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Retailer Claims High Persona 4 The Golden Pre-orders

Sony Japan CEO also excited about June releases.

 

PlayStation Vita may have its biggest software release yet with Persona 4 The Golden. We've been hearing reports from a few retailers of strong pre-orders for the game. Now one major retailer is making an even bolder claim.

Taketo Matsuo, merchandizer at Tsutaya, which runs 500 game shops throughout Japan, says in his periodic column for Mantan Web that customer pre-orders for The Golden have already more than doubled pre-orders for the PS2 version of Persona 3.

Matsuo expects strong Vita showing in June's top 10. Here's his predictions for June's top sellers:

  • 1. Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
  • 2. Pokemon White 2 (DS)
  • 3. Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland 3D (3DS)
  • 4. Persona 4 The Golden (Vita)
  • 5. Dragon's Dogma (PS3)
  • 6. Tokyo Jungle (PS3)
  • 7. Gundam Seed Battle Destiny (Vita)
  • 8. Kenka Bancho Bros. Tokyo Battle Royal (PSP)
  • 9. Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (Vita)
  • 10. Culdcept (3DS)

In addition to these major releases, Vita will see its Crystal White color variation on June 28.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan CEO Hiroshi Kawano has also recently been hyping up Vita's June lineup. In an interview with Famitsu this week, Kawano said that Vita's true fight begins now, with a "mountain" coming in June. Vita's June lineup is seeing strong reaction and pre-orders, said Kawano, and Sony is putting efforts into its promotions and bonus items (major releases include a system skin).

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