Media Create Numbers: 7 - 13 March

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platform title publisher this week total
1 PS2 Shin Sangoku Musou 4 Koei 61,920 760,978
2 PS2 Sangokushi X Koei 30,541 new
3 PSP Tales of Eternia Namco 30,489 111,139
4 DS Pac Pix Namco 30,173 new
5 GBA Sennen Kazoku Nintendo 27,552 new
6 DS Meteos Bandai 22,304 new
7 PS2 Dragon Ball Z3 Bandai 18,050 606,267
8 PS2 Ys Napishtim no Hako Konami 16,490 new
9 GC Star Fox Assault Nintendo 15,240 125,573
10 PS2 Rockman X8 Capcom 14,927 new

platform this week last week 2005 total
1 PSP 46,307 47,633 536,476
2 PlayStation 2 41,349 44,228 562,046
3 Nintendo DS 26,537 25,759 407,099
4 GameBoy Advance SP 14,596 12,307 186,753
5 GameCube 4,245 3,635 66,659
6 Gameboy Advance 616 398 5,776
7 Xbox 244 177 4,261
 

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OMG!!

Sony's products falling.

Nintendo's products rising.

Microsoft's products rising.

I can hear them coming... :D

Anyways, good sales for Pac Pix and Meteos being the niche titles they are. And StarFox at 125,000? Woah.
 

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OMG! TEH MOMENTUM IS ON TEH NINTENDO'S SIDE. Soon the DS will take over the psp at this rate. PSP am doomed. :p
 

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It's obvious that the only reason that PSP was selling so well is because of the prolonged effect of the launch shortage. Now that the launch demand had tapered off, we are beginning to see the that the demand for the system is not too hot...

Oh wait.....
 

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JoshuaJSlone said:
I am too ready to sleep to go into my usual overanalysis right now, but the biggest bit of news is that this puts PSP's Media Create total over 1 million. More specifically: 1,018,728 to DS's 1,902,695.
Yeesh, the lead was 1 Million in January. The PSP hasn't gained as much ground as I thought it did.
 

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Speevy said:
If GBA SP sales reach 20K a week again, it really won't matter.
That hasn't happened since 01/03-01/09 and I suspect it won't until it sees a price drop there. BTW when do the new DS colours launch?
 

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The PSP hasn't exactly overtaken the DS, but I don't think anyone expected it would. Just the fact that it's been selling better than the DS for all of 2005 is impressive to me.

Actually, I think it's been outselling the DS for longer, but I can't be bothered to find any 2004-numbers.
 

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I don't think this trend started until mid-January. It happened earlier on the Media-Create Charts than it did on that other one.
 

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Shrike_Priest said:
The PSP hasn't exactly overtaken the DS, but I don't think anyone expected it would. Just the fact that it's been selling better than the DS for all of 2005 is impressive to me.

Actually, I think it's been outselling the DS for longer, but I can't be bothered to find any 2004-numbers.
The first time the PSP outsold the DS on the MC chart was during the week of 01/10-01/16 and it has every week since then (which is 9 weeks now).
 

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Fuzzy said:
BTW when do the new DS colours launch?
Next Thursday (24th).

It's interesting that neither Pac Pix nor Meteos caught on in a big way. Maybe they'll sell well in the long run, but not a good start, and they're both about to get trampled on by Kirby.
 

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I've always wondered, but why are the hardware sales so consistent each week?

I mean assuming at this point there are no stock shortages, how come exactly 44-48k people by a PSP and 24-28k people buy a DS each week. I mean you would think that every few weeks it would range and 50% of the people bought a system a week early and you'd get 66k then 22k the next week or just some variation.

It's just odd...
 

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So even with Pac-Pix and Meteos out, it's still PSP > GBA SP + DS + GBA + GC. Boring.
 

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Bebpo said:
I've always wondered, but why are the hardware sales so consistent each week?

I mean assuming at this point there are no stock shortages, how come exactly 44-48k people by a PSP and 24-28k people buy a DS each week. I mean you would think that every few weeks it would range and 50% of the people bought a system a week early and you'd get 66k then 22k the next week or just some variation.

It's just odd...
Famitsu puts DS at much closer selling rates with PSP. I do wonder if these numbers are accurate, it's almost too consistent to believe.....
 

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Fun with stats:

DS and PSP sales numbers have been pretty level since the week of 2/6. PSP averages 44.8K and DS averages 26.2K per week since then. If these rates were to hold (i.e. I'm engaged in a hypothetical scenario here), DS will reach 2 million units sold in another 3.7 weeks (2nd week of April) and PSP will reach 2 million in 21.9 weeks (3rd week of August).
 

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These numbers won't stay stable for months on end. If the ratio stays the same (PSP outselling DS by nearly 2:1 every week), then it will catch up much faster when the hardware market is more active.
 

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mashoutposse said:
The majority of the gap will be made up during the holiday season. By that time, the gap will be disappearing by the 100k...
You don't know that for sure; there are so many DS games that still need to come out that have traditionally sold systems, and the gap can widen again with the release of the proper game or a price drop.
 

kaching

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These numbers won't stay stable for months on end. If the ratio stays the same (PSP outselling DS by nearly 2:1 every week), then it will catch up much faster when the hardware market is more active.
I knew somebody was going to feel the need to point that out :p
 

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CVXFREAK said:
You don't know that for sure; there are so many DS games that still need to come out that have traditionally sold systems, and the gap can widen again with the release of the proper game or a price drop.
Yeah, you have a point.
 

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Nintendogs + color NDSes should boost NDS sales into the 30K-40K for next week, and hopefully continue like that for a while. I'm predicting that word of mouth of Nintendogs is going to have it be the next big seller on NDS. Is there much advertisement of it over there yet?
 

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DS will sell by the bucket load next week
The japanese will go mad for the new colours. GBA SP sales always went sky high on relase of a new colour.
Also, some people wanting one may of been waiting for a new colour batch?

Also Kirby is out this week...
 

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Hero said:
Nintendogs + color NDSes should boost NDS sales into the 30K-40K for next week, and hopefully continue like that for a while. I'm predicting that word of mouth of Nintendogs is going to have it be the next big seller on NDS. Is there much advertisement of it over there yet?
All three versions of Nintendogs will be available April 21st for 4800 yen each in Japan.
 

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I wish I had the choice of that ash black DS. The DS just looks better in black, whereas the SP looked better in silver.

Nintendogs ... I have no idea how this could do. In some ways I think its almost the most important DS game Nintendo will release this year outside of Pokemon DS. It'll say a lot as to how consumers feel about the type of gaming Nintendo is trying to push with the DS.

It could be a Tamagotchi craze or it could fall by the wayside.
 

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Alcibiades said:
All three versions of Nintendogs will be available April 21st for 4800 yen each in Japan.
I could've sworn Nintendo was going to release Nintendogs with the colored NDSes? My bad.
 

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Nintendo is releasing two rounds of new DS colors, ash black and ice white in a few days (with Kirby?), and electric blue and pink in April alongside Nintendogs.
 

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ThongyDonk said:
i'm as straight as a die. But that pink DS am GORGEOUS!
they should of released that with Kirby though and done a bundle deal???
Yeah you'd figure they'd release the pink DS with Kirby, but maybe they hoping that girl's will be more attracted to a "non-game" like Nintendogs, which I admit probably has high appeal to girls.
 

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mashoutposse said:
The majority of the gap will be made up during the holiday season. By that time, the gap will be disappearing by the 100k...
you mean just when Pokemon Diamond/Pearl and Mario Kart will be available ?
 

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Come on, NoA, give us colors too.

They should release red, white, blue, and pink for us. American colors + girly appeal.
 

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Next week should be very interesting. Colors can do wonderful things for handheld sales and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see DS over 40k, maybe quite a bit over.

Code:
Week #  Dates          Nintendo DS    Sony PSP       Diff    DS LTD    PSP LTD    LTD Diff  Weeks to Pass
48      11/31-12/05         468,883                   N/A   468,883          0    -468,883        NEVER
49      12/06-12/12         198,892    160,019    -38,873   667,775    160,019    -507,756        NEVER
50      12/13-12/19         221,625     85,059   -136,566   889,400    245,078    -644,322        NEVER
51      12/20-12/26         396,674    107,217   -289,457 1,286,074    352,295    -933,779        NEVER
52      12/27-01/02         209,522    129,957    -79,565 1,495,596    482,252  -1,013,344        NEVER
1       01/03-01/09         108,561     62,052    -46,509 1,604,157    544,304  -1,059,853        NEVER
2       01/10-01/16          53,527     64,602     11,075 1,657,684    608,906  -1,048,778          94.7
3       01/17-01/23          44,608     56,274     11,666 1,702,292    665,180  -1,037,112          88.9
4       01/24-01/30          43,226     74,405     31,179 1,745,518    739,585  -1,005,933          32.3
5       01/31-02/06          29,552     48,781     19,229 1,775,070    788,366    -986,704          51.3
6       02/07-02/13          26,205     45,972     19,767 1,801,275    834,338    -966,937          48.9
7       02/14-02/20          22,363     38,314     15,951 1,823,638    872,652    -950,986          59.6
8       02/20-02/27          26,761     41,867     15,106 1,850,399    914,519    -935,880          62.0
9       02/28-03/06          25,759     47,633     21,874 1,876,158    962,152    -914,006          41.8
10      03/07-03/13          26,537     46,307     19,770 1,902,695  1,008,459    -894,236          45.2
 

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sonycowboy said:
Next week should be very interesting. Colors can do wonderful things for handheld sales and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see DS over 40k, maybe quite a bit over.
Yup. I'm betting it will be the first week DS outdoes PSP since its nine week wall charge.
 

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When does that sakura Psp come out? I've read on GAF it's coming out but I have never seen an official announcement about it
 
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sonycowboy said:
Next week should be very interesting. Colors can do wonderful things for handheld sales and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see DS over 40k, maybe quite a bit over.

Code:
Week #  Dates          Nintendo DS    Sony PSP       Diff    DS LTD    PSP LTD    LTD Diff  Weeks to Pass
48      11/31-12/05         468,883                   N/A   468,883          0    -468,883        NEVER
49      12/06-12/12         198,892    160,019    -38,873   667,775    160,019    -507,756        NEVER
50      12/13-12/19         221,625     85,059   -136,566   889,400    245,078    -644,322        NEVER
51      12/20-12/26         396,674    107,217   -289,457 1,286,074    352,295    -933,779        NEVER
52      12/27-01/02         209,522    129,957    -79,565 1,495,596    482,252  -1,013,344        NEVER
1       01/03-01/09         108,561     62,052    -46,509 1,604,157    544,304  -1,059,853        NEVER
2       01/10-01/16          53,527     64,602     11,075 1,657,684    608,906  -1,048,778          94.7
3       01/17-01/23          44,608     56,274     11,666 1,702,292    665,180  -1,037,112          88.9
4       01/24-01/30          43,226     74,405     31,179 1,745,518    739,585  -1,005,933          32.3
5       01/31-02/06          29,552     48,781     19,229 1,775,070    788,366    -986,704          51.3
6       02/07-02/13          26,205     45,972     19,767 1,801,275    834,338    -966,937          48.9
7       02/14-02/20          22,363     38,314     15,951 1,823,638    872,652    -950,986          59.6
8       02/20-02/27          26,761     41,867     15,106 1,850,399    914,519    -935,880          62.0
9       02/28-03/06          25,759     47,633     21,874 1,876,158    962,152    -914,006          41.8
10      03/07-03/13          26,537     46,307     19,770 1,902,695  1,008,459    -894,236          45.2
Nice little table you've made there
 

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sonycowboy said:
Next week should be very interesting. Colors can do wonderful things for handheld sales and I wouldn't be at all surprised to see DS over 40k, maybe quite a bit over.

Code:
Week #  Dates          Nintendo DS    Sony PSP       Diff    DS LTD    PSP LTD    LTD Diff  Weeks to Pass
48      11/31-12/05         468,883                   N/A   468,883          0    -468,883        NEVER
49      12/06-12/12         198,892    160,019    -38,873   667,775    160,019    -507,756        NEVER
50      12/13-12/19         221,625     85,059   -136,566   889,400    245,078    -644,322        NEVER
51      12/20-12/26         396,674    107,217   -289,457 1,286,074    352,295    -933,779        NEVER
52      12/27-01/02         209,522    129,957    -79,565 1,495,596    482,252  -1,013,344        NEVER
1       01/03-01/09         108,561     62,052    -46,509 1,604,157    544,304  -1,059,853        NEVER
2       01/10-01/16          53,527     64,602     11,075 1,657,684    608,906  -1,048,778          94.7
3       01/17-01/23          44,608     56,274     11,666 1,702,292    665,180  -1,037,112          88.9
4       01/24-01/30          43,226     74,405     31,179 1,745,518    739,585  -1,005,933          32.3
5       01/31-02/06          29,552     48,781     19,229 1,775,070    788,366    -986,704          51.3
6       02/07-02/13          26,205     45,972     19,767 1,801,275    834,338    -966,937          48.9
7       02/14-02/20          22,363     38,314     15,951 1,823,638    872,652    -950,986          59.6
8       02/20-02/27          26,761     41,867     15,106 1,850,399    914,519    -935,880          62.0
9       02/28-03/06          25,759     47,633     21,874 1,876,158    962,152    -914,006          41.8
10      03/07-03/13          26,537     46,307     19,770 1,902,695  1,008,459    -894,236          45.2
That table would be good if it wasn't for the fact that you have the wrong PSP total for the week of 01/17-01/23. That week the PSP sold 66,543 units (go back and check my correction in that thread). It seems like I've pointed this mistake to you a few times.