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Akiba's Trip PS4 fails to trouble Japanese chart

Akiba's Trip PS4 fails to trouble Japanese chart

Thu 10 Jul 2014 7:52am GMT / 3:52am EDT / 12:52am PDT
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Nudity-obsessed brawler can't take advantage of a slow week for games

There were was little action in the Japanese software chart last week, with only one new entry: the bizarre and potentially offensive Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed.

With gameplay built around exposing demon-possessed humans - judging by the available screenshots, often young women - by beating them until their clothes fall off, Akiba's Trip charted twice in the top ten when its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions were released in November last year, selling a combined total of almost 55,000 copies in its debut week.

The PlayStation 4 release has failed to make the same impact, selling a shade over 3,600 units and creeping into the chart at 17.

Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed will be released in North America by Marvelous in August. It remains to be seen how well its unique combination of brawling and near-nudity will be received outside of Japan.

The software top ten is below, with lifetime sales in parentheses:

  • 1. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) - 43,160 (232,048)
  • 2. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 28,933 (1,176,134)
  • 3. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu's Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) - 24,412 (77,508)
  • 4. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) - 19,386 (512,223)
  • 5. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) - 12,783 (78,378)
  • 6. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) - 12,656 (43,684)
  • 7. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) - 10,651 (73,300)
  • 8. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) - 10,003 (56,456)
  • 9. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen (Konami, 05/22/14) - 7,607 (144,500)
  • 10. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) - 5,717 (12,448)

The hardware chart is below, with the prior week's sales in parentheses:

  • 1. 3DS LL - 21,914 (22,803)
  • 2. PlayStation Vita - 18,438 (22,192)
  • 3. Wii U - 9,961 (10,653)
  • 4. PlayStation 4 - 7,876 (8,059)
  • 5. PlayStation 3 - 7,511 (7,480)
  • 6. 3DS - 5,424 (5,081)
  • 7. PlayStation Vita TV - 2,217 (2,727)
  • 8. PSP - 1,579 (1,445)
  • 9. Xbox 360 - 180 (201)

Charts courtesy of Media Create, via Gematsu.

2 Comments

Shehzaan Abdulla
Translator

81 174 2.1
From what I hear (and I'm not 100% sure about this) the PS4 version of Akiba's Trip 2 (Undead and Undressed in the west)runs at 720/30, just like the PS3 version. I can't verify that, but the lack of any official PS3/PS4 graphics comparison or general talking up of higher fidelity in the PS4 version leads me to believe its true.

And even if it isn't the general consensus amongst the few that have bought it is that if you have the PS3 version you have no reason to upgrade. So it would appear it's a much smaller jump than The Last of Us Remaster or Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.

Posted:16 days ago

#1

Christian Keichel
Journalist

568 778 1.4
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed will be released in North America by Marvelous in August. It remains to be seen how well its unique combination of brawling and near-nudity will be received outside of Japan.
It's not this unique, the mechanics of the game share some similarities with Senran Kagura Burst, which also was a side brawler with cloth ripping mechanics. for the 3DS. Senran Kagura Burst is based on a Manga and an Anime Television series that was never published outside Japan. XSeed (now Marvelous USA) published the game last year in North America and this year in Europe. I guess publishing Akiba in North America means, Senran Kagura Burst sold well enough, even without the help of a Manga and Anime. I would expect the same from Akiba's Trip 2.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Christian Keichel on 13th July 2014 11:28am

Posted:15 days ago

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