Strong debut for PS3 DMC 4 in Japan
- Posted February 1st, 2008 at 07:25 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 25 Comments
Yesterday saw the Japanese launch of Capcom’s highly anticipated Devil May Cry 4 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with both versions of the game witnessing a 60 per cent sell through rate.
However, the PS3 version ultimately triumphed over its Xbox 360 counterpart, selling 140,000 units in its first 24 hours on sale. The 360 release managed 30,000 units sold, which is perhaps unsurprising given the installed base of both machines in the region.
Devil May Cry 4 is scheduled for release in North America on February 5. The game hits European shelves on February 8, where reportedly the PS3 version will cost 10 more pounds than the 360 counterpart.
Look out for our review in the coming weeks.
- 2:33am EST - February 1st, 2008
Sounds Great! =] just hope microsoft doesnt get naked again
- 2:37am EST - February 1st, 2008
Nice! Looking forward to a review :)
- 2:39am EST - February 1st, 2008
Thats sounds good.. But we're talking about Japan though, were practically nobody owns a 360.. Lol We'll see here when it comes to the states.. But still 140K in a little territory as Japan is still impressive..
- 2:42am EST - February 1st, 2008
All PS3 Owners start downloadin, the DEMO is aweeeessssome!! Serious OMG what am I doing on here when I could be playing it, cya
- 2:50am EST - February 1st, 2008
WOW, fastest selling DMC game so far ? :d
- 3:02am EST - February 1st, 2008
The 10 bucks cheaper is only for PAL
- 3:12am EST - February 1st, 2008
it wouldnt be 10 bucks then would it. its pounds if you didnt know.
- 3:15am EST - February 1st, 2008
I thought the demo sucked. Sure the graphics looked better than the PS2 versions of the games but it felt too much like a hack and slash, button mashing arcade title for me. Don't waste your money, rent it.
- 3:19am EST - February 1st, 2008
psn id: gingo... @writer "Mike Harradence" it was the UK stores that are going to make the game 10 pounds dearer for ps3 version not US, all american stores sell the game the same price but UK dont because our shops are run by a bunch of sacks
- 3:23am EST - February 1st, 2008
I have order my American Collector's Edition with Art of the Devil Artbook from Ebay. I'm eagerly waiting for it
- 3:26am EST - February 1st, 2008
thats good news but why is it going to be $10 cheaper on the 360? Is mr gates making up the difference out of his own pocket?
- 3:52am EST - February 1st, 2008
I'm really looking forward to this game. The demo was great!
- 3:56am EST - February 1st, 2008
It's 10 bucks cheaper, because it's simply can't be as good as it can on PS3 :3
But seriously... the demo was boring...
- 4:03am EST - February 1st, 2008
AHAHAHAHA only 30 000 units sold for xbox360 LOL, classic :)
- 4:13am EST - February 1st, 2008
That’s not brilliant considering smash brothers have sold a staggering 5ook on it's debut.
- 5:41am EST - February 1st, 2008
japan isnt little :D they are 120million or something and thats like 2/5 of us or something. anyways good numbers for CC and i think i will get it just not day one.
- 6:02am EST - February 1st, 2008
when this baby hits the us and europe, sales figures are going to go sky high, then will see if dmc is just a japan based game, they should make the dmc4 bundle in europe to boost ps3 sales if they want to get near to the 11million mark!
- 6:07am EST - February 1st, 2008
Well duh besides the Wii the PS3 is popular there as well and DMC4 has always been a big game in JP. I'm surprised that many copies were even sold for its 360 counterpart, no hate intended there just an analysis.
- 6:12am EST - February 1st, 2008
thats good. hope the north americann release is as good as this one
- 7:03am EST - February 1st, 2008
crapcom wont get my money.....ill pass on this and get killzone2, haze, ff 13, and MAYBE soul calibur
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