More Phantasy Star news, guys! Phantasy Star Portable 2, the sequel to the smash hit original Phantasy Star Portable for PSP, has arrived in Japan, and it’s numbers are almost as good as the original’s.
At 202,000, the game comes in slightly under the original’s 217,000. Of course, the original didn’t have to contend with New Super Mario Bros Wii and Gundam vs. Gundam (also for PSP), which may have contributed to the small fall in sales. SMBW sold 400k while GvG sold 150k.
Critically, PSP2 has faired a bit better then the original title, scoring a 34/40 from Famitsu, compared to PSP’s 33/40. Only time will tell if PSP2 will be able to out sell it’s predeccessor’s first week sales, which reached 340k. We’ll be sure to update you once the numbers became available.
PSP2 hasn’t been confirmed for a US release as of yet, though the game’s US release was mentioned in the Sony leaked document back in August.