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Sales-Age Media Create Sales: Week 24, 2017 (Jun 12 - Jun 18)

Deku89

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Jun 22, 2015
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Nothing is certain, but all the elements of a long tail are present- multiplayer game with high replay value, new IP so room for growth, and on a young system with a small install base that is only going to dramatically increase.
True, but Splatoon 2 also comes out next month. That will probably take the focus off it quite a bit.
 
Jun 18, 2015
5,025
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0
I bet digital was fantastic for the game as it took the number 1 spot and anecdotal but the digital version was really high in Amazon JP rankings.
 
Sep 7, 2013
2,788
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Just 9k more and Arms would have had a better opening week than Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V combined.
What's funny is that going by the 10% attachment rate of ARMS, only 90k more Switches would have need to have been sold to date to achieve this, which would have happened if it weren't for supply problems.
 

zeromcd73

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Mar 21, 2014
5,061
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Actually I fucked up.

ARMS only needed to sell 74 more units to beat the combined opening for SFV and TK7's first week. Accidentally mixed MC numbers with some famitsu numbers back there.
 

Geg

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Nov 26, 2014
5,996
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Dang, was expecting the Switch to cross a million this week. Oh well, next week then
 

noshten

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Oct 20, 2014
3,845
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Sofia
I'm really happy for Nier, but isn't this pretty untypical in Japan? We rarely see J-RPGs stay in the TOP 10, what's the secret with Nier?
Nier's performance has been extraordinary considering the first one was in no shape or form as popular. Perhaps the narrative and replay options coupled with 2B was enough to make Nier the most popular Platinum game in ages, really happy for them to have such a hit on their hands - showing legs in the US and Japan for nearly 6 months now.
 

Calm Mind

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May 16, 2016
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Actually I fucked up, ARMS only needed to sell 74 more units to beAT the combined opening for SFV and TK7's first week. Accidentally mixed MC numbers with some famitsu numbers back there.
inb4 superior Dengeki numbers shows it did.
 

Tonton

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Nov 19, 2016
1,417
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Great result for Arms, really wasn't expecting 100k

Great to see Ys VIII holding well, I think 2 or 3 weeks and it should double it's Media Create FW already
 

Dark Cloud

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Feb 2, 2016
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295
There was a titanic debate in the Arms sales debut thread about whether Arms debuting at #2 in the UK meant it was dead.
lol I'm glad I wasn't in there. UK sales aren't really large even if you finish #1 at times.

Actually I fucked up, ARMS only needed to sell 74 more units to beAT the combined opening for SFV and TK7's first week. Accidentally mixed MC numbers with some famitsu numbers back there.
😮
 

casiopao

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Jan 27, 2013
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100k. Wuuu. While i hoped for bigger number, considering how pathetic Switch situation, this is probably the best they can muster. The legs is going to be deciding whether ARMS is a success or a failure.

The fact that it beat both Tekken and SFV FW is probably the only consolidation victory ARMS had right now lol.
 

Skullwaker

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Dec 3, 2015
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Texas
ARMS was higher than I thought and Switch was lower. Let's see if it has legs.
Same here. Very impressive for Arms to debut over 100k, but I was expecting 40-50k for Switch.

Great to see MK8D and BotW getting a boost from this though (the latter officially hitting 500k!). I wonder how much they'll gain from the week of Splatoon 2.
 

BitStyle

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Aug 20, 2013
6,441
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Great opening for ARMS, especially for a new fighting game IP.

So will the new stock cap for Switch be 40k till Splatoon?
 
Jun 18, 2015
5,025
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Well in terms of games in the 6 digits for Switch we have
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 500k+
Breath of the Wild 500k+
1 2 Switch 200k+
Bomberman R 100k+
ARMS 100k+
SnipperClips 100k+
So if you look at it Switch software has been doing very well.
 

LordOcidax

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Apr 12, 2013
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100k. Wuuu. While i hoped for bigger number, considering how pathetic Switch situation, this is probably the best they can muster. The legs is going to be deciding whether ARMS is a success or a failure.

The fact that it beat both Tekken and SFV FW is probably the only consolidation victory ARMS had right now lol.
ARMS is already a success taking into account the situation of the Fighting genre in Japan. But if ARMS has LEGS is going to be insane.
 

xyla

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Feb 10, 2009
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Germany


Finally some more stock on the Switch. Arms didn't do too bad either. Pleasantly surprising tbh.

3DS is falling behind yoy pretty steadily though. Is there a somewhat big release till DQ11 next month?
 

cw_sasuke

If all DLC came tied to $13 figurines, I'd consider all DLC to be free
Sep 9, 2006
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ARMS is already a success taking into account the situation of the Fighting genre in Japan. But if ARMS has LEGS is going to be insane.
Nintendo has higher expectations though - especially considering their free post launch content plans. Its nice to see that its outselling established Fighting series like Tekken from the starts...but thats not really the benchmark for first party efforts from that team - even if its a new IP.
 

Eolz

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Jun 1, 2014
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When was the last fighting game opening at 100k+?
SFIV on 3DS? Pokken was below I think.
 

Christhor

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Mar 19, 2013
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I'm really happy for Nier, but isn't this pretty untypical in Japan? We rarely see J-RPGs stay in the TOP 10, what's the secret with Nier?
Nier is relatively unknown, so it's still spreading through word of mouth in Japan. Most Japanese gamers seem to buy games they're interested in day 1, which is easier when it's a new entry in a series you already know and love. I doubt another Nier would ever have nearly as good legs, even if it ends up selling as much overall.
 

Branduil

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Sep 20, 2006
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Excellent Eriador
It being a Nintendo game + the long free DLC strategy means ARMS could have pretty good legs as well. Hopefully they can keep the characters, stages, and maybe even new modes(like a story mode) coming.
 

weekev

Banned
Jun 8, 2014
5,323
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Arms outsells Tekken....did not see that coming. Props to Nintendo its a super fun fighter.
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
Mar 10, 2011
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theflyingthoughtsblog.wordpress.com
When was the last fighting game opening at 100k+?
SFIV on 3DS? Pokken was below I think.
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition opened at more than 40,000 (MC)

07. / 00. [3DS] Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom) {2011.02.26} - 44.649 / NEW

Both Street Fighter IV and Tekken 6 had 100k+ openings, though, between PS3 and 360 (MC)

02. [PS3] Street Fighter IV (Capcom) 86,000 / NEW
05. [360] Street Fighter IV (Capcom) 38,000 / NEW

03./00. [PS3] Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai) - 103,105 / NEW
11./00. [360] Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai) - > 26,559