PS Vita sales surge in Japan thanks to Sega rhythm game
News On Japan via gamasutra.com -- Sep 06
The PS Vita just had one of its best sales week in Japan thanks to Sega's new rhythm game for a popular virtual character, which helped nearly quintuple hardware sales for the ailing handheld.
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F was the top-selling game in Japan last week and moved almost 160,000 copies at retail, the biggest opening week debut for any PS Vita title ever. Atlus' Persona 4: The Golden previously held that record with over 137,000 units sold.
The Sega game released with a hardware bundle, which helped boost PS Vita system sales to a little over 50,000, about five times its sales in the previous week. No other PS Vita titles pushed enough copies last week to appear on Media Create's top 20 software sales chart.
The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans. (army.mil )
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )