Virtual idol Hatsune Miku’s first game, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, has proven a runaway hit, with sales figures for the first week of its release showing it managed to sell 100,000 copies, only being beaten by Wii casual game “Wii Sports Resort”…
The sales figures are impressive in their own right, but for a character game focused on Vocaloid antics they can only be taken as a sign of runaway success for the innovatively marketed vocal synthesisers.
Doubtless Miku will be receiving more games in short order, with a full scale home console version an interesting possibility…
The rest of the sales figures for the period; total sales are shown last:
|1. Wii Sports Resort||153,000||507,000|
|2. Hatsune Miku||101,000||—|
|3. Boku no Natsu 4||57,000||—|
|4. Tomodachi Collection||51,000||221,000|
|5. Kingdom Hearts 358||14,000||477,000|
|6. Monster Hunter Portable 2G||12,000||807,000|
|7. Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 2||12,000||58,000|
|8. Rorona’s Atelier||11,000||59,000|
|9. Wii Fit||11,000||3,444,000|
|10. Sloan to Michael||9,900||149,000|
Sadly, even Miku’s shimapan cannot prevail against the pleasures of pretend sports…
Via New Akiba.