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Media Create Sales: Week 17, 2011 (Apr 25 - May 1)

cw_sasuke

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tzare said:
such a weird generation
Systems with now software releases, dont sell as much as other systems...nothing new here.
 

boingball

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Great numbers for the PSP. I wonder whether the NGP will come out in the US and Europe before Japan looking at those numbers. The NGP has a chance to beat the 3DS in Japan in Sony throws money at Capcom to get MoH exclusivity. Though I think they wont do it (which might then have the risk that the NGP is as successfull in Japan as the PSP in the US was).
 
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shadowsdarknes said:
True. The DS was pretty crummy. It did have SM64 though which was a lot of fun despite the slightly more difficult controls.

The DS did have Wario Ware and Kirby Canvas curse in the launch window which I loved. I think we all know 3ds will be fine in the long run, but right now I don't think I'm going to bite until I have more variety at my disposal. Nintendo is going to have another kickass E3 I'm sure.
I wonder if we'll ever see a handheld launch with a line-up as awesome as the GBA's. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, F-Zero, Super Mario Advance, and Tony Hawk 2 is a pretty nice way to kick off a system.
 

DNF

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Laguna said:
Does anyone know were you can look after past Japanese releases (with dates)?. Or can anyone make a list of released 3DS games with dates and compare them with PSPs in the same timeframe?

3DS


PSP
 
For future reference, the total software tables shows known sales through each week, and provides links like what you've done up above to see the specifics. Easy to match up week 8 of one platform with week 8 of another or whatever.

Also looking at these I see Monster Hunter Portable 3rd looks to have sold about as much as the entire PSP library did from launch through the end of 2005!

Reply from last thread:
The Abominable Snowman said:
The problem with that comparison is that the DS had Nintendogs hitting around 2 weeks ago, launch aligned
lunchwithyuzo said:
2 weeks ago launched aligned? Wouldn't it be about a month from now launch aligned?
Nintendogs hit at about 4.5 months. After the launch games, the next notable DS games were Yoshi Touch & Go at 2 months, Trace Memory at 3 months, then Kirby Canvas Curse at 4 months.

Laguna said:
Thank you. But I meant PSPs lineup since 3DS launch. :)

But it looks like it´s missing quit a few PSP games.
Should have all that made the Famitsu Top 30 since then. If there's something notable missing, that's probably because looking at things that way it misses out on the continued sales of games released earlier.
 

Laguna

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JoshuaJSlone said:
Should have all that made the Famitsu Top 30 since then. If there's something notable missing, that's probably because looking at things that way it misses out on the continued sales of games released earlier.

Yes, I know. I was just looking after a complete list of all PSP and 3DS releases since 3DSs launch to compare the quantity ( a)with 3DSs launch lineup and b) starting with 3DSs second week).

3DS complete release list after launch-week

Pilotwings Resort
Gundam the 3D Battle
Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011
Pro Baseball Spirits 2011
Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
Super Monkey Ball 3D

PSP (incomplete)

Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy
Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
Amagami (EBKore+)
Pro Baseball Spirits 2011
Fairy Tail: Portable Guild 2
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenyaku Romantan - Saisen
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto - Ginga Bishounen Densetsu
Gakuen Hetalia Portable
Hanaoni: Koisomeru Koku - Eikyuu no Shirushi Are You Alice?
Onechanbara Special
Princess Frontier Portable
Classic Dungeon X2
Clover no Kuni no Alice
Dear Drops Distortion
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX with Power-Up Kit
Final Promise Story
Patapon 3
Otome wa Oanesama Boku ni Koi Shiteru Portable: 2-Jin no Elder
 

Takao

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FINALFANTASYDOG said:
Since no one else mentioned them; things of note here:

Life time sales/ first week.
Patapon 90,101 / 16,713 07/12/20
Patapon2 103,346 / 24,127 08/11/27
Patapon 3 49.000 / 49.000

Last Ranker: 111,036/ 60,757
02. / 00. [PSP] Final Promise Story (Image Epoch) {2011.04.28} - 60.000 / NEW
(Heh, the exact same people buying this perhaps?)

5th week sales of DQMJ2P are better then 5th week sales of the normal edition.

* Pokemon typing is pretty much sold out, Amazon's next shipment is on may 10th.
Patapon 3 will be interesting to look at. The game was well received in Japan (based on Famitsu reviews), is pretty solid, and has a huge focus on local and online community (and it works well). Patapon 3 may be the one that brings the franchise into being notable for Japan.
 

Chris1964

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Next week's releases {2011.05.12}

[3DS] Steel Diver (Nintendo)

[PSP] Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsuisou (Bandai Namco)
[PSP] DokuSui: Doki Doki Suikoden (Irem)
[PSP] Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume (Charity Edition) (Prototype)
[PSP] Disgaea 2 Portable [PSP the Best] (Nippon Ichi Software)

[PS3] Suzumiya Haruhi no Tsuisou (Bandai Namco)
[PS3] Portal 2 (Electronic Arts)
[PS3] Major League Baseball 2K11 (Take-Two Interactive)

[360] Portal 2 (Electronic Arts)
[360] Major League Baseball 2K11 (Take-Two Interactive)
 

Mrbob

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Does Sony not release MLB The Show in Japan? American baseball is popular in Japan and just baseball in particular. Surprised MLB2K11 makes it to Japan but not MLB The Show.
 

onipex

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Point taken but 3DS comes on the back of the most successful handheld ever.

Really, as if the DS didn't launch off the back of the most successful handheld line ever. No one in their right mind is denying that the 3DS needs something to pick sales up, but you are trying needlessly hard to make the 3DS launch look worst than the DS.

3DS sales are going to drag for a long time. I don't see any game in the near future that will really get things going( I even have doubts about Mario Kart). The system seems to be viewed as another upgrade rather then a next gen system. The fault lies with Nintendo in releasing the DSi and XL on top of not launching with any killer apps.
 
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Laguna said:
3DS complete release list after launch-week

Pilotwings Resort
Gundam the 3D Battle
Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011
Pro Baseball Spirits 2011
Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
Super Monkey Ball 3D
That list is incredibly INCOMPLETE, Deca sports, Cubic Ninja, Virus shooter xx, that shanghai game, the sims 3, Raymen, 3d brain training, Naruto . that's just what I remember off the top of my head
 

DiscoJer

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Mrbob said:
Does Sony not release MLB The Show in Japan? American baseball is popular in Japan and just baseball in particular. Surprised MLB2K11 makes it to Japan but not MLB The Show.
Except for removing features (online play), the PSP version of The Show has basically been a roster update for the last several years.
 

matmanx1

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Oh man at those PSP HW sales! That's a pretty insane number for any week of the year. That little hand held keeps on rolling in the land of the rising sun.
 

iidesuyo

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Nintendo must be pissed off. I don't think the 3DS will live for long, maybe the Game Boy will rise from its grave.
 

donny2112

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Father_Brain said:
right now, no major 3DS titles have been dated after SF64 ships in mid-July.
It just hit me. 3DS = GBA. GBA got no "new" mainline entries in Mario/Zelda except the Capcom Zelda game. It did, however, get a ton of remakes. 3DS will get a Mario Galaxy game, but I think Miyamoto has also gone on record as saying expect more remakes. Every other Nintendo handheld gets new games, and then the other ones get mostly remakes, spinoffs, and some new trial games?

GBA wasn't a bad system for having a lot of remakes by any stretch, of course. And Superstar Saga was a great "spinoff" type Mario game. Just pointing out some seeming similarities here. Also, since the screens aren't interchangeable, 3DS seems like it will play more as a one-screen system with a supplementary screen (ala. Wii 2, apparently) then a "use both screens interchangeably" system. GBA was a one-screen system, just without any supplementary screens obviously.

No Afterburners needed here, though. :lol
 
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donny2112 said:
It just hit me. 3DS = GBA. GBA got no "new" mainline entries in Mario/Zelda except the Capcom Zelda game. It did, however, get a ton of remakes. 3DS will get a Mario Galaxy game, but I think Miyamoto has also gone on record as saying expect more remakes. Every other Nintendo handheld gets new games, and then the other ones get mostly remakes, spinoffs, and some new trial games?

GBA wasn't a bad system for having a lot of remakes by any stretch, of course. And Superstar Saga was a great "spinoff" type Mario game. Just pointing out some seeming similarities here. Also, since the screens aren't interchangeable, 3DS seems like it will play more as a one-screen system with a supplementary screen (ala. Wii 2, apparently) then a "use both screens interchangeably" system. GBA was a one-screen system, just without any supplementary screens obviously.

No Afterburners needed here, though. :lol
GBA launched at almost half the price
 

donny2112

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The Abominable Snowman said:
GBA launched at almost half the price
And as mentioned before, 3DS will probably have a much longer life, since it has a lot further to drop. Double the price, double the lifetime? Obviously, there's some kind of limit in there. :lol
 
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Congratulations to Spiegel for winning both rankings by units and by points/percentages.
Code:
Results		By Units			By Points	
1	19082	Spiegel			 32,40%	Spiegel
2	21336	FINALFANTASYDOG		 39,16%	Chris1964
3	22241	Chris1964		 39,49%	FINALFANTASYDOG
4	26918	Kurosaki Ichigo		 46,16%	Kurosaki Ichigo
5	30838	onken			 54,63%	onken
6	39918	Kenka			 72,96%	Kenka
7	43062	lunchwithyuzo		 78,14%	lunchwithyuzo
8	44708	Orgen			 79,79%	Orgen
9	45697	Road			 82,46%	Road
10	62082	ULTROS!			107,78%	ULTROS!
11	71708	duckroll		123,58%	duckroll

04/25-05/01	Sales	Spieg	lunch	Kenka	ULTRO	onken	Kuro	Chris	duckr	Orgen	Road	FINAL
PSP F.P.Story	60435	70000	78901	45000	95000	80000	47000	56789	20000	42000	44444	65342
PSP Patapon 3	49378	50000	32109	32000	60000	40000	47000	45678	40000	36000	33333	39212
PS3 El Shaddai	58105	67000	65432	51000	75000	60000	47000	43210	80000	71000	44444	51842
									
Difference	0	19082	43062	39918	62082	30838	26918	22241	71708	44708	45697	21336
												
Difference (%)	0,00%	32,40%	78,14%	72,96%	107,78%	54,63%	46,16%	39,16%	123,58%	79,79%	82,46%	39,49%
												
PSP F.P.Story	0	9565	18466	-15435	34565	19565	-13435	-3646	-40435	-18435	-15991	4907
PSP Patapon 3	0	622	-17269	-17378	10622	-9378	-2378	-3700	-9378	-13378	-16045	-10166
PS3 El Shaddai	0	8895	7327	-7105	16895	1895	-11105	-14895	21895	12895	-13661	-6263
Past Predictions Results:
04/11-04/17 Predictions Results
03/28-04/03 Predictions Results
03/07-03/13 Predictions Results
Prediction League Results 2009-2010
 

Chris1964

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01. / 02. [NDS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 - Professional (Square Enix) {2011.03.31} - 73.729 / 410.895 (+62%)
02. / 00. [PSP] Final Promise Story (Image Epoch) {2011.04.28} - 60.435 / NEW
03. / 00. [PS3] El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition) {2011.04.28} - 58.105 / NEW
04. / 00. [PSP] Patapon 3 (SCE) {2011.04.28} - 49.378 / NEW
05. / 01. [NDS] Battle & Get! Pokemon Typing DS (Pokemon Co.) {2011.04.21} - 32.623 / 91.986 (-45%)
06. / 03. [PSP] Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Wars Z: Hakai-hen (Bandai Namco) {2011.04.14} - 27.012 / 379.004 (-40%)
07. / 04. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami) {2011.04.14} - 22.584 / 121.778 (-19%)
08. / 05. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami) {2011.04.14} - 16.873 / 127.724 (-31%)
09. / 00. [PSP] Starry Sky: In Winter Portable (Asgard) {2011.04.28} - 15.389 / NEW
10. / 13. [PSP] Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Capcom) {2010.12.01} - 10.721 / 4.457.226 (+25%)
11. / 19. [WII] Wii Party (Nintendo) {2010.07.08} - 9.033 / 1.869.166 (+34%)
12. / 20. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog / Shiba / Toy Poodle & New Friends (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} - 8.953 / 205.195 (+42%)
13. / 09. [3DS] Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo) {2011.04.14} - 8.919 / 46.147 (-16%)
14. / 00. [360] El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition) {2011.04.28} - 8.823 / NEW
15. / 06. [NDS] Detective Conan: Aoki Houseki no Rinbukyoku (Bandai Namco) {2011.04.21} - 8.709 / 28.496 (-56%)
16. / 17. [PSP] Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (Square Enix) {2011.03.24} - 8.141 / 179.451 (+10%)
17. / 00. [PSP] Otome wa Oanesama Boku ni Koi Shiteru Portable: 2-Jin no Elder (Alchemist) {2011.04.28} - 7.848 / NEW
18. / 07. [PSP] GachiTora! Abarenbou Kyoushi in High School (Spike) {2011.04.21} - 7.801 / 21.361 (-42%)
19. / 00. [NDS] Hakuouki: Yuugi Roku DS (Idea Factory) {2011.04.28} - 7.507 / NEW
20. / 23. [NDS] Pokemon Black / White (Pokemon Co.) {2010.09.18} - 7.469 / 5.162.962 (+37%)

21. / 15. [PSP] Earth Defence Force 2 Portable (D3 Publisher) {2011.04.07}
22. / 25. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) {2008.04.10}
23. / 21. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 7 (Koei Tecmo) {2011.03.10}
24. / 08. [PS3] SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 4 (SCE) {2011.04.21}
25. / 11. [PSP] Persona 2: Innocent Sin (Atlus Co.) {2011.04.14}
26. / 18. [PSP] Amagami (EBKore+) (Kadokawa Shoten) {2011.03.31}
27. / 27. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level 5) {2011.02.26}
28. / 30. [WII] Donkey Kong Country Returns (Nintendo) {2010.12.09}
29. / 39. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (w/ Remote Plus) (Nintendo) {2010.11.11}
30. / 35. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) {2009.12.03}
31. / 26. [PSP] Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity (Sega) {2011.02.24}
32. / 00. [3DS] Deca Sports 3D (Hudson) {2011.04.28}
33. / 22. [PS3] Homefront (Spike) {2011.04.14}
34. / 38. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) {2009.10.01}
35. / 28. [PSP] Dissidia: 012 (Duodecim) Final Fantasy (Square Enix) {2011.03.03}
36. / 46. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) {2006.05.25}
37. / 14. [NDS] Original Story from Fairy Tail: Gekitotsu! Kardia Daiseidou (Hudson) {2011.04.21}
38. / 33. [WII] Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles [Best Price!] (Capcom) {2011.04.21}
39. / 34. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.10.28}
40. / 44. [WII] Momotaro Railway 2010: Sengoku Ishin no Hero Daishuugou! no Maki [Everyone's Recommendation Selection] (Hudson) {2011.01.20}
41. / 41. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011 (Konami) {2010.11.18}
42. / 49. [NDS] Magician's Quest: The Merchant’s Store of Sorcery (Konami) {2010.11.11}
43. / 47. [PS3] Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition [PlayStation 3 the Best] (Capcom) {2010.11.11}
44. / 00. [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo) {2008.01.31}
45. / 45. [PSP] Monster Hunter Diary: Pokapoka Ailu Village [PSP the Best] (Capcom) {2011.04.21}
46. / 00. [NDS] Friend Collection (Nintendo) {2009.06.18}
47. / 50. [NDS] Inazuma Eleven 3: World Challenge!! The Ogre (Level 5) {2010.12.16}
48. / 31. [WII] Billy's Boot Camp: Enjoy the Diet on Wii! (Rocket Company) {2011.04.21}
49. / 00. [WII] Taiko Drum Master Wii 3 (Bandai Namco) {2010.12.02}
50. / 00. [PSP] Asaki, Yumemishi (Quinrose) {2011.04.28}


PSP - 17
WII - 11
NDS - 10
PS3 - 7
3DS - 4
360 - 1
PS2 - 0


SOFTWARE
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|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year |        YTD |   Last YTD |            
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|  ALL  |   885.000 |   696.000 | 1.916.602 | 15.984.000 | 19.709.311 |       
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|System | This Week | Last Week | Last Year |        YTD |   Last YTD |         LTD |            
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|  PSP  |    77.225 |    49.427 |    61.205 |    829.199 |    871.454 |  17.479.411 |      
|  3DS  |    28.413 |    23.038 |         0 |    948.546 |          0 |     948.546 |      
|  PS3  |    23.954 |    19.033 |    32.874 |    470.307 |    576.158 |   6.557.797 |      
|  NDS  |    17.138 |    13.561 |    45.265 |    393.533 |    830.464 |  32.544.232 |      
|  WII  |    10.889 |     7.866 |    30.757 |    254.869 |    631.505 |  11.534.504 |      
|  360  |     4.082 |     1.891 |     4.943 |     41.592 |     55.903 |   1.462.089 |      
|  PS2  |     1.582 |     1.163 |     1.577 |     29.143 |     32.651 |  21.725.235 |      
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|  ALL  |   163.283 |   115.979 |   176.621 |  2.967.189 |  2.998.135 |  92.251.814 |      
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| DSiLL |     9.235 |     7.064 |    25.569 |    203.053 |    428.734 |   2.150.636 |      
|  DSi  |     7.584 |     6.214 |    15.628 |    172.921 |    317.792 |   5.716.645 |      
|  DSL  |       319 |       283 |     4.068 |     17.559 |     83.938 |  18.091.480 |      
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|  PSP  |    76.974 |    49.162 |    59.315 |    814.621 |    842.560 |  17.304.409 |      
| PSPgo |       251 |       265 |     1.890 |     14.578 |     28.894 |     175.002 |      
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m.i.s.

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donny2112 said:
And as mentioned before, 3DS will probably have a much longer life, since it has a lot further to drop. Double the price, double the lifetime? Obviously, there's some kind of limit in there. :lol
Price has very little to do with the active support and lifecycle of the machine. How much was the original Gameboy and how long did that last in the market?

In-fact, there's plenty of evidence to suggest that if a company gets the price wrong (too high), it can do permanent damage to the products fortunes and reputation of the company itself.
 

tino

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I am glad 3DS is shitting the bed. It is such a ugly looking piece of machine. It is as ugly as anything Fsher Price has designed. Plus 3D doesn't work. I played it. I got dizzy after half of an hour.

Nintendo should just declare 3DS is the "third pillar" and bring back the fucking second pillar.

Make the Gameboy again with the originally GBA profile. Basically a iPod touch with bottons on the sides. Just two buttons thats all I need. Sell it for 50 dollars and use game subscription to subsidize it. Also floor it with education games.

3DS should just taken to the back shot it at the head. Such a ugly piece of console. Can't they at least make symmetrical looking screens?
 

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tino said:
I am glad 3DS is shitting the bed. It is such a ugly looking piece of machine. It is as ugly as anything Fsher Price has designed. Plus 3D doesn't work. I played it. I got dizzy after half of an hour.

Nintendo should just declare 3DS is the "third pillar" and bring back the fucking second pillar.

Make the Gameboy again with the originally GBA profile. Basically a iPod touch with bottons on the sides. Just two buttons thats all I need. Sell it for 50 dollars and use game subscription to subsidize it. Also floor it with education games.

3DS should just taken to the back shot it at the head. Such a ugly piece of console. Can't they at least make symmetrical looking screens?
I can't even think of a proper response to this. My brain is malfunctioning. It's that stupid.
 

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tino said:
3DS should just taken to the back shot it at the head. Such a ugly piece of console. Can't they at least make symmetrical looking screens?
The screens are vertically symmetrical.
 

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I'm glad 3DS is shitting the bed, but mostly for other reasons. I'm just tired of complacent Nintendo, they need to get their fire back.
 

Interfectum

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Anything that puts a halt to the 3D garbage trend is a-ok with me. Content is king, fuck these stupid gimmicks.
 

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lunchwithyuzo said:
I'm glad 3DS is shitting the bed, but mostly for other reasons. I'm just tired of complacent Nintendo, they need to get their fire back.
Yeah I am in the same position. The way Nintendo handled and positioned the 3DS hardware just rubbed me the wrong way.
 

tino

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confuziz said:
I can't even think of a proper response to this. My brain is malfunctioning. It's that stupid.
I just shattered your world with the Fisher Price revelation.
 

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I hope Sony look at this and price the NGP accordingly, they should be competitive and match the 3DS price. I really hope NGP is successful in Japan, I want the same Japan support PSP is getting on NGP. Basically what Sony's aim with NGP is to continue to be a success in Japan with games like Hotshots, Gravity Daze, Monster Hunter, JRPGs and etc, but at the same time win the western audience with COD, Uncharted and etc.
 

ollin

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KAL2006 said:
I hope Sony look at this and price the NGP accordingly, they should be competitive and match the 3DS price. I really hope NGP is successful in Japan, I want the same Japan support PSP is getting on NGP. Basically what Sony's aim with NGP is to continue to be a success in Japan with games like Hotshots, Gravity Daze, Monster Hunter, JRPGs and etc, but at the same time win the western audience with COD, Uncharted and etc.
Sony does have to play it smart with the NGP pricing. Anything more than 30,000 Yen might make the launch lukewarm. Sony just has to learn from Nintendo's mistakes. They made a triple whammy with the 3DS high price tag, no games, and bad marketing. (Don't think the general public know any added features other than 3D)
 

VerTiGo

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There's a lot of Wii games on the chart. A price drop for the hardware and its software could do a lot of things. It seems like whoever is buying Wiis now is also picking up the stronger software for it too, meaning the big hitters; DCKR, NSMB, Smash, etc..
 

onken

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VerTiGo said:
There's a lot of Wii games on the chart. A price drop for the hardware and its software could do a lot of things. It seems like whoever is buying Wiis now is also picking up the stronger software for it too, meaning the big hitters; DCKR, NSMB, Smash, etc..
Nothing is reversing the Wii trend now. It'll get a big spike with DQ and that's it.
 

John Harker

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KAL2006 said:
I hope Sony look at this and price the NGP accordingly, they should be competitive and match the 3DS price. I really hope NGP is successful in Japan, I want the same Japan support PSP is getting on NGP. Basically what Sony's aim with NGP is to continue to be a success in Japan with games like Hotshots, Gravity Daze, Monster Hunter, JRPGs and etc, but at the same time win the western audience with COD, Uncharted and etc.
Considering how abysmal PSP software sales have been in the U.S. for awhile now, they certainly have an uphill battle here. At least Japan has some momentum - though it's tough when both markets are almost completely opposite one another.
 

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KAL2006 said:
I hope Sony look at this and price the NGP accordingly, they should be competitive and match the 3DS price.
I'm not exactly convinced that this is possible, but even if we don't get an NGP price at E3 (quite likely, IMO), we should be able to get a sense of the likelihood of price-matching based Sony's comments. For comparison, this is what Jack Tretton said when asked about 3DS' price back in January:

I think if the quality's there, then the people will find a way to buy it, within reason... I think that if you could create content that consumers see as compelling, they'll find money that they didn't think they had.
That's over three months old, but it doesn't exactly exude confidence in matching 3DS' price point. If Sony gains that confidence, I expect to start seeing more open trash-talking of 3DS in interviews ("we're confident that NGP offers superior value for its price," criticism of 3DS as underpowered, etc).
 

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There's a lot of Wii games on the chart. A price drop for the hardware and its software could do a lot of things. It seems like whoever is buying Wiis now is also picking up the stronger software for it too, meaning the big hitters; DCKR, NSMB, Smash, etc..
I don't think price drop announced for Japan. Next retailer meeting isn't far and at least June and July Nintendo releases will be dated.
 

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Do we have historical sales figures for the SNES in Japan? Someone posted sales number for the PS1 last thread, and I was curious if the PSP has a shot at making the top 5 best selling systems ever in Japan.

I would imagine the top 3 are DS, then Gameboy (+GBC), then PS2. What are the current #4 and 5 systems?
 
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kswiston said:
Do we have historical sales figures for the SNES in Japan? Someone posted sales number for the PS1 last thread, and I was curious if the PSP has a shot at making the top 5 best selling systems ever in Japan.

I would imagine the top 3 are DS, then Gameboy (+GBC), then PS2. What are the current #4 and 5 systems?
Its already past SNES (17.17m Famitsu, 17.15m Media Create) by MC tracking (barely 100k behind by Famitsu tracking).

NES is 19.23m (Fam) and 19.35m (MC).
 

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Kurosaki Ichigo said:
Its already past SNES (17.17m Famitsu, 17.15m Media Create) by MC tracking (barely 100k behind by Famitsu tracking).

NES is 19.23m (Fam) and 19.35m (MC).

So if the PSP manages 2 million more sales it should be able to pass the NES, SNES and PS1 for 4th place of all time. That's pretty impressive.
 

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Psp sales owning in japan still. Crazy, sony is cleaning up in that part of the world in hw sales. They really could have a hit on there hands with ngp, ngp and a new sexy monster hunter and it would sell like wild fire.
 

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So Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, AND Mario 3DS this fall, right? That could do it... /wait for ___
We'll get the lite sooner than later now too, I think.

Also, nice PSP numbers :) Price permitting, NGP could easily nullify the 3DS' shaky headstart.
 

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So is there any to stop the PSP from making a comeback & passing the 3DS in YTD numbers after it's big launch & fast decline?


that's pretty crazy
 

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onQ123 said:
So is there any to stop the PSP from making a comeback & passing the 3DS in YTD numbers after it's big launch & fast decline?


that's pretty crazy
PSP will take back the YTD lead for a few months, but I think 3DS will ultimately win the year come holiday season. Especially if the NGP launches this year in Japan.