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Media Create Sales Dec 13 - Dec 19

Link316

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1 PS2 metal gear solid 3 snake eater (limited edition it includes) 548,186
2 PS2 Tales of Rebirth 335,014
3 PS2 Dragon QUEST VIII 152,295 2,999,266
4 PS2 Movement soldier Gundam Gundam vs.Z Gundam 64,267 247,850
5 DS Sawaru Made in Wario 63,474 270,382
6 PSP Shin Sangoku Musou 61,488
7 GC Mario Party 6 60,856 278,439
8 DS Super Mario 64 DS 59,373 265,575
9 PS2 Daito Pachislot Simulator 49,163 238,090
10 GBA Yoshi no Banyuuin Ryoku 48,681


Code:
 this week (last week) total
DS	221,625	(198,892) 889,400
PS2	112,970	(98,323) 2,503,532
PSP	85,059	(160,019) 245,078
GBASP	80,271	(48,912) 2,340,693
GC	29,991	(25,359) 588,528
GBA	1,270	(897)	 194,148
Xbox	499	(385)	 36,379
SC	70	(44)	 7388
PSone	40	(35)	 13,939
 

duderon

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Great DS sales. Sony's in a bind with the either releasing more PSPs or taking fewer losses.
 

jett

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Go go go Mgs3. Hopefully it has long legs. :D

So, is DS a success or not?
 

Raw64life

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Society said:
No, the sales are from Thanksgiving holiday. NDS will drop off after the holidays.
What videogame hardware or software doesn't drop off after the holidays?
 

heidern

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Society said:
No, the sales are from Thanksgiving holiday. NDS will drop off after the holidays.
Oh, I didn't know the Japanese celebrated thanksgiving. You learn something new everyday.
 

Diffense

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@DS numbers

GBA has taken a huge dive in Japan too (for a holiday season, though 80,000 is almost as much as the PSP sold). Seems that regardless of what Nintendo says, as far as everyone is concerned, DS is the GBA's successor.
 
Diffense said:
GBA has taken a huge dive in Japan too. Seems that regardless of what Nintendo says, as far as everyone is concerned, DS is the GBA's successor.
I think 1-3 weeks from two major portable launches is a bit soon to determine things like this. I'd also say there's a difference between choosing a GBA-compatible DS over a GBA and "DS is the GBA's successor".
 

Diffense

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I'd also say there's a difference between choosing a GBA-compatible DS over a GBA and "DS is the GBA's successor".
Well, If I'm buying it to play Gameboy games I must consider it essentially a Gameboy, no?
 

SolidSnakex

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For comparison:

1 PS2 metal gear solid 3 snake eater (limited edition it includes) 548,186
2 PS2 Tales of Rebirth 335,014

Previous games first week:

Metal Gear Solid 2 - 456,747
Tales of Destiny 2 - 498,142
 

Diffense

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Joshua Slone:

No more than we'd consider the PSX the successor to PS2 or the PS2 the successor to the DVD Player.
I don't follow, maybe that's a mis-type.

I wouldn't consider the PSX the PS2's successor because the PS2 is the successor to the PSX. Furthermore, the PSX does NOT play PS2 games (it's not FORWARD-compatible) so I'm not sure where you are going with that.

The fact is that the DS and the GBA are made by the same company, they are both the same kind of device except that the former is more advanced. The DS subsumes the GBA functionality so it's pretty clear that if I want a GBA+ I'll get a DS, regartdless of what the official word is. It maybe early, but I think it's likely many others feel the same way.
 

heidern

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Probably for another 3, maybe even 4 weeks. The selling season continues until late January. After that, depends on what kind of software they can release for the system.
 

Dragona Akehi

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Diffense said:
Joshua Slone:



I don't follow, maybe that's a mis-type.

I wouldn't consider the PSX the PS2's successor because the PS2 is the successor to the PSX. Furthermore, the PSX does NOT play PS2 games (it's not FORWARD-compatible) so I'm not sure where you are going with that.

The fact is that the DS and the GBA are made by the same company, they are both the same kind of device except that the former is more advanced. The DS subsumes the GBA functionality so it's pretty clear that if I want a GBA+ I'll get a DS, regartdless of what the official word is. It maybe early, but I think it's likely many others feel the same way.
He's referring to the PSX: a badly designed bit of hardware from Sony that has a PS2, DVD burner tivo-like thing, not the original PlayStation console. :p
 

Diffense

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He's referring to the PSX: a badly designed bit of hardware from Sony that has a PS2, DVD burner tivo-like thing, not the original PlayStation console. :p

Ah, thanks Dragona. I get his analogy now.
 

heidern

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Dragona Akehi said:
He's referring to the PSX: a badly designed bit of hardware from Sony that has a PS2, DVD burner tivo-like thing, not the original PlayStation console. :p
I heard the hardware was really badly designed, but the interface and software was created by some master programmers.