FFVII Crisis Core PSP-2000 bundle sells out in Japan
- Posted September 14th, 2007 at 05:08 EDT by
- 16 Comments
Sony's PSP-2000 has already sold out in Japan a week before its official release, thanks to the addition of a new bundle to coincide with the release of Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core.
Square Enix recently announced a deal with Sony to release a limited edition Final Fantasy Crisis Core PSP-2000. By limited, we mean it, as only 77,777 units are being produced. However, the bundle is available a full week before the official nation wide release of the new PSP design.
The Crisis Core bundles come with a slick looking white PSP slim with Tetsuya Nomura artwork adorning it and a Buster Sword strap. The retail version of the game is, of course, included, and a Crisis Core themed earphone set has also been tossed in for good measure to those who pre-ordered their system.
Within hours, most stores had completely sold out of this bundle, which is somewhat surprising, as the 77,777 units almost triples the weekly sales numbers that the PSP normally holds. This is no doubt due to Final Fantasy's immense popularity for being one of the premiere RPG's series around. It will be interesting to see how these numbers will affect weekly and monthly sales for Sony.
Be sure to check back for more details on the new PSP-2000's and Final Fantasy Crisis Core here at PSU.
- 12:14am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Wow. What a surprise. Really. It's surprising. Right? Right?
In all seriousness, this is great news for the PSP, I'm getting Crisis Core. As soon as I get my hands on a PSP.
- 12:57am EDT - September 14th, 2007
if only there was an american edition of the bundle coming out or at least something that we can call our own. sniff sniff i'm happy FFVII RULEZ
- 1:32am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Just imagine what the sales to the PS3 will do when FF is released on PS3
- 3:19am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Cool, triple the monthly sale in a matter of hours... that can only be good!
- 4:01am EDT - September 14th, 2007
This is awesome news. I can't wait for this game to hit the states. I'll be sure to pick up a PSP before it gets here.
- 4:14am EDT - September 14th, 2007
- 6:31am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Make FFVII Remake for PS3 ONLY and you'll see an even more jump in sales for sony...
- 7:14am EDT - September 14th, 2007
DAMN!!!!!......thy should have made the limited about 777,777......and rake in the cake by the sh!tloads. Great news...now I will troll ebay to see if I can score on of those babies.
- 8:19am EDT - September 14th, 2007
nice news, i hope they bring ou tmore ff bundles, if the systems sell that good why not.
- 8:28am EDT - September 14th, 2007
if they remake FF7 i am sure sony would pay out the a** to have that be an exclusive
- 10:28am EDT - September 14th, 2007
I just picked up the Daxter bundle for the wife, that slim PSP is NICE. I have the old fashioned one and it works great, but if this bundle hits here I'm gonna jump on it. And the wife will smack me cause she likes FF way more than me.
- 10:47am EDT - September 14th, 2007
if this sold that many PSPs, Sony should pay off the development costs for SquareEnix for a FFVII remake on PS3. Sony would make WAY more money later down the road.
- 11:59am EDT - September 14th, 2007
Like many, I wish they'd bring this bundle to the USA. I'm sure it'd make a killing here, too. Regardless, I'm looking forward to FF:CC.
- 12:44pm EDT - September 14th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... wow the Japanease really do love their final fantasy i hope this translates to the ps3 version aswell
- 4:04pm EDT - September 14th, 2007
DAMN! I want one!
- 6:18am EDT - September 15th, 2007
ide buy another psp, if it came with crisis core
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