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Stiq Figures, October 8 - 14: Ape Escape edition


Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter. Every week, we take a look at, uh, something – meanwhile, the previous week's Japanese hardware sales figures are posted after the jump, and a discussion of said figures takes place in our comments. It may not be conventional, but it's a time-honored Joystiq tradition.

Last week on Stiq Figures, we paged through the official Final Fantasy VIII website. Taking a nostalgic ride through a tiny Flash site was so fun that we visited another one this week: the official site for Sony's PS1 classic, Ape Escape.

Ape Escape, which released in June 1999, was considered innovative in its use of Sony's DualShock controller, as players moved a boy named Spike while swinging a net to capture monkeys by using both analog sticks on the controller.

Naturally, the game's official site drove the point home, as the Flash-based webpage included an image of a DualShock controller for viewers to use for navigation. The still-active site also contains two mini-games for players to toy with, one of which is seen above. Now, bask in the collective cringes from web designers across the globe.

3DS LL: 52,079 [UP] 13,033 (33.38%)
3DS: 27,221 [UP] 2,598 (10.55%)
PS3: 26,312 [DOWN] 15,906 (37.68%)
PSP: 15,585 [DOWN] 2,184 (12.29%)
Vita: 6,134 [DOWN] 1,823 (22.91%)
Wii: 4,476 [DOWN] 373 (7.69%)
Xbox 360: 2,400 [DOWN] 2,494 (50.96%)
PS2: 911 [UP] 17 (1.90%)
DSi: 282 [DOWN] 48 (14.55%)
DSi LL: 255 [DOWN] 89 (25.87%)

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