This Week In Imports: Gotta Catch ‘Em All… All Of These New Vitas

By Spencer . October 7, 2013 . 4:30pm

imageThere are a couple of big launches in Japan this week and we’ll start with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. The Nintendo 3DS Pokémon games are off to a strong start with over 1.26 million pre-orders.


Sony will release the PlayStation Vita 2000 this week and a line up of budget Vita Greatest Hits including Soul Sacrifice and Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. On top of that, Grand Theft Auto V makes its debut in Japan too. The game got a perfect 40 from Famitsu and the PlayStation 3 version is #1 on Amazon Japan’s best seller list today, beating out both Pokémon games and Monster Hunter 4. Not that big of a surprise since Grand Theft Auto games tend to do well in Japan. Capcom helped bring the GTA series over too until Rockstar Japan set up shop.




Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon X
Pokémon Y


PlayStation 3
F1 2013
Fairy Fencer f
Grand Theft Auto V
Sakatsuku: Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou!
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles


Xbox 360
F1 2013
Grand Theft Auto V


PlayStation Vita
Danganronpa 1&2 Reload
Getsuei Academy: Kou
Sakatsuku: Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou!
Slotter Mania V: High School of the Dead


Key European Releases
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Dragons Crown (PS3, Vita)
Pokémon X (3DS)
Pokémon Y (3DS)


Key Domestic Releases
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PS3)
Pokémon X (3DS)
Pokémon Y (3DS)
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 (PC)

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  • I just got my copy of Disgaea D2 today, and I just started it up right now. Now to get through it before Pokemon arrives!

    • Godman

      lol! Good luck trying XD

      • I’m gonna try hard. At least so far I’m really liking what DD2 is doing!

        • Godman

          I’m sure you are(So much less grinding!!!)
          I’ll be getting that game soon, but I need to play D3 first to finish my collection

    • AkiraScare

      Disgae D2 Me to and then i got Rune Factory 4 to beall this before Pokemon comes out…. i cant do it (TT_TT) havent even played a lot of Kh1.5

      • Hahaha I only got past Tarzan’s stage in KH 1.5… before I decided I really wanted to play Ayesha again.

        • AkiraScare

          same place i beat tarzans world… and then i havent touch it since (TT_TT)

    • Cazar

      Sadly my pre-order of D:D2 was part of a delayed shipment so I won’t get to play mine until after I’ve exhausted Pokémon quite a bit. :(

      • Aagh, that sucks. I actually had a bit of trouble with my shipment. I was supposed to get it a couple days ago but it didn’t show up, and the tracking marked it (and still is marked) as being on the other side of the country. I actually thought it wasn’t gonna come today since the mail had already arrived, but then they came back and gave it to me, thankfully!

  • TheExile285

    Damn, Fairy Fencer f & Daganronpa HD come out too? I hope they don’t bomb like BPoA…..

    • Kayseur

      Danganronpa Reload has been in Amazon’s top list for a while now (around 7 or 8 for at least one month, now 5 as I’m writing this). I guess it’s a good indication? Don’t know how it’s calculated, but I do hope they will do fine.

    • British_Otaku

      I think Danganropa will be fine, between the anime promotion and a cheaper Vita, it could get a boost in sales akin to Shinovi Versus.

      Fairy Fencer F? It might not be so lucky but I don’t know how much they have pushed it in Japan or how other Idea Factory/Neptunia-ish games sell… >_>

    • Renaldi Saputra

      yeah, just like @British_Otaku:disqus saying, maybe Danganronpa won’t be affected too much since its popularity recently and anime project evoked its sales into top 20 for weeks surprisingly..

      the problem lies on Fairy Fencer F and maybe… Tales??
      ahh but Tales has strong fanbase in Japan, so maybe it won’t affect that much

  • konsama

    Ohoho next weeks sales report gonna be interesting, i for one can’t wait to get poke Y. >_<

  • ragingmerifes

    WOW! Danganronpa HD and Fairy Fencer F are my most hyped games this month!

  • AuraGuyChris

    The Nintendo servers will explode in five days. Mark my words.
    They underestimate the woes of worldwide release dates.

    • Herok♞

      *Nintendo’s Wallets will explode in five days fixed that for you.

    • J_Joestar

      wasn’t KI:U also worldwide release?

  • KingGunblader

    Oooh, I didn’t know Dishonored was getting a GOTY edition. Might finally be time to check that out. It’s one of those games that fell into that “interested, but no time” pile.

  • DesmaX

    Oooh, Dishonored Goty? I’ll put it on my list

  • ReidHershel

    Do you hear that kids? That’s the sound of money swimming in Nintendo’s pockets.

  • xAtKx

    So many releases. I hope Pokemon gives some of those other games breathing room.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      nah I’m afraid they won’t.. just like what MH did

      • Leon_Tekashi

        Poor Battle Princess of Arcadia…that looked so much fun too…

        • Renaldi Saputra

          well, this is why they shouldn’t release minor games together with 1 or 2 major games on the same week..

  • s07195

    Once again… No 3DS game with any self-worth dares to try and challenge the mon(ster) that is Pokemon.

  • ronin4life

    I’ve been hearing MH4 is still sold out, even at places like amazon…
    Where on that list is it, even this long after launch? Because it could be a lot higher…

  • Covnam

    The new vita is coming out already? Cool, now I can look forward to some comparisons & reviews to see how it stacks up to the original.

  • Pdugna


  • Leon_Tekashi

    If the PS Vita 2000 does well, I’m going to laugh, while saying that OLED screens doesn’t mean a lot. lol

    • michel

      Perhaps kids and casual consumers don’t even know what an OLED screen is.

      • kthanxyousuck

        Hell I don’t!

  • leingod

    These are news for me. I thought the japanese hated every single western game.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      nope, some of them even got perfect score or almost.. see like The Last of Us

      • Anime10121

        And GTA V !

        • Renaldi Saputra

          that’s it..

  • Muggshotter

    … am I the only one who’s not anticipating the new Pokémon game? Haven’t been big on Pokémon since the day I turned 11, if only for a change in tastes regarding what I want in games. Then again Monster Hunter is one of my bigger biases…

    Looking forward to see what the new Vita model is like!

    • PreyMantis

      It’s understandable considering Pokemon’s meta game is more complicated than any Final Fantasy game to date.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I’m afraid that Fairy Fencer F, Tales & Danganronpa reload sales would be taken down by pokemon’s… seeing the Battle Princess of Arcadia’s sales last week got down by the influecnes of MH 4..

  • Anime10121

    Pokemon + Disgaea D2= Me not seeing outside!

  • Smooosher than ever


    *runs into nearby electrics store*

    • J_Joestar

      wait what?

      • Smooosher than ever

        Never mind that, I was just so excited that I messed the dates up… xP

        Thank god I noticed it in time, otherwise I really would’ve rushed into a nearby store to get it.

  • ShadowDivz

    GTA beats Pokemon AND Monster Hunter?

  • hazelnut1112

    Wow, too bad Capcom couldn’t still be publishing GTA V in Japan since it could have helped them some with that.

  • kthanxyousuck

    They really were ingenius to release pokemon same day everywhere. It keeps the hype high because one region isn’t watching another region play while they have to wait.

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