Phantasy Star Online 2 hits 500,000 downloads on PS4, still isn't coming west dammit



After enjoying the original Phantasy Star Online for many years, both offline by way of split-screen and online, I was thrilled to hear that there would be a true sequel on a modern day console. But likewise, years have passed since then, and it still hasn't come west. You can easily download a translated international version since it's free-to-play, but it isn't the same (for me at least), as many of my friends aren't going to partake unless it's an official release.

Meanwhile, Phantasy Star Online 2 has hit 500,000 downloads on PS4 in Japan alone in less than a year. At this point there have been a ton of updates and content added to it, and Sega is so happy with this new milestone that they're adding even more.

So happy that they'll announce updated news on the localization soon? No? Okay. In the meantime I'll continue to rally for it. Sega could theoretically collapse and sell off its IP, THQ style, and I'd still be sending letters to whatever publisher buys PSO to do it. Capcom, maybe? It would be a great compliment to Monster Hunter.

Phantasy Star Online 2 [Sega via Gematsu]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Phantasy Star Online 2   (27)   From our database:

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 will eventually 'end up on all platforms,' says Xbox boss - Chris Carter
  • Microsoft stole Sony's thunder with that shocking Phantasy Star Online 2 localization announcement - Chris Carter
  • Xbox is bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 west next year - Brett Makedonski
  • Muv-Luv and Sonic are invading Phantasy Star Online 2, which still isn't out in the west - Chris Carter
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 just hit one million users on PS4, now bring it west please - Chris Carter
  • Phantasy Star Online is doing a wild King of Fighters crossover - Chris Carter
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 will be getting Persona Dancing crossover items - Chris Moyse
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud is out now on Switch in Japan - Chris Carter
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud will have a Link costume - Peter Glagowski
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #action #PC #phantasy star #PS4 #Role-Playing Games #Sega



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!