A Closer Look At Soul Sacrifice Delta’s Sales

By Ishaan . March 17, 2014 . 5:32pm

Last week, Sony Computer Entertainment released Soul Sacrifice Delta in Japan for the PlayStation Vita. The game is a follow-up to the original Soul Sacrifice with new content and features, and it sold 48,786 copies in its first week.

 

Japanese sales tracker Media Create reports that Delta undersold the original Soul Sacrifice both in terms of retail sales as well as sell-through, pointing out that the game sold through just 58.88% of its shipment.

 

The original Soul Sacrifice sold 92,396 copies in its first week, and sell-through for that game was 76.32%. If you include sales of the “Double Pack,” which contained two copies of the game for a discounted price, the game’s first-week sales figure increases to 114,446 copies.

 

Overall, Media Create say Soul Sacrifice Delta got off to a slower start than the original. The reason for this is that the original game attracted people’s attention primarily due to a PlayStation Vita hardware promotion, shortly after the system had had its price cut.

 

Meanwhile, Delta suffered from a lack of media exposure and appears to be attracting only a part of the the original userbase for Soul Sacrifice.


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  • KuroNathan

    hmmm that’s unfortunate. I loved the first SS but with sales figures like this, the possibility of a SS2 seems to be in jeopardy

  • ishyg

    I just hope the localization pushes through. I don’t want to miss out on this game.

    • Ric Vazquez

      You and me both!

  • leingod

    Well, to be honest, I’m one of those buyers who got the first version but is not interested in this one. Guess I had enough of the game, or it just didn’t appeal to me as much as I thought it would.

    I hope it does better, though… I want everything Vita to perform well.

  • notentirelythere

    I wonder what sales will be like in other regions compared to the
    original’s… even if the sales were disappointing in Japan, they don’t
    seem SO bad that it’d deter people from bringing it elsewhere, I would hope.
    Too, I was specifically waiting for a new edition to release… at the time of SS’s release I couldn’t go for it considering other things I needed to catch up on, but I absolutely loved the demo.

  • Takui Nanao

    lalalala i really want this i heard itlll come to us in april 30 ,dont know if its true.

  • .:Raphællius:.

    Soul Sacrifice Delta will get there, PR was just not that Hardcore this time. :)

  • tubers

    Wonder how much the speculated “Toukiden: Extreme” (another “ver. 1.5″ game release) would sell.

    Was there an article about Ragnarok Odyssey: Ace (also being on the PS3)? How well did that go relative to the original Ragnarok Odyssey?

  • WhyWai

    it’s released so soon as standalone after the first. it divided the userbase,

  • tubers

    So this doesn’t have an LE Bundle like the 1st?

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 禍津水樹 (MagatsuMizuki)

      Amazon had a limited offering bundle

  • Lucky Dan

    “Delta Suffered from a lack of media exposure”.

    That’s plain wrong, not even the producer knew what the game was about. First it was a sequel then it backstep and said it’s 1.5 meaning having the same story. Then he said it was a whole new story which meant it was sequel and then double backed and said it wasn’t and then showed all the new monsters and said they are ripped off from every fairy tale but you have new factions.

    Whoever done the advertisement or interview for this game should of been shot. 1.5 is still a sequel with a new story don’t add more detail than you should then people would get the game.

    • Zer0faith

      Getting shot for poor advertising huh. Man no wonder studios are shutting down with that kind of risk involved. Who knew?

  • 324234

    As a huge fan of Soul Sacrifice, I’ll either be waiting or sitting out on Delta. Rereleases with bonus content aren’t appealing to me and I’d rather wait for the sequel. (the original also went free on PS+ really fast..)

  • nonscpo

    As much as I want to see this game over here there’s no denying that all the confusion they created (is it a G version or a sequel) helped confused more than divide the fan base. Curious how Toukiden Extreme and God Eater 2 Burst will do.

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Ohh crap it’s not selling well time not buy the game because of that sole fact

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 禍津水樹 (MagatsuMizuki)

    Got my copy thanks to a friend

    • ishyg

      How do you get that book? I want one.

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 禍津水樹 (MagatsuMizuki)

        Limited release

  • Deor

    Why was there no article like this for Bravely Default: For The Sequel?

    Edit: The fact that you could upgrade from SS vanilla for 1000 yen makes this article as useless as an article for BD would’ve been.

    “appears to be attracting only a part of the the original userbase for Soul Sacrifice.”

    Wild speculation considering people who bought the original SS most likely won’t buy the retail version. The bias that seeps trough this article is embarrassing.

  • Chido55

    Spread the word, Kinetic is the backbone.

    • Ric Vazquez

      You cant even search on google forSoul Sacrifice without him coming up, Glad he’s promoting it.

  • Xaxal_Ravenguard

    Here’s hoping for a promotion campaign when it gets English releases.

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