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Media Create Sales: Week 22, 2015 (May 25 - May 31)

hiska-kun

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Btw, we've created a group for the donations to buy the Media Create White Book 2015. I don't know if there's someone else who would like to contribute. A small amount is welcomed too.

Share your mail with me or ZhugeEX if you're interested via PM :)
 
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I can't say I'm surprised or even disappointed, at this point. Hudson (now nd Cube) and Nintendo really went out of their way to give people Mario Party fatigue and playing with the formula as much as they have didn't exactly give anyone a reason to be excited. To the people who complain about annualized franchise releases? Here is your prime example of exactly what happens.

I'm pretty sure it's done now.

People have stopped buying it due to the drop in quality. Nobody likes the car mechanic. Nobody likes the fact that, in 2015, the series still doesn't have online play. It's an old relic that should just be retired if they're not going to do it justice.
 

Vena

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Week 23, 2015 (June 1 - June 7)

[WIU] Splatoon < 60k
[3DS] Stella Glow < 30k
[PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus < 15k

I'll update everything tomorrow.

That's a solid hold for Splatoon, though I wonder if WoM won't push it up just a little bit higher! (I can be optimistic when duckroll isn't around!)

I wonder what it will have as a digital ratio, seeing as it had supply issues but is also only 2GB large.
 

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That's a solid hold for Splatoon, though I wonder if WoM won't push it up just a little bit higher! (I can be optimistic when duckroll isn't around!)

I wonder what it will have as a digital ratio, seeing as it had supply issues but is also only 2GB large.

I'll be subbing in for duckroll real quick....

*snatches optimism*
 

Shizuka

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Week 23, 2015 (June 1 - June 7)

[WIU] Splatoon < 60k
[3DS] Stella Glow < 30k
[PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus < 15k

I'll update everything tomorrow.

Not good for Stella Glow, but I guess it'll be one of those games that'll sell better in the West.
 

duckroll

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What? I'm here. Also, Terra Battle rocks. Shouldn't you save your account transfer info on your PC or something? :p
 

Vena

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What? I'm here. Also, Terra Battle rocks. Shouldn't you save your account transfer info on your PC or something? :p

I didn't think I'd decimate my phone with an electromagnet... >.> I usually take it out before entering the clean-room but I forgot.

Have they all made the jump to PS4? Or is there something they're waiting for?

I know that my gamer friends all already have picked up PS4s. They bought them either with DQW or, some, at launch~ish time. I don't think anyone I know at uni there who's into gaming hasn't already more or less picked up their console(s) of choice.
 

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I mean that's what I figure, so I'm curious what anyone thinks this will snowball into :p
I know that my gamer friends all already have picked up PS4s. They bought them either with DQW or, some, at launch~ish time. I don't think anyone I know at uni there who's into gaming hasn't already more or less picked up their console(s) of choice.
Interesting! Do you know anything about any of your less "gamer" inclined friends? People more casually interested perhaps? Do they have something they're waiting for or do they not care?
 

DrLazy

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1. Splatoon sold out or in short supply at the local game stores. But still available at the department stores.

2. Aeon Mall which is normally not known for doing game promotions (or having many games) at all has set up a sizable Splatoon display. I will try to get a photo.

3. Splatoon Amiibos sold out at all store I checked. I managed to get the last Squid Boy and couldn't find the other 2 at all.

4. Wii U in good supply. Not sold out anywhere.

5. Lots of used WiiUs available. To tell the truth, Splatoon might have moved a lot of WiiU hardware. Used ones. With the low prices and availability it makes sense to buy a used one for Splatoon. That's what my friend did this week.

6. For the first time since Smash, elementary school students are talking about a Wii U game. Kids without WiiUs are watching Splatoon on Youtube (which sound super boring to me if you haven't even played it).

7. Retro store in general seem to be not doing well (other than big chains like Mandrake). Since I last posted a Vinnk's Village (2 years ago?) about half of the retro store I used to go to have closed or removed their retro sections.

8. Most seen (non-smartphone) Vita game on the train: Minecraft. In fact I haven't really seen anyone playing anything else on the Vita for a while. Not that I see a lot of Vitas OR 3DSs. It's all smartphones these days.

9. Most of the street passes I get are for Yokai Watch 2 (this is over 60% of all the passes I get).

10. PS4 is capturing a lot of mind share. It's all my Japanese gamer friends talk about most of the time.

11. Xbox 1 is only sold in 2 stores in my town and I have never actually witnessed anyone buying one or a game. 360 on the other hand does pretty well at the used game stores and most of them still have a dedicated section.

10. My daughter is old enough to play games on her own now. Her current favorite: Kirby Rainbow Curse.

Vinnk you rock!
 

Sammy Samusu

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Let me update my good Nintendrone friends.

Splatoon

Amazon: sold out again, new stock on June 8. http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00VDVY1C8/
Yodobashi: quickly running out of stock, will Nintendo send a new shipment for the weekend? http://www.yodobashi.com/ec/product/stock/100000001002682130/index.html?isRanking=1

Wii U

Amazon: fully back in stock
Yodobashi: Mario Kart bundle still sold out, regular premium set back in stock

Oh man Atelier 3DS was a mistake.
http://www.yodobashi.com/ec/product/stock/100000001002590559/index.html?isRanking=1

From the looks of it, Gust will have to send a new shipment. I don't expect Atelier 3DS to sell well, but I'm not sure if I would call it a mistake either.
 

Mpl90

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Something called "n/a --data still processing" is showing up as a popular free app and high grosser on App Annie so I'm guessing we'll get Mobius data soon.

Oh, it's happening then.
I'll keep daily updates on how many times it's downloaded on Google Play here...and then I'll do one of my usual analysis (and now that I think about it, I should work on those for Monster Gear / Hortensia Saga in the next few days).
 

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Just here to give kudos to Vinnk's village!

And Tribe Cool Crew bombed so hard. Less than a thousand (way less?) and only one user or Miiverse? I think we have a new Rabbids/Funassyi Land :-0
 

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Hm, looks like the Splatoon drop might be harder than expected if these stock issues keep up. Are Nintendo really having that much trouble sustaining demand?
 

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Quick question GAF, which publication should I believe more, Media Create or Famitsu?
 

FluxWaveZ

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Quick question GAF, which publication should I believe more, Media Create or Famitsu?
Apparently:
Here are the differences between the trackers:

Media Create:
+ Nationwide Japanese sales data from Media Create Co., Ltd.
+ Tracks more than 3,000 retail stores / chains
+ Top 20 software sales with numbers
+ Top 50 software sales without numbers
+ Total hardware sales per platform
+ Sometimes presents sell-through figures
+ Releases first (at the same time as Famitsu)
+ Nintendo uses these numbers in their investor presentations
+ Distinguishes between 3DS and 3DS LL
+ Distinguishes between Vita and Vita TV
- Does not track download cards
- Does not provide software sales figures past the Top 20

Famitsu:
+ Nationwide Japanese sales data from Enterbrain, Inc.
+ Tracks about 3,600 retail stores / chains
+ Top 30 software sales with numbers
+ Total hardware sales per platform
+ Sell-through ranges for all titles
+ Has the most historical data available for GAFfers
+ Tracks download cards
+ Releases first (at the same time as Media Create)
- Does not distinguish between 3DS and 3DS LL
- Does not distinguish between Vita and Vita TV
- Does not report total software sales
 

Nyoro SF

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Btw, we've created a group for the donations to buy the Media Create White Book 2015. I don't know if there's someone else who would like to contribute. A small amount is welcomed too.

Share your mail with me or ZhugeEX if you're interested via PM :)

This book covers how much data... how many years does it go back?
 

Pandy

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People have stopped buying it due to the drop in quality. Nobody likes the car mechanic. Nobody likes the fact that, in 2015, the series still doesn't have online play. It's an old relic that should just be retired if they're not going to do it justice.
It's become pretty much the only Nintendo game series I can think of that truely lives up to the internet ranting about Nintendo only churning out Mario games. I haven't enjoyed the series since the Gamecube. Wii Party U was an okay substitute.

P.S. - I'm not sure online play would have been great, TBH. The amount of rage quitting would be unreal. :)
 

Vena

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Interesting! Do you know anything about any of your less "gamer" inclined friends? People more casually interested perhaps? Do they have something they're waiting for or do they not care?

Less "gamer"? Mobile and/or 3DS, with the or being "Either they are on mobile, or they are on mobile and 3DS", I don't think the reverse exists, lol. I also don't think any of them own a Vita.

I'm sorry I'm being so mean to you Vena! :(

No reason to be sorry, it was my own dumb fault (not a mistake that will happen again!). It's actually the first time I've messed up like that, and that's a good thing since a lot of the stuff I do and work with could, on a bad day, end with my death/blindness/horrible chemical burns/(insert chemical/element) poisoning/millions of dollars in damages. :p

When you work with stuff called Piranha Etch, you know you've picked a fun field!
 

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sorry bumped old thread


10. My daughter is old enough to play games on her own now. Her current favorite: Kirby Rainbow Curse.

yesss
 

hiska-kun

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Media Create Sell-Through

01./00. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) - 144.818 / NEW <97,33%> [Units Shipped => 148.791]

00./00. [WIU] Splatoon Amiibo # <Girl - Boy - Squid> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} - 106.000 / NEW <+90%>
 

Mory Dunz

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Media Create Sell-Through

01./00. [WIU] Splatoon <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) - 144.818 / NEW <97,33%> [Units Shipped => 148.791]

[WIU] Splatoon Amiibo <Girl - Boy - Squid> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} - 106.000 / NEW <+90%>

Wait, were the amiibos bundled with the game?