It's happened... it's finally happened. Hatsune Miku, the virtual singer that took the gaming world by storm and is rivaled in popularity only by My Little Pony, has made her way to the PlayStation 3 at a retailer near you and to the PlayStation Network.
Some of you might see the image of the character, see the ridiculous outfit, hear the ridiculous music, see the ridiculous dancing and think “Hey, I've seen that somewhere before... haven't I?!” and while memories of vacationing your brain on 4Chan may recoil some unsightly image or two in relation to Hatsune Miku, it was probably one of the many Steam Workshop games on Steam that really got you acquainted with Miku.
The virtual singer has become more popular in the modding community than with console gamers. Even if you have no idea what Project Diva F is, all it takes is one trip to Garry's Mod, Team Fortress or your resident 3D modeling community and Miku is plastered up all over the place.
The popularity of this karaoke-style virtual singer has reached maximum apex, and Sega has decided that it's time to cash in... on western audiences.
As noted in the press release...
Hatsune Miku is the world's most popular digital singer produced by Crypton Future Media,INC. Her popularity continues to increase in the West, with over 1 Million dedicated Western fans on Facebook. Step onto the world's ultimate stage and join Hatsune Miku in an all-new video game featuring selections from her most popular songs. Experience Miku’s music like never before as you test your skills by tapping buttons to the beat.
Yes, this is a rhythm-matching music game, similar to your Dance, Dance Revolutions and Bust-A-Grooves, except it's ripe with pop-music galore and would require several large cellars of wine from Venice if you wanted to match it up with all the cheese present in the game.
If the over-the-top pop ridiculousness of Hatsune Miku has captured your heart and opened your soul to this truly Japanese game, you can grab a copy of it from your local retailer or pick up a digital copy from the PlayStation Network.
With more than 90 costumes to don, 100 accessories to fix up your Miku and enough pop-songs to make the RIAA cringe with envy, you can experience all the wonderful awesomeness of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F right now.
Need more info? Feel free to pay a kind visit to the official website.