PlayStation EU has launched their new “Big in Japan” sales, its counterpart to their PlayStation US Store’s “Golden Week” sales. It’s a very long list of games, but below you can find an overview of all of the discounted SEGA and Atlus games per system. We also included a few games from different publishers, but which have some connection to either SEGA or Atlus. Persona 5 is technically on sale as well, but in the EU the digital version has always been overpriced, and the 14% discount only brings it at the same price it was available on at launch in retail. The promotion runs until 19th July 2017.
Sony has launched its January Sales on the PlayStation Store, and it’s apparently the biggest sales they’ve ever had, with hundreds of games on sale. It also includes various SEGA and Atlus games, as well as Idea Factory’s Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls. In particular, all three Project DIVA games are on sale, as well as Yakuza 4, 5 and Dead Souls. Persona 4 Golden and its spinoffs are discounted as well, although the original Persona 4 Arena remains absent from the PlayStation Store ever since Atlus took over its distribution rights.
Catherine on PS3 receives a whopping 85% discount, bringing the game’s price down to a very low €2,99/£2.49. At that price, there’s little reason not to give this unique game a try. The same goes for Valkyria Chronicles Remastered at €10,99/£9.49. As usual, you can find the list of discounted SEGA and Atlus games and their prices below!
Atlus has announced that they will be launching a special campaign to celebrate their victory in the recent Playstation 2016 Awards. As part of the campaign, a new set of Persona 5 DLC for Japan, titled the “Persona 5: Christmas Costume Set” will be made available in Japan. Starting on December 21 (Wednesday) around noon, the DLC will be available for free for five days, and includes Christmas costumes for the game’s main characters.
The new Media Create sales results are in, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life has topped the video game sales chart in Japan its first week by selling a total of 218,168 copies. It’s a low sales number for the PlayStation 4 exclusive game if we compare it to previous entries in the series, but one has to note that console sales in Japan have been on the decline for a while now. Back in 2012, Yakuza 5 sold 356,757 copies in its first week on the PlayStation 3.
Sega-Sammy’s annual report 2016 has been released today (UPDATE: one of our followers on Twitter pointed out that it had in fact been released earlier, and was only updated on November 30), and it’s a lengthy 146 page document with a lot of detailed information on the performance of the company and their outlook for 2017. While I haven’t read the entire document yet, it often repeats information that we’ve read before from Sega-Sammy, such as their growing focus on the digital market. One interesting piece of information however are the lifetime sales for several SEGA and Atlus franchises.
The Black Friday sales on the EU and US PlayStation Store will end soon, and since they include several Atlus games (on the EU store) and also Idea Factory International’s Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (on the US store), we decided to make a quick article with an overview of what’s on offer. You can view that list below! The Black Friday sales end Tuesday, November 29.
The Humble Store has launched a new Birthday Sale, and it’s giving people the option to create a SEGA Bundle of their own. Buying 3 or more games from a select list of SEGA games will give you a significant discount on the entire bundle. You get 80% off when buying 3 game, 83% for 4 games and 85% for 5 games. This is the list of available games which you can add to your own bundle:
The latest Media Create sales chart in Japan has been released, and it’s probably no surprise to see Persona 5 take the top two spots with respectively its PS4 version (264,793 copies sold) and PS3 version (72,794 copies sold). With a combined total of 337,767 copies, this makes it the strongest first week of sales for a Persona game yet, as the series’ previous record was owned by the original Persona on PlayStation 1 (201,147 copies sold).
Sony has started their annual Golden Week sale on the US PlayStation Store, and as you may expect it contains several Atlus and SEGA games. Aside from the regular discounts, PlayStation Plus subscribers get an additional discount on the games. The sales end on May 3. As usual, you can find the complete list of games below!
4gamer.net have posted the latest Media Create sales chart for the week running from March 28 to April 3, which shows Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X dropping from its third place in its first week to ninth place. The game sold an additional 10,073 copies, bringing the total to 79,511. For reference, the PlayStation Vita version of Project DIVA F 2nd sold 16,111 copies in its second week (totaling 114,738 copies at the time). So it doesn’t seem like Project DIVA X will be recovering from its slow start. That said, the real test for the franchise will likely be the release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X and Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade Future Tone on PlayStation 4, as well as the release of Project DIVA X in the Americas.