Media Create Sales: Week 23, 2014 (Jun 02 - Jun 08)

May 24, 2012
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Famitsu comparison

Mario Kart 64

{1996.12.09 - 1996.12.15} 166.363/166.363
{1996.12.16 - 1996.12.22} 192.577/352.940 (+15.76%)

Mario Kart Super Circuit


{2001.07.16 - 2001.07.22} 261.797/261.797
{2001.07.23 - 2001.07.29} 79.668/341.465 (-69.57%)

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

{2003.11.03 - 2003.11.09} 179.230/179.230
{2003.11.10 - 2003.11.16} 67.662/246.892 (-62.25%)

Mario Kart DS


{2005.12.05 - 2005.12.11} 224.411/224.411
{2005.12.12 - 2005.12.18} 159.994/384.405 (-28.70%)

Mario Kart Wii

{2008.04.07 - 2008.04.13} 608.147/608.147
{2008.04.14 - 2008.04.20} 200.782/808.929 (-66.98%)

Mario Kart 7

{2011.11.28 - 2011.12.04} 451.932/451.932
{2011.12.05 - 2011.12.11} 182.566/634.498 (-59.60%)

Mario Kart 8

{2014.05.26 - 2014.06.01} 350.749/350.749
{2014.06.02 - 2014.06.08} 75.030/425.779 (-78.61%)
As a corollary to this (all numbers from Famitsu):


Super Mario Kart:

Release: 1992-08-27

LTD sales: 3,820,000




Mario Kart 64:

Release: 1996-12-14

LTD sales: 1,711,661




Mario Kart: Super Circuit

GBA sales the week before release (beginning 2001-07-09): 73,315

Release: 2001-07-21

Week 1 (beginning 2001-07-16, two days of tracking): #2 / 261,797 sales / 261,797 LTD
GBA sales: 95,618 (+30% from last week)

Week 2 (beginning 2001-07-23): #3 / 79,668 sales / 341,465 LTD (-70% from last week)
GBA sales: 85,209 (-11% from last week)

LTD sales: 938,175




Mario Kart: Double Dash

GameCube sales week before release (beginning 2003-10-27): 14,702

Release: 2003-11-07

Week 1 (beginning 2003-11-03, three days of tracking) - #1 / 179,230 sales / 179,230 LTD
GameCube sales: 20,587 (+40% from last week)

Week 2 (beginning 2003-11-10) - #2 / 67,662 sales / 246,892 LTD (-62% from last week)
GameCube sales: 20,016 (-3% from last week)

LTD sales: 825,894




Mario Kart DS:

DS sales the week before release (beginning 2005-11-28): 155,494

Release: 2005-12-08

Week 1 (beginning 2005-12-05, four days of tracking) - #1 / 224,411 sales / 224,411 LTD
DS sales: 295,701 (+90% from last week)

Week 2 (beginning 2005-12-12) - #3 / 159,994 sales / 384,405 LTD (-29% from last week)
DS sales: 381,776 (+29% from last week)

LTD sales: 4,002,914




Mario Kart Wii:

Wii sales the week before release (beginning 2008-03-31): 45,749

Release: 2008-04-10

Week 1 (beginning 2008-04-07, four days of tracking): #1 / 608,147 sales / 608,147 LTD
Wii sales: 50,155 (+10% from last week)

Week 2 (beginning 2008-04-14): #1 / 200,782 sales / 808,929 LTD (-67% from last week)
Wii sales: 42,089 (-16% from last week)

LTD sales: 3,701,492




Mario Kart 7:

3DS sales the week before release (beginning 2011-11-21): 110,088

Release: 2011-12-01

Week 1 (beginning 2011-11-28, four days of tracking): #1 / 451,932 sales / 451,932 LTD
3DS sales: 216,350 (+97% from last week)

Week 2 (beginning 2011-12-05): #2 / 182,566 sales / 634,498 LTD (-60% from last week)
3DS sales: 378,114 (+75% from last week)

LTD sales: 2,255,153




Mario Kart 8:

Wiii U sales the week before release (beginning 2014-05-19): 8,858

Release: 2014-05-29

Week 1 (beginning 2014-05-26, four days of tracking): #1 / 350,749 sales / 350,749 LTD
Wiii U sales: 19,031 (+115% from last week)

Week 2 (beginning 2014-06-02): #2 / 75,030 sales / 425,779 LTD (-79% from last week)
Wii U sales: 12,576 (-34% from last week)

LTD sales: 425,779



The amount of Wii U consoles sold on Week 1 and Week 2 of Mario Kart 8's release was the lowest absolute amount of consoles ever sold during Week 1 and Week 2 of a Mario Kart release.

And, the relative percentage decline of Wii U hardware sales between Week 1 and Week 2 of Mario Kart 8's release was also the greatest of any Mario Kart release.

However, Mario Kart 8 provided the largest relative percentage bump to Wii U hardware sales in Week 1, even if in absolute numbers the bump was small.
 
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400k is lowballing? I was being honest but it seems Persona has truly become a big franchise in Japan now.

600-650k would be Tales territory (among the top selling of that series iirc). I don't know, that seems a massive jump. Wouldn't mind it surpassing expectations though :)
No, that would be its middle ground. ToD is the best selling Tales game at 820k. Exilia had one of the best first weeks in the franchise but was front loaded and didn't live up to earlier successes in the end.

Are you sure about that?

Do you reackon Hyrule Warriors will give a bigger bump?
You said it yourself, Musou audience isn't on the Wii U. Well, not much of it anyway. So obviously it would provide a bigger bump than MK (after the fact, we now know not so spectacular bump).

PS4 should be fine now with all the Japanese devs announcing PS4 games at E3.

lol
DD still the only notable 2014 title.

Mario Maker, especially with the NSMB art style option will be a big seller.

In addition, Kirby is a pretty popular franchise in Japan. Add to that smaller hits like Yoshi, Captain Toad, Zelda, etc.

They're sitting on Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem as well.

The outlook for the Wii U isn't as bleak as you're making it out to be. As far as announced games go the Wii U has a stronger selling upcoming lineup than PS4 in Japan.

With how well the Wii U does in the holiday season I fully expect the gap to be more like 1,5 million by years end.
You forgot MP10. AC isn't announced yet but when it comes it will be another potential million seller. Anyway, 2015 is looking good and will also have a strong holiday. Nintendo is definitely not phasing out Wii U support but instead starting to focus their efforts on it, as was expected historically.

The MK bump might be minor, but Wii U's weekly sales are currently up yoy, so it's closing the ytd gap. Even if it goes below 10k again, as long as it stays ahead of its last year sales, it will continue to close the gap.

Same is true for its ytd sales compared to PS4. The only real threat is DD, without it it wouldn't be surprising if Wii U stays ahead of PS4 for most of the remaining weeks of the year, closing the gap somewhat until the expected holiday bump.

MK will show its effect again during the holidays, so you could easily be right with Wii U increasing its lead over PS4 this year.

PS4 is not exclusive in that statement. What have the Japanese third parties even announced at E3?

FF Type 0 HD

Seriously.
He didn't say third parties. Nintendo announced plenty.

X1 got another 3rd party exclusive though.
 
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PS4 is not exclusive in that statement. What have the Japanese third parties even announced at E3?

FF Type 0 HD

Seriously.
There's also Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. Funny enough both games are western only right now.

There's also Let it Die but the revelation that's actually what became of Lily Bergamo makes it iffy.

Of course if we don't limit "developers" to mean only 3rd party publishers then there's a ton more (Bloodborne, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Captain Toad, Mario Maker, Mario Party 10, Bayonetta Wii U, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Devil's Third, Star Fox Wii U, Project Guard, etc). There's at least one publisher who seems pretty invested in continuing Japanese console game development.
 
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Something does not compute here.
Agreed.



Bayo 2 releases 9/20 in Japan for 7700 Yen. Same package deal w/ Bayo 1 the West gets. Seems like the Japanese Wii U schedule is shifted a little bit up compared to the West... any particular reason there?

Also would Mario Party 10 sell to a different crowd than Wii Party U did? Although maybe that'll help the software sell (even though that's in 2015).
 
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Agreed.



Bayo 2 releases 9/20 in Japan for 7700 Yen. Same package deal w/ Bayo 1 the West gets. Seems like the Japanese Wii U schedule is shifted a little bit up compared to the West... any particular reason there?
A month between Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2? Not bad Nintendo. This might be one of the better holding periods Wii U has.
 
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Persona Q did really well. Also nice to see that big software can lift the 3DS's numbers.

Sad to see that Mario Kart didn't help the Wii U that much. It really looks to want to head back to sub 10,000 units.
 
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originally I was expecting it opens a little lower than PADZ but now it looks like 800K is a possibility. When was the last time a non-DQ/MH 3rd party game selling over 2 million copies?
The list of third-party titles not named Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter (or Final Fantasy) that had sold over 2 million units is extremely small. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters IV which is the most recent title to meet these requirements was released over 13 years ago.

[NFC] Pro Baseball Family Stadium (Namco) {1986.12.10} - 2.050.000
[SFC] Street Fighter II (Capcom) {1992.06.10} - 2.880.000
[SFC] Street Fighter II Turbo (Capcom) {1993.07.10} - 2.100.000
[SFC] Chrono Trigger (Square) {1995.03.11} - 2.030.000
[PS1] Resident Evil 2 + Resident Evil 2: Dual Shock Edition (Capcom) {1998.01.29} - 2.456.650
[NGB] Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters IV (Konami) {2000.12.07} - 2.210.162
 
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The list of third-party titles not named Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter (or Final Fantasy) that had sold over 2 million units is extremely small. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters IV which is the most recent title to meet these requirements was released over 13 years ago.

[SFC] Chrono Trigger (Square) {1995.03.11} - 2.030.000
What are you doing SE. Where is my next gen Chrono?
 
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Persona Q had a 60-80% sellthrough according to Famitsu. Sounds like it sold about what Atlus estimated, maybe a little less. Wasn't a big success nor a failure for an Persona game on the 3ds. Wonder what platforms they will decide on in the future for their games.
 
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But that didn't sell bad either.... :*(
Problem is, neither Kato (freelance) nor Monolithsoft (which originally worked on the Chrono series before founding their own studio) are still at SE. There is probably no one at SE who wants to do another Chrono game.

Although they are doing time travel stuff in other games like Sigma Harmonics and FFXIII-2, so the spirit lives on.

Thank you. Had no idea that Monolithsoft worked on Chrono.
Most of the same staff, Monolithsoft is what they called themselves after leaving Square.
 
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Problem is, neither Kato (freelance) nor Monolithsoft (which originally worked on the Chrono series before founding their own studio) are still at SE. There is probably no one at SE who wants to do another Chrono game.

Although they are doing time travel stuff in other games like Sigma Harmonics and FFXIII-2, so the spirit lives on.
Thank you. Had no idea that Monolithsoft worked on Chrono.
 
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Persona Q had a 60-80% sellthrough according to Famitsu. Sounds like it sold about what Atlus estimated, maybe a little less. Wasn't a big success nor a failure for an Persona game on the 3ds. Wonder what platforms they will decide on in the future for their games.
SEGA had some big expectations for it iirc. We shall how it holds, but yeah I'm surprised it wasn't 80-100% considering how much it sold FW.
 
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You said it yourself, Musou audience isn't on the Wii U. Well, not much of it anyway. So obviously it would provide a bigger bump than MK




Musou games have been already released on Wii U, so more Zelda audience than Musou ones will buy the game imho


and maybe Bayonetta 2 will give a bigger bump, absolutely that audience is NOT on Wii U
 
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Musou games have been already released on Wii U, so more Zelda audience than Musou ones will buy the game imho
How have this games sold? It's nice to link them, but we should know this numbers. If they bombed it means the audience is not there.

Hope Hyrule Warriors sells well though. It looks really nice.

and maybe Bayonetta 2 will give a bigger bump, absolutely that audience is NOT on Wii U
Yes, it could happen. But don't have high expectations in Bayonetta, since the original didn't sold that well on a console with a higher userbase.
 
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Bayonetta will be interesting. Will there be many people willing to buy a new system just to play the sequel? Not sure what other examples there are to draw from.

There doesn't seem to be a large audience that will just follow Kamiya anywhere, I doubt Scalebound is going to pull big numbers nor drive XB1 sales much in Japan. And from memory W101 certainly didn't.
 
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Bayonetta will be interesting. Will there be many people willing to buy a new system just to play the sequel? Not sure what other examples there are to draw from.

There doesn't seem to be a large audience that will just follow Kamiya anywhere, I doubt Scalebound is going to pull big numbers nor drive XB1 sales much in Japan. And from memory W101 certainly didn't.
Isn't the original included with bayo 2 in Japan as well?
 
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How have this games sold? It's nice to link them, but we should know this numbers. If they bombed it means the audience is not there.

Hope Hyrule Warriors sells well though. It looks really nice.

Yes, it could happen. But don't have high expectations in Bayonetta, since the original didn't sold that well on a console with a higher userbase.


I'm not focusing on software sales, I know that Bayonetta did not so good on both PS3 and 360, but they had a lot of action games on their line-up

But maybe people who liked Bayonetta back in the day might be interested in playing the sequel, so they will buy the system, maybe they will buy some more games and then sell the Wii U
And from a specific point of view that would mean moving hardware units.

MK8 has not moved so much hardware, and that was the first thing I noticed on launch day when I visited some shops here in Tokyo, but as it has been reported, MK is not a brand which helps so much hardware sales, cause it's a Nintendo game, a Mario game.

The only thing they could have done was releasing during Golden Week, 4 weeks before; maybe it would have helped hw sales more than releasing it in the end of May
 
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Dengeki Sales: Week 23, 2014 (Jun 02 - Jun 08)

01./00. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus) {2014.06.05} - 188.489 / NEW <75%>
02./01. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 76.694 / 420.688 (-78%)
03./00. [3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard: Lock on Victory!! (FuRyu) {2014.06.05} - 32.441 / NEW <60%>
04./03. [3DS] Yokai Watch (LEVEL-5) {2013.07.11} - 30.217 / 1.011.827 (-4%)
05./05. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (KONAMI) {2014.05.22} - 14.543 / 79.794 (-26%)
06./02. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.05.29} - 11.560 / 86.365 (-85%)
07./00. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.06.05} - 11.350 / NEW
08./06. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (KONAMI) {2014.05.22} - 7.714 / 37.409 (-26%)
09./08. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} - 6.613 / 1.131.806 (-22%)
10./07. [WIU] Wii Party U (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} - 6.367 / 716.984 (-25%)
11./00. [PS3] Wolfenstein: The New Order (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.06.05} - 6.230 / NEW
12./13. [WIU] Wii Fit U (Nintendo) {2014.02.01} - 5.313 / 151.677 (-9%)
13./12. [3DS] Mario Party Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} - 4.851 / 387.630 (-22%)
14./00. [PS3] Rain (SCE) {2014.06.05} - 4.739 / NEW
15./11. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (KONAMI) {2014.05.22} - 4.503 / 19.352 (-31%)
16./04. [PSV] Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart  (Compile Heart) {2014.05.29} - 4.183 / 32.788 (-85%)
17./00. [360] Stranger of the Village of the Sword (Experience) {2014.06.05} - 4.146 / NEW
18./19. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) {2013.09.14} - 4.029 / 3.389.597 (-7%)
19./09. [PS4] inFAMOUS Second Son (SCE) {2014.05.22} - 3.628 / 47.212 (-56%)
20./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 3.491 / 2.257.039 (+3%)
21./16. [3DS] Mario Golf World Tour (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} - 3.017 / 105.449 (-36%)
22./23. [3DS] Pazudora Z (Gung Ho Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} - 2.949 / 1.447.121 (-15%)
23./27. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe star (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} - 2.880 / 577.224 (-11%)
24./21. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.04.24} - 2.577 / 221.106 (-35%)
25./29. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters - Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} - 2.520 / 44.965 (-10%)
26./14. [PSV] Nobunaga's Ambition: Creation (Tecmo Koei Games) {2014.05.29} - 2.371 / 8.071 (-58%)
27./31. [3DS] Animal Crossing Tobidase (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} - 2.326 / 3.651.295 (-9%)
28./15. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One for All (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.05.15} - 2.303 / 100.199 (-57%)
29./17. [PSV] Genkai Totsuki Moero Chronicle (Compile Heart) {2014.05.15} - 2.034 / 50.739 (-56%)
30./33. [3DS] Pokemon X (Pokemon) {2013.10.12} - 1.886 / 2.183.768 (-10%)
31./18. [PSV] To Love Ru Trouble: Darkness - Battle Ecstasy (FuRyu) {2014.05.22} - 1.856 / 29.691 (-58%)
32./50. [PSV] Terraria (Spike CHUNSOFT) {2014.02.06} - 1.829 / 51.675 (+36%)
33./35. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} - 1.747 / 528.817 (-6%)
34./38. [3DS] Pokemon Y (Pokemon) {2013.10.12} - 1.646 / 1.971.007 (-3%)
35./34. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zero (KONAMI) {2014.03.20} - 1.617 / 230.967 (-19%)
36./32. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square Enix) {2014.04.24} - 1.617 / 124.711 (-29%)
37./10. [PS3] Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!! (Arc System Works) {2014.05.29} - 1.613 / 8.986 (-78%)
38./42. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (KONAMI) {2014.03.20} - 1.514 / 72.868 (-1%)
39./37. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind (Spike CHUNSOFT) {2013.12.05} - 1.425 / 287.909 (-18%)
40./41. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 (SCE) {2013.12.05} - 1.366 / 367.512 (-16%)
41./36. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking the New World (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} - 1.349 / 222.252 (-26%)
42./46. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} - 1.217 / 775.039 (-16%)
43./52. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} - 1.188 / 1.681.463
44./48. [PS3] Sengoku Musou 4 (Tecmo Koei Games) {2014.03.20} - 1.183 / 232.097 (-16%)
45./49. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 (KONAMI) {2014.03.20} - 1.160 / 116.303 (-17%)
46./39. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) {2013.10.10} - 1.131 / 686.121 (-33%)
47./44. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} - 1.113 / 169.688 (-24%)
48./26. [PS4] Trials Fusion (Ubisoft) {2014.05.29} - 1.100 / 4.385 (-67%)
49./40. [WIU] NES Remix 1 +2 (Nintendo) {2014.04.24} - 1.076 / 29.540 (-35%)
50./57. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2013.08.01} - 1.063 / 512.079

Top50

3DS 21
PS3 11
Vita 6
Wii U 6
PS4 3
PSP 2
X360 1

Top3/Platform

[3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus) {2014.06.05} - 188.489 / NEW <75%>
[3DS] Card Fight!! Vanguard: Lock on Victory!! (FuRyu) {2014.06.05} - 32.441 / NEW <60%>
[3DS] Yokai Watch (LEVEL-5) {2013.07.11} - 30.217 / 1.011.827 (-4%)

[PSV] Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart (Compile Heart) {2014.05.29} - 4.183 / 32.788 (-85%)
[PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.04.24} - 2.577 / 221.106 (-35%)
[PSV] Nobunaga's Ambition: Creation (Tecmo Koei Games) {2014.05.29} - 2.371 / 8.071 (-58%)

[PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (KONAMI) {2014.05.22} - 14.543 / 79.794 (-26%)
[PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.05.29} - 11.560 / 86.365 (-85%)
[PS3] Wolfenstein: The New Order (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.06.05} - 6.230 / NEW

[PS4] Wolfenstein: The New Order (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.06.05} - 11.350 / NEW
[PS4] inFAMOUS Second Son (SCE) {2014.05.22} - 3.628 / 47.212 (-56%)
[PS4] Trials Fusion (Ubisoft) {2014.05.29} - 1.100 / 4.385 (-67%)

[WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 76.694 / 420.688 (-78%)
[WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} - 6.613 / 1.131.806 (-22%)
[WIU] Wii Party U (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} - 6.367 / 716.984 (-25%)

[360] Stranger of the Village of the Sword (Experience) {2014.06.05} - 4.146 / NEW
[360] Wolfenstein: The New Order (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.06.05} - 733 / NEW
[360] Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft) {2013.06.06} - 80 / 14.783

SOFTWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2014  | FY  (%) |
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| 3DS   | 326.853   | 55.10%   | 2.052.528 | 38.10%  |
| Wii U | 111.697   | 18.80%   | 747.594   | 13.90%  |
| PS3   | 74.304    | 12.50%   | 1.150.749 | 21.40%  |
| Vita  | 36.512    | 6.20%    | 952.204   | 17.70%  |
| PS4   | 21.127    | 3.60%    | 210.619   | 3.90%   |
| PSP   | 17.012    | 2.90%    | 226.728   | 4.20%   |
| X360  | 6.129     | 1.00%    | 42.686    | 0.80%   |
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| Total | 593.634   | 100.00%  | 5.383.108 | 100.00% |
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HARDWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) | FY 2014 | FY  (%) |
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| 3DS   | 31.514    | 39.20%   | 291.652 | 39.70%  |
| Wii U | 15.132    | 18.80%   | 85.774  | 11.70%  |
| Vita  | 11.008    | 13.70%   | 160.789 | 21.90%  |
| PSP   | 9.203     | 11.40%   | 25.770  | 3.50%   |
| PS4   | 7.023     | 8.70%    | 99.321  | 13.50%  |
| PS3   | 6.354     | 7.90%    | 70.210  | 9.50%   |
| X360  | 187       | 0.20%    | 1.923   | 0.30%   |
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| Total | 80.421    | 100.00%  | 735.439 | 100.00% |
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Dengeki Sales: Week 22, 2014 (May 26 - Jun 01)

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I'm not focusing on software sales, I know that Bayonetta did not so good on both PS3 and 360, but they had a lot of action games on their line-up

But maybe people who liked Bayonetta back in the day might be interested in playing the sequel, so they will buy the system, maybe they will buy some more games and then sell the Wii U
And from a specific point of view that would mean moving hardware units.

MK8 has not moved so much hardware, and that was the first thing I noticed on launch day when I visited some shops here in Tokyo, but as it has been reported, MK is not a brand which helps so much hardware sales, cause it's a Nintendo game, a Mario game.

The only thing they could have done was releasing during Golden Week, 4 weeks before; maybe it would have helped hw sales more than releasing it in the end of May
Yeah, yeah. I know. You're talking about a (kind of) small dedicated audience buying the system to play those games. Something similar to what happened when Tales of Vesperia released on the 360, I guess.
 

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Musou games have been already released on Wii U, so more Zelda audience than Musou ones will buy the game imho


and maybe Bayonetta 2 will give a bigger bump, absolutely that audience is NOT on Wii U
You dont really need a WiiU to play either of the games if you are a Mosou fan - you need a WiiU for the Hyrule Warriors though.
 
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Bring a main Persona game to 3DS, ATLUS! Clearly the audience is there.

If P4G can perform well in a machine that's comparatively performing worse, then a good Persona game in 3DS can potentially sell very well too.
Time to move Persona permanently to the 3ds if a spinoff can do numbers like this imo.
You guys are crazy.

Just wait and see how well P5 will do on PS3. Thats where the majority of the fanbase is and Atlus knows it.
 
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Time to move Persona permanently to the 3ds if a spinoff can do numbers like this imo.
Why do you say this? Who's to say whether PQ couldn't have done better on Vita or PS3. It didn't even open that much higher than an updated version of PS2 game that came out when the userbase was smaller.

Wait to see how Persona 5 performs before you say that.
 
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Isn't the original included with bayo 2 in Japan as well?
For Bayonetta 2 to sell well, it's going to need to attract people from their PS3s. It's a nice move from Nintendo for the few people who wanted games like Bayonetta last gen but didn't get a PS3 or 360 for them for whatever reason, but I don't think it makes much impact on the game's potential to move hardware.
You dont really need a WiiU to play either of the games if you are a Mosou fan - you need a WiiU for the Hyrule Warriors though.
Will a Musou fan buy a system just to play one Musou title?
 
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The majority of the fanbase will be wherever the games are. Handhelds rule in Japan now, so it's not as "crazy" as you think.
Katsura Hashino said that P Studio seriously considered handheld devices as the platform for Persona 5, but they decided on the PS3 when they realized that's where most of their fans would want to experience the game.
 
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The majority of the fanbase will be wherever the games are. Handhelds rule in Japan now, so it's not as "crazy" as you think.
Yes it is. P4U has sold 200k on PS3 and that was a fighting game spin off. P4G has shipped 350k on Vita...I guess P6 should be on Vita as well.....no. Whats clear from these spin offs doing so well is that the Persona franchise has grown significantly. I'm not sure why this insinuates Altus should put the mainline franchise on PSV or 3DS especially since the PS3 spin off game did just as well.

Right now the fan base is on PS3. Just wait and see the numbers P5 on PS3 will do :)