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Persona 5 and Outlast 2 debut on April’s PlayStation Store charts

But neither can keep FIFA 17 off the top spot

Time once again to look back at the past month’s movers and shakers on PlayStation Store. April saw the arrival of acclaimed JRPG Persona 5 and survival horror sequel Outlast 2, but in the end it was perennial sport sim FIFA 17 that took the top spot on PS4. Elsewhere, Job Simulator ruled the roost on PlayStation VR, Persona 4 Golden dominated on PS Vita, and FIFA 17 matched its chart topping PS4 performance on PS3.

See below for the full charts…

PS4:

  1. FIFA 17 (4)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (Re-entry)
  3. ARK: Survival Evolved (9)
  4. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (RE)
  5. Sniper Elite 3 (RE)
  6. Dragon Age: Inquisition (RE)
  7. Rocket League (3)
  8. Battlefield 1 (11)
  9. EA Sports UFC 2 (18)
  10. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands (2)
  11. Batman: Arkham Knight (RE)
  12. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (10)
  13. Persona 5 (New)
  14. Overwatch: Origins Edition (RE)
  15. Minecraft (14)
  16. Outlast 2 (New)
  17. Dying Light (RE)
  18. Rise of the Tomb Raider (RE)
  19. Star Wars Battlefront (20)
  20. Horizon Zero Dawn (1)

PS VR:

  1. Job Simulator (6)
  2. Robinson: The Journey (RE)
  3. Sports Bar VR (9)
  4. Batman: Arkham VR (4)
  5. Gunjack (RE)
  6. PlayStation VR Worlds (2)
  7. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (RE)
  8. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (3)
  9. Statik (New)
  10. Fruit Ninja VR (RE)

DLC:

  1. Rocket League – The Fate of the Furious Ice Charger (New)
  2. Battlefield 1 – They Shall Not Pass (5)
  3. Battlefield 1 – Premium Pass (1)
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – DLC 2: Continuum (New)
  5. Rocket League – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack (3)
  6. Call of Duty: MWR – Variety Map Pack (2)
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Season Pass (RE)
  8. ARK: Survival Evolved – Scorched Earth (New)
  9. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Expansion Pass (RE)
  10. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Year 2 Pass (RE)

PS3:

  1. FIFA 17 (2)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (RE)
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (RE)
  4. Just Cause 2 (8)
  5. Demon’s Souls (RE)
  6. Mafia II (RE)
  7. Dragon Ball Xenoverse (RE)
  8. Minecraft (3)
  9. Catherine (RE)
  10. Metro: Last Light (RE)

PS Vita:

  1. Persona 4 Golden (RE)
  2. Assassin’s Creed III Liberation (RE)
  3. Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth (RE)
  4. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (RE)
  5. Rayman Legends (RE)
  6. The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (RE)
  7. Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified (RE)
  8. Muramasa Rebirth (RE)
  9. SteinsGate (RE)
  10. Tales of Hearts R (RE)

PS one & PS2 Classics

  1. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (1)
  2. Crash Bandicoot (4)
  3. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (2)
  4. CTR: Crash Team Racing (3)
  5. Spyro The Dragon Trilogy (6)
  6. Disney Pixar Toy Story 2 (RE)
  7. Final Fantasy VIII (RE)
  8. Final Fantasy VII (RE)
  9. Disney’s Action Game ft. Hercules (RE)
  10. Metal Gear Solid (5)
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madmanwithabox12 05 May, 2017 @ 14:54
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Eww. At least North America has good taste. How does Persona 5 debut at #13? And get beat out by some of the most unimaginative, uninspired grey-brown AAA garbage that’s continuously pumped out for a quick buck every year… I can only hope the physical sales did a hell of a lot better.

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Well, there are at least two factors to consider here:Lack of European localisation. The game only features English text, as opposed to the 12 games above Persona 5 on the list. Some countries (such as Spain), not only prefer but actually *expect* their games to be available in their mother tongue. Some people refuse to play games in a language they don’t fully understand.Atlus’s historical treatment of the European market. Games that are released months or years late, some of them region-locked, some never released at all. Atlus has historically been the one publisher that couldn’t figure out European publishing, having to rely on partnerships with other publisher, which is a thing that didn’t always happen. This treatment does *not* result in a faithful user base.Still, I’m glad the game is at least ranking. It’s a phenomenal game and it deserves all the sales it can get. Still, we can’t be too surprised if it’s never a top seller in Europe, since that’s a direct result of the (la...

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Well, there are at least two factors to consider here:Lack of European localisation. The game only features English text, as opposed to the 12 games above Persona 5 on the list. Some countries (such as Spain), not only prefer but actually *expect* their games to be available in their mother tongue. Some people refuse to play games in a language they don’t fully understand.Atlus’s historical treatment of the European market. Games that are released months or years late, some of them region-locked, some never released at all. Atlus has historically been the one publisher that couldn’t figure out European publishing, having to rely on partnerships with other publisher, which is a thing that didn’t always happen. This treatment does *not* result in a faithful user base.Still, I’m glad the game is at least ranking. It’s a phenomenal game and it deserves all the sales it can get. Still, we can’t be too surprised if it’s never a top seller in Europe, since that’s a direct result of the (lack of) investment in our market by Atlus.

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(The blog butchered the formatting of my previous comment. Let’s see if this works better)Well, there are at least two factors to consider here:— Lack of European localisation. The game only features English text, as opposed to the 12 games above Persona 5 on the list. Some countries (such as Spain), not only prefer but actually *expect* their games to be available in their mother tongue. Some people refuse to play games in a language they don’t fully understand.— Atlus’s historical treatment of the European market. Games that are released months or years late, some of them region-locked, some never released at all. Atlus has historically been the one publisher that couldn’t figure out European publishing, having to rely on partnerships with other publisher, which is a thing that didn’t always happen. This treatment does *not* result in a faithful user base..Still, I’m glad the game is at least ranking. It’s a phenomenal game and it deserves all the sales it can get. Still, we can’t...

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(The blog butchered the formatting of my previous comment. Let’s see if this works better)Well, there are at least two factors to consider here:— Lack of European localisation. The game only features English text, as opposed to the 12 games above Persona 5 on the list. Some countries (such as Spain), not only prefer but actually *expect* their games to be available in their mother tongue. Some people refuse to play games in a language they don’t fully understand.— Atlus’s historical treatment of the European market. Games that are released months or years late, some of them region-locked, some never released at all. Atlus has historically been the one publisher that couldn’t figure out European publishing, having to rely on partnerships with other publisher, which is a thing that didn’t always happen. This treatment does *not* result in a faithful user base..Still, I’m glad the game is at least ranking. It’s a phenomenal game and it deserves all the sales it can get. Still, we can’t be too surprised if it’s never a top seller in Europe, since that’s a direct result of the (lack of) investment in our market by Atlus.

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Yes, the blog doesn’t take paragraphs too kindly in the comments section. it just bunches everything up in one.

blacksheepwall_ 05 May, 2017 @ 15:17
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Impossible for Persona to compete when there seems to be so little copies distributed. Most sold out well before release and been snapped up by [DELETED] putting them on ebay for like 100 quid.Never struggled to buy a game before this.

StevenJamesHyde 05 May, 2017 @ 15:24
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If anything that should have helped digital sales

blacksheepwall_ 05 May, 2017 @ 15:39
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Ha yes this is true, I misread on the title.

This was exactly the case with me. I preordered the game a week before its release date and it got canceled. Then I preordered it again from another retailer and it kept getting delayed. After ten days or so I gave up and bought the digital version, which cost 20% more – I felt like the world’s biggest sucker.Atlus really, really underestimated this game’s potential in Europe. 4 is a cult classic and 5 had absolutely fantastic reviews – and I can only presume the number of physical copies for European distribution was more suitable for a very niche game. I thought it was just in Poland, but Amazon UK also ran out of copies in record time. Extremely disappointing.But the game was well worth the wait. 55 hours in and only in hindsight will I be able to say if it’s better than 4 (I also played 3, but I liked it quite a bit less).

supersmith2500 05 May, 2017 @ 18:53
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FIFA 17 at the number one chart? What a joke. Does most gamers think Call of Duty and FIFA only exist?Also, I could blame the lack of stock for Persona 5 in retail stores as I never seen one single copy at GAME or Grainger Games.

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Persona 5 is just overrated and overpriced.

X_Blood_Curse_X 06 May, 2017 @ 02:44
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It’s interesting you think that because according to your profile you haven’t even played it. ?

@MaxDiehard – I wrote your name on the Phan-Site. Expect a calling card. They will take your distorted heart.

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Well yea, because it’s stupidly overpriced.

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And this is why we always get the short end of the stick when it comes to JRPGs, because people keep playing [DELETED] casual games like FIFA. Very disappointed to see this.

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Really? FIFA 17 at nr1? Do people in the EU play [DELETED] games or what? No wonder we rarely get any JRPGs here because of casuals like their rehashed games instead of trying something new, very disappointed.

Persona 5 fans, I can understand your frustration based on how highly you rate the game. I personally have not played the game because it isn’t part of my genre.These charts don’t really mean the game did badly. ‘Persona 5 already became the series’ fastest-selling game when it sold nearly 340,000 copies within its first three days at retail in Japan.’ – polygon.com Quality is quality. If a game is good it will sell. But pricing still matters to a number of gamers who buy their games strictly from EU Store. So remember that the Easter sale boosted a lot of these games up the charts.By the way, what a drop by Horizon Zero Dawn.

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