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Media Create Sales: Week 10, 2013 (Mar 04 - Mar 10)

Ridley327

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As posted in the other thread

Decent number for Vita, since we must consider there were bundles too. Great number for Soul Sacrifice, it's been quite a while before seeing another SCEJ game debuting with 100k+.

But now there are big problems for Vita. I mean: the future lineup.
Yeah, didn't they stack the whole spring lineup with the expectation that MH4 was going to be there? Not sure how that's going to pan out for them now.
 

DaBoss

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I wouldn't call that stabilising, for now it just looks like a two week spike. We'll still need a few more weeks of data before we can see the real effects the price drop and new releases.
Oh I definitely know it won't stay there for next week. I just wouldn't call this an increase either. So it just remained the same as last week so I said stabilizing. :)
 

Moral Panic

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Vita top of the charts wow.

If Senran Kagura can sell 95K I think SS can sell at least that much.

Vita: 49K
SS: 110K
I was close on SS though I really wanted it to do 140K+

dat WiiU sub 10K again though, Nintendo panic mode can kick in any day now.
 

big youth

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Well, I completely underestimated SS' impact on Vita hardware. Predicted a significant drop this week, but at least I said I wasn't terribly confident in that prediction.

I still don't see any significant lasting impact on Vita's weekly baseline due to the release schedule from here on out, but it might take a bit longer to revert than I had predicted (<15k by end of March, <10K by mid-April).
you predicted a significant hw drop in a week with SS, Tales, days 4-11 of a price drop, and a heavily advertised SS hw bundle?
 

Laguna

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This sales are in line with my prediction in the other thread. PSV 60k and SS 130K.

92k+22k(*2)= 136k

Therefore it failed to make any impact. With this kind of sales 3rd parties won´t be impressed. Even Bravely Default, a game with near to no marketing budget, sold more.

But to make some of you happy. "It sold amazing for Vitas standards".
 

schuelma

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Yeah, didn't they stack the whole spring lineup with the expectation that MH4 was going to be there? Not sure how that's going to pan out for them now.
They have one more week coming up with solid releases- March 20- and then it's largely back to Wii U levels.
 

BronsonLee

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Vita spike continues! It'll level out soon naturally, but the note someone said about selling its YTD in two weeks is hilarity.. And sad
 

MrT-Tar

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Is this the first week that Vita>3DS? It didn't on launch iirc because MH3G released (continently) at the same time
 

Mr Swine

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Wut, Vita has already outsold the 3DS one week before. It was the week before the pricedrop:p Also good numbers. Wonder if Vita will do 55-60k next week also? Could spell some big trouble for Nintendo!
 

darkwing

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Very good opening for Soul Sacrifice, 92k copies in the regular edition and 44k copies in the double pack (22k sold, but there are two copies in each pack). Then there is probably a few thousand in digital download sales on top of that. So around 140k maybe? :)
possibly, for me, getting the digital version of SS would make sense because of its heavy online gameplay
 

metalslimer

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This sales are in line with my prediction in the other thread. PSV 60k and SS 130K.

92k+22k(*2)= 136k

Therefore it failed to make any impact. With this kind of sales 3rd parties won´t be impressed. Even Bravely Default sold more.

But to make some of you happy. "It sold amazing for Vitas standards".
Cant people just be happy its having a few good weeks? Dont know why youre so up in arms
 

Pie and Beans

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So that works out to about 136k for SS if we count double pack as 2 each.
Oh shit, I didn't even think about that!

Haha, Laguna's tongue is burning.
 

crinale

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SS isn't a proven franchise so I'm a little surprised here.
One of the reasons Senran Kagura did well last week was there's TV series being aired right know.
SS didn't have such "media" backup (I don't think kids want to see people's spine ripped off on TV).
 

Aostia

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Very solid numbers for Vita and SS. The "return" is possible, now is clear.
 
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Alright c'mon guys only 10.5 million units to go.

Good on Vita though, hopefully it can keep some momentum going. Once things level out I would hope it can maintain 15-20k weekly.
 

Bullza2o

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The impact of SS was even greater than I thought. Still I didn't expect Vita to overthrow the 3DS for the #1 spot. Great job Vita!
looks like this increase is short-lived, however

Now I hope the same goes for the West, but I think they'll only drop the price when more dudebro games come out like Killzone.
 

GhostTrick

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Am I the only one to think those Vita numbers are a bit underwhelming ? I mean, sure, those numbers sounds good... But the console price droped last week + it had 2 new bundles/colors + Soul Sacrifice, aka the biggest game on Vita for Japan this year.
 

Road

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Uta no Prince-Sama breaking the trend and being a PSP sequel these days that increased in first week sales:

Famitsu {2010-06-24} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama (Broccoli) - 10,432 / 15,519
Famitsu {2010-12-23} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Amazing Aria (Broccoli) - - / 9,661
Famitsu {2011-02-10} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Sweet Serenade (Broccoli) - 6,659 / 9,666
Famitsu {2011-08-11} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Repeat (Broccoli) - 26,036 / 84,613
Famitsu {2011-11-24} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Music (Broccoli) - 45,795 / 59,995
Famitsu {2012-05-24} [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: Debut (Broccoli) - 51,415 / 68,437
Famitsu {2013-03-07} [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star (Broccoli) - 61,661 /

Media Create {2010-12-23} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Amazing Aria (Broccoli) - - / 20,955
Media Create {2011-02-10} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Sweet Serenade (Broccoli) - - / 25,624
Media Create {2011-08-11} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Repeat (Broccoli) - 32,180 / 103,319
Media Create {2011-11-24} [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Music (Broccoli) - 38,918 / 61,316
Media Create {2012-05-24} [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: Debut (Broccoli) - 61,376 / 66,821
Media Create {2013-03-07} [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star (Broccoli) - 67,217 /
 

Father_Brain

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you predicted a significant hw drop in a week with SS, Tales, days 4-11 of a price drop, and a heavily advertised SS hw bundle?
I wasn't convinced SS would sell that well beyond Vita's existing userbase, and thought that most of whatever pent-up demand there was for the hardware would be reflected in last week's numbers. *shrug*
 

DR2K

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Oh look both Vita and 3DS sold well at the same time and no one died in the process.
 

duckroll

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Vita is holding decently for a second week, it'll be fun to see how long the charade can last before it collapses again. Unless Sony has some killer announcements real soon that is.

Soul Sacrifice did about as well as it can given how unappealing and dead the Vita platform is honestly. For an IP of this sort, in a normal healthy platform, I think the reasonable expectation would have been 250-300k for the launch to be considered a solid success in Japan, but as it is, I guess it's not too bad.

Tales of Heart R proves once again that the only people in Japan still buying the terrible looking ports and spinoffs and whatever in the series are likely the same handful of really hardcore fans which number about 50k. The audience for proper Tales games is much larger, but it's interesting to see there are even 50k of these super hardcore people who literally buy anything from the franchise.

Metal Gear Rising looks to eventually break 400k, but it probably won't make it to 500k. The question is whether it can sell out the initial shipment (I think it was 450k or something?), otherwise it's going to be really cheap in Japan really soon. Still, great sales for the title regardless.

Layton 6 is looking to struggle to ever get to 300k, which is really bad for the series. Decline, decline, decline, decline. Time to shake things up. The next game should feature Luke as a professor wandering the world solving mysteries by talking to animals! YES!!!
 

NotLiquid

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Cant people just be happy its having a few good weeks? Dont know why youre so up in arms
Personally I'm happy that it's doing well for now but it's by no means impressive by general standards. I hope it keeps going but I did expect a bit more of a bump - it begs the question how long these numbers will stay if it was only kept slightly on par with last week's numbers.

Animal Crossing still refuses to die.
 

StreetsAhead

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Wut, Vita has already outsold the 3DS one week before. It was the week before the pricedrop:p Also good numbers. Wonder if Vita will do 55-60k next week also? Could spell some big trouble for Nintendo!
The 3DS's biggest debut this week was Doraemon @ 12,000~ copies.

SS is and probably will remain one of the biggest titles for Vita this year. A year which includes Pokemon mainline games and Monster Hunter on it's competition.

Good on them on 'winning' this week, but battles do not win wars.
 

AranhaHunter

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From the other thread

Why isnt the double pack being counted as double copies?
Because it's one SKU. That SKU sold 22k copies.

Vita's HW numbers are great, no way you can spin it without sounding like a troll.

SS numbers are so so, let's see if it has any legs to get up to 300-400k. From what I gather, general impressions have been pretty good.

Let's see the next few weeks. I agree it pushed hardware, but right now that push looks similar to the 3 other times Vita had significant releases.

SS will be a success if it keeps pushing hardware in the weeks ahead.
Indeed.
 

JoeM86

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Yeah, didn't they stack the whole spring lineup with the expectation that MH4 was going to be there? Not sure how that's going to pan out for them now.
That's an exceedingly good point. This is around when MH4 was originally intended for release.

I am glad the Vita has jumped up as it is a nice bit of hardware. The question is, will it stay this way? I don't see it. It doesn't have the compelling software to carry it through the year while the 3DS has Monster Hunter and Pokémon, among others, as the year continues.