Freedom Wars Sold Mainly To Students In Japan

By Ishaan . July 4, 2014 . 11:33am

Last week, Sony Computer Entertainment released Freedom Wars for the PlayStation Vita in Japan. The game sold 188,888 copies in its first week, making it the second-highest debut for a Vita title, behind Bandai Namco’s God Eater 2.


Japanese sales tracker Media Create shares another interesting tidbit: according to retailers, Freedom Wars sold primarily to students, and slightly increased Vita penetration among that audience.


Meanwhile, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs sold 96,000 copies across three platforms—PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360. Of these versions, the PlayStation 4 version sold the most number of copies, opening at 63,595 sold. Media Create says the PS4 version sold through 78% of its initial shipment.

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  • urbanscholar

    How else are you going to relive study stress amirite?

    • God

      You could practice humanity’s favourite sport, you know… the one you do in the shower? No need to hide it, i AM omnipotent after all.

      • urbanscholar


      • lmao

      • tubers

        damn xD

      • HarakiriKami

        Nobody faps in the shower dude.

        • otakumike

          Did you take a survey or something?

          • HarakiriKami

            I got a lexicon on what works and what doesnt

        • I know right? Or maybe I just have weak knees?

          • HarakiriKami

            Men are too long to sit in the shower. Only in the 9foot bathtubs

        • Daniel Rossevelt

          Yeah its not like you can bring your porn in the shower.

        • God

          No need to hide it, i know the truth, also i didn’t hear you deny the fapping.

          • HarakiriKami

            Sticky substances on one fingers will not come off in a shower full of wet water that sperm can flow through freely and survive.

            It is terrible inefficient to fap in the shower.

            Its like a slip and slide that just wont stop.

          • Land of Green Pasture

            this guy know what he’s saying, it’s true

          • HarakiriKami

            Did you get someone pregnant via the shower?

            ( also I’ve heard stories of women getting pregnant via oral, how does that even work?)

          • Land of Green Pasture

            she must be a special breed who has egg cells in her throat

            EDIT : Wait, god knows

          • God

            It’s a common lie women use to justify cheating, not the worst i’ve heard thoug, there was this one brod who said i impregnated her! And they believed it!

          • God

            Then i guess 40% of the world population is wearing sperm, good for you my good man, that you don’t fap in the shower, but for future reference, i would avoid contradicting me unless you want a quick 1 way ticket to Lucifer’s place.

          • HarakiriKami

            Ah but god there is one thing you overlooked.

            Im already in Hel.

          • God

            Hehehehe, that’s cute, but if you want, i can introduce you… TO THE TRUE HELL!!! Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

          • HarakiriKami

            Endless purgatory?

            Been there done that.

          • God

            Have you ever heard about “Yaoi Hell” my friend? It combines the eternal and ultimate pain of burning forever in hell with getting gang-raped for eternity, by devils, with penises so big the only reason you can survive is beacuse i allow it.

          • HarakiriKami

            Im scared mommy ;_;

        • Ric Vazquez


      • Land of Green Pasture

        err singing and dancing? that’s all I ever do under the shower o great lord…

        • God

          I know the truth… I know your deepest secrets…

      • My phone is not waterproof :(

      • Byron Kerrison II

        Picking my nose/ears.

    • Göran Isacson

      I wonder, had you known what this thread turned into- would you make the same comment again? Or was this your mad plan from the start, urbanscholar? Involve God in a discussion ’bout masturbation?

  • DesmaX

    wow i’m so shocked

  • HarakiriKami

    Man they sure are thirsty for some games lol

  • Land of Green Pasture

    that explains the 188.888 number of sales, dem japanese students were planning this beforehand

  • Daniel Rossevelt

    So hyped for this game, last year i didn’t have very many games to play during class, i usually just streamed anime onto my vita, but with this game, and akiba’s trip school is going to be so fun next year, also i might graduate, if i can keep my grades up> this year i passed with D’s, hopefully i can pull that off again and get my diploma.

    • HarakiriKami

      Well since this is a buggy game why dont you put your vita in the closet and at least focus on getting C’s this semester

      • Daniel Rossevelt

        Hmm I could get B’s if i really wanted to, but all i care about is graduating with minimal effort, and having fun. But you know maybe i will focus more on my grades, i wouldn’t want risking having to take another year.

  • Kornelious

    I figured they were the core gamer crowd anyways, so no surprise :P

    And While I do love Watchdogs, this just proves that simplicity (To a fault) is sometimes better :D

    • HarakiriKami

      No it just proves that if you release no games , thirsty gamers will buy anything.

  • Pedro Furtado

    Does anyone know of any american sales tracker like that? Who would also analyze mobile games too? Is this data freely available?

    • America’s sales tracker is the NPD Group, but they don’t share data publicly. You have to buy the data from them, and doing so costs several thousands of dollars.

      • MaximDualBlade

        I completely agree with you

    • The best you have to work with is, unfortunately, probably VGChartz. Which is super flawed. They don’t get all avenues of sales to track, firstly. They also don’t follow things for more than a few weeks, leading to numbers that are ballpark numbers. Not like Media Create here.

      The big people who actually get these numbers in America are NPD. But they’re unavailable since you need to purchase the reports or wait for some outlet that does to release this info. They also are flawed though, since they don’t break down sales by platform – they just lump all the SKU’s (sales keeping units; versions of the same game on different platforms) into one entry. They also take awhile. And – I could be wrong here, but I believe – they can’t track digital sales? So… really flawed.

      It’s lame, man. But that’s how it is. Too much of the economy depends on companies spinning numbers :(

  • Yan Zhao

    This isnt surprising seeing as hunting type games need groups of players together all the time.

    • Duo Maxwell

      You’d be surprised to know that a lot of little girls are playing MonHan on the 3DS.

      I’d say it’s due to the game’s setting and the like that attracts mainly student.

  • HarakiriKami

    The game’s apparently broken technically and unfinished (story wise)

    • Daniel Rossevelt

      Proof? it would be rather disappointing if that’s true.

      • HarakiriKami

        Ask Hasemo and check Japanese Amazon. He made a thread on neogaf

      • Gessekai

        Though Hasemo said he/she still loves it. Hasemo said most complaints about this game are the same complaints from people who play monster hunter for only a few hours. The only thing about this game that I’ve heard complaints about is it’s difficulty, though we most likely won’t have a problem with that, because we’ll get a pre-patched version…hopefully.

  • ShadowDivz


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