Media Create Sales: November 15-21

Chris1964

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Kenka said:
Does Media Create count NSMB Wii as a 4M-seller too ?
Media Create
{22/05/06 - 31/10/10} 0001. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {25/05/06} - 899.518 / 6.007.850
{30/11/09 - 31/10/10} 0001. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) {03/12/09} - 934.739 / 4.019.462

Famitsu
{22/05/06 - 14/11/10} 0001. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {25/05/06} - 865.024 / 5.934.958
{30/11/09 - 28/11/10} 0001. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) {03/12/09} - 936.734 / 4.001.276
 

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Chris1964 said:
Media Create
{22/05/06 - 31/10/10} 0001. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {25/05/06} - 899.518 / 6.007.850
{30/11/09 - 31/10/10} 0001. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) {03/12/09} - 934.739 / 4.019.462

Famitsu
{22/05/06 - 14/11/10} 0001. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {25/05/06} - 865.024 / 5.934.958
{30/11/09 - 28/11/10} 0001. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) {03/12/09} - 936.734 / 4.001.276
Excellent. These two milestones should be underlined.
 

Spiegel

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And updating the comgnet preorder chart now that this is the day MHP3 is released
Name - Points - First Week Sales

Monster Hunter Portable 3 - 5024 p - ????
Dragon Quest VIII - 4285 p - 2.23M
Final Fantasy XII - 3510 p - 1.84M
Pokemon Black & White - 3405 p - 2.63M
Final Fantasy X-2 - 3285 p - 1.47M
Dragon Quest IX - 2917 p - 2.34M
Monster Hunter Portable 2G - 2568 p - 0.82M
Monster Hunter Portable 2 - 2561 p - 0.74M
Final Fantasy XIII - 2201 p - 1.51M
Reminder: As everyone can see in that list, having a huge number of points doesn't guarantee having the biggest number of sales.
 

Galvanise_

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Holy fuck, son.

Its a shame we don't have any sort of dedication to games like that in the UK. I'd join a queue in the UK for something.

When GTA IV launched I was the only sad bastard outside GAME 5 minutes before it opened.
 

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Holy crap at those lines.

I saw the big Golden Sun drop :( Do we have LTD numbers? Is it doing well enough for a sequel to be greenlit? Do we have any hope of even decent US/EU sales?
 

Grimmy

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Famitsu says that some shops have already sold out. I would hate to be in those lines, only to get to the cashier and have them say it's sold out...
 

KingDizzi

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YAY the real fun starts now! The initial shipment for the game seems low so any idea how quickly Capcom could ship another batch?
 

Chris1964

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Best openings in Japan (Famitsu)

{13/09/10 - 19/09/10} 01. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) {18/09/10} - 2.637.285
{08/02/99 - 14/02/99} 02. [PS1] Final Fantasy VIII (Square) {11/02/99} - 2.504.044
{06/07/09 - 12/07/09} 03. [NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Square Enix) {11/07/09} - 2.343.440
{22/11/04 - 28/11/04} 04. [PS2] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix) {27/11/04} - 2.236.881
{27/01/97 - 02/02/97} 05. [PS1] Final Fantasy VII (Square) {31/01/97} - 2.034.879

{29/11/10 - 05/12/10} 00. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) {01/12/10}

At least we won't wait one full week to get the numbers.
 

Grimmy

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Chris, do you know MHP3's initial shipment? Seems to be less than 2 million if I recall...
 

Grimmy

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Thanks - missed that. Seems like the game might be undershipped, given reports of sellouts already...
 

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Yodobashi Shinjuku West sold out. The line I was in earlier was for standbys. Severely undershipped game!
 

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Japan: "And not a single fuck was given that day"
 

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Undershipping MHP3 is not a bad idea, especially when sales started at like 7am in the morning on a Wednesday. They have plenty of time to restock the game quickly, and still keep sales going well into the weekend.
 

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So whose fault is this massive under shipment?

I mean I've never heard of a game selling out this fast that people that showed up to wait in line couldn't even get a copy.

Did Capcom decide to under ship for whatever reason?

Did the retailers decide not to order too much after the whole MH3 insta bomba bin debacle.

Or did MHP3 just got way more demand then expected?

There's no reason the initial shipment is not 2 mil. Even it it doesnt sell out this week, it will by the end of December.
 

Stumpokapow

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Woah, those are some huge lines for Gran Turismo. Haters are going to get owned when the numbers come out next week!

I was going to go with Kinect at first!
 
i remember when i played the first monster hunter on ps2. i was like "what the eff is this crap". and now it became one of the most successfull franchises ever in japan. whats the magic behind it? is it just the portable factor which had a huge inpact on the franchise?

and i wonder who gets the next portable monster hunter. the 3DS or the PSP2?
 

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Blablurn said:
i remember when i played the first monster hunter on ps2. i was like "what the eff is this crap". and now it became one of the most successfull franchises ever in japan. whats the magic behind it? is it just the portable factor which had a huge inpact on the franchise?

and i wonder who gets the next portable monster hunter. the 3DS or the PSP2?
Sony would be dumb not to throw money at Capcom for it. Imagine a Monster Hunter as a launch title for the PSP2.
 

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mehdi_san said:
I really don't understand why Japanese people enjoy lining up so much... There are just so many other ways to get your game (Amazon, Rakuten, all the electronic stores websites, even convenience stores sell games now...) without having to go through all of that :(
How is it just "Japanese people" though? It's like that anywhere in the world with big releases. People queue for movie premieres, they queue for sales, they queue for Halo, they queue for Starcraft. What does it have to do with Japan? Lining up for something you've been looking forward to, together with friends and like-minded fans, is a tradition that exists outside of any specific culture.
 
duckroll said:
How is it just "Japanese people" though? It's like that anywhere in the world with big releases. People queue for movie premieres, they queue for sales, they queue for Halo, they queue for Starcraft. What does it have to do with Japan? Lining up for something you've been looking forward to, together with friends and like-minded fans, is a tradition that exists outside of any specific culture.
Movie premiers are different, you can't get them from Amazon so you don't really have the choice. Same thing for sales, you have to go to the store. About games such as Halo and Starcraft in the West, isn't it only for stores that do midnight launches? People don't really line up in front of stores that open at 10am do they? I am not sure about this one. Anyway, it seems to me that Japanese people are actually enjoying this way too much, as if most of the fun in a new game release was actually lining up for it.
 

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Movie premiers are different, you can't get them from Amazon so you don't really have the choice. Same thing for sales, you have to go to the store. About games such as Halo and Starcraft in the West, isn't it only for stores that do midnight launches? People don't really line up in front of stores that open at 10am do they? I am not sure about this one. Anyway, it seems to me that Japanese people are actually enjoying this way too much, as if most of the fun in a new game release was actually lining up for it.
Amazon.co.jp sold of out MHP3 quite a while back already. There's not even an option to buy it on the site right now, so it's not like people are waiting to have fun - they just want the game. And from twitters it seems people are going to 2-3 shops only to be told that it's sold out.
 

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mehdi_san said:
Movie premiers are different, you can't get them from Amazon so you don't really have the choice. Same thing for sales, you have to go to the store. About games such as Halo and Starcraft in the West, isn't it only for stores that do midnight launches? People don't really line up in front of stores that open at 10am do they? I am not sure about this one. Anyway, it seems to me that Japanese people are actually enjoying this way too much, as if most of the fun in a new game release was actually lining up for it.
You can book movie tickets in advance on the internet. You can get great sale prices online at Amazon and various other online stores as well. You can preorder big games from any online store as well. It's no different at all. Once again you use words like "Japanese people" as if enjoying queuing up for something you have been waiting for is something unique to Japanese culture. I'm telling you that there's nothing unique about it. It's something lots of people enjoy doing, and by trying to paint it as Japanese you are being very ignorant.

These are not queues for stores to open at 10am btw. This is a special launch for MHP3 in Japan at major stores in Tokyo, where they started selling the copies at 7am this morning. Did you know that? Probably not. But you probably don't care and will continue to make ignorant remarks. Such is typical of the French.

See, I can do it too!
 

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Wowzers, don't they all know Medabots DS has been out for months? .... :(

Those are some insane lines.
SMH...I knew I should have made this joke when I had the chance.
 

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Monster Hunter Portable 3rd was easily the biggest morning game launch ever. Even DQIX doesn't quite compare. Pokemon Black and White were huge, but that was a staggered launch with customers in and out of shops the entire day. Given the older MH fanbase, it make sense for it to have a big morning. The issue now is that so many stores are selling out, so the buzz should be done by this afternoon. Hopefully Capcom has daily shipments, because due to the early launch, this is their chance to steal the debut record from Pokemon BW and FFVIII.

By the way, if Amazon JP could have fulfilled 2 million pre-orders, then no one would be out in line right now. But they can't, so it's a moot point. :p
 
duckroll said:
You can book movie tickets in advance on the internet. You can get great sale prices online at Amazon and various other online stores as well. You can preorder big games from any online store as well. It's no different at all. Once again you use words like "Japanese people" as if enjoying queuing up for something you have been waiting for is something unique to Japanese culture. I'm telling you that there's nothing unique about it. It's something lots of people enjoy doing, and by trying to paint it as Japanese you are being very ignorant.

These are not queues for stores to open at 10am btw. This is a special launch for MHP3 in Japan at major stores in Tokyo, where they started selling the copies at 7am this morning. Did you know that? Probably not. But you probably don't care and will continue to make ignorant remarks. Such is typical of the French.

See, I can do it too!
I am NOT French :((((