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Media Create Sales: Week 27, 2015 (Jun 29 - Jul 05)

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
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Minecraft Vita tops 500k through Famitsu:

[360] Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) { 2013-06-06 } - 24.799
[PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (Mojang) {2014-06-24} - 297.907
[XB1] Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2014-09-05} - 855
[PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Mojang) {2014-10-29} - 502.655
[PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (Mojang) {2014-12-25} - 96.569











The energy efficient PS4 launched during this tracking period.
Yeah, it was out at the end of June, it's the only possible factor that could've had caused an increase.
 

Wiggy

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Minecraft up again, what are people predictions on the ceiling on this thing? Will it sell forever like in does in the west?


And I wonder if DQB will help or hinder it? A rival could steal it's audience or it could make more fans of the 'genre' + also bring more people to the platform.
 
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you mean PS4

Last year it had the 300k+ launch window, weekly sales are better this year (and still not good enough) but its the only platform that will be up YoY
PS4 will do that easy.
Yeah, i didn't notice the significant difference in sales for the PS4 this year vs last year. I'm less concerned with the console market knowing that at least those 2 machines are doing fine.
 

Jigorath

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28./00. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) - 1.531 / 177.535 <80-100%> (+11%)

Still chugging along.
 

Pennywise83

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Yeah, i didn't notice the significant difference in sales for the PS4 this year vs last year. I'm less concerned with the console market knowing that at least those 2 machines are doing fine.
It's really a matter of lowered expectations. PS4 and Wii U are doing pitiful numbers no matter how you spin it; PS4 just overcame DC cumulative total since launch in Japan. Healthy home platforms were doing 30-40k on a weekly basis back then.
 

Aostia

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FE Fates sees a huge drop, but is still confirming its potential to (easily?) be the second best selling FE of all time.
Very good hold for RH and especially for Splatoon, a phenomena right now in Japan, alongside Minecraft Vita.
Very good response to the new (un-interesting) model for the PS4, and good hold for the 3DS compared to last year (even if the last quarter will be tough in the YoY comparison, due to the release of the New 3DS last year). Very good new baseline for the Wii U too, thanks to Splatoon, a real system seller.
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
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19./05. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.06.23} (¥4.104) - 2.430 / 41.188 (-94%)

Yeeeesh.
But such a drop is normal for an expansion: Dragon Quest X suffered the same kind of second week drop, both versions. The problem is the debut itself.
 

LOCK

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Second week comparison:

[3DS] Fire Emblem: Awakening <SLG> (Nintendo) {2012.04.19} (¥4.800) - 60.313 / 302.913 (-75%)

[3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom / White Kingdom <SLG> (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥5.076) - 54.896 / 315.571 (-79%)
[3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition {Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom} <SLG> (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥9.990) - * / 42.991

Total - 358.562
So the special edition isn't counted twice?

What's the famitsu total?
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
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11./27. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 4.276 / 3.992.729
08./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 5.918 / 4.354.150 <80-100%> (+52%)

Wait, I know the digital version has a sale going on right now, but did retailers cut the price of the retail version as well? hiska, crinale, anyone?
 

crinale

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As for PS4 new model may be the reason for bump, but I don't think average Joe would care, especially in Japan
As a matter of fact I asked store guy at couple of places and many thought difference is really minor so customer just keep buying without asking for model number..
(The empty box for display are still showing old model number anyway).
 

Aostia

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...Actually, there's the bundle, but I fear not even that will be enough this time.
They should've bundled Splatoon amiibos with Yoshi's Wolly World!
Is Yoshi going to bomb hard in Japan? I didn't follow your Comgnet numbers on this...too bad, the game debute well in Europe and I really appreciated it: way more than the 3DS counterpart, that didn't do bad in Japan, sales-wise.
I'm not saying that I was expecting high sales, but at least 100k LTD (around DKTF numbers, right?)
 

Pennywise83

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11./27. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 4.276 / 3.992.729
08./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 5.918 / 4.354.150 <80-100%> (+52%)

Wait, I know the digital version has a sale going on right now, but did retailers cut the price of the retail version as well? hiska, crinale, anyone?
As I wrote in the last topic, advertisement raised consumers' awareness about the game. Of course the ads was focused on the eShop discount, but some people were still influenced by it and by the presence of a quite famous idol. The campaign Nintendo is undertaking right now in Japan is quite big.

19./05. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.06.23} (¥4.104) - 2.430 / 41.188 (-94%)

Yeeeesh.
But such a drop is normal for an expansion: Dragon Quest X suffered the same kind of second week drop, both versions. The problem is the debut itself.
Third FF in a row that is underperforming on PS4 with respect to retailers' expectations.
 

1st Course

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19./05. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.06.23} (¥4.104) - 2.430 / 41.188 (-94%)

Yeeeesh.
But such a drop is normal for an expansion: Dragon Quest X suffered the same kind of second week drop, both versions. The problem is the debut itself.
Could've done well digitally, being an MMO these typically have higher digital attach-rate than usual I think.
 

Wiggy

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Hey, has anyone here heard anything about a vita price cut? With all the SQEX support coming up it would probably be a good timing to have one soon.
 

hiska-kun

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Smash Bros Wii U VS Splatoon The revenge
Code:
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|    | Super Smash Wii U |      Splatoon     |  Difference  |
|    | [WIU] (2014/12/06)| [WIU] (2015/05/28)|              | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   |  Weekly |   LTD   | SSBWU – Splt | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
|  1 |  227.527|  227.527|  144.818|  144.818|        82.709| 
|  2 |   79.005|  306.533|   68.913|  213.731|        92.802| 
|  3 |   78.927|  385.460|   53.198|  266.929|       118.531|  
|  4 |   85.776|  471.236|   43.653|  310.582|       160.654| 
|  5 |   58.008|  529.244|   37.458|  348.040|       181.204|
|  6 |   18.884|  548.128|   34.135|  382.175|       165.953|
|  7 |   12.858|  560.986|         |         |              |
|  8 |    8.728|  569.714|         |         |              |
|  9 |    6.398|  576.112|         |         |              |
| 10 |    5.683|  581.796|         |         |              |
| 11 |    6.118|  587.913|         |         |              |
| 12 |    4.881|  592.794|         |         |              |
| 13 |    4.936|  597.730|         |         |              |
| 14 |    4.829|  602.560|         |         |              |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
|Total        -|  651.565|        -|  382.175|       269.390|      
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Mario Kart 8 VS Splatoon Better Tentacles (excluding first week)
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|    |   Mario Kart 8    |      Splatoon     |  Difference  | 
|    | [WIU] (2014/05/29)| [WIU] (2015/05/28)|              | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   |  Weekly |   LTD   | MK8 – SPLTN  | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
|  2 |   73.051|   73.051|   68.913|   68.913|         4.138| 
|  3 |   42.261|  115.312|   53.198|  122.111|        -6.799|  
|  4 |   28.112|  143.424|   43.653|  165.764|       -22.340| 
|  5 |   23.520|  166.944|   37.458|  203.222|       -36.278|  
|  6 |   19.386|  186.330|   34.135|  237.357|       -51.027|  
|  7 |   15.143|  201.473|         |         |              |  
|  8 |   14.992|  216.465|         |         |              |  
|  9 |   18.129|  234.594|         |         |              | 
| 10 |   18.067|  252.661|         |         |              | 
| 11 |   20.860|  273.521|         |         |              | 
| 12 |   28.221|  301.742|         |         |              | 
| 13 |   12.075|  313.817|         |         |              | 
| 14 |   11.148|  324.965|         |         |              |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
Rhythm Battle No Fever Legs
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|    |   Rhythm Fever    | Rhythm the Best+  |  Difference  |
|    | [WII] (2011/07/21)| [3DS] (2015/06/11)|              | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   |  Weekly |   LTD   |  RPF – RPtB+ | 
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------| 
|  1 |  118.173|  118.173|  157.591|  157.591|       -39.418| 
|  2 |   81.938|  200.112|   66.416|  224.008|       -23.896| 
|  3 |   62.597|  262.709|   42.718|  266.726|        -4.017|  
|  4 |   63.590|  326.300|   34.467|  301.193|        25.107| 
|  5 |   48.190|  374.489|         |         |              |
|  6 |   25.063|  399.552|         |         |              |
|  7 |   22.762|  422.314|         |         |              |
|  8 |   15.600|  437.913|         |         |              |
|  9 |   14.647|  452.560|         |         |              |
| 10 |   17.354|  469.914|         |         |              |
| 11 |   11.468|  481.382|         |         |              |
| 12 |   10.731|  492.112|         |         |              |
| 13 |   13.202|  505.315|         |         |              |
| 14 |   12.377|  517.691|         |         |              |
| 15 |    9.251|  526.943|         |         |              |
| 16 |    8.581|  535.523|         |         |              |
|----|---------|---------|---------|---------|--------------|
|Total        -|  721.246|        -|  301.193|       420.053|      
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Minecraft Vita Don't stop!
Code:
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|    |  Minecraft PSVita |              |
|    | [PSV] (2015/03/19)|              |
|----|---------|---------|--------------|
|Week|  Weekly |   LTD   |  Variation   |
|----|---------|---------|--------------|
|  1 |   36.151|   36.151|            //| 
|  2 |   21.069|   57.220|          -42%| 
|  3 |   15.880|   73.100|          -25%|  
|  4 |   11.842|   84.942|          -25%| 
|  5 |   12.175|   97.117|           +3%|
|  6 |   12.667|  109.784|           +4%|
|  7 |   16.166|  125.951|          +28%|
|  8 |   18.025|  143.976|          +12%|
|  9 |   11.303|  155.278|          -37%|
| 10 |   11.898|  167.176|           +5%|
| 11 |   12.449|  179.625|           +5%|
| 12 |   10.708|  190.332|          -14%|
| 13 |    9.657|  199.989|          -10%|
| 14 |    9.703|  209.693|           +0%|
| 15 |   10.896|  220.589|          +12%|
| 16 |   11.941|  232.530|          +10%|
|----|---------|---------|--------------|   
|Total        -|  232.530|              |
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Chris1964

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It never had a chance to overtake Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem but it will comfortably be the second best-selling in the series. It should be able to at least reach over 550.000 units.
When digital sales are counted it will be difficult for Fates to not outsell Mystery of the Emblem.
 

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Smash Bros Wii U VS Splatoon The revenge


Mario Kart 8 VS Splatoon Better Tentacles (excluding first week)


Rhythm Battle No Fever Legs


Minecraft Vita Don't stop!
Edit: It's fine now.

I won't be surprised if Splatoon will overtake Smash Wii U by the end of this year.
 

Jamix012

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I'm probably a bit late on this, but congrats to the Vita for overtaking GC LTD in Media Create.
 

Sesto

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Minecraft Vita tops 500k through Famitsu:

[PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Mojang) {2014-10-29} - 502.655
so at this point we can assume that the most sold PS Vita game in Japan is an IP from Microsoft
 

Mpl90

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Could've done well digitally, being an MMO these typically have higher digital attach-rate than usual I think.
I don't doubt it's a possibility, but I still think it's not doing well at retail right now. I'm rather interested in seeing how well it's doing digitally, actually. Any hints before Famitsu digital numbers (which will be...a long way, given the usual schedule)?
 

Aostia

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LOL Yoshi Woolly World isn't in the Comgnet charts at all, this is going to tank so hard...too bad, imho.
 

noshten

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Smash Bros Wii U VS Splatoon The revenge
Thanks for the update.

Wonder if Splatoon will get a bump with the August update, that's the only chance to overtake SSB unless it keeps selling these unreal numbers.

It's on course to be best selling game on console this year in Japan
 

cw_sasuke

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LOL Yoshi Woolly World isn't in the Comgnet charts at all, this is going to tank so hard...too bad, imho.
No surprise - when Tropical Freeze barely made it to 100k. At least the Amiibos will sell well...lol.
 

thefro

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Splatoon legs still great.

Hopefully Minecraft doing so well in Japan is a wake-up call to Nintendo that they need to be a little more aggressive in the future. It was a big mistake that they were never able to secure a port from Mojang (pre-MS buyout).
 

Ferr986

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Third FF in a row that is underperforming on PS4 with respect to retailers' expectations.
I don't think retailers had much expectation with an MMO expansion. Most sales will be digital, especially with FFXIV ARR that came free in digital format if you had 1.0.
 

Pennywise83

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I don't think retailers had much expectation with an MMO expansion. Most sales will be digital, especially with FFXIV ARR that came free in digital format if you had 1.0.
Except they had, since the game just sold to consumers 40-60% of its first shipment, and given this week's drop, it won't clear the unsold stock anytime soon.

As for the digital adoption, I agree that might good but for reference, the first DQX expansion sold well at retail AND digitally, so it seems that Japanese gamers might still be willing to buy a phyisical copy if they're willing to pay for it.
 

Mr Swine

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Great sales for FE, Splatoon and Minecraft! Looks like Minecraft will be Vitas first and only million seller in Japan right?
 

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FE:If sales are great. Wonder what the DLC attach rate is. Nintendo could be making some good money depending on how many of those retail purchasers bought the other version as DLC.

Splatoon legs are still amazing.
 

Vena

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I wake up to a DQ:Minecraft...

Safely say I didn't expect that...
or the Microsoft cease and desist letter.

That said, I question the relevance against actual Minecraft which is a largely community driven, creative powered tool. I don't imagine that DQB will actually have any of this outside of the paperthin skin layer on top... which you can do in Minecraft with proper modding.
 

hiska-kun

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Thanks for the update.

Wonder if Splatoon will get a bump with the August update, that's the only chance to overtake SSB unless it keeps selling these unreal numbers.

It's on course to be best selling game on console this year in Japan
You can predict a trend watching the MK8 - Spltn comparison.
The game might get a bump on week 9 (start summer vacations), and another one on week 12 (Obon).
 

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Splatoon has a constant sellthrough rate of 80 - 100 % according to the Famitsu charts, I wonder if they're actually undershipping and if the game would be selling much better with a better availability
 

Jigorath

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I wake up to a DQ:Minecraft...

Safely say I didn't expect that...
or the Microsoft cease and desist letter.

That said, I question the relevance against actual Minecraft which is a largely community driven, creative powered tool. I don't imagine that DQB will actually have any of this outside of the paperthin skin layer on top... which you can do in Minecraft with proper modding.
If they're going for the Minecraft audience then I'm sure they'll make creativity a major factor in the game. It'd be a bit weird if they didn't.
 

Jamix012

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It's on course to be best selling game on console this year in Japan
I mean...MAYBE as a single SKU, but the sales of Persona 5 and MGSV on all systems they're available on will surely both outdo Splatoon.
 

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Splatoon has a constant sellthrough rate of 80 - 100 % according to the Famitsu charts, I wonder if they're actually undershipping and if the game would be selling much better with a better availability
Well it's already the all time best-selling game on Japan's Wii U eshop, the low stock probably contributed to that somewhat
 

Chris1964

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I don't think retailers had much expectation with an MMO expansion. Most sales will be digital, especially with FFXIV ARR that came free in digital format if you had 1.0.
Retailers sure had high expectations.