The PS3 edition of loli pirate RPG Tales of Vesperia has sold the most units of any Tales game ever on its opening day, selling more than twice as many copies as the popular Xbox beta version, with an estimated total of 147,000.

The previous Tales games have generally done well, but never as well as this, especially considering the title was already released once.

The opening day sales of previous titles:

Tales of Innocence (DS – 76,000)

Tales of Symphonia (Wii – 120,000)

Tales of Vesperia β (Xbox 360 – 71,000)

Tales of Hearts (DS – 121,000)

Radiant Mythology 2 (PSP – 135,000)

Tales of VS (PSP – 89,000)

Tales of Vesperia (PS3 – 147,000)

The beta version has sold just shy of 200,000 units to date (in Japan), so it seems possible “Perfect ToV” may be able to double even that, which could make an impressive total of 600,000 when added to the not unimpressive Xbox figures…

The game, which comes highly recommended, is available now.


Via Ore-teki.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:57 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a ps3 and speak japanese so I'm not sure about this game at all. I played and finished the 360 version and just thought it was very meh!

    very very very meh!

    I could pull a better story out my arse.

    Think I'll just wait for ff13

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're expecting a better story from Square? HAHAHAHAHA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are not? HAHAHAHAAHHA

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess it's pointless to ask but could whoever writes these articles at least try to be less of a biased fanboy and a little more objective?


    Comment by Anonymous
    19:12 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's his site so he can be as biased as he wants to be. If you want to be a little more objective then create your own site and do whatever you want there. No one is forcing you to come to this site and/or post in it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know what? I support Namco's decision to make an updated version, and would be much more excited if Sankaku Complex stopped being such jerks to 360 owners. I will definitely buy the new version if it is localized, even though I already have the 360 version, but honestly, "beta version"? That's just mean. You feel like such elitists; assuming that the 360 is bad just because it was made by an American company. I just want to enjoy my games, but all the fanboys make it miserable to even think about! Shut the hell up, and play the game for what it is, and by that alone.

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    05:46 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey Artey! Those two pics made in 'Little Big Planet' where awesome!! Who made them?

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    Comment by Artefact

    2ch as I understand it. There is a LBP stage or some such.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:20 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That "beta" thing is getting old and it won't get any less false the more you repeat it.

    TOV Xbox is the exact opposite of a beta:

    BETA = FEATURE COMPLETE, but buggy

    TOV Xbox = Feature incomplete, but not buggy

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    nice try. Betas are not always complete. The only real definition of a beta is its an early version they're putting out there for product testing. in fact there are usually several stages of betas with several stages of completeness.
    this ranges from
    -bug testing
    -user feedback
    -quality assessment/checking

    that having been said, no ToV XBox really wouldn't qualify as a beta as one would assume Tales Studio was past the product testing phase.
    but its really not that old and is quite funny to see the XBox fanboys get riled up about it (as it is to see PS3 fanboys get riled up about not getting stuff)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All I know is that upgraded or not, I now finally get to play the game and that's all I'm bothered about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:31 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if the PS3 version were "inferior" to 360 version, it'll still do better on the PS3 in terms of sales because there are far more PS3 owners in Japan than 360 owners.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:51 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i remember there was another LBP image of Patty, I think it was about PS3 slim's sales, but I can't find it on this site anymore, anyone know what I'm talking about?

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    Comment by GodOfSpeed
    03:55 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL i really love your articles haha! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:50 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Vesperia had a very shitty story though. Not as shitty as ToS:KoR though.

    The addons won't make up for it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed its storyline was not strong however when I compare it to other next gen JRPG's out there it was actually fine **coughSO4cough**

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    star ocean 4 is better than tov, fuck you

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Calm down kid and no your wrong.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I own the 360 and finnished it. Now im going to get the ps3 version... problem solved. Ill think of the ps3 version as an 'alternative retelling' ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same, just wanna know when its coming out in the states.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even though I've already finished the game on the XboX, and my interest in loli pirates and extra costumes could be accurately described as nonexistent, I am pleased by this. Whenever a series I enjoy does well, it's good news to me.

    Go ToV!

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:27 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All I know is that 360/PS3 > Wii.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:56 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS3 Slim, the superior reliable console for the superior gaming generation.

    RRoD 360 FAGS need not apply.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess Artefact must be pretty depressed that this sold so badly and failed; after all, it's sold a mere fraction of Dragon Quest IX's 2 million pre-order sales and he considered that to be a total failure.

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    Comment by Artefact

    The DQ devs were bragging about how they could sell 5 or 10 million copies though...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:18 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tales of Graces for the Wii.

    Could care less about PS3 remake of ToV.

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    Comment by Ero-Kurage
    04:14 20/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really glad that PS3 finally got a J-RPG with big sale figure. Paid for the 500yen Keroro costume even the game is still being shipped...

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    Comment by El Chaos
    22:19 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wonder if western PS3 users won't get shafted on this one too, as was the case with Trusty Bell:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:05 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You people act like you are privileged to be able to spend your money on a 2 year old game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:22 21/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i don't know what's the a might've been a "timed" exclusive game but that doesn't mean it has to be equal in any sense...M$ paid Namco to get it first on the 360(ok all you xbots can say that M$ was just looking out for you fans)but we all knew it was gonna be re-released on the ps3 sooner or later.As such sony took it onto themselves to give us(ps3 owners) a better version and why not? they had a another year to work on it and the ps3 is a true next gen console(IMO) unlike the 360(i know some of you disagree)so why not advantage of the improvements that can be done.Ports are fine i am happy that players of another console can enjoy the same game as me except when it compromise the quality of the game based on the limitations of said console.That being said i will be picking up a copy of the ps3 version.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now, setting aside weeaboo faggotry, I wonder what the original ToV sold globally?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i played and finished this game over a year ago in english, now you guys and sitting here and arguing that the xbox fans are crying because you have to wait another year for the US release....ya, keep laughing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:24 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wish they made it for the ps2 instead of the ps3

    well thats only cause i actually have a ps2 and dont feel like selling out for a ps3

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:43 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    that should be "shelling out"

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:38 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    crappy game is crappy

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:26 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Butthurt is butthurt.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    idiot detected

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    Comment by Palmtop Tsundere
    18:22 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yo, ToV, I'm happy for ya and going to let you finish, but Pokemon is one of the greatest RPGs OF ALL TIME!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:27 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fail learn to use the meme.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hahaha the weebols get pwned yet again! now they shall retreat to the darkest corners of their parents basements in shame! At least they got Halo they say =)

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:58 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i don't really know what to say should i be upset that i will never see the content that the ps3 has or just laugh that the only way for that shitty blue ray player to sell is to port games from good a console and star ocean 4 well no one bought that in the first place so who cares..

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A "good" console, that I've had to ship off to get fixed twice now. Right. Xbros need to stfu while they're still ahead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:19 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol xbots good console? Well thanks for acknowledging the playstation since that's what the 360 HAS been...a playstation immitation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:21 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And playstation is a nintendo immitation lol .

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Sony totally invented CDs right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 19/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought PS3 used BD, not CD.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So....Playstation is about fun and games?

    Doesn't this go entirely against lol PS3 has no games?

    God gamn idiots. How do you even manage to fking get online with that kinda IQ capacity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, Sony copied Nintendo, they both used to work togheter and the Nintendo 64 was supposed to be a disc console, but because of the piracy Nintendo drop it, Sony revive the project an release PlayStation One

    Sony and Nintedo were happily married <3

    Check you NES and SNES games mother cards and you will see sony there xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, playstation imitated nintendo? You got it backwards. Nintendo imitated playstation 2.
    Nintendo made their first disc based system with Gamecube. Mini-dvd though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:33 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are the fucking idiot, take your PS3 out of your ass. The person above you clearly said nothing about the PS3 having no games or that Nintendo exists for the soul purpose of 'fun and games'. You are making up bollocks to look cool to the fanboys here. Consoles fucking suck.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol xbot. caught all up in the loop.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:13 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe you should laugh that the "good console" can only grab attention by buying it because apparently none of the japanese devs really expect to do well on it, but they figure they can milk MS's dev grant and then put a complete version on the PS3.
    of course there's also the fact that your claim is worth its own laugh. since we're talking about japan here, the PS3 has a larger install base (by multiples) than the 360 there. so maybe the real joke is that MS tries to buy attention in Japan and still gets outsold.

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