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Just guessing, but ...

Etrian Odyssey is supposed to be an old-school type very difficult dungeon crawler. Hardcore game.
Rune Factory/Harvest Moon are like those capsule games where you have to collect a bunch of rare hard-to-find stuff to get special items mixed with Animal Crossing "live a life each day" gameplay. People play these games for years, so it follows that those who like it really like it.
I think it also helps, that Etrian Odyssey, Harvest Moon and Rune Factory are established series with a history of western releases. It's easier to get excited when you know you'll be able to play the next game in the series.
 

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Congratulations to MasterSheen for winning by units, and to Exterminieren, by percentage!

Congratulations to michaelius for winning the special Pokemon Black 2 / White 2 prediction league. (The units are a tie, but he posted 21 min earlier than SpaceDrake!)

Code:
BY UNITS                             BY PERCENTAGE

  1   145,950 MasterSheen               1  111.7% Exterminieren
  2   169,638 electroplankton           2  141.8% MasterSheen
  3   187,370 Exterminieren             3  155.5% electroplankton

  4   199,472 Kandinsky                 4  155.9% Nekki
  5   209,984 Tratorn                   5  166.7% Road
  6   218,370 cw_sasuke                 6  166.7% Bruno MB
  7   224,538 Kenka                     7  171.6% Kandinsky
  8   249,204 muu                       8  175.2% Tratorn
  9   252,206 Chris1964                 9  176.6% muu
 10   256,950 donny2112                10  184.0% Colonel Mustard
 11   257,775 Road                     11  190.6% Daschysta
 12   266,442 Nekki                    12  193.0% Kenka
 13   268,862 Bruno MB                 13  198.8% cw_sasuke
 14   282,322 matmanx1                 14  199.1% Yeshua
 15   299,442 Alrus                    15  200.1% Gianni Merryman
 16   323,370 Orgen                    16  207.2% Olaeh
 17   347,924 Daschysta                17  209.0% Orgen
 18   354,442 Yeshua                   18  209.6% matmanx1
 19   387,442 Olaeh                    19  213.9% Chris1964
 20   389,862 Colonel Mustard          20  214.1% donny2112
 21   423,442 Gianni Merryman          21  241.4% Alrus
 22   446,624 michaelius               22  255.2% Green Slime
 23   511,624 SpaceDrake               23  306.9% ULTROS!
 24   516,624 ULTROS!                  24  311.5% michaelius
 25   593,862 Green Slime              25  314.7% SpaceDrake
 26   873,862 Thoraxes                 26  361.0% Thoraxes

                                   M-Create  Chris196 Yeshua   Alrus    electrop Daschyst Bruno MB cw_sasuk MasterSh Green Sl Extermin Gianni M Orgen    Olaeh    matmanx1 Kandinsk michaeli ULTROS!  Colonel  Kenka    Tratorn  Thoraxes muu      Nekki    donny211 Road     SpaceDrake
[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry'  766,381   890123  1000000   910000   850000  1000000   925000   850000   800000  1200000   870000  1050000   932000  1002000   905567   670000   500000   400000  1005000   822000   855555  1400000   650000   915000   850000   888888   500000
[PSV] Gundam Seed: Battle Destiny     52,790    54321    50000    45000    65000    75000    57000    65000    50000    55000    60000    32000    59000    49000    65234    44000    95000    80000    53000    51000    50000    69000    38000    50000    35000    44444   120000
[PSV] Persona 4: Golden              181,866   167890   150000   145000   185000   150000   145000   145000   133000   120000   142000   115000   111000   112000   135897   196000   150000   180000    94000    92000   144444    65000   125000   125000   100000   111111    75000
[PS3] Lollipop Chainsaw               61,246    43210    40000    30000    67000    40000    61000    67000    70000    20000    64000    37000    74000    39000    35123    38000    25000    35000    26000    37000    37777    35000    35000    45000    75000    55555    50000
[PS3] Atelier Ayesha                  60,548   123456   100000   110000   105000    90000   106000   120000    78000   100000    81000    80000   104000   102000    98357   100000   100000   110000    85000    46000    36666    96000    85000    75000   100000    88888    95000
[3DS] Culdcept                        55,469    23456    30000    25000    35000    65000    32000    35000    21000    40000    42000    47000    31000    41000    34678    38000    25000    10000    52000    17000    22222    10000    45000    28000    35000    33333    30000

UNIT DIFFERENCE                                252206   354442   299442   169638   347924   268862   218370   145950   593862   187370   423442   323370   387442   282322   199472   446624   516624   389862   224538   209984   873862   249204   266442   256950   257775   511624

[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry'        0   123742   233619   143619    83619   233619   158619    83619    33619   433619   103619   283619   165619   235619   139186   -96381  -266381  -366381   238619    55619    89174   633619  -116381   148619    83619   122507  -266381
[PSV] Gundam Seed: Battle Destiny          0     1531    -2790    -7790    12210    22210     4210    12210    -2790     2210     7210   -20790     6210    -3790    12444    -8790    42210    27210      210    -1790    -2790    16210   -14790    -2790   -17790    -8346    67210
[PSV] Persona 4: Golden                    0   -13976   -31866   -36866     3134   -31866   -36866   -36866   -48866   -61866   -39866   -66866   -70866   -69866   -45969    14134   -31866    -1866   -87866   -89866   -37422  -116866   -56866   -56866   -81866   -70755  -106866
[PS3] Lollipop Chainsaw                    0   -18036   -21246   -31246     5754   -21246     -246     5754     8754   -41246     2754   -24246    12754   -22246   -26123   -23246   -36246   -26246   -35246   -24246   -23469   -26246   -26246   -16246    13754    -5691   -11246
[PS3] Atelier Ayesha                       0    62908    39452    49452    44452    29452    45452    59452    17452    39452    20452    19452    43452    41452    37809    39452    39452    49452    24452   -14548   -23882    35452    24452    14452    39452    28340    34452
[3DS] Culdcept                             0   -32013   -25469   -30469   -20469     9531   -23469   -20469   -34469   -15469   -13469    -8469   -24469   -14469   -20791   -17469   -30469   -45469    -3469   -38469   -33247   -45469   -10469   -27469   -20469   -22136   -25469

STATISTICS
                                   M-Create  AVERAGE    MIN       MAX     OVER     UNDER   CLOSEST    BY
[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry'  766,381  870,813  400,000 1,400,000      81%      19%  800,000 MasterSheen
[PSV] Gundam Seed: Battle Destiny     52,790   58,115   32,000   120,000      54%      46%   53,000 Colonel Mustard
[PSV] Persona 4: Golden              181,866  131,321   65,000   196,000       8%      92%  180,000 ULTROS!
[PS3] Lollipop Chainsaw               61,246   45,449   20,000    75,000      23%      77%   61,000 Bruno MB
[PS3] Atelier Ayesha                  60,548   92,899   36,666   123,456      92%       8%   75,000 Nekki
[3DS] Culdcept                        55,469   32,603   10,000    65,000       4%      96%   52,000 Colonel Mustard
Code:
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  1    17,482 michaelius
  2    17,482 SpaceDrake
  3   120,938 matmanx1

  4   267,482 muu
  5   272,518 Colonel Mustard
  6   382,518 ULTROS!
  7   427,482 Olaeh
  8   497,482 Kenka
  9   517,482 MasterSheen
 10   617,482 Green Slime
 11   627,482 Kandinsky
 12   667,482 Bruno MB
 13   684,148 Tratorn
 14   684,148 Road
 15   717,482 electroplankton
 16   795,482 Orgen
 17   907,605 Chris1964
 18   917,482 Alrus
 19   917,482 cw_sasuke
 20   917,482 Exterminieren
 21 1,017,482 Nekki
 22 1,117,482 Daschysta
 23 1,117,482 Gianni Merryman
 24 1,217,482 Yeshua
 25 1,417,482 donny2112
 26 1,617,482 Thoraxes

                                  M-Create  Chris196 Yeshua   Alrus    electrop Daschyst Bruno MB cw_sasuk MasterSh Green Sl Extermin Gianni M Orgen    Olaeh    matmanx1 Kandinsk michaeli ULTROS!  Colonel  Kenka    Tratorn  Thoraxes muu      Nekki    donny211 Road     SpaceDrake
[NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2   1,982,518  2890123  3200000  2900000  2700000  3100000  2650000  2900000  2500000  2600000  2900000  3100000  2778000  2410000  2103456  2610000  2000000  1600000  1710000  2480000  2666666  3600000  2250000  3000000  3400000  2666666  2000000

UNIT DIFFERENCE                               907605  1217482   917482   717482  1117482   667482   917482   517482   617482   917482  1117482   795482   427482   120938   627482    17482   382518   272518   497482   684148  1617482   267482  1017482  1417482   684148    17482

STATISTICS
                                  M-Create   AVERAGE     MIN       MAX     OVER     UNDER
[NDS] Pokemon Black 2 / White 2   1,982,518 2,642,881 1,600,000 3,600,000      92%       8%
Hope there's no mistake... =P

Also, if Famitsu is keeps on with the early releases, I'll be switching to it as the official sales.
 
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over under stats are really interesting to me, with the exception of Gundam Seed, seems like GAF is a little hivemindish haha. or at least, prone to anchoring effects.
 
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Interesting results, thanks for your time Road ;-)

I didn't know there were two separate predictions.

Both michaelius and SpaceDrake nailed the sales of Pokémon Black 2 / White 2, we certainly didn't expect a 40 per cent drop in sales over the first title.

A staggering 96% of us undershot Culdcept, Persona 4: Golden a 92%. Both titles have been two clearly over-performers.

Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D is 100,000 units below our average, the 81% predicted a higher figure. In this case it's a shame that its low first shipment cut its sales potential. Now the million mark looks like its ceiling while it shouldn't have had any trouble reaching that amount in 6 - 8 weeks max.

Lollipop Chainsaw did it great, Goichi Suda has reasons to be happy, it was about time!

I almost forgot to mention Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of the Land of Twilight. It has been greatly overestimated, 60,548 units sold is a disappointing figure after the brilliant results of the previous entry (82,585).
 

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Interesting results, thanks for your time Road ;-)

I didn't know there were two separate predictions.

Both michaelius and SpaceDrake nailed the sales of Pokémon Black 2 / White 2, we certainly didn't expect a 40 per cent drop in sales over the first title.
No problem!

It's funny how they went so well with Pokemon but ended up at bottom of everything else (they also had the same 500k for DQM3D).

I guess people only focused on that single retailer comment from like one day after the pre-orders opened that said they had started as strongly as for BW.
 
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Both michaelius and SpaceDrake nailed the sales of Pokémon Black 2 / White 2, we certainly didn't expect a 40 per cent drop in sales over the first title.
Sadly that's about the only one I did get right


I actually suspect it'll still have some holiday legs and whatnot, but yeah, it's a direct sequel and clearly a "filler" game ala HG/SS. It was never going to do as well as a "major gen" entry.

A staggering 96% of us undershot Culdcept, Persona 4: Golden a 92%. Both titles have been two clearly over-performers.
Yeah, well, I don't mind bein' wrong on those. Especially Persona 4. I'm over the goddamn moon with it pushing 180k and looking like it'll cross 200k with ease.

I'll readily admit to having been off about how popular Terry's Wonderland would be, though. I thought remake-itis would bite it harder, but then I thought that about P4G too. I may have to rethink my opinion on just how much of a factor that is (though it seems like it's hit other games hard in the past).

I almost forgot to mention Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of the Land of Twilight. It has been greatly overestimated, 60,548 units sold is a disappointing figure after the brilliant results of the previous entry (82,585).
It's still in-line or better than other recent entries, though. I'm pretty sure it'll manage six-figures by the end of the year and keep Gust healthy, just like the Arland titles did. I AM curious to see where Gust goes from here, though, especially given how well Ayesha reviewed (as good or better than Meruru, which sold that 82k).
 

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Dengeki Sales, Jun 25 - Jul 01, 2012 (Week 26)

01. (01) [NDS] Pokemon Black 2 (Pokemon Co.) - 231,056 / 1,052,479 (-72%)
02. (02) [NDS] Pokemon White 2 (Pokemon Co.) - 195,352 / 949,109 (-74%)
03. (__) [PS3] Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Twilight Land (Gust) - 65,510 / 65,510 [ST: ~65% => 101,000]
04. (__) [3DS] Culdcept (Nintendo) - 51,832 / 51,832
05. (__) [PS3] Robotics;Notes (5pb.) - 43,454 / 43,454
06. (03) [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D (Square Enix) - 37,079 / 773,368 (-40%)
07. (__) [PS3] Resident Evil Chronicles HD Selection (Capcom) - 28,559 / 28,559
08. (__) [PSV] Metal Gear Solid HD Edition (Konami) - 23,543 / 23,543
09. (__) [WII] Fatal Frame II: Wii Edition (Nintendo) - 22,712 / 22,712
10. (__) [PS3] .hack//Versus (.hack// Sekai no Mukou ni - Hybrid Pack) (Bandai Namco) - 19,140 / 19,140
11. (__) [PS3] The Idolmaster: Gravure 4 You! Vol. 9 (Bandai Namco) - 15,363 / 15,363
12. (07) [WII] Mario Party 9 (Nintendo) - 15,279 / 482,579 (+2%)
13. (06) [PSV] Persona 4 Golden (Atlus) - 14,388 / 181,932 (-29%)
14. (05) [PS3] Tokyo Jungle (SCE) - 14,163 / 181,618 (-33%)
15. (08) [3DS] Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo) - 12,606 / 215,766 (-7%)
16. (04) [PSP] Kenka Bancho Bros.: Tokyo Battle Royale (Spike Chunsoft) - 11,106 / 32,927 (-49%)
17. (__) [PSP] Strike Witches: Hakugin no Tsubasa (Kadokawa Games) - 9,219 / 9,219
18. (__) [360] Robotics;Notes (5pb.) - 9,171 / 9,171
19. (__) [3DS] Jake Hunter: Fukushuu no Rondo (Arc System Works) - 6,213 / 6,213
20. (11) [PS3] Lollipop Chainsaw (Kadokawa Games) - 5,878 / 62,485 (-36%)

*ST: Sell-through => estimated copies shipped.


Other software (first week / LTD):

2011-06-23 [PS3] Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland (Gust) - 93,000 / 134,000


http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/504/504721/
http://megalodon.jp/2012-0706-1358-16/news.dengeki.com/soft/ranking/ranking.html

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I think it also helps, that Etrian Odyssey, Harvest Moon and Rune Factory are established series with a history of western releases. It's easier to get excited when you know you'll be able to play the next game in the series.
EO (apart from the first one) has a history of US releases rather than Western, but I know what you mean.
 
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Maybe I'm just crazy here (wouldn't surprise me), but the 3DS seems to be doing unusually well with smallish titles at the moment; we've just come off the most successful Fire Emblem in an absolute *age*, Culdcept's had its best launch ever, and it sounds like EO4's having a great start as well.

What's behind this, or am I seeing patterns where there are none?

Companies nailing advertising? 3DS audience being unusually receptive to experimentation? Desperation to find *something* to buy? Random coincidence?
 
Maybe I'm just crazy here (wouldn't surprise me), but the 3DS seems to be doing unusually well with smallish titles at the moment; we've just come off the most successful Fire Emblem in an absolute *age*, Culdcept's had its best launch ever, and it sounds like EO4's having a great start as well.

What's behind this, or am I seeing patterns where there are none?

Companies nailing advertising? 3DS audience being unusually receptive to experimentation? Desperation to find *something* to buy? Random coincidence?
-an unusual third parties effort during the first year and a half
-good advertising
-active userbase
 

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I would say its a combination of non-existent piracy and more ways for publishers to promote the games via Nintendo Direct and eShop demos/trailers/dlc.
 

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There are a lot of reasons why Fire Emblem is doing well. The others might be benefiting from the Monster Hunter audience that may have different purchasing habits than that of the previous DS.
 

Mpl90

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I would say its a combination of non-existent piracy and more ways for publishers to promote the games via Nintendo Direct and eShop demos/trailers/dlc.
I'd say this + games aimed towards a kind of different audience compared to the main one on DS. Really, Nintendo Direct are such a great way for promoting even third party games...I'm wondering why no one thought about this format before.
 
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IMHO it's effect of 3DS/Vita being early in the lifecycles - market isn't saturated with hundreds of titles that can be bought from second hand shops so the core gamers will not have big backlogs and are more willing to buy software now.
 
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Maybe I'm just crazy here (wouldn't surprise me), but the 3DS seems to be doing unusually well with smallish titles at the moment; we've just come off the most successful Fire Emblem in an absolute *age*, Culdcept's had its best launch ever, and it sounds like EO4's having a great start as well.

What's behind this, or am I seeing patterns where there are none?

Companies nailing advertising? 3DS audience being unusually receptive to experimentation? Desperation to find *something* to buy? Random coincidence?
Culdcept had its best debut, but it was still only a bit better than what it did on DS. I think it's more a case of forgetting just how well software was selling back at the height of the DS, in which case it isn't that surprising that similar games should be doing well on the 3DS.

Nintendo Direct and game demos might be playing a small part as well.

Edit: In some cases small-scale franchises on DS still have better records. Unless Land of Origin has really good legs it's unlikely to match the lifetime sales of Island of Happiness, for instance. Speaking of which, Garaph needs the correct english title for that game.
 
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What are the odds of:

PS3 getting to 10 million LTD?
PSP getting to 20 million LTD?
Wii getting to 14 million LTD?
360 getting to 2 million LTD?
NDS# getting to 33 million LTD?
PS2 getting to 22 million LTD?
 
Culdcept had its best debut, but it was still only a bit better than what it did on DS. I think it's more a case of forgetting just how well software was selling back at the height of the DS, in which case it isn't that surprising that similar games should be doing well on the 3DS.

Nintendo Direct and game demos might be playing a small part as well.

Edit: In some cases small-scale franchises on DS still have better records. Unless Land of Origin has really good legs it's unlikely to match the lifetime sales of Island of Happiness, for instance. Speaking of which, Garaph needs the correct english title for that game.
Culdcept on DS was released when jRPG were really popular on the console, after many Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts. So far, on 3DS the biggest jRPG is Dragon Quest Monsters, with less than one million units, and the Fire Emblem: Awakening, just a bit over 400k.

Furthermore, Island of Happiness was something like the third or fourth Harvest Moon on DS; Land of Origins is, instead, the first one. There are chances the next entry will outperform it.


IMHO it's effect of 3DS/Vita being early in the lifecycles - market isn't saturated with hundreds of titles that can be bought from second hand shops so the core gamers will not have big backlogs and are more willing to buy software now.
I don't think so. Being in early in the lifecycle is both a positive thing and a negative thing, since there might not be a strong userbase for some genres. I don't remember any of early DS jRPG performing well.

There are a lot of reasons why Fire Emblem is doing well. The others might be benefiting from the Monster Hunter audience that may have different purchasing habits than that of the previous DS.
Yeah, a really big third party title surely helped in building a certain type of fanbase.
 
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Maybe I'm just crazy here (wouldn't surprise me), but the 3DS seems to be doing unusually well with smallish titles at the moment; we've just come off the most successful Fire Emblem in an absolute *age*, Culdcept's had its best launch ever, and it sounds like EO4's having a great start as well.

What's behind this, or am I seeing patterns where there are none?

Companies nailing advertising? 3DS audience being unusually receptive to experimentation? Desperation to find *something* to buy? Random coincidence?
Fire Emblem was never really advertise well since No.6 (This one is No.13). Nintendo direct and the large coverage in famitsu at the time was a huge help into making the series more popular again. Those videos released weekly on the Nintendo
site showing off the gameplay, cutscenes, etc.
 
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What I find even more baffling now is the big flop that Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was.

I know that this is pure speculation, but do you think it would have sold better had it been released now?
 
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What I find even more baffling now is the big flop that Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was.

I know that this is pure speculation, but do you think it would have sold better had it been released now?

The only advantage would be that it had an extra 1 million or so 3DS out on the market at the time compared back in March. People just didn't seem keen on this title.
 

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Are you saying the same will happen with NA sales?, because I totally disagree, game will be big here, maybe even a 1m I bet.
How many 3DS gaves have sold 1 million so far in the US? 4?

How many of them have been non-Nintendo games? 0?

I'm not even sure it gets to half of that in the US. The franchise fatigue is obvious and it even applies in the states too.
 
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How many 3DS gaves have sold 1 million so far in the US? 4?

How many of them have been non-Nintendo games? 0?

I'm not even sure it gets to half of that in the US. The franchise fatigue is obvious and it even applies in the states too.
I expect it to do bad overseas too (especially upfront, though legs will probably be okay), but it's going to at least outsell BBS and Re:Coded here. 500k+ lifetime US seems doable imo.

It might even manage to pass BBS worldwide depending on western sales.
 
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Do we have a recent worldwide figure for KH:BBS?

As of September 30, 2010 it had sold (shipped) 1.27 million units (North America 0.31 and Europe 0.19).
I highly doubt it ever shipped any more than that. I don't there is any recent shipment data because I don't think Square reports data from the next year unless it is substantial.

Are you saying the same will happen with NA sales?, because I totally disagree, game will be big here, maybe even a 1m I bet.
I highly doubt it. Theres the possibility it sells more in NA than in Japan (not really a big accomplishment) but I wouldn't be surprised if franchise fatigue had also set in the US. Plus, the 3DS isn't exactly doing amazingly well in the US right now.
 
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Do we have a recent worldwide figure for KH:BBS?

As of September 30, 2010 it had sold (shipped) 1.27 million units (North America 0.31 and Europe 0.19).
Overall shipments probably weren't much higher than that in NA, maybe 50k more or so. For all of 2010 it sold sround 300k per NPD.

I don't know about Europe, anyone have it's rankings handy?
 
I don't understand why people expected it too sell much; I mean, the franchise fatigue with KH is SO obvious; they have released just too many spin-offs
Well, the last comparable KH sold 733k... Franchise fatigue, but also less contents? No big steps forward in the plot? I hope they'll repair a bit with a Final Mix version.
 
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Are you saying the same will happen with NA sales?, because I totally disagree, game will be big here, maybe even a 1m I bet.
I think WW YTD of it will be 1m; but 1m in the US alone? That's gonna be a hell of no way!


Well, the last comparable KH sold 733k... Franchise fatigue, but also less contents? No big steps forward in the plot? I hope they'll repair a bit with a Final Mix version.
well, there are two different notions:

release a mainline FF, even a KH, on a system and everyone will buy the system just cause of so; but with the small installed based of 3DS, I suspect many people didn't get the game just because of so
 

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Being a Culdcept fan am pretty glad to see that the game sold ok for such a niche title. Must have helped too that this time out of all of the games the artwork of the characters is actually nice.

Will be looking forward to the next sales chart to see how Anarchy Reigns and Etrian Odyssey 4 does. Have been on the fence about Anarchy Reigns, since with fighting games unless you got buddies to constantly play with I tend to lose interest very, very fast. The price point is a bit high too.

EO4 though am enjoying it quite a bit, but the classes right now am not digging as much as 3. I miss my princess class. D:
 

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if EO4 manages to end up with a higher LTD figure than KH3D, that will be mindboggling

I am not saying it will happen but it would one of the most surprising things if it did.
 
Jun 20, 2010
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0
0
US Sales:

GBA CoM ~ 1.1M
DS 358/2 ~ 900k
PSP BbS ~ 400k
DS ReC ~ 300k
Not bad, I think KH3D actually might do a bit better considering this (like 600-800k lifetime). NSMB2 & 3DSXL will probably provide a good jumping on point for many DS owners and KH3D is well timed just ahead of that. Also the 3rd party 3DS games that have done well are mostly in franchises that also did well on DS/GBA (Sonic, Lego, Spyro, etc) which might be a good sign for KH.
 

Chris1964

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First day sellthrough

Etrian Odyssey IV: Denshou no Kyojin - 50-60%
Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! - 50-60%
Max Anarchy - 50%
Little Battlers eXperience: Explosive Boost - 30%
Toriko: Gourmet Survival! 2 - 20-30%


21./09. [PS3] Dragon's Dogma <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.05.24} (¥7.990)
22./16. [WII] Wii Sports Resort with Wii Remote Plus # <SPT> (Nintendo) {2010.11.11} (¥5.800)
23./12. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
24./00. [PSP] Arabians Lost: The Engagement on the Desert # <ADV> (QuinRose) {2012.06.28} (¥6.300)
25./17. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G # <ACT> (Capcom) {2011.12.10} (¥5.800)
26./10. [PS3] Lollipop Chainsaw # <ACT> (Kadokawa Games) {2012.06.14} (¥7.980)
27./21. [WII] Wii Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2010.07.08} (¥4.800)
28./19. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Battle Destiny <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.06.07} (¥5.980)
29./00. [PSP] Unending Bloody Call # <ADV> (Asgard) {2012.06.28} (¥6.090)
30./06. [PS3] K-On! After School Live!! HD Ver. <ACT> (Sega) {2012.06.21} (¥5.229)
31./18. [3DS] Fire Emblem: Awakening <SLG> (Nintendo) {2012.04.19} (¥4.800)
32./13. [PSP] Akiba's Trip Plus <ADV> (Acquire) {2012.06.14} (¥3.990)
33./20. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2012.03.01} (¥4.800)
34./35. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Definitive Edition # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2011.11.23} (¥5.040)
35./00. [PS3] Hakuoki: Reimeiroku Nagorigusa # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2012.06.28} (¥7.140)
36./00. [PSP] Generation of Chaos 6 # <RPG> (Idea Factory) {2012.06.28} (¥6.090)
37./22. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 <SPT> (Konami) {2011.10.06} (¥7.980)
38./24. [WII] Just Dance Wii <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.10.13} (¥5.800)
39./36. [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2012.02.02} (¥4.980)
40./25. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends <ETC> (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} (¥4.800)
41./23. [WII] Mario Kart Wii <RCE> (Nintendo) {2008.04.10} (¥5.800)
42./27. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP the Best) <ACT> (Capcom) {2011.09.22} (¥2.990)
43./28. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2010.09.18} (¥4.800)
44./26. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 <SPT> (Konami) {2011.11.03} (¥4.980)
45./34. [WII] Kirby's Return to Dream Land <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.10.27} (¥5.800)
46./30. [3DS] Harvest Moon: A New Beginning <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2012.02.23} (¥5.040)
47./00. [PSP] Hakuisei Renai Shoukougun Re:Therapy # <ADV> (CyberFront) {2012.06.28} (¥5.040)
48./32. [PS3] Battlefield 3 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2011.11.02} (¥7.665)
49./38. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2012 <SPT> (Konami) {2012.03.29} (¥5.980)
50./29. [PS3] Jissen Pachislot Secrets! Fist of the North Star F: Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu <TBL> (Sega) {2012.05.31} (¥5.544)

Top 50

PS3 - 14
3DS - 11
PSP - 11
WII - 8
PSV - 3
NDS - 2
360 - 1

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|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |
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|  ALL  |  1.117.000 |  2.005.000 |    733.000 | 23.650.000 | 21.538.000 |
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over under stats are really interesting to me, with the exception of Gundam Seed, seems like GAF is a little hivemindish haha. or at least, prone to anchoring effects.
People are looking at other people's estimations before making their own ones. That's why the numbers tend to be pretty same-y.

Actually, I think it would be an interesting experiment to see how much the numbers would differ if people would send their estimations to Road via PMs.

Are you saying the same will happen with NA sales?, because I totally disagree, game will be big here, maybe even a 1m I bet.
With the current situation of both the American market and the situation of the 3DS in the US I wouldn't be surprised if KH3D would actually sell less than BbS...

Little Battlers eXperience: Explosive Boost - 30%
Who would have thought that no one needs a third version of the same game?

Everyone?

Oh.