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Media Create figures - June 19 to June 25

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i think FFIII has a good chance of pushing atleast 1.3 Million units in 5 weeks. this game is definitely another hardware salesman as far as japan is concerned.

pink ds around the corner. not to mention the numbers DS is already doing.
 

Mr. Pointy

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I'll be pessimistic and say that FF3 will do about 800k in a month and reach about 1.5 million lifetime.
 

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17 NDS Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten (Best Price) (Capcom) - 7,991 (18,738)

Does the "best price" edition still have the english option???
 

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Mithos Yggdrasill said:
New Super Mario Bros.'s performance is amazing. Ioi said that it is the 6th best 5th-week ever, isn't it ?

It would be interesting to know what is the % of the Software sold for Nintendo DS in comparison to the rest.
That's why we know that Nintendo DS's Hardware has the 75-80% of the market in Japan, since the end of shortages, but it is unknown his Software's market share.
There is still DS shortages in Japan.
 

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sharkie said:
17 NDS Gyakuten Saiban: Yomigaeru Gyakuten (Best Price) (Capcom) - 7,991 (18,738)

Does the "best price" edition still have the english option???
I've read so, according to play-asia.

Just curious, how do you guys think Crisis Core will sell?
 
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kia said:
There is still DS shortages in Japan.
What ? I didn't know. With DS's sales under 200k pro week, I was almost sure that shortages were finished...

But with the launch of Nintendo DS Lite in USA and Europe, perhaps you're right. And the sales of the original Nintendo DS are not regular, so we can suppose that there are still shortages.
 

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Mr. Pointy said:
I've read so, according to play-asia.

Just curious, how do you guys think Crisis Core will sell?
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wow NSMB must have hit 2m already by now and is still selling 100k+ every week. We're not even in a busy time of year. I fear what is going to happen when summer is gone.
 

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MrSardonic said:
wow NSMB must have hit 1.85m already by now and is still selling 100k+ every week. We're not even in a busy time of year. I fear what is going to happen when summer is gone.
Fixed.
 

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AniHawk said:
wow NSMB must have hit 1.85m already by now and is still selling 170k+ every week. We're not even in a busy time of year. I fear what is going to happen when summer is gone.
Fixed
 

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Magicpaint said:
When he means 'by now', he probably means NOW as in June 29, not June 19-25.

When you factor that in, then 2 million isn't so far off. :p
Oh. I'm in a pissy mood, so I'm taking it out on everyone. Especially all of you.
 

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Scalemail Ted said:
Mario is Selling awesome, I guess these sales will reaffirm that we will see 'New Super Mario Brothers 2'
I hope NSMB 2 is like Lost Levels SMB2 where it's the same stuff but harder. NSMB 3 should bring back flying stuff though.
 

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I hope NSMB 2 is like Lost Levels SMB2 where it's the same stuff but harder. NSMB 3 should bring back flying stuff though.
Exactly, the levels should be built around needing to do triple jumps, butt stomps and wall hops to progress. You should need a use for the blue shell as well.
 

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Mr. Pointy said:
Exactly, the levels should be built around needing to do triple jumps, butt stomps and wall hops to progress. You should need a use for the blue shell as well.
The blue shell was my quickest cause of death in NSMB. Freakin' worthless. I lived more from the mini mushroom than that damned blue shell. They should have it so you can manually do that spin attack thing.
 

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AniHawk said:
The blue shell was my quickest cause of death in NSMB. Freakin' worthless. I lived more from the mini mushroom than that damned blue shell. They should have it so you can manually do that spin attack thing.
I never even had the Blue Shell that many times, but I remember dying whenever I did. Not really a great power-up, though it makes swimming a bit easier.

Really back up the maual spin attack idea, would make the blue shell a LOT better.
 

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The blue shell was my quickest cause of death in NSMB. Freakin' worthless. I lived more from the mini mushroom than that damned blue shell. They should have it so you can manually do that spin attack thing.
I'd purposely get hit if I had that 'power up' just to lose it. No wonder Mario can single handedly take out an army of Koopa troopers... they effin suck.
 

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AniHawk said:
Oh. I'm in a pissy mood, so I'm taking it out on everyone. Especially all of you.
Its ok, isn't it like around 5 am where you are, you must be really cranky by now
 

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Scalemail Ted said:
Mario is Selling awesome, I guess these sales will reaffirm that we will see 'New Super Mario Brothers 2'
How about New Super Mario World, or New Super Mario Land ?
 

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sharkie said:
Its ok, isn't it like around 5 am where you are, you must be really cranky by now
It's 3:35. I went to bed at 11 and woke up at 2. When I saw the clock, I thought it was almost 6:00 for some reason, so I decided to stay up. I'm so disappointed the day is even LONGER now.
 

sharkie

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It's 3:35. I went to bed at 11 and woke up at 2. When I saw the clock, I thought it was almost 6:00 for some reason, so I decided to stay up. I'm so disappointed the day is even LONGER now.
ahh thats ok here watch THIS and it'll make you feel all better
 
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Bleh at VPS, not big rpg franchise confirmed. Just 3 >500k rpg series makes me sad :(

Magical Vacation 2 bleh x2 :/ (what were the first one numbers?)


Isn't it already time for japanese to buy all the brain games they want and then STOP please? I want to see more interesting charts please.
 

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Finally a chart with some non-DS games and guess what everyone responds with:

"zzzz yawn, boring chart" or "fun fact: if you exclude new games (which are non-ds games), 9 games out of 10 are DS".

Is there anyone on this board that isn't a hardcore nbot or do they all avoid these threads except for me?
 

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Am I the only one who wonders how Nintendo will be able to keep the DS in stock when Pokemon D/P releases, and through the holiday season? They are already selling out everything they can ship to Japan, how will they be able to stockpile them for these major releases?

This fall is going to be crazy...
 

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Clever Pun said:
Am I the only one who wonders how Nintendo will be able to keep the DS in stock when Pokemon D/P releases, and through the holiday season? They are already selling out everything they can ship to Japan, how will they be able to stockpile them for these major releases?

This fall is going to be crazy...
pikmin are gonna have to work overtime
 

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Tabris said:
Finally a chart with some non-DS games and guess what everyone responds with:

"zzzz yawn, boring chart" or "fun fact: if you exclude new games (which are non-ds games), 9 games out of 10 are DS".

Is there anyone on this board that isn't a hardcore nbot or do they all avoid these threads except for me?
GUESS WHAT, ARCHIE! YOU JUST GOT UPGRADED TO "EVERYONE" STATUS!
 

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Scalemail Ted said:
I'd purposely get hit if I had that 'power up' just to lose it. No wonder Mario can single handedly take out an army of Koopa troopers... they effin suck.
Man, I thought I was the only one who hated the blue shell. Worst new power-up ever.

The small mushroom, on the other hand, is actually used very well in the game, and is fun to use, too.
 

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Tabris said:
Finally a chart with some non-DS games and guess what everyone responds with:

"zzzz yawn, boring chart" or "fun fact: if you exclude new games (which are non-ds games), 9 games out of 10 are DS".

Is there anyone on this board that isn't a hardcore nbot or do they all avoid these threads except for me?
ADMIT IT. You are happy Sony's Brain game made it to the Top 10!
 

Archie

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Tabris said:
Finally a chart with some non-DS games and guess what everyone responds with:

"zzzz yawn, boring chart" or "fun fact: if you exclude new games (which are non-ds games), 9 games out of 10 are DS".

Is there anyone on this board that isn't a hardcore nbot or do they all avoid these threads except for me?
You are the sole beacon of light in these dark days of non games. Fight the good fight, my friend!
 

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FF games in Japan sell a ton up-front though. It is unusual for them to have tremendous legs, isn't it?

That COULD have to do with kind of saturating the market within the first week, but FFXII sold like 1.8 mil and then had a tremendous dropoff. I think SE said it's at 2.34 mil now, so it has had some sort of legs.

I predict huge first week sales and then maybe a slow climb. If it doesn't sell 1 mil it's first week though, it's either not going to (unless it is close anyway) or buck the trend.
 

Archie

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I am guessing that FFIII will barely, if at all, pass 1 million. It will be called a bomb by GAF and brain training games will be blamed once again even though the average brain training consumer wouldn't give FFIII a second look.
 
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i think FFIII has a good chance of pushing atleast 1.3 Million units in 5 weeks. this game is definitely another hardware salesman as far as japan is concerned.

pink ds around the corner. not to mention the numbers DS is already doing.
Don't forget Pokemon!!
 

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FF3's going to easily outsell all previous FF reamkes/rereleases. It'll be more comparable to the console DQ remakes in performance (so between 1-2 million).
 

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jarrod said:
FF3's going to easily outsell all previous FF reamkes/rereleases. It'll be more comparable to the console DQ remakes in performance (so between 1-2 million).
QFT
 

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Mithos Yggdrasill said:
New Super Mario Bros.'s performance is amazing. Ioi said that it is the 6th best 5th-week ever, isn't it ?

It would be interesting to know what is the % of the Software sold for Nintendo DS in comparison to the rest.
That's why we know that Nintendo DS's Hardware has the 75-80% of the market in Japan, since the end of shortages, but it is unknown his Software's market share.
Famitsu gives the % every week. Here are the weeks that follow the release of NSMB.

DS --PSP --GBA --PS2 --GC --X360
72 -- 8,2 -- 2,1 -- 16,8 -- 0,6 -- 0,3 <--- New SMB release
67,5 --9,7 -- 3,1 -- 18,5 -- 0,8 -- 0,4 <--- second week
58,7 --9,4 -- 3 -- 27,6-- 0,8 -- 0,4 <--- third week
 

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Y2Kevbug11 said:
FF games in Japan sell a ton up-front though. It is unusual for them to have tremendous legs, isn't it?

That COULD have to do with kind of saturating the market within the first week, but FFXII sold like 1.8 mil and then had a tremendous dropoff. I think SE said it's at 2.34 mil now, so it has had some sort of legs.

I predict huge first week sales and then maybe a slow climb. If it doesn't sell 1 mil it's first week though, it's either not going to (unless it is close anyway) or buck the trend.
I think FFIII will have better legs than most FFs - just as Children of Mana and other DS games have. They won't be NSMB good, but they will be respectable. On the whole I predict 1 million easily, and wouldn't be surprised by more (assuming the game kicks as much ass as it appears to)
 

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Terrell said:
I said this in another thread and I'll say it here...

Magical Vacation came out the exact same day as Valkyrie Profile Silmeria. RPG gamers were getting their itch scratched somewhere else. Nintendo would have been better off releasing this 2 weeks earlier or later.
There have been plenty of cases of multiple RPGs launching on the same day and both (or even more, if there are more than two) seeing good sales. The most recent one I can think of would be Dragon Quest Yangus and Mother 3, both of which had very solid launches. Blaming it on the VP2 launch is just spinning.

Face it, Magical Vacation 2's numbers are hugely disappointing and very, very bad. It's a horrible result for the game considering how good it looked, that it was well reviewed, and taking the very good sales of the first game (~269,000) into account. Massive bombing on what should've been a great selling RPG for the system.
 

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jesusraz said:
'Tis true, I'm afraid. I'm eager to get my hands on the game as I loved the GBA version. However, despite the 1/4 million GBA sales it has totally failed to light up the chart. Even Starfy 4 did better, and that bombed in comparison to its GBA versions as well! Plus that Hamtaro spin-off last year died...Not looking good for some of the solid GBA games.
more than anything else, this may show that there is still a huge sector of the GBA audience that hasn't made the move over to the DS. Once pokemon D/P hits, this will change, of course. It may be too late for these early sequels, but it's possible they could end up having decent sales in the long run.
 
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Tabris said:
Finally a chart with some non-DS games and guess what everyone responds with:

"zzzz yawn, boring chart" or "fun fact: if you exclude new games (which are non-ds games), 9 games out of 10 are DS".

Is there anyone on this board that isn't a hardcore nbot or do they all avoid these threads except for me?
True, we are all nbots, but I'm thinking you avoid these threads because all the good DS news makes you sad as opposed to because of the nbots.
 

MrSardonic

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AniHawk said:
well considering that today in June 29th and not June 25th, I don't think my post needed much fixing. Thanks for caring though
 

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Tabris said:
Finally a chart with some non-DS games and guess what everyone responds with:

"zzzz yawn, boring chart" or "fun fact: if you exclude new games (which are non-ds games), 9 games out of 10 are DS".

Is there anyone on this board that isn't a hardcore nbot or do they all avoid these threads except for me?
It amuses me how much these threads hurt you every week. Deep down. In your business.