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January 2013 PSN Top Sellers: The Unfinished Swan Finishes First

Cade Peterson's Avatar + Posted by Cade Peterson on Feb 06, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

2013 is already onto a great start. Exploring the unknown and painting the world with depth via black paint, The Unfinished Swan takes the lead for the top PS3 & PSN sellers for January. This highly unusual and unforgettable game is both absorbing, and gorgeous in its subtlety.

Other titles of note include Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Far Cry 3, TOKYO JUNGLE — all spectacular examples of their individual genres. Zooming into hearts and top 10 in a couple of the lists is LittleBigPlanet Karting — a whimsical take on the standard kart game, completely full of fun that only Sackboy and friends can provide.

Among the Add-ons and DLC, there’s no surprise that Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s Season Pass blasts all the way to #1, with Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt from Borderlands 2 coming in a near 2nd place.

Curious to see which games European players are picking up? Head over to the EU PS.Blog to see their top sellers.

PSN Top Sellers

Top 20 PS3 & PSN Games

  1. The Unfinished Swan
  2. LittleBigPlanet Karting
  3. Earthworm Jim HD
  4. Journey
  5. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
  6. Dungeon Hunter: Alliance
  7. TOKYO JUNGLE
  8. Machinarium
  9. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  10. Ratchet & Clank
  11. The House of the Dead: OVERKILL Extended Cut
  12. Mass Effect
  13. Warp
  14. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  15. NiGHTS into dreams…
  16. Modern Combat: Domination
  17. Jet Set Radio
  18. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection
  19. Far Cry 3
  20. Grand Theft Auto IV

Top 10 PS Vita Games

  1. Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
  2. Persona 4 Golden
  3. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
  4. Plants vs. Zombies PS Vita
  5. Sound Shapes PS Vita
  6. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS Vita
  7. Mortal Kombat PS Vita
  8. Need for Speed Most Wanted PS Vita
  9. MotorStorm RC PS Vita
  10. LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

Top 5 PS3 Add-Ons

  1. NBA 2K13 – 10,000 VC PACK
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Season Pass
  3. NBA 2K13 – 5,000 VC PACK
  4. NHL 13 – Premium Gold Jumbo
  5. NHL 13 – Season Ticket Premium Gold Jumbo

Top 5 PS2 Classics

  1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  2. Psychonauts
  3. Bully
  4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  5. Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition Remix

Top 5 PS1 Classics

  1. FINAL FANTASY VII
  2. FINAL FANTASY IX
  3. LEGEND OF DRAGOON
  4. Crash Bandicoot
  5. FINAL FANTASY VIII

Top 5 PSP Games

  1. UNO PSP
  2. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
  3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  4. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  5. NBA 2K13 PSP

Top 5 PS minis

  1. The Impossible Game
  2. Monopoly
  3. N.O.V.A.
  4. Jetpack Joyride + 150K Coins
  5. Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter

If you’re not on your PS3, don’t forget to check out these games and more via the new web portal to the PlayStation Store — purchase, watch videos and learn more, from the convenience of your favorite web browser.

What will next month bring? I’ll see you then with all the details.

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+ CaptainJames99 on February 6th, 2013 at 9:12 pm said:

D_R_O_Z What does religion have to do with it? NOTHING! hence your foolish argument is irrelavent. its funny though how you, twindad and terra all pile on within an hour, ignoring the fact that others have been asking the same questions all day long here. And the same questions have been asked month after month and the only “answers” is the usual line of childish BS from the flying pig squad. It’s not a difficult question to answer so why all the obfuscation and Jerry Springer Theatrics? Or for that matter, Cade Peterson why won’t you answer questions in a meaningful manner? It certainly doesn’t reflect well on you letting foolish fanatics speak for you.


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+ ChrisMichaels04 on February 6th, 2013 at 11:54 pm said:

while we are on the subject of PSN download games…..why have we still not heard anything about the Vita Cross Buy version of Ratchet & Clank Full Frontal Assault? Cross Buy is a fantastic feature (i already took advantage of it with both PSASBR and Sly Cooper) however, its still too soon to be making mistakes like this. I would hate to think sales of Sly Cooper might suffer because gamers are doubting the Cross Buy feature. Its ok if the game is delayed and we have to wait……all we ask is that you keep us updated.


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+ thebiglouie on February 7th, 2013 at 12:38 am said:

If the free Vita and PS3 versions of Jetpack Joyride were to count, where would they be ranked?


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+ D_R_O_Z on February 7th, 2013 at 3:07 am said:

Captain how is it an irrelevant argument? You’re questioning sales numbers because of no proof, no facts. There is no proof, no facts that God exists. And you’re right God doesn’t have anything to do it, and I wasn’t insisting it did. I was merely stating that you are nobody to criticize somebody for believing in something when there’s no proof that it is real.


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+ erapago on February 7th, 2013 at 5:14 am said:

I’m assuming we will finally see the PS Vita top downloads page updated now? Hasn’t been updated since October.


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+ BlueBl1zzard on February 7th, 2013 at 6:41 am said:

@ D_R_O_Z No, something tells me that CaptainJames99 is the type of person who, even if Sony released “real numbers”, would say that they probably made those up too : \
I don’t see what Sony would gain in saying that Journey was in the #4 place, and instead it was really in the #5 spot, (conspiracy theories much?)


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+ lajaro on February 7th, 2013 at 7:06 am said:

Is the Top Downloads list on the Vita store accurate? Seems a little ‘old’.


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+ lajaro on February 7th, 2013 at 7:07 am said:

@55 ah – so it’s not just me :)


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+ ch8882002usnavy on February 7th, 2013 at 7:57 am said:

The 2 things I noticed the most on this list are:

1. Rockstar has 4 of the 5 top spots for PS2 Classics which is awesome!

2. That the 3 best Final Fantasy games (In my Opinion) are the 3 of the top PS1 Classics. What makes that number even better is that they were the number 1 selling before the US Final Fantasy sale. I bet if Square Enix made an HD trilogy of VII, VIII, and IX that it would sell a massive amount of copies.


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+ TwinDad on February 7th, 2013 at 7:58 am said:

@CaptainJames99

Darn, yea got me. You found me out, I work for Sony and I troll these boards. Sony obviously takes bribes to put games on this list. Giant Sparrow paid us $500,000 to place #1. That’s the way it works. If you want your favorite game on the list let me know how much you have to spend.

Ever consider that if they published the sales numbers that Sony’s competition might be able to use it against them in the market place? Even NPD stopped providing retail sales numbers. They now provide them to the manufacturer.

Maybe Sony releases the same exact chart with rounded numbers, what proof do you have that Sony didn’t make them up out of thin air? Can you prove even with numbers listed that Unfinished Swan sold 100,000 copies during January? That was my question, why do you think that knowing a number, proves or disproves this list?


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+ TwinDad on February 7th, 2013 at 8:13 am said:

@CaptainJames99

You are correct, Hatbezerker and USRevenge asked for sales data too. The difference is they didn’t say

” The reason being is quite a bit of what’s on these “top sellers” lists is pure fantasy and sales figures whould expose that fact.”

Explain pure fantasy and how having a list would expose that? I would love to see raw numbers also as I’m curious how Ni No Kuni compares to, say the sales on the BLOPS add-on, but even knowing those numbers would not take away from it being number 9 on the list PSN list.

@DROZ

I’m skeptical of all that I read. I know in my head that seeing a number would put my mind at ease so I see why people would ask. But it has nothing to do with trust in my case.


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+ hesatr on February 7th, 2013 at 12:06 pm said:

Dear Sony, please make Mortal Kombat Ps Vita available for PS Plus subscribers for free or as a discount for the upcoming PS store updates!!!! Best regards!


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+ CaptainJames99 on February 7th, 2013 at 1:07 pm said:

@D_R_O_Z: Instead of discussing the point I made about sony not releasing figures to back up their spurious advertising (yes quite a bit from these top 10 lists clearly doesn’t belong there) you instead made up a BS argument claiming that I “don’t believe in god”. This is a strawman argument, its not the least bit factual and yet you claim its relevent to the matter at hand when its clearly not the case.

@bluebl1zzard: you are much the same, you have no case and you resort to ad hom attacks calling me a “conspiracy theorist” also claiming if sony released factual data I’d call it a lie. Again such is not the case, this company has not backed any of their wild claims with any fact all nor have you. I can tell you’re someone who’s had no experience in either the academic world or working world. If you did you’d soon realize in both those realms claims made must be substantiated by fact.


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+ CaptainJames99 on February 7th, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

@twindad: you say your skeptical of everything you read. Your own post history including what you’ve said here doesn’t backup that claim. You’ve pestered others repeatedly when they brought up problems they’ve encountered. Yet you counter with “explain pure fantasy and how having a list would expose that?”. such a statement is pure fanboy idiocy. I didn’t write the lists in blog post, I’m questioning their very dubious “validity”. Take for instance the “top 20 ps3 & psn” list at the top. Can you honestly tell me every one of them belongs there when you admitted theres no data to back it up? especially considering a number of them are indeed very old games? No clearly you can’t ergo you have nothing valid to say.


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+ CaptainJames99 on February 7th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

One thing thats even more absurd than neither Cade or anyone in the company can be bothered to answer customer questions here is the fact that one there is questions they prefer not to answer they let the childish fanboys speak for them instead. Give your heads a shake guys. Do you really think letting a few sockpuppets speak for you is in any way helping your image. I’m not asking anything unreasonable here. I don’t want free games, no top secret info. I’m just asking that you stop treating your paying customers as idiots. Stand up like adults and act as such, stop letting the jerry springer fanclub speak for you.


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+ D_R_O_Z on February 7th, 2013 at 2:04 pm said:

Ok obviously I have to spell it out for you. What I am saying is if you believe in God you are a hypocrite and your theory of ” if there are no facts then it didn’t happen or it isn’t real” is flawed, plain and simple. If you then that is fine too. So to break it down you’re either an idiot or hypocrite. Besides I don’t know how you can not think that those list are real or legit. Most of those games on the 13 for 13 are on the top 20 list. Think about it, are people more likely to buy a 60 dollar game or 3 dollar game? The answer is pretty obvious. I know I bought at least 5 of the games on the list and none of them were 60 dollars.


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+ D_R_O_Z on February 7th, 2013 at 2:05 pm said:

If you don’t then that’s fine too.


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+ CaptainJames99 on February 7th, 2013 at 2:41 pm said:

D_R_O_Z do the world a favour and kindly shutup. Your making same idiotic statements again. The only obvious thing is you have no valid argument to make. You’ve lost badly and are trying to make this into a religious argument by relating Sony to GOD. Now if your gonna keep on throwing out fallacious statements like idiot and hypocrite point at yourself when doing so. Sony is not God, get over it. And no my argumets of statements must be backed up by FACT is no lie, its been proven time and time again. The only person dragging religion into this is you. Hence you’re the one defaming not only yourself with your own buffonery but those who hold religious beliefs by equating Sony with God. I argue facts not BS or propoganda as you do, this is why your incapable of understanding, period. Reality is your belittling religous people of all stripes with your blind stupidity. The less than subtle irony is if follower of most religions saw your inane drivel they’d stick the label of “blasphemer” right where it belongs, on your own shoulders.


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+ D_R_O_Z on February 7th, 2013 at 3:36 pm said:

SMH. you keep failing to realize I am not making this about god… I repeat, I AM NOT MAKING THIS ABOUT GOD…. you are!! I am merely trying to open your eyes to the fact that not everything has to be backed up by facts to be believed or even real. Ghost, aliens, god, or whatever floats your boat… i don’t care. i picked “God” because a majority of people believe he/she/it is real…. what i was doing is pointing out a flaw in your argument, which i believe i succeeded because you didn’t answer the question which would lead me to believe you don’t.


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+ D_R_O_Z on February 7th, 2013 at 3:36 pm said:

Cont.

Just because the list doesn’t have sales figures posted next to it (which I doubt you would believe anyways) doesn’t mean they are 100% wrong. Could they be wrong sure but are they wrong? If they are wrong I would like you to show me some cold hard facts on why they are ok? And for the record, not once did I compare Sony to God or even put them in the same sentence. In fact I never mentioned Sony at all, I guess it convenient to make stuff up to try and discredit my argument….how scientific of you. I will not be looking or responding to any of your future post. If you decide that you need to respond to make yourself feel better so be it, but i refuse to waste anymore of my time responding to any of your comments.


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+ Noctis_HD on February 7th, 2013 at 3:36 pm said:

Has FFVII ever been not the best selling PS1 classic games?


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+ CaptainJames99 on February 7th, 2013 at 4:57 pm said:

DMOZ I’m telling you FACT straight up. but Lets review for the last time:

Incredible claims made with not 1 shred of evidence: check
Not 1 corporarte response to inquiries bout validity of said claims: check
Trolling, sockpuppets, and strawman arguments: In abundance
Your own statements are lies: absolutely without any doubt

Now lets look at your behaviour personally. you keep coming here with wild asinine claims of your own. And by your own absurd statements you claim Sony is religion. Then you tell a bald faced lie accusing me of being “unscientific”. And further you claim you insist that I most provide evidence that wild unsubstantiated claims are not factual when you yourself know the absurdity of such a statement. In your last replies you yourself said and I quote you exactly “I’ am not making this about god” yet thats exactly what you did, in more than one of your absurd diatribes. Ergo you proved yourself a liar.


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+ CaptainJames99 on February 7th, 2013 at 5:00 pm said:

(continued)

Looking back at what you’ve said its quite evident that you are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Your wild ad hom attacks, bizzarre claims and lack of any coherent conversation on your part all point to it. Really you’ve contridicted yourself so many times that it you can lie in one breath and forget what you’ve just said in the next. You’re just flat out delusiional. It’s undeniable and quite inexcusable that its gone on this long untreated. You sir need professional help. It’s no joke.


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+ D_R_O_Z on February 7th, 2013 at 5:40 pm said:

:) If you say so. Fact is you hear/read what you want to, and discard the rest. Bottom line is you can’t prove the there data isn’t legit, so calling these list false or lies is going against everything your preaching. Your claims aren’t backed by facts. And seriously don’t you have more important things to concern yourself with besides how many copies of games were sold last month? Does it really matter? Is it really worth getting worked up over? It just sounds to me like a lot of other people on here that complain just because they like to. Lastly I would say that your the one doing the attacking. Just because you went to a college does not mean you are smarter than everyone else and doesn’t mean you can insult people just for disagreeing with you. No one was insulting anyone until you did. I do have to hand it to you, you are very articulate…..but that’s about it.


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+ nolo451 on February 8th, 2013 at 1:21 am said:

@Captain James,

Is your life that sad, that you have to come onto a gaming comments section to instigate stuff with other members..and over what? What the # of games sold is??

Pathetic. Even when you try to “defend” yourself you come off looking smug and arrogant. Real piece of work.

Let me guess, I work for Sony too, right?


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+ CaptainJames99 on February 8th, 2013 at 2:58 am said:

nolo you truly are a real grade A idiot. What exactly did I instigate? do tell? I asked some questiions that are perfectly legit and yet I get attacked by the flying pig squad the majority of which are sockpuppets. Let me shed a little light on it, I read this blog far more than I comment and what I see is you and the little cohort of clowns continually screaming insults at anyone who has the temerity to question anything or not follow along with the “cult” you’re a part of. And then you have the gall to toss out hypocrisy like “real piece of work”. No sir if anything it is yourself who earned the titles of smug and arrogant. Well guess what? nobody of any consequence gives a care about you, your dupes or your tyrannical little tirade. One final note: look up the definition of usenet troll sometime. You’ll find your own cowardly actions described down to a T.


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+ ProfessorGerbik on February 11th, 2013 at 10:43 pm said:

Nice to see Jet Set Radio up there, hopefully that means a possible Jet Set Radio Future on the PS Vita later on.


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+ tondares on February 21st, 2013 at 7:16 am said:

i like it


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