On March 7th, Project Diva F for the PS3 was launched within Japan. So how well did the game do in its first week of sales? You can say it did well enough with all factors considered, but still a bit below positive projections.
Looking at the sales reports on dengeki, we can see that Project Diva F on the PlayStation 3 managed to take the #1 spot in game sales in its first week with 117,000 units, beating out the 109,000 units of “Soul Sacrifice” for the PlayStation Vita that launched on the same day.
These are fairly modest sales numbers for a new launch during a slow release week, and actually puts the sales below the 154,000 units of Project Diva ƒ for the PS Vita in its first week on the market. Despite the fact that there are far more PS3 owners than Vita owners by comparison, PjD F still sold far less units. It is quite possible that the sales of the Vita version have cannibalized the PS3 version’s sales.
The estimates do not include sales of the Capital Letter DLC pack (costing a whopping 3000 yen) for PjD ƒ on Vita, which was designed to upgrade the game to include all the new content offered on its PS3 counterpart. So without a more in-depth analysis of the sales figures, it’s starting to look like Project Diva F may be off to a shaky start.