Vocaloid’s Hatsune Miku is one of Japan’s most popular and beloved idols. She cemented herself in pop culture and is an icon across the globe. Once her popularity was evident worldwide, Sega began releasing the games in English. For over 10 years, players around the world jammed to Hatsune Miku’s catchy and captivating songs on their consoles and handhelds. As Japan has some exclusive titles that were never released internationally, you might be wondering what are some available games featuring Hatsune Miku and other Vocaloids worldwide. Here’s a list compiling all of Hatsune Miku games released in English.
International Debut – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F was first released in North America on August 27, 2013 on PlayStation 3 with Europe following suit days later on September 3, 2013. The PlayStation Vita version came out about six months later in North America and Europe in March 2014.
Round Two – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd
The next Hatsune Miku game to appear in English is simply titled Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd and followed through after the success of its predecessor. With more songs added to the game, it added more content for Western audiences to experience. The game came out on the PlayStation 3 and Vita in North America and Europe in November 2014.
New Type of Gameplay – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X
As the 10th overall entry in Sega’s Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA series, X is a unique entry that really makes it stand out to celebrate 10 games featuring Hatsune Miku. Its rhythm game track may play like the other Project DIVA games, but features a cute visual novel-type story. It focuses on journeying through five clouds that involve taking five unique traits and providing different in-game missions. Released on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, this title came out on the same day in Europe and North America on August 30, 2016.
In a Home Near You – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is perhaps the most polished and gorgeous Hatsune Miku game both visually and gameplay-wise. It showed up on the PlayStation 4 in January 2017. The game is separated into three sections and has an extensive library thanks to DLC being added after launch. Prelude is a free-to-play download, which PlayStation owners can use to try out two songs from the game. Then there are the Future Sound and Colorful Tone song packs, offering more content for fans who find the game worthwhile.
Catching The Wave – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix started as a Switch exclusive in May 2020, then also appeared as Mega Mix+ on the PC in May 2022. With new songs and an exclusive game mode designed for the Switch, Mega Mix offers game time on the go and is a must-buy for those that don’t own a PlayStation console. If you have a PC, you can go all in and take advantage of mods with Mega Mix+ to make your own customized and enhanced experience with Project DIVA.
Bonus Round – Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX
In Japan, having exclusive titles sounds cool, but for Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, it benefited both North American and European consumers. They only needed this Hatsune Miku game instead. DX is an expansion of the first and second Project Mirai titles from the exclusive Japanese predecessors with more features. This Nintendo 3DS title came out in September 2015 in North America and Europe. With 3DS digital purchases going away in late March 2023, you have a bit more time to look into the demo and see if the game is worth adding to your gaming collection.
Mobile Time – Miku Flick
As a mobile exclusive, Miku Flick is as straightforward as can be for a game on iOS and Android devices. Released a month after Japan’s April 2012 debut, it is a spin-off of Project DIVA. Miku Flick is a simplified version of the franchise given its use of smaller screens and touchscreen gameplay. A sequel eventually came out months later, released worldwide in August 2012. Miku Flick and its sequel are no longer listed in the App Store and Google Play Store. Despite this, gameplay footage still exists on YouTube.
Into Our World – Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live
If you never had a chance to go to a Hatsune Miku concert, this title might be an interesting experience. This free PlayStation VR game may just fulfill that dream! Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live launched in October 2016 worldwide, featuring a handful of songs. While not much, they offer the fun simulation of watching Hatsune Miku perform “live.”
Worlds Colliding – Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage!
As Hatsune Miku’s most recent mobile game, Colorful Stage! features breathtaking and stunning visuals with an interesting story akin to gacha titles. Japan got to experience the game a year earlier, but Colorful Stage! eventually released worldwide to English speakers in December 2021.