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Things are nearly back to normal after E3 2014, including our sleep schedules. It's been a while since we've endured the 3:30 a.m. haze, teetering from side to side, keeping our brains awake with cold drinks and sheer willpower. Late nights aren't always about being productive though – some games sap hours from the clock without us noticing, but they're usually so good at their craft that we hardly mind.

Persona 3 is king of claiming dozens of hours I initially intended for sleep. I'd bike home from double shifts of cooking and waiting tables and head straight for the PS2, eager to clear a few more floors of the towering, Shadow-filled Tartarus. Fusing Personas and studying for virtual grades led to plenty of sluggish real-world lunch shifts, but every journey home ended the same way.

I spend free time more conservatively now that my schedule's filled with shifts and errands, but I'm wary of the same scenario happening when I start The Witcher 2 tonight. Are there any games that have conquered your latest hours? Maybe you have weekly shootouts with friends online or get regularly lost in a compelling MMO? Tell us about the games that steal away your nights after checking this week's Japanese hardware sales past the break!

3DS LL: 30,924 [UP] 12,148
Wii U: 13,766 [DOWN] 5,546
Vita: 11,450 [DOWN] 1,409
PS4: 9,466 [UP] 2,958
PSP: 9,365 [UP] 7,944
PS3: 6,561 [DOWN] 361
3DS: 5,346 [UP] 389
Vita TV: 1,193 [UP] 95
Xbox 360: 255 [DOWN] 0
[Image: Atlus]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.