Top selling "TALES" Games | *Japan Only*

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#1 Edited by Sweenix (5093 posts) -

lol at vesperia's sales on 360

#2 Posted by Shirokishi_ (11192 posts) -

Vita ones sold like garbage. 3DS Tales please.

#3 Posted by DocSanchez (1102 posts) -

I couldn't get over how bad Xillia was.I wanted to like it as Symphonia was one of my favourite GC games but the series is stuck in the past. The design is awful.

#4 Edited by Sweenix (5093 posts) -

Vita ones sold like garbage. 3DS Tales please.

Abyss only sold 40k more, and it also sold like garbage

No 3ds tales plz

#5 Posted by nintendoboy16 (25049 posts) -

Vita ones sold like garbage. 3DS Tales please.

Been a while since I've seen you around, man. :)

Anyway, as for Vita Tales games, well it seems the Tales team seems to have it closer to Sony than any part of Nintendo right now (which is odd because, according to Baba, Nintendo helped Tales get popular in the States)

#6 Posted by Desmonic (10303 posts) -

@Shirokishi_ said:

Vita ones sold like garbage. 3DS Tales please.

Been a while since I've seen you around, man. :)

Anyway, as for Vita Tales games, well it seems the Tales team seems to have it closer to Sony than any part of Nintendo right now (which is odd because, according to Baba, Nintendo helped Tales get popular in the States)

Considering the top 13 best sellers of the franchise are all on the PS (or sold more on the PS) I wouldn't be at all surprised they naturally favour Sony.

Surprised that their Vita and 3DS games didn't sell all that great though... seems like a series Japan would eat up on handhelds.

#7 Edited by V3rciS (2206 posts) -

I've never played any game of the series... are they good?

#8 Posted by ConanTheStoner (3823 posts) -

I haven't played a Tales game since Phantasia on SNES.... not even sure if I'm missing out lol

#9 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3270 posts) -

@V3rciS said:

I've never played any game of the series... are they good?

1/3rd are amazing (Vesperia, Xillia 2, Abyss, and Symphonia) the other 1/3rd are good (Graces f, Legendia, Eternia, Xillia) and the other 1/3rd are mediocre (Destiny PS1, Radiant Mythology 1, and Symphonia 2)

That's for the localized ones, then the not local fit into one of those three categories.

Overall, it's a really amazing series because every game is different than one another in battle system, story and music, but they all retain the series charm. :D

#10 Posted by finalstar2007 (24155 posts) -

This is just major proof how Tales does well on Sony's consoles and whats amazing is that Namco knows that very well too ( duh how could they not know :P ) so im really glad we're getting more Tales than ever before not only in Japan but also localized exclusively only on PlayStation!

Tales on PS4 please!

#11 Edited by DrRockso87 (2473 posts) -

Damn! The 360 version of Tales of Vesperia sold worse than the PS3 version. Funny since the 360 version is available worldwide while the PS3 version is exclusive to Japan. No wonder the series jumped ship.

It's understandable though that the PSVita and 3DS titles sold like crap. They're merely upgraded ports of other games. Not new titles.

#12 Posted by V3rciS (2206 posts) -

@V3rciS said:

I've never played any game of the series... are they good?

1/3rd are amazing (Vesperia, Xillia 2, Abyss, and Symphonia) the other 1/3rd are good (Graces f, Legendia, Eternia, Xillia) and the other 1/3rd are mediocre (Destiny PS1, Radiant Mythology 1, and Symphonia 2)

That's for the localized ones, then the not local fit into one of those three categories.

Overall, it's a really amazing series because every game is different than one another in battle system, story and music, but they all retain the series charm. :D

Hmm I guess I'll have to check ém on youtube or something.

#13 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42239 posts) -

There's that many Tales games? Yuck.

#14 Posted by finalfantasy94 (25805 posts) -

@V3rciS said:

I've never played any game of the series... are they good?

From the ones iv played (symphonia 1&2,xillia1 and gracef) the series seems to have good games.Plus you can jump in anywhere since only symphonia 1&2 and xillia 1&2 are conneected.

#15 Edited by finalfantasy94 (25805 posts) -

Vita ones sold like garbage. 3DS Tales please.

its not like the 3ds ones did gangbusters ether.

#16 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3270 posts) -

@Shirokishi_ said:

Vita ones sold like garbage. 3DS Tales please.

its not like the 3ds ones did gangbusters ether.

In general, with the exception of the Radiant Mythology games and Hearts DS, Tales doesn't feel like a handheld game.

#17 Edited by Desmonic (10303 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer: That's 40 games in some 19 years (assuming that Super Famicon one from 1995 was the first one).

Dat milk!

#18 Posted by SonicNextGen2 (3270 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@Stevo_the_gamer: That's 40 games in some 19 years (assuming that Super Famicon one from 1995 was the first one).

Dat milk!

Not milk due to the fact we've gotten like 15.

#19 Edited by freedomfreak (36397 posts) -

That's a lot of Tales games.

#20 Posted by bbkkristian (14302 posts) -

@finalstar2007: it makes me sad that you're not upset that Vesperia still isn't on PS3 worldwide.

#21 Posted by Desmonic (10303 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

@Stevo_the_gamer: That's 40 games in some 19 years (assuming that Super Famicon one from 1995 was the first one).

Dat milk!

Not milk due to the fact we've gotten like 15.

I counted at least 26 differently named games. Then there are a bunch of ports and/or upgrades. No matter how one puts it, 40 games in 19 years is a lot.

#22 Posted by Ghost120x (3423 posts) -

Damn. Now my hopes for the vita ones ever coming to the west has disappeared.

:(

#23 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (23658 posts) -

Clearly, this should tell us that they should Release more Tales games for PS1 and PS2.

#24 Posted by Slashkice (12839 posts) -

This really puts into perspective how idiotic they were for not realizing where their fanbase was located for most of this gen.

#25 Edited by Capitan_Kid (6445 posts) -

Makes you wonder why they ever made Vesperia and Graces 360/Wii exclusives at first

#26 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (23658 posts) -

Makes you wonder why they ever made Vesperia and Graces 360/Wii exclusives at first

I would assume they made them to entice the Western Audiences.

#27 Edited by 2mrw (4949 posts) -

I am playing xillia right now .... I was extremely skeptical at the beginning of the game but it grew on me and I can't put it down at the moment ... the story was surprisingly decent too.

I consider myself a follower of the franchise and can't wait for Xilli 2 and the other latest one.

#28 Edited by lild1425 (6757 posts) -
@2mrw said:

I am playing xillia right now .... I was extremely skeptical at the beginning of the game but it grew on me and I can't put it down at the moment ... the story was surprisingly decent too.

I consider myself a follower of the franchise and can't wait for Xilli 2 and the other latest one.


I just started a few days ago and the story starts off so slooooooooow. But I just got off like a 5 hour marathon session and I usually can't play more like an hour of any other game.

#29 Posted by MrYaotubo (2323 posts) -

For a series that has been around for so long not a single one ever even passed 1M copies sold in it´s major market? Not to mention that the best sellers there are mostly games that came out years ago.

#30 Edited by 2mrw (4949 posts) -

@lild1425 said:
@2mrw said:

I am playing xillia right now .... I was extremely skeptical at the beginning of the game but it grew on me and I can't put it down at the moment ... the story was surprisingly decent too.

I consider myself a follower of the franchise and can't wait for Xilli 2 and the other latest one.

I just started a few days ago and the story starts off so slooooooooow. But I just got off like a 5 hour marathon session and I usually can't play more like an hour of any other game.

Trust me, it will wow you later multiple times :)

#31 Posted by insanegame377 (332 posts) -

Surprised Xillia sold more than Vesperia and Symphonia.