JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle Is A Hit

By Ishaan . September 6, 2013 . 1:02pm

Last week, Namco Bandai released JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, a PlayStation 3 fighting game based on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime series, in Japan.

 

Developed by CyberConnect 2, the studio behind the Naruto fighting games, the title sold 425,718 copies in its first week.

 

Japanese sales tracker Media Create reports that the game sold through 80.95% of its shipment in its launch week.

 

Also released last week was Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The MMORPG sold 184,018 copies at retail on the PlayStation 3, with an 89% sell-through.

 

 



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  • KonjikinoSora

    I wonder if it will sell more than the original Kaizoku Musou.

    • British_Otaku

      Kaizoku Musou got well over 600,000 on the first week and over a million in the first month. I think Kaizoku Musou 1 has got an easy lead there unless this has Animal Crossing legs.

  • urbanscholar

    I guess one could say they went

    ora ora ora ora ora on the sales? ; P

    side note: my copy shipped today

  • Piercingty

    I wonder if this bodes well for an overseas release?

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Wont happen because of the usual nearly everyone’s names have to be changed and Araki refuses compromise his work.

      • Piercingty

        Right I forgot about how many music references Araki uses.

      • Ninastars

        Considering how little changes the official manga had and how close the last game was to getting a release I’d say it’s entirely possible. Especially since it’s such a big title for Namco.

        • TheGameTagerZ

          It wont happen again. Why do you think part 3 was only released and not the rest? Also the last game changed everyone’s name minus a few like Jotaro.

          • Ninastars

            I thought the reason only Part 3 was released was because it didn’t sell very well.

            I liked some of the changes though since they simply changed them to other music references.

          • JuiceKun

            You are too negative, put some positive pants on please.

          • TheGameTagerZ

            I prefer the term “realistic” if you don’t like it skip over me.

          • JuiceKun

            This is the one case I don’t wanna be realistic and blindly hope it comes here. Is that so wrong?

          • TheGameTagerZ

            Go ahead.

    • British_Otaku

      Sales being poor or good in a native region, fortunately/unfortunately have no bearing on whether other regions will get a game later down the line. See Project X Zone (57.55% first week sell through rate – 85,539 copies), which ultimately came everywhere despite many of the games not even being established outside Japan.

      It is more important that they realise that there is a market outside of Japan, it is affordable for a company which is interested to bring it over and all.

    • Ashelia Poundland Dalmasca

      namco bandai. there’s your answer.

      • Piercingty

        Fucking Bamco, All I want is some goddamn posing and Gundams, IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK FOR?!

        • Ashelia Poundland Dalmasca

          you have to wait two years and even then you would have to buy the gundams you want to play as.

    • ShinStar

      I’ve taken a look at the game’s files, and I saw the folders “JP” “EU” and “NA” in there so maybe it is possible?

  • Belenger

    Meanwhile in Japan, http://tinyurl.com/kvckmlq, Bandai had an excellent marketing campaign, perhaps “too good”.

    • GameWinner

      Wow, those are some horrible review scores.

    • Suicunesol

      Wow, that’s a lot of bad reviews…

      I guess Famitsu’s credibility is really gone now.

      Though, maybe it’s not as bad as we think. Just a lot of angry people who expected the game would be the best thing ever when it wasn’t.

      • Belenger

        Well at least the devs where honest they said game was not a fighting game, its more in the lines of pure fanservice and facebook gaming scam, having a fully paid fighting game with a stamina system is well, a dire look for the future of fighting games.

      • komiko12

        I think there were many indications that the perfect score Famitsu gives is meaningless.

        • Suicunesol

          But the score should at least be based on some truth. If a game is given a perfect score in a gaming magazine, the game should be, at the very least, decent, right?

      • Lynx

        -Amazon reviews

        Said reviews also bashed Masoukishin III for ‘being too hard.’
        That wasn’t even F/ F Final Hard.

        • British_Otaku

          Depending on why that game is “too hard”, the standards set by the other Masoushin games (I assume there are two others) or why it is hard. I can relate.

          Reception from the masses on Amazon aren’t necessarily collectively right or collectively wrong, but over enough reviews which aren’t jokes or irrational, you will get some sort of picture.

        • MrTyrant

          Compared with Famitsu review the game wasn’t 40/40 either.

      • British_Otaku

        It doesn’t take a long look at the games with 39/40 and 40/40 scores on Wikipedia to see that Famitsu are a little funky, I’ve read a few articles talking about how they operate which I’ll leave aside for now.

        Someone who used Google Translate (you could too), went through all of the reviews at a point and summarised the criticism here (http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/676176-jojos-bizarre-adventure-all-star-battle/67109146 )…

        In short, DLC (prices, the amount of it coming and even positive reviews pick on it), game movement and attacks feel sluggish or unrefined, loading times around 15 seconds, AI is terrible, plenty of infinites (“which are due to get patch, just an editors/British_Otaku’s note here”), Damage is unbalanced to favour supers too much over combos (“CC2 at it again I say”), Netcode sucks (only two people in a room), Story Mode is barebones (some people are mentioning Naruto games in comparison) and campaign mode uses free to play model (some people are fine with it).

    • Punny Fuzz

      Weren’t most of these from a 2chan raid?

    • Ninastars

      It’s likely that most of those are either from the 2ch raid or just people bashing the game for having DLC so early instead of people actually taking time to critically look into the game’s flaws.

      It’s just that I find so many bad reviews suspicious especially since all JoJo fans I know greatly enjoy the game. Only people in the fighting game community have had any major criticism for it.

      • heartless141

        actually i’ve read through those reviews.
        most of them is about infinite combo, overall slow sleed, lazy story mode.

        read gamefaq for similar reception.
        while it might be a raid or something, but yeah, the problems this game has is real

        • Ninastars

          Sounds more like a preference instead of thought out critical reviews. While infinite combos are a definite problem they’re getting patched and I don’t see that as a valid sole reason for giving out such a low score.

  • サレム

    Plat’d it in like a day because it has the laziest story mode I’ve seen on a fighting game. Played some versus matches. Don’t think I’ll touch this game again. Good for the company to sell many units. Even if it’s been 50%off for some days.

    • Andrew A

      It really didn’t help that campaign mode plays like a F2P game with a fatigue bar. I guess its getting patched so it’ll take 5 minutes to regain a bar as opposed to the 20 minute wait as of now. But still, that whole mode left a really bad taste in my mouth.

    • James Williams

      Why? What’s the story mode like ?

      • サレム

        Part 5 is composed of just 3 fights. And you’ve played the entire arc.
        Part 1 and 6 are like 4 fights.
        There are no cutscenes or anything. The plot comes in the form of very few text during the loading screen.

  • Penguin

    That’s awesome news! Hope the JoJo catches on.

  • J_Joestar

    Was there ever a doubt?
    *Poses*

  • 60hz

    sadly i’ve seen tons of infinite combo videos… but at least it looks good while being broken as hell…

    • leingod

      I don’t care much about that, but it sounds like something patchable :)

    • http://crono-trigger.tumblr.com/ SilverCrono

      Patches, brah. They exist.

      • heartless141

        while CC2 has confirmed patches, they have never done that with their previous games before you know. i doubt they would be able to fix alot of things either.

        • Hunts Rattata

          Even though their games are often lacking in several ways, I can’t imagine a developer with the amount of experience they have would be incapable of fixing some single-move infinites.

    • Lloyd Christmas

      CC2 confirmed they’ll be patching it all up.

  • TheBlackKnight3

    I got my copy on the way, first Japanese imported game for me, third if you include from Europe, because the One Piece Warriors games didn’t get disk releases here in the US. Can’t wait. Jojo is my new addiction, I’m already on part 4 of the manga and almost to part 5.

    • leingod

      That’s absolutely fabulous :P

    • Abyan Haidar

      wait until you see part 7

  • leingod

    Hope it’s a hit in the Americas and Europe, too.

    • Ninastars

      “It’ll definitely be a hit in Europe!”

      • leingod

        I’m OK with that. Thanks for region-free :D

      • Lloyd Christmas

        I’d buy it again just so I can understand the dialogues and whatnot.

  • Göran Isacson

    I really do look forward to seeing where this game is in a month or two, when patches are out and maybe people can calm their britches, since there seems to be a whole lot of drama surrounding it. If the patches don’t help, then maybe this is truly a bad game, but if they do maybe people just wanted to whine about a game Famitsy scored high?

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