Final Fantasy VIII Tops December Sales on PSN

on January 14, 2010 10:31 AM

Some would argue that Final Fantasy VIII was one of the best Final Fantasy games ever released. In fact, even better that Final Fantasy VII, most believed. Like almost every Final Fantasy, the game was filled with scattered emotions, appealing characters, and, best of all, mother f’ing gunblades. I won’t get into which game people liked more because, apparently, for the month of December 2009, the decision was made… somewhat.

Right before the new year hit, December – according to a statement from SCEA’s Patrick Seybold – was a golden month for Sony. The month marked PSN’s single highest revenue month so far, increasing %155 from one year ago. The busiest day? Christmas and the days around it. Apparently, people were treated with PSN cards and new systems and decided to go crazy on the PSN. If you’re wondering which games were the culprits for PSN’s gargantuan increase, take a look below. Oh, and just an FYI, there are quite a few PSone classics on that list.

1. FINAL FANTASY VIII (PS3/PSP)
2. PixelJunk Shooter
3. FINAL FANTASY VII (PS3/PSP)
4. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS3/PSP)
5. Resident Evil 2 (PS3/PSP)
6. Frogger Returns
7. Call of Duty Classic
8. Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
9. MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2
10. Battlefield 1943

Surprisingly, gamers enjoy a nostalgic experience. Still holding a spot on that list is Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil 2. I’m actually considering getting Resident Evil 2. Nemesis, though, can kiss my ass. That big bastard had me squirting urine every time he decided to surprise me by breaking a door down and chasing me throughout the majority of Raccoon City yelling “Staaaars.” At this age, I’d need a pacemaker and plenty of diapers to jump back on that game.

 /  Co-Founder
Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.
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