Media Create Sales: Week 10, 2012 (Mar 05 - Mar 11)

matmanx1

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They may be buying stuff on PSN. I have ony bought 4 retail games at launch and the rest was digital.
Yeah the tough thing with the Vita is that unless Sony decides to share some digital sales numbers with us (yeah, right!) there is always going to be a larger margin of error between Vita game sales numbers and it's closest competitor, the 3DS. I'm not saying it's going to be a huge margin by any means but it's a margin that definitely exists, especially among the most hardcore software buying crowd like us early adopters.
 

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Yeah the tough thing with the Vita is that unless Sony decides to share some digital sales numbers with us (yeah, right!) there is always going to be a larger margin of error between Vita game sales numbers and it's closest competitor, the 3DS. I'm not saying it's going to be a huge margin by any means but it's a margin that definitely exists, especially among the most hardcore software buying crowd like us early adopters.
Yeah, i'm curious as to what the difference is. I started out with a plan of going physical on single player games and DD on Multi, but given that i just flat out enjoy the vita more when i can switch games without digging out cards i'm pretty much going full DD.

Not that i expect that in insanely large number, but if it was 10-15% of sales then that would be a fairly decent chunk.

*shrug* maybe the digital sales are doing fine and Sony don't want to p1sh on retailers chips? No idea - as mentioned previously though, for the purposes of MC threads we should assume the sales from DD are ZERO. Without the data it's pointless.
 

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Congratulations to Road for winning by both units and percentage!

Code:
BY UNITS                           BY PERCENTAGE

  1  37,870 Road                      1   70.6% Road
  2  63,667 Nekki                     2  101.8% Nekki
  3  69,319 Bruno MB                  3  155.4% Chris1964
  4  78,134 Chris1964                 4  167.0% Bruno MB
  5  81,827 Dash Kappei               5  181.0% electroplankton
  6  84,981 frostbyte                 6  191.8% Dash Kappei
  7  93,424 lunchwithyuzo             7  193.8% frankie_baby
  8  93,981 electroplankton           8  205.3% MasterSheen
  9  96,291 Orgen                     9  261.8% frostbyte
 10  96,539 Kenka                    10  265.4% Spiegel
 11  97,496 Mpl90                    11  284.9% Mpl90
 12  98,981 MasterSheen              12  300.6% lunchwithyuzo
 13 107,980 TyRaNtM                  13  340.4% vareon
 14 113,981 Chris23235               14  364.1% Orgen
 15 113,981 vareon                   15  396.7% Kenka
 16 129,319 frankie_baby             16  443.4% Chris23235
 17 133,981 Yeshua                   17  483.2% distantmantra
 18 135,357 Spiegel                  18  501.5% Yeshua
 19 157,981 LOCK                     19  541.7% LOCK
 20 163,981 Green Slime              20  571.0% TyRaNtM
 21 177,039 donny2112                21  572.9% Salvadora
 22 178,039 distantmantra            22  602.1% Gianni Merryman
 23 194,981 jonno394                 23  624.6% Green Slime
 24 198,981 Gianni Merryman          24  641.5% donny2112
 25 212,039 Salvadora                25  723.8% jonno394
  0  59,294 RurouniZel     DL         0  136.6% RurouniZel     DL
  0  68,371 BassForever    DL         0  155.6% BassForever    DL
  0 115,016 duckroll       DL         0  274.7% duckroll       DL

DL: Missed the deadline.

                                   M-Create Spiegel Yeshua  Chris23 donny21 distant lunchwi Salvado Gianni  jonno39 Green S electro Orgen   frostby TyRaNtM MasterS LOCK    Kenka   Chris19 Dash Ka Bruno M Mpl90   Nekki   frankie vareon  Road    duckrol Rurouni BassForever
[3DS] Hatsune Miku and Future Stars  86,676  135000  120000   90000  100000   93000   88888  110000  140000   90000  145000  105000  103000   95000   99999  105000  120000  110000  123456  119876  112000  140354  125000  185000  115000  111111  121555   80039   75000
[PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam UC          51,669   24000   80000   75000  150000  183000   77777  170000  130000  175000   90000   75000   89000   79000   79999   75000  100000   80000   43210   44321   45000   48905   35000   45000   70000   55555   82645   65000   60000
[PS3] Street Fighter X Tekken        58,471   29000   35000   20000   75000   65000   33333   90000   28000   40000   45000   30000   76000   45000   49999   25000   25000   71000   45678   65432   41000   40578   60000   50000   30000   55555   45254   55000   45000
[3DS] Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eat  38,374   12000   20000   15000   25000   20000   11111   20000   32000   29000   25000   15000   41000   13000   22999   17000   26000   32500   21098   67890   24000   31249   45000   24000   15000   33333    9800    3000    5000
[3DS] Girls RPG: Cinderella Life      9,519    6000   40000   35000   45000   25000   22222   30000   40000   50000   50000   10000   32000   20000   51999   12000   40000   36000   12345   14321   15000   25555    9000   11000   25000   11111   16889   10000    8000

DIFFERENCE:
[3DS] Hatsune Miku and Future Stars       0   48324   33324    3324   13324    6324    2212   23324   53324    3324   58324   18324   16324    8324   13323   18324   33324   23324   36780   33200   25324   53678   38324   98324   28324   24435   34879   -6637  -11676
[PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam UC               0  -27669   28331   23331   98331  131331   26108  118331   78331  123331   38331   23331   37331   27331   28330   23331   48331   28331   -8459   -7348   -6669   -2764  -16669   -6669   18331    3886   30976   13331    8331
[PS3] Street Fighter X Tekken             0  -29471  -23471  -38471   16529    6529  -25138   31529  -30471  -18471  -13471  -28471   17529  -13471   -8472  -33471  -33471   12529  -12793    6961  -17471  -17893    1529   -8471  -28471   -2916  -13217   -3471  -13471
[3DS] Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eat       0  -26374  -18374  -23374  -13374  -18374  -27263  -18374   -6374   -9374  -13374  -23374    2626  -25374  -15375  -21374  -12374   -5874  -17276   29516  -14374   -7125    6626  -14374  -23374   -5041  -28574  -35374  -33374
[3DS] Girls RPG: Cinderella Life          0   -3519   30481   25481   35481   15481   12703   20481   30481   40481   40481     481   22481   10481   42480    2481   30481   26481    2826    4802    5481   16036    -519    1481   15481    1592    7370     481   -1519

STATISTICS:
                                   M-Create AVERAGE     MIN     MAX    OVER   UNDER CLOSEST      BY
[3DS] Hatsune Miku and Future Stars  86,676 112,796  75,000 185,000     93%      7%  88,888 lunchwithyuzo
[PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam UC          51,669  83,122  24,000 183,000     75%     25%  48,905 Mpl90
[PS3] Street Fighter X Tekken        58,471  46,994  20,000  90,000     25%     75%  60,000 Nekki
[3DS] Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eat  38,374  23,428   3,000  67,890     11%     89%  41,000 Orgen
[3DS] Girls RPG: Cinderella Life      9,519  25,123   6,000  51,999     89%     11%  10,000 electroplankton
 

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3 spots above my last rank, nice!

And Road, don't you ever feel weird congratulating yourself in third person? :p
 

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Oh yeah!!!! I don't even remember what i was going to comment. Oh yeah nice 3ds games.

On a more importat note i'm second :D
 

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Congratulations to Road for winning by both units and percentage!
I think I suggested using percentages to Kurosaki Ichigo, but I didn't really look into how he's using them. In the NPD Predictions, points are based off of the percentage difference with a cap of 100% off. If they're off by more than 100%, they just get 0 points, no matter how much beyond 100% they're off. There doesn't seem to be any cap on the %s here, so I don't know what the real point is. In the current setup, it's just magnifying a miss on a small target (e.g. Girls RPG). It would seem to make more sense to cap it at 100% to avoid having one really bad prediction destroy an otherwise good set of predictions.

Would you mind doing a test run recalculating the % results with a cap at 100% to see what you think of it?
 

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Shit! I thought by missing the deadline my shame would not be recorded. Damn you Road!! :D
Even more shameful because RurouniZel and Bassforever would at least be among the top 5. You were late and wrong. =P

3 spots above my last rank, nice!

And Road, don't you ever feel weird congratulating yourself in third person? :p
It's to pretend I'm impartial.

Speaking of predictions, we could try these below and maybe more one or two or more (Little Busters for Vita? Mugen Souls for the PS3? Too many PS3 games?). Suggestions?

New releases

{2012.03.22}


[3DS] Kid Icarus: Uprising <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.03.22} (¥5.800)
[3DS] Pac-Man Party 3D <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.03.22} (¥5.040)
[3DS] Hime Girl Paradise: Mechikawa! Agemori Sensation! <ACT> (Nippon) {2012.03.22} (¥5.040)

[PSV] Little Busters! Converted Edition <ADV> (Prototype) {2012.03.22} (¥6.090)
[PSV] TOEIC Test: Jissen Tokkun <EDU> (MediaFive) {2012.03.22} (¥5.800)

[PSP] Black Panther 2: Yakuza Ashura Chapter <ADV> (Sega) {2012.03.22} (¥6.279)
[PSP] Fairy Tail: Zelef Kakusei <ACT> (Konami) {2012.03.22} (¥5.800)
[PSP] Hakuoki: Bakumatsu Musou Roku # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2012.03.22} (¥6.090)
[PSP] Hanaoni: Yume no Tsudzuki # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2012.03.22} (¥6.090)
[PSP] Hanaoni: Yume no Tsudzuki - Twin Pack <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2012.03.22} (¥9.240)
[PSP] DJ Max Portable: Black Square # <ACT> (CyberFront) {2012.03.22} (¥4.410)
[PSP] Littlewitch Parfait: Kuroneko Mahouten Monogatari # <ADV> (CyberFront) {2012.03.22} (¥6.090)
[PSP] TOEIC Test Portable <EDU> (MediaFive) {2012.03.22} (¥3.800)

[PS3] Ninja Gaiden 3 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2012.03.22} (¥8.190)
[PS3] Devil May Cry HD Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.03.22} (¥4.990)
[PS3] Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2012.03.22} (¥7.329)
[PS3] Do Love Me Seriously! R <ADV> (Minato Station) {2012.03.22} (¥8.190)
[PS3] FIFA Street <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2012.03.22} (¥7.665)

[360] Ninja Gaiden 3 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2012.03.22} (¥8.190)
[360] Devil May Cry HD Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.03.22} (¥4.990)
[360] Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2012.03.22} (¥5.880)


I think I suggested using percentages to Kurosaki Ichigo, but I didn't really look into how he's using them. In the NPD Predictions, points are based off of the percentage difference with a cap of 100% off. If they're off by more than 100%, they just get 0 points, no matter how much beyond 100% they're off. There doesn't seem to be any cap on the %s here, so I don't know what the real point is. In the current setup, it's just magnifying a miss on a small target (e.g. Girls RPG). It would seem to make more sense to cap it at 100% to avoid having one really bad prediction destroy an otherwise good set of predictions.

Would you mind doing a test run recalculating the % results with a cap at 100% to see what you think of it?
You're right, there's no cap. (I'm too dumb to understand the NPD points.) But I'll do that test now. =P
 

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Accidentally copied an INDEX function to an entire column (one million cells). Boy, did that take awhile...

Code:
WITHOUT CAP                     WITH 100% CAP
       1   70.6% Road                  1   70.6% Road                  0
       2  101.8% Nekki                 2  101.8% Nekki                 0
       3  155.4% Chris1964             3  155.4% Chris1964             0
       4  167.0% Bruno MB              4  167.0% Bruno MB              0
       5  181.0% electroplankton       5  180.4% frankie_baby         +2
       6  191.8% Dash Kappei           6  181.0% electroplankton      -1
       7  193.8% frankie_baby          7  191.8% Dash Kappei          -1
       8  205.3% MasterSheen           8  205.3% MasterSheen           0
       9  261.8% frostbyte             9  216.4% Mpl90                +2
      10  265.4% Spiegel              10  218.5% Kenka                +5
      11  284.9% Mpl90                11  224.8% TyRaNtM              +9
      12  300.6% lunchwithyuzo        12  227.9% Orgen                +2
      13  340.4% vareon               13  251.7% frostbyte            -4
      14  364.1% Orgen                14  259.9% jonno394            +11
      15  396.7% Kenka                15  265.4% Spiegel              -5
      16  443.4% Chris23235           16  266.3% distantmantra        +1
      17  483.2% distantmantra        17  267.1% lunchwithyuzo        -5
      18  501.5% Yeshua               18  275.7% Chris23235           -2
      19  541.7% LOCK                 19  277.8% vareon               -6
      20  571.0% TyRaNtM              20  278.5% donny2112            +4
      21  572.9% Salvadora            21  281.3% Yeshua               -3
      22  602.1% Gianni Merryman      22  299.4% Green Slime          +1
      23  624.6% Green Slime          23  321.5% LOCK                 -4
      24  641.5% donny2112            24  328.7% Salvadora            -3
      25  723.8% jonno394             25  330.2% Gianni Merryman      -3
       0  136.6% RurouniDL             0  136.6% RurouniZel
       0  155.6% BassForDL             0  155.6% BassForever
       0  274.7% duckrolDL             0  274.7% duckroll
Should I implement the 100% cap?
 

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http://www.psnstores.com/2012/03/japanese-psn-weekly-rankings-mar-5th-mar-11th-2012/

Same reporting period as OP Mar 5 - 11th

PS3

01/02 Bomberman Ultra [2009.06.18]
02/03 PixelJunk SideScroller [2011.11.10]
03/06 Spelunker HD [2011.12.21]
04/04 Elemental Monster Online Card Game [2010.12.22]
05/05 Simple500 Series Vol3 The Misshitsu kara no Dasshutsu Tsukiyo no Mansion Room [2011.12.22]
06/09 Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater 2nd [2011.08.04]
07/08 Simple500 Series Vol2 The Misshitsu kara no Dasshutsu [2011.07.06]
08/10 Simple500 Series Vol1 The Mahjong [2009.07.31]
09/13 Limbo [2011.08.04]
10/11 Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit [2011.07.06]

Vita

01/&#8211; Unit 13 [2012.03.08]
02/01 Escape Plan [2012.03.01]
03/02 Gravity Daze [2012.02.09]
04/03 Ragnarok Odyssey [2012.02.02]
05/05 Nikoli no Puzzle V: Sudoku [2012.02.08]
06/06 Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational [2011.12.17]
07/08 Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention [2011.12.17]
08/04 Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus [2012.02.23]
09/07 Ridge Racer [2011.12.17]
10/10 Super Stardust Delta [2012.01.19]

PSP

01/04 Monster Hunter Portable 3rd [2011.07.28]
02/01 Photo Kano [2012.02.29]
03/&#8211; Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Hakai-hen [2012.03.08]
04/&#8211; Final Fantasy Type-0 [2011.10.27]
05/06 Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker PSP the Best [2011.02.24]
06/03 Half-Minute Hero PSP the Best [2010.04.28]
07/08 Persona 3 Portable PSP the Best [2011.08.25]
08/&#8211; Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together [2010.11.11]
09/19 Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G [2010.03.18]
10/09 PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe [2009.11.01]

PS1

01/01 Rival Schools [2012.02.22]
02/02 Final Fantasy VII International [2009.04.10]
03/03 Final Fantasy IX [2010.05.20]
04/04 Final Fantasy VI [2011.04.20]
05/14 Saga Frontier 2 [2008.12.10]
06/05 Final Fantasy VIII [2009.09.24]
07/07 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis [2008.12.24]
08/06 Final Fantasy V [2011.04.06]
09/10 Chrono Cross [2011.07.06]
10/09 Lengend of Mana [2010.07.28]
 
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Oh wow this post:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6347276&postcount=300

Can't wait for the same comments just with an additional U after Wii. :p

And wow, PSV still over 10k. Eventually, it will fall bellow 10k soon. Or is their any game coming out soon that has long legs?

MGS3D extremely dissapointing...I guess it was too expensive and the market wasn't right for it. The Vita game will probably sell better than this.
Were they actually wrong though? The post mocking them back in 2007 was asserting that the Wii winning by some huge margin was a foregone conclusion, but it started running out of steam shortly after FF XIII (Although NSMBWii did push a huge number of units that holiday leading to 2009 being a banner year overall)
 

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01/01 Rival Schools [2012.02.22]
02/02 Final Fantasy VII International [2009.04.10]
03/03 Final Fantasy IX [2010.05.20]
04/04 Final Fantasy VI [2011.04.20]
05/14 Saga Frontier 2 [2008.12.10]
06/05 Final Fantasy VIII [2009.09.24]
07/07 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis [2008.12.24]
08/06 Final Fantasy V [2011.04.06]
09/10 Chrono Cross [2011.07.06]
10/09 Lengend of Mana [2010.07.28]
Whoa, there's something bigger than FFVII on the JP PSN store?!
 

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Were they actually wrong though? The post mocking them back in 2007 was asserting that the Wii winning by some huge margin was a foregone conclusion, but it started running out of steam shortly after FF XIII (Although NSMBWii did push a huge number of units that holiday leading to 2009 being a banner year overall)
Wii began to seriously flounder in 2011 when nintendo stopped put out relevant software for the platform. It was doing very well up until then.
 

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Accidentally copied an INDEX function to an entire column (one million cells). Boy, did that take awhile...
Thanks!

Should I implement the 100% cap?
The top remained the same, meaning most of the movement was in the lower levels, so no one would be losing out on first going with a cap at least with this week's numbers, which is good. I also like the idea of limiting how much one big miss can hurt your overall score.

I like it, personally. Other opinions?

Have I overlooked anything?
Monster Hunter 3G? You have MK7 and SM3DL selling another million this year, but MH3G not cracking 500K. Seems unexpected.

Wii began to seriously flounder in 2011 when nintendo stopped put out relevant software for the platform. It was doing very well up until then.
It's been said before, but we were very worried about the Wii with SMG's performance in 2007 and even more so after Mario Kart couldn't keep sales up for very long in early 2008. While compared to the "competition" it was still doing "well," it was very worrisome in its performance in Japan. Japan's been a bad place for the Wii for a few years now, and well before 2011. It really started cracking its armor outside of Japan about a year later in mid-2009.
 

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It's been said before, but we were very worried about the Wii with SMG's performance in 2007 and even more so after Mario Kart couldn't keep sales up for very long in early 2008. While compared to the "competition" it was still doing "well," it was very worrisome in its performance in Japan. Japan's been a bad place for the Wii for a few years now, and well before 2011. It really started cracking its armor outside of Japan about a year later in mid-2009.
Well I was more talking about worldwide, but yeah, Wii hasn't done gangbusters in Japan for awhile now. That's partly due to the strength of the handheld market and partly due to the software at hand. When did the scale tip towards PS3 in Japan? Was that more than a year ago? Besides, I still think my point stands in comparison to the competition. Otherwise we're just talking about the console market as a whole and not the wii specifically, in which case it was apparent that consoles were taking a backseat to handhelds in japan a long time ago.

In terms of worldwide sales, wii began sliding in 2010 (2009 was actually its biggest year) but didn't fall below is competition until 2011.



which is, like I said, when nintendo stopped supporting the system (with the exception of zelda). I think the downward trend would have probably continued (as to be expected of a console packing tech a decade old in its 5th year and nearly 100 million sold worldwide), but it could have probably been softened if they had, you know, put games out for the darn thing.
 

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When did the scale tip towards PS3 in Japan? Was that more than a year ago?
2008 Wii was approx 3x PS3 in sales
2009 Wii was a couple hundred k more
2010 Wii about a hundred k more
2011 PS3 about double the Wii


2008 to 2009 was Wii dropping about 1/3 and PS3 doubling up. The next couple of years wii slid a little and PS3 stayed about the same. Then 2011 Wii dropped in half and PS3 continued to be relatively steady.
 

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2008 Wii was approx 3x PS3 in sales
2009 Wii was a couple hundred k more
2010 Wii about a hundred k more
2011 PS3 about double the Wii


2008 to 2009 was Wii dropping about 1/3 and PS3 doubling up. The next couple of years wii slid a little and PS3 stayed about the same. Then 2011 Wii dropped in half and PS3 continued to be relatively steady.
Interesting. So it wasn't so much the PS3 picking up steam but rather the wii falling way behind?
 

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Besides, I still think my point stands in comparison to the competition. Otherwise we're just talking about the console market as a whole and not the wii specifically,
Compared to the PS3, it wasn't doing that bad in 2008, no, but I was more referring to what would typically be considered "good" sales. When Mario Kart couldn't keep it above 40K for long in 2008, we sort of knew things were bad. Most just chalk that up to handhelds pushing out consoles, but I don't think the console market is that lacking in potential in Japan. It's just the way the generation went, the console that should've taken up the banner for home systems didn't get the support, so it all went wacky. I'm hopeful if Wii U can get consolidated industry support, even if it's just in ports, that we'll see a resurgence in the console market in Japan. Maybe not to PS2 levels, but better than the doldrums of this generation for the last few years. :(
 

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In 2010, Wii had a pretty good software lineup, including SMG2 and DKCR

In 2011, Wii had almost nothing.
 

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Looks like Sumioni bombed on PSN.

http://www.psnstores.com/2012/03/gravity-daze-has-a-strong-opening-famitsu-best-10/

01. [PSV] Gravity Daze
02. [PSP] Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki
03. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey
04. [PSP] World Neverland Qukria Kingdom Stories
05. [PSV] Kyokugen Dasshutsu Adv: Zennin Shibo Desu
06. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
07. [PSV] Tales of Innocence R
08. [PSP] Final Fantasy Type-0
09. [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
10. [PSP] Persona 3 Portable PSP the Best
 

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Level-5's girls oriented RPG is currently not showing signs of an Inazuma Eleven or Professor Layton style hit. Girl's RPG Cinderella Life debuted with just 9,519 sales in its first week. Level-5 may have been expecting much more, as this represented a low 31.03% sell-through.

In its weekly sales analysis report, Media Create notes that the slow start comes despite high profile collaborations Level-5 has been holding. In addition to having celebrities play the game for trailers, characters from manga, anime and even Level-5's own Inazuma Eleven series appear as guest characters in the game.

Media Create also reports a middling sell-through for Sega's Hatsune Miku and Future Stars Project Mirai. The 3DS entry in the series that established its popularity (as far as video games are concerned, at least) on PSP sold 87,000 units in its first week, and 70.73% sell-through. This is lower than the 101,000 units and 93.69% sell-through experienced by the first Hatsune Miku Project Diva game on PSP back in 2009.

There's one bright spot, though. Media Create notes that with the switch to cute Nendoroid-style character designs, Sega is targeting a different audience with the 3DS title. The game appears to have reached a higher female audience in its first week, particularly girls in their high teens. We may end up seeing a longer legged sales pattern for the game.

This week's top seller was One Piece Pirate Musou, which took the top spot for the second week in a row and has now sold a total of 746,000 units. One Piece is now the third best selling PS3 game of all time. The current second best seller, Final Fantasy XIII-2, has sold 795,000 units and most recently placed 31 in Media Create's sales chart, so it's possible that One Piece could become number 2 (behind the original Final Fantasy XIII) in a few weeks
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Didn't know Girls' RPG had a marketing campaign like that. Makes the bomb look even worse.

But, honestly, I don't even know what demographic Girls' RPG is supposed to be aimed at. I'd assume it's aimed at girls but I doubt girls would play hostess sims?

Is this the worst debut of any Level-5 game?
Btw, even in the case of an overall successful performance, I don't think this game should have debuted much better than what it actually did.
 

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Wii began to seriously flounder in 2011 when nintendo stopped put out relevant software for the platform. It was doing very well up until then.
Fair to say that DKCR was the last really big success? Or did Kirby do okay enough?
 

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Dengeki Sales, Mar 05 - 11, 2012 (Week 10)

01. (__) [3DS] Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai (SEGA) - 94,697 / 94,697 [ST: ~70% => 135,000]
02. (01) [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors (Bandai Namco) - 91,122 / 759,650 (-86%)
03. (__) [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (Bandai Namco) - 51,681 / 51,681 [ST: ~50% => 103,000]
04. (__) [PS3] Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom) - 50,231 / 50,231 [ST: ~55% => 91,000]
05. (__) [3DS] Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (Konami) - 35,163 / 35,163
06. (02) [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo) - 26,933 / 72,186 (-40%)
07. (06) [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) - 18,206 / 1,564,245 (-10%)
08. (08) [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo) - 16,943 / 1,408,065 (-7%)
09. (07) [3DS] Monster Hunter Tri G (Capcom) - 16,554 / 1,299,791 (-11%)
10. (03) [3DS] Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin (Marvelous AQL) - 16,347 / 126,779 (-45%)
11. (05) [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (Square Enix) - 14,216 / 120,054 (-39%)
12. (__) [3DS] Girl's RPG: Cinderelife (Level 5) - 8,294 / 8,294
13. (09) [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (Bandai Namco) - 8,210 / 88,883 (-53%)
14. (__) [PSV] Unit 13 (SCE) - 8,038 / 8,038
15. (__) [360] Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom) - 7,294 / 7,294
16. (11) [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima - Animal Adventure (FuRyu) - 6,589 / 18,500 (-45%)
17. (10) [PSP] Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (Bandai Namco) - 6,150 / 89,758 (-61%)
18. (17) [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 [PSP the Best] (Capcom) - 6,100 / ? (-4%)
19. (15) [WII] Just Dance Wii (Nintendo) - 5,356 / ? (-19%)
20. (04) [PSP] Great Battle Fullblast (Bandai Namco) - 4,987 / 29,077 (-79%)

*ST: Sell-through => estimated copies shipped.


Other software (first week / LTD):

2009-12-17 [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII [all prices] (Square Enix) - 1,456,000 / 1,909,000
2011-12-15 [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square Enix) - 527,000 / 769,000
2009-07-02 [PSP] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva [all prices] (SEGA) - 103,000 / 327,000
2010-07-29 [PSP] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd [all prices] (SEGA) - 238,000 / 447,000
2011-11-10 [PSP] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Extend (SEGA) - 188,000 / 303,000

http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/469/469172/
http://megalodon.jp/2012-0316-2207-05/news.dengeki.com/soft/ranking/ranking.html

Week 9: 02-27~03-04

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Didn't know Girls' RPG had a marketing campaign like that. Makes the bomb look even worse.

But, honestly, I don't even know what demographic Girls' RPG is supposed to be aimed at. I'd assume it's aimed at girls but I doubt girls would play hostess sims?

Is this the worst debut of any Level-5 game?
Would a guy want to play a hostess sim in which you play as the hostess? ;)

It's aimed at girls and games aimed at girls typically aren't that front loaded. We'll see how it develops.
 

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02./00. [3DS] Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai # <ACT> (Sega) {2012.03.08} (¥6.090) - 86.676 / NEW <70,73%>

12./00. [3DS] Girls RPG: Cinderella Life <SLG> (Level 5) {2012.03.08} (¥4.980) - 9.519 / NEW <31,03%>

21./13. [3DS] Resident Evil: Revelations <ADV> (Capcom) {2012.01.26} (¥5.990)
22./00. [PS3] Birds of Steel <STG> (Konami) {2012.03.08} (¥6.980)
23./25. [WII] Mario Kart Wii <RCE> (Nintendo) {2008.04.10} (¥5.800)
24./27. [WII] Wii Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2010.07.08} (¥4.800)
25./24. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends <ETC> (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} (¥4.800)
26./20. [PS3] Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition <RCE> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2012.02.02} (¥4.980)
27./26. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark <RPG> (Level 5) {2011.12.15} (¥5.800)
28./30. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 <SPT> (Konami) {2011.10.06} (¥7.980)
29./04. [PSP] Great Battle Full Blast # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.03.01} (¥6.280)
30./17. [PSP] Samurai Warriors 3 Z Special <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2012.02.16} (¥6.090)
31./29. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIII-2 # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2011.12.15} (¥7.980) - * / 795.000
32./00. [PSP] Eien no Aseria: The Spirit of Eternity Sword # <RPG> (CyberFront) {2012.03.08} (¥5.040)
33./31. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2010.09.18} (¥4.800)
34./34. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 <SPT> (Konami) {2011.11.03} (¥4.980)
35./14. [PS3] Binary Domain <ACT> (Sega) {2012.02.16} (¥8.390)
36./00. [PS3] Nobunaga's Ambition Online: Houou no Shou # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo) {2012.03.07} (¥8.190)
37./35. [WII] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2011.10.20} (¥5.800)
38./28. [PSP] Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki <RPG> (Konami) {2012.02.09} (¥5.980)
39./12. [PS3] Asura's Wrath <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.02.23} (¥6.990)
40./33. [WII] Kirby's Return to Dream Land <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.10.27} (¥5.800)
41./00. [NDS] Gakuen Hetalia DS # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2012.03.08} (¥5.040)
42./21. [PSP] Nendoroid Generation # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.02.23} (¥6.280)
43./32. [PSV] Gravity Rush <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2012.02.09} (¥5.980)
44./00. [PS3] Blades of Time <ADV> (Konami) {2012.03.08} (¥6.980)
45./00. [PS3] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2011.12.08} (¥7.980)
46./37. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (PlayStation 3 the Best) # <ADV> (Capcom) {2010.11.11} (¥2.990)
47./39. [PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Dubbed Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2011.12.22} (¥7.980)
48./36. [WII] Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2011.12.08} (¥5.800)
49./45. [WII] Family Fishing # <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2011.08.04} (¥5.040)
50./23. [3DS] New Love Plus # <ETC> (Konami) {2012.02.14} (¥6.980)

Top 50

3DS - 14
PS3 - 14
PSP - 8
WII - 8
360 - 2
NDS - 2
PSV - 2

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|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |
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|  ALL  |    851.000 |  1.271.000 |    912.000 |  9.581.000 | 10.513.000 |
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21./13. [3DS] Resident Evil: Revelations <ADV> (Capcom) {2012.01.26} (¥5.990)
25./24. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends <ETC> (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} (¥4.800)
27./26. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark <RPG> (Level 5) {2011.12.15} (¥5.800)
Glad to see RE:R still on the list as well as the other two. All have some sort of some slow legs.