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Media Create Sales: 10/13 - 10/19

phez

Banned
OldJadedGamer said:
Traditionally, Western made games have not done very well at all in Japan.

though, wouldn't some of you agree that LBP is not necessarily a "traditional" western game? its that line of thinking which gives me some confidence in the title.
 

PROOP

FREAKING OUT MAN
Oh god PS3. Quick, make new colors, slash the price, bundle with PSP, moneyhat exclusive, do something!
 

Jonnyram

Member
Quick comparison of PS3 vs 360 between this year and last. I'm sure a graph would be better but I don't have the leet skills of GetChart!

Code:
                PS3      |      360
            2007   2008  |  2007   2008
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Jul wk1    12691  14359  |  2370   4776
Jul wk2    13493  12458  |  2942   3807
Jul wk3    12187  11253  |  2664   4208
Jul wk4    28829  10692  |  3872   4941
Aug wk1    24289   9508  |  2691   5359
Aug wk2    21321   9673  |  2112  24962
Aug wk3    21720  11393  |  2445   7358
Aug wk4    16393   9020  |  2044   3551
Aug wk5    18068   9775  |  1635   3124
Sep wk1    13248   8317  |  1286   1044
Sep wk2    13101   8053  |  1243  28188
Sep wk3    10732   8156  |  1687  13777
Sep wk4    13015   8275  |  5215  11291
Oct wk1    10822   7232  |  1547   8271
Oct wk2    12365   5734  |  6161   7763
Oct wk3    17130   4725  |  3011   7856
Oct wk4    18785         |  3718
Nov wk1    17434         | 17673
Nov wk2    55924         |  5817
Nov wk3    39178         |  6525
Nov wk4    50564         |  7117
Nov wk5    37092         |  6632
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck



>>CLICK HERE FOR FULL HARDWARE CHART<<

Code:
[B][U]Hardware | This Week | Last Week | Last 4 Weeks |    YTD    |    LTD    [/U][/B]
DS       |    29,839 |    31,914 |      161,985 | 2,468,544 | 23,641,598
PSP      |   159,816 |    23,901 |      235,433 | 2,992,962 | 10,658,039
WII      |    26,024 |    22,877 |      100,545 | 2,264,389 |  6,880,528
360      |     7,856 |     7,763 |       35,181 |   212,785 |    721,230
PS2      |     7,261 |     6,982 |       32,709 |   405,272 | 21,332,312
PS3      |     4,725 |     5,734 |       25,966 |   699,941 |  2,341,617
 

EDarkness

Member
kiruyama said:
is this sky crawler's debut week? looks like a bomba :(

Looks that way. I bought a copy, but there weren't that many in the store and I doubt it sold well at all. Virtually no hype, no real advertising, etc. Not sure what they were expecting. I hate to say it, but it seems like all the months of shovelware and family games for the Wii didn't do anything for the userbase. I wouldn't be surprised if Tenchu 4 ends up in the same boat.
 
Bearillusion said:
Isn't there a new PS3 bundle on it's way to Japan?

Yup.SCEJ announced that it would release the new 80GB PS3 with DS3 controller on Thursday October 30th, at a (RRP) of 39,980 yen (including tax). The 80GB PS3 system will come in three basic colors of Clear Black, Ceramic White, and Satin Silver. As a limited offer for the holiday season, it will come bundled with the Blu-ray Disc version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III for PS3 .

Along with the launch of this new model “PLAYSTATION 3 LittleBigPlanet Dream Box” bundle pack will be introduced at a RRP of 44,980 yen, comprising 80GB PS3 with DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller, LittleBigPlanet game, and an additional DUALSHOCK wireless controller.
 

Jonnyram

Member
This new bundle was the best chance Sony had to drop the price but they are just going to blow the opportunity. PS3 will be dead in the water post-Christmas.
 

sphinx

the piano man
yes the ps3 is as dead as it can be but we saw it coming since $599....

the most intriguing part is that the 360 has established itself at a consistent rate of 7k-8k per week based on perseption and not on a particular game being released.

it is still a losing console in japan but man, to bring a product back from the dead can't be an easy task... besides it may be worth the investment if microsoft asures japanese gamers that the same level of japan centric games will appear in their next console.
 

Jonnyram

Member
PantherLotus said:
I like it when they do that.
It's gonna be interesting to see what happens because of the bundles / bundle announcements being staggered. Next week's 360 may drop a bit if enough people noticed the Ace Combat / Katamari bundle.

Either way, November is when the sales start increasing across the board -- the big question is how the economy will weigh in this year. The situation seems to get worse on a daily basis, and I wonder just how much consumers will be able to weather the storm.
 

Busaiku

Member
EDarkness said:
Looks that way. I bought a copy, but there weren't that many in the store and I doubt it sold well at all. Virtually no hype, no real advertising, etc. Not sure what they were expecting. I hate to say it, but it seems like all the months of shovelware and family games for the Wii didn't do anything for the userbase. I wouldn't be surprised if Tenchu 4 ends up in the same boat.
Shipment was only 12k, so they weren't expecting much.
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck
Jonnyram said:
It's gonna be interesting to see what happens because of the bundles / bundle announcements being staggered. Next week's 360 may drop a bit if enough people noticed the Ace Combat / Katamari bundle.

Either way, November is when the sales start increasing across the board -- the big question is how the economy will weigh in this year. The situation seems to get worse on a daily basis, and I wonder just how much consumers will be able to weather the storm.

The clear winners will be lower priced hardware (used, handhelds, wii).

If you look at the YOY charts, which you posted and I chart got, you'll notice the uncanny line matching up with the Wii from 2008 to 2007. 360 is clearly different (but still goes up), but the PS3 defies them both: it goes down when it wasn't supposed to. Last week was supposed to be the low point.
 

Gaborn

Member
bcn-ron said:
Here's my prediction for PS3 sales over the next three weeks:
3800
12999
10000

Don't disappoint me, Japan.

You realize that the PS3 has never yet seen a 100k week even once yet, right? (according to both Famitsu and Media Create, thank you JoshuaJSlone for the data)
 
PantherLotus said:
The clear winners will be lower priced hardware (used, handhelds, wii).

If you look at the YOY charts, which you posted and I chart got, you'll notice the uncanny line matching up with the Wii from 2008 to 2007. 360 is clearly different (but still goes up), but the PS3 defies them both: it goes down when it wasn't supposed to. Last week was supposed to be the low point.

Is there any reason why the Wii seems to be selling slightly better this year in the past few weeks than last year, if I read your charts correctly?
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck
splattergnome said:
Is there any reason why the Wii seems to be selling slightly better this year in the past few weeks than last year, if I read your charts correctly?

We're really talking about the difference of 1500-5000 per week difference, if that's what you mean by slightly.
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck
^:lol good point. :(

I think just staring at the regular red 360 controller is far more compelling than that .gif, honestly. Once you see that permanent frown of despair, staring back at you with the one crossed-out eye, you know you'll never be the same. You have to start treating these things with respect.

 

Drkirby

Corporate Apologist
jrricky said:
Has Sony hit the panic button yet? :O
They hit that quite a while I think, around the time of the PSP 2000, if not sooner.

They better have adopted the old Nintendo Hardware strategy, and made it so they are charging more for the system then it costs for the PSP 3000, or else they must really be panicking that there system is selling like hot cakes but no software is being sold.
 

Galactic Fork

A little fluff between the ears never did any harm...
RBH said:
Here's a pic of the Ace Combat 6/Beautiful Katamari bundle that Jonnyram was referring to:


Wow, that's a great bundle. I wonder if there's a chance they'll do that for the US too.

Edit: Also, now I can't unsee the sad face either.
 

Jonnyram

Member
Upcoming action in the ongoing PS3/360 struggle (not listed multi-platform software that comes out at the same time, except GTAIV because of the comp.):

October 30
PS3 bundles: 80gb hdd + GT5P v3, 80gb hdd + LBP
PS3 s/w: LBP, SOCOM
GTAIV: prize campaign for 360 version, nothing for ps3 version

November 6
360 bundle: 60gb hdd + Ace Combat 6 + Katamari

November 13
PS3 s/w: Shinobido 3, Resistance 2, Derbytime Online

November 20
360 bundle: 60gb hdd + Last Remnant, faceplate etc
360 s/w: Otomedius G, Last Remnant
PS3 s/w: MotorStorm 2

November 27
360 s/w: Far Cry 2 (PS3 version in Dec.), Agarest Senki

December 4
360 s/w: Fallout 3 (PS3 version in 2009)
PS3 s/w: Pro Baseball Spirits 5 Complete Version

December 11
360 s/w: Banjo + Kazooie
PS3 s/w: Wall-E

December 18
360 s/w: Fable II, Prince of Persia

December 25
360 s/w: Dodonpachi Daioujou
PS3 s/w: White Knight Chronicles, Far Cry 2, Bioshock
 
Jonnyram said:
Either way, November is when the sales start increasing across the board -- the big question is how the economy will weigh in this year. The situation seems to get worse on a daily basis, and I wonder just how much consumers will be able to weather the storm.

Yes, it will be very interesting to see what kind of role the worldwide economy collapse plays into this. This may be the worst economic meltdown in our generation and will be a good test to see if the video game industry is truly recession proof.
 
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