Media Create Sales 6/2 - 6/8

Dear Sales-Age,

I'm leaving this Sunday to begin my move over to Japan. Although I won't be away from the Internet entirely, I may or may not be around for the MC thread each week through at least the end of August.

If anyone can translate the weekly titles from Japanese to English, or even just be around reliably to post the thread and the HW numbers, please let me know.

Thanks, and I'll see you in Akiba.

-Cheesemeister
 

PROOP

FREAKING OUT MAN
JudgeN said:
So do we think MGS4 will break the 300k barrier? I would hope it would do 500k in Japan if not 1M but we know 1M isn't happening.

I think it will become the PS3s best selling game after one week, that much is for sure. Will it break 1 million? Maaaaybe, after the cheaper version, and the inevitable substanance re-release.
 
Thanks for the hardware and software numbers, schuelma and Cheesemeister :)

I see that Metal Gear Portable Ops + for PSP charted again (although at 49th place). I assume this has something to do with MGS 4? I wonder if this title will chart higher the next week due to MGS 4.
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck




Market Share Gains & Losses:
[ ] 360: - 0.01
[ ] PS3: - 0.03
[ ] Wii: + 0.05

If this week repeated forever:
[ ] The Wii would reach 71.00% on 11-09-08
[ ] The PS3 would fall to 23.00% by 10-12-08
[ ] The 360 would fall to 6.00% by 02-08-08
 
XiaNaphryz said:
Has the PS3 vs Balance Board chart been posted yet?
The Balance Board already passed it up. Is it still worth seeing?

Famitsu May 26-Jun 1

1. PSP Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Portable 3 109436 / NEW
2. NDS Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga 90248 / NEW
3. WII Mario Kart Wii 49899 / 1411962
4. PS2 D.C. II P.S.: Da Capo II Plus Situation 44938 / NEW
5. WII Wii Fit 44568 / 2128809
6. PSP Monster Hunter Portable 2 G 40931 / 2210213
7. WII Family Trainer 37138 / NEW
8. PSP Valhalla Knights 2 34562 / NEW
9. PS2 Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushi Tachi (Alchemists and the Fallen Academy) 31049 / NEW
10. PSP Clannad 29052 / NEW
11. PS2 BeatMania IIDX 14 Gold 22492 / NEW
12. NDS Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness 20476 / NEW
13. NDS Kuukan * Zukei: Hirameki Training - KuTore (Shapes and Spatial Sense: Flash Training) 19518 / NEW
14. NDS Mario Kart DS 14132 / 3074839
15. NDS Taiko Drum Master 2 13472 / 177557
16. WII Wii Sports 12979 / 2962013
17. PS3 Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 12812 / NEW
18. NDS Beautiful Letter Training DS 12258 / 257056
19. 360 Lost Planet: Colonies Edition 12028 / NEW
20. NDS Fushigi? Kagaku: Nazotoki Quiz Training - NazoTore (Wonder? Science: Mystery Quiz Training) 11904 / NEW
21. WII Battalion Wars 2 11002 / 52359
22. PS2 Togainu no Chi: True Blood 10749 / NEW
23. NDS Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! 10728 / 70994
24. NDS Glory of Hercules: Proof of Soul 10237 / 34947
25. WII Wii Play 10100 / 2366854
26. NDS Bokura wa Kaseki Holder (We are Fossil Diggers) 9872 / 129592
27. NDS Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage 9046 / 550872
28. WII Link's Crossbow Training with Wii Zapper 8610 / 177229
29. PSP Bleach: Heat the Soul 5 7298 / 61559
30. NDS New Super Mario Bros. 5257 / 5186727

*. PS3 Turok 4300 / NEW
*. PS2 Fushigi Yuugi: Suzaku Ibun 4000 / NEW
*. PSP Memories Off 2nd 4000 / NEW
*. PSP Memories Off 3800 / NEW
*. PS2 Hanayoi Romanesque: Ai to Kanashimi 3700 / NEW
*. 360 Overlord 3400 / NEW
*. PS2 Shuumatsu Shoujo Gensou Alicematic Apocalypse 3100 / NEW
*. PS3 Battle Fantasia 3100 / NEW
*. 360 Battle Fantasia 2300 / NEW
*. NDS Zombie Shiki - Eigo Ryoku Sosei Jutsu: English of the Dead 1500 / NEW
*. NDS 13-Sai no Hello Work DS 1200 / NEW
*. NDS Sudoku DS: Nikoli no Sudoku Ketteiban 800 / NEW
*. NDS SuperLite 2500 Series: Quiz no Tabi: Tetsudou Ryojou Hen 590 / NEW


Recent Famitsu Top 30s

Apr 21-May 4, 2008
May 5-11, 2008
May 12-18, 2008
May 19-25, 2008
 

Andrex

ὁ αἴσχιστος παῖς εἶ
Holy fuck at Shiren. Damn that is encouraging.

PSP also had more titles than I thought it would. Good for them.
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck
Projections for Next Week:



Estimated for last week - Actual = Difference (% Accuracy)
Wii: 47.6k - 44.6k = +3.0k (106.6%)
PS3: 8.6k - 10.6k = -2.0k (81.2%)
360: 1.6k - 2.3k = -0.7k (73.3%)
==============
Total units off: 5,700
Total accuracy: 99.5%

Next Week:
Wii: 45.2k
PS3: 9.3k
360: 1.85k
 
donny2112 said:
The Balance Board already passed it up. Is it still worth seeing?
Maybe next week, if MGS4 gives PS3 a huge bump that takes it over WiiFit? (And of course, the PS3 stays ahead of the Balance Board to show how futile the comparison is/was?)
 

Link

The Autumn Wind
Pachael said:
Maybe next week, if MGS4 gives PS3 a huge bump that takes it over WiiFit? (And of course, the PS3 stays ahead of the Balance Board to show how futile the comparison is/was?)
Wii Fit already has over a 100k lead on the PS3, so I doubt it's gonna happen next week.
 
Sorry guys the report is going to be a bit late. I am totally swamped at work. But here are a few tidbits:

1. MGS4 is not sold out.
2. The bundels are almost sold out in my town (only 2 left)
3. AN interesting new theory on the PSP software sales after talking to some shop owners.

I'll try to get it up tomorrow. Again sorry for the delay.
 

PantherLotus

Professional Schmuck
I would say "prepare to be devastated" but the average MC-reader should be able to recognize that the PS3 has sold less than 25k for 18 weeks in a row (4.5 months). MGS4 will do very little to change that.
 

Link

The Autumn Wind
PantherLotus said:
I would say "prepare to be devastated" but the average MC-reader should be able to recognize that the PS3 has sold less than 25k for 18 weeks in a row (4.5 months). MGS4 will do very little to change that.
Going by the celebration in the NPD thread for the PS3 cracking 200k, I'd say expectations have been lowered. I could see some chest bumping going on for 25k.
 
Frillen said:
So the PS3 could potentially have the best selling game three weeks in a row. This week with Dragon Ball, next with MGS4 and if MGS4 has a decent second week it could also claim the #1 spot the following week. Or am I missing some other big releases for other systems? (Tales is coming out on the 26th right?)
I'm not sure what the competition is, but for comparison here's MGS2 and 3's first and second weeks, to see the drop. Famitsu numbers.
457K -> 88K
487K -> 123K

Link said:
I'm sure CoolTrick is up to the task.
A true LOL.
 
Vinnk said:
Sorry guys the report is going to be a bit late. I am totally swamped at work. But here are a few tidbits:

1. MGS4 is not sold out.
2. The bundels are almost sold out in my town (only 2 left)
3. AN interesting new theory on the PSP software sales after talking to some shop owners.

I'll try to get it up tomorrow. Again sorry for the delay.
Take your time.
 
Link said:
Going by the celebration in the NPD thread for the PS3 cracking 200k, I'd say expectations have been lowered. I could see some chest bumping going on for 25k.
I think many MGS4 bundles will be sold on the back of one of the most anticipated games for the PS3. I think the PS3 number next week will be larger than 25K (since it's normal PS3 sales + bundles). But you're right, it'll probably not be able to overtake Wii Fit LTD :(
 
PantherLotus said:
Projections for Next Week:

http://images.redial.net/mc-projections-80.jpg[IMG]

Estimated for last week - Actual = Difference (% Accuracy)
Wii: 47.6k - 44.6k = +3.0k (106.6%)
PS3: 8.6k - 10.6k = -2.0k (81.2%)
360: 1.6k - 2.3k = -0.7k (73.3%)
==============
Total units off: 5,700
[B]Total accuracy: 99.5%[/B]

[B]Next Week:[/B]
Wii: 45.2k
PS3: 9.3k
360: 1.85k[/QUOTE]

You only predicted 9300? You don't think with the release of MGS that it can't do at least 15-20k?
 

HolyCheck

I want a tag give me a tag
Vinnk said:
Sorry guys the report is going to be a bit late. I am totally swamped at work. But here are a few tidbits:

1. MGS4 is not sold out.
2. The bundels are almost sold out in my town (only 2 left)
3. AN interesting new theory on the PSP software sales after talking to some shop owners.

I'll try to get it up tomorrow. Again sorry for the delay.
take your time!, this one however shall be most interesting, thanks for all the hard work Vinnk and congratulations!
 
Kurosaki Ichigo said:
First day sales

PS3 Metal Gear Solid 4 - 300.000 (Bundles not included (Hagane + Welcome Boxes))
Well... it's what my first week sales were pegged at, anyway :lol

Really awesome first day sales, wasn't expecting it because I've become so pessimistic about the Japanese game market lately. Let's see how it holds up!
 
Kurosaki Ichigo said:
First day sales

PS3 Metal Gear Solid 4 - 300.000 - Breakdown:
Normal Edition - 8800Y - 130.000
Limited Edition - 9800Y - 170.000
(Bundles not included (Hagane + Welcome Boxes))
Damn, thats some
metal gear
solid numbers for a PS3 game! How many bundles were released? I guess it is the console bundles thats not counted? I dont know what Hagane is :\ Thanks for the first day numbers by the way! :)
 
So the PSP keeps on selling the most. Does anybody know what the Japanese are playing on PSP now (is it really only Monster Hunter?)? How often do you see people in public with a PSP, are they playing on it, or using it for media? And if they are playing, are the games warez or not?

Here in Holland I see some people using the PSP mostly for media, the 'cool' youth is waving them around showing the shiny handheld and listening to the latest rap music. The older people are watching TV shows mostly. When someone is actually playing their PSP it's either a NFS or FIFA.

DS is seen the most in public, mostly by kids playing Pokemon. Older people (up to 30 I guess) are either playing Training games or using a flashcard.
 
test_account, yeah, the bundles are the PS3 + MGS4 (Hagane being the Gunmetal gray console and the Welcome Boxes being the normal 3-colors 40GB). I think the total to be distributed was around 80-100k of bundles, but its not mentioned in this first day sales.


Also, I think its worth nothing that the normal edition costs as much as Wii Fit :lol . Its probably the most expensive (standalone, non LE) game since FFXII (SE usually prices their main FF and DQ at this price). It isn't even the usual price bump many games on 360 and PS3 are seeing (from ~7000Y to ~7800Y), its even more. MGS3 was 7329Y.
 
Kurosaki Ichigo said:
test_account, yeah, the bundles are the PS3 + MGS4 (Hagane being the Gunmetal gray console and the Welcome Boxes being the normal 3-colors 40GB). I think the total to be distributed was around 80-100k of bundles, but its not mentioned in this first day sales.


Also, I think its worth nothing that the normal edition costs as much as Wii Fit :lol . Its probably the most expensive (standalone, non LE) game since FFXII (SE usually prices their main FF and DQ at this price). It isn't even the usual price bump many games on 360 and PS3 are seeing (from ~7000Y to ~7800Y), its even more. MGS3 was 7329Y.
Ok, thanks for the info :) I wonder if Famitsu and/or Media Create will count the bundles. If they do, we might maybe see around 400k the first week?
 
Notorious_Roy said:
So the PSP keeps on selling the most. Does anybody know what the Japanese are playing on PSP now (is it really only Monster Hunter?)? How often do you see people in public with a PSP, are they playing on it, or using it for media? And if they are playing, are the games warez or not?

Here in Holland I see some people using the PSP mostly for media, the 'cool' youth is waving them around showing the shiny handheld and listening to the latest rap music. The older people are watching TV shows mostly. When someone is actually playing their PSP it's either a NFS or FIFA.

DS is seen the most in public, mostly by kids playing Pokemon. Older people (up to 30 I guess) are either playing Training games or using a flashcard.
I sat next to a girl in the subway, she played Loco Roco and seemed to enjoy it quite a lot. One guy in a convenience store had it linked up to a sound system and used it as a music player. I saw people using the PSP as a navigation system in their car. All in all I'd say the gaming/media ratio is well mixed.
 
Kurosaki Ichigo said:
First day sales

PS3 Metal Gear Solid 4 - 300.000 - Breakdown:
Normal Edition - 8800Y - 130.000
Limited Edition - 9800Y - 170.000
(Bundles not included (Hagane + Welcome Boxes))
Solid start. Any other first day sales available yet?
 
Ydahs said:
Solid start. Any other first day sales available yet?
I dont know about first day, but here are the first week's numbers atleast posted in the previous Media Create thread by donny2112:

donny2112 said:
1st week/LTD

MGS: 317K / 706K (45% 1st week)
MGS2: 457K / 798K (57% 1st week)
MGS3: 487K / 820K (59% 1st week)

2 and 3 had the added advantage of launching shortly before New Year's.

EDIT: I guess you ment other first day sales from other games yesterday, not other Metal Gear Solid games, sorry :)