We’re not hugely surprised to see Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni- top the Vita charts on its week of release, but it is nicely affirming to see it come true. We saw the sales doing well through our own store, and it’s great to see Valkyrie Drive be so warmly received in the west.
Valkyrie Drive managed to reach the coveted position of being above the PlayStation Vita version of Minecraft. It had a stronger week than other recent Japanese releases God Eater 2, Criminal Girls 2, and Gal Gun double Peace. Also still in the charts Japanese games wise are Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Earth Defense Force 2, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, and Senran Kagura Estival Versus — keeping that Top 20 warm.
Considering the successes of Senran Kagura in the west it isn’t too crazy that Marvelous’ new project, Valkyrie Drive, has followed suit. The whole Top 20 just goes to show how strong the tie is between the Vita and Japanese games too. If you don’t have one by now you’re really missing out on some of the best games Japan has to offer.
Valkyrie Drive released in Europe at the end of last week, and will release in North America 11th October 2016! Take a look at us playing the game: