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Sales-Age Media Create Sales: Week 15, 2017 (Apr 10 - Apr 16)

Cookie18

Member
Dec 24, 2011
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South Korea
I'm going to Osaka in a couple of weeks so I ordered 4 Switches to my hotel. Amazon JP says they will have them in stock on May 7 and they should arrive May 8 or 9. Does anybody know how reliable this estimate should be?

Since I have the order am I guaranteed the Switches? Also how accurate are the Amazon JP delivery estimates? It seemed a little unclear as to whether the order was guaranteed or I'm just in a queue and might miss out.
 

Cookie18

Member
Dec 24, 2011
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0
0
South Korea
Amazon JP lets you order four Switches at a time?

I ordered one of each colour and my wife did on her account. They'll only let you order one but only count it by colour. It isn't available in Korea so it's the only way for us to get one each plus one each for two of our friends.
 

Grim Patron

Member
Sep 21, 2014
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1
0
beautifulpixels.com


Is this gag too vulgar? please don't ban me.

This is the best. Couldve used this as well:

 

Maxinas

Member
Mar 2, 2016
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1
0
I'm going to Osaka in a couple of weeks so I ordered 4 Switches to my hotel. Amazon JP says they will have them in stock on May 7 and they should arrive May 8 or 9. Does anybody know how reliable this estimate should be?

Since I have the order am I guaranteed the Switches? Also how accurate are the Amazon JP delivery estimates? It seemed a little unclear as to whether the order was guaranteed or I'm just in a queue and might miss out.

It's not a preorder so you should receive the items the moment they have them available in their warehouse, which as they stated should be on May 7, unless delays occur.
 

Cookie18

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Dec 24, 2011
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0
South Korea
It's not a preorder so you should receive the items the moment they have them available in their warehouse, which as they stated should be on May 7, unless delays occur.

Thank you. I figured as much but the wording on Amazon was a little ambiguous, I wasn't sure whether or not to put it down to the translation.
 

Vinnk

Member
Mar 10, 2006
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0
0
Japan
www.famicomdojo.tv
What an epic thread. I mean, wow, just like the good old days.

30+ pages and so far:

Media Create Week 15 Roundup!

-Switch success denial
-Capcom shaming
-Predictions that Switch will get all the 3rd party games
-Predictions that the switch will get no 3rd party games
-Vita is on it's last legs
-BotW has a bad attach rate. What are people buying.
-Passose said he wanted BotW to hit 1 million!
-Raised eyebrows
-CodeVein has no platforms announced. Pissing off all console warriors.
-Seiken Densetsu Trilogy probably only announced when SE saw the Switch sales.
-Debate over how hard it is to release a cart with 3 roms on it.
-What happened to the Switch version of Xenoverse 2?
-Discussion of how Xenoverse and Xenoblade are different things.
-Bad blood between Nintendo and Capcom?
-But Ultra Street Fighter II!
-Can Splatoon 2 get more pre...?
-Splatoon 2 gets more pre-orders than DQXI (at one store that shouldn't be taking them yet)
-Used Switch selling for more than retail
-Persona 5 should be on the Switch.
-Persona 5 will never be on the Switch
-Switch port begging
-Complaining about Switch Port Begging
-Comparing Switch port begging to PS4 port begging
-Several pages of Monster Hunter Port begging
-All future Switch support is down to Disgaea 5.. apparently.
-Capcom is in serious trouble
-Switch orders went up, quickly killed by Switchzilla
-The constant talk of "Yo-Kai milking" puts a disturbing image in Vinnk's head.
-Minecraft and digital distribution discussion
-Vita is on it's last legs
-New game announcements for Vita!
-Montser Hunter 5 a PS4 exclusive?!!
-Monster Hunter 5, exclusively on the Gakken Ganbaru Tablet!
-Vita 2!?!
-A guy casually asserts that the Vita was a success in Japan.
-Dogpile.
-FFVIIr for Switch Confirmed! (SO long as the rumor was right and that the rumor was actually about FFVIIr)
-Moar COMGnet!
-Bayonetta 3 rumors? What's even going on now?!
-Cute Cartoon flicks off Switch fans and PC gamers.

Did I miss anything?
 

Earthbound64

Banned
Jun 1, 2016
8,253
1
0
What an epic thread. I mean, wow, just like the good old days.

30+ pages and so far:

Media Create Week 15 Roundup!

-Switch success denial
-Capcom shaming
-Predictions that Switch will get all the 3rd party games
-Predictions that the switch will get no 3rd party games
-Vita is on it's last legs
-BotW has a bad attach rate. What are people buying.
-BotW could hit 1 million!
-CodeVein has no platforms announced. Pissing off all console warriors.
-Seiken Densetsu Trilogy probably only announced when SE saw the Switch sales.
-Debate over how hard it is to release a cart with 3 roms on it.
-What happened to the Switch version of Xenoverse 2?
-Discussion of how Xenoverse and Xenoblade are different things.
-Bad blood between Nintendo and Capcom?
-But Ultra Street Fighter II!
-Can Splatoon 2 get more pre...?
-Splatoon 2 gets more pre-orders than DQXI (at one store that shouldn't be taking them yet)
-Used Switch selling for more than retail
-Persona 5 should be on the Switch.
-Persona 5 will never be on the Switch
-Switch port begging
-Complaining about Switch Port Begging
-Comparing Switch port begging to PS4 port begging
-Several pages of Monster Hunter Port begging
-All future Switch support is down to Disgaea 5.. apparently.
-Capcom is in serious trouble
-Switch orders went up, quickly killed by Switchzilla
-The constant talk of "Yo-Kai milking" puts a disturbing image in Vinnk's head.
-Minecraft and digital distribution discussion
-Vita is on it's last legs
-New game announcements for Vita!
-Montser Hunter 5 a PS4 exclusive?!!
-Monster Hunter 5, exclusively on the Gakken Ganbaru Tablet!
-Vita 2!?!
-A guy casually asserts that the Vita was a success in Japan.
-Dogpile.
-FFVIIr for Switch Confirmed! (SO long as the rumor was right and that the rumor was actually about FFVIIr)
-Moar COMGnet!
-Bayonetta 3 rumors? What's even going on now?!
-Cute Cartoon flicks off Switch fans and PC gamers.

Did I miss anything?

We need a Vinnk's Village report.
Does the GameCube Hut have any Switches?
 

Skullwaker

Member
Dec 3, 2015
629
0
250
Texas
Have a number in mind? I've been asking several people.
I believe mine was less than 200-250k as a bomb/unsuccessful. Anything above 350k LTD as good enough. And above 500k is really good. I'd have to check my Hx though.

If Nintendo gives it enough marketing, I can see it debuting around 150k (like the original Splatoon) and legging it out to 400-500k. Anything much more than that and I would be pleasantly surprised.
 

Passose

Banned
Apr 9, 2017
1,218
0
0
What an epic thread. I mean, wow, just like the good old days.

30+ pages and so far:

Media Create Week 15 Roundup!

-Switch success denial
-Capcom shaming
-Predictions that Switch will get all the 3rd party games
-Predictions that the switch will get no 3rd party games
-Vita is on it's last legs
-BotW has a bad attach rate. What are people buying.
-BotW could hit 1 million!
-CodeVein has no platforms announced. Pissing off all console warriors.
-Seiken Densetsu Trilogy probably only announced when SE saw the Switch sales.
-Debate over how hard it is to release a cart with 3 roms on it.
-What happened to the Switch version of Xenoverse 2?
-Discussion of how Xenoverse and Xenoblade are different things.
-Bad blood between Nintendo and Capcom?
-But Ultra Street Fighter II!
-Can Splatoon 2 get more pre...?
-Splatoon 2 gets more pre-orders than DQXI (at one store that shouldn't be taking them yet)
-Used Switch selling for more than retail
-Persona 5 should be on the Switch.
-Persona 5 will never be on the Switch
-Switch port begging
-Complaining about Switch Port Begging
-Comparing Switch port begging to PS4 port begging
-Several pages of Monster Hunter Port begging
-All future Switch support is down to Disgaea 5.. apparently.
-Capcom is in serious trouble
-Switch orders went up, quickly killed by Switchzilla
-The constant talk of "Yo-Kai milking" puts a disturbing image in Vinnk's head.
-Minecraft and digital distribution discussion
-Vita is on it's last legs
-New game announcements for Vita!
-Montser Hunter 5 a PS4 exclusive?!!
-Monster Hunter 5, exclusively on the Gakken Ganbaru Tablet!
-Vita 2!?!
-A guy casually asserts that the Vita was a success in Japan.
-Dogpile.
-FFVIIr for Switch Confirmed! (SO long as the rumor was right and that the rumor was actually about FFVIIr)
-Moar COMGnet!
-Bayonetta 3 rumors? What's even going on now?!
-Cute Cartoon flicks off Switch fans and PC gamers.

Did I miss anything?
Eh, I only said I wanted Botw to hit one million lol
 

Bruno MB

Member
Jan 3, 2012
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0
830
Majorca - Spain
This is the Media Create thread with more replies since Media Create Sales: Week 12, 2013 (Mar 18 - Mar 24), which had 2.115 messages.

I haven't read it but probably that week it reached that length because of the usual Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter talk. Thank God Square Enix already ended those pointless discussions by releasing the game on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo Switch too).

By the way, that thread was apparently shared 44.000 times! I guess it has to be a glitch, I noticed most old threads from 2013 have the same amount of Facebok shares.

Is MH5 in the prediction league?

No, I only included games that at the time of writing the prediction were officially announced (evidently) and slated for release this year. Also, I did the right thing by not including the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Quest XI. I remember some complaints.

Can I revise my May prediction?

Yes, you can edit as many times as you want until the deadline,
 

Maxinas

Member
Mar 2, 2016
2,123
1
0
What an epic thread. I mean, wow, just like the good old days.

30+ pages and so far:

Media Create Week 15 Roundup!

-Switch success denial
-Capcom shaming
-Predictions that Switch will get all the 3rd party games
-Predictions that the switch will get no 3rd party games
-Vita is on it's last legs
-BotW has a bad attach rate. What are people buying.
-Passose said he wanted BotW to hit 1 million!
-Raised eyebrows
-CodeVein has no platforms announced. Pissing off all console warriors.
-Seiken Densetsu Trilogy probably only announced when SE saw the Switch sales.
-Debate over how hard it is to release a cart with 3 roms on it.
-What happened to the Switch version of Xenoverse 2?
-Discussion of how Xenoverse and Xenoblade are different things.
-Bad blood between Nintendo and Capcom?
-But Ultra Street Fighter II!
-Can Splatoon 2 get more pre...?
-Splatoon 2 gets more pre-orders than DQXI (at one store that shouldn't be taking them yet)
-Used Switch selling for more than retail
-Persona 5 should be on the Switch.
-Persona 5 will never be on the Switch
-Switch port begging
-Complaining about Switch Port Begging
-Comparing Switch port begging to PS4 port begging
-Several pages of Monster Hunter Port begging
-All future Switch support is down to Disgaea 5.. apparently.
-Capcom is in serious trouble
-Switch orders went up, quickly killed by Switchzilla
-The constant talk of "Yo-Kai milking" puts a disturbing image in Vinnk's head.
-Minecraft and digital distribution discussion
-Vita is on it's last legs
-New game announcements for Vita!
-Montser Hunter 5 a PS4 exclusive?!!
-Monster Hunter 5, exclusively on the Gakken Ganbaru Tablet!
-Vita 2!?!
-A guy casually asserts that the Vita was a success in Japan.
-Dogpile.
-FFVIIr for Switch Confirmed! (SO long as the rumor was right and that the rumor was actually about FFVIIr)
-Moar COMGnet!
-Bayonetta 3 rumors? What's even going on now?!
-Cute Cartoon flicks off Switch fans and PC gamers.

Did I miss anything?

TLDR; Positive Nintendo news/info really rustles up peoples jimmies.
 

Jon Carter

Member
Jul 14, 2015
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0
Everything should be on Switch: Week 15, 2017 (Apr 10 - Apr 16)

To be honest... kind of. If you're a Japanese publisher with a game that can run at 720p 30 FPS on Switch, I don't know why you wouldn't do it. PSwitch4 is to Japan what PS4/XB1 is to the West, I would say, except they'd be covering both the home and handheld markets at the same time.

Ōkami;234722505 said:
Ban him for putting the panels in an order that doesn't make sense.

I think you're supposed to read it from left to right like a regular comic strip.
 

MHWilliams

Member
Oct 18, 2013
12,369
0
0
www.usgamer.net


Is this gag too vulgar? please don't ban me.

I'm enjoying it.

What an epic thread. I mean, wow, just like the good old days.

30+ pages and so far:

Media Create Week 15 Roundup!

-Switch success denial
-Capcom shaming
-Predictions that Switch will get all the 3rd party games
-Predictions that the switch will get no 3rd party games
-Vita is on it's last legs
-BotW has a bad attach rate. What are people buying.
-Passose said he wanted BotW to hit 1 million!
-Raised eyebrows
-CodeVein has no platforms announced. Pissing off all console warriors.
-Seiken Densetsu Trilogy probably only announced when SE saw the Switch sales.
-Debate over how hard it is to release a cart with 3 roms on it.
-What happened to the Switch version of Xenoverse 2?
-Discussion of how Xenoverse and Xenoblade are different things.
-Bad blood between Nintendo and Capcom?
-But Ultra Street Fighter II!
-Can Splatoon 2 get more pre...?
-Splatoon 2 gets more pre-orders than DQXI (at one store that shouldn't be taking them yet)
-Used Switch selling for more than retail
-Persona 5 should be on the Switch.
-Persona 5 will never be on the Switch
-Switch port begging
-Complaining about Switch Port Begging
-Comparing Switch port begging to PS4 port begging
-Several pages of Monster Hunter Port begging
-All future Switch support is down to Disgaea 5.. apparently.
-Capcom is in serious trouble
-Switch orders went up, quickly killed by Switchzilla
-The constant talk of "Yo-Kai milking" puts a disturbing image in Vinnk's head.
-Minecraft and digital distribution discussion
-Vita is on it's last legs
-New game announcements for Vita!
-Montser Hunter 5 a PS4 exclusive?!!
-Monster Hunter 5, exclusively on the Gakken Ganbaru Tablet!
-Vita 2!?!
-A guy casually asserts that the Vita was a success in Japan.
-Dogpile.
-FFVIIr for Switch Confirmed! (SO long as the rumor was right and that the rumor was actually about FFVIIr)
-Moar COMGnet!
-Bayonetta 3 rumors? What's even going on now?!
-Cute Cartoon flicks off Switch fans and PC gamers.

Did I miss anything?

I don't mod gaming-side, but I enjoy reading the threads. Thank you for the concise synopsis. Your service is appreciated.

 

random25

Member
May 23, 2014
12,784
0
0
Monster Hunter is the ride that never stops. Even if Capcom announces the new entry.

On another note, Splatoon 2 train keeps loading even if its not ready to board yet lol.
 

jonno394

Member
May 28, 2010
10,069
7
705
What's MK8DX's first week sales looking like?

I'm predicting it does 250k in Japan and beats the 1.2m WW sales MK8 managed in its opening. The game is already the 2nd best seller of the year on Amazon.com (behind Zelda and ahead of horizon) and 3rd on Amazon.co.uk.
 
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58,812
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usa
haiti.kreyol.com
I'm predicting it does 250k in Japan and beats the 1.2m WW sales MK8 managed in its opening. The game is already the 2nd best seller of the year on Amazon.com (behind Zelda and ahead of horizon) and 3rd on Amazon.co.uk.

that NPD will be interesting

so glad they ported this title with a viable Battle Mode such a fun title
 

foxuzamaki

Doesn't read OPs, especially not his own
Jul 21, 2013
46,661
2
665
29
st. louis
What an epic thread. I mean, wow, just like the good old days.

30+ pages and so far:

Media Create Week 15 Roundup!

-Switch success denial
-Capcom shaming
-Predictions that Switch will get all the 3rd party games
-Predictions that the switch will get no 3rd party games
-Vita is on it's last legs
-BotW has a bad attach rate. What are people buying.
-Passose said he wanted BotW to hit 1 million!
-Raised eyebrows
-CodeVein has no platforms announced. Pissing off all console warriors.
-Seiken Densetsu Trilogy probably only announced when SE saw the Switch sales.
-Debate over how hard it is to release a cart with 3 roms on it.
-What happened to the Switch version of Xenoverse 2?
-Discussion of how Xenoverse and Xenoblade are different things.
-Bad blood between Nintendo and Capcom?
-But Ultra Street Fighter II!
-Can Splatoon 2 get more pre...?
-Splatoon 2 gets more pre-orders than DQXI (at one store that shouldn't be taking them yet)
-Used Switch selling for more than retail
-Persona 5 should be on the Switch.
-Persona 5 will never be on the Switch
-Switch port begging
-Complaining about Switch Port Begging
-Comparing Switch port begging to PS4 port begging
-Several pages of Monster Hunter Port begging
-All future Switch support is down to Disgaea 5.. apparently.
-Capcom is in serious trouble
-Switch orders went up, quickly killed by Switchzilla
-The constant talk of "Yo-Kai milking" puts a disturbing image in Vinnk's head.
-Minecraft and digital distribution discussion
-Vita is on it's last legs
-New game announcements for Vita!
-Montser Hunter 5 a PS4 exclusive?!!
-Monster Hunter 5, exclusively on the Gakken Ganbaru Tablet!
-Vita 2!?!
-A guy casually asserts that the Vita was a success in Japan.
-Dogpile.
-FFVIIr for Switch Confirmed! (SO long as the rumor was right and that the rumor was actually about FFVIIr)
-Moar COMGnet!
-Bayonetta 3 rumors? What's even going on now?!
-Cute Cartoon flicks off Switch fans and PC gamers.

Did I miss anything?

I dont know why but for the past 2 or so weeks ive been silently following these threads when I usually dont have much interest in them just to see how japan is reacting to all of this, and yeah, this thread's been a hoot
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
Mar 10, 2011
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0
955
30
theflyingthoughtsblog.wordpress.com
I know it's a bit late to answer, but

This is a good chance to talk about something that people don't bring up much. Awareness.

I had a lesson with the topic "I like" a bit ago and I had a photo of myself playing Splatoon 2 on the Switch. This was mind-blowing to the students in a few respects:

1. Their teacher was cool enough to play Splatoon
2. How on earth was I playing it when it is not out until July?

So kids are aware of Splatoon (even kids who don't play games). Those "in the know" were surprised I was playing it because they know that the release date is in July. I was surprised by how many of them knew the exact date. I said I took the photo during the Global Test Fire (スプラトゥーン2先行試射会) but in every class not a single one of them knew anything about that.

I saw many people on sales-gaf talking about how the demo for Splatoon 2 brought sales up during that week and like everything I say this will be anecdotal, but I don't think that is the case. I am sure a few games did buy a Switch just for the testfire but I think they were the exception. I think it sold more that week because more were available. I think it had more to do with it being the last week of the financial year (and Nintendo wanting to boost the numbers) than for the demo. I could be wrong, but thats what it feels like to me.

As for Minecraft. Kids know it is coming. Kids are aware of when it is coming. But for most of them it won't matter until the physical cart version comes out. It was the same for the WiiU version. Kids knew it was out but they didn't have credit cards so it became real for them when the disc version was released. I am sure a few kids will get the digital version (especially if they have download cards) but I think the majority of kid sales will be physical.

Makes me wonder how Nintendo will sell the paid online. I am guessing as 1 year gift cards?

Sorry. Long response to a simple question.



Online at least Romance of the 3 Kingdoms 13 (三國志13 with パワーアップキット) is still selling near it's full retail price. There has been no collapse. And at the stores in my town it is still a full priced title (if they have it at all). I am guessing it was just a crazy small shipment. Bomba bins happen when companies ship tons of a game which goes on to not do well. Looks like all of these low selling Switch games also shipped low numbers to begin with.

Pretty interesting to see how kids are aware of Splatoon 2 and its release date, while at the same time oblivious to the Global Testfire. I suppose it was the more "core" crowd the kind of audience aware of the Testfire, the ones who could even go and buy the console just for that.

Speaking of Minecraft, I wonder what was your kids' reaction when the Vita version came out, if you can remember / they ever expressed opinions on it. Were they more eager to buy it through PSN or did they still prefer to wait for the physical version? A bit curious on this. Thinking about it, its release date is interesting: technically, eShop only games release on Thursday on the Switch eShop, while Minecraft is out on May 12th, a friday, which is the current Nintendo-specific day for worldwide releases. It's as if they're trying to highlight it somehow, and I wonder if we're going to get tv commercials in Japan.

Also, I wanted to thank you for your answer Vinnk. No need to worry about the length :p

_____________________________________________

Some early tidbits from Famitsu's March Digital + Retail Top 30, coming from Hokanko (feel free to correct me if I got anything wrong)

MHXX at the top of the DL chart, but low ratio
Horizon: Zero Dawn second
God of War 3 Remaster (thanks to the 100 Yen deal for PS+ users) and Assassin's Creed Unity selling well
Zelda: BOTW on Switch with a digital ratio of over 10%? (It's how Hokanko wrote it complete with the question mark)
 

Principate

Saint Titanfall
Dec 17, 2011
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0
570
What an epic thread. I mean, wow, just like the good old days.

30+ pages and so far:

Media Create Week 15 Roundup!

-Switch success denial
-Capcom shaming
-Predictions that Switch will get all the 3rd party games
-Predictions that the switch will get no 3rd party games
-Vita is on it's last legs
-BotW has a bad attach rate. What are people buying.
-Passose said he wanted BotW to hit 1 million!
-Raised eyebrows
-CodeVein has no platforms announced. Pissing off all console warriors.
-Seiken Densetsu Trilogy probably only announced when SE saw the Switch sales.
-Debate over how hard it is to release a cart with 3 roms on it.
-What happened to the Switch version of Xenoverse 2?
-Discussion of how Xenoverse and Xenoblade are different things.
-Bad blood between Nintendo and Capcom?
-But Ultra Street Fighter II!
-Can Splatoon 2 get more pre...?
-Splatoon 2 gets more pre-orders than DQXI (at one store that shouldn't be taking them yet)
-Used Switch selling for more than retail
-Persona 5 should be on the Switch.
-Persona 5 will never be on the Switch
-Switch port begging
-Complaining about Switch Port Begging
-Comparing Switch port begging to PS4 port begging
-Several pages of Monster Hunter Port begging
-All future Switch support is down to Disgaea 5.. apparently.
-Capcom is in serious trouble
-Switch orders went up, quickly killed by Switchzilla
-The constant talk of "Yo-Kai milking" puts a disturbing image in Vinnk's head.
-Minecraft and digital distribution discussion
-Vita is on it's last legs
-New game announcements for Vita!
-Montser Hunter 5 a PS4 exclusive?!!
-Monster Hunter 5, exclusively on the Gakken Ganbaru Tablet!
-Vita 2!?!
-A guy casually asserts that the Vita was a success in Japan.
-Dogpile.
-FFVIIr for Switch Confirmed! (SO long as the rumor was right and that the rumor was actually about FFVIIr)
-Moar COMGnet!
-Bayonetta 3 rumors? What's even going on now?!
-Cute Cartoon flicks off Switch fans and PC gamers.

Did I miss anything?
Ah the good old days. I missed this.
All we need are some rise from your gravest gifs for it to be complete.