Hatsune Miku sells 2.5 million games in 5yrs

While she’s a relatively new release in the western world, Hatsune Miku is a big deal in Japan. The turquoise-haired songstress is celebrating her fifth anniversary of being in video games, as Sega announces domestic sales have reached over 2.5 million copies.

To do the math for you, Miku has been in video games since 2009, when Sega first teamed up with Crypton Future Media on the vocaloid project.

Since then, she’s starred in eight Japanese games, and has started branching out into other territories.

  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PSP) – July 2, 2009
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (PSP) – July 29, 2010
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend (PSP) – November 10, 2011
  • Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai (3DS) – March 8, 2012
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f (PS Vita) – August 30, 2012
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (PS3) – March 7, 2013
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (3DS) – November 28, 2013
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3, PS Vita) – March 27, 2014

If you want to wish Miku a happy anniversary, Gematsu points out that you can do it right now via Twitter! The official Hatsune Miku Twitter account is listening out for fan messages using the hashtag #mikusega5th – with selected tweets then used on the series’ official website. (Somewhat predictably, the vast majority of tweets to that hashtag are in Japanese…)

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd was proudly on display as part of Sega‘s E3 2014 booth – the game is headed to western audiences by the end of the year, getting a physical release on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, as well as digitally via PlayStation Network.

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