Media Create Sales: Week 18, 2015 (Apr 27 - May 2)

L~A

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The same blogger who posts the first day sell-through, post leaks some hours before the numbers come out. The problem is that he likes puzzles, and you have to guess what is saying.

Maybe he is doing this to avoid problems with Media Create for leaking the numbers.
I doubt Media Create is as "paranoid" as NPD, but I doubt they're too happy about people leaking data some people pay for. Better safe (and puzzled) than sorry, I guess, ha ha.
 
May 3, 2007
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Its leaks of the actual MC (?) data by a trusted source who uses needlessly confusing puzzles to leak the data.
The same blogger who posts the first day sell-through, post leaks some hours before the numbers come out. The problem is that he likes puzzles, and you have to guess what is saying.

I guess he is doing this to avoid problems with Media Create for leaking the numbers.
Thanks, not a very good second week for X then, not terrible either, looks like a typical front loaded jrpg drop off, might still eek it's way to 140k which considering the userbase ain't too bad
 
Mar 25, 2005
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Canada
Do we know why xenoX's sales are so middling? I'm no expert but it seems to be the kind of game that Japan would enjoy.
They didn't really bite the first two times around. If it's not part of one of the big legacy series, based on an anime, or some sort of Monster Hunter clone, Japan doesn't seem to care about JRPGs.
 
Jun 7, 2004
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They didn't really bite the first two times around. If it's not part of one of the big legacy series, based on an anime, or some sort of Monster Hunter clone, Japan doesn't seem to care about JRPGs.
I don't think it's true that Japan doesn't care about JRPGs, but like any market, marketing is very important if you want something to be a huge hit. With their non-family branded core games, Nintendo deliberately limits the marketing stuff they publish. I suspect it is because they really don't know how to market them. That, combined with the fact that the WiiU is a dead system in the eyes of the mainstream public, makes it really hard for stuff like Xenoblade X and Bayonetta 2 to be big hits.
 

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Media Create:


New3DS LL 17,875
Vita 17,273
PS4 15,992
Wii U 11,137
New3DS 5,446
PS3 4,351
3DS 1,413
3DS LL 1,358
Vita TV 665
Xbox One 187

38k for P&D
32k for Girl's Mode 3
18k for Minecraft
11k for XenoX

Also, everything is 3DS
(and Wii U)
except Minecraft :')

Edit: yeah, not too good a week overall, though could have been worse. The next, though.... it's gonna be brutal...
 
Jan 3, 2012
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Majorca - Spain
New contenders for biggest second week drop ever.

[WIU] Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.30} (¥4.104) - 4.490 / 101.814 <80-100%> (-95%)

[WII] Dragon Quest X: Inishie no Ryuu no Denshou Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.04.30} (¥4.104) - 3.883 / 88.068 <80-100%> (-95%)
 
Apr 26, 2014
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Because they need to spend around 35000¥ to play it.
And after this, the next (and last) jRPG comes in more than 6 month.
They didn't really bite the first two times around. If it's not part of one of the big legacy series, based on an anime, or some sort of Monster Hunter clone, Japan doesn't seem to care about JRPGs.
The PS4 has a lower install base but Bloodborne sold pretty well on it. Yes, I know that it's an established franchise and all but XenoX is as JRPG as it gets and it has a seemingly big budget and mechs as well. The N3DS version of Xenoblade sold like 50k+ in its first week and that has a lower userbase than the WiiU. I honestly expected it to sell at least 100k in its first week as it's a brand new game instead of a port. I'd really like to know how XenobladeX and Bloodborne were marketed in Japan in order to make some kind of comparison. I would assume the lack of proper marketing is the primary reason it didn't sell as well as it could have.
 

L~A

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Ah, updated LTD for Majora's Mask 3D: 427,697
Mario Kart 7 reached 2.5 million (2,502,286)
Xenoblade 3D at 82,403
Lego City Undercover 3DS at 46,056
Animal Crossing NL probably reaching 4m this year: 3,970,494
 
Mar 9, 2012
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The Media Create Top 50 hasn't been posted for this week.

Media Create

01./00. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} (¥4.320) - 179.926 / NEW <45,77%>
03./00. [WIU] Xenoblade Chronicles X # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.04.29} (¥8.316) - 85.586 / NEW <72,01%>

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21./22. [PS4] Bloodborne # <RPG> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.26} (¥7.452)
22./24. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D |new 3DS| <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.04.02} (¥3.996)
23./00. [3DS] Nashi-jiru Action! Funassyi no Yukai na Ohanassyi <ACT> (Success) (¥5.184)
24./40. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest <ACT> (Square Enix) {2015.03.26} (¥6.264)
25./26. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥8.208)
26./30. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
27./36. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 2025.1: The Shadow of New Despair <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2015.04.02} (¥7.538)
28./33. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076)
29./21. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥6.664)
30./28. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} (¥7.344)
31./20. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.04.02} (¥7.690)
32./37. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776)
33./38. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264)
34./25. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Yuujou no Jounetsu Fight! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2015.04.16} (¥5.378)
35./46. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
36./32. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 <ADV> (Capcom) {2015.03.19} (¥5.389)
37./27. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin <RPG> (From Software) {2015.04.09} (¥5.962)
38./45. [3DS] LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins <ADV> (Nintendo) {2015.03.05} (¥5.076)
39./31. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2015.03.26} (¥7.538)
40./43. [PS3] Yakuza 0 <ADV> (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.845)
41./00. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937)
42./13. [PS4] Toukiden: Kiwami <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2015.04.23} (¥7.344)
43./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145)
44./09. [PS4] BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2015.04.23} (¥6.264)
45./02. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.1 <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.04.23} (¥9.698)
46./00. [PSV] Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku: Modern Nostalgie <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.04.30} (¥6.264)
47./35. [PS4] Battlefield: Hardline <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} (¥7.884)
48./49. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
49./34. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.04.02} (¥8.716)
50./47. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} (¥7.171)

Top 50

3DS - 19
PSV - 10
PS4 - 9
PS3 - 7
WIU - 5

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|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |    752.000 |    484.000 |    567.000 | 12.339.000 | 14.666.000 |
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