Media Create Sales: Week 12, 2011 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)

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Xater said:
Does somebody have the sales data for Gundam Musou 3 for me? I was wondering how that performed compared to Dynasty Warriors 7.
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Game 1: [PS3] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.16} - 185.908 / 331.682
Game 2: [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7 (Koei Tecmo) {2011.03.10} - 253.090 / 357.113


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|    |       Game 1       |       Game 2       |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|
|Week|  Weekly |    LTD   |  Weekly |    LTD   |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|
|  1 |  185.908|   185.908|  253.090|   253.090|
|  2 |   59.559|   245.467|   67.475|   320.565|
|  3 |   43.283|   288.750|   36.548|   357.113|
|  4 |   30.128|   318.878|         |          |
|  5 |   12.804|   331.682|         |          |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|
| LTD|         |   331.682|         |   357.113|
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[Nintex] said:
I think both Nintendo and Sony are stupid. I personally love the 3DS and the idea that we'll soon be able to play HD AAA games on the go with the NGP but they're both stupid for ignoring the low-end handheld market that made the Game Boy/DS and now PSP(in Japan) take off like crazy.
PSP was very high end when it was released (and still impresses to this day) so not sure what you mean, the DS was a big jump over the GBA as well.
 
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expy said:
Don't even think MH 3DS will push a significant amount of units. There's a cheaper alternative to playing MH on a portable in Japan already.
...so you're saying that the enormous MH fanbase will simply stop buying new MHP games? Because MHP is moving to (a) newer, more expensive platform(s) one way or another.

As usual, charlequin put it better below:

charlequin said:
What constitutes "brand new" and "fully fledged"? Monster Hunter is a herd-mentality game and a large portion of the fanbase is likely to adopt whatever the new hotness is so they can keep up with their friends who are also doing so.

I mean, certainly if they released an exact port of MHP3 with no added features or functionality, I doubt you'd see much movement, but if they did the equivalent of a MHP3G I'd find it implausible that everyone would ignore it simply because it was on a new system.
 
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Chris1964 said:
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Game 1: [PS3] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.16} - 185.908 / 331.682
Game 2: [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7 (Koei Tecmo) {2011.03.10} - 253.090 / 357.113


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|    |       Game 1       |       Game 2       |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|
|Week|  Weekly |    LTD   |  Weekly |    LTD   |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|
|  1 |  185.908|   185.908|  253.090|   253.090|
|  2 |   59.559|   245.467|   67.475|   320.565|
|  3 |   43.283|   288.750|   36.548|   357.113|
|  4 |   30.128|   318.878|         |          |
|  5 |   12.804|   331.682|         |          |
|----|---------|----------|---------|----------|
| LTD|         |   331.682|         |   357.113|
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Thanks.

So by week 3 DW7 already outsold Gundam Musou 3. I guess the mainline series still has more pull. Might also be because I heard that it has a big female fanbase which I guess is not that into a Gundam title.
 
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Magicpaint said:
Yep, unless a potential MH 3DS is brand new and full fledged (highly unlikely), I don't think it'll effect system sales much.
What constitutes "brand new" and "fully fledged"? Monster Hunter is a herd-mentality game and a large portion of the fanbase is likely to adopt whatever the new hotness is so they can keep up with their friends who are also doing so.

I mean, certainly if they released an exact port of MHP3 with no added features or functionality, I doubt you'd see much movement, but if they did the equivalent of a MHP3G I'd find it implausible that everyone would ignore it simply because it was on a new system.
 
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charlequin said:
What constitutes "brand new" and "fully fledged"? Monster Hunter is a herd-mentality game and a large portion of the fanbase is likely to adopt whatever the new hotness is so they can keep up with their friends who are also doing so.

I mean, certainly if they released an exact port of MHP3 with no added features or functionality, I doubt you'd see much movement, but if they did the equivalent of a MHP3G I'd find it implausible that everyone would ignore it simply because it was on a new system.
Yeah, you've got me thinking. Like MHP2G was an expansion of MHP2 and that sold even more. I guess I am not convinced that the people who are enjoying the MHP games on PSP will buy a 3DS. It's one thing jumping into new installments on the same system as was the case with MHP -> MHP2G, but I don't know how appealing it is for a MHP fan to buy a new, fairly expensive system for, say, an expansion of MHP3 (and certainly not for a direct port).
 
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AniHawk said:
stop it.

stop it.
What is your problem? I'm interested in how all the platformers stack up against each other. There used to be a chart with all the mario games, and I see nothing wrong with putting DK and Kirby on there as well. If you think it's DKCR is never going to pass Galaxy, that's fine (I don't know where Galaxy's sales are at, which is why I asked).
 
Spiegel said:
Joshua, are you going to bring back the posts of hardware sales in terms of other hardwares?
Oh yeah. cvxfreak and I even brought that up a month ago.

After 4 chart weeks, 3DS is where DS was at 2.3 weeks (December 12, 2004), where GBA was at 1.4 weeks (March 28, 2001), where Wii was at 3.7 weeks (December 22, 2006), where PSP was at 7.9 weeks (January 29, 2005), and where PS2 was at 1.7 weeks (March 10, 2000).



AniHawk said:
stop it.

stop it.
 
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charlequin said:
What constitutes "brand new" and "fully fledged"? Monster Hunter is a herd-mentality game and a large portion of the fanbase is likely to adopt whatever the new hotness is so they can keep up with their friends who are also doing so.

I mean, certainly if they released an exact port of MHP3 with no added features or functionality, I doubt you'd see much movement, but if they did the equivalent of a MHP3G I'd find it implausible that everyone would ignore it simply because it was on a new system.
If MHP3G is releasing before, say, Spring 2012 (highly likely), it wouldn't make financial sense for Capcom to release it as a 3DS exclusive. And if it's coming to psp too it won't make a difference for the 3DS

But with Capcom betting high on the success of the 3DS and some comments from Capcom about MH switching to nextgen portables I guess no one should be surprised if there's an exclusive MHP for the 3DS in the next 12 months.

That's one of the first things I'd have secured if I was Nintendo.

JoshuaJSlone said:
Oh yeah. cvxfreak and I even brought that up a month ago.

After 4 chart weeks, 3DS is where DS was at 2.3 weeks (December 12, 2004), where GBA was at 1.4 weeks (March 28, 2001), where Wii was at 3.7 weeks (December 22, 2006), where PSP was at 7.9 weeks (January 29, 2005), and where PS2 was at 1.7 weeks (March 10, 2000).

Awesome. Thanks.
 
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JoshuaJSlone said:
Oh yeah. cvxfreak and I even brought that up a month ago.

After 4 chart weeks, 3DS is where DS was at 2.3 weeks (December 12, 2004), where GBA was at 1.4 weeks (March 28, 2001), where Wii was at 3.7 weeks (December 22, 2006), where PSP was at 7.9 weeks (January 29, 2005), and where PS2 was at 1.7 weeks (March 10, 2000).
Thanks, I love these posts.
 
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kame-sennin said:
What is your problem? I'm interested in how all the platformers stack up against each other. There used to be a chart with all the mario games, and I see nothing wrong with putting DK and Kirby on there as well. If you think it's DKCR is never going to pass Galaxy, that's fine (I don't know where Galaxy's sales are at, which is why I asked).
Don't take it seriously or offensively. Anihawk just hates DKCR and likes SMG2.
 

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Road said:
Latest delay:

Media-Create 2011 Game Hakusho was delayed to 04/07 (it was initially coming out 03/30).


Just throwing it out there, in case there's a wealthy Gaffer or lurker with 500 dollars laying around.
Golden Week it is then for geimin.

Edit: White Paper 2008 is sold out. How many do they print anyway? 1000?
 
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schuelma said:
A lot of interesting discussion. Frankly, this generation currently winding down in Japan has taught me that it is very difficult to make concrete pronouncements about system momentum. I *think* the 3DS will be fine, but I also imagine this isn't Nintendo's ideal launch.
Maybe trying to give third parties a good chunk of the software launch lineup wasn't that of a good idea.

Also nintendo launch slots could have ben filled with more appropiate IP's...., maybe they thought they could sell the system with the name alone for the first weeks...
 
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Magicpaint said:
Yeah, you've got me thinking. Like MHP2G was an expansion of MHP2 and that sold even more. I guess I am not convinced that the people who are enjoying the MHP games on PSP will buy a 3DS. It's one thing jumping into new installments on the same system as was the case with MHP -> MHP2G, but I don't know how appealing it is for a MHP fan to buy a new, fairly expensive system for, say, an expansion of MHP3 (and certainly not for a direct port).
Well, it being an expensive system is definitely an issue. But again, millions and millions of people bought PSPs specifically to play Monster Hunter. :p

Spiegel said:
If MHP3G is releasing before, say, Spring 2012 (highly likely), it wouldn't make financial sense for Capcom to release it as a 3DS exclusive.
Well, I didn't think it made sense to bring Monster Hunter to 3DS at all because it's not helpful to dilute the market of a local-co-op game with two different platform SKUs and they could probably just wait it out on PSP until NGP comes out and transition directly to that platform. But I don't think if they did put a 3DS MH out that it'd tank or anything.
 

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Different situations but it's funny we might have something similar again.

2006 53 {2006.12.25 - 2006.12.31} 01. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 633.084 / 633.084
2007 01 {2007.01.01 - 2007.01.07} 01. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 247.558 / 880.642
2007 02 {2007.01.08 - 2007.01.14} 04. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 47.689 / 928.331
2007 03 {2007.01.15 - 2007.01.21} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 11.249 / 939.580
2007 04 {2007.01.22 - 2007.01.28} 02. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 96.496 / 1.036.076
2007 05 {2007.01.29 - 2007.02.04} 04. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 58.116 / 1.094.192
2007 06 {2007.02.05 - 2007.02.11} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 8.774 / 1.102.966
2007 07 {2007.02.12 - 2007.02.18} 05. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 43.987 / 1.146.953
2007 08 {2007.02.19 - 2007.02.25} 07. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 39.419 / 1.186.372
2007 09 {2007.02.26 - 2007.03.04} 08. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 31.169 / 1.217.541
2007 10 {2007.03.05 - 2007.03.11} 07. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 30.215 / 1.247.756
2007 11 {2007.03.12 - 2007.03.18} 12. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 19.646 / 1.267.402
2007 12 {2007.03.19 - 2007.03.25} 13. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 20.912 / 1.288.314
2007 13 {2007.03.26 - 2007.04.01} 21. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 17.329 / 1.305.643
2007 14 {2007.04.02 - 2007.04.08} 27. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 11.395 / 1.317.038
2007 15 {2007.04.09 - 2007.04.15} 28. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 8.849 / 1.325.887
2007 16 {2007.04.16 - 2007.04.22} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 8.263 / 1.334.150
2007 17 {2007.04.23 - 2007.04.29} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 10.000 / 1.344.000
2007 18 {2007.04.30 - 2007.05.06} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 13.000 / 1.357.408

2007 26 {2007.06.25 - 2007.07.01} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 0 / 1.398.449

2007 52 {2007.12.24 - 2007.12.30} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 0 / 1.458.149

2008 27 {2008.06.30 - 2008.07.06} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 0 / 1.467.179

2009 28 {2009.07.06 - 2009.07.12} 00. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (Square Enix) {2006.12.28} - 0 / 1.467.179
 
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Denki sale through numbers;

FF4 - 80%
Gundam 3ds - 30%

Road said:
Latest delay:

Media-Create 2011 Game Hakusho was delayed to 04/07 (it was initially coming out 03/30).


Just throwing it out there, in case there's a wealthy Gaffer or lurker with 500 dollars laying around.
Just checked, I'll be able to be able to browse a copy through special order(don't get to keep it though)

So if anything you want from there that doesn't take tens of hours for me to do I should be able to help out.
 
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YEAH NIS!

I'm sure Sang site will upload the details in english very soon, but due to great SMASHING success of disagea 4, NIS has revised their earnings way way up.

It's nice to know we will be able to have quality fun time with NIS for years to come.

- Rearranged the company so they plan to release 4 titles a year now;.
- Problems with an outsourced developer cause them to cancel a game and made their profits not look as nice this quarter.
 

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FINALFANTASYDOG said:
Just checked, I'll be able to be able to browse a copy through special order(don't get to keep it though)

So if anything you want from there that doesn't take tens of hours for me to do I should be able to help out.
If you really want to spend that amount of money when you get it post a scan with the table of contents and you'll pm'ed for the rest.

You don't have to do anything, we'll do the rest.
 

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21. / 28. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (Level 5) {2010.12.16}
22. / 09. [NDS] Powerful Golf (Konami) {2011.03.17}
23. / 31. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (w/ Remote Plus) (Nintendo) {2010.11.11}
24. / 32. [NDS] Magician's Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery (Konami) {2010.11.11}
25. / 39. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) {2009.10.01}
26. / 17. [3DS] Winning Eleven 3DSoccer (Konami) {2011.02.26}
27. / 23. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.11.18}
28. / 37. [WII] Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo) {2010.11.25}
29. / 36. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) {2009.06.18}
30. / 25. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {2006.05.25}
31. / 29. [3DS] Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom) {2011.02.26}
32. / 30. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.10.28}
33. / 35. [3DS] Ridge Racer 3D (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.26}
34. / 38. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 3 (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.02}
35. / 34. [WII] Momotaro Railway 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki [Everyone's Recommendation Selection] (Hudson) {2011.01.20}
36. / 21. [PS3] Disgaea 4 (Nippon Ichi Software) {2011.02.24}
37. / 20. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 3 Z (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.10}
38. / 00. [NDS] Ni no Kuni: The Ebony Wizard (Level 5) {2010.12.09}
39. / 19. [PSP] Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenyaku Romantan - Saisen (Bandai Namco) {2011.03.10}
40. / 10. [PSP] Hanaoni: Koisomeru Koku - Eikyuu no Shirushi (Idea Factory) {2011.03.17}
41. / 24. [NDS] Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2 (Capcom) {2011.02.03}
42. / 00. [NDS] Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem (Nintendo) {2010.12.02}
43. / 00. [360] Arcania: Gothic 4 (CyberFront) {2011.03.24}
44. / 49. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! (Bandai Namco) {2010.07.01}
45. / 00. [WII] Super Mario All-Stars (Nintendo) {2010.10.21}
46. / 40. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) {2008.01.31}
47. / 00. [NDS] One Piece: Gigant Battle (Bandai Namco) {2010.09.09}
48. / 00. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo) {2005.12.08}
49. / 41. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition [PlayStation 3 the Best] (Capcom) {2010.11.11}
50. / 45. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed Edition) (Square Enix) {2010.12.16}


NDS - 13
PSP - 11
WII - 11
3DS - 7
PS3 - 7
360 - 1
PS2 - 0


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|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year |        YTD |   Last YTD |            
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|  ALL  |   712.364 |   600.000 | 1.447.298 | 11.825.364 | 14.823.773 |       
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Dengeki Sales, Mar 21 - 27, 2011:

01. / 00. [PSP] Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (Square Enix) - 96,951 / 96,951
02. / 01. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7 (Koei Tecmo) - 39,163 / 386,401
03. / 04. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) - 21,371 / 4,467,293
04. / 00. [3DS] Gundam: The 3D Battle (Bandai Namco) - 21,055 / 21,055
05. / 02. [PSP] Dissidia 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy (Square Enix) - 20,883 / 400,087
06. / 00. [PSP] Gakuen Hetalia Portable (IdeaFactory) - 16,963 / 16,963
07. / 03. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level 5) - 15,411 / 236,478
08. / 05. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinty (SEGA) - 14,228 / 306,177
09. / 07. [PSP] SD Gundam G Generation: World (Bandai Namco) - 10,672 / 327,598
10. / 11. [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo) - 8,978 / 880,091
11. / 16. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 8,375 / ?
12. / 12. [PSP] Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2 (Konami) - 7,458 / 32,843
13. / 08. [PS3] Way of the Samurai 4 (Spike) - 7,456 / 121,021
14. / 10. [3DS] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (Koei Tecmo) - 6,800 / 102,519
15. / 00. [PSP] Classic Dungeon X2 (Nippon Ichi) - 6,765 / 6,765
16. / 24. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) - 6,725 / ?
17. / 14. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends (Nintendo) - 6,440 / 69,070
18. / 13. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever & New Friends (Nintendo) - 6,194 / 77,285
19. / 19. [NDS] Pokemon Black (Pokemon Co.) - 5,989 / ?
20. / 29. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 5,669 / ?


Sell-through
[PSP] Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection ~80%
[3DS] Gundam: The 3D Battle ~30%


Fiscal Year 2010, 2010-03-29~2011-03-27

- Hardware units: 9.28 million (-12.5%)
- Software units: 62.37 million (-10.6%)

- Hardware value: 186.6 billion yen (-15.6%)
- Software value: 327.2 billion yen (-9.6%)

- NDS value: 136.2 billion yen (-34.1%)
- PSP value: 134.9 billion yen (+35.6%)
- WII value: 79.0 billion yen (-32.3%)

- Overall:
-- 2007: 734.4 billion yen
-- 2008: 606.5 billion yen
-- 2009: 582.9 billion yen
-- 2010: 513.8 billion yen


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Hardware | This Week | Last Week |    YTD    |    LTD
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3DS      |    51,694 |    62,462 |   806,849 | 	  806,849
PSP      |    50,764 |    21,666 |   673,785 | 16,974,110
PS3      |    29,235 |    27,681 |   412,444 |  6,504,067
NDS      |    20,093 |    15,082 |   409,169 | 32,296,544
WII      |    12,908 |     9,853 |   282,808 | 11,556,935
360      |     1,942 |     1,460 |    35,691 |  1,481,271
PS2      |     1,208 |     1,133 |    18,384 | 	
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Total    |   167,844 |   139,337 | 2,638,115 |
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Week 12 - 03-14 ~ 03-20
Week 11 - 03-07 ~ 03-13
Week 10 - 02-28 ~ 03-06
Week 9 - 02-21 ~ 02-27
Week 8 - 02-14 ~ 02-20
 

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Fiscal Year 2010, 2010-03-29~2011-03-27

Value:

Hardware: 170.68 billion yen (-21%)
Software: 301.92 billion yen (-9.3%)
Overall: 472.6 billion yen (-13.9%)


Hardware FY unit sales / LTD:

PSP: 2,640,499 / 16,867,853
NDS: 2,523,142 / 32,598,870
PS3: 1,407,126 / 6,341,950
WII: 1,397,498 / 11,534,590
3DS: 801,423 / 801,423
360: 195,563 / 1,448,665


Top 5 software titles:

1 [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) - 5,149,022
2 [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) - 4,372,182
3 [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) - 1,826,857
4 [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (Square Enix) - 1,283,423
5 [WII] Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo) - 956,853
 
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Anyone think the sales of 3DS in Japan might be because the Japanese just don't like 3D that much? Kind of how they're not into FPS games. Yeah, you can turn the 3D off but then it's just a moderately upgraded DS. Nintendo's marketing for the thing is all about the 3D functionality... it's the identity of the system. The west probably likes the 3D more so the sales are doing great.

Another thing is that Nintendo might have thought... hey we can release whatever games with this and it will sell on the DS name alone. I think they should have waited till the Fall so they could get a much better launch line-up and knock the air out of the NGP balloon.
 

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dvolovets said:
I think this kind of thinking, if anything, is behind the comparatively low sales of the 3DS. There sure as hell is a lot of misinformation about it out there.
That's Nintendo's fault.

Maybe they should've connected the dots and seen that every Game Boy after the original lived under its shadow for a reason.

If you're not gonna name your consoles in a linear fashion (PlayStation, PlayStation 2), you gotta change it completely each new generation.

For all I know, the DSi could be the successor to the DS, and not the 3DS.

Awful decision on their part.