Hatsune Miku Project Diva F coming west this August
posted on 06.06.13 at 11:17 AM EDT by (@salromano)
At retail and download in North America, download-only in Europe.

Sega is bringing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F, its rhythm game launched for PlayStation 3 in Japan in March, to North America and Europe this August.

In North America, the game will be available both at retail and via PlayStation Network, and in Europe it will be a PlayStation Network-exclusive.

The game will include 38 unique songs, an “Edit Mode” for players to create and share their own Miku videos, and over 90 costumes and 100 accessories to customize the diva.

A demo will be released on PlayStation Network next Tuesday, June 11 in North America and on Wednesday, June 12 in Europe.

  • Zackasaur


    I wish we were getting the Vita version, though.

    • chibidw

      Sorry, no. You’re a Western Vita user. You know what you deserve? YOU deserve Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz from Sega. Look at it. LOOK AT IT. That’s for you!

      • Zackasaur


      • Elvick

        I bought that, and it’s awesome.

      • Nightcore34

        Yeah, i got that game too, i think it’s good for slowly introducing you to your Vita and the gameplay is quite good.

  • DarthBrian




  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Yakuza 5 next :)

    • Alos88

      I hope so.
      Edited because of entitled fanbabies.

  • bldudas

    Yay! Now I can buy this game for the third time.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    What the hell!!???

    I just bought the Asian version not too long ago…. If the price is right, I might get it for the third time(Vita version included)… Damn you Sega!!! ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

  • Sevyne

    Good for those who are happy to get it, but I really only cared about the Vita version and it seems Vita owners aren’t allowed to have nice things…

  • Jontaku

    Do we Europeans not deserve a physical release!

    • DarthBrian

      You can import NA version, just like I imported the EU version of One Piece Kaizoku Musou. ^_^

  • dez-e-ray112

    Download only for EU regions huh.

  • Raiyu

    Yakuza 5 Sega, please…

    • Budgiecat

      and Shenmue III & HD Collection

  • Hatsuaki

    This is great news. Hopefully this means they’ll release more titles of this series in the future!

  • Elvick

    Bullshit in my opinion.

    I want the Vita version. Fans were extremely vocal about wanting that version when they “listened” to the fans to bring this game out.

    So where is it? Oh right, they didn’t listen. Counting numbers =/= listening Sega.

    Yup, I’m mad. They’re lucky their faces aren’t in front of me. I wants to slap ’em.

    First world problems yo.

    • Sevyne

      That’s what I don’t get. The majority of posts on the page were asking for the Vita version and they pretty much just trolled the crap out of all of them.

      • DarthBrian

        Show that there’s support for the PS3 version and then maybe they’ll put out the VIta version. Simple math.

        • Sevyne

          No it isn’t simple math. If someone did not want the PS3 version they should not have to buy it. You don’t hold one version hostage (the one most people were vocal about wanting) to get people to unhappily buy the other one. That’s not how things work. It’s just a really messed up way to do things.

          • DarthBrian

            It’s not being held hostage. I’m sure they’re open to releasing the Vita version too. But if the PS3 version doesn’t sell, then for sure the Vita version won’t be released. It does take money to localize these games y’know. And the PS3 version includes everything the Vita version has including the Vita DLC already on the disc. They probably think they’re doing right by the fans.
            Also, as you know, the Vita install base is pretty small, and that’s the way the companies see it that it would be a bad return on investment. It’s also why we’re not getting any of the Vita Tales games which pisses me off no end.

            • Sevyne

              I understand your point completely, but that is what I mean by being held hostage. It’s fate is potentially riding on the success of the PS3 version. It shouldn’t be riding on that version’s success because folks like myself (and many others) have zero interest in buying it for the PS3. We shouldn’t have to buy it to inflate sales numbers just to MAYBE get the one we want.

              • Pyrofrost

                To be fair, the Vita has a minimal install base in NA and EU. If Sega is trying to size up the audience for this franchise in the West, then it would makes sense to put in on a console with an infinitely larger install base.

                I understand you and Elvick want it on PSVita; however, niche gamers have been begging for this franchise to come West for ages. I would honestly just count this as a victory. I would save expectations for when further localization of this franchise is justified, as of now it’s not. If I wanted this game, I would be counting my blessings right now.

                • chibidw

                  That’s not an excuse.

                  If a (PSN Only) Atelier Totori Plus can see enough sales with *no* advertisement or announcement whatsoever, that it prompts Tecmo Koei to announce the localization of Atelier Meruru Plus, then I am firmly in the camp that a Vita release(even PSN only) would drive plenty enough sales to justify putting out a release.

                  If Sega got enough sales with Miku Flick on the *iOS*(miracle in itself that they localized it) that it prompted them to bring Miku Flick/02 over, their bar can’t really be all that high.

                  • Sevyne


                  • Pyrofrost

                    Atelier also has an established audience in the West, Project Diva does not.
                    Also, we’re also talking about a pretty big difference in budget between Miku Flick and Project Diva.

                    • Sevyne

                      You’d be surprised.

                    • chibidw

                      That’s a bold claim for you to make with no further evidence to back it up.

                      *IF* there is a reason it doesn’t, it’s because Sega refuses to even try to establish an audience despite the rather large Vocaloid fanbase. This is at least a step in the right direction, but it still reeks of ignoring the larger demands of their consumer base, based on the feedback from…hell, just look at their Facebook page for this.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I would say the fact that they were using “Facebook likes,” just to see if the waters were worth testing, is evidence enough to back-up said claim.

                      If the audience was even moderately sizable, the Facebook campaign by Sega (set up specifically to gauge consumer interest) would not have been necessary.

                    • Sevyne

                      It never was necessary to begin with. They knew the demand was their and just wanted to yank our chains because that is just Sega being Sega. They just fail to listen. They ALWAYS fail to listen.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Hopefully things work out and further localizations are justified. I personally don’t care, but I’m happy for those who wanted it. I’d rather have im@s xD

                    • chibidw

                      I’ll disagree, because of the fact that they were “gauging customer interest” since E3 2012. In fact, the demo for the Vita version was *already translated*. With a minimum of further effort, we could have ALREADY had the Vita version.


                    • Pyrofrost

                      This doesn’t mean there is an established audience ready to buy their games. This is an unknown because Project Diva has never released to the West. Hopefully people make the correct decision when speaking with their wallets.

                      Pro tip: not buying it because you wanted the Vita version is not going to send the statement that you hope it sends.

                      I’m not saying that to antagonize anyone, so I hope nobody takes it wrong.

                      Time will tell if further localization is justified. I hope it does well, I’m tired of hearing my friends beg for it.

                    • chibidw

                      I know what you’re saying, but at the same time, as it has been pointed out in other threads in this comment section, buying a copy of the game that you don’t want in order to hope on the complete lack of guarantee that it would send the message to Sega that they should push the Vita version, so you can pay them *again* for that one too – essentially double buying to only get one thing you wanted – is not the right statement either.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Oh, I agree that it sucks.

                      Personally I don’t budge when it comes to certain things either, which is why I’m not getting AA5.
                      I really do hope you guys get what you want. However, not buying this will make it almost certain that you don’t get what you want in the future. That’s the main point I wanted to make. I just wanted to make sure this was known.

                    • Sevyne

                      Thing is that I’m not refusing to buy it in protest. I’m refusing to buy it because I would not even play it on a PS3. I would be throwing money away just for it to sit on a shelf and that’s not very smart.

                    • Elvick

                      How would they know if it’s moderately sizable?

                      You can’t do that without releasing games in other regions.

                • Elvick

                  Ummmm… you fail to realize how stupid it is for Sega to mess this up by not doing *BOTH* versions.

                  The only proper way to gauge interest in something is to not fuck it up. At all.

                  Not releasing both versions is a huge fuck up. The series is largely on handhelds, is it not? At least in recent years. I’m relatively new to it, but know the PSP had quite a few. And know of the 3DS games.

                  This genre for many, myself included, just isn’t fun on a console. So we have no desire to play these games on a console.

                  Vita has less competition. Something you fail to consider. Larger install base = more games = more competition for your game. What is important is the attach rate. And it’s not like there aren’t already tons of things releasing on PS3 this year.

                  All the more reason to do BOTH.

                  Then, you please literally everyone. You’ve got essentially the same game, portable and on a popular console.

                  And, people are probably going to be so happy you did it right that they’ll buy both even if they don’t want both.

                  Instead, we get one. So you either take it or leave it. Regardless of which version you wanted.

                  When gauging interest, #dealwithit shouldn’t be an accurate way to describe the companies’ attitude in the way they’re handling it.

                  That’s basically what we’re being forced to do. Deal with the fact that they are only bringing this version and buy it “or else!”.

                  That is not the way to gauge interest. That is moronic. Which I suppose is how Sega runs. No wonder they have such issues in business and need so much of Nintendo’s money to bail them out.

            • Elvick

              I don’t want the PS3 version. These types of games are not what I want to play on PS3.

              I do not want to buy it on PS3 for the potential for the Vita version that I do want. Only to be stuck with the PS3 version when the Vita version isn’t localized.

              Then I’ve been ripped off, because I bought the PS3 version only to hopefully get the version I wanted to buy.

              Yeah, not going to happen Sega.

              If they wanted my support for this, they’d have localized both like fans wanted. Then I would have rewarded them by buying both versions.

              THAT would have been worth supporting. Doing it right by fans. Instead we get this “we’re listening, but not really because last time you made it clear you wanted it but we didn’t listen that time so why would we bother next time?” PR bullshit.

  • Souter

    Wow the UK only get a digital version.. First time I have see that it’s normally the other way around. O well =3

    • artemisthemp

      I will most likely import the American version, since Hatsune Miku is one of those Games I want as Retail

      • Nightcore34

        I agree, I’d rather the vita version but hey sega listened to us so i don’t really care which version it is as long as i get it.

        • artemisthemp

          Hope Sega will announce a Retail copy for EU then.

  • Jesse

    Just appreciate that we’re getting it at all people. =P

    • chibidw

      Well no, as potential paying customers we’re not really obligated to do that. Do you go to restaurants and order spaghetti with marinara sauce only to receive egg noodles and ketchup, and just appreciate that you were given something similar?

      Hell no, of course you would be mad that you didn’t get what you actually wanted, and of course you wouldn’t want to pay for whatever they just decided to throw at you.

      • Jesse

        You know the banner specifically said it was for the PS3 version only, right?

        • chibidw

          Yeah, and? That’s not what people were asking for if you read most of the actual comments on that Facebook page.

          Typically companies that want business don’t just ignore their consumer base and do whatever the hell they want. And then they have the nerve to complain about low sales.

          • PersonaBull

            Seriously how does going back on their original offer (it’s a little absurd to tell them they have to increase the risk by releasing both versions as an initial introduction of the game to the West) end up considered “ignoring their customer base and doing whatever the hell they want”

            • chibidw

              Because not doing what their customers want them to do is *the definition* of ignoring their customer base! Holy bejesus cow, how hard is that one to understand?

              • PersonaBull

                If businesses only did what their customers wanted they sure as hell wouldn’t be in business anymore. Holy bejesus cow, how unreasonable can one be? I’m not sure how you don’t understand that games cost money to localize/publish and companies, especially large companies, keep a pretty firm grip on how much of that money gets allocated. The PS3 version was chosen as the flagship (quite reasonable considering the console’s install base vs the Vita’s poor sales) to the West.

      • PersonaBull

        Are you serious with that comparison? They came to you with a product and asked if you wanted it. They didn’t ask if you wanted similar, they asked if you specifically wanted that game. “Like & share if you support bringing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F for PS3 to North America and Europe!”

        The real comparison in this case would be them offering you chicken tenders and fries and you getting offended that they didn’t bring you a chicken roast with scalloped potatoes.

        Also note! If the game shows promising sales, most notably by those who showed overwhelming interest in the Vita version, guess what’s a stronger possibility! But oh no that’s a terrible thing to say because they’re disregarding your whims and sticking to their original ~effing~ offer.

        • chibidw

          Ha, nice to see you admitting that the Vita version is a chicken roast compared to the PS3 version.

          You essentially just reinforced my point. Yes, *damn right* people are upset because the more requested version was not offered to us despite consumer demand. They’re(we’re) paying customers and we have every right to make it known exactly what we want, NOT what Sega tells us they’re going to give us despite.

          • PersonaBull

            “Ha,” I’d much prefer chicken tenders. Ha. Hahahahaahaha.

            I essentially did nothing of the sort. I essentially just called you a spoiled brat. Are you also the type of person that would hop on twitter on xmas to tell the world how terrible your parents are for getting you the wrong color car you wanted? Sure sounds like it to me. You’re not a paying customer until you actually pay, you know. I don’t remember Sega bringing this series to the West before. I’m pretty sure the only ones who have the right to call themselves “paying customers” in this case are those who went to the Miku concerts and/or those who imported. Keep on yelling that mommy and daddy didn’t get the right color when all they offered was to buy the car for you.

            • chibidw

              I did import, so despite your ad homs, there goes your argument.

              And you know what? If they localized the Vita version, I’d buy it again. But I am NOT buying the PS3 version.

              • PersonaBull

                Yes my point was centered around who the paying customers are and not referring to you as a spoiled brat. There goes my argument! Right in one ear and out the other.

        • DenjinJ

          I never heard about them polling fans about this, but now that this comes out of the blue, I’m afraid it may end up like English Idolm@ster on iOS. That was $54.99 – a price that almost no one would pay on that platform, but if it dies, they’ll probably assume there’s no English market for Im@s.

          This game seems quite popular on Vita. I didn’t even know there was a PS3 version. I’ve been adding people on PSN like crazy the last couple days since “Toro’s Friend Network” launched, and of all the music game fans I’m meeting, they all have the Vita version.

          I’d play this game on Vita. I will, actually, when I import it like I did the first game. I’m not going to buy it on PS3 because I’m not going to buy both versions, and I’m not going to only buy a version that roots me in one place – I never bought any of the Dreamy Theater packs for the originals either. So if many others see it this way, and it appears so, maybe they’ll assume people don’t care about Hatsune Miku in the West, when they’re only offering an irrelevant version of the game to them.

  • 3DBudgie

    Welp. Guess I still have to import it after all.

    So SEGA is going to start treat Europe like Namco Bandai treats the US?

  • fireemblembeast

    I knew we could do it! Thank you, social media! (a rare instance in which I will say that)
    I love you, Sega! <3
    And unlike ANOTHER certain PS3 game coming this august, it is announced 3 months before instead of over a year before!
    …Damn, my wallet's going to kill me in my sleep this summer.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    …Wow. Day One!

    I just people put their money where there mouths are.

  • Pyrofrost

    Sure is hard to please people here, smh.

  • MrKappa

    Gonna preorder this as soon as possible.

  • SprintsMcGee

    And I just bought the game not one month ago. Guess I’m buying it again

  • almostautumn

    Great news— but to be honest it kind of makes Miku not seem so special to me anymore :/

  • fallen

    IDGAF what the platform is, I’m glad they’re taking the risk of releasing a Miku game over here finally.

    It makes sense to me that they’d rather release a niche game on a platform with a huge install base over a niche game on a platform that has yet to establish a strong user-base. They’re just trying to minimize risk, you guys. And despite a highly-formal and totally reliable Facebook thread, this *IS* a financial risk.

    Aside from the PSN version. No excuses there, Sega!

  • Karl Josef

    ( TДT)huhuhu, I already buy the jp one’s. They should just put an english patch on it.

  • Willgaea

    My sister loves Miku. Shes going to freak out when she gets my text.

  • PrinceHeir

    getting this Day 1 :D

    can we have Yakuza HD, Yakuza 5, for PS3 and Valkyria Chronicles 3 + Extra Content for Vita!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I understand that some of you are upset. Let’s remember to keep the conversation civil, respect each other. =)

    Thanks! Back to the discussion~

    For the record – I think they should have brought over the Vita version as well.

  • new_tradition

    Can’t wait for the demo ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

    wow we got one yes :D