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Media Create Sales: July 19-25

Jokeropia

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It's a bit of a shame to see NSMB's legs undercut like this, but since it leads to more sales for SMG2 I can't really be complaining.
 

Frillen

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M-create has updated their site, except the HWs. Strange...

Edit:

False alarm!

PSP 28,747
DSi LL 24,189
Wii 21,092
PS3 19,420
DSi 18,202
Xbox 360 6,056
DS Lite 5,059
PS2 1,475
PSP go 831

Man these numbers are boring!
 

AranhaHunter

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Frillen said:
M-create has updated their site, except the HWs. Strange...

Edit:

False alarm!

PSP 28,747
DSi LL 24,189
Wii 21,092
PS3 19,420
DSi 18,202
Xbox 360 6,056
DS Lite 5,059
PS2 1,475
PSP go 831

Man these numbers are boring!
360 numbers have held up quite nicely since the new model came out.
 
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Busaiku said:
Yeah, after an 81% drop in its second week, followed by a 53% drop, with a shipment of 1 million, I have to think that Inazuma Eleven stabilized due to a price collapse.
Can anyone confirm this?

Just got back from Sofmap, Inzuma Eleven both versions were in the bargain bin for 3000 yen. (no clue when it was put in there though)

Checking used-trade in prices, they've collapsed almost unilaterally down to around 2000 yen, so while I can't straight say there is price cuts across the board, it certainly isn't showing price stability.
 

Chris1964

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31. / 14. [PSP] Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive (Bandai Namco)
32. / 23. [NDS] Love Plus + (Konami)
33. / 38. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
34. / 33. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix)
35. / 29. [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.)
36. / 40. [NDS] Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi (Bandai Namco)
37. / 32. [PSP] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva [Dekkai Ohaidoku-han / Ohaidoku-han] (Sega)
38. / 37. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami)
39. / 00. [WII] Lost in Shadow (Hudson)
40. / 42. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
41. / 44. [NDS] Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (Capcom)
42. / 24. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Blue Samurai Challenge (Konami)
43. / 26. [NDS] Keshisasu-Kun: Battle Kas-tival (Konami)
44. / 35. [PSP] My Summer Vacation Portable 2: The Mysterious Sisters and the Secrets of the Sunken Ship (SCE)
45. / 34. [PS3] Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2 (Gust)
46. / 30. [PS2] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Blue Samurai Challenge (Konami)
47. / 00. [PSP] Pop 'n Music Portable [Best Selection] (Konami)
48. / 20. [NDS] Metal Fight Beyblade: Bakugami Susanoh Shuurai! (Hudson)
49. / 41. [WII] Xenoblade (Nintendo)
50. / 00. [PS3] Blur (Square Enix)

00. / 00. [ALL] Weekly Software Sales (All Publishers) - 954.520 / 30.888.041 (-23%)


NDS - 21
PSP - 12
WII - 9
PS3 - 6
360 - 1
PS2 - 1


HARDWARE

Code:
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|System |  This Week  |  Last Week  |        YTD  |         LTD  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
|  NDS  |     47.450  |     47.097  |  1.326.031  |  30.605.111  |
|  PSP  |     29.578  |     27.941  |  1.184.652  |  14.927.740  |
|  WII  |     21.092  |     22.239  |    886.880  |  10.492.079  |
|  PS3  |     19.420  |     19.473  |    813.563  |   5.314.930  |
|  360  |      6.056  |      5.936  |    123.649  |   1.333.321  |
|  PS2  |      1.475  |      1.558  |     49.912  |  21.660.089  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
| DSiLL |     24.189  |     25.884  |    707.105  |   1.214.012  |
|  DSi  |     18.202  |     16.318  |    487.259  |   4.826.205  |
|  DSL  |      5.059  |      4.895  |    131.667  |  17.979.423  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
|  PSP  |     28.747  |     26.786  |  1.143.859  |  14.811.192  |
| PSPgo |        831  |      1.155  |     40.793  |     116.548  |
------------------------------------------------------------------
 

kassatsu

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PSN Best 10 is out (bold were released during reporting period)

Period: June 24-July7

Games
01. / 00. [PS3] Ikki Online
02. / 00. [PSP] Boku no Natsuyasumi Portable 2
03. / 01. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010
04. / 00. Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator: Ossu! Banchou Portable
05. / 04. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
06. / 03. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
07. / 00. [PSP] The King of Fighters Portable '94-'98 Chapter of Orochi
08. / 02. [PSP] Disgaea 2 Portable
09. / 05. [PS3] After Burner Climax
10. / 00. [PSP] SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1

Game Archives
01. / 01. Final Fantasy 9
02. / 00. Threads of Fate
03. / 02. Final Fantasy 7 International
04. / 03. Final Fantasy 8
05. / 07. Final Fantasy Tactics
06. / 05. Xenogears
07. / 08. Saga Frontier
08. / 09. Metal Gear Solid
09. / 04. Gradius
10. / 00. Resident Evil 3: Last Escape
 
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So PS3 went open price and sales have been:

According to M-Create: 19,473 -> 19,420
According to Dengeki: 26,885 -> 25,648
According to Famitsu: 25,641 -> We have to wait a week

Well, since new models released yesterday, it'll be somehow interesting to watch what do trackers say next week.
 

Beth Cyra

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kassatsu said:
PSN Best 10 is out (bold were released during reporting period)

Period: June 24-July7

Games
01. / 00. [PS3] Ikki Online
02. / 00. [PSP] Boku no Natsuyasumi Portable 2

03. / 01. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010
04. / 00. Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator: Ossu! Banchou Portable
05. / 04. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
06. / 03. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
07. / 00. [PSP] The King of Fighters Portable '94-'98 Chapter of Orochi
08. / 02. [PSP] Disgaea 2 Portable
09. / 05. [PS3] After Burner Climax
10. / 00. [PSP] SNK Arcade Classics Vol.1

Game Archives
01. / 01. Final Fantasy 9
02. / 00. Threads of Fate
03. / 02. Final Fantasy 7 International
04. / 03. Final Fantasy 8
05. / 07. Final Fantasy Tactics
06. / 05. Xenogears
07. / 08. Saga Frontier
08. / 09. Metal Gear Solid
09. / 04. Gradius
10. / 00. Resident Evil 3: Last Escape
Damn FF VII and VIII are still in the top 5?
 

cw_sasuke

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FINALFANTASYDOG said:
Just got back from Sofmap, Inzuma Eleven both versions were in the bargain bin for 3000 yen. (no clue when it was put in there though)

Checking used-trade in prices, they've collapsed almost unilaterally down to around 2000 yen, so while I can't straight say there is price cuts across the board, it certainly isn't showing price stability.
Too little, too soon i guess. At least the next (main) game will be on a new system and probably wont be out before holiday season 2011....
 

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Chris1964 said:
Famitsu (as of 18/07/10)
Code:
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|    |     [NDS] NSMB    |[WII] Mario Galaxy |  [WII] NSMB Wii   |       difference      |
|    |     (25/05/06)    |    (01/11/07)     |     (03/12/09)    |                       |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|-----------|-----------|
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   |  Weekly |   LTD   |  Weekly |   LTD   |NSMBW-NSMB | NSMBW-SMG |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|-----------|-----------|
|  1 |  865.024|  865.024|  256.431|  256.431|  936.734|  936.734|     71.710|    680.393|
|  2 |  315.197|1.180.221|   78.439|  334.690|  464.824|1.401.558|    221.337|  1.066.868|
|  3 |  242.932|1.423.153|   43.317|  378.007|  570.512|1.972.070|    548.917|  1.594.063|
...
| 32 |   80.472|3.818.214|        -|        -|    7.874|3.902.230|     84.016|          -|
| 33 |  130.021|3.948.235|        -|        -|    6.487|3.908.717|    -39.518|          -|
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|-----------|-----------|
| LTD|        -|5.842.690|        -|  977.178|        -|3.908.717| -1.933.973|  2.930.764|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Thanks.

It was a really a coincidence -- I hadn't check to see if it had fallen behind NSMB.
 

GCX

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I guess this WiiParty success moves NdCube from "What?!" to "Competent Nintendo 1st party studio" category.
 

duckroll

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BishopLamont said:
At this rate it'll reach 32M right at the end of the year and thats without any kind of year end bump.
That won't be before the 3DS launches though...
 

Zoe

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Cygnus X-1 said:
Maybe this rhythm has the big advantage to prepare student to face up universities as difficult as the one in Tokyo, for example.

I remember that when I went from high school to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology studying Chemistry, I was traumatized. The first year, I could sleep only 4-5 hours per night.
I've had Japanese teachers tell me that college in Japan is a joke. It's their last glimpse of freedom before entering the corporate world, so it's 4 years of doing nothing.
 

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Zoe said:
I've had Japanese teachers tell me that college in Japan is a joke. It's their last glimpse of freedom before entering the corporate world, so it's 4 years of doing nothing.
Definitely true. It's sort of compensation for a relatively more difficult high school curriculum. Companies spend as long as a year intensively training employees, too, so the demand for difficult universities is lacking.
 
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There were no predictions for this week July 19-25 so I was bored and thought I could update the first 4 weeks we predicted to add the percentage ranking and do a little overall ranking by wins. I didn't update the posts here for those weeks to add the new ranking since it'd be a bit of a pain in the ass but long story short:

2009 10/26-11/01 Percentage Winner: schuelma (81,06%)
2009 11/02-11/08 Percentage Winner: Chris1964 (192,00%)
2009 11/09-11/15 Percentage Winner: Kurosaki Ichigo (57,01%)
2009 11/23-11/29 Percentage Winner: Kurosaki Ichigo (117,50%)

So then an overall ranking by wins (that's 1 point for the units ranking, 1 for the percentage one, if two or more people were tied 1 point to each one, if the same person won both rankings then 2 points) would be:

Code:
[B][U]Prediction League Overall Ranking[/U][/B]

1. 	Chris1964		8 victories
2. 	Kurosaki Ichigo		7 victories
3. 	MemoirsofMimi		3 victories
4. 	Takao			2 victories
4. 	KuwabaraTheMan		2 victories
6. 	Y2Kev			1 victory
6. 	schuelma		1 victory
6. 	7Th			1 victory
6. 	Spiegel			1 victory
6. 	starship		1 victory
6. 	Brazil			1 victory
6. 	onken			1 victory
6. 	iifu			1 victory
6. 	Orgen			1 victory
6. 	Road			1 victory
6. 	jj984jj			1 victory
 

Chris1964

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Preorders for Pokemon Black / White begin tomorrow. I tried to find if there is any connection between comgnet final preorders and first week sales.

DATE [SYSTEM] TITLE (PUBLISHER) - FIRST WEEK SALES / COMGNET FINAL PREORDERS / (FIRST WEEK SALES / COMGNET FINAL PREORDERS RATIO)
29/01/04 [GBA] Pokemon Fire Red / Leaf Green (Pokemon Co.) - 955.337 / 1.459 / 655
16/09/04 [GBA] Pokemon Emerald (Pokemon Co.) - 643.987 / 1.347 / 478
28/09/06 [NDS] Pokemon Diamond / Pearl (Pokemon Co.) - 1.586.360 / 2.189 / 725
13/09/08 [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon Co.) - 967.675 / 1.049 / 922
12/09/09 [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.) - 1.408.980 / 2.298 / 613

If we take out third versions the average ratio is around 650 (655, 725, 613)
Emerald had a worse ratio and Platinum a best.
 

Chris1964

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Some info from sinobi.

Preorders for Black / White started from today.
Sales target from GameFreak for it is to sell at least as much as Diamond / Pearl.
Big sales expected at holidays, many parents will buy it as Christmas gift.
Recommends buyers to reserve a preorder as soon as possible so that they have it at launch day.

Japanese release of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is canned.
 

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Chris1964 said:
Some info from sinobi.

Preorders for Black / White started from today.
Sales target from GameFreak for it is to sell at least as much as Diamond / Pearl.
Big sales expected at holidays, many parents will buy it as Christmas gift.
Recommends buyers to reserve a preorder as soon as possible so that they have it at launch day.

Japanese release of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is canned.
so now NCL is picking up bad NOA habits?
 

MemoirsofMimi

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Chris1964 said:
Some info from sinobi.

Sales target from GameFreak for it is to sell at least as much as Diamond / Pearl.
I honestly can't see that happening. I expect it to do better than HeartGold/SoulSilver but less than Diamond/Pearl. I'm expecting an end result of around 4.5 million.

The only way I can see it reach Diamond/Pearl levels is if 3DS owners decide to pick the game up as well.
 
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Chris1964 said:
Some info from sinobi.

Preorders for Black / White started from today.
Sales target from GameFreak for it is to sell at least as much as Diamond / Pearl.
Big sales expected at holidays, many parents will buy it as Christmas gift.
Recommends buyers to reserve a preorder as soon as possible so that they have it at launch day.

Japanese release of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin is canned.
Wow that's really sad :(. Isn't this only the 3rd time in Nintendo's history when a 1st Party game doesn't get a JPN release? (Startropics 2 and Pokemon Puzzle League being the two existing culprits)
 

MemoirsofMimi

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Nuclear Muffin said:
Wow that's really sad :(. Isn't this only the 3rd time in Nintendo's history when a 1st Party game doesn't get a JPN release? (Startropics 2 and Pokemon Puzzle League being the two existing culprits)
The original Advance Wars wasn't initially released in Japan but was bundled with the second game.

So yes, you are right. Those are the only two prior releases that never saw their way to Japan.
 

MemoirsofMimi

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hirokazu said:
Wait, isn't Days of Ruin that one that came out like 3 years ago? Or is there a new Advance Wars title I'm not aware of?

If it is, well, it's not terribly surprising that it's cancelled...
It's the one that was released in North America and Europe in January 2008.
 
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MemoirsofMimi said:
The original Advance Wars wasn't initially released in Japan but was bundled with the second game.

So yes, you are right. Those are the only two prior releases that never saw their way to Japan.
I know that, that's why I didn't count it :D

Also technically you could say that Super Mario All Stars + World wasn't released in Japan either (it was only available with bundled systems in the US) but I didn't count that either since both games were released separately.
 

hirokazu

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MemoirsofMimi said:
It's the one that was released in North America and Europe in January 2008.
Yeah, basically a long time ago. :p I'm surprised they still haven't released it in Japan yet, but not surprised it's never going to be.

It's like if Namco went and said that they're not going to release Tales of Vesperia for PS3 in the US now.
 

cvxfreak

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I pre-ordered both Pokemon Black and White earlier today (don't plan on buying both of them, but can't decide which version to get yet), and my pre-order numbers for both versions were in the 150 range. In other words, at least 300 pre-orders at one store on day one.

9/18 is going to be a huge day.
 

Chris1964

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MemoirsofMimi said:
I honestly can't see that happening. I expect it to do better than HeartGold/SoulSilver but less than Diamond/Pearl. I'm expecting an end result of around 4.5 million.

The only way I can see it reach Diamond/Pearl levels is if 3DS owners decide to pick the game up as well.
I expect it at 5,5-6 million range. HG/SS will be close to 4,5m when it finally stops selling at 5 years.
cvxfreak said:
I pre-ordered both Pokemon Black and White earlier today (don't plan on buying both of them, but can't decide which version to get yet), and my pre-order numbers for both versions were in the 150 range. In other words, at least 300 pre-orders at one store on day one.

9/18 is going to be a huge day.
I believe it can have the biggest opening ever in Japan (even if it is a Saturday release) but Nintendo has a very bad habbit to undership Pokemon.
 

Ignis Fatuus

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Nuclear Muffin said:
Wow that's really sad :(. Isn't this only the 3rd time in Nintendo's history when a 1st Party game doesn't get a JPN release? (Startropics 2 and Pokemon Puzzle League being the two existing culprits)
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters was never released in Japan.
 

BishopLamont

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Chris1964 said:
I expect it at 5,5-6 million range. HG/SS will be close to 4,5m when it finally stops selling at 5 years.

I believe it can have the biggest opening ever in Japan (even if it is a Saturday release) but Nintendo has a very bad habbit to undership Pokemon.
5-6M really? I thought it'd do less than even D/P since it's legs will get cut shorter due to 3DS' release.
 

Chris1964

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BishopLamont said:
5-6M really? I thought it'd do less than even D/P since it's legs will get cut shorter due to 3DS' release.
3DS should help its legs not cut them. At least that's what I see.
 

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Dengeki Sales, Jul 19 - 25, 2010:

01 / 04 [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 105,382 / 443,978
02 / 00 [PSP] Fate/Extra (Marvelous Entertainment) - 71,386 / 71,386
03 / 01 [NDS] Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo - Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu (Nintendo) - 44,706 / 181,866
04 / 02 [WII] Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory (Square Enix) - 38,135 / 173,352
05 / 03 [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (Konami) - 35,478 / 165,199
06 / 08 [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Spark (Level 5) - 26,895 / 375,469
07 / 07 [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (Konami) - 26,035 / 69,337
08 / 11 [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) - 23,353 / 734,052
09 / 09 [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen!! Bomber (Level 5) - 23,195 / 321,110
10 / 05 [PSP] Last Ranker (Capcom) - 21,460 / 88,195
11 / 00 [NDS] Katekyou Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX Kessen! Shin 6 Chouka (Takara Tomy) - 19,561 / 19,561
12 / 06 [PS3] White Knight Chronicles 2: Hikari to Yami no Kakusei (SCE) - 19,065 / 225,590
13 / 10 [NDS] Harvest Moon: Futago no Mura (Marvelous Entertainment) - 16,928 / 108,241
14 / 13 [NDS] Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Dororon! Yokai Daikessen!! (Bandai Namco Games) - 16,833 / 132,024
15 / 00 [NDS] Quiz! Hexagon II (Bandai Namco Games) - 16,294 / 16,294
16 / 20 [NDS] Tomodachi Collection (Nintendo) - 11,737 / 3,241,988
17 / 18 [NDS] Art Academy DS (Nintendo) - 10,863 / 101,668
18 / 00 [360] Nintety-Nine Nights II (Konami) - 10,812 / 10,812
19 / 00 [NDS] TV Anime: Fairy Tale Gekitou! Madoushi Kessen (Hudson) - 10,600 / 10,600
20 / 12 [PSP] Momotaro Railway Tag Match: Youjou, Doryoku, Shouri no Maki! (Hudson) - 9,065 / 26,965



Other software (first week / LTD):
2007-09 [PSP] Fate/Tiger Colosseum (Capcom) - 59,000 / 88,000



Notes:
1) Sell-through:
- [PSP] Fate/Extra ~85%



Code:
Hardware |  This Week |  Last Week |    YTD     |    LTD
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NDS      |     48,348 |     46,277 |  1,479,773 | 30,444,470
PSP      |     29,293 |     27,218 |  1,325,390 | 14,714,782
PS3      |     25,648 |     26,885 |    929,491 |  5,414,189
WII      |     23,550 |     22,953 |  1,020,614 | 10,566,050
360      |     	7,979 |      7,254 |    153,898 |  1,362,553
PS2      |     	1,537 |      1,464 |     	| 	
------------------------------------------------------------
Total    |    136,355 |    132,051 |
http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/287/287034/
http://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/543/543492/

Jul 12 - 18, 2010
Jul 05 - 11, 2010
Jun 28 - Jul 04, 2010
Jun 21 - 27, 2010
 

Chris1964

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Chris1964 said:
Preorders for Pokemon Black / White begin tomorrow. I tried to find if there is any connection between comgnet final preorders and first week sales.

DATE [SYSTEM] TITLE (PUBLISHER) - FIRST WEEK SALES / COMGNET FINAL PREORDERS / (FIRST WEEK SALES / COMGNET FINAL PREORDERS RATIO)
29/01/04 [GBA] Pokemon Fire Red / Leaf Green (Pokemon Co.) - 955.337 / 1.459 / 655
16/09/04 [GBA] Pokemon Emerald (Pokemon Co.) - 643.987 / 1.347 / 478
28/09/06 [NDS] Pokemon Diamond / Pearl (Pokemon Co.) - 1.586.360 / 2.189 / 725
13/09/08 [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon Co.) - 967.675 / 1.049 / 922
12/09/09 [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.) - 1.408.980 / 2.298 / 613

If we take out third versions the average ratio is around 650 (655, 725, 613)
Emerald had a worse ratio and Platinum a best.
Black / White went from 0 to 539 at day 1.

Edit: Previous openings at comgnet
29/01/04 [GBA] Pokemon Fire Red / Leaf Green (Pokemon Co.) - not available
16/09/04 [GBA] Pokemon Emerald (Pokemon Co.) - 39
28/09/06 [NDS] Pokemon Diamond / Pearl (Pokemon Co.) - 383
13/09/08 [NDS] Pokemon Platinum (Pokemon Co.) - 98
12/09/09 [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.) - 301
 

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cvxfreak said:
I pre-ordered both Pokemon Black and White earlier today (don't plan on buying both of them, but can't decide which version to get yet), and my pre-order numbers for both versions were in the 150 range. In other words, at least 300 pre-orders at one store on day one.
Great. Now we'll have people trying to extrapolate Comgnet preorders and cvxfreak preorders.
:p Thanks for the info. :)
 
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This had made the rounds on Japanese blogs, but I'm curisous what neogaf thanks of this affecting game sales(especially with DS being an odd system, where as the system is peaking sales of 3rd party software have not followed the expected sales pattern based on past releases)

Okay, so yes this is from some low-level government's employee's survey of elementary schools, http://internet.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/column/teens/20100730_383520.html

but his feelings from on the ground surveys of school is over 70% of elementary ds owners have some type of piracy flash card device

This jives with blogs from developers who complain about the fact their child is the only one at school without a mothercon, and from retail stores about how the most important thing about 3ds is the piracy protection.

Sinobi brought it up as have other retail blogs: the lack of real-life pack-in for the new pokemon(previous figure/pokewaker) makes them worry about the sales of the game, as pirates can get the bonus this time.

Edit:

No connection but from a different blog: photo proof of IE3 in the bargain bin