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Stiq Figures, October 21 - 27: My backlog haunts me edition

Welcome to Stiq Figures, where the sales data is after the break and the posts don't matter.

Look at this picture. Look at it! That's just a fraction of what I wish I had the time to play, and I haven't even filled in the PS3-shaped chasm of games that I've missed out on during this generation. So what am I doing with the coming weeks, you ask? I, uh ... might have a PS4 and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag pre-ordered. Most of these games haven't been started, never mind the hours involved with actually completing RPGs like Final Fantasy 9 and Lost Odyssey, but I've already set myself up to jump into a whole new library!

Every purchase I make on Amazon feels like a relapse on a self-control level. As I fetch the involved pouches from the mailbox, I can't help but wonder if I'm just throwing money away by buying things to put them on a shelf. What other use could extra games serve when I'm already buried?

If you're anything like me (hello, Steam users), maybe we should peer-pressure each other into finishing what we've already purchased before going on spending sprees for every game we've ever wanted. Unless you've got a master plan to wrap things up before these new consoles hit, in which case you should totally share it with me before I spend grocery money on games. Let's talk backlogs in the comments, right after you check out this week's Japanese hardware sales after the jump!


3DS LL: 69,001 [DOWN] 25,987
3DS: 40,507 [DOWN] 19,083
Vita: 24,513 [DOWN] 1,250
PS3: 11,460 [DOWN] 183
PSP: 3,807 [UP] 156
Wii U: 2,598 [DOWN] 401
Wii: 742 [DOWN] 64
Xbox 360: 351 [DOWN] 188

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