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A Look at Japanese Game Sales on Steam - Summer sale 2017 edition [Steamspy figures]

kswiston

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This is the latest thread in a series that I started in May 2016, examining the sales of Japanese games on Steam via Steamspy numbers.

I know that several people here are interested in the sales fates of Japanese games on PC for various reasons. While we often get threads based on the sales of a specific game or series of games, this series aims to provide a more comprehensive snapshot of ownership for both new and legacy Japanese titles.

The plan is to release thread updates once every 3 months or so. This thread covers steam ownership to roughly the end of the Steam Summer Sale. Steamspy has a bit of a lag, and there is a daily variation in the reported ownership numbers for each games, so these figures are (pretty good) approximations only.

PREVIOUS THREADS:
May 2016: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1223091
October 2016: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1303379
Post 2016 Winter Sale: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1330871
March 2017: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1354841


SOME NOTES:

1) All Steam numbers below reflect total owners on Steam, as reported by Steamspy on July 5, 2017. For those of you not familiar with Steamspy, keep the following in mind:
  • These numbers are total owners on Steam and not sales through the Steam store specifically. Steamworks titles purchased on Amazon, Gamersgate, Green Man Gaming, the Humble Store, at retail, through key sellers, in bundles, or as promotions with video cards or other hardware are included in the figures.
  • The numbers are all approximate. If you go to steamspy.com you can see the confidence intervals for each title. E.G. 10.000 +/- 2.000 would mean 8.000 to 12.000 owners.
  • You will note that some titles seem to have lost owners since the last thread. This is typically due to the old and updated sales falling into the same confidence intervals. If the ownership number increased or decreased slightly from the last update, you can assume no significant change in ownership.
  • Low selling titles (under 30k?) tend to be less accurate than higher selling titles. Because numbers are approximate, I have rounded all figures to the nearest 1000.
  • Steamspy has a lag of about 3 days. Games that were released within the past few weeks, or games that were heavily discounted over the weekend are most likely to be impacted. NOTE: Nier Automata is a notable example in this update. Expect sales to be higher than what is currently listed.

2) I have listed games by Steam publisher with a few noted exceptions. Series with more than 2 entries have been separated to make comparisons between entries easier. Otherwise publishers are listed alphabetically and games are listed in descending order of sales/owners.

3) I know that games like DmC and Dead Rising 2 had western dev studios working on them. If a traditionally Japanese series had a few western developed entries, I included them for comparison's sake as long as the publisher funding the title was still Japanese.

4) I have tried to include all of the major and notable minor Japanese publishers/localization companies that I know of (the list below contains close to 250 titles from 29 pubs). If I have made any glaring omissions, post the numbers below and I will add them to the OP. I omitted a few series (like Pac Man) on purpose as they differ widely in target audience from most other titles listed.

ADDENDUM: Steam has a billion visual novels. I have added some of the more notable titles based on requests in past threads. A small handful of these have been deleted due to no movement on very low ownership (<4k). If you are going to request more visual novels that even 95% of GAF is unaware of, please pick titles that have at least 10k owners. Also stick to games that received a retail release in Japan.

5) Free-to-play games, and retail games that have gone Free-to-play have been omitted. This means no Dead or Alive 5.

6) With a couple of exceptions, I left the Japanese indie scene alone. I am not knowledgeable enough to pick out Japanese indie titles from the Western indie devs making the same stuff, and I don't really think there is a meaningful regional difference between indie devs.

7) Thanks to Sergey Galyonkin for creating and running steamspy.com for all of our benefits.



NEW FORMAT:

I have switched to a chart format that is easier to read on Laptops and desktops. Some mobile devices may cut off the columns to the right of the chart, but you can double click each chart to see the full spread. I have listed ownership snapshots from this and the previous two threads. If I have time in the future, I will also add columns for the first two updates. Until then, feel free to click on the links to past threads above.



JAPANESE GAME SALES/STEAM OWNERSHIP BY PUBLISHER:


ACCESS GAMES
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut		225k		212k		212k
D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die			84k		78k		80k


ARC SYSTEM WORKS (multiple Steam publishers)
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger			206k		198k		195k
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend		124k		69k		75k
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extended		92k		66k		79k
BlazBlue Centralfiction				23k		(new)		
					
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R		99k		92k		82k
Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-				94k		81k		90k
Guilty Gear Isuka				74k		66k		(not tracked)
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload				67k		44k		(not tracked)
Guilty Gear Xrd - Revelator			53k		25k		14k
Guity Gear 2 -OVERTURE				9k		9k		7k
					
Melty Blood: AACC				61k		37k		39k
UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late			26k		17k		15k
River City Super Sports Challenge		22k		15k		21k
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max			21k		20k		13k
Battle Fantasia					10k		8k		7k
Double Dragon IV				7k		8k		(new)
XBlaze Code: Embryo				3k		2k		1k
Inferno Climber	3k				3k		2k
Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe		3k		1k		(new)
XBlaze Lost: Memories				2k		1k		1k
Neo ATLAS 1469					2k		(new)		
Getsuei Gakuen -kou-				1k		1k		1k


CAPCOM
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[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Resident Evil 6					1079k		1028k		1031k
Resident Evil 5					921k		874k		847k
Resident Evil Revelations 2			860k		793k		770k
Resident Evil 4					736k		694k		668k
Resident Evil Revelations			648k		625k		609k
Resident Evil 7					420k		366k		(new)
Resident Evil HD				308k		303k		288k
Resident Evil 0 Remaster			148k		153k		136k
Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City		137k		121k		123k
Resident Evil Umbrella Corps			12k		12k		11k
					
DmC: Devil May Cry				922k		936k		893k
Devil May Cry 4					289k		303k		291k
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition		230k		234k		219k
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition		216k		203k		176k
					
Ultra Street Fighter 4				730k		725k		734k
Street Fighter V				286k		239k		240k
Street Fighter x Tekken				132k		129k		129k
Street Fighter IV				110k		106k		101k
					
Lost Planet 3					496k		487k		462k
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition			431k		441k		454k
Lost Planet 2					184k		176k		165k
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition: Colonies	42k		45k		42k
					
Dead Rising 3					558k		533k		506k
Dead Rising 2					507k		522k		502k
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record			277k		250k		262k
Dead Rising					54k		45k		29k
Dead Rising 4					44k		19k		(new)
					
Dragons Dogma					740k		658k		644k
Strider						440k		433k		420k
Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara	130k		132k		124k
Megaman Legacy Collection			86k		91k		78k
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3			68k		39k		(new)


CARPE FULGUR LLC
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale			484k		497k		473k
Chantelise					169k		185k		174k
Fortune Summoners				128k		130k		130k
This Starry Midnight We Make			4k		6k		4k


CFK CO.
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Princess Maker 2 Refine				21k		18k		13k
Princess Maker Refine				7k		4k		(new)
Wonder Boy Returns				2k		1k		1k
Princess Maker 3 Refine				2k		(new)


D3 PUBLISHER
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Earth Defense Force 4.1: Shadow of New Despair	107k		100k		93k
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon		65k		67k		66k
Onechanbara Z2: Chaos				13k		11k		13k
Nightshade					4k		(new)


DEGICA
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Sayanara UmiharaKawase				12k		15k		NOT TRACKED
UmiharaKawase	9k				11k		NOT TRACKED
UmiharaKawase Shun Steam Edition		9k		9k		NOT TRACKED
					
Mushihimesama					39k		33k		36k
Deathsmiles					25k		20k		18k
DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours			22k		18k		19k
Muv-Luv						19k		14k		12k
DoDonPachi Resurrection				15k		9k		10k
Code of Princess				12k		7k		9k
Hero and Daughter				9k		6k		6k


DRACUE
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Armored Hunter GUNHOUND EX			23k		20k		22k


GHOSTLIGHT LTD
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Agarest: Generations of War			195k		190k		211k
Agarest Zero					71k		66k		77k
Agarest: Generations of War 2			52k		48k		53k
					
Way of the Samurai 4				72k		57k		64k
Mugen Souls					22k		19k		20k
Way of the Samurai 3				20k		17k		15k
Elminage Gothic					10k		6k		8k
Mugen Souls Z					5k		2k		3k


GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
The Silver Case					11k		5k		5k


GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]	
Grandia II Anniversary Edition			73k		69k		68k


IDEA FACTORY
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1		353k		350k		342k
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 2		188k		180k		185k
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 3		171k		154k		157k
Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed	96k		88k		85k
Megadimension Neptunia VII			72k		57k		51k
Hyperdevotion Noire: Godess Black Heart		47k		31k		30k
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies	40k		27k		28k
Superdimension Neptune vs Sega Hard Girls	15k				
					
Fairy Fencer F					142k		127k		129k
Amnesia						69k		59k		57k
Fairy Fencer F Advent Dark Force		61k		13k		NEW
Trillion					21k		12k		15k
Monster Monpiece				11k		3k		NEW


INTI CREATES
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Azure Striker Gunvolt				34k		29k		NOT TRACKED
Mighty Gunvolt					31k		34k		NOT TRACKED
Gal*Gun Double Peace				23k		8k		NOT TRACKED


JAST USA
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Sonicomi					18k		19k		13k


KOEI-TECMO
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends		251k		219k		197k
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires			44k		48k		34k
Samurai Warriors 4-II				36k		37k		34k
Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada		2k		(new)		
					
Nobunaga's Abition: Sphere of Infl. Ascension	61k		57k		50k
Nobunaga's Abition: Sphere of Influence		27k		29k		29k
Nobunaga's Ambition: Souzou (Chinese version)	22k		19k		18k
					
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Maker (untrans.)	223k		126k		116k
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13		187k		174k		148k
					
Attack on Titan Wings of Freedom		82k		64k		56k
Atelier Sophie					33k		22k		(new)
Toukiden: Kiwami				26k		26k		22k
Beserk and the Band of the Hawk			25k		20k		(new)
Toukiden 2					22k		(new)	
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z				20k		22k		10k
Nights of Azure					19k		14k		(new)
Atelier Firis					11k		7k		(new)
Bladestorm: Nightmare				10k		9k		9k
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend			10k		7k		6k
	
					
<DoA5 is now F2P and will no longer be tracked>


KONAMI
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain		1342k		1315k		1251k
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes		832k		808k		773k
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance			671k		654k		658k
					
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017			167k		110k		100k
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016			159k		149k		145k


MAGES.INC
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Steins;Gate					43k		23k		24k
Bullet Soul 					1k		(new)


MANGAGAMER
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Higurashi When They Cry: Ch.1 Onikakushi	67k		69k		70k
Higurashi When They Cry: Ch.2 Watanagashi	22k		24k		19k
Higurashi When They Cry: Ch.3 Tatarigoroshi	11k		10k		8k
Higurashi When They Cry: Ch.4 Himatsubushi	9k		7k		6k
Higurashi When They Cry: Ch.5 Meakashi		4k		(new)		
					
Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~	158k		170k		171k
eden*						67k		67k		73k
The House in Fata Morgana			5k		(not tracked)


MASTIFF
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure			77k		76k		77k


MOSS (PUBLISHED BY H2):
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Raiden IV: Overkill				35k		30k		36k
Raiden III					22k		17k		22k


NAMCO
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition		2875k		2911k		2800k
Dark Souls III					1777k		1438k		1328k
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin		1180k		1070k		996k
Dark Souls II					1053k		1117k		1054k
					
Naruto Shippuden: Ult. Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst	639k		623k		547k
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4	437k		312k		282k
Naruto Shippuden: Ult. Ninja STORM Revolution	315k		298k		302k
					
Tales of Zestiria				394k		369k		227k
Tales of Symphonia				218k		211k		166k
Tales of Berseria				130k		82k		(new)
					
Dragon Ball Xenoverse				667k		660k		644k
Ace Combat Assault Horizon			408k		414k		288k
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3			386k		342k		196k
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2				270k		197k		164k
Tekken 7					217k		(new)		
God Eater 2: Rage Burst				162k		143k		112k
One Piece: Burning Blood			55k		45k		28k
Saint Seiya: Soldier's Soul			37k		33k		29k
Ray Gigant					7k		5k		5k


NIS AMERICA
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Disgaea PC					138k		119k		109k
Disgaea 2 PC					41k		25k		(new)
Yomawari: Night Alone				21k		17k		11k
Phantom Brave					18k		16k		12k
Stranger of Sword City				17k		14k		11k
Cladun x2					15k		17k		15k
htoL#NIQ: The Firefly Diary			12k		7k		9k
Birthdays the Beginning				12k		(new)		
Criminal Girls: Invite Only			11k		8k		NEW
A Rose in the Twilight				4k		(new)	
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy		3k		(new)		
Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy		1k		(new)		
Psycho-Pass:  Mandatory Happiness		1k		(new)			
Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku!		1k		(new)


SEGA
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed		877k		843k		823k
Sonic Generations				733k		707k		676k
Sonic Adventure DX				550k		531k		517k
Sonic Adventure 2				453k		417k		403k
Sonic CD					333k		327k		305k
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 ep1			264k		259k		247k
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 ep2			244k		240k		232k
Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing			240k		228k		227k
Sonic Lost World				132k		119k		121k
					
Jet Set Radio (previous massive giveaway)	1610k		1641k		1628k
Valkryia Chronicles				922k		925k		908k
Binary Domain					720k		702k		689k
Crazy Taxi					293k		276k		284k
Sega Bass Fishing				269k		252k		262k
Nights Into Dreams				268k		258k		263k
Space Channel 5 part 2				268k		255k		262k
Bayonetta					233k		(new)	
Vanquish					78k		(new)	
Virtua Tennis 4					61k		63k		NOT TRACKED
Tembo the Badass Elephant			36k		34k		NOT TRACKED


SEKAI PROJECT
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
NEKOPARA Vol. 0					471k		324k		285k
NEKOPARA Vol. 1					464k		348k		314k
NEKOPARA Vol. 2					348k		215k		191k
NEKOPARA Vol. 3					139k		(new)		

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days		73k		(not tracked)					
Idol Magical Girl Chiru Chiru Michiru Part 2	73k		13k		6k
Idol Magical Girl Chiru Chiru Michiru Part 1	71k		(not tracked)	
planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~	40k		42k		39k
CLANNAD						46k		40k		35k
The Fruit of Grisaia				33k		28k		29k	
CLANNAD Side Stories				14k		9k		7k


SNK PLAYMORE
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Metal Slug 3					620k		611k		607k
Metal Slug X					243k		223k		229k
Metal Slug					161k		143k		149k
Metal Slug 2					43k		37k		33k
					
The King of Fighters XIII			466k		414k		412k
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited		119k		114k		115k
The King of Fighters 98 Ult. Match Final Ed.	108k		106k		104k
The King of Fighters XIV			20k		(new)		
					
Baseball Stars 2				31k		29k		24k
Twinkle Star Sprites				27k		25k		20k
Shock Troopers					26k		23k		21k
The Last Blade					14k		12k		7k
Shock Troopers 2nd Squad			13k		9k		6k
Garou: Mark of the Wolves			3k		10k		(new)


SPIKE CHUNSOFT
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Dispair			147k		90k		87k
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc		144k		108k		99k
Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls		8k		(new)		

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma			32k		25k		27k
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars	24k		16k		19k
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games			14k		(new)


SQUARE-ENIX
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Final Fantasy VII				1140k		1122k		1090k
Final Fantasy XIII				693k		670k		635k
Final Fantasy VIII				651k		615k		611k
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster			478k		416k		336k
Final Fantasy XIII-2				409k		395k		389k
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII		316k		292k		291k
Final Fantasy IX				308k		265k		245k
Final Fantasy IV				176k		169k		155k
Final Fantasy III				173k		160k		168k
Final Fantasy Type-0				168k		153k		151k
Final Fantasy VI				114k		112k		84k
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years		94k		87k		79k
Final Fantasy V					75k		71k		57k
					
The Last Remnant				900k		864k		874k
Nier Automata					472k		162k		(new)
I am Setsuna					58k		50k		35k
Dragon Quest Heroes				48k		40k		36k
Dragon Quest Heroes II				19k


TANGO GAMEWORKS (published by Bethesda)
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
The Evil Within					584k		561k		(not tracked)


TREASURE
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
Ikaruga						118k		111k		110k


XSEED/MARVELOUS
Code:
[b]TITLE						Jul 5/17	Mar 23/17	Jan 02/17[/b]
YS Origin					263k		262k		262k
YS I & II					175k		175k		173k
Ys: The Oath in Felghana			174k		171k		168k
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim			64k		54k		55k
					
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky		281k		254k		213k
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC		46k		40k		37k
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd	11k		(new)		
					
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus			87k		87k		77k
Senran Kagura Estival Versus			43k		13k		(new)
Senran Kagura Bon Appetite!			12k		7k		(not tracked)
					
Half-Minute Hero -				448k		450k		450k
Half-Minute Hero: Second Coming -		98k		84k		84k
AKIBA'S TRIP: Undead & Undressed		96k		103k		85k
VALKYRIE DRIVE -BHIKKHUNI-			21k		(new)
Corpse Party					20k		13k		18k
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel	17k		15k		10k
Xanadu Next					8k		5k		3k
Little King's Story				6k		5k		2k




STEAM SUMMER SALE

There was some interest in tracking sales changes during the summer sale. For most titles, the summer sale didn't move significant number of copies. Here are the top 25 changes in users from June 21st to July 5th according to Steamspy. Keep in mind that non-Steam sales and Humble Bundles also affect these numbers.

Code:
[B]Rank	TITLE					Change in users from 6/21 to 7/5[/B]
1	Dark Souls III				127k
2	Nier Automata				103k
3	Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin	91k (July Humble Monthly)
4	Naruto Shippuden: Ult. Ninja STORM 4	91k
5	Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed	62k
6	Sonic Generations			51k
7	NEKOPARA Vol. 0				47k
8	Fairy Fencer F Advent Dark Force	45k
9	NEKOPARA Vol. 3				44k
10	NEKOPARA Vol. 1				41k
11	Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster		40k
12	Tales of Berseria			39k
13	NEKOPARA Vol. 2				36k
14	Dragons Dogma				35k
15	Romance of the Three Kingdoms Maker 	32k
16	Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes	32k
17	Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2			32k
18	Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance		30k
19	Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Dispair		30k
20	Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends	27k
21	Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain	25k
22	Pro Evolution Soccer 2017		25k
23	Sonic Adventure DX			25k
24	Resident Evil 4				22k
25	Resident Evil Revelations 2		21k
 

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Decent numbers for Mushihime Sama and Death Smiles, but much lower for Daifukkatsu :( I hope the pc well hasn't run dry already for Cave.
 

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Is it not wrong to say the only publishers that punch above their weights are the nekopara and neptunia ones?

The rest are like fairly what I expected of.
 

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Nier Automata is powering through these charts.

Also Valkyrie Drive starting off at 21k is... wow. That coupon they offered for owners of SV putting in work.
 

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Numbers are fun, numbers are sad.

Dragon's Dogma is higher than all of Itsuno-directed DMC games put together (counting both vanilla DMC 4 and SE), but lower than DmC.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1 sold more than all 3 Trails in the Sky games combined.

Valkyria Chonicles outsold every individual Final Fantasy game with the exception of VII.
 

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Fairy Fencer Advent...
That 80% really helped.
61k to 13k

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re:Birth 1 sold more than all 3 Trails in the Sky games combined.

IdeaFactory noticed how important the chinese market is. After they added chinese localizations to most of their games, the sales got really high.

Also I dont know why XSeed wont make a Trails bundle. Lately I buy a lot of bundles, because I can save some money on the games, if I already have one or more titles. I would have bought 3 already if XSeed would offer a bundle.
 

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FYI Nekopara games were part of a Humble Bundle that went up prior to the Steam Sale iirc.
 
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11K for Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd seem quite low.
This number fits the percentage of players who have beaten Trails SC on Steam so far, however, and it makes sense that a direct follow-up to SC wouldn't appeal to anyone locked out of the story until they beat FC and SC. Let's sit on this one for a bit and wait to see numbers for more accessible XSEED releases coming soon.

Also I dont know why XSeed wont make a Trails bundle. Lately I buy a lot of bundles, because I can save some money on the games, if I already have one or more titles. I would have bought 3 already if XSeed would offer a bundle.
It's not well-advertised yet, but XSEED's been working on a Trails bundle since at least the start of this year according to the Trails 3rd preview stream. A complete-the-series bundle would be perfect for the trilogy.
 

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999/VLR deserve better than losing to freaking Conception

Conception is 20$, Nonnary games are 45$ and you have to buy "both" games. I know a lot of people who only wanted to play 999 or VLR, because they played one of them already. Instead they have to buy the "bundle". Also Conception 2 had 50%, Nonary only 25%.

It's not well-advertised yet, but XSEED's been working on a Trails bundle since at least the start of this year according to the Trails 3rd preview stream. A complete-the-series bundle would be perfect for the trilogy.

They could just use the Steam API function for that. Like I said. I would have bought 3 already if it has a complete-the-series bundle.
 

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100K for nier doesn't seem like a whole lot considering that it was consistently in the top 5.

I wonder how big the steam sale actually is nowadays.
 

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I feel some developers got great attention when they started bringing games for the first time on steam, but it seems honeymoon is over for most of them. They're getting a hard time to sell their latest titles even from series that started strong.
 

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I feel some developers got great attention when they started bringing games for the first time on steam, but it seems honeymoon is over for most of them. They're getting a hard time to sell their latest titles even from series that started strong.

I would argue there is "too much" on Steam now, so only good titles can sell and not just "any" japanese game.

Heck. 5-6 years ago I couldnt even imagine my 180 game wishlist would mostly consist of japanese games.
 

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100K for nier doesn't seem like a whole lot considering that it was consistently in the top 5.

I wonder how big the steam sale actually is nowadays.

I'm pretty sure that the Steam best sellers chart is by revenue. Nier was selling for $42, which was higher than almost everything.
 

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Nier beating most Final Fantasy games already is crazy, can't wait to see how far it goes

Xanadu Next 8k


This is an actual crime. What is wrong with all of you?

Look at the bright side, it looks like sales are slowly growing!
 

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11K for Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd seem quite low.
34,5% of owners of Trails SC have the achievement for finishing the game (roughly 15870 players). So think of it this way: more than two thirds of the players who beat the second game purchased the third one.
 

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34,5% of owners of Trails SC have the achievement for finishing the game (roughly 15870 players). So think of it this way: more than two thirds of the players who beat the second game purchased the third one.

Trails SC was at 20k owners in my first thread 13 months ago. So there is evidence that the slow burn strategy is paying off for XSEED with that series. It's been almost 2 years now, and I don't think that I have seen SC go on sale for more than 40% off its regular $30 price point.
 

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It depresses me that this probably means Nekopara shifted more copies than Fata Morgana.

It was part of the Sekai Project humble bundle in that time frame so I'd expect the majority of the increase to be from that.
 

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This is an actual crime. What is wrong with all of you?

I was hoping the game would do an increase of more than 3,000 during the summer sale.

It looks like Melty Blood doubled in ownership from March. You would think this would give Arc Sys some second thought on figuring out a way to make the game's netcode better.
 

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I would argue there is "too much" on Steam now, so only good titles can sell and not just "any" japanese game.

Heck. 5-6 years ago I couldnt even imagine my 180 game wishlist would mostly consist of japanese games.

I do agree. We're at this stage now.
 

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Why am I seeing drops for a bunch of Capcom games? Just margin of error?

Refunds maybe? Capcom does have that special something.

Also lol @ Tekken 7 vs. KoFXIV. SNK stay losing, but I guess that's what happens when you try to release a niche game a year later than console at $60 around the same time a competitor is releasing (cheaper).
 

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Nier running with those legs while RE7 limps along is sad to see from one angle and amazing from another.
Also surprising to see RE4 and REV2 on the bottom top 25 list.
 

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The drop in sales from the first game to the 2nd and 3rd are pretty crazy. Even taking into account how long the original has been out.
 

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Vanquish didn't sell as well as I expected. Bayonetta is pretty good though.

Vanquish was less popular at release, and it didn't have the benefit of a sequel to keep awareness up since last gen.


can you add Fata Morgana and Root Double, especially the latter gained a lot thx to the Humble Bundle and recent sale

I will add them shortly.

Why am I seeing drops for a bunch of Capcom games? Just margin of error?

Mostly margin of error I would imagine. Some of those games are near 1M copies, so "dropping" 10k doesn't mean much.
 

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Namco continues to do well as expected. They are the only reasonable Japanese publisher that seems to grasp the fact that releasing games on PC close or at their console release dates moves units.

SE has a good example with Nier but that one is plagued by a deficient port.
 
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Vanquish sales are kind of disappointing after the huge outcry for a port and the reasonable price. I thought Platinum Games had a halo effect by pc gamers, but I guess Bayonetta is a better known ip. Namco Bandai is knocking it out of the park. It's good to see them rewarded for their effort.
 

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pretty depressing numbers for Xanadu Next. I bought the game without knowing anything about it other than it being from Falcom. turned out to be a great game. Shame about its sales though.

That and Legend of heroes seems to have dropped off a cliff.
 

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Namco continues to do well as expected. They are the only reasonable Japanese publisher that seems to grasp the fact that releasing games on PC close or at their console release dates moves units.

SE has a good example with Nier but that one is plagued by a deficient port.

I would say Capcom and Namco are treating the PC platform the best. No real issues with any of their ports and they tend to release most titles the same day as on consoles.

Agree with Square though. They're taking baby steps and while some things are nice to see like Nier. I wish they'd go all in more.
 

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I just noticed that Tekken 7 brutalized KOFXIV. It might be the best example to show that aesthetics and timing really do matter.

MvCI has the benefit of releasing at the same time as console, but the game looks awful. So I would expect a middle ground of sales excluding the bonus they get for having the Marvel IP. Maybe launch 150k sales (I am not good at predicting sales).
 

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I just noticed that Tekken 7 brutalized KOFXIV. It might be the best example to show that aesthetics and timing really do matter.

MvCI has the benefit of releasing at the same time as console, but the game looks awful. So I would expect a middle ground of sales excluding the bonus they get for having the Marvel IP. Maybe launch 150k sales (I am not good at predicting sales).
KOFXIV released almost a year later then on the console for $60. There is nothing to be surprised about there except for what the heck was the publisher thinking.
 

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Thank you for all the numbers kswiston.

Xanadu Next 8k


This is an actual crime. What is wrong with all of you?

Honestly most of the numbers are terrible, and some even went backwards or didn't even move. I'd be a little worried if I was a Japanese publisher. It probably costs next to nothing to put the game up on Steam, so there's not that much risk, but if you're a decent game on the Vita you could do better numbers than this. Xanadu Next would do way more than 8k on the Vita.

I get the feeling the Japanese game novelty is wearing off. Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada 2k? Atelier Firis only 10k. I think gamers are getting saturated with Japanese games on the PC, and not picking them all up. I remember picking up Valkyria Chronicles up blind full price, but I don't think I'd do that anymore.

The other thing is PC gamers are notoriously picky, and many of these have port issues, not only that, they hardly stretch most gaming PCs in the west.