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Yoshi
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(12-12-2012, 02:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kenshin001

Nice numbers for WiiU. Nintendo are really good with their advertising. The ads I've been seeing show the gamepad with games, videos, the Google homepage, it's clear exactly what it does. Just straightforward, what the customer needs and wants to see.

I'm not so sure if this is the reason for the good start. At launch, fans will buy the console even if they are not absolutely convinced by it. Seeing that even the Vita had a great start, the effectiveness of Nintendo's commercials should be judged a bit later. Also, even if their advertising is great, I fear that no amount of advertising can make up for the barren release list going into the next year. Mario is no magician (at least NSMB2 seems to imply he isn't anymore ;)) and an old Monster Hunter as well as an old DQ will not convince the masses to buy an expensive new hardware.
Beysus
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(12-12-2012, 02:22 PM)
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Has Nintendo announced a new Brain Age game? I remember those doing pretty well on the DS
watershed
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(12-12-2012, 02:22 PM)
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Japan is in full holiday mode now. 3ds hardware numbers are nice along with the software bumps. Style Savvy is about to break 200k! Japan truly is the one place where the 3ds is rocking.
Road
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(12-12-2012, 02:22 PM)

Originally Posted by Bumhead

Crazy numbers for the 3DS. Passed PS3's LTD.

I wonder how long it will take the Wii U to surpass the Vita LTD. That shouldn't really be a contest but I'm curious purely based on the amount of "lulz Vita outsold Wii U" headlines and rants from the UK and Japan launches over the last 2 weeks. Suppose we won't have a clue about that until at least next week to see how it's holding up.

If the Wii U continues selling 88% of the Wii (Media Create), then February.
Exterminieren
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(12-12-2012, 02:22 PM)
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Mother of God.

Nintendo lighting those holiday afterburners.
StreetsAhead
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(12-12-2012, 02:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Second

Has Nintendo announced a new Brain Age game? I remember those doing pretty well on the DS

Not sure if serious?

One came out ('Demon Training') on the same day as NSMB2.

Coming to the US/EU early next year.

It did not do nearly as well.
allan-bh
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(12-12-2012, 02:23 PM)
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Vita virtually flat this week, a terrible year end is coming.

3DS on other hand is unstoppable
frankie_baby
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(12-12-2012, 02:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Second

Has Nintendo announced a new Brain Age game? I remember those doing pretty well on the DS

There's one out, its selling OK but not spectacularly
watershed
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(12-12-2012, 02:25 PM)
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Man I was looking forward to the Vita catching some holiday coattails. At this point we can cross the holiday season as one potential factor to boost Vita numbers. What's next?
squall23
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(12-12-2012, 02:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by watershed

Man I was looking forward to the Vita catching some holiday coattails. At this point we can cross the holiday season as one potential factor to boost Vita numbers. What's next?

There is no next. Don't you remember? We can finally start judging it!
mclem
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(12-12-2012, 02:27 PM)
3DS > 5M by the end of the year looks rather likely. Who'd have imagined that in June last year?
Frillen
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(12-12-2012, 02:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by watershed

Man I was looking forward to the Vita catching some holiday coattails. At this point we can cross the holiday season as one potential factor to boost Vita numbers. What's next?

The big Holiday sales boosts hasn't even started though, which scares me a little. How high can the 3DS go? 599k high?
Beysus
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(12-12-2012, 02:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by StreetsAhead

Not sure if serious?

One came out ('Demon Training') on the same day as NSMB2.

Coming to the US/EU early next year.

It did not do nearly as well.

I didn't know..

Demon Training? lol
Just searched for it on Youtube. And yeah, that is a Brain Training game.

I hope they change the name in the West. Demon Training sounds stupid imo.
tkscz
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(12-12-2012, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by watershed

Man I was looking forward to the Vita catching some holiday coattails. At this point we can cross the holiday season as one potential factor to boost Vita numbers. What's next?

For the east maybe, but lets see how they do in the west after Christmas. As for Nintendo, holy fruit flies captain, that's a lot of sales. Someone edit that pie chart with all of Nintendo's products as one big section.
plufim
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(12-12-2012, 02:28 PM)

Originally Posted by squall23

There is no next. Don't you remember? We can finally start judging it!

There is that horrifying looking game where people rip their own spines out of their mouths to use as swords.


Eugh.
Exterminieren
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(12-12-2012, 02:28 PM)
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Why the hell did Wii rise this week?
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(12-12-2012, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Second

I didn't know..

Demon Training? lol
Just searched for it on Youtube. And yeah, thati s a Brain Training game.

I hope they change the name in the West. Demon Training sounds stupid imo.

Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training
frankie_baby
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(12-12-2012, 02:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Second

I didn't know..

Demon Training? lol
Just searched for it on Youtube. And yeah, that is a Brain Training game.

I hope they change the name in the West. Demon Training sounds stupid imo.

It'll be Dr kawashima's devilish brain training
Beysus
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(12-12-2012, 02:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training

That sounds better. Can't wait.
Loved the previous BT games.
Nekki
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(12-12-2012, 02:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Road

1 down, 3 to go:

Not for media create ;o

Nice opening for Wii U and accompanying software (even though ZombiU is a small dent lol). 3DS is just unstoppable, and AC has the holidays all for itself. Let's hope it lets other games in the platform grow and sell (meaning mostly third party stuff).
Alextended
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(12-12-2012, 02:30 PM)
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What's Sony gonna say next when they can't pull the "it hasn't had its first holiday yet" or whatever line?
Kenshin001
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(12-12-2012, 02:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yoshi

I'm not so sure if this is the reason for the good start. At launch, fans will buy the console even if they are not absolutely convinced by it. Seeing that even the Vita had a great start, the effectiveness of Nintendo's commercials should be judged a bit later. Also, even if their advertising is great, I fear that no amount of advertising can make up for the barren release list going into the next year. Mario is no magician (at least NSMB2 seems to imply he isn't anymore ;)) and an old Monster Hunter as well as an old DQ will not convince the masses to buy an expensive new hardware.

Maybe, but their advertising is ubiquitous, on the trains, on the TV and whenever I see their ads it's usually very straightforward, no weird or obscure stuff, just gameplay or families or kids playing a game. Sony ads are fewer and terrible in comparison and MS are almost non-existent. Obviously software is a big factor but the 3DS seems to sell regardless.
StreetsAhead
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(12-12-2012, 02:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Second

That sounds better. Can't wait.
Loved the previous BT games.

It's Concentration Training in the US, too.
creid
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(12-12-2012, 02:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chris1964

04./00. [WIU] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.12.08} (4.800) - 106.388 / NEW

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

[PS3] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. - 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

Edit: yeah, forgot about install base. Sorry, it's too early.
Last edited by creid; 12-12-2012 at 02:37 PM.
frankie_baby
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(12-12-2012, 02:31 PM)

Originally Posted by Alextended

What's Sony gonna say next when they can't pull the "it hasn't had its first holiday yet" or whatever line?

It hasn't even had its third holiday?

Lol
LOCK
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(12-12-2012, 02:32 PM)
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NSMB2 is beginning it's ascent. I wonder if it will replicate AC DS. That's my predictions anyway. I bet it hits 200k one week.

Oh and Nintendo Land = prophecy

japanrenamednintendoland.jpg
clay_ghost
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(12-12-2012, 02:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

How many ps3 was in the market by then ? lol
CronoShot
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(12-12-2012, 02:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

It's on a console with a userbase of 300k, compared to how many millions of PS3s were out there when MHP3HD came out. I think 100k isn't too bad considering.
frankie_baby
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(12-12-2012, 02:32 PM)

Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

Nice try
Frillen
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(12-12-2012, 02:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

[PS3] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. - 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

Joke post?
Road
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(12-12-2012, 02:33 PM)

Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

You think that's bad?

NSMBU sold 160k while NSMBWii sold 930k.

Wii U is dead.
bomma_man
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(12-12-2012, 02:34 PM)
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It'll be interesting to see how Nintendo deals with the widening gap between the interests of Japan and the west. The sales of the GCN/GBA and Wii/DS were roughly equivalent across the globe but this is something new.
Exterminieren
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(12-12-2012, 02:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

[PS3] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. - 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

I'm pretty sure there were more than 300K PS3s about by that point, though. XP
nickcv
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(12-12-2012, 02:35 PM)
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software wise the PS3 had a great performance

Software share across platforms in the top 20

Last edited by nickcv; 12-12-2012 at 02:40 PM.
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(12-12-2012, 02:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

[PS3] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. - 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

Wii U Hardware Base: 308.142
PS3 Hardware Base at that point: 6.906.173
Alextended
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(12-12-2012, 02:36 PM)
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Wish it was doing as well outside Japan. Just release games Nintendo, content sells systems, even if it seems like a loss to localize games that don't get mega sales in the long run it's good to have that kind of library variety for all tastes. If it was doing nearly as good in the West I'd probably have one already and not fear of what support it will get here. As it is I mostly want it for Monster Hunter. 3G which I don't mind too much it won't be online and 4 which will be online on 3DS too. But by the time 4 comes out it might be a dead platform in the West, 3G may have underperformed here, and then they don't even localize 4 and/or wait for 4G.
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(12-12-2012, 02:36 PM)
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Can 3DS exceed 400k a week to reach 10M LTD by end of year?
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Great numbers all around. Except for Vita and Layton Vs. Ace Attorney :/

Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

[PS3] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. - 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

There's always someone.
Kouriozan
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(12-12-2012, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by StreetsAhead



'Nintendo Land'

88.3% of hardware sales last week were Nintendo's.

Woah.
Nice numbers for hardware, hopefully software will do better now.
Nibel
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(12-12-2012, 02:38 PM)
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- Didn't know that Yakuza 5 was releasing this week :D One day I'll play them all. Great numbers!
- Welcome to Japan, Wii U - they say if you can make it there, you can make it nowhere else, but whatever; congratulations on selling a good amount of consoles in a clearly handheld dominated country! The next weeks will be way more interesting though (especially Q1 2013) and let's see if there will be huge word-to-mouth recommendation
- 3DS, you fucking unstoppable beast! I remember people posting shit like "Nintendo should cancel the 3DS and create a new handheld with better specs ASAP", good times man. The 3DS is here to stay and I'm excited to see how good it'll perform in a few months since Nintendo already dropped all (?) of their evergreen titles
frankie_baby
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(12-12-2012, 02:38 PM)

Originally Posted by BowieZ

Can 3DS exceed 400k a week to reach 10M LTD by end of year?

I doubt it now but it won't be far off, maybe first week of January
Maedhros
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(12-12-2012, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Coldplay619

Goodbye PS3, good numbers for Nintendo all-around.

Do we really think that Wii U will keep selling that strong next week/months?
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(12-12-2012, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Exterminieren

Why the hell did Wii rise this week?

That's what I was gonna say. They're not confused about the difference between the two in Japan, right?
Culex
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(12-12-2012, 02:40 PM)
Vita sales actually DECREASED?! Japan really must hate the Vita. Will it break 50k the other 3 weeks this month?
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(12-12-2012, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

- Didn't know that Yakuza 5 was releasing this week :D One day I'll play them all. Great numbers!
- Welcome to Japan, Wii U - they say if you can make it there, you can make it nowhere else, but whatever; congratulations on selling a good amount of consoles in a clearly handheld dominated country! The next weeks will be way more interesting though (especially Q1 2013) and let's see if there will be huge word-to-mouth recommendation
- 3DS, you fucking unstoppable beast! I remember people posting shit like "Nintendo should cancel the 3DS and create a new handheld with better specs ASAP", good times man. The 3DS is here to stay and I'm excited to see how good it'll perform in a few months since Nintendo already dropped all (?) of their evergreen titles



Hope we say that one day for Vita


:lol
Nekki
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(12-12-2012, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by creid

Yikes, seriously? Compared to:

[PS3] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. - 282,960

(from Famitsu though)

33% of the Wii U userbase are playing Monster Hunter.

less than 5% of the PS3 userbase played MHP3rd HD.

Anybody can play that game.
AndyMoogle
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(12-12-2012, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by watershed

Man I was looking forward to the Vita catching some holiday coattails. At this point we can cross the holiday season as one potential factor to boost Vita numbers. What's next?

It should be able to sell twice those numbers after the price drop next year, but I doubt there will be anything that can truly save it.
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(12-12-2012, 02:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maedhros

Do we really think that Wii U will keep selling that strong next week/months?

Yes, why wouldn't it?
frankie_baby
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(12-12-2012, 02:42 PM)

Originally Posted by Culex

Vita sales actually DECREASED?! Japan really must hate the Vita. Will it break 50k the other 3 weeks this month?

What 50k a week? No
Or 50k combined? Unlikely
Coldnoodle
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(12-12-2012, 02:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maedhros

Do we really think that Wii U will keep selling that strong next week/months?

I think it well sell decently into January. After that I don't know D:

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