Golfing Game Beats Uncharted for Bestselling Vita Game at Japanese Launch

on December 22, 2011 10:00 AM

You heard me right. I did not mix that up. Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational beat out Uncharted Golden Abyss to the title of best-selling Vita game. By almost 15,000 copies.

Granted, this is Japan we’re talking about, so cultural norms in video games may vary from ours over on this side of the Pacific Ocean. But I played both a the Sony party, and I bet you that title will end up with some other game in America. There’s nothing wrong with Hot Shots Golf. It’s just, you know, not Uncharted. And doesn’t give you the opportunity to laugh hysterically at your friends (Alexa, in my case) as they are whirling around in circles attempting to shoot snipers out of trees using the new technology of the Vita.

For a list of sale rankings, check out what’s after the cut.

  • 07. Hot Shots Golf 6: 61,412
  • 08. Uncharted Golden Abyss: 48,224
  • 18. Dynasty Warriors Next: 29,181
  • 19. Lord of Apocalypse: 28,742
  • 22. Disgaea 3 Return
  • 28. Ridge Racer
  • 30. Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru
  • 43. Dream Club Zero Portable
  • 44. Katamari Damacy Novita
  • 50. Shinobido 2

Note: the numerical rankings are from Media Crate’s list from the week of the launch, inclusive across all platforms.


 /  Staff Writer
Originally hailing from the magical land of Delaware, Emily took a knowledge-based pilgrimage to NYC and will never go back. Known as "buttmage" to her friends, she is a cosplayer with a penchant for sarcastic females and girly men. Lives unapologetically. Loves Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Prince of Persia. and anything with a good story.