Media Create Sales: Week 21, 2012 (May 21 - May 27)

Alrus

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The 3DS' increase is larger than the Vita total weekly sale... what the fuck is going on here.
Wait till you see next week's 3DS increase compared to Vita's entire month :p

Also, no game, Vita in June will be a bit more healthy fortunately. Then it's wait till the end of august for Miku >.>
 

vareon

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Great news for Dragon's Dogma. What boosted this popularity? Good advertising? The fact that Japan waited a game like this for a long time?

And great for Fire Emblem too. The original character design is very appealing (I liked it, and apparently almost 400k liked it too?) and the DLC character illustrations were done by quite well-known guest artists. So good for them.
 

RyougaSaotome

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Whether you like the DLC designs or not, it was a smart decision to bring in well known artists working in manga/anime/games. Opened the game up to attracting fans of their particular work.

Having played the game extensively, I can tell you it's fantastic. I've never played an FE game before either.

Positive word of mouth goes a long way, and it helps when the game is genuinely great.

Franchise rebirth?
 

bigtroyjon

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PSP(2011 YTD)= 983,378
PSP+PSV(2012)=663,864(-32.5%)

Looking ahead to Week 22, PSP did 30,217 in 2011.

3DS+DS(2011 YTD)=1,482,163
3DS+DS(2012 YTD)=1,814,289(+22.4%)

Looking ahead to week 22, 3DS+DS did 38,134 in 2011.

All handhelds(2011 YTD)=2,465,541
All handhelds(2012 YTD)=2,478,153
 

Kazerei

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I'd love to hear any retailer reports on DQM Terry's Wonderland. From the previous thread:

New releases {2012.05.31}

[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D # <RPG> (Square Enix) (¥5.490)
[3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D [Special Pack] <RPG> (Square Enix) (¥20.490)
[3DS] Guild01 <ETC> (Level 5) (¥3.980)

[PSV] NextRev: Gyouseishoshi Shiken <EDU> (Media-5) (¥5.800)

[PSP] Soukoku no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3 - Ashita e no Tobira # <ADV> (Idea Factory) (¥6.090)
[PSP] Soukoku no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3 - Ashita e no Tobira [Limited Edition] <ADV> (Idea Factory) (¥8.190)
[PSP] Soukoku no Kusabi: Hiiro no Kakera 3 - Ashita e no Tobira - Twin Pack <ADV> (Idea Factory) (¥9.240)
[PSP] Tsuyo Kiss 3 Portable # <ADV> (Net Revolution) (¥6.825)
[PSP] Tsuyo Kiss 3 Portable [Special Limited Edition] <ADV> (Net Revolution) (¥9.975)
[PSP] Abunai: Koi no Sousa Shitsu # <ADV> (QuinRose) (¥6.300)
[PSP] Abunai: Koi no Sousa Shitsu [Deluxe Edition] <ADV> (QuinRose) (¥8.925)
[PSP] Danzai no Maria: La Campanella # <ADV> (Karin Entertainment) (¥6.090)
[PSP] Danzai no Maria: La Campanella [Deluxe Edition] <ADV> (Karin Entertainment) (¥8.190)
[PSP] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend <FTG> (Arc System Works) (¥5.040)
[PSP] BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend: Double Pack <FTG> (Arc System Works) (¥6.279)
[PSP] Phi Brain: Kizuna no Puzzle <PZL> (Arc System Works) (¥5.040)
[PSP] Kamisama to Koi Gokoro <SLG> (Takuyo) (¥7.140)
[PSP] Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! Care Manager Shiken Portable <EDU> (Media-5) (¥3.800)

[PS3] Jissen Pachislot Secrets! Fist of the North Star F - Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu <TBL> (Sega) (¥5.544)
[PS3] Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland (PlayStation 3 the Best Reprint) <RPG> (Gust) (¥2.940)
[PS3] Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2 (PlayStation 3 the Best Reprint) <RPG> (Gust) (¥2.940)
[PS3] Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3 (PlayStation 3 the Best) <RPG> (Gust) (¥3.990)
[PS3] Portal 2 (EA Best Hits) <PZL> (Electronic Arts) (¥3.129)

[360] Portal 2 (Revised Price) <PZL> (Electronic Arts) (¥3.129)
 

MasterSheen

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Impressive DD opening and FE legs. 3D land only a few ten thousand units from being the best selling 3D Mario platformer in Japan, also impressive.

This is also the third week in a row that Vita went up. Undoomed?
 

Man God

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Slowly but surely, it creeps back up to the 10k mark. Getting the fireworks ready!


Prediction time:
Will 3DS surpass PS3 before Vita reaches 1 mil LTD?
Without a Vita price drop soon? Yes.

With one, depends on how much of a price drop.
 

Laughing Banana

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Oh, but there is. When you're on the side that's being pandered to.
I laughed.

~if~ the new artwork or the "pandering" is a big reason why Kakusei sold that much, do you guys want to trade it for the old artwork if it means Kakusei sold way less?

The old artwork is glorious, I admit, but if the new artwork means Kakusei can sell more and more and more than I say, keep it!
 

SpaceDrake

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What's wrong with this?

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Boob window and skintight outfit, mostly. The real complaint is that Micaiah had far more sensible outfits in her own game:

http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/File:Micaiah.jpeg

So it was really just completely unnecessary.

You know, I have been wondering just how much a factor getting B'z to do the main theme for the game has been in Japan. (For those unaware, B'z is a gigtanticly popular musical act in Japan - on the scale of, like, U2 here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B'z ) I imagine it didn't hurt, at least.
 

Femmeworth

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I laughed.

~if~ the new artwork or the "pandering" is a big reason why Kakusei sold that much, do you guys want to trade it for the old artwork if it means Kakusei sold way less?

The old artwork is glorious, I admit, but if the new artwork means Kakusei can sell more and more and more than I say, keep it!
Sales do not justify the means, and they can be garnered without resorting to such means.

Whether you like the DLC designs or not, it was a smart decision to bring in well known artists working in manga/anime/games. Opened the game up to attracting fans of their particular work.

Having played the game extensively, I can tell you it's fantastic. I've never played an FE game before either.

Positive word of mouth goes a long way, and it helps when the game is genuinely great.

Franchise rebirth?
What sucks is that the DLC designs for the men are just fine, it's the women. :\ Actually, so far it's just Micaiah's that really sucks.
 

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Congratulations to Kandinsky for winning by units`, and to lunchwithyuzo, by percentage!

Code:
BY UNITS                             BY PERCENTAGE

  1   102,893 Kandinsky                 1  143.0% lunchwithyuzo
  2   118,893 cw_sasuke                 2  144.4% Kandinsky
  3   124,603 Chris1964                 3  150.0% Chris1964
  4   130,893 lunchwithyuzo             4  152.7% matmanx1
  5   161,885 matmanx1                  5  154.9% Yeshua
  6   189,325 donny2112                 6  160.9% cw_sasuke
  7   189,740 Road                      7  172.3% Road
  8   191,035 electroplankton           8  178.3% Kenka
  9   200,893 Yeshua                    9  182.6% Orgen
 10   203,893 Orgen                    10  183.8% electroplankton
 11   206,893 MasterSheen              11  189.8% roddur
 12   213,893 Nekki                    12  193.7% Gianni Merryman
 13   231,893 roddur                   13  196.8% MasterSheen
 14   232,035 Kenka                    14  199.4% Nekki
 15   270,035 Gianni Merryman          15  202.3% donny2112
 16   280,893 The_lascar               16  252.3% The_lascar




                                   M-Create  donny211 Chris196 electrop lunchwit Orgen    matmanx1 Gianni M Yeshua   Kenka    cw_sasuk Nekki    Kandinsk roddur   Road     MasterSh The_lascar
[PS3] Dragon's Dogma                 302,040   200000   234567   175000   222222   183000   205556   130000   150000   157000   257000   200000   284000   170000   166666   180000   150000
[PSP] Persona 2: Eternal Punishment   29,431    75000    56789    65000    66666    71000    74369    45000    50000    94000    69000    85000    87000    90000    66666    75000    65000
[3DS] Mario Tennis Open              101,645   100000   123456   110000   111111   144000   121147   180000   120000   112000   118000   143000   112000   130000    99999   115000   180000
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be thi   59,929   100000    67890    80000    55555    59000    60890    64000    50000    72000    42000    45000    43000    49000    44444    34000    45000

DIFFERENCE

[PS3] Dragon's Dogma                       0  -102040   -67473  -127040   -79818  -119040   -96484  -172040  -152040  -145040   -45040  -102040   -18040  -132040  -135374  -122040  -152040
[PSP] Persona 2: Eternal Punishment        0    45569    27358    35569    37235    41569    44938    15569    20569    64569    39569    55569    57569    60569    37235    45569    35569
[3DS] Mario Tennis Open                    0    -1645    21811     8355     9466    42355    19502    78355    18355    10355    16355    41355    10355    28355    -1646    13355    78355
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be thi        0    40071     7961    20071    -4374     -929      961     4071    -9929    12071   -17929   -14929   -16929   -10929   -15485   -25929   -14929

STATISTICS             
                                   M-Create  AVERAGE    MIN      MAX     OVER     UNDER   CLOSEST    BY
[PS3] Dragon's Dogma                 302,040  191,563  130,000  284,000       0%     100%  284,000 Kandinsky
[PSP] Persona 2: Eternal Punishment   29,431   70,968   45,000   94,000     100%       0%   45,000 Gianni Merryman
[3DS] Mario Tennis Open              101,645  126,232   99,999  180,000      88%      13%  100,000 donny2112
[PSP] My Little Sister Can't Be thi   59,929   56,986   34,000  100,000      38%      63%   59,000 Orgen
As usual, a winner is banned. =P

DD and P2EP defying GAF expectations.
 

zroid

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Sure, but it helps. As has been proven.
I think, when it comes down to it, those who like Fire Emblem will buy it irrespective of art, while those who appreciate this particular brand of art will also buy in. Typically for this industry, decisions aren't usually made to please existing fans; rather, they will attempt to test the limits of what fans are willing to accept, in order to widen the audience.
 

NeonZ

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I think the new artwork helped Fire Emblem's initial good sales, but it doesn't explain why it's sustaining those numbers weekly right now... It's not like that style of artwork or guest artists were concepts created by this new FE.
 

RyougaSaotome

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10k yen a piece. ROI must be amazing for Namco.
To be fair, compared to some BD releases here this is actually a steal.

The anime alone they'd charge anywhere from 6k to 8k for, so with the additional game/expansion you get the 10k.

They're playing it smart by packaging the anime with the G4U... things. Even if I have no interest and will never buy one.
 

onilink88

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I think the new artwork helped Fire Emblem's initial good sales, but it doesn't explain why it's sustaining those numbers weekly right now...
I don't think I've seen anyone argue that the new artwork is the sole factor behind FE's resurgence and strong legs. That's never been my analysis of the situation, at least. I attribute it to a multitude of factors. Including the new and diversified art.
 

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I laughed.

~if~ the new artwork or the "pandering" is a big reason why Kakusei sold that much, do you guys want to trade it for the old artwork if it means Kakusei sold way less?

The old artwork is glorious, I admit, but if the new artwork means Kakusei can sell more and more and more than I say, keep it!
That's a slippery slope. How much of what you like are you willing to give up in favor of increased sales, and to what end?

I think most gaffers along with myself, don't care how unpopular or niche a game might be if they enjoy it. I doubt many would trade parts of a game they enjoy in order for that game to have a more mainstream appeal.
 
I don't think I've seen anyone argue that the new artwork is the sole factor behind FE's resurgence and strong legs. That's never been my analysis of the situation, at least. I attribute it to a multitude of factors. Including the new and diversified art.
I would primarily attribute it to Nintendo treating it and pushing it like a major title with the genre and style also being compatible with the region, but that first half is by far the most important.
 

onilink88

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That's a slippery slope. How much of what you like are you willing to give up in favor of increased sales, and to what end?
Obviously there's a limit. In FE: A's case, though, they aren't even near the threshold of a scenario where they're compromising elements of the game's quality and integrity in order achieve those sales.

It's just the modernization (and multifariousness) of the art that a vocal minority (from what I'm seeing) aren't taking too well to.

I would primarily attribute it to Nintendo treating it and pushing it like a major title with the genre and style also being compatible with the region, but that first half is by far the most important.
Yeah, you won't hear any arguments about that from my side. It's definitely played a major part in FE: A's success.
 

duckroll

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That's a slippery slope. How much of what you like are you willing to give up in favor of increased sales, and to what end?

I think most gaffers along with myself, don't care how unpopular or niche a game might be if they enjoy it. I doubt many would trade parts of a game they enjoy in order for that game to have a more mainstream appeal.
But there is nothing being given up here. The artwork and designs in the latest FE are far better than the ones in the last few releases.
 

onilink88

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But there is nothing being given up here. The artwork and designs in the latest FE are far better than the ones in the last few releases.
Tell me about it. I can't be the only one to think that the previous designs were rather lacking in any personality or vibrancy (not that I necessarily disliked them, mind you).
 

duckroll

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The quality of the artwork is certainly better, but I disagree on the designs.
Not all the designs maybe, but I feel on average its a step up. Not that it was a high bar to begin with, because the last few entries had really bad art. The main characters look pretty solid here, especially the cover art, which is something FE hasn't had for a while. I think stuff like that helps to push the point that this was a serious new entry and not just a cheap remake.
 

Femmeworth

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Tell me about it. I can't be the only one to think that the previous designs were rather lacking in any personality or vibrancy (not that I necessarily disliked them, mind you).
You're just saying that because they weren't overtly sexualized. :p I can understand someone not liking the old artwork, though.
Not all the designs maybe, but I feel on average its a step up. Not that it was a high bar to begin with, because the last few entries had really bad art. The main characters look pretty solid here, especially the cover art, which is something FE hasn't had for a while. I think stuff like that helps to push the point that this was a serious new entry and not just a cheap remake.
The cover art is quite nice.
 

Kodiak

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The GBA FE had tons of charm. The changes remind me of how Pokemon lost a lot of its charm from the early designs.
 

onilink88

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You're just saying that because they weren't overtly sexualized. :p
:D

The GBA FE had tons of charm. The changes remind me of how Pokemon lost a lot of its charm from the early designs.
Are you saying that FE: A has lost the charm of previous FEs? If so, I couldn't possibly disagree more.

But anyways, I'm done derailing the thread. Sorry, folks.

Seeing FE's performance, can we say we will see more of this kind of DLC in upcoming Nintendo games?
I can't imagine DLC for titles like TLoZ or Mario (not to say there couldn't be any), but for games like Pokemon or Mario Kart, for example, definitely.
 

enishi

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Just treat it as a reference.

All colors but pink 3DS have been sold out in Amazon.jp. The next shipment will be on next Monday. Chance of DQM crazy first day?
 

vareon

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Zelda games are known for goofy features utilizing a system's specific feature (Stone of Agony, Color Dungeon, Tingle Map). A mini-dungeon DLC might not be too hard to pull.
 

pulga

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Any idea if or when NoA is localizing FE?

You can't trust those fuckers to do so anymore.