KanColle Kai PS Vita Game Sells Over 200,000 Copies

posted on by Karen Ressler

The official Twitter account of the staff for the Kan Colle (Kantai Collection) PC browser game announced on Sunday that the KanColle Kai PlayStation Vita game has sold more than 200,000 copies, including the retail package and digital download editions. The game shipped on February 18 in Japan, and sold 140,757 in its first week.

The game had experienced multiple delays, and was originally scheduled for release in 2014.

Kadokawa Games launched the original free-to-play browser game with the service provider in April 2013. In the game, players compete with cards featuring female moe characters inspired by World War II combat and utility vessels such as aircraft carriers, submarines, battleships, and cruisers. Players build, organize, and repair their anthropomorphized fleet to progress through maps. The game includes characters based on ships from the Imperial Japanese Navy, the German Kriegsmarine, and Italy's Regia Marina.

The original game inspired a television anime adaptation that premiered in January 2015. The final episode of the television anime series had revealed in March that the television anime would get a sequel. The game is also inspiring an anime film that will open in 2016. The sequel and the anime film are separate projects that are going into production at the same time.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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