Period: The week of March 24th – March 30th (2014)
Top-seller: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PSV) – 98,628
Nintendo 3DS sales: 12,508 | Total sales: 9,448,852
Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 52,124 | Total sales: 5,905,214
PlayStation Vita sales: 39,752 | Total sales: 2,652,595
Vita TV sales: 2,115 | 102,670
Wii U sales: 13,026 | Total sales: 1,689,734
PlayStation 4 sales: 23,327 | 493,338
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd made its debut in Japan last week on PS Vita and PlayStation 3. The game sold 98,628 copies on Vita and another 59,965 copies on PS3, for a combined total of 158,593 copies sold at launch.
At first glance, one would say that’s pretty good. That’s around the same figure that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f sold at launch on PS Vita alone (159,592 copies) back in 2012. However, Sega released a PlayStation 3 version of Project Diva f just a few months later, and that version of the game sold another 110,229 copies right off the bat.
By April 2013, Sega announced that total shipments of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f were at nearly 400,000 copies. Whether or not Project Diva F 2nd will top that remains to be seen, but at this rate, it looks unlikely, given that both PS3 and Vita versions of the game have individually sold less than their predecessors.
As for why Sega attempted a multiplatform release for the game this time around… this is pure speculation on my part, but back in 2012, a member of the Project Diva f development team shared that they had spent “too much” on the game’s development costs. Perhaps Sega hoped that releasing this new game on two platforms at once would result in significantly higher sales early on.
After all, in the case of the original Project Diva series on PSP, launch week sales went as far up as 240,000 by the time Project Diva 2nd released. However, the Diva F series doesn’t appear to be showing the same kind of growth.
The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd||98,628||New||PSV||Sega|
|01.||02.||Mario Party: Island Tour||78,098||210,767||3DS||Nintendo|
|New||03.||Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd||59,965||New||PS3||Sega|
|08.||04.||Yo-kai Watch||48,345||662,724||3DS||Level 5|
|02.||05.||Samurai Warriors 4||46,490||166,942||PS3||Tecmo Koei|
|03.||06.||Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||38,617||158,232||PS3||Konami|
|02.||08.||J-Stars Victory Vs.||25,300||143,540||PS3||Namco Bandai|
|05.||09.||J-Stars Victory Vs.||24,825||122,646||PSV||Namco Bandai|
|New||10.||Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life||21,640||New||PSV||Idea Factory|
|09.||11.||Samurai Warriors 4||19,596||59,193||PSV||Tecmo Koei|
|New||12.||Winning Post 8||19,156||New||PS3||Konami|
|10.||13.||Dark Souls II||17,771||310,253||PS3||From Software|
|07.||14.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2014||16,897||80,795||PS3||Konami|
|New||15.||Pro Baseball Spirits 2014||14,877||42,700||PSP||Konami|
|17.||16.||Kirby Triple Deluxe||14,564||530,459||3DS||Nintendo|
|18.||17.||Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear||12,966||120,379||3DS||Nintendo|
|06.||18.||Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||12,374||104,277||PS4||Konami|
|New||19.||Winning Post 8||12,120||New||PSV||Konami|
|New||20.||Atelier Ayesha Plus||11,663||New||PSV||Gust|