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This morning the new lighter, slimmer and LCD screen equipped PCH-2000 went on sale in Japan, but it seems that it’s not exactly selling like hotcakes just yet.

On the Japanese branch of Amazon reception has been quite lukewarm. Here’s a list of all the available colors and their current position on the top sellers chart for games:

White/Light Blue: 38th

Black: 43rd

Pink/Black: 54th

Lime Green/White: 59th

White: 72nd

Khaki/Black: 85th

Looks like the most popular color combination is the white and light blue version (that does look definitely good) followed by the black, while the khaki and black version is predictably not exactly a best seller, but no color variation is exactly booming in sales.

Things are actually going quite a lot better for the Final Fantasy X|X-2 Remaster Vita bundle, that is currently ranked 4th.

 

At the bottom of the post you can see the line in front of the Yodobashi Camera store in Akihabara, Tokyo, around the opening time (courtesy of Twitter user Tripodisco), or better, you can see the line that was to be, but did not happen. Akihabara’s Yodobashi is one of the most popular shops in Japan for game hardware, so it’s a pretty good example.  Just under the first pic you can see the line that was there five days ago for the opening of preorders for the PS4 as a term of comparison.

Japanese blogger Azalyn, that works at a large video game shop, reports that he’s selling a few PS Vita units, but they’re moving slowly. On the other hand he also mentions that Grand Theft Auto V, that was released in Japan today as well, is doing great, describing “overwhelming sales”.

The situation definitely finds confirmation on Amazon Japan, where GTA5 is currently in third place, beaten only by Pokémon X and Y. Next Wednesday’s Media Create results will definitely be interesting.

 

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Rofl, that Vita picture. Although I have no idea the context (was this after the store has opened? middle of the day? after the store has closed?) it's pretty amusing. Poor Vita :P

Though, ugh. Another article citing amazon rankings. Go away.

P.S. This is why all the mega-high predictions were silly. Regardless of pent up demand, when you fall to sub 4k the week before and you were already selling poorly before that, there's no reason to expect big demand. Throw in the fact that there's no game near the profile of PSO2/Soul Sacrifice coming for at least a month, and there was no reason to get hopes up.

My only hope is that Danganronpa sells well, really.

Wanna hear a sad story?

Playstation Vita.

But seriously, it's so sad that it's selling even worse than the psp.

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ps3-sales! said:
Wanna hear a sad story?

Playstation Vita.

But seriously, it's so sad that it's selling even worse than the psp.

Selling worst than the psp is not a sad thing, mainly in Japan, and too because psp sold really well on its first 2 years.

Now if it sells worst than Wii U on Japan (a portable country), that sir, is a really sad story. 



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ps3-sales! said:
Wanna hear a sad story?

Playstation Vita.

But seriously, it's so sad that it's selling even worse than the psp.


its Vita TV imo. I think everybody is waiting for that! Half the price, with all these extra features. All i kno is (not trying to bash, im being honest) if Vita model doesn't do good in japan there is no point in bringing outside japan cuz they are basically same price. The Vita TV is where i see Sony going $$$$ With *.* lol



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Dand said:
ps3-sales! said:
Wanna hear a sad story?

Playstation Vita.

But seriously, it's so sad that it's selling even worse than the psp.

Selling worst than the psp is not a sad thing, mainly in Japan, and too because psp sold really well on its first 2 years.

Now if it sells worst than Wii U on Japan (a portable country), that sir, is a really sad story. 


I hope and pray that day never comes. But at least the WiiU is picking up in the states.



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Kresnik said:
Rofl, that Vita picture. Although I have no idea the context (was this after the store has opened? middle of the day? after the store has closed?) it's pretty amusing. Poor Vita :P

Though, ugh. Another article citing amazon rankings. Go away.

P.S. This is why all the mega-high predictions were silly. Regardless of pent up demand, when you fall to sub 4k the week before and you were already selling poorly before that, there's no reason to expect big demand. Throw in the fact that there's no game near the profile of PSO2/Soul Sacrifice coming for at least a month, and there was no reason to get hopes up.

My only hope is that Danganronpa sells well, really.


Danganroppa should be able to top 60k+, maybe  or equal  than Sen no Kisei or whatever it's called.



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We already knew that, but I still won't predict sub 20k next week of course like "the 30%?!! who voted that".. I'll go with 65k. I think it is safe for now.

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Sorry!! a double post.