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Media Create Sales: Week 14, 2011 (Apr 4 - Apr 10)

Chris1964

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Media Create Sales: Week 14, 2011 (Apr 4 - Apr 10)

01. / 00. [PSP] Earth Defence Force 2 Portable (D3 Publisher) {2011.04.07} - 63.795 / NEW
02. / 01. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional (Square Enix) {2011.03.31} - 42.397 / 205.405 (-74%)
03. / 02. [PSP] Amagami (EBKore+) (Kadokawa Shoten) {2011.03.31} - 23.849 / 93.070 (-66%)
04. / 03. [PSP] Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection (Square Enix) {2011.03.24} - 19.392 / 154.946 (-38%)
05. / 04. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7 (Koei Tecmo) {2011.03.10} - 17.002 / 400.608 (-36%)
06. / 07. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) {2010.12.01} - 12.060 / 4.429.577 (-24%)
07. / 00. [NDS] Kimi ni Todoke: Communicate Feelings (Bandai Namco) {2011.04.07} - 11.229 / NEW
08. / 11. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} - 10.997 / 182.519 (+2%)
09. / 08. [PSP] Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy (Square Enix) {2011.03.03} - 9.484 / 428.619 (-38%)
10. / 10. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity (Sega) {2011.02.24} - 8.822 / 321.241 (-26%)
11. / 16. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) {2010.07.08} - 8.501 / 1.846.434 (+6%)
12. / 13. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level 5) {2011.02.26} - 7.351 / 260.304 (-29%)
13. / 14. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) {2010.09.18} - 7.158 / 5.144.142 (-23%)
14. / 05. [PSP] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (Arc System Works) {2011.03.31} - 6.398 / 30.206 (-73%)
15. / 12. [PS3] Crysis 2 (Electronic Arts) {2011.04.01} - 5.814 / 16.230 (-44%)
16. / 00. [PSP] Are You Alice? (Idea Factory) {2011.04.07} - 5.764 / NEW
17. / 21. [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo) {2010.12.09} - 5.120 / 871.245 (-18%)
18. / 23. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) {2008.04.10} - 5.019 / 3.197.039 (-1%)
19. / 17. [PSP] SD Gundam G Generation: World (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.24} - 4.889 / 296.592 (-38%)
20. / 06. [PS2] Amagami (EBKore+) (Kadokawa Shoten) {2011.03.31} - 4.810 / 22.072 (-72%)

21. / 00. [PSP] Princess Frontier Portable (Alchemist) {2011.04.07}
22. / 19. [PSP] Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2 (Konami) {2011.03.10}
23. / 18. [PS3] Way of the Samurai 4 (Spike) {2011.03.03}
24. / 09. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista 2011 (Bandai Namco) {2011.03.31}
25. / 15. [3DS] Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era (Takara Tomy) {2011.03.31}
26. / 30. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) {2009.12.03}
27. / 25. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.11.18}
28. / 39. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.10.28}
29. / 00. [360] Bullet Soul (5pb.) {2011.04.07}
30. / 32. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (w/ Remote Plus) (Nintendo) {2010.11.11}
31. / 28. [NDS] Digimon Story: Super Xros Wars - Blue / Red (Bandai Namco) {2011.03.03}
32. / 26. [NDS] Magician's Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery (Konami) {2010.11.11}
33. / 34. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) {2009.10.01}
34. / 33. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (Level 5) {2010.12.16}
35. / 35. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {2006.05.25}
36. / 00. [PSP] Garnet Cradle Portable: Kagi no Himiko (Idea Factory) {2011.04.07}
37. / 20. [3DS] Gundam: The 3D Battle (Bandai Namco) {2011.03.24}
38. / 37. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 3 (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.02}
39. / 38. [3DS] Winning Eleven 3DSoccer (Konami) {2011.02.26}
40. / 49. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) {2008.01.31}
41. / 00. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition [PlayStation 3 the Best] (Capcom) {2010.11.11}
42. / 40. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) {2009.06.18}
43. / 36. [NDS] Powerful Golf (Konami) {2011.03.17}
44. / 41. [3DS] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.26}
45. / 46. [WII] Momotaro Railway 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki [Everyone's Recommendation Selection] (Hudson) {2011.01.20}
46. / 42. [WII] Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo) {2010.11.25}
47. / 00. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops (Dubbed Edition) (Square Enix) {2010.12.16}
48. / 45. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS: Dororon! Battle With the Ghouls!! (Bandai Namco) {2010.07.01}
49. / 43. [PS3] Disgaea 4 (Nippon Ichi Software) {2011.02.24}
50. / 00. [360] Eschatos (Qute) {2011.04.07}


PSP - 13
NDS - 10
WII - 10
3DS - 7
PS3 - 7
360 - 2
PS2 - 1


SOFTWARE
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|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year |        YTD |   Last YTD |            
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|  ALL  |   626.000 |   867.019 |   674.803 | 13.318.383 | 16.547.144 |       
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HARDWARE
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|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year |        YTD |   Last YTD |         LTD |            
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|  PSP  |    35.834 |    58.075 |    31.592 |    678.494 |    749.397 |  17.328.706 |      
|  3DS  |    32.910 |    42.979 |         0 |    868.843 |          0 |     868.843 |      
|  PS3  |    22.431 |    27.453 |    28.973 |    405.055 |    492.065 |   6.492.545 |      
|  NDS  |    16.935 |    19.901 |    36.459 |    347.878 |    723.839 |  32.498.577 |      
|  WII  |     8.825 |    10.249 |    25.345 |    227.992 |    552.713 |  11.507.627 |      
|  360  |     1.906 |     1.789 |     3.218 |     33.721 |     46.304 |   1.454.218 |      
|  PS2  |     1.395 |     1.996 |     1.425 |     25.137 |     28.053 |  21.721.229 |      
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|  ALL  |   120.236 |   162.442 |   127.012 |  2.587.120 |  2.592.371 |  91.871.745 |      
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| DSiLL |     8.386 |     9.706 |    19.372 |    179.030 |    369.343 |   2.126.613 |      
|  DSi  |     8.035 |     9.566 |    13.738 |    152.314 |    280.284 |   5.696.038 |      
|  DSL  |       514 |       629 |     3.349 |     16.534 |     74.212 |  18.090.455 |      
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|  PSP  |    35.478 |    57.379 |    29.766 |    664.639 |    725.852 |  17.154.427 |      
| PSPgo |       356 |       696 |     1.826 |     13.855 |     23.545 |     174.279 |      
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Media Create Sales: Week 13, 2011 (Mar 28 - Apr 3)
 

Effect

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The 3DS needs software now. That increase in Nintendogs + Cats is somewhat encouraging.
 
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Chris - do you have the lowest week for software sales on record?

I'll just state the good news I see in this chart

Amagami for the type of game it is, shows nice legs(HAR HAR pun pun)

For a game that supposedly had no 2nd shipment till mid April, and had 96% sell through first week DQMJ2 did nicely.
 

Mrbob

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I see PSP go is at 175K lifetime sales so Sony finally sold through their initial 150K shipment. Do we know how much shipment 2 is? Maybe 50K? Can the PSP Go hit the 200k mark? If it sells 350 a week it can be there in 18 months! Should we set 18 months as the bet line and do over/under? :D Holiday gives a little boost so 17 would make it more interesting!
 

Elios83

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3DS still falling by 10k units each week.
Starting from next week we should see what kind of stable sales it can achieve.
About Wii.......a price cut is definetly being planned sooner rather than later but I think even Nintendo hasn't high hopes, internally they must be thinking about a successor.
At this point I wonder what Square Enix is going to do, by the time DQX is out next year Wii won't have a healthy active user base.
 

kswiston

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Elios83 said:
3DS still falling by 10k units each week.
Starting from next week we should see what kind of stable sales it can achieve.
About Wii.......a price cut is definetly being planned sooner rather than later but I think even Nintendo hasn't high hopes, internally they must be thinking about a successor.
At this point I wonder what Square Enix is going to do, by the time DQX is out next year Wii won't have a healthy active user base.

Wii has been heading towards a 15M LTD for years now. Since at least 2009. A price cut and DQX will boost sales some, but the system is not going to have a reversal of fortunes. The market for home consoles seems to have shrunk a great deal this gen.
 

mclem

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Effect said:
The 3DS needs software now. That increase in Nintendogs + Cats is somewhat encouraging.
If any of the first batch of titles was going to have legs, it was gonna be that one.
 

Saiyar

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kswiston said:
What was PS3's lowest week? There may be some competition.
PS3 was only selling around 2k a week in the run up to the slim launch.
 

apana

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Elios83 said:
3DS still falling by 10k units each week.
Starting from next week we should see what kind of stable sales it can achieve.
About Wii.......a price cut is definetly being planned sooner rather than later but I think even Nintendo hasn't high hopes, internally they must be thinking about a successor.
At this point I wonder what Square Enix is going to do, by the time DQX is out next year Wii won't have a healthy active user base.
Not true, big games will sell. Dragon Quest X for Wii. At best it could be a dual release with Wii 2.
 

zomgbbqftw

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Big fall for PS3, Wii under 10k, and 3DS fail. I wouldn't be surprised if 3DS fell under DS family sales by the end of April. At least until some decent games come out for it.
 

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Elios83 said:
At this point I wonder what Square Enix is going to do, by the time DQX is out next year Wii won't have a healthy active user base.
They are going to keep DQX as Wii-exclusive title. DQ will activate whatever user base it launches to.
 

Mrbob

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I don't think it is fair to compare numbers up to the release of the slim. It is obvious people were holding off buying a PS3 for the new model.
 

gundamkyoukai

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kswiston said:
Wii has been heading towards a 15M LTD for years now. Since at least 2009.
Wii will not get to 15 million LTD in Japan .
Right now it selling 10 000 -20 000 a week it would be lucky to sell 1.5 million this year.
It's LTD is 11.5 million no hope for that .
 

AranhaHunter

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360 only console up from last week. Fuck yeah.
Huge drop for PSP, still supply constrained?
There's a small chance that the Wii-PS3 gap gets to be less than 5 million next week
 

Mrbob

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gundamkyoukai said:
Wii will not get to 15 million LTD in Japan .
Right now it selling 10 000 -20 000 a week it would be lucky to sell 1.5 million this year.
It's LTD is 11.5 million no hope for that .
Key software will help spike sales again but honestly outside of DQX which will give a short term bump I don't know what other Wii exclusives will boost hardware sales.

PS3 now has a steady release of software so it is maintaining average to above average sales. A price drop worldwide should do wonders for PS3. Has the console received a price drop yet in Japan?
 

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apana said:
Not true, big games will sell. Dragon Quest X for Wii. At best it could be a dual release with Wii 2.
DQX and Zelda released on a moribund platform is an anomaly, which leads me to think next Nintendo console will be backward compatible. People could buy a new console to play these in HD.
 

Pureauthor

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I wonder how much DQX will sell when all's said and done.

Also I wonder at what number 3DS sales will stabilize.
 

kswiston

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Road said:
Something absurd like 1000 before the Slim launch.

Wii isn't getting there just yet.

Edit: beaten.

What was the lowest PS3 number before they announced the slim/stopped shipping new fat units? That would be a better comparison.

Also, regarding the size of the console market in Japan. Now that I think about it a little, the shrink this gen isn't going to be THAT great. It's just spread out more this time around. Instead of 22M PS2s and less than 5M for the other two consoles, we'll have ~15M Wiis and over 9-10M PS3s and 1.5M 360s.
 

KingDizzi

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kswiston said:
What was PS3's lowest week? There may be some competition.
At it's lowest the PS3 was doing some pretty lol numbers, 360 beat it for a few months if I recall correctly but since the Slim, numbers have not been too bad. Wii lifetime figures are still pretty darn good so more than anything it really shows just how badly it went for the Wii. At first the console did really well but things have gone downhill to say the least.

Pureauthor said:
I wonder how much DQX will sell when all's said and done.

Also I wonder at what number 3DS sales will stabilize.
It's DQ, game would sell no matter what system that it is released on. They backed the train wreck a long time ago now and can't back away from it at this point, not the ideal situation but DQ X will sell millions.

AranhaHunter said:
360 only console up from last week. Fuck yeah.
Huge drop for PSP, still supply constrained?
There's a small chance that the Wii-PS3 gap gets to be less than 5 million next week
Any idea what the peak gap was?
 

Elios83

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gkryhewy said:
They are going to keep DQX as Wii-exclusive title. DQ will activate whatever user base it launches to.
They could do that but it's not an ideal situation to release a game which usually sells 4m units in Japan on a console which is completely out of steam and which people have moved on from by the time the game is released.
They're leaving money on the table by not making the game multiplatform in this state of things.
That of course doesn't mean that for other reasons (previous deals, contracts) they won't follow the initial exclusive plan as you say.
 

schuelma

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KingDizzi said:
A They backed the train wreck a long time ago now and can't back away from it at this point, not the ideal situation but DQ X will sell millions.

For long time Media Create watchers, this quote really illustrates the shift in the console market since the Wii/PS3 first came on the market. The trains have switched!
 

Magicpaint

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Elios83 said:
They could do that but it's not an ideal situation to release a game which usually sells 4m units in Japan on a console which is completely out of steam and which people have moved on from by the time the game is released.
They're leaving money on the table by not making the game multiplatform in this state of things.
That of course doesn't mean that for other reasons (previous deals, contracts) they won't follow the initial exclusive plan as you say.
The userbase isn't going to disappear you know? It isn't active now because compelling software isn't being developed/released, but lots of people still own the system and will likely use it when DQX is released. Remember DQVI (and IIIr) and VII released very, very late into the lifespan of their respective systems and it turned out perfectly OK.
 

zomgbbqftw

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KingDizzi said:
Any idea what the peak gap was?
According to Garaph.info:

Code:
Week	Wii		PS3		Gap

167	9,113,947	4,367,418	4,746,529
166	9,082,487	4,340,937	4,741,550
165	9,048,607	4,312,113	4,736,494
209	10,359,905	5,629,937	4,729,968
208	10,282,598	5,553,515	4,729,083
163	8,980,714	4,252,220	4,728,494
164	9,012,366	4,284,350	4,728,016
Launches aligned of course...

Code:
Week ending	Wii		PS3		Difference
08/03/2010	10,033,590	4,824,976	5,208,614
01/03/2010	10,002,130	4,798,495	5,203,635
22/02/2010	9,968,250	4,769,671	5,198,579
27/12/2010	11,279,548	6,087,495	5,192,053
20/12/2010	11,202,241	6,011,073	5,191,168
08/02/2010	9,900,357	4,709,778	5,190,579
15/02/2010	9,932,009	4,741,908	5,190,101
15/03/2010	10,064,691	4,875,140	5,189,551
03/01/2011	11,336,095	6,147,107	5,188,988
01/02/2010	9,862,856	4,684,967	5,177,889
Dates aligned.
 
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Effect said:
The 3DS needs software now. That increase in Nintendogs + Cats is somewhat encouraging.
A 2% increase? Could be non existant really, too minimal or just measurement margin of error, maybe if it were 5 or 10, but 2 is so low to be encouraging...and its still behind Layton which is still chugging.

Even a PS2 title is up there...
 

Effect

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Dedication Through Light said:
A 2% increase? Could be non existant really, too minimal or just measurement margin of error, maybe if it were 5 or 10, but 2 is so low to be encouraging...and its still behind Layton which is still chugging.

Even a PS2 title is up there...
That's why I said "somewhat".