Phantasy Star Online 2 and Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Fly Off Japanese Shelves

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

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Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus

Oh my… What large… Fists you have?

Japanese PlayStation Vita owners have been very fortunate as of late. Not only have they received a very generous price-cut from Sony, but also a plethora of games are set to release within the next couple of months! And speaking of excellent authentic JRPGs, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and Phantasy Star Online 2‘s recent releases have been selling like hot cakes. Senran Kagura has sold (digital and physical) a combined total of 120,000 copies, and a whopping 93.37% of the initial release stock has been sold.  The sell-through of the original stock left many stores with insufficient stock for further sales, which caused a spike in the digital versions’ download rate on the PlayStation Network.

Phantasy Star Online 2

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Phantasy Star Online 2 appears to slowly be following in Senran Kagura‘s footsteps with a 89.39% of its original release stock being depleted; 61,227 physical copies have been sold thus far.

The latest in the Senran Kagura franchise has yet to be announced for localisation. It has been confirmed that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be getting a Western release; when, though, we don’t yet know.

About Arik Yates

Former Contributor- Arik (yes, it's with an "A") is an aspiring video game journalist and professional monster hunter. He joined Operation Rainfall in January of 2013 and has been following since the Xenoblade days. His gaming obsessions include Uncharted, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, No More Heroes, and Bioshock.




  • FrancisUnderwood0482

    though I’m a Nintendo supporter this is great news. Some actual competition between the two handhelds rather than total dominance by Nintendo is good for evreyone (I’m assuming this isn’t an anomaly caused by the perfect storm of these two titles and the price drop…though it may be)

  • very interesting, PSO might get me to turn-over.

    • It’s an excellent purchase. I took advantage of the black friday online deals for the Assassins Creed bundle. They’re worth every penny.

  • Bob.

    Yay for Vita sales!

  • Shinovi Versus is fantastic and pretty easy to understand if anyone is considering importing it, I did and I’m loving my time with the game…

  • HPN

    Can’t wait, Shinovi incoming any day now. My 3DS XL gets more playtime only because the Vita games haven’t been coming, but I vastly prefer the Vita hardware over the 3DS by a landslide. Most notably, 3DS has one of the worst screens of all time, Vita the best. With the 3DS XL brightness maxed, and even with 3D off, most every game seems too dark. And there’s the resolution, and horrible frame rate dropoff in most games… Sadly these two games will never be localized, and with Monster Hunter coming — Vita is lost in the US unless Sony does a serious relaunch.