Media Create Sales: Week 02, 2011 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)

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Good to see you back, JoshuaJSlone! If you want, I keep all the translations of mine in a table, so you could use that to fill in some of the more non-sensical names.

Chris1964 said:
months behind.
Yep. Was there when trying to churn through the Top 1000. :lol
 
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Japanese consumers seemed to be able to perceive the upgrades with every new DS model and thus were willing to pay.

We also can't ignore how Nintendo went about the upgrade. The DS Lite was considerably beyond the original in design, for only 1800 yen extra. Not only that, but the original was phased out anyway, so for a few years, only the DS Lite was available and the DS was effectively not a 15000 yen platform anymore.

Then DSi comes out and has a bunch of new features. It removed the GBA port, but it wasn't hard to convince people that there were things about it that made it more expensive than the DS Lite.

Then the DSi XL comes out for a mere 1200 yen more than the DSi. And it's bigger, so that's easy to justify.

With all three post-original DS models on the market, people could choose what they wanted. They chose the DSi and DSi XL since 2008.

So, by that pattern, is 3DS worth the extra 7000 for a market used to paying between 16,800 and 20,000 for a handheld (24,800 if you include the original PSP)? From what I could gather yesterday, yes, but it's a question of longterm sales rather than short term interest.
 
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Yyyyyeouch, that is a pretty bad showing for Mass Effect 2, especially given how much that must have cost to bring over. I actually wonder how many people interested just "imported" the game for PC via Steam or something, though - a lot of folks interested in western RPGs in Japan can speak a decent amount of English (more penetration than Japanese has here at any rate), so a lot of the market might have played the game already. Hm.

Still, a 50% drop from ME1's debut can't mean anything good. I wonder if they'll bring over the PS3 version and how that might sell?
 
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SpaceDrake said:
Still, a 50% drop from ME1's debut can't mean anything good. I wonder if they'll bring over the PS3 version and how that might sell?
Achievements are already in Japanese for ps3 so it's likely.

Two core reasons here 1. everything has been dropping on x-box 360
Fable 2 First week: 36.085(Dec.18th, 2008)
Fable 3 first week: 25.448(Oct. 28, 2010)
I believe it's lost active users(You can get a 60GB VIVA Pinta/ace combat pack for less then 10,000 yen used)

2. JP folks know about the PS3 version, believe it to be better.

Dragon age Origins next week should be a much better indicator of things.
 

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21. / 18. [WII] Super Mario All-Stars (Nintendo) {2010.10.21}
22. / 22. [NDS] Momotaro Railway: World (Hudson) {2010.12.02}
23. / 20. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 3 (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.02}
24. / 28. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.10.28}
25. / 30. [PS3] Tales of Graces F (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.02}
26. / 00. [360] Arcana Heart 3 (Arc System Works) {2011.01.13}
27. / 19. [NDS] Super Fossil Fighters (Nintendo) {2010.11.18}
28. / 13. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (Level 5) {2010.12.16}
29. / 15. [NDS] Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem (Nintendo) {2010.12.02}
30. / 21. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {2006.05.25}
31. / 26. [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 (SCE) {2010.11.25}
32. / 23. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) {2009.06.18}
33. / 00. [PS3] 007: Blood Stone (Square Enix) {2011.01.13}
34. / 25. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! (Bandai Namco) {2010.07.01}
35. / 32. [NDS] One Piece: Gigant Battle (Bandai Namco) {2010.09.09}
36. / 44. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition [PlayStation 3 the Best] (Capcom) {2010.11.11}
37. / 40. [PSP] Dangan-Ronpa (Spike) {2010.11.25}
38. / 31. [PSP] Shining Hearts (Sega) {2010.12.16}
39. / 41. [PS3] Castlevania: Lord of Shadow (Konami) {2010.12.16}
40. / 00. [WII] Momu-chan Diet Wii: Figurobics by Chon Dayon (IE Institute) {2010.12.23}
41. / 37. [WII] Karaoke Joysound Wii Super DX: Hitori de Minna de Utai Houdai! (Hudson) {2010.12.09}
42. / 24. [WII] Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo) {2010.10.14}
43. / 43. [NDS] A Penguin's Troubles: The World (Konami) {2010.12.02}
44. / 33. [NDS] Power Pro Kun Pocket 13 (Konami) {2010.11.25}
45. / 34. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) {2005.12.08}
46. / 50. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) {2008.01.31}
47. / 00. [PS3] Sports Champions (SCE) {2010.10.21}
48. / 36. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) {2010.05.27}
49. / 46. [PSP] God Eater: Burst (Bandai Namco) {2010.10.28}
50. / 39. [NDS] Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix) {2010.10.07}

00. / 00. [ALL] Software Sales 2011 (All Publishers) {2011.01.10} - 794.821 / 2.165.135 (-42%)


NDS - 16
WII - 14
PS3 - 10
PSP - 8
360 - 2
PS2 - 0
 
Jan 21, 2008
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Dengeki Sales, Jan 10 - 16, 2011:

01. / 01. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (Capcom) - 71,843 / 4,092,749
02. / 00. [PSP] Another Century's Episode Portable (Bandai Namco) - 64,262 / 64,262
03. / 02. [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo) - 31,860 / 743,344
04. / 10. [PSP] AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara... (Bandai Namco) - 24,679 / 340,582
05. / 05. [NDS] Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi (Level 5) - 18,935 / 430,774
06. / 03. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 16,975 / 1,713,697
07. / 00. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3 (Arc System Works) - 16,928 / 16,928
08. / 04. [WII] Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo) - 12,294 / 542,091
09. / 13. [PS3] Gundam Musou 3 (Bandai Namco) - 10,900 / 330,729
10. / 06. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) - 10,876 / 2,260,796
11. / 07. [NDS] Pokemon Black (Pokemon Co.) - 10,435 / 2,635,019
12. / 08. [NDS] SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light (Square Enix) - 10,067 / 36,835
13. / 27. [PSP] Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Konami) - 10,022 / ?
14. / 12. [PSP] The 3rd Birthday (Square Enix) - 9,589 / 187,040
15. / 19. [NDS] Tongari Boushi to Mahou no Omise (Konami) - 9,458 / 312,746
16. / 00. [360] Mass Effect 2 (Microsoft) - 8,914 / 8,914
17. / 11. [NDS] Pokemon White (Pokemon Co.) - 8,859 / 2,408,587
18. / 09. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 8,675 / 4,218,299
19. / 15. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 8,338 / ?
20. / 17. [NDS] Momotarou Dentetsu World (Hudson) - 8,316 / ?



Other software (first week / LTD):
2008-03-27 [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [all prices] (Capcom) - 868,000 / 4,169,000
2010-08-19 [PS3] Another Century's Episode R (Bandai Namco) - 225,000 / 285,000


Sell-through
- [PSP] Another Century's Episode Portable ~60%


1) Total software this week: 786,000 (-46.3%)


Code:
Hardware |  This Week |  Last Week |    YTD   |    LTD
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NDS      |     33,946 |     90,511 |  219,631 | 32,107,006
PS3      |     32,133 |     58,959 |  164,748 |  6,256,371
PSP      |     30,952 |     38,807 |  173,881 | 16,474,206
WII      |     20,348 |     58,087 |  157,803 | 11,431,930
360      |     	2,816 |      4,586 |   12,275 |  1,457,855
PS2      |     	1,306 |      2,003 |    5,569 | 	
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Total    |    121,501 |    252,953 |  729,644 |
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Week 2 - 2011-01-03~2011-01-09
Week 1 - 2010-12-27~2011-01-02
 
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Chris1964 said:
Next week's releases {2011.01.27}

[NDS] Scribblenauts (Konami)
[NDS] Sora no Otoshimono Forte: Dreamy Season (Kadokawa Shoten)

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega)
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike)
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco)
[PSP] Chaos; Head - Love Chu Chu! (5pb.)
[PSP] A Certain Magical Index (ASCII Media Works)
[PSP] Tsuku Monogatari (FuRyu)

[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo)
[WII] Rabbids Party: Time Travel (Ubisoft)

[PS3] Dragon Age: Origins (Spike)
[PS3] The Shoot (SCE)
[PS3] The Sly Collection (SCE)
[PS3] Mindjack (Square Enix)
[PS3] Wizardry: Torowareshi Bourei No Machi (Acquire)
[PS3] Wizardry (Twin Pack) (Acquire)
[PS3] Army of Two: The 40th Day [EA Best Hits] (Electronic Arts)
[PS3] Fight Night Round 4 (English Version) [EA Best Hits] (Electronic Arts)

[360] Dream Club Zero (D3 Publisher)
[360] Dragon Age: Origins (Spike)
[360] Mindjack (Square Enix)
[360] Gal Gun (Alchemist)
So this is the week we start our little prediction game for this year. What to predict? Top20 is on really low numbers so somewhat interesting releases are pretty much locked to show up. I'm pretty sure we're having Valkyria 3, Kenka 5, Oreimo and The Last Story but kinda wondering about Dragon Age PS3 and Dream Club 0. Any input?
 

Chris1964

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Media Create NDS, WII CY 2010 new releases top 20 {2010.01.04 - 2011.01.02}

001. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) {2010.09.18} - 4.966.738
002. [NDS] Dragon Quest VI: Realms Of Revelation (Square Enix) {2010.01.28} - 1.343.447
003. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix) {2010.04.28} - 1.230.487
004. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! Spark / Bomber (Level 5) {2010.07.01} - 889.803
005. [NDS] Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Sign (Pokemon Co.) {2010.03.06} - 490.630
006. [NDS] Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard (Level 5) {2010.12.09} - 382.287
007. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (Level 5) {2010.12.16} - 338.413
008. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! (Bandai Namco) {2010.07.01} - 324.122
009. [NDS] Magician's Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery (Konami) {2010.11.11} - 277.499
010. [NDS] One Piece: Gigant Battle (Bandai Namco) {2010.09.09} - 275.686
011. [NDS] Art Academy (Nintendo) {2010.06.19} - 270.654
012. [NDS] Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem - Hero of Light and Shadow (Nintendo) {2010.07.15} - 263.760
013. [NDS] Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem (Nintendo) {2010.12.02} - 261.600
014. [NDS] Super Fossil Fighters (Nintendo) {2010.11.18} - 238.726
015. [NDS] Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Square Enix) {2010.10.07} - 199.505
016. [NDS] Harvest Moon: Twin Villages (Marvelous Entertainment) {2010.07.08} - 189.584
017. [NDS] Super Robot Wars L (Bandai Namco) {2010.11.25} - 169.790
018. [NDS] Love Plus + (Konami) {2010.06.24} - 165.964
019. [NDS] Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side 3rd Story (Konami) {2010.06.24} - 146.278
020. [NDS] Etrian Odyssey III: The Downed City (Atlus Co.) {2010.04.01} - 141.899

001. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) {2010.07.08} - 1.676.891
002. [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) {2010.05.27} - 947.540
003. [WII] Super Mario All-Stars (Nintendo) {2010.10.21} - 803.453
004. [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo) {2010.12.09} - 638.305
005. [WII] Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo) {2010.11.25} - 493.938
006. [WII] Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo) {2010.10.14} - 386.780
007. [WII] Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Road Victory (Square Enix) {2010.07.15} - 275.273
008. [WII] Xenoblade (Nintendo) {2010.06.10} - 161.161
009. [WII] Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Capcom) {2010.01.14} - 156.176
010. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 3 (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.02} - 140.288
011. [WII] Sengoku Basara 3 (Capcom) {2010.07.29} - 120.797
012. [WII] Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes Os (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.02} - 82.693
013. [WII] Metroid: Other M (Nintendo) {2010.09.02} - 71.410
014. [WII] Zangeki no Reginkleiv (Nintendo) {2010.02.11} - 53.317
015. [WII] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010: Blue Samurai Challenge (Konami) {2010.05.20} - 49.974
016. [WII] Karaoke Joysound Wii Super DX: Hitori de Minna de Utai Houdai! (Hudson) {2010.12.09} - 38.090
017. [WII] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.11.18} - 36.295
018. [WII] FlingSmash (Nintendo) {2010.11.18} - 35.913
019. [WII] Naruto Shippuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen! Special (Takara Tomy) {2010.12.02} - 35.100
020. [WII] Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum DX - Ultra Senshi Daishuuketsu (Bandai Namco) {2010.02.25} - 28.788
 
#68
So since I dumped a bunch of new data I was looking at various aspects of it, I noticed something about total software sales. I've got PSP and Wii around 50 million, and GBA around 55 million. Of course none of these are comprehensive, and GBA is probably missing more due to being more active in a time of fewer Top 500/1000 lists, but in the broad view I think it's safe to say both PSP and Wii will be passing it up this year.

Chris1964 said:
Media Create NDS, WII CY 2010 new releases top 20 {2010.01.04 - 2011.01.02}

020. [WII] Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum DX - Ultra Senshi Daishuuketsu (Bandai Namco) {2010.02.25} - 28.788
Haha, yeah. One of the things I found funny when putting all the Top 30s together was noticing how few new Wii games were making the list, compared to new X360 games. Though Wii Party seems to have outsold those X360 games.
 

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JoshuaJSlone said:
So since I dumped a bunch of new data I was looking at various aspects of it, I noticed something about total software sales. I've got PSP and Wii around 50 million, and GBA around 55 million. Of course none of these are comprehensive, and GBA is probably missing more due to being more active in a time of fewer Top 500/1000 lists, but in the broad view I think it's safe to say both PSP and Wii will be passing it up this year.
2001 CY {2001.01.01 - 2001.12.30} 000. [GBA] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2001.01.01} - 7.109.800 / 7.109.800
2002 CY {2001.12.31 - 2002.12.29} 000. [GBA] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2001.12.31} - 12.260.100 / 19.369.900
2003 CY {2002.12.30 - 2003.12.28} 000. [GBA] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2002.12.30} - 13.267.300 / 32.637.200
2004 CY {2003.12.29 - 2004.12.26} 000. [GBA] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2003.12.29} - 17.099.300 / 49.736.500
2005 CY {2004.12.27 - 2005.12.25} 000. [GBA] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2004.12.27} - 6.976.300 / 56.712.800
2006 CY {2005.12.26 - 2006.12.31} 000. [GBA] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2005.12.26} - 3.071.700 / 59.784.500
2007 CY {2007.01.01 - 2007.12.30} 000. [GBA] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2007.01.01} - 433.600 / 60.218.100

2004 CY {2003.12.29 - 2004.12.26} 000. [PSP] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2003.12.29} - 550.700 / 550.700
2005 CY {2004.12.27 - 2005.12.25} 000. [PSP] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2004.12.27} - 4.179.300 / 4.730.000
2006 CY {2005.12.26 - 2006.12.31} 000. [PSP] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2005.12.26} - 6.659.000 / 11.389.000
2007 CY {2007.01.01 - 2007.12.30} 000. [PSP] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2007.01.01} - 6.750.169 / 18.139.169
2008 CY {2007.12.31 - 2008.12.28} 000. [PSP] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2007.12.31} - 9.745.758 / 27.884.927
2009 CY {2008.12.29 - 2009.12.27} 000. [PSP] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2008.12.29} - 9.850.000 / 37.734.927

2006 CY {2005.12.26 - 2006.12.31} 000. [WII] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2005.12.26} - 1.956.400 / 1.956.400
2007 CY {2007.01.01 - 2007.12.30} 000. [WII] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2007.01.01} - 11.665.679 / 13.622.079
2008 CY {2007.12.31 - 2008.12.28} 000. [WII] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2007.12.31} - 13.802.220 / 27.424.299
2009 CY {2008.12.29 - 2009.12.27} 000. [WII] Total Software Sales (All Publishers) {2008.12.29} - 13.100.000 / 40.524.299
 
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#71
Guess just the big 4 since these threads are going slower each day...

Prediction League (Jan 24-30)

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) -
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) -
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) -
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) -
 

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Prediction League (Jan 24-30)

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 123.456
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 78.901
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 67.890
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 145.678
 
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Prediction League (Jan 24-30)

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 155K
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 72K
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 57K
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 135K
 
#74
Celine said:
Not that bad.
If we consider it a Xeno title as they probably wanted people to when they went with that name, it had less of a drop than Xenosaga had from 1 to 2 or 2 to 3. I've last got Xenosaga III at 181K in Famitsu--but then, Famitsu has Xenoblade a few ten thousand lower, too.

Kurosaki Ichigo said:
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco)
Well huh. I had some game Babelfished as "The girl I'm in love with Sister Portable", but it ended up listed as just the romanization cvxfreak listed it with: Otome wa Oneesama Boku ni Koishiteru Portable. I thought the translation must have gone horribly awry, but if Namco Bandai releases something titled like this, maybe not.
 
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Prediction League (Jan 24-30)

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 163000
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 80000
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 60000
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 160000
 
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[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 111.500
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 63.000
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 49.700
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 157.300
 
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Prediction League (Jan 24-30)[/B]

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) 161K
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) 58K
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) 39K
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) 89K
 
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My predictions

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 141000
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 69000
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 52000
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 154000
 
#80
Chris1964 said:
Media Create NDS, WII CY 2010 new releases top 20 {2010.01.04 - 2011.01.02}

018. [WII] FlingSmash (Nintendo) {2010.11.18} - 35.913
Flingsmash did surprisingly well considering its placements in the charts and it only came out a couple months back, it wasn't ever in the top 20 IIRC, or even the top 30?

How it did 35k is quite a mystery to me.

Edit: Slight correction, it was at #25 during November 15-21st, its debut week:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=413965

After that it dropped to the 40's for a couple of weeks before vanishing, then only coming back once after Christmas, then nada.
 
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So the Wii could be down so much due to The Last Story launch this week ,but the ps3 is selling just to sell it seems. Maybe people are buying move bundles.
 
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Prediction League (Jan 24-30)

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 120k
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 70k
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 55k
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 90k
 
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#86
John Harker said:
Huh, look at that. 20k more than we thought it did! Is it still selling full price?
I wonder if it made it to 2nd shipment.
Are you confusing Famitsu and Media Create trackers? It did ~140k based on Famitsu's tracking.
 
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7Th said:
Really hope VC3 does well so that it gets localized.
If it does really, really well in Japan, wouldn't that actually decrease the pressure for a worldwide release, especially with the PSP tanking outside of Japan?
 

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#89
duckroll said:
If it does really, really well in Japan, wouldn't that actually decrease the pressure for a worldwide release, especially with the PSP tanking outside of Japan?
Then I hope it does well enough to make a profit but not well enough for Sega to feel satisfied with it.
 
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#94
SSFIV didn't even sell 200k on consoles in Japan, don't think it'll be very significant on the 3DS at all. Nintendogs and Layton will be the main sellers.
 
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Prediction League (Jan 24-30)

[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 133,333
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 66,666
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 99,999
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 111,111
 
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Predictions
[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 147k
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 67k
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 87k
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 122k
 

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Predictions
[PSP] Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega) - 127k
[PSP] Kenka Bancho 5: Laws of Manhood (Spike) - 55k
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute Portable (Bandai Namco) - 45k
[WII] The Last Story (Nintendo) - 155k
 
Dec 18, 2004
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So I noticed at my local game shop it's 16,000yen for a us PSP model

Yes, the PSP shortage situation is so bad that at major chain stores they are selling the Us import models.

In celebration of Sony's amazing lost opportunity, I present to you the oosaka's king store's survey he took of his retailer friends: 2010's top Chance loss games(Around 12 different stores, in no way a valid sample, but fun anyways)

Games that sold-out quickly/ far above exceptions and retailers weren't able to get new shipments in fast enough, thus lost the most profits.

Retailers blame chance losses on the distribution system. Retailers take 100% of the losses on unsold games(no return system) so they are very reserved in ordering. If they order 100 copies and 8 don't sell, they are in the red. With profits like that no choice but to sell used games.

2010 Top Lost opportunity games
7. Metal Max 3(DS) The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki (PSP)
6. Corpse Party(PSP)

5. God Eater(PSP)

Retailer's voice
-I believed this was going to do well, but it ended up selling beyond my imagination. It takes a lot of courage to forecast a new IP is going to sell this well and then order that much.
- There were lots and lots of inquiries, difficult to deal with it all. From early morning people came in for GodEeater.

4. Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airu Village(PSP)

Retailer's voice
- I ordered weak because I was worried about how much monster hunter fans would accept the game, I underestimated monster hunter's power.
- Once again I felt monster hunter's power, Regular children and Girls customers were seen in droves. I did an order based on a estimate of 300,000 sales nation-wide and it wasn't anywhere near enough.

3. Art Academy(DS)

Retailer's Voice
- Educational software that doesn't sell, really truly doesn't sell at all. It's impossible for a normal buyer to do a large order of this type of software. Even if I went to order a large amount, other staff would stop me

2. Mag(PS3)

Retailer's Voice:
- Any store hesitates a bit when ordering Online only games: If it's online you can just download it. Also the fact you can't sell it used affects orders.
- Lots of inquiries, The wholesalers didn't expect the success at all, Tried to do a follow-order for the first day, wasn't able to get it.

1. Fairytale (PSP)

Retailer's Voice:

- Konami New ip Monster hunter-rip off: It's media exposure was low, so had no exceptions of it. Still, even today have no idea why it sold so well.
- Lately, Anime related games haven't had a hit, so I did a conservative order. There's a sequel coming out soon, no idea how I should order.
- If it wasn't Konami I would have ordered more, saying that doesn't help things though.


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I've seen a lot of talk from publishers, about nintendo's distribution system being horrible for lost profits, takes forever to re-order. Any thoughts on chance losses/ solutions? Why has sony messed up so badly?