|Persona 3 PSP, FF Gaiden Off to Strong Start in Japan As each portable RPG sell more than 100,000 copies.11.05.09 - 3:58 PM
In the shadow of the two major multiplatform titles Bayonetta
and Tekken 6
, two portable RPGs managed to sell more than 100,000 copies during the first days of their availability in Japan. The PlayStation Portable remake of Atlus' critically acclaimed Persona 3
managed to sell 108,000 copies, thereby outselling all other recent entries in Atlus's flagship series including Devil Survivor
(DS, 57,000 copies), Persona
(PSP, 95,000 copies) and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
(DS, 97,000 copies).
Meanwhile, Square Enix's old-school DS RPG Final Fantasy Gaiden: Hikari no 4 Senshi (Four Warriors of Light) sold 120,000 copies. And while this performance is not quite in the same league as recent high-profile DS releases such as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate (206,000 copies), Chrono Trigger DS (276,000 copies), or Kingdom Hearts 358/2 (291,000 copies), the newest Final Fantasy game was still off to a better start than Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (102,000 copies), and SaGa 2: Goddess of Destiny (101,000 copies).