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Dragon's Crown ships over 300k in Japan across PS3 and Vita

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Index press release: http://indexweb.jp/news/2013/10685.html

They've announced that they shipped over 300k of Dragon's Crown including direct download sales, within a week of release in Japan. Based on Media Create and Famitsu's tracking, we know that they sold about 180k in total in the first weekend, with that being most of the initial shipment. Definitely Vanillaware's biggest hit ever.
 

jwk94

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Has anybody's copy from Amazon shipped yet? Also, how well do these types of games keep their TIV? Not sure if I should just go Digital with the Vita version...
 

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Mistouze

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Good for the game! Now let's hope it does nicely in western territories.
 

cluderi

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Great news, I'll be picking my Vita copy on digital for sure.


Sadly I'm moving countries soon so I can't order the physical (as I can't ship it anywhere) :-(
 

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Awesome! I can't wait for my copy to arrive! XD

There are no more details about dd sales?
 
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That's great news. With the success of Vita games like, Monster Monpiece, Muramasa, Demon Gaze and Toukiden, hopefully, more Japanese devs will jump onboard.
 

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Great news, the sales have definitely surprised me. 180k in one weekend for a relatively "niche" title is great for Vanillaware, and considering Vita's handsome contribution to those sales I hope they support the platform with other releases?
 

duckroll

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Going by the numbers in the media create thread and if my math is right it's somewhere between 90-100k

No, we can't just do that, because they're announcing this today, which is a week from when it started selling. If it sold 180k out of a 200k shipment in the first weekend, then it is likely to have gotten restocked throughout this week, which means there's no long a great way to get a fixed number on digital downloads. ~50k is more likely imo.
 

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Great news, the sales have definitely surprised me. 180k in one weekend for a relatively "niche" title is great for Vanillaware, and considering Vita's handsome contribution to those sales I hope they support the platform with other releases?
I think continued support is almost guaranteed. Their rerelease of muramasa on the vita outsold the original release on the Wii.
 

BocoDragon

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It's because this game has amazing assets.

Art assets.

talking about boobs, y'all
 

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No, we can't just do that, because they're announcing this today, which is a week from when it started selling. If it sold 180k out of a 200k shipment in the first weekend, then it is likely to have gotten restocked throughout this week, which means there's no long a great way to get a fixed number on digital downloads. ~50k is more likely imo.

Oh, alright, I didn't take restocking into account. Still, impressive numbers and as I said in the MC thread Vita sales hold up pretty nicely against the PS3 version.

It also looks like the first VW game I might enjoy!
 

tarheel91

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The game's got a massive section in every electronics store I've been in over here. Not surprised.
 

Psycho_Mantis

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man lol. this game is designed to be played 10 minutes then rub one out the next 10 minutes for the guys into hentai stuff lol

Yes thats exactly what its designed for.....why did they even add in all the rpg mechanics, enemy designs, combat systems, quests, just should of made a hentai game. Would have sold way better right guys....../s.
 

duckroll

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GrimGrimoire is the best Vanillaware game. I'll totally get a sequel or enhanced port with some multiplayer features and a bunch of unique challenge missions added.