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Media Create Sales: Week 12, 2015 (Mar 16 - Mar 22)

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Those numbers for Revelations 2 look pretty good to me. Don't know how they compare to the main series, but for a sub series that seems pretty decent.
 
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Those numbers for Revelations 2 look pretty good to me. Don't know how they compare to the main series, but for a sub series that seems pretty decent.
There has definitely been a drop in the series opening.

[3DS] Resident Evil: Revelations <ADV> (Capcom) {2012.01.26} (¥5.990) - 146.559 / NEW
 

Takao

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With Mevius FF confirmed to be F2P now, and it looking like the biggest effort S-E has put on mobile so far internally, I think it is safe to say that S-E has abandoned the practice of premium apps entirely, maybe with the exception of outstanding DQ ports, if there are any left.

All new products have been F2P for quite a while now, and their old pricing for games like Chaos Rings and FF Dimensions is all but dead.
this is how square enix saves final fantasy in japan
 

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Was the average prediction for Bloodborne on gaf 120k....seems low.
It's PS4 exclusive right? 120k doesn't seem too low for that.

Were the other Soul games system sellers, or did they more sell to the already existing PS3 userbase?
 

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It's PS4 exclusive right? 120k doesn't seem too low for that.

Were the other Soul games system sellers, or did they more sell to the already existing PS3 userbase?
[PS3] Demon's Souls (SCE) 39,689 / NEW
[PS3] Dark Souls <RPG> (From Software) {2011.09.22} (¥7.800) - 279.567 / NEW <90,09%>
[PS3] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) - 255.197 / NEW <90,19%>
[360] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) - 5.950 / NEW
For both Dark Souls the PS3 hardware sales were pretty similar to the previous week (36k -> 39k, 12k -> 14k), so no it's not a big system seller. Bloodborne is in a different situation though, being an exclusive earlier in the console life like Demon's Souls but with an established brand behind it.

However, I can't see any valid reason of why Bloodborne's FW should be close to any of the Dark Souls considering the install base
 
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For both Dark Souls the PS3 hardware sales were pretty similar to the previous week (36k -> 39k, 12k -> 14k), so no it's not a big system seller. Bloodborne is in a different situation though, being an exclusive earlier in the console life like Demon's Souls but with an established brand behind it.
Thanks.

However, I can't see any valid reason of why Bloodborne's FW should be close to any of the Dark Souls considering the install base
I don't really either. I can see it having some legs though, and growing as more people pick up PS4s.
 

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So, Bravely Second; the game is not having much pre-orders (e.g. Comgnet, Amazon) so it seems there's not much anticipation. At first, I thought the game could have opened as high as 200-250k units, given the good WOM of the first one and its sales (also the sales of the revised version). Now, it seems it might debut as the first one...? Why so? There might be two reasons: the sequel is coming too late (2 years and a half after the first one); and the fact that there have recently been a lot of games targeted towards a similar fanbase, so perhaps people are waiting to start preordering.
 

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Dengeki Sales: Week 12, 2015 (Mar 16 - Mar 22)

01./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy Type-0 HD (Square Enix) {2015.03.19} - 89.887 / NEW <50%>
02./00. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Capcom) {2015.03.19} - 76.818 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Battlefield: Hardline (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} - 68.189 / NEW <75%>
04./00. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} - 41.370 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Capcom) {2015.03.19} - 39.050 / NEW
06./01. [PS3] Yakuza 0 (SEGA) {2015.03.12} - 33.425 / 178.884 (-77%)
07./00. [PS3] Battlefield: Hardline (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} - 27.839 / NEW <45%>
08./03. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} - 24.039 / 97.295 (-67%)
09./00. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 3: Deluxe Package (SEGA) {2015.03.19} - 23.680 / NEW
10./05. [WIU] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} - 22.370 / 73.295 (-56%)
11./02. [PS4] Yakuza 0 (SEGA) {2015.03.12} - 17.514 / 109.671 (-81%)
12./00. [3DS] PriPara & Pretty Rhythm: PriPara Detsuka Eruoshare Item 1450! (Takara Tomy Arts) {2015.03.19} - 17.126 / NEW
13./06. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} - 15.379 / 433.451 (-52%)
14./11. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} - 12.747 / 2.574.581 (+1%)
15./08. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora Mask 3D (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} - 11.211 / 399.288 (-28%)
16./09. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} - 7.659 / 305.633 (-43%)
17./07. [3DS] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!! (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} - 7.415 / 30.985 (-69%)
18./00. [3DS] Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Nintendo) {2015.03.19} - 7.315 / NEW
19./12. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} - 6.861 / 302.508 (-39%)
20./04. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: All Star After Secret (Broccoli) {2015.03.12} - 6.575 / 73.358 (-90%)
21./14. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} - 6.333 / 2.193.887 (-8%)
22./00. [PSV] Irotoridori no Sekai: World's End Re-Birth (HuneX) {2015.03.19} - 5.629 / NEW
23./16. [3DS] Etrian Mystery Dungeon (Atlus) {2015.03.05} - 4.694 / 76.163 (-26%)
24./18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4G (Capcom) {2014.10.11} - 4.675 / 2.531.104 (-19%)
25./17. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo) {2015.03.05} - 4.583 / 24.366 (-24%)
26./22. [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon) {2014.11.21} - 4.083 / 1.461.715 (-18%)
27./24. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 3.844 / 931.951 (-9%)
28./31. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} - 3.633 / 3.822.045 (+23%)
29./25. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby (Pokemon) {2014.11.21} - 3.539 / 1.273.908 (-16%)
30./26. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} - 3.489 / 625.198 (-17%)
31./27. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Uchuu Eiyuuki (FuRyu) {2015.03.05} - 3.044 / 11.277 (-22%)
32./28. [PS3] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.05} - 2.926 / 93.195 (-24%)
33./10. [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 (Koei Tecmo Games) {2015.03.12} - 2.723 / 15.438 (-79%)
34./13. [PSV] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Iki (Kaga Create) {2015.03.12} - 2.671 / 12.334 (-72%)
35./00. [WIU] Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Nintendo) {2015.03.19} - 2.444 / NEW
36./21. [3DS] Nanatsu no Taizai: The Seven Deadly Sins - Unjust Sin (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.11} - 2.161 / 52.943 (-58%)
37./34. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) {2014.12.11} - 2.122 / 161.826 (+2%)
38./15. [PS3] Winning Post 8 2015 (Koei Tecmo Games) {2015.03.12} - 2.106 / 8.500 (-67%)
39./38. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso (Level 5) {2014.07.10} - 2.100 / 1.492.150 (+14%)
40./00. [PSV] Muramasa Rebirth + Genroku Kaikitan DLC Zen Shihen Product Code Iri Package (Marvelous) {2015.03.19} - 2.094 / NEW
41./39. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} - 2.039 / 1.648.041 (+13%)
42./37. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 2.017 / 2.383.726 (+2%)
43./19. [PS4] Evolve (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.03.05} - 1.950 / 23.969 (-64%)
44./32. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V - Bargain Edition (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} - 1.878 / 113.633 (-16%)
45./41. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} - 1.872 / 671.047 (+15%)
46./35. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.05} - 1.800 / 65.665 (-12%)
47./36. [WIU] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo) {2015.01.22} - 1.728 / 72.417 (-14%)
48./20. [PSV] Winning Post 8 2015 (Koei Tecmo Games) {2015.03.12} - 1.694 / 7011 (-68%)
49./43. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} - 1.667 / 489.484 (+12%)
50./00. [XB1] Battlefield: Hardline (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} - 1.569 / NEW

TOP50

3DS 19
Vita 9
PS4 8
PS3 7
Wii U 5
XB1 1
PSP 1

SOFTWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2014   | FY (%)  |
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| PS4   | 240.118   | 31.80%   | 2.528.578  | 6.50%   |
| PS3   | 181.359   | 24.00%   | 6.311.526  | 16.20%  |
| 3DS   | 147.417   | 19.50%   | 21.292.389 | 54.70%  |
| Vita  | 129.455   | 17.10%   | 4.893.038  | 12.60%  |
| Wii U | 42.144    | 5.60%    | 3.035.235  | 7.80%   |
| PSP   | 10.927    | 1.40%    | 732.221    | 1.90%   |
| XB1   | 4.002     | 0.50%    | 132.188    | 0.30%   |
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| Total | 755.422   | 100.00%  | 38.925.175 | 100.00% |
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HARDWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2014  | FY (%)  |
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| PS4   | 43.814    | 40.50%   | 755.874   | 13.50%  |
| 3DS   | 27.884    | 25.80%   | 3.010.856 | 53.80%  |
| Vita  | 23.063    | 21.30%   | 892.685   | 15.90%  |
| PS3   | 6.685     | 6.20%    | 325.767   | 5.80%   |
| Wii U | 6.423     | 5.90%    | 563.793   | 10.10%  |
| XB1   | 386       | 0.40%    | 48.877    | 0.90%   |
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| Total | 108.255   | 100.00%  | 5.597.852 | 100.00% |
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*FY 2014 refers to the period from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015

Dengeki Sales: Week 11, 2015 (Mar 09 - Mar 15)

Dengeki Sales Archive
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Fisico

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Dengeki Sales: Week 12, 2015 (Mar 16 - Mar 22)
50./00. [XB1] Battlefield: Hardline (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} - 1.569 / NEW

SOFTWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2014   | FY (%)  |
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| XB1   | 4.002     | 0.50%    | 132.188    | 0.30%   |
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Eh, that leaves 2.433 copies for Type-0, Revelations 2 and... everything else.
 
So, Bravely Second; the game is not having much pre-orders (e.g. Comgnet, Amazon) so it seems there's not much anticipation. At first, I thought the game could have opened as high as 200-250k units, given the good WOM of the first one and its sales (also the sales of the revised version). Now, it seems it might debut as the first one...? Why so? There might be two reasons: the sequel is coming too late (2 years and a half after the first one); and the fact that there have recently been a lot of games targeted towards a similar fanbase, so perhaps people are waiting to start preordering.
I feel it's much more likely due to it looking like a really low effort sequel with a minimal budget.

It uses the same world map, is visually identical, has a ton of the same bosses in the same outfits (which raises the concern they're the same fights), and they even look to clone smaller things like the town and hint system in a fairly straightforward manner.

It feels much more like Bravely 1.5 than Bravely Second.

It's as if Square greenlit a sequel out of obligation, but didn't really care about the product.
 
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I feel it's much more likely due to it looking like a really low effort sequel with a minimal budget.

It uses the same world map, is visually identical, has a ton of the same bosses in the same outfits (which raises the concern they're the same fights), and they even look to clone smaller things like the town and hint system in a fairly straightforward manner.

It feels much more like Bravely 1.5 than Bravely Second.

It's as if Square greenlit a sequel out of obligation, but didn't really care about the product.
Yes, the more I heard about the game the more it appeared that way. You can tell SQE has made a full push to mobile over the last two years.
 
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50% price collapse will also come soon.
What does SQE have besides FF, just DQ right?

People are delusional if they think SQE would release DQ 12 as a PS4 game. I can see a 3DS version that is ported to everything, but not an exclusive.

They aren't gonna pass up on the 3DS install base.
 

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I feel it's much more likely due to it looking like a really low effort sequel with a minimal budget.

It uses the same world map, is visually identical, has a ton of the same bosses in the same outfits (which raises the concern they're the same fights), and they even look to clone smaller things like the town and hint system in a fairly straightforward manner.

It feels much more like Bravely 1.5 than Bravely Second.

It's as if Square greenlit a sequel out of obligation, but didn't really care about the product.
I don't know how much this might impact sales. I mean, it's a direct sequel but also has new characters, new jobs, new towns in the world-map and they also implied the Moon might be an element of the story. This is perhaps how people would like a direct sequel to be, instead of a complete revamp of everything, scared they might not like the final product.

So I'd rule out the similarity with BD, honestly. Probably SQEX greenlited the sequel without caring about it too much, but Western sales were pointed out as a proof that gamers still like traditional jRPGs, therefore it might be more advertised in the West. It'd be hilarious if the game would sell better in the West and less in Japan.
 

lherre

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What does SQE have besides FF, just DQ right?

People are delusional if they think SQE would release DQ 12 as a PS4 game. I can see a 3DS version that is ported to everything, but not an exclusive.

They aren't gonna pass up on the 3DS install base.
First they have to release DQ 11 so we will see :p
 

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I feel it's much more likely due to it looking like a really low effort sequel with a minimal budget.

It uses the same world map, is visually identical, has a ton of the same bosses in the same outfits (which raises the concern they're the same fights), and they even look to clone smaller things like the town and hint system in a fairly straightforward manner.

It feels much more like Bravely 1.5 than Bravely Second.

It's as if Square greenlit a sequel out of obligation, but didn't really care about the product.
For something that was a surprise hit they sure didn't give a shit. It's clear someone at Square Enix must love the game and has been doing everything in their power to keep it going on a shoestring budget but SE's management is clearly too busy looking at mobile with yen signs in their eyes to care that there's something worthwhile outside that.
 

Pennywise83

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For something that was a surprise hit they sure didn't give a shit. It's clear someone at Square Enix must love the game and has been doing everything in their power to keep it going on a shoestring budget but SE's management is clearly too busy looking at mobile with yen signs in their eyes to care that there's something worthwhile outside that.
The game also sold 1m worldwide, and probably on par with a game like LR:FFXIII, so there might be some interests in keep the series going.
 

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I agree that Bravely Second is seeing a lack of excitement because there really isn't much to be excited about. The people who are most excited about it are probably the ones who have been in on the series since the start and want more of the same. It's not a groundbreaking series nor does it do anything particularly unique, it's an extremely safe "traditional" RPG and that's about it. I don't see it having much growth potential in Japan unless S-E wants to actually spend on it.

The game also sold 1m worldwide, and probably on par with a game like LR:FFXIII, so there might be some interests in keep the series going.
Well the people making LR:FFXIII are now making a F2P mobile game. So I guess that lines up with how S-E isn't interested in investing that much on teams who can "only" produce 1 million in sales.
 

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The game also sold 1m worldwide, and probably on par with a game like LR:FFXIII, so there might be some interests in keep the series going.
Clearly there is, but "For the Sequel" was literally begging for money in the title. And what was up with that SP potion crap? That was like the most shoehorned thing ever probably to fulfill some sort of requirements from higher up. The fact that Bravely Second looks like it's pulling a Majora Mask and recycling all the assets even after all that is pretty telling. It's someone's pet project, but not anything Square wants to capitalize on.
 

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I wonder when stores will stop to sell Xbox One and when publishers will simply not launch Xbox One versions of multiplat tittles.

The system is dead and I doubt Microsoft will spend money to change the situation.
 

Pennywise83

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Well the people making LR:FFXIII are now making a F2P mobile game. So I guess that lines up with how S-E isn't interested in investing that much on teams who can "only" produce 1 million in sales.
I suspect LR:FFXIII was much more costly to produce, though. Of course SQEX is interested in mobile gaming, but wasn't a recent presentation of the company pointing out that mid-sized games were also considered, and that BD showed how there are still people wanting to play traditional jRPGs?

Clearly there is, but "For the Sequel" was literally begging for money in the title. And what was up with that SP potion crap? That was like the most shoehorned thing ever probably to fulfill some sort of requirements from higher up. The fact that Bravely Second looks like it's pulling a Majora Mask and recycling all the assets even after all that is pretty telling. It's someone's pet project, but not anything Square wants to capitalize on.
I do agree that at the beginning SQEX didn't see much interested in funding a sequel (that's the also the reason why the game is coming out late). But I think SQEX might more interested right now, given the success of the game worldwide; perhaps, this time it will be SQEX to distribute the game over here.
 

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I suspect LR:FFXIII was much more costly to produce, though. Of course SQEX is interested in mobile gaming, but wasn't a recent presentation of the company pointing out that mid-sized games were also considered, and that BD showed how there are still people wanting to play traditional jRPGs?
I'm pretty sure when a publisher like S-E talks about mid-sized games, they're in fact referring to stuff like LR:FFXII, Nier, Drakengard 3, etc. Something like BD probably isn't even a blip on the radar. They're happy that it sold well overseas, but that's about it.
 

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This week's releases {2015.03.26}
[PS4] Bloodborne # <RPG> (Sony Computer Entertainment) (¥7.452)
[PS4] [PS3] [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥8.424) (¥8.424) (¥7.344)
[3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest <ACT> (Square Enix) (¥6.264)
[PSV] [PS3] Sword Art Online: Lost Song # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥6.664) (¥7.690)
[PS3] [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) (¥8.208) (¥7.538)
[PS4] Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance # <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) (¥7.776)
[PSV] [PS4] Senran Kagura Estival Versus # <ACT> (Marvelous) (¥7.538) (¥8.618)
[PS4] [PS3] [PSV] Kagero: Mou Hitori no Princess # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥7.344) (¥7.344) (¥6.264)
[3DS] Kuroko's Basketball: Ties to Future <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥6.145)
 

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While we wait for hiska-kun / Takao / whoever wants to post last month Famitsu's monthly Top 30 and digital top 10, there are two datas for 3DS, from BriBri's blog

http://www.japanese3ds.com/post/114598706394

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D - 16,602
Box Boy! - 14,168
Adding from Hokanko

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V: Tag Team Special [PSP] 34,000
Minecraft [PSV] 33,000
Something for PS3 at 18,000 (don't know what)
God Eater 2: Rage Burst [PSV] 18,000 (7.6% of overall sales)
God Eater 2: Rage Burst [PS4] 6,800 (17.5% of overall sales)
If I'm seeing right, the blog says that PS4 digital SKUs tend to have an higher split on overall sales compared to PSVita
Far Cry 4, a Cero Z game, with digital sales representing 10.4% of overall sales, maybe (there's a question mark at the end of the sentence)

The rest is pretty difficult to comprehend, especially if you're trying to do that with Google Translator.

EDIT: hiska-kun, good work as always with pics from shops, especially today...i.e. one of the most crowded days in recent memory. But where's our Famitsu monthly charts ;_;
 

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Poor Asano. BS could have grown from BD if they had the time and budget. Hopefully the quality is very high and it can have some legs.

Might not even get Bravely Third
 

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It's PS4 exclusive right? 120k doesn't seem too low for that.

Were the other Soul games system sellers, or did they more sell to the already existing PS3 userbase?
It end with 176 points on comg store so i think it can do 150k
Yes it is. I'm expecting 150k FW at the very least. It has good pre order numbers.

Yes, the more I heard about the game the more it appeared that way. You can tell SQE has made a full push to mobile over the last two years.
and PS4.

The game also sold 1m worldwide, and probably on par with a game like LR:FFXIII, so there might be some interests in keep the series going.
Its SE. 1 million probably is not enough for them to justify significant investment in the franchise. If BD2 declines over the first one then that could be it for the franchise.
 

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I'm pretty sure when a publisher like S-E talks about mid-sized games, they're in fact referring to stuff like LR:FFXII, Nier, Drakengard 3, etc. Something like BD probably isn't even a blip on the radar. They're happy that it sold well overseas, but that's about it.
Why do you think Drakengard 3 should considered mid-sized while Bravely Default not? Honestly, it seems Drakengard 3 started as a PSP project, and technically seems a very low-budget one; I might be wrong, of course.

As for "that's about it", than I don't see the point, for example, to keep releasing games in the Theathrhythm series (and localize them), for example. I don't believe SQEX strategy will only be about either AAA projects or mobile games, and as far as I read in one of the last presentations, there should be space for mid-sized console games.

Its SE. 1 million probably is not enough for them to justify significant investment in the franchise. If BD2 declines over the first one then that could be it for the franchise.
Is really 1m not enough for a new IP in the jRPG genre worldwide, and of course not a big investment? It's basically the best-selling new IP on dedicated devices by SQEX since... KH? Or probably Drakengard sold more than 600k worldwide?
 

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I feel it's much more likely due to it looking like a really low effort sequel with a minimal budget.

It uses the same world map, is visually identical, has a ton of the same bosses in the same outfits (which raises the concern they're the same fights), and they even look to clone smaller things like the town and hint system in a fairly straightforward manner.

It feels much more like Bravely 1.5 than Bravely Second.

It's as if Square greenlit a sequel out of obligation, but didn't really care about the product.
Oh that sounds really disappointing. So a bit like FFX-2 in terms of map/world reuse?
 

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Yes, it seems downloads were good; this also shows how the number of downloads might be meaningless per se when evaluating the success of a F2P game.
yes, cause the game is shit, you can miss most of the change shifts and you win anyway...
I don't know if they fixed that, but I signed the beta and also played around one month after it became public available and I remember one time I won a race just keeping the first gear.....
the only important thing was the start, if you did a perfect start you finished first even if you didn't do anything until the end (also tried this)

that's not what it is supposed to be a "rhythm game", people took a look cause it was free, it was Initial D, but I wonder how much time did they play after realizing how poor it was made