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Persona 4 Arena surpasses Street Fighter, Tekken, and BlazBlue in opening week sales

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Persona 4 Arena came out in Japan last week, and opening sales have already exceeded those of Street Figher, Tekken, and BlazBlue comparatively.

Below are the numbers of PS3 and Xbox 360 version sales:

Persona 4: Arena [PS3] – 128,485

Persona 4: Arena [360] – 9,801

The PlayStation 3 version's numbers are significantly higher, no doubt because of the online lag issues surrounding 360 copies of the game.

Still, those sales combined surpass those of Street Fighter IVSuper Street Fighter IVTekken 6BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.

Here's a look at how those games sold in their opening weeks and also in lifetime sales:

(2009) Street Fighter IV [PS3] – 86,075 | 131,727

(2009) Street Fighter IV [360] – 37,782 | 51,152

(2009) BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger [PS3] – 33,768 | 57,796

(2009) BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger [360] – 24,812 | 36,065

(2009) Tekken 6 [PS3] – 103,105 | 171,188

(2009) Tekken 6 [360] – 23,261 | 36,673

(2010) Super Street Fighter IV [PS3] – 80,882 | 177,583

(2010) Super Street Fighter IV [360] – 28,454 | 46,871

(2010) BlazBlue: Continuum Shift [PS3] – 49,871 | 85,152

(2010) BlazBlue: Continuum Shift [360] – 16,184 | 22,543

Tekken 6, Street Fighter IV, and Super Street Fighter IV were all close contenders, but they still fall below Persona 4 Arena's numbers. It's not small wonder, considering the popularity of the series in Japan. The recently released Persona 4 Golden topped the country's software charts for the PlayStation Vita and more than doubled the previous fastest-selling game's opening sales numbers.

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