Media Create Sales: August 16-22

Looks like monster hunter village is selling out straight across the board:

Both capcom and Wholesalers(amazon too) are out of stock untill the first of the month.

Also! psp has a valid line-up this fall too:

God burst plus,
monster hunter 3
Lords of arcana,
New phantasy star expansion
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
FINALFANTASYDOG said:
Also! psp has a valid line-up this fall too:

God burst plus,
monster hunter 3
Lords of arcana,
New phantasy star expansion
All these titles have something in common.

It also has these
Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza (Sega)
K-On! After School Live!! (Sega)
Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fate (Square Enix)
The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix) -> maybe this year, maybe not
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (Bandai Namco) -> maybe this year, maybe not
 
Chris1964 said:
All these titles have something in common.

It also has these
Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza (Sega)
K-On! After School Live!! (Sega)
Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fate (Square Enix)
The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix) -> maybe this year, maybe not
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (Bandai Namco) -> maybe this year, maybe not
Huh? RM3 is definitely not this year. It was announced for early 2011.
 
From Dengeki, ACE:R 225k with 80% sellthrough, Neptune 24k with 85% sellthrough.

From Famitsu, MHP2G accelerating to 4m:

Original release: 2,453,132
Budget re-release: 1,111,876
Budget re-release reprint: 385,099 (9,055 on the 8/9-8/15 week)
Total: 3,950,107

Since Famitsu is a week behind, just before MH Diary game it should be 40-43k off from 4m. Probably will get somewhat of a bump with MH Diary release, so it should hit 4m in September. Capcom announced it had shipped 4m back in March though, I guess they were counting PSN sales as well.
 
Chris1964 said:
All these titles have something in common.

It also has these
Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza (Sega)
K-On! After School Live!! (Sega)
Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fate (Square Enix)
The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix) -> maybe this year, maybe not
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 (Bandai Namco) -> maybe this year, maybe not
And also NIS/ApolloSoft's Blue Roses! Out September 16th.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
21. / 00. [NDS] Lilpri DS: Hime-Chen! Apple Pink (Sega)
22. / 23. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP the Best Reprint] (Capcom)
23. / 17. [NDS] Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (Bandai Namco)
24. / 22. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (Konami)
25. / 24. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
26. / 15. [WII] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom)
27. / 27. [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.)
28. / 00. [PSP] Shin Hisui no Shizuku: Scarlet Fragments 2 Portable (Idea Factory)
29. / 39. [NDS] Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 3rd Story (Konami)
30. / 29. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
31. / 12. [PSP] Corpse Party: Blood Covered - Repeated Fear (5pb.)
32. / 36. [NDS] Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi (Bandai Namco)
33. / 26. [PS3] ModNation Racers (SCE)
34. / 31. [PS3] Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (Ubisoft)
35. / 32. [NDS] Kaidan Restaurant: Ura Menu 100-Sen (Bandai Namco)
36. / 48. [NDS] Love Plus + (Konami)
37. / 28. [NDS] Digimon Story: Lost Evolution (Bandai Namco)
38. / 45. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
39. / 34. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix)
40. / 50. [NDS] Metal Fight Beyblade: Bakugami Susanoh Shuurai! (Hudson)
41. / 33. [PSP] Momotaro Railway Tag Match: Friendship - Cooperation - Winning Volume! (Hudson)
42. / 30. [PS2] J-League Winning Eleven 2010: Club Championship (Konami)
43. / 37. [PS3] White Knight Chronicles: Awakening of Light and Darkness (SCE)
44. / 43. [PSP] Busou Shinki: Battle Masters (Konami)
45. / 40. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami)
46. / 00. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 2 (Bandai Namco)
47. / 42. [PSP] Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive (Bandai Namco)
48. / 00. [NDS] Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times [Best Selection] (Konami)
49. / 00. [PSP] Pop 'n Music Portable [Best Selection] (Konami)
50. / 47. [NDS] Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX: Kessen! Real 6 Chouka (Takara Tomy)

00. / 00. [ALL] Weekly Software Sales (All Publishers) - 881.604 / 35.129.540 (-6%)

NDS - 17
PSP - 9
WII - 7
PS3 - 6
PS2 - 1
360 - 0
 
Chris1964 said:
All these titles have something in common.

It also has these
Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza (Sega)
K-On! After School Live!! (Sega)
Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fate (Square Enix)
The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix) -> maybe this year, maybe not
Other notable titles:

The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki
Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3 (Class of Heroes 3)
Dragon Ball Tag VS
Dream Club Portable
Yuusha 30 Second
Criminal Girls
Shining Hearts
 
HK-47 said:
Has SSBB reached 2 million in Japan yet?
Last Famitsu figure I saw had it at around 1.9 million at the end of 2009, but I may have missed one since. It's almost certain to make it eventually, I think, but it will be a haul to get there.
 
Kurosaki Ichigo said:
From Dengeki, ACE:.
From ASCII:
Summers Sale time period compared to last year
Overall market Hardware: -21.3%(1,100,00)
Overall market Software -23%(8,760,000)

PS3 Hardware: 4.1% -> 20.9%(290,000)
PS3 Software Share: 4.7 -> 19.4(1,700,00)


Sony hardware Share(PSP + PS3 share) 23.8% -> 43.7%
Sony Software Share 25.2% > 41.9%


___

Also making the rounds on Japanese blogs now is the
This week
360 Hardware sales: 4,000
360 Software Sales: 1,000

Considering I have no clue where they are getting the 1,000 figure from I take it with a grain of salt, but it's a fun figure none the less.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
FINALFANTASYDOG said:
Also making the rounds on Japanese blogs now is the
This week
360 Hardware sales: 4,000
360 Software Sales: 1,000

Considering I have no clue where they are getting the 1,000 figure from I take it with a grain of salt, but it's a fun figure none the less.
This figure can't be right. Maybe they mean the top selling game for 360 was less than 1.000. Last time this happened was the week 13/07/09-19/07/09

[360] BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arc System Works) - 991
[360] Resident Evil 5 (Capcom) - 688
[360] Halo 3 [Platinum Collection] (Microsoft Game Studios) - 589
[360] Dynasty Warriors 6: Empires (Koei) - 490
[360] Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation [Platinum Collection] (Bandai Namco) - 486
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Cosmonaut X said:
Last Famitsu figure I saw had it at around 1.9 million at the end of 2009, but I may have missed one since. It's almost certain to make it eventually, I think, but it will be a haul to get there.
Media Create as of 02/05/10
[WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) - 819.647 / 2.004.262

Famitsu as of 27/06/10
[WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) - 816.198 / 1.951.168
Brawl sold 70.330 the first half of 2010. It will probably hit 2M at Famitsu too before this year ends.

Upcoming important titles for systems (meaning what I expect to do good numbers, not rank for a week and then disappear)

18/09/10 [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.)
30/09/10 [NDS] Okamiden (Capcom)
07/10/10 [NDS] Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded (Square Enix)
28/10/10 [NDS] Zack & Ombra: The Phantom Theme Park (Konami)
25/11/10 [NDS] Super Robot Wars L (Bandai Namco)
02/12/10 [NDS] Momotaro Railway: World (Hudson)
09/12/10 [NDS] Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard (Level 5)
xx/12/10 [NDS] Shiren the Wanderer 5: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate (Chunsoft)
xx/12/10 [NDS] Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 (Konami)
xx/xx/10 [NDS] Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (Nintendo)
xx/xx/10 [NDS] Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem (Nintendo)

22/09/10 Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza (Sega)
30/09/10 [PSP] K-On! After School Live!! (Sega)
14/10/10 [PSP] Lord of Arcana (Square Enix)
28/10/10 [PSP] God Eater: Burst (Bandai Namco)
11/11/10 [PSP] Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fate (Square Enix)
xx/xx/10 [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami)
xx/xx/10 [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity (Sega)
xx/xx/10 [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom)
xx/xx/xx [PSP] The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix)

xx/xx/10 [WII] Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo)
xx/xx/10 [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo)
xx/xx/10 [WII] The Last Story (Nintendo)
xx/xx/xx [WII] Wii Relax (Nintendo)

15/09/10 [PS3] Front Mission: Evolved (Square Enix)
07/10/10 [PS3] Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime - Hybrid Pack (Bandai Namco)
21/10/10 [PS3] Vanquish (Sega)
21/10/10 [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm 2 (Bandai Namco)
21/10/10 [PS3] MOVE
03/11/10 [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 (SCE)
11/11/10 [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Bandai Namco)
xx/xx/10 [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops (Square Enix)
xx/xx/10 [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami)
xx/xx/10 [PS3] Tales of Graces F (Bandai Namco)
xx/xx/xx [PS3] Warriors: Legends of Troy (Koei Tecmo)
xx/xx/xx [PS3] Disgaea 4 (Nippon Ichi Software)
 
Why Okamiden and Shiren 5 but not Zero no Kiseki and Dragon Ball Tag VS? Both Okamiden and Shiren 5 will top off at 80-90,000, which the same as the other 2 games mentioned.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Grimmy said:
Why Okamiden and Shiren 5 but not Zero no Kiseki and Dragon Ball Tag VS? Both Okamiden and Shiren 5 will top off at 80-90,000, which the same as the other 2 games mentioned.
One of us will be wrong about Okamiden and Shiren 5 sales.
 
Nirolak said:
I'm kind of curious what they will try next if this game doesn't hit their goals, since going back to Prime doesn't seem to solve their issue either.
MP3 likely ended up somewhere between 1.5 and 2 million worldwide, though.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
More Magician’s Quest Mysterious Times Coming To Nintendo DS

You may remember Konami’s Animal Crossing-meets-Harry Potter hybrid, titled Magician’s Quest Mysterious Times in North America. The title, set in a magic academy, was an Animal Crossing style communication game, a comparison which Konami was proud of.

Now, Konami are working on a sequel. The protagonist this time around is a future sorcerer and attends the magic school the game is set in, where he can interact with other students, go shopping and the like.

Time in the game is linked to real world time, and once every week, you’ll find yourself in the “Magical Hour.” During this hour, you’ll get the opportunity to catch rare bugs or fish. Once the hour is up, you’re required to solve a magical case, depending on your character.

Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery also lets you run your own store, and there’s a nice range of choices. You could open a restaurant or a fashion store or even a jewelry store. Mini-games allow you to obtain items to keep in stock for selling at your store. There’s also a Tag Mode-like function where you can exchange information with another DS.

Konami haven’t announced a release date for Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery yet, but according to Dengeki, we should be hearing of one sometime soon.
http://www.siliconera.com/2010/08/26/more-magicians-quest-mysterious-times-coming-to-nintendo-ds/
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/293/293873/

Konami has definetely good timing with release dates.

They skipped 2009 for the Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times sequel since Friend Collection came out and took all the glory.

Professor Layton 5 moved to 3DS and they were ready to fill the gap at DS with Zack & Ombra: The Phantom Theme Park.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
noobie said:
wot r famitsu n dengeki HW numbers?
Numbers from the other two Japanese trackers.

Another Century's Episode R is already 32% off at amazon and has very low reviews (2.5/5.0 from 359 votes). This almost confirms it has very bad word of mouth.
 
I wonder how Yakuza PSP will fare. SEGA announced that there will be a live action show and a manga series for it, so I can see it bringing in some new people.
 
Takao said:
I wonder how Yakuza PSP will fare. SEGA announced that there will be a live action show and a manga series for it, so I can see it bringing in some new people.
That will only affect the eventual legs though. The game will be out before the TV series, and the manga will start serializing just the week before the game is out.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Sinobi didn't give numbers for Metroid I, II and III but only for Metroids after Fusion :(

He gives an estimate of 100k+ LTD for Metroid: Other M.

EDIT: Also a comment on Bleach: Hit the Soul 7. He believes it will underperform previous entries not because of content or quality but because of lack of advertising and bonuses from Sony.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Not directly relevant to MHD PSP but Monster Hunter Nikki Mobile Airu Mura had 500k subscribers

http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/08/29/half_million_monhan_mobile/

Capcom's mobile Monhan Diary game gets over 500,000 players in 17 days

There have been a few anecdotal indications of strong initial success for Capcom's Monster Hunter spinoff title Monhan Nikki Poka Poka Airu Mura (widely written in English as Monster Hunter Diary). But this is just one recent example of the franchise's success away from the PSP. Prior to Diary's release, a mobile "social" version of Monster Hunter saw some major success of its own.

On Friday, Capcom announced that Monhan Nikki Mobile Airu Mura reached half a million subscribers 17 days after the start of service. The game is available on DeNA's popular Mobage-town mobile portal and social networking service.

The Mobile version of Monhan Nikki is set in the same village setting as the like-named PSP version. The series' cat-like mascot character Airu, known internationally as Felyne, is in the starring role here. Players collect items and make friends via cooperative play, all the while building up a village.

Released on August 10, Monhan Nikki Mobile is free to play, only requiring Mobage-town registration, which is also free. Capcom makes money off item sales.
 
gerg said:
This thread still interested in store reports? I'll be in Tokyo over the next six months, so I could do some if I have the time.
Feel free to chime in whenever you feel like there's something worth talking about. :)

Such as: MGS Peace Walker for ¥2480 and ¥14,800 WE 2010 360 Elite bundles at Bic Camera
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Famitsu top 10: 23/08/10-29/08/10

01. [PSP] Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village (Capcom)
02. [PSP] Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (Bandai Namco)
03. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo)
04. [PSP] Hakuouki: Zuisouroku Portable (Idea Factory)
05. [PS3] Another Century's Episode R (Bandai Namco)
06. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / Bomber (Level 5)
07. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom)
08. [NDS] Art Academy (Nintendo)
09. [PSP] Nisenochigiri (Idea Factory)
10. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
 
Idea Factory is on a roll with Hakuouki. #4 could be the highest debut ever for an IF game, closest I see on garaph is a PS2 title in 2003 at #6. Numbers-wise, best start seems to be Generation of Chaos IV (PS2, 2004) at 27k. Could it also beat that?
 
Dengeki Sales, Aug 16 - 22, 2010:

01 / 00 [PS3] Another Century's Episode: R (Bandai Namco) - 225,254 / 225,254
02 / 01 [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 68,806 / 799,929
03 / 00 [PS3] Chou-Jigen Game Neptune (Compile Heart) - 24,213 / 24,213
04 / 02 [PS3] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom) - 18,085 / 365,022
05 / 04 [PSP] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd (Sega) - 16,947 / 323,088
06 / 05 [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) - 14,035 / 799,917
07 / 07 [NDS] Art Academy DS (Nintendo) - 13,539 / 154,585
08 / 03 [PSP] Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (Bandai Namco) - 13,026 / 158,873
09 / 06 [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Spark (Level 5) - 12,456 / 443,066
10 / 09 [NDS] Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Daikessen!! (Bandai Namco) - 12,378 / 189,480
11 / 08 [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber (Level 5) - 10,589 / 379,958
12 / 10 [NDS] Tetris Party Premium (Hudson) - 10,270 / 44,200
13 / 11 [NDS] Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo) - 9,700 / ?
14 / 12 [WII] Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory (Square Enix) - 9,167 / 233,058
15 / 15 [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (Konami) - 8,970 / 122,217
16 / 18 [NDS] Harvest Moon: Futago no Mura (Marvelous Entertainment) - 8,356 / 19,862
17 / 16 [NDS] Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (Bandai Namco) - 7,283 / 89,134
18 / 19 [NDS] Heart Catch PreCure! Oshare Collection (Bandai Namco) - 6,928 / 33,967
19 / 22 [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best Reprint) (Capcom) - 6,824 / ?
20 / 20 [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 6,806 / ?



Other software (first week / LTD):
2007-09 [PS2] Another Century's Episode 3 the Final (Banpresto) - 184,000 / 277,000
2010-07 [PS3] White Knight Chronicles 2: Hikari to Yami no Kakusei (SCE) - 162,000 / 250,000


Notes:
1) Sell-through
- [PS3] Another Century's Episode: R ~80%
- [PS3] Chou-Jigen Game Neptune ~85%

2)
2010-06-28~2010-08-22 (compared to last year)
- Hardware: 1.10 million units (-21.3%)
- Software: 8.76 million units (-23.0%)

3) Unknown period
- Units sales compared to last year
-- PS3 Hardware: 290,000 units (+300%)
-- PS3 Software: 1,700,000 units (+220%)

- Market share 2009 -> 2010
-- PS3 Hardware: 4.1% -> 20.9%
-- PS3 Software: 4.7% -> 19.4%
-- Sony systems hardware: 23.8% -> 43.7%
-- Sony systems software: 25.2% -> 41.9%

Code:
Hardware |  This Week |  Last Week |    YTD     |    LTD
------------------------------------------------------------
NDS      |     45,506 |     59,908 |  1,676,194 | 30,640,891
PSP      |     26,924 |     35,763 |  1,455,294 | 14,844,686
PS3      |     26,521 |     34,353 |  1,056,869 |  5,541,567
WII      |     18,833 |     26,266 |  1,105,216 | 10,650,652
360      |     	4,097 |      5,096 |    176,805 |  1,385,460
PS2      |     	1,452 |      1,928 |     	| 	
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Total    |    123,333 |    163,314 |
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/294/294716/
http://research.ascii.jp/elem/000/000/054/54905/index.html
http://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/550/550218/

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