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Nibel
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(01-07-2013, 12:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by DragonSworne

Japan is embracing Wii U as it's main console... Slowly!

Please stop saying that
AdventureRacing
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(01-07-2013, 01:00 PM)

Originally Posted by DragonSworne

Japan is embracing Wii U as it's main console... Slowly!

I don't think that is what this weeks numbers show at all.
z0m3le
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(01-07-2013, 01:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bumhead

I wonder what will be an acceptable drop for the Wii U next week.

What's the reaction if it drops to 50k? 40k? Can't drop to less than 30k, can it?

if you mean Week 1, panic with those numbers... it's new years week in japan for numbers Wednesday, they will likely stay or increase, but a drop below 70k is a panic mode problem.

50k for Week 2, I would say is optimistic without software in this month, but if it drops to below 30k, it would be bombing I'd imagine.
lefantome
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(01-07-2013, 01:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrWong

I'd just say/use below, without the "far" because I don't consider 25% less as "far below". But it's just me.


In japan? Yes
M.I.S.
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(01-07-2013, 01:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by zomgbbqftw

ily declining.

:-D

Originally Posted by ShinUltramanJ

U sales continue to plummet considering Nintendo has nothing to release on it. Suprised Monster Hunter sales are so poor on the U. It's clearly a handheld franchise.

Almost anything of note is on handhelds in Japan.

It just seems to be party, fitness and dance games that do well on consoles for the most part.
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(01-07-2013, 01:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by M.I.S.

:-D



Almost anything of note is on handhelds in Japan.

It just seems to be party, fitness and dance games that do well on consoles for the most part.

*cough*PS3*cough*
Boerseun
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(01-07-2013, 01:10 PM)
I didn't think anyone would have the balls to launch Fantasy Life a week after Animal Crossing. And they're both selling like hotcakes!
Madao
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(01-07-2013, 01:10 PM)
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i thought Mario Party 9 and Pokemon BW2 would rise more than that in the holidays considering that they hadn't had a holiday on sale yet.

looks like most of the old userbase is inactive at this point.
grimshawish
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(01-07-2013, 01:11 PM)
3DS continues to eat up the market. Surely third party announcements should be expected over 2013?

WiiU seems alright, decline is normal but will be dangerous if it just continues and never balances out.

NSMBU should keep it buoyant enough, but NSMB2 being so close could limit that.
hongcha
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(01-07-2013, 01:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boerseun

I didn't think anyone would have the balls to launch Fantasy Life a week after Animal Crossing. And they're both selling like hotcakes!

Animal Crossing came out 2 months ago.
Road
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(01-07-2013, 01:12 PM)

Originally Posted by DrWong

Also, sorry for the ego-trip but I'm glad I was right when saying last week, after we had the 1rst day sell-through:
Now I'm curious to know about the shipment.

The sell-through for Fantasy Life according to Famitsu is between 76% and 100%, so the first week shipment was not higher than 177,000.
Sammy Samusu
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(01-07-2013, 01:13 PM)
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[3DS] Run For Money - 351,523 LTD

Hilarious.

Originally Posted by Subaru

Hey Bruno MB, do you have LTD sales for Vita Software? (TOP 10 too).

1. Persona 4 Golden - 193,412
2. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f - 185,353
3. Hot Shots Golf 6: World Invitational - 118,985
4. Uncharted: Golden Abyss - 89,390
5. Gravity Rush - 78,293
6. Dynasty Warriors NEXT - 74,718
7. Tales of Innocence R - 71,463
8. Lord of Apocalypse - 69,162
9. Ragnarok Odyssey - 65,138
10. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Battle Destiny - 55,527
Madao
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(01-07-2013, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

3DS continues to eat up the market. Surely third party announcements should be expected over 2013?

WiiU seems alright, decline is normal but will be dangerous if it just continues and never balances out.

NSMBU should keep it buoyant enough, but NSMB2 being so close could limit that.

NSMB2 and NSMBU's timing is unprecedented. i think both games won't sell as much as they could by being released so closely together. the past 2 NSMBs had their whole runs for themselves and didn't have to share with similar installments.

(though there's a chance this could turn out differently in 4-5 years if the legendary legs kick in)
deathcobra
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(01-07-2013, 01:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Road

The sell-through for Fantasy Life according to Famitsu is between 76% and 100%, so the first week shipment was not higher than 177,000.

Fantasy Life is only 7 on the eShop where-as Animal Crossing is still 1 so I doubt it'll come close to matching ACs digital sales, even the ratio.
Aostia
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(01-07-2013, 01:16 PM)
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Very solid 3ds, animal crossing, fantasy life and new mario 2 numbers! also happy about Inazuma go 2 and layton VS actual ltds.
I think that Wii U sales in Japan are quite good, not astonishing as the old Wii ones, but it's expected. Also Mario U and Land are still selling well, and that's a good sign. Of course, unlike the Wii that was strong on its own, it will need a more constant release of software to perform well.
grimshawish
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(01-07-2013, 01:16 PM)

Originally Posted by uchihasasuke

NSMB2 and NSMBU's timing is unprecedented. i think both games won't sell as much as they could by being released so closely together. the past 2 NSMBs had their whole runs for themselves and didn't have to share with similar installments.

(though there's a chance this could turn out differently in 4-5 years if the legendary legs kick in)

Yeah the legs thing is really a big thing, DS/Wii game were together yet had legs.

As people run out of Mario on 3DS they'll find him waiting on the WiiU I suppose. Will be very interesting to watch.
DragonSworne
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(01-07-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

Please stop saying that

It's here to stay
deathcobra
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(01-07-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

[3DS] Run For Money - 351,523 LTD

Hilarious.

I know! A true OMG! And third party games can't sell on the 3DS?!
Subaru
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(01-07-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

[3DS] Run For Money - 351,523 LTD

Hilarious.


1. Persona 4 Golden - 193,412
2. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f - 185,353
3. Hot Shots Golf 6: World Invitational - 118,985
4. Uncharted: Golden Abyss - 89,390
5. Gravity Rush - 78,293
6. Dynasty Warriors NEXT - 74,718
7. Tales of Innocence R - 71,463
8. Lord of Apocalypse - 69,162
9. Ragnarok Odyssey - 65,138
10. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Battle Destiny - 55,527

Thank you so much!

I thought that Persona 4 went better than that. What a shame.
massoluk
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(01-07-2013, 01:20 PM)
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What are those PS3 and PSP games doing in Nintendo Format Chart?
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(01-07-2013, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by massoluk

What are those PS3 and PSP games doing in Nintendo Format Chart?

This post...so 2007.
Jackano
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(01-07-2013, 01:21 PM)
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3DS: First to 10M in Japan win?
It will take what, 2 or 3 weeks from now.

Only problem with the somewhat meh Wii U sales is what's ahead: Release desert.
ertitoagus
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(01-07-2013, 01:23 PM)
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Where is the new race to 2M (or 3M) sales on 3ds gif?
test_account
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(01-07-2013, 01:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by deathcobra

And third party games can't sell on the 3DS?!

I dont think many has said that, at least not for Japan. Or they must have ignored the 20+ years of Nintendo handheld sales in Japan :)


Originally Posted by Subaru

Thank you so much!

I thought that Persona 4 went better than that. What a shame.

It has done better than that. That LTD is from the begining for July and it doesnt count for digital sales either. I have no idea how much better though, but at least it is better than that :)
frankie_baby
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(01-07-2013, 01:27 PM)

Originally Posted by Jackano

3DS: First to 10M in Japan win?
It will take what, 2 or 3 weeks from now.

Only problem with the somewhat meh Wii U sales is what's ahead: Release desert.

New year week is always pretty big in Japan so 3ds should make it then at least by famitsu
Road
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(01-07-2013, 01:27 PM)
Famitsu.com not publishing PS2 and DS numbers anymore. RIP.

Originally Posted by ertitoagus

Where is the new race to 2M (or 3M) sales on 3ds gif?

The race "ended" last week. We don't care about the losers. =P
Gianni Merryman
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(01-07-2013, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by ertitoagus

Where is the new race to 2M (or 3M) sales on 3ds gif?

Speaking of which, Animal crossing should be near to 2 million mark also according to Media Create by now.
Mpl90
Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
(01-07-2013, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by ertitoagus

Where is the new race to 2M (or 3M) sales on 3ds gif?



The way Animal Crossing comes out saying to the others racing "Oh hi guys. Sorry, gotta go!" is amazing.
ertitoagus
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(01-07-2013, 01:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mpl90



The way Animal Crossing comes out saying to the others racing "Oh hi guys. Sorry, gotta go!" is amazing.

thx

we need a 3M race gif now xD
tmarques
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(01-07-2013, 01:47 PM)
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Has AC always been this big in Japan? I can't believe it's outselling Mario Kart and NSMB.
DGRE
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(01-07-2013, 01:47 PM)
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The huge difference between Wii U and the Vita is software sales.
Stumpokapow
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(01-07-2013, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bruno MB

Paper Mario series:

[N64] Paper Mario (Nintendo) {2000.08.11} - 118.322 / 425.609
[GCN] Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Nintendo) {2004.07.22} - 137.750 / 398.218
[Wii] Super Paper Mario (Nintendo) {2007.04.19} - 156.055 / 505.491
[3DS] Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo) {2012.12.06} - 130.009 / 391.078

Might be worth including the Mario & Luigi games for comparison as well, owing to the fact that although they're distinct from Paper Mario, they might represent a slightly closer match for a 3DS Paper Mario than the console Paper Mario games do.
Mpl90
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(01-07-2013, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by tmarques

Has AC always been this big in Japan? I can't believe it's outselling Mario Kart and NSMB.

Animal Crossing: Wild World for DS is one of the 5 million sellers on DS, but New Leaf is shocking everyone due to its high weekly numbers compared to Wild World.
GCX
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(01-07-2013, 01:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by tmarques

Has AC always been this big in Japan? I can't believe it's outselling Mario Kart and NSMB.

Wild World is one of the best selling games ever in Japan. Wii version flopped though.
Heavy
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(01-07-2013, 01:50 PM)
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Told you it would go under 100k, I was just a week off...forgot it was Christmas last week. 76k is lower than I expected, I was thinking just barely under 100k, like 90k.
Gianni Merryman
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(01-07-2013, 01:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by ertitoagus

thx

we need a 3M race gif now xD

I think we should hold off it until MH4 releases.
Mileena
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(01-07-2013, 01:52 PM)
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Damn, Wii U already down to near PS3 levels. Shocking.
Tratorn
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(01-07-2013, 01:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

[3DS] Run For Money - 351,523 LTD

Hilarious.


1. Persona 4 Golden - 193,412
2. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f - 185,353
3. Hot Shots Golf 6: World Invitational - 118,985
4. Uncharted: Golden Abyss - 89,390
5. Gravity Rush - 78,293
6. Dynasty Warriors NEXT - 74,718
7. Tales of Innocence R - 71,463
8. Lord of Apocalypse - 69,162
9. Ragnarok Odyssey - 65,138
10. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Battle Destiny - 55,527

From when are these numbers? I think these are pretty old.
Not that I think they're all above 100k now, but I remember some higher sales from P4, HSG and GR.
wrowa
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(01-07-2013, 01:52 PM)
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I'm glad that Fantasy Life had a solid start (and Inazuma Go 2 still selling decently), Level-5 seriously deserves a small success after the pretty horrible year that was 2012. With stuff like Guild-01, Time Traveller's and Layton vs Ace Attorney they really tried to do some interesting stuff, which sadly didn't get rewarded.

However, I hope Fantasy Life is going to show some good legs despite competing with the AC monster. Would be nice to see it becoming a small evergreen title.


Wii U doesn't seem to do too bad. I don't think it ever had any chance to replicate the Wii's success, so I prefer not to compare it to Wii's launch sales. On its own, it's solid. Though, considering the line-up of the next months (or rather the lack of a line-up), I wouldn't be surprised if the PS3 starts to outsell it during the next months. I hope Nintendo still has some games ready to release, but as time goes on I'm getting the worrying feeling that the lack of 1rst party announements might be related to the company struggling to deliver HD content.
AdventureRacing
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(01-07-2013, 01:53 PM)

Originally Posted by Heavy

Told you it would go under 100k, I was just a week off...forgot it was Christmas last week. 76k is lower than I expected, I was thinking just barely under 100k, like 90k.

You do understand that this is a completely different prediction?
Chris1964
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(01-07-2013, 01:53 PM)

Originally Posted by Heavy

Told you it would go under 100k, I was just a week off...forgot it was Christmas last week. 76k is lower than I expected, I was thinking just barely under 100k, like 90k.

Give me a break
grimshawish
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(01-07-2013, 01:55 PM)

Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Might be worth including the Mario & Luigi games for comparison as well, owing to the fact that although they're distinct from Paper Mario, they might represent a slightly closer match for a 3DS Paper Mario than the console Paper Mario games do.

Can't agree here. Sticker Star is very different from Paper Mario but remains of the same series and is visually distinct.

The M/L games are very different games.
D_prOdigy
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(01-07-2013, 01:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Heavy

Told you it would go under 100k, I was just a week off...forgot it was Christmas last week. 76k is lower than I expected, I was thinking just barely under 100k, like 90k.

you're bombing harder than a vita Wiiu lovechild
deathcobra
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(01-07-2013, 01:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

Can't agree here. Sticker Star is very different from Paper Mario but remains of the same series and is visually distinct.

The M/L games are very different games.

Similar target audience though?
Aostia
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(01-07-2013, 01:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Might be worth including the Mario & Luigi games for comparison as well, owing to the fact that although they're distinct from Paper Mario, they might represent a slightly closer match for a 3DS Paper Mario than the console Paper Mario games do.

It would be more complete, but I'm not sure that consumers overlap the two distinctive franchises. I think that we will see a Mario&Luigi game on 3DS and I think that looking at previous entries will help us in foreseeing its sales potential, while Paper Mario can now tell us that the franchise is quite stable around 450K average nowadays.
Gianni Merryman
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(01-07-2013, 01:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by tmarques

Has AC always been this big in Japan?

Code:

1 	DS 	Animal Crossing: Wild World     5,157,481 	
2 	3DS 	Animal Crossing: New Leaf       1,722,709 	
3 	Wii 	Animal Crossing: City Folk      1,221,459 	
4 	GCN 	Animal Crossing 	         641,300 	
5 	GCN 	Animal Crossing e+  	         386,258 	
6 	N64 	Animal Crossing                  213,797
http://garaph.info/softwaregroup.php?grid=1
farnham
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(01-07-2013, 01:59 PM)

Originally Posted by michaelius

Can't wait to see Wii U sales in February/March ;)

sub vita?
grimshawish
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(01-07-2013, 01:59 PM)

Originally Posted by deathcobra

Similar target audience though?

Don't think so. Mario and Luigi had a much wider audience and were very story based.
Paper Mario is just an entirely different type of game.
nickcv
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(01-07-2013, 02:00 PM)
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3DS owns japan at this point...
Aostia
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(01-07-2013, 02:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by wrowa

Wii U doesn't seem to do too bad. I don't think it ever had any chance to replicate the Wii's success, so I prefer not to compare it to Wii's launch sales. On its own, it's solid. Though, considering the line-up of the next months (or rather the lack of a line-up), I wouldn't be surprised if the PS3 starts to outsell it during the next months. I hope Nintendo still has some games ready to release, but as time goes on I'm getting the worrying feeling that the lack of 1rst party announements might be related to the company struggling to deliver HD content.


Do we know significate titles incoming for PS3 in the next months in Japan? honest question, I don't know.
I think that PS3 could be higher than Wii U next week (usually Sony's systems selle better - relatively- during the last week of the year and the first week of the new year unlike Nintendo's one that benefit more from previous holidays weeks) but I'm not sure that PS3 will be higher than Wii U after that (of course: if there will be constant important titles released for PS3, my argument is invalid). I think that Wii U is not doing great results as the Wii did (but just from this week) but it's doing relatively well (comparing it with latest hw releases in Japan as PS3 and Vita but maybe also 3DS pre-cut and pre-trinity) and the good results of Mario and Land could help the new system being higher than PS3 (that before holidays was doing a 15k weekly average if I'm not wrong)

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