PlayStation Vita

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f Reaches 230,000 Sold

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Last we heard, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f had sold around 186,000 copies on the PlayStation Vita. This was back in late September. Since then, the game has reached 230,000 copies sold, Sega shared in an earnings report this morning.

 

Sega didn’t specify if they were including download sales in that figure or not. According to a member of the Project Diva development team, download sales at launch amounted to 10% of the game’s retail sales.

 

The same staff member also suggested that Project Diva f’s development budget may have been a little on the high side in light of the game’s sales, but that the team was trying to make Diva f the best-selling game on Vita in 2012 nonetheless.

 

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f is headed to the PlayStation 3 next. The PS3 version replaces the “f” with an “F” and will add six new songs, along with new modules and other customization items. New modes are planned as well.

 

Food for thought:

Atlus parent company, Index, reported that Persona 4: Golden has crossed  260,000 copies sold in Japan, so depending on whether or not Sega and Index are including download sales in their figures, and what those amount to, Project Diva f may not have achieved its goal of highest-selling Vita game this year.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.