Multi-platform title Resident Evil 5 went on sale in Japan. Big game on sale in Japan means one thing: Lines of Japanese people.
At the Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara, sales were healthy. Japanese game site Famitsu reports that the PS3 version sold at a pace of 100 copies in the hour after the shop's doors opened. The game sold steadily throughout the morning. The sales rate breaks down as 80 percent software sales and 20 percent PS3 Resident Evil 5 bundle sales.
A line of thirty people or show waited for retailer Bic Camera in Tokyo's Ikebukuro to open.
There was a line in front of the Shinjuku Yodobashi Camera as well, and sales were also steady. Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 RE5 bundles did well, reports Famitsu. The PS3 bundle did better, selling out in the first 20 minutes.
Besides RE5, new PSP colors went on sale as well. Sales are reported to be strong with the chances of sell-outs today at selected stores.
ヨドバシカメラ新宿西口本店はオープン直前、購入者が殺到, ビックカメラ池袋本店は『バイオハザード5』本体同梱パックに人気が集中！, ヨドバシカメラ マルチメディア AkibaはPS3本体同梱版が飛ぶように売れる [Famitsu]