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Alternative Names

テイルズ オブ ジ アビス

Developer

Namco Tales Studio

Genre

Role-Playing

Other Versions

PS2, All

Release Dates

02/14/12 Namco Bandai
06/30/11 Namco Bandai
11/25/11 Namco Bandai

Community Stats

Owners: 90
Favorite: 16
Tracked: 3
Wishlist: 10
Now Playing: 16
 
8.5

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Tales of the Abyss (3DS) > Opinions (83)

Machina posted 22/11/2020, 12:47
Japanese shipment figure only.
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NoirSon posted 28/11/2016, 12:21
Namco left money on the table, while a original game may have been cost prohibited. They probably could have made profit off of ports of some of the Vita or older games (like the Symphonia collection if possible) if released in the US on the 3DS.
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b00moscone posted 16/02/2016, 03:38
Great game! Deserves a lot more sales.
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atma998 posted 26/12/2015, 07:37
750K. This remake sold more than most of the original Tales games.
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leedlelee posted 25/10/2015, 10:09
I actually still see this game new at big retailers like Target all the time...
If any of my fellow Americans are looking for a new copy of this title, come to New York and look for a Target...
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Darwinianevolution posted 22/09/2015, 04:06
This game needs a reprint. I see used copies as expensive as a new copy sold through the internet. The demand is there.
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AfricanSanta posted 31/08/2014, 04:48
I hope this can reach 750k, not sure if this is gonna have the legs.....
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NoirSon posted 08/03/2014, 07:37
@supernihilist: Most JRPG fans probably have either a 3DS and/or Vita, this currently is the only Tales game on the system and a fan favorite, second to maybe Symphonia or possibly 3rd thanks to Xilla. Folks are going to grab it, heck they could drop it on eShop and watch folk snatch it up.
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supernihilist posted 31/01/2014, 03:55
how come this is still selling=??
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atma998 posted 31/01/2014, 12:17
0.59M, sold better than the original who did 0.57M. Quite impressive!
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KingWithNoKrown posted 07/01/2014, 10:43
Awesome to see this is doing so well and with pretty good legs at that. Nearing 300k in the US for a JRPG is almost unheard of these days. Abyss is a classic.

I hope Banco sees the potential for the series on the 3DS.
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Fededx posted 03/01/2014, 10:24
And it's still selling, amazing. It won't reach a million, but it's gonna sell at least 650k LT.
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Nem posted 22/08/2013, 11:30
I would, because hideo Baba said the Japanese wanted the games on the Playstation format. I think they will just stick to the PS#. But i agree, it would make sense to make them for the 3DS. If not only more ports.
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atma998 posted 27/07/2013, 03:47
Wow 0.51M for a port of Tales is excellent! I won't be surprised to see a new Tales on 3DS.
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DieAppleDie posted 08/06/2013, 01:42
congrats for the half mil, really good for a port like this
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Nem posted 05/06/2013, 03:20
Its not that bad. Its the same system as symphonia.
Anyways... wow 500k. I wonder if namco is gonna be bringing new tales to the 3DS given they seem to not be pleased with the Vita.
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NoirSon posted 23/05/2013, 05:46
To play Tales of the Abyss now, requires a bit of nostalgia because if you have played or even seen some of the more recent games it will feel/look archaic. Still, this game has done pretty well for a quick cash grab on Namco's part.
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DieAppleDie posted 02/04/2013, 01:34
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DieAppleDie posted 18/01/2013, 02:58
i think tales of Innocence has at least an excelent story, and uses the hardware to its limits
Abyss just fails in everything, i just couldnt highlight anything i liked...sorry
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Nem posted 10/01/2013, 02:02
So.. no to the question. I completely disagree with youa cessment. I dont think you got the combat system, its as good as Symphonia and Vesperia. The storyline is so good a full 26 episode anime of it was made. The graphics are PS2 level, as its a port of a PS2 game. But you can easily say they are better than the ones for the upcoming Pokemon X and Y.
The reason its selling is because its good. Its considered one of the best games in the Tales of series... i just dont know how you failed to see that. Maybe you just dont enjoy the series, as its not your thing. I dont see where any of it can be considered awful though.
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DieAppleDie posted 09/01/2013, 03:01
Im a JRPG fan, i would have loved to like this game very much, sadly, the sub par visuals, lame story and boring exploration and fighting mechanics deprived me from doing it
I think this game is awful, im surprised it has sold that much
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Nem posted 08/01/2013, 07:47
Alright, give me examples of 3DS RPG's that put it to shame then.

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DieAppleDie posted 07/01/2013, 01:24
mmm no
i just think this game isnt good enough
and i give you examples of much less known games that put it to shame
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Nem posted 24/12/2012, 08:31
You obviously have a creative idea of what is good and bad. For reference Baiten kaitos is a 2D background game. Abyss is fully 3D. Its not even comparable.
Arc rise fantasia is a Wii game aswell. I am to conclude you are obviously trolling.
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DieAppleDie posted 09/12/2012, 03:58
this game is baaad, really bad
Baten kaitos is not much better tbh, at least it has good grafix and great fighting mechanics

Arc rise fantasia is 9000 times better than this ugly snoozefest
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Nem posted 27/11/2012, 01:14
Err... im not gonna say Baten Kaitos is bad, besides the fact its only available to the late Gamecube, but Tales of the Abyss is a really great RPG. I dont know what goes over one's head to even spout such nonsense. Besides, this port is an improvement over the original.
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DieAppleDie posted 25/11/2012, 01:47
this game is bad
Baten kaitos is over 9000 times better
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Nem posted 16/11/2012, 10:26
Wooo... its about to break 400k. I recall reading Namco's predictions for this game were 250k. I want more "Tales of" on the 3DS. Make it happen Namco!
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atma998 posted 20/10/2012, 10:02
0.38M, these are good sales for a handheld Tales.
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acdcste posted 15/10/2012, 01:12
This should show nintendo that bringing more japanese games over would work. Sales are 140k in japan and 240k for the rest of the world. Baffling they dont release games like monster hunter 3g and dragon quest really.
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JazzB1987 posted 18/09/2012, 10:06
I waited for the game to get discounted* because of their lazyness

(my nephew pressed some keys and then enter lol)
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JazzB1987 posted 18/09/2012, 10:04
To bad they were so lazy and had no intention to translate it to german or french.
I mean maybe just hire 1 guy to translate and 1 guy to check and done. This would have inceased the sales alot and with almost no extra cost. (given how bad the text translation of ToS DoNW on Wii is they know how to hire only 1 guy. Abyss is the better game and they dont transalte it... Graces is even better and it doesnt even come to the west on Wii...... third party will never learn...)



I waited for the game to get discoujht
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DieAppleDie posted 21/08/2012, 01:08
just bought it but havent played it yet
i have many games to play atm!!!!!!
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Ganoncrotch posted 23/07/2012, 03:45
@Nem
8000 more copies to sell in USA til your right mate :D really great to see, show more devs that we like a bit of rpg goodness in the west too. get some more of these games rolling out.

Really great game btw, if you played this on the ps2 and liked it, it is a pretty perfect port but the loading times have been made so so faster you'll be far more immersed in this version no doubt about it.

+1 for europes sales here :]
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Nem posted 19/06/2012, 07:55
It will be pretty funny if this game ends up with more lifetime sales on the US than in Japan. Who says the west doesnt like their tales? Maybe the professional reviewers dont, but the players sure do!
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Iveyboi posted 06/06/2012, 06:28
Just picked it up after playing my first Tales entry (Graces f).
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Bristow9091 posted 21/05/2012, 11:51
Just ordered this game today and it'll be here tomorrow, can't wait! I wonder if these sales mean they'll release more Tales games in the west, more specifically released in the EU, I also have Tales of Graces F on preorder (The special edition too!)
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Nem posted 09/04/2012, 01:29
I think the sales this game achieved are proof that theres a very good audience for Tales games in the 3DS. Hopefully means we will get more of these come over.
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Conegamer posted 07/04/2012, 05:08
Great game, loving it so far! Took forever to find though...
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JTurner82 posted 05/04/2012, 11:22
300k... not bad, not bad at all.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 20/03/2012, 03:55
finally!!! European re-stock for this damn game, and a normal price!! : )
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Mad55 posted 04/03/2012, 09:47
Looks like they made sales expectations. woot and it will still continue to sale for a min so they should exceed expectations.
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Nem posted 04/03/2012, 03:59
Slowly the game is creeping up to 50k sales in europe, even despite beeing overpriced by sellers.
Its definitly money Namco could be having and they chose not to.
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spurgeonryan posted 01/03/2012, 04:05
I am sorry, but I will not pay over 29.99-39.99 for a handheld game. No wonder 3DS sales are not that great in the UK. 50-60 pounds is a lot!
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Nem posted 28/02/2012, 01:41
Yes it goes for a minimum of 50-60 pounds for a copy of Tales of the abyss. A game that released only 3 months ago. Been that way since month one.
either way for what i basically a port to have sold half of what the original did is quite awesome. I hope Namco gets the message and brings out more Tales for the 3DS.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 26/02/2012, 11:59
and on top of that, it is very very expensive in amazon : L
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 26/02/2012, 11:54
EU shipments must be almost sold out, not to be found in any UK shop i went or even ebay
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Wetcoaster posted 26/02/2012, 03:54
Wasn't Namco's expectation 250k? Fantastic job, TotA!
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Last_Dream posted 26/02/2012, 01:12
Great sales number for Abyss.... Hopefully we will got more new English Tales for 3DS.....
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spurgeonryan posted 26/02/2012, 04:18
YES!!! Great sales. I was not expecting it to do this well. Very happy!
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Mad55 posted 25/02/2012, 10:54
Nice abyss good us first week.
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Mr Puggsly posted 25/02/2012, 05:36
I beat this on PS2 a while back. One of my favorite JRPGs.
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trasharmdsister12 posted 21/02/2012, 09:53
Traded in Super Scribblenauts and SM3DL to get my NA copy today. I
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spurgeonryan posted 13/02/2012, 03:35
I still am happy with the sales on it though. The West should double it.
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Nem posted 31/01/2012, 04:04
I managed to get a copy last week. Had to look through several shops and there was one with 2 copies. I got one and some lucky guy will get the last one. Its really sad how difficult this game is to get. Namco undershot the demand quite a bit. This was a new tales games for europe, of course there would be demand for it. Silly Namco... It goes on amazon for 70+ euros.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 21/01/2012, 04:29
couldn't find it anywhere... : (
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Metroid33slayer posted 20/01/2012, 11:07
I want this but not at £34.99 thats just over $54, a complete rip off for a port of a 6 year old ps2 game and its rarity means the price is only going to get higher. Oh well i might have to miss this one.
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Zornica posted 17/01/2012, 09:12
bought the last copy yesterday. my whole country is sold out. couldn't find a single shop with a copy left.
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Zornica posted 17/01/2012, 09:12
bought the last copy yesterday. my whole country is sold out. couldn't find a single shop with a copy left.
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JTurner82 posted 07/01/2012, 05:18
Hope it does better here, although I must say, the overall total of 180k seems kinda short of the 250k goal Namco was aiming for. Hopefully the US sales will push it to that level.
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Mad55 posted 17/12/2011, 05:07
why did they ship so little? it could have done a bit better over the past few weeks. hopefully they wont do this for graces.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 17/12/2011, 12:01
and to think I have to buy this as well, hopefully I'll find it in stock...
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Bitfreak posted 12/12/2011, 01:45
The only reason shops are saying their sold out is because they probably got one or two copies of the game in, where I work between the whole company we have like 5 copies left in the warehouse and most of the employee's nab them or reserve them before the customers get a chance to see it hit the shelves. Like I did :D
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Lord_Yggdrassil posted 10/12/2011, 07:42
NO EFFIN WAY it sold 20k. This game is literally out of stock everywhere. I bet half those sales were FAKE SALES. Loads of Online Stores had "in stock" but a lot of them are cancelling their orders. Vgchartz tracking system is flawed. Namco have said they will ship 2nd shipment in January
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Mad55 posted 09/12/2011, 09:09
up!!!!!! wow Euorpe namco must have shipped some mroe copies cause everyone said it was sold out first week.
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idioteva posted 08/12/2011, 03:28
You may be complaining about weak EU sales but believe it or not, it's sold out everytwhere. You can't get anymore copies at least not under $140
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Vueguy posted 08/12/2011, 05:04
they should have remaster it to HD for the PS3 with trophies support, i think it would probably sell better.
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DarkCronos posted 06/12/2011, 10:09
horrible EU sales... and to think that two of my friends just bought a 3ds only to play this game...
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Mad55 posted 06/12/2011, 08:12
awwww....
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Mad55 posted 02/12/2011, 11:16
no sales for this in Europe yet?
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KingEidilleg posted 26/11/2011, 11:50
It will be mine come next week
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DarkCronos posted 12/10/2011, 08:04
@outlawauron: this game was never released in europe on ps2
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Mr Puggsly posted 11/10/2011, 11:16
Not great numbers in Japan, probably would have done better on PSP.
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outlawauron posted 26/09/2011, 05:23
@ Mr. T-tar what do you mean? This game was localized for the PS2 years ago.
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MrT-Tar posted 15/09/2011, 10:18
so glad that this game is being localised, I'm getting it day 1. It's a shame it wasn't originally
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pokeclaudel posted 28/08/2011, 03:06
3ds price drop seemed to help this game a little. Hopefully it'll do better in the west
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spurgeonryan posted 26/07/2011, 07:20
Damn! They already got the PEGI rating. someone gave this a Ten?
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cromeros posted 09/07/2011, 03:00
Good First Week in Japan! :D
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 08/07/2011, 05:34
Namco said they expect at least 250k, hopefully they are talking about WW sales, not just Japan
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kopstudent89 posted 08/07/2011, 05:16
Well this will barely crawl to 100k at this rate... im a bit disappointed :/
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spurgeonryan posted 08/07/2011, 03:26
Great sales! Keep the games coming in Japan and you will be king 3DS!
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MrT-Tar posted 01/07/2011, 11:18
I'm so glad that this is coming to Europe, I'm definitely getting this!
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DarkBahamut87 posted 12/05/2011, 07:21
Coming in America and Europe in late 2011!
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Shipping Total

150,000 Units
As of: June 30th, 2011

Opinion (83)

Machina posted 22/11/2020, 12:47
Japanese shipment figure only.
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NoirSon posted 28/11/2016, 12:21
Namco left money on the table, while a original game may have been cost prohibited. They probably could have made profit off of ports of some of the Vita or older games (like the Symphonia collection if possible) if released in the US on the 3DS.
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b00moscone posted 16/02/2016, 03:38
Great game! Deserves a lot more sales.
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atma998 posted 26/12/2015, 07:37
750K. This remake sold more than most of the original Tales games.
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leedlelee posted 25/10/2015, 10:09
I actually still see this game new at big retailers like Target all the time...
If any of my fellow Americans are looking for a new copy of this title, come to New York and look for a Target...
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Darwinianevolution posted 22/09/2015, 04:06
This game needs a reprint. I see used copies as expensive as a new copy sold through the internet. The demand is there.
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