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DGRE
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(01-30-2013, 08:58 AM)
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Nintendo just released their financials for the previous 9 months of sales ending in December of 2012.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf's LTD was revealed to be 2.73 million.

Since the game is only available in Japan so far, we're able to check that number against both weekly Japanese sales trackers, Media Create and Famitsu.

Animal Crossing is available as a retail release, via a download card, or via the eShop.

Media Create is confirmed to track only the retail version of titles.

Famitsu is confirmed to track the retail and download card versions.

Animal Crossing New Leaf's LTD via Media Create (as of Dec. 30th, 2012): 1,969,955
Animal Crossing New Leaf's LTD via Famitsu (as of Dec. 30th, 2012): 2,286,977

Simple extrapolation lets us see that AC:NL has sold nearly 800k digital copies (eShop and download card combined) and nearly 500k eShop copies.

As I said in the financials thread, this is quite an incredible feat for Nintendo in regards to the eShop.

Nearly 30% of all copies sold are digital. Keep in mind that AC:NL usually skews toward a younger crowd.
Hours Left
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(01-30-2013, 08:59 AM)
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Wasn't the digital percentage higher at first?
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(01-30-2013, 08:59 AM)
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Japan is very trusting of Nintendo's account system, I guess.
StreetsAhead
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(01-30-2013, 09:00 AM)
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a lot of women 19-24 were said to have bought this game.
Aquamarine
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(01-30-2013, 09:00 AM)
Animal Crossing one of NCL's pillars confirmed.
Mpl90
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(01-30-2013, 09:00 AM)
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It's true the numbers reported by Nintendo are shipped + digital sales, but I think in this cases the estimates aren't that far from reality, because Animal Crossing had shortage problems through Holidays. And still now.
Visualante2
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(01-30-2013, 09:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragonzord

Japan is very trusting of Nintendo's account system, I guess.

More like it was sold out everywhere and people were desperate to play it.
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(01-30-2013, 09:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gunloc

Wasn't the digital percentage higher at first?

Yeah, this is very bad news.
Kenka
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(01-30-2013, 09:01 AM)
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Shipped or sold ? Differences could be explained that way.

edit:

Originally Posted by Mpl90

It's true the numbers reported by Nintendo are shipped + digital sales, but I think in this cases the estimates aren't that far from reality, because Animal Crossing had shortage problems through Holidays. And still now.

Thanks to clarify.
Aquamarine
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(01-30-2013, 09:03 AM)

Originally Posted by Kenka

Shipped or sold ? Differences could be explained that way.

edit:

Thanks to clarify.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all retail sales are sold-in/shipped.
cacildo
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(01-30-2013, 09:03 AM)
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And yet we still waiting for it in the west.
DatDude
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(01-30-2013, 09:04 AM)
When will there be a Wii U version of Animal Crossing?

I have no interest in the actual console itself, but Animal Crossing for the gamecube was probably one of the most addicting games I've played in my life.

I think I will literally run to gamestop the next game and by a Wii U just for Animal Crossing if it were to be made for that system.
TheGreatMightyPoo
(01-30-2013, 09:06 AM)

Originally Posted by DatDude

When will there be a Wii U version of Animal Crossing?

Probably, but not for a long while.
Robin64
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(01-30-2013, 09:08 AM)
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Well, Animal Crossing is just the perfect game to have digitally. It's perfect for a handheld and you want it on you at all times.
DGRE
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Originally Posted by TheGreatMightyPoo

Probably, but not for a long while.

It just needs to actually have some thought put into it. The Wii game was Animal Crossing 1.3.
TriGen
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(01-30-2013, 09:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by StreetsAhead

a lot of women 19-24 were said to have bought this game.

I actually would have guessed this sold to an older crowd, too. I always heard that AC was popular with adults (with a large adult female following) as a sim game, but it was considered boring to kids (I was young when I played AC a ton on GC, but I'm saying in general I thought this tended to go older).
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@MUWANdo
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(01-30-2013, 09:16 AM)

Originally Posted by Gunloc

Wasn't the digital percentage higher at first?

I don't think so. The only other figure I remember is 800k sold in the first week, with 200k of those being digital.
watershed
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(01-30-2013, 09:17 AM)
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That is a pretty great figure for digital sales. Now let's get regular sales on the 3ds eshop and watch every title benefit.
King_Moc
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(01-30-2013, 09:20 AM)
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Is the digital stuff priced reasonably in Japan? It's a ripoff in Europe.
@MUWANdo
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(01-30-2013, 09:21 AM)

Originally Posted by King_Moc

Is the digital stuff priced reasonably in Japan? It's a ripoff in Europe.

By "ripoff" do you mean "RRP"?
Visualante2
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(01-30-2013, 09:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

By "ripoff" do you mean "RRP"?

By "RRP" do you mean the "price that nobody else actually charges"?
King_Moc
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(01-30-2013, 09:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

By "ripoff" do you mean "RRP"?

I mean ripoff. But they're both the same thing. Hence everywhere else being 25% cheaper.
GMN
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(01-30-2013, 09:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by cacildo

And yet we still waiting for it in the west.

do you have any idea how much dialogue these games have?
fabricated backlash
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(01-30-2013, 09:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Visualante2

By "RRP" do you mean the "price that nobody else actually charges"?

Except for Gamestop and every other major electronics discounter in mainland Europe?

Unless you import from the UK, EU pricings are always RRP except for some inexplicable exceptions.

COD4 is still 60 Euro in some places.
Robin64
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Originally Posted by GMN

do you have any idea how much dialogue these games have?

Less and less with each iteration, sadly. I think the villagers in the Gamecube one had the most things to say.
GMN
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(01-30-2013, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Robin64

Less and less with each iteration, sadly. I think the villagers in the Gamecube one had the most things to say.

the Gamecube one had a lot of stuff created specifically for the English version, though.
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Originally Posted by fabricated backlash

Unless you import from the UK, EU pricings are always RRP except for some inexplicable exceptions.

This.

http://www.consoleshop.be/

Most (new) games are sold at RRP (real ripoff price) in Belgium.
MaxwellGT2000
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Animal Crossing is a great portable game, a great way to push downloading games on a more casual market.
urfe
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Originally Posted by Robin64

Less and less with each iteration, sadly. I think the villagers in the Gamecube one had the most things to say.

Is this said with the authority of having played the 3DS one for many many hours?
Robin64
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(01-30-2013, 10:01 AM)
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I still play Let's Go To The City to this day, but the text does feel really bland compared to the Gamecube one. I wonder how New Leaf will be.

Originally Posted by urfe

Is this said with the authority of having played the 3DS one for many many hours?

No, because it's not out here yet so we can't possibly know what the translation is like. This is based on the three games out and, like I say, I am eager to see how New Leaf is in English.
Michan
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Originally Posted by Mpl90

It's true the numbers reported by Nintendo are shipped + digital sales, but I think in this cases the estimates aren't that far from reality, because Animal Crossing had shortage problems through Holidays. And still now.

Actually, this is incorrect. It's pretty easy to walk into a store and buy the boxed retail version of Animal Crossing now.
Last edited by Michan; 01-30-2013 at 02:02 PM.
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(01-30-2013, 10:02 AM)
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Wow.
GMN
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(01-30-2013, 10:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Robin64

I still play Let's Go To The City to this day, but the text does feel really bland compared to the Gamecube one. I wonder how New Leaf will be.

City Folk is also a dirty cash-in port, so i'm not sure how much effort went into that one. did you play Wild World?
IdreamofHIME
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(01-30-2013, 10:02 AM)
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If they'd had the brains to release this in the West before Xmas the 3DS would have sold gangbusters.
mclem
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(01-30-2013, 10:06 AM)
*ARE* there any DD millionsellers in Japan? Could this be the first?
MaxwellGT2000
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Originally Posted by GMN

City Folk is also a dirty cash-in port, so i'm not sure how much effort went into that one. did you play Wild World?

I did and I can agree. But I think why I didn't play it was more to do with nothing to push me to play it for 5 minutes a day then turn it off... DS I'm waiting on coffee at starbucks, pull out Wild World, get my bells and fruit for the day, pulls weeds, coffee ready, turn off. City Folk... come home, relax at home... decide to play a game for an hour... doesn't want to pop in CF for 5 minutes before playing Brawl... just plays Brawl :I
mclem
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(01-30-2013, 10:08 AM)

Originally Posted by Visualante2

By "RRP" do you mean the "price that nobody else actually charges"?

With the sales and supply this title has in Japan, I don't think you'd find it for *much* cheaper. Might be wrong, mind, don't have first-hand experience.
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(01-30-2013, 10:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Robin64

Well, Animal Crossing is just the perfect game to have digitally. It's perfect for a handheld and you want it on you at all times.

i'm really conflicted on new leaf. the convenience of it always being on the system without fiddling with carts fits beautifully with the game design, but the lack of an account system makes me not want to buy a full price game because of the risk.
Hero
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(01-30-2013, 10:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Michan

Actually, this is incorrect. It's pretty easy to walk into a store and buy the boxed retail version of Animal Crossing now.

Except this reporting period ends December 31st, 2012.
@MUWANdo
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(01-30-2013, 10:19 AM)

Originally Posted by IdreamofHIME

If they'd had the brains to release this in the West before Xmas the 3DS would have sold gangbusters.

The delayed worldwide release is down to a combination of factors, AFAIK, the biggest two being the massive amount of localisation required and their struggle to print enough of the particular carts they're using for New Leaf to sustain a worldwide release.
GMN
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(01-30-2013, 10:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by @MUWANdo

The delayed worldwide release is down to a combination of factors, AFAIK, the biggest two being the massive amount of localisation required and their struggle to print enough of the particular carts they're using for New Leaf to sustain a worldwide release.

not to mention if they're actually changing stuff for the English version like they did with the Gamecube one
@MUWANdo
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(01-30-2013, 10:26 AM)

Originally Posted by GMN

not to mention if they're actually changing stuff for the English version like they did with the Gamecube one

I think they plan all the international content from the very beginning these days. One of the other Nintendo studios was working exclusively on cranking out all the different trinkets, although I can't remember which one.

EDIT: Monolith?
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(01-30-2013, 10:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by IdreamofHIME

If they'd had the brains to release this in the West before Xmas the 3DS would have sold gangbusters.

Is Animal Crossing big in the west?
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(01-30-2013, 10:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted

Is Animal Crossing big in the west?

The NDS game sold 11.620.000 units.

5.200.000 = Japan
6.420.000 = West
Tenki
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(01-30-2013, 10:41 AM)
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Is:

Animal Crossing LTD > all Vita games LTD combined?
Animal Crossing digital sales > All Vita digital sales combined?
DGRE
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(01-30-2013, 10:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tenki

Is:

Animal Crossing LTD > all Vita games LTD combined?
Animal Crossing digital sales > All Vita digital sales combined?

I'd say both of those are safe assumptions.
Phire Phox
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(01-30-2013, 10:42 AM)
So wait this game isn't out in the US? Damn never knew AC was this popular.
DeaconKnowledge
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(01-30-2013, 10:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by DatDude

When will there be a Wii U version of Animal Crossing?

I have no interest in the actual console itself, but Animal Crossing for the gamecube was probably one of the most addicting games I've played in my life.

I think I will literally run to gamestop the next game and by a Wii U just for Animal Crossing if it were to be made for that system.

You have an interest in the console then. Animal Crossing.
Michan
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(01-30-2013, 11:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hero

Except this reporting period ends December 31st, 2012.

He was talking about now, which is incorrect.
DGRE
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(01-30-2013, 11:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Michan

He was talking about now, which is incorrect.

In regards to the relevant numbers it's accurate and important information.

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