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Media Create Sales: Week 25, 2013 (Jun 17 - Jun 23)

JoeM86

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Because even if the games aren't out just yet Nintendo needs to be trying harder to get customers to buy it. Beyond upcoming games, are they advertising the thing at all?
No, they're not. Iwata stated they shifted their Q1 & Q2 marketing budget to Q3 & Q4 so they can go all-out

Oh Famitsu isn't delayed it's just their site is f-ed up?
People talk about sales in a sales thread. Shock! Horror!
No, I get that. It's them saying that Nintendo needs to sort it out, or acting like it was meant to have a big jump.
 

RurouniZel

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That makes no sense.

You get costumers to buy it by releasing games, dude.
... or by advertising the games you already have, and touting other features like Off-TV play and show off the games that are coming?

No, they're not. Iwata stated they shifted their Q1 & Q2 marketing budget to Q3 & Q4 so they can go all-out.
I guess I just think letting it flounder now is a worse strategy because as a result people have already passed judgment. I just don't think this strategy will work well. I could be wrong, and that would be grand.
 
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Wow at TLOU. I never thought that a new western IP at the end of generation in the middle of the summer release, would be number one in Japan.
 

Thorgal

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Luigi and Last of us have destroyed the perception that all western games sell like crap over there in Japan so far this year .

And at this point it seems clear that PS3 has pretty much hit saturation point.

I imagine those weekly 10.000 sales are for the most part people who buy the console to play a game and then return it .
 

hiska-kun

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The Last of Us was expected. I blame Road because it wasn't included in the prediction league.

Joking, thanks for doing this every month

Code:
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|    |[B]Donkey Kong Returns[/B]| [B]Luigi’s Mansion 2[/B] |  [B]Difference[/B]  |
|    | [WII] (2010/12/09)| [3DS] (2013/03/20)|              |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   |  Weekly |   LTD   | DKR – LM2    |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
|  1 |  163.310|  163.310|  280.151|  280.151|       116.841|
|  2 |  152.990|  316.300|  110.840|  390.991|        74.691|
|  3 |  214.518|  530.818|   68.423|  459.413|       -71.405|  
|  4 |  107.487|  638.305|   56.562|  515.975|      -122.330| 
|  5 |   66.551|  704.856|   41.296|  557.271|      -147.585|  
|  6 |   29.412|  734.268|   38.884|  596.155|      -138.113|  
|  7 |   20.411|  754.679|   64.420|  660.575|       -94.104|  
|  8 |   19.214|  773.893|   31.345|  691.921|       -81.972|  
|  9 |   16.493|  790.386|   20.304|  712.225|       -78.161| 
| 10 |   15.971|  806.357|   19.079|  731.304|       -75.053|
| 11 |   10.824|  817.181|   19.649|  750.953|       -66.228|
| 12 |    9.913|  827.094|   15.759|  766.712|       -60.382|
| 13 |    8.836|  835.930|   14.949|  781.660|       -54.270|
| 14 |    7.919|  843.848|   11.859|  793.519|       -50.329|
| 15 |    7.490|  851.339|         |         |              |
| 16 |    8.526|  859.865|         |         |              |
| 17 |    6.260|  866.125|         |         |              |
| 18 |    5.120|  871.245|         |         |              |
| 19 |        -|        -|         |         |              |
| 20 |        -|        -|         |         |              |
| 21 |        -|  884.002|         |         |              |
| 22 |    8.944|  892.946|         |         |              |
| 23 |    3.356|  896.302|         |         |              |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
|Year|   YTD   |   LTD   |   YTD   |   LTD   |  Difference  |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
|  1 |  638.305|  638.305|  793.519|  793.519|       155.214|
|  2 |  314.399|  952.704|        -|        -|             -|
|  3 |   17.517|  970.221|        -|        -|             -|
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
| LTD|        -|  970.221|        -|  793.519|      -176.702|     
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AOC83

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PS3 at sub 10k while Last of Us rules this week just goes to show either the console needs a price drop or its long since reached the now upper limit of home console gaming in Japan. Which is a bit of a worry.
Sony may be able to squeeze another 1 or 2 million units out of the PS3 with a heavy price cut but i think 10-12 million is just about the maximum for console sales in Japan at the moment.
 

LiquidMetal14

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Rather surprised to see The Last of Us on top. Gotta give ND some good vibes for that. Imagine if this was a big AAA Jak and Daxter like production with more mass appeal for young/old. They could break even further into the Japanese market like they did with Crash.
 

slaughterking

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Rather surprised to see The Last of Us on top. Gotta give ND some good vibes for that. Imagine if this was a big AAA Jak and Daxter like production with more mass appeal for young/old. They could break even further into the Japanese market like they did with Crash.
Then they would lose the western market. That's not gonna happen.
 

Kagami

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10./00. [PSP] Ro-Kyu-Bu! Lost Secret <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2013.06.20} (¥6.090) - 9.282 / NEW
I'm new to these threads so please excuse the ignorant question, but is that just sales of the standard edition (¥6,090) or does it include the LE (¥10,290) in the total also?

EDIT: Looking at the website for last week (http://www.m-create.com/ranking/) I guess it probably always includes LEs.
 
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Good to see the vita get a slight boost even from a niche title. Shame more people aren't making games for it. The Last of Us did really well, and NPD should be very interesting.
 

SmokyDave

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VITA is doing great... second best selling platform! ;-)
2nd best selling, the only platform up WoW, only platform up YoY, selling twice as much as the next-gen successor to the Wii from the guys that 'own' Japan.


That's how I like to see it.
 

mrmickfran

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I thought the Wii's shitty sales (1,234) were the Wii U's. I think Gaf would crash if that were to happen :p
 

duckroll

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Doesn't look like SMT4 is going to be able to reach 300k. In terms of success it's going to be somewhere between SMT3 and Persona 4.
 

DarkLordMalik

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Pretty good numbers for TLOU. I expect it to have stronger legs and outsell Uncharted 3 LTD Sales.

Looking at the numbers for Uncharted 3, it shouldn't be hard with good legs
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 164,266
And the VITA had a lovely bump :D
 

Dragon1893

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Doesn't look like SMT4 is going to be able to reach 300k. In terms of success it's going to be somewhere between SMT3 and Persona 4.
Do we know how much they were expecting? I was hoping it would do a bit more though it's obviously still good for a SMT game.
 

zomgbbqftw

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Dat Naughty God!

Good sales for TLOU, really deserves the success. Would love it if Naught Gods had a Crash level of success in Japan. I really think the game appeals to Japanese people because the difficulty level is quite high and shooting is not the main way to play the game like Uncharted.
 

mclem

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Luigi and Last of us have destroyed the perception that all western games sell like crap over there in Japan so far this year .
To be fair, I suspect Luigi isn't percieved as a western game. Similarly, I suspect DKCRWii wasn't.

TLOU is very much a different matter.
 

GRW810

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July 13th can't come quick enough for Wii U. I'm sure Pikmin 3 will boost the console a fair bit. Hopefully it will be the start of a build in momentum that Wonderful 101 can continue a month later.
 

metalslimer

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Good job Naughty Dog. The rest of the list is still boring.
July 13th can't come quick enough for Wii U. I'm sure Pikmin 3 will boost the console a fair bit. Hopefully it will be the start of a build in momentum that Wonderful 101 can continue a month later
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I wouldn't bet on it, especially on Wonderful 101 becoming some breakout hit. Pikmin 3 will do decent numbers and the system will crash again until November.
 

schuelma

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July 13th can't come quick enough for Wii U. I'm sure Pikmin 3 will boost the console a fair bit. Hopefully it will be the start of a build in momentum that Wonderful 101 can continue a month later.
That week better see a somewhat healthy spike- Pikmin 3, NSL U, Nintendoland Wiimote bundle, and the new White premium all come out that day.
 

shinra-bansho

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I'm sure Pikmin 3 will boost the console a fair bit.
What are people expecting Pikmin to do to hardware out of curiosity?

10K? 20K? 30K?

It will certainly be interesting, and because it's been so long since a new iteration of the franchise it's a difficult one to read in terms of sales potential.

Edit: Oh, and I really wouldn't pin any hardware sales hopes on W101.
 

Kyon

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Good job Naughty Dog. The rest of the list is still boring.
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I wouldn't bet on it, especially on Wonderful 101 becoming some breakout hit. Pikmin 3 will do decent numbers and the system will crash again until November.
Do Platinum Games games sell in japan? Dont remember lol
 

holysan

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Really strong debut for a new western IP. Doubled the first week sales of Uncharted 2, but a bit weaker than the 3rd entry.