Media Create Sales: September 20-26

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01. / 01. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) - 828.580 / 3.386.358 (-68%)
02. / 00. [PSP] Black Leopard: A New Tale of Yakuza (Sega) - 174.213 / NEW
03. / 05. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 43.077 / 1.040.102 (+18%)
04. / 00. [PSP] Durarara!! 3-way Standoff (ASCII Media Works) - 21.566 / NEW
05. / 06. [PSP] Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village (Capcom) - 18.652 / 447.329 (-35%)
06. / 07. [NDS] One Piece: Gigant Battle (Bandai Namco) - 14.339 / 174.316 (-49%)
07. / 02. [PS3] Front Mission: Evolved (Square Enix) - 10.421 / 61.504 (-80%)
08. / 00. [PSP] Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Ryouran Sangokushi Engi - Wu-Hen (Yeti) - 10.240 / NEW
09. / 03. [PSP] Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 (Konami) - 9.805 / 55.684 (-79%)
10. / 00. [PS3] Winning Post 7 2010 (Koei Tecmo) - 9.714 / NEW
11. / 09. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! (Bandai Namco) - 9.653 / 225.166 (+11%)
12. / 10. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) - 9.414 / 834.955 (+15%)
13. / 16. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 7.720 / 2.074.733 (+11%)
14. / 15. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [PSP the Best Reprint] (Capcom) - 7.585 / 430.362 (+7%)
15. / 11. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / Bomber (Level 5) - 7.526 / 843.883 (-6%)
16. / 00. [PSP] Winning Post 7 2010 (Koei Tecmo) - 6.355 / NEW
17. / 17. [NDS] Art Academy (Nintendo) - 6.314 / 180.030 (-3%)
18. / 20. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 6.191 / 2.937.740 (+16%)
19. / 18. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) - 5.999 / 3.424.869 (-8%)
20. / 21. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 5.891 / 3.996.368

21. / 13. [PSP] Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (Bandai Namco)
22. / 04. [360] Halo: Reach (Microsoft Game Studios)
23. / 23. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
24. / 19. [PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 [Reprint] (Square Enix)
25. / 27. [NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.)
26. / 38. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (Capcom)
27. / 36. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami)
28. / 25. [NDS] Harvest Moon: Twin Villages (Marvelous Entertainment)
29. / 00. [PS3] Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland [Playstation 3 the Best] (Gust)
30. / 31. [NDS] Tetris Party Deluxe (Hudson)
31. / 08. [PSP] Blue Roses: Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi (Nippon Ichi Software)
32. / 00. [PS3] Singularity (Square Enix)
33. / 24. [PSP] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2 (Sega)
34. / 22. [WII] Metroid: Other M (Nintendo)
35. / 32. [PSP] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2010 (Konami)
36. / 35. [NDS] Heart Catch PreCure! Oshare Collection (Bandai Namco)
37. / 14. [PSP] Trick x Logic: Season 2 (SCE)
38. / 33. [WII] Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory (Square Enix)
39. / 39. [NDS] Tamagotchi no Pichi Pichi Omisecchi (Bandai Namco)
40. / 29. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom)
41. / 00. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
42. / 30. [WII] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom)
43. / 40. [PSP] Sengoku Basara: Battle Heroes [PSP the Best Reprint] (Capcom)
44. / 00. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
45. / 41. [NDS] Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 3rd Story (Konami)
46. / 34. [NDS] Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem - Hero of Light and Shadow (Nintendo)
47. / 26. [PSP] Bleach: Heat the Soul 7 (SCE)
48. / 45. [PS3] Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (Ubisoft)
49. / 43. [NDS] Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride Card Battle Taisen (Bandai Namco)
50. / 00. [PSP] Hanakisou (Prototype)

00. / 00. [ALL] Weekly Software Sales (All Publishers) - 1.540.856 / 42.167.432 (-52%)


NDS - 16
PSP - 16
WII - 9
PS3 - 8
360 - 1
PS2 - 0



HARDWARE

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|System |  This Week  |  Last Week  |        YTD  |         LTD  |
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|  NDS  |     89.199  |     85.770  |  1.812.316  |  31.091.396  |
|  PSP  |     38.476  |     30.729  |  1.522.454  |  15.265.542  |
|  PS3  |     20.694  |     21.096  |  1.058.884  |   5.560.251  |
|  WII  |     16.908  |     14.833  |  1.047.214  |  10.652.413  |
|  360  |      2.599  |      5.804  |    161.967  |   1.371.639  |
|  PS2  |      1.514  |      1.390  |     62.916  |  21.673.093  |
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| DSiLL |     32.777  |     31.254  |    921.391  |   1.428.298  |
|  DSi  |     49.411  |     47.379  |    715.567  |   5.054.513  |
|  DSL  |      7.011  |      7.137  |    175.358  |  18.023.114  |
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|  PSP  |     37.576  |     29.866  |  1.474.602  |  15.141.935  |
| PSPgo |        900  |        863  |     47.852  |     123.607  |
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NSMBWii looks set to crack the four million :D

Soo... is it safe to say that the PSP will finish with a higher LTD than the Wii in Japan? Never realized that 33% gap.
 

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How long will it take for Inazuma Eleven 3 to hit a million? Will it even be able to do so by the end of this year?
 

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Oh wow, didn't notice that New Super Mario Bros Wii was so close to 4 million.
I definitely think Super Mario Galaxy 2 can get 1 million+ with the holiday bump.
 

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duckroll said:
How long will it take for Inazuma Eleven 3 to hit a million? Will it even be able to do so by the end of this year?
If it can move back up above 10K starting in November and have a pretty big week at least once in December (like around 40K-50K) then the chances are looking good. I personally expected this entry to have made it and surpassed Inazuma 2 quickly, if not for the hype alone, but in retrospect, maybe it was too soon.


Ydahs said:
Soo... is it safe to say that the PSP will finish with a higher LTD than the Wii in Japan? Never realized that 33% gap.
It depends on how soon Sony decides to release the PSP2. It does look pretty much set in stone that the Wii finishes lower than the PSP, unless Nintendo does something fairly drastic with the system. The PSP has regularly outsold the Wii for 3 years already.
 

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Media Create has these seconds weeks:

[GBA] Pokemon Ruby (Pokemon Co.) - 174.876 / 718.838
[GBA] Pokemon Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) - 173.575 / 722.912

[NDS] Pokemon Diamond (Pokemon Co.) - 254.080 / 1.074.127
[NDS] Pokemon Pearl (Pokemon Co.) - 212.193 / 980.881

[NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) - 828.580 / 3.386.358
 

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cvxfreak said:
If it can move back up above 10K starting in November and have a pretty big week at least once in December (like around 40K-50K) then the chances are looking good. I personally expected this entry to have made it and surpassed Inazuma 2 quickly, if not for the hype alone, but in retrospect, maybe it was too soon.
Seemed to me like a Monster Hunter Tri situation honestly. Lots of retail hype, big orders from retailers, huge initial shipment. The demand was sort of there, but not enough to remotely sell out the initial shipment and it just trickles along. Since the initial shipment was 920k, and it doesn't look like they'll be selling that out anytime soon, do we really expect retailers to order much more if it eventually starts to sell out?
 

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TheKingsCrown said:
Is that the best 2nd week for any game ever, or did Dragon Quest / Final Fantasy still beat it?
We don't have Media Create numbers but Famitsu has FFVIII second week at 1 million.
 

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Is that the best 2nd week for any game ever, or did Dragon Quest / Final Fantasy still beat it?
A Dragon Quest entry has sold over a million units in its second week, IIRC.

Ah, beaten and corrected, I see.
 

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gerg said:
A Dragon Quest entry has sold over a million units in its second week, IIRC.

Ah, beaten and corrected, I see.
You're right, though. It was DQVII. Chris is going crazy. =P


Chris1964 said:
Repost of biggest 1st-5th weeks in case we get numbers tomorrow from Famitsu.

Biggest 1st week
[NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) - 2.637.285 / 2.637.285
[PS1] Final Fantasy VIII (Square) - 2.504.044 / 2.504.044
[NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Square Enix) - 2.343.440 / 2.343.440
[PS2] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix) - 2.236.881 / 2.236.881
[PS1] Final Fantasy VII (Square) - 2.034.879 / 2.034.879

Biggest 2nd week
[PS1] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden (Enix) - 1.072.286 / 2.934.351
[NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Square Enix) - 602.856 / 2.946.296
[PS2] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix) - 559.524 / 2.796.405
[PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Capcom) - 552.701 / 1.375.966
[NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.) - 492.385 / 1.901.365

Biggest 3rd week
[WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 570.512 / 1.972.070
[NGB] Pokemon Gold / Silver (Nintendo) - 453.500 / 2.317.549
[PS1] Dragon Quest VII: Fighters of Eden (Enix) - 329.317 / 3.263.668
[GBA] Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) - 321.408 / 2.037.949
[NDS] Pokemon Diamond / Pearl (Pokemon Co.) - 291.178 / 2.311.331

Biggest 4th week
[WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 513.080 / 2.485.150
[GBA] Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) - 336.847 / 2.374.796
[NGB] Pokemon Gold / Silver (Nintendo) - 301.003 / 2.618.551
[NDS] Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver (Pokemon Co.) - 269.978 / 2.337.587
[NDS] Pokemon Diamond / Pearl (Pokemon Co.) - 231.627 / 2.542.958

Biggest 5th week
[GBA] Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) - 437.352 / 2.812.148
[NGB] Pokemon Gold / Silver (Nintendo) - 436.828 / 3.055.379
[NDS] Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo) - 381.927 / 1.169.757
[WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 254.494 / 2.740.644
[NDS] Pokemon Diamond / Pearl (Pokemon Co.) - 209.288 / 2.752.246
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=23540246&postcount=253
 

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I don't even know if that's good or not for RGG PSP.

It's less than the console versions, but considering it's on PSP and it's a spinoff, and it probably has 1/10th the budget of a console RGG...they made money?
 

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Spiegel said:
http://imgur.com/csfwL.gif[/IMG]http://imgur.com/MCQNW.gif[/IMG]
Thanks. It has been awhile since I've done some pixel counting. :lol

Nintendo also lowered their forecasts for the fiscal year.

DS
- hardware: 30M -> 23.5M
- software: 150M -> 125M

Wii
- hardware: 18M -> 17.5M
- software: 165M -> 135M


3DS is included on the DS, by the way. So, I guess:

3DS
- hardware: 4M
- software: 15M

DS
- hardware: 19.5M
- software: 110M
 

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I was going to ask curiously whether Zero no Kiseki was supposed to be out this week (since we were making predictions last thread), but that's September 30th. Never mind then! (Still gonna eat a bit of haberdashery if that K-on thing sells more than 50,000 copies.)

Anyway, Black/White having the second best 2nd week ever isn't a bit surprise, although we really aren't going to see a big second wave of sales until December. A whole lot of the fanbase relies on mommy 'n daddy buying that as a gift, and they'll probably put it off until they have to.

Anyway, man, really not that much to discuss beyond Pokey Mans, is there? SMG2 is still doin' okay, but everything else is tracking pretty much exactly as you'd expect. I do wonder if Winning Post will lose money, though.
 

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Bebpo said:
I don't even know if that's good or not for RGG PSP.

It's less than the console versions, but considering it's on PSP and it's a spinoff, and it probably has 1/10th the budget of a console RGG...they made money?
not exactly 1/10th the budget but of course it's way cheaper for them to make a game for the PSP compared to PS3 .

but i think there is a potential for some great legs considering that there is a related drama to be aired in December .
not to mention the manga and the offical video clip song by RIZE .
SEGA is really trying to push this game in anyway possible . we should wait and see if all of this will help at all ...
 

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Next week releases (07/10/10)

[NDS] Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix)
[NDS] Tenkaichi Sengoku Lovers (Rocket Company)
[NDS] Gakken Taigo: Indonesia-Go Sanmai DS (Gakken)
[NDS] Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Care Manager Shiken (Media5)
[NDS] Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Hanbaishi Kentei Shiken 2-Kyuu/3-Kyuu (Media5)

[PSP] Class of Heroes 3 (Acquire)
[PSP] Kana: Imouto (CyberFront)
[PSP] Boku wa Koukuu Kanseikan: Airport Hero Haneda (Sonic Powered)

[PS3] Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two Interactive)
[PS3] Gekijouban Macross F: Itsuwarino Utahime - Hybrid Pack (Bandai Namco)
[PS3] Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Bandai Namco)
[PS3] Class of Heroes 3 (Acquire)
[PS3] Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 (Ubisoft)
[PS3] F1 2010 (Codemasters)

[360] Red Dead Redemption (Take-Two Interactive)
[360] Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Bandai Namco)
[360] Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 (Ubisoft)
[360] F1 2010 (Codemasters)

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is set for December 16.
 

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I shall predict now that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will sell at least 950K in Japan. I wrote it off, but week after week, it keeps trucking along.

Yup. I definitely got that one wrong as well.
 

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Surprised that the DS went up. Black and White definitely have a shot at 6 Million down the road.
 

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Frillen said:
Surprised that the DS went up. Black and White definitely have a shot at 6 Million down the road.
Not really surprising. Since Pokemon went Saturday release this is the case.

51.412
63.859 -> Platinum
61.242

68.728
77.677 -> HG/SS
79.628

39.749
85.770 -> B/W
89.199

Now that 3DS lost the 2010 window I start to believe that 6 million will be the low bar for its LTD. If it has a 3rd week close to 500k we could see 5 million sales just this year.
 

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[NGB] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue (Nintendo) - 140.074 / 7.783.101

Famitsu has Blue sales combined with Red / Green. It will outsell R/G but it will never be official.
 

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We have release dates for almost everything.

Updated list for potential important 2010 releases

07/10/10 [NDS] Kingdom Hearts Re: Coded (Square Enix)
28/10/10 [NDS] Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (Nintendo)
11/11/10 [NDS] Magician’s Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery (Konami)
18/11/10 [NDS] Super Fossil Fighters (Nintendo)
25/11/10 [NDS] Super Robot Wars L (Bandai Namco)
25/11/10 [NDS] Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 (Konami)
02/12/10 [NDS] Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem (Nintendo)
02/12/10 [NDS] Momotaro Railway: World (Hudson)
09/12/10 [NDS] Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard (Level 5)
09/12/10 [NDS] Shiren the Wanderer 5: Fortune Tower and the Dice of Fate (Chunsoft)

22/09/10 [PSP] 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)
18/11/10 [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami)
02/12/10 [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom)
22/12/10 [PSP] The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix)
xx/xx/10 [PSP] The Little Battlers (Level 5)

14/10/10 [WII] Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo)
21/10/10 [WII] Super Mario Collection Special Pack (Nintendo)
18/11/10 [WII] FlingSmash (Nintendo) -> is it bundled with Wii Remote Plus in Japan?
25/11/10 [WII] Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo)
xx/xx/10 [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo)

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
28/10/10 [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami)
03/11/10 [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 (SCE)
11/11/10 [PS3] Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Bandai Namco)
02/12/10 [PS3] Tales of Graces F (Bandai Namco)
16/12/10 [PS3] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (Bandai Namco)
16/12/10 [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed Edition) (Square Enix)
 

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[PS3] Time Crisis: Razing Storm (Bandai Namco)
[PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (Move Special Pack) (Capcom)
[PS3] EyePet (SCE)
[PS3] Kung Fu Rider (SCE)
[PS3] Sports Champions (SCE)
[PS3] Best Sketch! (SCE)
 
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There's no OMGALLATTHESIMETIMENOOWHOPLANSTHISSHIT day, there's no charm :/

Oh btw, am I a bad person for wanting to have Enslaved in the predictions for next week? :)
 

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Some additional information for Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary.

The Special Pack will hit on October 21, priced at ¥2,500. It will be available only through January 10, 2011. Nintendo will produce and ship the product through that date as demand requires.

The other big anniversary product shown at the event was a surprise. Iwata announced a special Super Mario 25th edition of the DSi LL system. This will arrive on October 28, priced ¥18,000, the standard DSi LL going price.
http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/09/30/mario_collection_special_pack_details/
 
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Who cares about Pokemon. Super Mario Galaxy 2, fuck yeah.

edit: Even if Pokemon's second week sales nearly surpass SMG2's LTD. :p
 
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800000 second week. Mother of god.
I did a double take to make sure I wasn't mentally inserting an extra zero there.

Those 1st/third party breakdowns are pretty telling, by the way. Looking at the unit sales breakdown, Wii third party sales are anaemic, DS is a monster (and despite the 1st to 3rd party ratio being near 50% still sells more 3rd party software than any other platform.

Also, consoles have become nigh-on irrelevant (I still don't see viewing them as part of the same market as being useful or sensible, by the way - we'll have to agree to disagree on that count)
 

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schuelma said:
cvxfreak said:
I shall predict now that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will sell at least 950K in Japan. I wrote it off, but week after week, it keeps trucking along.
Yup. I definitely got that one wrong as well.
I don't claim to know why mainline Mario games consistently have huge legs when basically every other core-ish series in Japan gets worse over time, but they consistently do. 950K would put it at around Sunshine (~35%) as the worst Mario legs in Japan. Expecting "mini-legs" of a 55-60% first week ratio just seemed "out there" to me, based on the history. *shrugs*
 

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donny2112 said:
I don't claim to know why mainline Mario games consistently have huge legs when basically every other core-ish series in Japan gets worse over time, but they consistently do. 950K would put it at around Sunshine (~35%) as the worst Mario legs in Japan. Expecting "mini-legs" of a 55-60% first week ratio just seemed "out there" to me, based on the history. *shrugs*

I think what I didn't anticipate was that it seems to have taken some of NSMB Wii's sales. Did not see that coming.
 

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schuelma said:
I think what I didn't anticipate was that it seems to have taken some of NSMB Wii's sales. Did not see that coming.
Yup. This is the exact opposite of what I expected, which was for NSMB Wii to take potential sales from Galaxy 2, but instead, Galaxy 2 has delayed NSMB Wii's ability to sell past the 4 million mark. I knew that both platformers couldn't co-exist on the charts at high numbers, but the game that would rank consistently higher is not the one I was expecting.

It's worrying that NSMB Wii hasn't contributed to any (noticeable) growth in 3D Mario. Any users NSMB Wii may have brought to Galaxy 2 might be offset by owners of the original who haven't bought the sequel. Will Galaxy and Galaxy 2 be outsold by a port of Super Mario All-Stars? Probably. :lol
 

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schuelma said:
cvxfreak said:
I shall predict now that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will sell at least 950K in Japan. I wrote it off, but week after week, it keeps trucking along.
Yup. I definitely got that one wrong as well.
Back when Galaxy 2 started falling behind Galaxy 1's pace due to Galaxy 1's big holiday bump, I tried suggesting that Galaxy 2 was actually holding up quite well in comparison considering how many months were still left to go before Galaxy 2 finally made it to the holidays itself.

With even a fairly small holiday bump (~15k per week for the 2 or 3 big holiday weeks, and ~10k a week for the first couple weeks in December), Galaxy 2 would have a shot of reaching 950k by the end of the year (or the first week of January). If it manages that, then a million is a lock eventually. Even if doesn't quite make 950k by the end of the year, a million still seems pretty certain at this point. Galaxy 1 kept crawling on and on for a LONG time.
 

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Chris1964 said:
[PS3] Time Crisis: Razing Storm (Bandai Namco)
[PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (Move Special Pack) (Capcom)
[PS3] EyePet (SCE)
[PS3] Kung Fu Rider (SCE)
[PS3] Sports Champions (SCE)
[PS3] Best Sketch! (SCE)
Doesn't look too good for Move in Japan :lol
 

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AranhaHunter said:
Doesn't look too good for Move in Japan :lol
is there Start the Party release date for Japan? I am surprised it isnt there... AR stuff works great and kids love it.

Also, dont forget that GT5 will support PSEye, and thats 2 weeks after the move is released.
 
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Chris1964 said:
Next week releases (07/10/10)

[NDS] Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix)
Wow. Already? I thought this would be coming out spring next year or something.

Square-Enix and Nomura's team really churned this out quickly.