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PantherLotus
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(10-02-2008, 04:30 AM)
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1. [PS2] Super Robot Taisen Z (Namco Bandai) 366,493 / NEW
2. [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon Co.) 195,479 / 1,474,000
3. [NDS] Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Nintendo) 65,257 / 852,000
4. [NDS] World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi Ishi (SEGA) 55,938 / NEW
5. [PS2] Kinnikuman Muscle Grand Prix Max 2 Tokumori (Namco Bandai) 35,240 / NEW

6. [NDS] Dragon Ball: Origins (Namco Bandai) 29,879 / 102,000
7. [PS3] Cross Edge (Compile Heart) 22,386 / NEW
8. [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) 21,261 / 2,684,000
9. [PS3] Aquanaut's Holiday: Kakusareta Kiroku (SCEI) 17,646 / NEW
10. [WII] Disaster: Day of Crisis (Nintendo) 14,310 / NEW

11. [NDS] Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (Nintendo)
12. [PSP] Mana Khemia Portable (Gust)
13. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
14. [PS3] Trusty Bell (Namco Bandai)
15. [NDS] Quiz Magic Academy (Konami)
16. [NDS] Knights in the Nightmare (Sting)
17. [PSP] Hitman Reborn (Marvelous)
18. [PSP] Shinobido PSP (Spike)
19. [WII] Soul Eater: Montone Princess (Square Enix)
20. [NDS] Intuition! (Rocket)
21. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo)
22. [PS2] Haruka Nogizaka's Secret: Cosplay Has Started (ASCII Media Works)
23. [WII] One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Episode 1 (Namco Bandai)
24. [PS2] J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship (Konami)
25. [NDS] Dragon Quest V (Square Enix)
26. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2 G (SEGA)
27. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master 2: The Seven Island Adventure (Namco Bandai)
28. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
29. [WII] Sim City Creator (Electronic Arts)
30. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven (Level 5)

31. [NDS] Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light (Nintendo)
32. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
33. [NDS] U-Can Pen Ji Training DS (SEGA)
34. [NDS] Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo)
35. [NDS] Beautiful Letter Training DS (Nintendo)
36. [360] Infinite Undiscovery (Square Enix)
37. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable (SEGA)
38. [PS3] Afrika (SCEI)
39. [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
40. [360] Tales of Vesperia (Namco Bandai)
41. [WII] Bomberman Party Edition (Hudson)
42. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 (Konami)
43. [NDS] Kumatanchi (Bear girl) (Dimple Entertainment)
44. [PS2] Hokuoki: Shinsengumi Kitan (Idea Factory)
45. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo)
46. [PS2] Sugar + Spice! Anoko no Suteki na Nanimokamo (Everything as lovely as this) (Alchemist)
47. [NDS] Kanji Brain 2 + Dictionary (IE Institute)
48. [PS2] True Fortune (Enterbrain)
49. [NDS] Brain Training 2 (Nintendo)
50. [NDS] Observation Training (Nintendo)

NDS - 21
WII - 10
PS2 - 7
PSP - 6
PS3 - 4
360 - 2




Code:

Hardware | This Week | Last Week | Last 4 Weeks |    YTD    |    LTD      
DS       |    57,847 |    61,242 |      234,360 | 2,364,406 | 23,537,464
WII      |    26,314 |    29,921 |      119,049 | 2,190,158 |  6,806,297
PSP      |    25,671 |    28,674 |      118,963 | 2,783,200 | 10,448,277
360      |    11,291 |    13,777 |       54,300 |   188,895 |    696,236
PS2      |     9,848 |     7,720 |       33,185 |           | 
PS3      |     8,275 |     8,156 |       32,801 |   682,250 |  2,323,926















Media Create Sales: 09/15 - 09/21
Media Create Sales: 09/08 - 09/14
Media Create Sales: 09/01 - 09/07
Media Create Sales: 08/25 - 08/31
Media Create Sales: 08/18 - 08/24




Software numbers are typically posted on Wednesday nights at about midnight Eastern.
Hardware numbers are typically posted Thursday nights at about 9:20 PM Eastern.
Historic Famitsu Data Compiled by Garaph.
All charts belong to LotusCharts and will be linked accordingly.
Last edited by PantherLotus; 10-07-2008 at 06:42 AM.
jj984jj
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(10-02-2008, 04:32 AM)
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Marketing DIZASUTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA~
Tenbatsu
(10-02-2008, 04:33 AM)
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10. [WII] Disaster: Day of Crisis (Nintendo) 14,000

Yeah a little bit better!
nbcjr
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(10-02-2008, 04:33 AM)
loads of newcomers
v4gr4nt
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(10-02-2008, 04:34 AM)

Originally Posted by PantherLotus

10. [WII] Disaster: Day of Crisis (Nintendo) 14,000 / NEW

*insert lame joke
Jonnyram
(10-02-2008, 04:36 AM)
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It's like Monolithsoft is destined to always be a victim of bad marketing. Not that the game is any good in this case, but they never seem to have much success with their games, no matter how good they are.
Smiles and Cries
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(10-02-2008, 04:36 AM)
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:lol :lol :lol @ Dizzatuh talk about fail, and Nintendo did buy the developer right?
markatisu
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(10-02-2008, 04:36 AM)
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Thats great, people are going to be calling it a bomb but its #10...the benefits of a slow week I guess :lol

I wonder what the LTD will be, next week will show I guess if it falls off completely or has some legs similar to Wario and Fatal Frame IV
HK-47
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(10-02-2008, 04:37 AM)
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How is Dragonball DS compared to other games of its kind?
Jaruru
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(10-02-2008, 04:37 AM)
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Disaster: Day of TOP TEN :D
Valkyr Junkie
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(10-02-2008, 04:37 AM)
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Disappointing numbers for #9 and #10
PantherLotus
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(10-02-2008, 04:53 AM)
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Is it really a Disaster if we saw it coming? I mean, we all knew it was going to do badly. I predicted sub-20k, many predicted around 13k which was pretty close. If we could all see it coming, how can we act surprised? It looks to be a mediocre game by a mediocre developer, targeted towards a western audience.

This isn't a disaster. It's a debacle.


(hyperbolically speaking)
Vinnk
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(10-02-2008, 04:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jonnyram

It's like Monolithsoft is destined to always be a victim of bad marketing. Not that the game is any good in this case, but they never seem to have much success with their games, no matter how good they are.

Is it really a bad game? I have 2 friends who got it and they both loved it. I was planning to buy it too, but my plane tickets for TGS turned out to be more expensive than expected.
Ike
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(10-02-2008, 04:55 AM)
Rhythm Tengoku is really showing that it has legs.
perfectchaos007
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(10-02-2008, 04:56 AM)
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You see guys? Nintendo proved themselves right as usual. The consumers don't WANT hardcore games. Nintendo should stick to casual non-games.
Jaruru
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(10-02-2008, 04:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by perfectchaos007

You see guys? Nintendo proved themselves right as usual. The consumers don't WANT hardcore games. Nintendo should stick to casual non-games.

whatever that sells. money is money. every company does the same.
Olaeh
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(10-02-2008, 05:02 AM)
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I predicted 10k for Dizastuh, so I guess it did a little better than I thought *statistical noise*

Is World Destruction considered a bomba?
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(10-02-2008, 05:05 AM)
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Disaster had no buzz surrounding it whatsoever. In the past, Nintendo would have given a game like this the H.A.M.M.E.R. before ever even hitting retail.

Times sure have changed...
markatisu
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(10-02-2008, 05:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vinnk

Is it really a bad game? I have 2 friends who got it and they both loved it.

That seems to be the consensus from those that actually bought it, and in the actual Disaster thread it seems the gameplay and game itself are solid its just the graphics and the cheese factor that get hit (mostly by those with no intention of every buying it in the first place, like with a lot of Wii games)

So if people predicted 10-13k and it made that why is it a failure? Sometimes I don't get sales age because it seems that in theory everything should open big at #1 and when things fall in line they are failures

Capt Rainbow, that was an utter failure. Nights was an utter failure. I am not so sure that Disaster can be declared this minute an utter failure.
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(10-02-2008, 05:08 AM)
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The conference is starting soon and I dunno where to post sorry:(
http://www.famitsu.com/blog/express/
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(10-02-2008, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tenbatsu

The conference is starting soon and I dunno where to post sorry:(
http://www.famitsu.com/blog/express/

There's a locked sticky a mod will unlock if they see that there's information like that out there.
Vinnk
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(10-02-2008, 05:14 AM)
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Now of course Disaster had no hype for it until a few weeks ago. But I would say that it was fairly heavily advertised. Watching television the last few week, I saw dozens of ads for Disaster (many during prime time). I would say I say more ads for this than any other single game last week. And even as late as yesterday I was seeing TV ads for it.

True, I didn't see any in store displays or many print ads, but Nintendo obviously spent some money on their TV campaign. The fact that it still bombed point to one of the following reasons.

1. No one wants a hardcore game on the Wii

2. People want a hardcore game but not a Western focused one (see No More Heroes)

3. People want to know about a game more than 2 weeks before it comes out.


If the answer is 1, then Nintendo won't bother to try. They make plenty of money on other games. If the answer is 2, then the game still might break even in the Western markets. If the answer is 3, then Nintendo is to blame but it still dosn't change the fact that they make plenty of money on games that sell themselves. Thus giving them little motivation to change their stratagy.
zoku88
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(10-02-2008, 05:17 AM)
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For some reason, I thought X-edge got released a while ago, :lol :lol
markatisu
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(10-02-2008, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vinnk

1. No one wants a hardcore game on the Wii

2. People want a hardcore game but not a Western focused one (see No More Heroes)

3. People want to know about a game more than 2 weeks before it comes out.

I think its a bit of all 3, but I still resist #3 because in this generation that just does not seem to matter. The people who are interested in a game that intensely are already aware of its date of release, the rest seem to do just fine in word of mouth.

I guess its like a chicken and egg, do you advertise way in advance and deal with it still bombing or figure its going to bomb and just advertise a few weeks before. You make the same amt either way but spend less on marketing so it makes some business sense.
Corran Horn
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(10-02-2008, 05:19 AM)
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No Infinite or Tales :(
PantherLotus
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(10-02-2008, 05:22 AM)
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...or perhaps people want a great hardcore game made by a great developer? It's cliche at this point but it holds true--if and when serious developers spend serious cash and resources developing, and serious publishers spend serious cash and resources advertising and marketing (and public relation-ing?), they will get serious sales.

Let's not mince words any longer. They get EXACTLY what they deserve. Call me when a serious effort (developing, advertising, marketing) fails.
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(10-02-2008, 05:22 AM)
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22. [PS2] Haruka Nogizaka's Secret: Cosplay Has Started (ASCII Media Works)
markatisu
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(10-02-2008, 05:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by PantherLotus

They get EXACTLY what they deserve. Call me when a serious effort (developing, advertising, marketing) fails.

That would actually need to happen on the Wii first
PantherLotus
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(10-02-2008, 05:24 AM)
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Cheesy: Thanks brother. Am I doing ok?
Cheesemeister
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(10-02-2008, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by PantherLotus

Cheesy: Thanks brother. Am I doing ok?

Looks fine, keep it up. I'll soon be at work in Tokyo when the data goes live.

Originally Posted by Jonnyram

It's like Monolithsoft is destined to always be a victim of bad marketing. Not that the game is any good in this case, but they never seem to have much success with their games, no matter how good they are.

GCN Baten Kaitos Origins - 12K first week

It's an improvement! :D
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(10-02-2008, 05:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by markatisu

Thats great, people are going to be calling it a bomb but its #10...the benefits of a slow week I guess :lol

I wonder what the LTD will be, next week will show I guess if it falls off completely or has some legs similar to Wario and Fatal Frame IV

First day sales were 10k, with 13-14k of first week sales I don't expect the game to have any sort of long-lasting legs. Because of the slow time we're in it might hover around the Top 50 for a few weeks, but that'll only net it a couple of thousand copies.
Well, it looks like Nintendo are, in fact, idiots. They took the GBA slot out of the DSi. :(
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(10-02-2008, 06:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by donny2112

Well, it looks like Nintendo are, in fact, idiots. They took the GBA slot out of the DSi. :(

I see the DSi as a complementary product, or will it replace the Lite just as that replaced the Phat?
apujanata
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(10-02-2008, 06:28 AM)
With Nov 1, 2008 release date, and 18,900 Yen price point, I don't think there is zero possibility that "PSP>DSL YTD 2008" can happen.
Fafalada
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(10-02-2008, 06:38 AM)

Originally Posted by donny2112

Well, it looks like Nintendo are, in fact, idiots. They took the GBA slot out of the DSi. :(

I think that the way they are apparently handling online store and SD slot is far more idiotic. But hey, as long as we can store our 0.3Mpixel photos in 16GB cards, it's all good. (ok probably 2GB since I doubt they support SDHC anyway).

Look at it on the "bright" side though, they'll probably let you rebuy all the GBA games through the online store eventually. Maybe even remakes of those DS games that use GBA slot.

Originally Posted by Phife Dawg

I see the DSi as a complementary product, or will it replace the Lite just as that replaced the Phat?

It'll be complementary, but that means that if I want to upgrade from DS Reg, I have to lose features. :(

3.25" screens
No GBA slot
3.0 Megapixel camera
Improved Audio playback capabilities
Bonus 1000 Nintendo Points for buying a DSi and connecting by Mar-09
DSWare games (Free, 200, 500, 800)
McDonald download kiosks
No additional charge Internet Browser for download
SD card slot for moving pictures (e.g. to the Wii)
FF:CChron DS/Wii game in Jan-09

Wii Stuff:
Download VC/WiiWare directly to SD cards but it sounds like you still have to "clean the fridge" to move it to the Wii to actually play it :(
Bonus 500 points for you and someone you get to log on to the internet with their Wii for the 1st time
AC Wii - 11/20, 7800 yen w/ Wii Speak
GameCube Classics? - Pikmin
jakncoke
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(10-02-2008, 06:41 AM)
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Is X-Edge/Aquanauts Holiday within predictions/below/surpassed?
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(10-02-2008, 06:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by PantherLotus

01. [PS2] Super Robot Wars Z (Namco Bandai) 366,000 / NEW

Believe in a sign of Z!
PantherLotus
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(10-02-2008, 07:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by distantmantra

Believe in a sign of Z!

It's amazing to think what Sony would be doing right now if they had been able to transition that PS2 audience into the PS3.
cvxfreak
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(10-02-2008, 07:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Phife Dawg

I see the DSi as a complementary product, or will it replace the Lite just as that replaced the Phat?

I think the Lite will stick around longer than the Phat did.

But the thing is, I can't remember how long the Phat was around after the Lite.
Hammer24
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(10-02-2008, 08:31 AM)
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There goes my "software sells consoles" theory. Three PS3 games in the Top20 (two in the 10), and the console still gets nearly no push. :/
HK-47
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(10-02-2008, 08:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by donny2112

Well, it looks like Nintendo are, in fact, idiots. They took the GBA slot out of the DSi. :(

They had to pull a "stick with cartridges" some time...
jgwhiteus
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(10-02-2008, 08:35 AM)
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Rhythm Tengoku's sales are pretty much the same / higher than last week. Those are really good legs. It's guaranteed to be a million seller before the end of the year - good chance of it crossing 900K next week.
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(10-02-2008, 08:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hammer24

There goes my "software sells consoles" theory. Three PS3 games in the Top20 (two in the 10), and the console still gets nearly no push. :/

"software with great demand sells consoles" You can pump out as many games as you want but of course people have to actually care. Even then saturation and money/prices can play a small role to the point to where the results don't show right away.
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(10-02-2008, 08:42 AM)
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Where is my Kumatanchi ;_;
lo zaffo
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(10-02-2008, 08:56 AM)
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I don't think it is a good game but don't You think it is a bomba too?

19. [WII] Soul Eater: Montone Princess (Square Enix)
AnimeTheme
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(10-02-2008, 09:26 AM)

Originally Posted by cvxfreak

I think the Lite will stick around longer than the Phat did.

But the thing is, I can't remember how long the Phat was around after the Lite.

DS Phat got phased out very quickly. Seriously, Lite made Phat look like a bulk and buggy beta product.
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(10-02-2008, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by lo zaffo

I don't think it is a good game but don't You think it is a bomba too?

19. [WII] Soul Eater: Montone Princess (Square Enix)

Imo, Bad games can`t bomb. Just sell good or meet the expectations ;-)
Psychotext
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(10-02-2008, 09:40 AM)
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Looking forward to seeing what the DS numbers look like in November. :lol

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