Xbox 360: Banzai!

It's amazing what one game can do...

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Very Vesperian
Very Vesperian
As predicted last week, sales of the Xbox 360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia have helped the console to beat its next-gen rival, Sony's PlayStation 3 into third place in the Japanese market.

The game is all about 1960s Mods fighting Rockers having first driven to Brighton on Vespa scooters.

What, it isn't? It's an RPG that comes from Namco Tales studio under the guiding hand of Yoshito Higuchi and continues the GameCube's Tales of Symphonia epic playing of roles. It launched on August 7th.

So, what did this esoteric slice of Nipponese gaming exclusivity do for the 360? Quite simply it enabled it to sell 28,116 boxes compared with just 10,705 PS3s according to Ascii Media Works for the week ending August 10th.

In order to for universal balance to be retained, however, the Wii still had to outsell both its competitors. It did, with 41,044 of the 'faddish' consoles rolling off the shelves.

Good news for Microsoft then in a market where traditionally it has suffered.



mrAnthony 19 Aug 2008 12:00
hmmmm interesting....

I'm surprised there isn't more of a hoo ha about this.

SuperSaiyan4 19 Aug 2008 13:22
Actually there was...About a week ago!
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mrAnthony 19 Aug 2008 15:12
oh sorry, when i said hoo ha, i should have said a boo hoo.

Joji 20 Aug 2008 12:09
Any good japanese news is encouraging. If this is going well because of a Namco game, just imagine what its gonna do once Square get their games out.

Infinite Undiscovery isn't far from release now, and more interestingly that game is region free. Will japanese gamers wait for an official game or reverse import copies?
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