Edition, a Blu-ray, and a random photo of one of the AKB girls.

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  • Duc PC-QB

    Is there any one here actually played this lol ?

    • Zarx

      *Points at self*

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I played them.T_T And sadly, i am in love with the group now.

    • Neow Shau Jin

      Me, and I’m still grinding my way towards the final trophy, it’s great when you are a fan and especially if you are a new fan, a quick way to get to know the girls (well, in their marketed personality anyway)

  • Kevadu

    All the creepiness, now HD…

    Isn’t AKB48 going out of style anyway?

    • No. They are popular as never before.

    • Zarx

      As @jpoplove:disqus love said, they’re more or less on top of the Japanese music industry.

    • niko

      If by going out of style you mean even more ridiculously popular then yes. I’ve never gotten the appeal but i’ll be in Japan next week and i assume i’ll be bombarded with them nonstop the whole time.

    • Patrick Tan

      when their kenkyuusei (trainees to us) actually filled up budokan just as well as the main group, when the opening day sales of sayonara crawl destroyed all competition with 1.43 million copies sold and the next best competitior is at 49k sold, i doubt they’d be going out of style. and it’s grassroots based that’s something that would be totally hard to kill. if anything akb48 was at its most vulnerable last year with atsuko maeda leaving and still it stood tall. at the top of oricon chart album sales would be nmb48 and it’s still selling, still moving since it’s debut last february, jkt48 and snh48 selling in both indonesia and china where piracy is rampant. i’m not making this up

  • Pinkemon

    Dayum, I literally have never seen a dating game with real girls before. They’re so…not huge-eyed and have normal hair colours! :O

    • yeah, uninteresting

      • NRool

        This comment worries me.

    • Juan AndrĂ©s Valencia

      They need to add an anime filter. It gives them ridiculously long and oddly colored hair.

  • AdhesiveBoy

    Am I closed-minded if I find this creepy, as opposed to 2D dating sims?

    • Zarx

      Nah, it’s all a matter of taste mate.

  • AndyLC

    Man, the way this game looks makes me feel like it should be on the Sega CD hahah.

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    AKB48 is by far my favorite music group right now! They’re way out of my league and I couldn’t even imagine any of them ever wanting to date me though.

    • Gekokujou

      Sad to say, but their policies requires them to stay pure, or else they’ll face public backlash from crazed otakus.

      • Patrick Tan

        a huge part but i doubt it…. i do recall meeting tomochin fresh off her stint from kamen rider double once and the large cheers are from the ladies. and some are just really fans of one girl due to their theater performances

  • abcmocca .

    forever alone !! lol.

  • Patrick Tan

    actually a very good dating sim, am playing it right now in my vita. pretty sad with all the graduations that are happening right now. this game is defnitely the definitive akb 1/48 game no doubt about it.

  • jojojo

    I’m wondering if “all the DLC” from the other versions means JUST the download codes that came with the original games……or does it also mean the paid DLC gotten through PSN (the alternate costumes/swimsuits). I hope so, and if it is, I’ll end up buying the game for a second time!

  • Philip Elthorpe

    The greatest thing for people who weren’t able to get a Japanese PSP or Vita… You won’t need to get a japanese PS3.

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