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

Destiny is less than 48 hours away, and I imagine plenty of you wish you could just skip ahead to the moment its servers go live. As agonizing as the final days of waiting can be, counting down to a highly-anticipated game (or console) can be a lot of fun, especially if you've got a group of like-minded friends or a launch event to attend.

Thanks to Amazon, I'll probably never have to join the freezing ranks of diehard fans in tents, but I was happy to wait in a GameStop for a few hours during Super Smash Bros. Brawl's launch. I had avoided as many character reveals and general details as possible, but watching my friends get crushed in a pre-launch tournament was kind of great, as was chatting with the mass of strangers united by a love for Smash. Of course, it was a race to get home as soon as midnight rolled around, followed by a futile attempt to quietly lose our composure over Brawl's opening sequence.

Launch tournaments aren't everyone's bag, of course. What's the best event you've held or attended for a release date? Did you schedule an entire day with friends to burn on your new arrival? Which game or console was it that had you wishing hours could pass as fast as minutes? Tell us about your favorite launch memories, right after you check this week's Japanese hardware sales after the break!


3DS LL: 30,111 [UP] 1,323
Vita: 19,578 [UP] 4,269
Wii U: 8,584 [DOWN] 401
PS3: 7,895 [UP] 5,519
3DS: 7,404 [UP] 490
PS4: 6,502 [UP] 579
Vita TV: 1,156 [UP] 38
PSP: 187 [DOWN] 137
Xbox 360: 86 [DOWN] 91








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