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Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Sells Over 400K In First Week

January 15, 2010

No one loves Kingdom Hearts like… “my girlfriend” does. *cough* It seems as the Japanese, though, have a fetish for the franchise like no other. Birth By Sleep, the series’ latest entry, has sold over 400,000 units in its first two days of sales, as per a report by Media Create. The prequel, which is only exclusive to the PSP, has claimed the best-performing handheld debut for the franchise so far, beating both Chain of Memories’ 200k sales and 358/2 Days’ 300k.

That’s only software sales, however. Birth by Sleep also had an accompanying limited edition PSP bundle as well. Knowing how the Japanese are about limited edition Square Enix stuff, we can sure expect an inflation in hardware sales sometime this week. Nothing beats the release of a great game with its own limited edition hardware.

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Yaris Gutierrez

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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