Media Create Sales Numbers: 27 Dec - 2 Jan 2005

Jun 7, 2004
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1,520
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www.twitter.com
#1
platform title publisher this week total
1 PS2 Gran Turismo 4 SCE 634,769 new
2 DS Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo 108,937 525,062
3 DS Sawaru Made in Wario Nintendo 101,075 417,318
4 PS2 To Heart 2 Aquaplus 86,485 new
5 PS2 METAL GEAR SOLID 3 SNAKE EATER Konami 71,723 730,347
6 PS2 Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi Square Enix 71,019 3,174,496
7 GC Mario Party 6 Nintendo 52,366 468,929
8 GBA Rockman EXE 5 Team of Blues Capcom 49,658 N/A
9 DS Pokemon Dash Nintendo 48,056 N/A
10 PS2 Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special Square Enix 40,877 241,822

platform this week last week 2004 total
1 Nintendo DS 209,522 396,674 1,495,596
2 PlayStation 2 207,108 188,134 2,898,774
3 PSP 129,957 107,217 482,252
4 GameBoy Advance SP 116,801 190,268 2,647,762
5 GameCube 29,802 108,311 726,640
6 Gameboy Advance 2,653 3,877 200,678
7 Xbox 899 704 37,982
8 PSone 134 90 14,163
9 Swan Crystal 76 76 7,540
 

psycho_snake

I went to WAGs boutique and all I got was a sniff
Jul 4, 2004
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#2
better get the popcorn ready.


DS is still kicking PSP's ass :lol :lol

As for Gamecube, what happened. They dropped so many sales :lol
 
Jun 22, 2004
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5 PS2 METAL GEAR SOLID 3 SNAKE EATER Konami 71,723 730,347
Nice. Very nice. Can it do a million? Maybe with the MEGAHITS! release.

DQVIII started off better than VII, but seems to have run out of steam. Still, it's the best selling PS2 game, and will probably stay that way.
 
Jun 6, 2004
66,616
1
1,520
Austin, TX
www.last.fm
#7
In its defense though, I am pretty impressed that the PSP has managed to sell about 500k units in its first month. That's a very solid number... the fact the DS has moved almost 1.5 million is just astounding though.
 

DCharlie

And even i am moderately surprised
Staff member
Jun 7, 2004
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#8
"2 DS Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo 108,937 525,062
3 DS Sawaru Made in Wario Nintendo 101,075 417,318 "

good grief! those are some mighty fine numbers right there!

"They are both suffering from shortages, if reports are to be believed."

they are , but the PSP is a lot more rare than the DS.
 

psycho_snake

I went to WAGs boutique and all I got was a sniff
Jul 4, 2004
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0
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#16
As for MGS3, Im very happy to see it do this well. Im pretty sure it will reach 1 million in japan. lets hope it can do it in the USA, even after low sales in November:(
 
Aug 18, 2004
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0
#18
Even though PSP looks like a much better machine, with graphics, multimedia, and stuff ... I still can't help but root for the DS. There's basically only been once decent game released here, and two in Japan .. but damnit if it isn't trying to do something new ... even if most of the games haven't actually used the stuff on it well yet.

How much has the DS sold in the US BTW? And look at the SP still kicking ass.
 
Jun 7, 2004
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Orange County, CA
#20
explodet said:
I place the success of Metal Gear Solid 3 solely on that great commercial with the salaryman drinking beer with his cooked snake.
And the fact that the Japanese gamers have always loved the MGS series, yet because MGS/MGS2 sold more in America people assumed Japanese gamers aren't big on MGS.

MGS3 is doing about what MGS2 did in Japan, though it should pass it by 10-20% in the end.
 
Jun 7, 2004
10,935
0
0
32
Edmond, Oklahoma
#21
Hollywood said:
How much has the DS sold in the US BTW?
According to Nintendo's latest PR, 1.3 million were sold. Which, as others have mentioned in other threads, might have meant that an extra 100k units were shipped to Japan and diverted from the US shipment number, but we can't really say, and just guess. To be honest, I think that's the likely case with the drop in sales and whatnot.

Anywho, it did what I thought, I didn't use the most correct terms in the Dengeki thread, but before then I was expecting the DS to hit that 1.4 million mark with ease, and seeing as how it's done 1.5 million, I'm rather impressed. Anywho, here's were the sales get interesting I guess, sales are going to die down now, so we're going to have to see how that effects the two portables.
 
Jun 7, 2004
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0
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#22
DarthWufei said:
According to Nintendo's latest PR, 1.3 million were sold. Which, as others have mentioned in other threads, might have meant that an extra 100k units were shipped to Japan and diverted from the US shipment number, but we can't really say, and just guess. To be honest, I think that's the likely case with the drop in sales and whatnot.

Anywho, it did what I thought, I didn't use the most correct terms in the Dengeki thread, but before then I was expecting the DS to hit that 1.4 million mark with ease, and seeing as how it's done 1.5 million, I'm rather impressed. Anywho, here's were the sales get interesting I guess, sales are going to die down now, so we're going to have to see how that effects the two portables.
I don't necessarily know if that's true. Like three days after Christmas, we got 12 or 14 DS handhelds in, the most we'd received since it launched. I don't know if they were just slow getting to stores, and there wasn't much immediate interest right after Christmas or not. But I'm pretty sure they met their shipment numbers.
 
Aug 18, 2004
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1.5 million + 1.3 million = 2.8 million Worldwide thu sfar, with no launch in Europe yet.

That is good considering the amount of games out. And it looks to be getting worse instead of better right now:

January releases:

US - Zoo Keeper
Japan - Spiderman 2 and Catch!Touch!Yoshi! at the end of January

Someone please tell me what is up with the games on the February releasel ists like Need for Spped, Final Fantasy: CC, Goldeneye .. that absolutely nothing has been revealed on them? Those games are not going to hit that date. This drought looks to be a while. Maybe only two releases here in the US on DS from now till March.
 
Jun 7, 2004
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Edmond, Oklahoma
#24
Soul4ger said:
I don't necessarily know if that's true. Like three days after Christmas, we got 12 or 14 DS handhelds in, the most we'd received since it launched. I don't know if they were just slow getting to stores, and there wasn't much immediate interest right after Christmas or not. But I'm pretty sure they met their shipment numbers.
Yeah, no one can really say anyways without exact estimated from Nintendo. So I dunno, it could have jsut been that shipments numbers were cut short or sales dropped off due to less demand after the holidays and Nintendo shipped as normally. But I wouldn't get that as the extra 100k sure sold pretty quickly if this is an entirely new shipment. So I don't know, hell we really don't know without Nintendo coming out with the books. So my guess is as good as any.
 
Aug 13, 2004
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Nintendo is waiting for the PSP to launch and then they will release lots of games. That would be my guess. No need to put games out now. No competition.
 
Jun 8, 2004
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Neo Tokyo
#31
Hollywood said:
Someone please tell me what is up with the games on the February releasel ists like Need for Spped, Final Fantasy: CC, Goldeneye .. that absolutely nothing has been revealed on them?
FF:CC info should be coming soon, and it could be making use of the microphone for voice chat, according to Nintendo Dream!
 
Jul 28, 2004
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#34
Broshnat said:
Erm...

I think you're confusing actual numbers with estimates.

Media create surveys some stores and estimates numbers based on that. They are not ACTUAL numbers.

This week will look something like (for MC):

DS 250k
PSP 140k
Wait and see...

CVXFREAK said:
1 Nintendo DS 209,522
3 PSP 129,957
A bit high maybe, but certainly more than 80k Ani :p

Hehe

I think the reason for a big Nintendo drop-off this week is more to do with the season than anything else. Nintendo seems to see a huge boost for xmas (last week) while it drops off the following week and a half a bit, but still stays high, wile Sony sees a big boost just after xmas. Does anyone know what the holiday from xmas to about the 4th/5th Jan in Japan is in aid of? It definitley seems to favour Sony more than Nintendo, while Xmas favours Nintendo more than Sony if that makes any sense...

Basically, from last week, Nintendo has dropped off quite a lot (about 50% overall I think it's fair to say across all platforms) whereas PS2, PSP, PS and XB have all increased by 10% or so. It's less to do with shortages or anything like that, and more to do with the season. The same happens every year usually.
 

Fafalada

Fafracer forever
Jun 22, 2004
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#35
I thought the PSP would do better than it is.
It sold out all of its shipment, how much better can it do?

Anyway, I find it interesting that after all the bitching about non existant weekly shipments Sony still managed to get the promised 0.5milion out. Still doubting the production numbers I told you Charlie? ;)
 
Jul 28, 2004
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#38
The Faceless Master said:
so they both hit their targets... too bad nintendo aimed higher...
I do think they need to get the games out there pretty soon if they are to not risk falling behind.

I think Mario 64 could juuuuuust sneak a million if it sells well this coming year. Both it and Wario have hardly dropped off from last week like every other Nintendo game has (MP6, Yoshi, DK:JB etc etc) which can only be a good sign. If they can both (SM64 and Sawaru) hold some good sales into the new year (15-20k a week for a while) then they can probably sneak close to a million before they are through. Certainly a strong start from them both anyway...
 
Jul 28, 2004
1,080
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#39
AniHawk said:
Well, Broshnat was right. Sorry for doubting you... or something. :)

lol!

No worries.

Hmmm.. predictions for next week?!!

As I've said before, due to how the dates fall, there are still a couple of "big" days in this week (Mon and Tues-ish I think), so although there will be a drop-off, it won't be quite as much as last year or years before (ie games back down to selling 25-40k).

I reckon GT4 will do 150k and Sawaru / Mario 64 could do another 60-70k, with console sales also being about 70% of this week (150k DS, 150k PS2, 100k PSP, 80k GBA).
 
Jun 7, 2004
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#41
2004 Hardware
PlayStation 2: 2,898,774 | 34.06%
Game Boy Advance SP: 2,647,762 | 31.11%
Nintendo DS: 1,495,596 | 17.57%
Gamecube: 726,640 | 8.54%
PSP: 482,252 | 5.67%
Game Boy Advance: 200,678 | 2.36%
Xbox: 37,982 | 0.45%
PSOne: 14,163 | 0.17%
Swan Crystal: 7,540 | 0.09%
Total: 8,511,387

By Companies
Nintendo: 5,070,676 | 59.58%
Sony: 3,395,189 | 39.89%
Microsoft: 37,982 | 0.45%
Bandai: 7,540 | 0.09%
Total: 8,511,387

Consoles only
PlayStation 2: 2,898,774 | 78.82%
Gamecube: 726,640 | 19.76%
Xbox: 37,982 | 1.03%
PSOne: 14,163 | 0.39%
Total: 3,677,559

By Companies
Sony: 2,912,937 | 79.21%
Nintendo: 726,640 | 19.76%
Microsoft: 37,982 | 1.03%
Total: 3,677,559

Handhelds only
Game Boy Advance SP: 2,647,762 | 54.78%
Nintendo DS: 1,495,596 | 30.94%
PSP: 482,252 | 9.98%
Game Boy Advance: 200,678 | 4.15%
Swan Crystal: 7,540 | 0.15%
Total: 4,833,828

By Companies
Nintendo: 4,344,036 | 89.87%
Sony: 482,252 | 9.98%
Bandai: 7,540 | 0.15%
Total: 4,833,828
 
Jun 6, 2004
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#42
From the hype I expected Dragon Quest to sell more. It’s still a monster though. @_@

And when will the PSP shortages stop -- did sony give any info on production pace and when it's picking up? From the looks of it right now I can see both the PSP and DS selling well and having their own markets, but with the shortages you really don’t know.

SolidSnakex said:
Have you seen the full 1 minute commercial? It's genius!

http://jpn01.konami.co.jp/movie/mgs3/tvcm_jungle_60sec.wmv
OMG that was awesome. :lol
 
Jun 8, 2004
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#45
Chrono said:
And when will the PSP shortages stop -- did sony give any info on production pace and when it's picking up? From the looks of it right now I can see both the PSP and DS selling well and having their own markets, but with the shortages you really don’t know.
I dunno about Sony's plans, but shortages now don't bold well for US and European launches. Are they saving up stocks for those markets now, or are they already shipping as much as they can make in Japan?
 

human5892

Queen of Denmark
Jun 8, 2004
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#46
When you combine both GBA models (SP and original), it came within shouting distance of being the number one selling machine in Japan for 2004 (about 40,000 units or so from the PS2). Pretty impressive.

Also: the DS, in the short time it has been available, has sold double the amount of GameCubes sold the entire year. I believe there is something to be said for both of those machines here.