Japanese Vanquish Sales Aren't Overwhelming
You know, the Japanese just don't like guns. This one might fare a little better due to the name behind it and the style but even so...guns aren't their thing.
While Platinum Games' Bayonetta sold nearly 135k copies in its first day of availability of Japan, their follow-up title - the "Gears of War on crack" product, Vanquish - isn't doing half so well. Although these numbers can hardly be considered official, they're probably not far from the truth. A post in the SegaBits forum (we're into checking forums after the Arne Meyer comment) says the hot new action game sold around 56,000 units upon its Japanese launch. Unsurprisingly, 47,000 of those copies were the PlayStation 3 version and perhaps just as unsurprisingly, it couldn't outsell the new Naruto Storm 2 by Namco, which came in at around 85,000.
It's just interesting to see. It'll be even more interesting when we compare these numbers to the North American sales, which we expect to be a good deal higher. Great reception by the critics and...well, the fact that we Westerners tend to like our shooters should guarantee that. We just hope you buy Vanquish because that game is oodles of fast-paced fun.
Related Game(s): Vanquish
10/24/2010 9:04:47 PM John Shepard