Media Create Sales: Week 29, 2014 (Jul 14 - Jul 20)

Apr 8, 2010
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Any predictions for Hyrule Warriors?

My uneducated guess would put it easily between 250-400k. Is that too high to expect?
would be happy if it hits 150K. Probably will do just a little over 100K.

LTD sales of the first game:

3DS Attack on Titan: 290,489
If only Spike Chunsoft could make the game more available during the holidays....
 
Mar 25, 2010
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0
Nagasaki, Japan
Blu-ray/DVD sales of the first release:

1. LoveLive!:108,363
2. Attack on Titan: 83,683
3. Sword Art Online: 45,372

LTD sales of the first game:

PSV LoveLive!: ????
3DS Attack on Titan: 290,489
PSP Sword Art Online: 227,000

Perfect logical deduction tells us LoveLive! for the Vita will sell well in excess of 300k units...
The CDs almost frequently top the music charts here, the BDs pretty much consistently sell more than all the other charted releases combined, and the merch is huge. The concerts also sell out lightning fast.

This is a much bigger property than people realize IMO. It's a gigantic multimedia franchise.
 
Aug 10, 2012
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Dengeki Sales: Week 29, 2014 (Jul 14 - Jul 20)

01./01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Honke (LEVEL-5) {2014.07.10} - 133.100 / 810.909 (-80%)
02./02. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso (LEVEL-5) {2014.07.10} - 122.322 / 766.378 (-81%)
03./00. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (SCE) {2014.07.17} - 91.352 / NEW <60%>
04./00. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea  (Gust) {2014.07.17} - 45.553 / NEW <70%>
05./00. [3DS] Gundam Tri Age SP (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.07.17} - 24.519 / NEW
06./06. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 14.141 / 565.387 (-12%)
07./03. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCE) {2014.06.26} - 11.961 / 261.900 (-41%)
08./05. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.06.26} - 11.333 / 109.983 (-32%)
09./04. [3DS] Yokai Watch (LEVEL-5) {2013.07.11} - 10.839 / 1.150.097 (-38%)
10./08. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} - 5.744 / 65.923 (-21%)
11./07. [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) {2014.06.26} - 4.639 / 59.540 (-42%)
12./00. [PS4] Murdered: Soul Suspect (Square Enix) {2014.07.17} - 4.488 / NEW
13./13. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} - 4.211 / 18.978 (-9%)
14./09. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (KONAMI) {2014.05.22} - 3.728 / 135.977 (-37%)
15./00. [3DS] Hoppechan: Minna de Odekake! Waku Waku Hoppe Land!! (Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.) {2014.07.17} - 3.472 / NEW
16./12. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (KONAMI) {2014.05.22} - 3.139 / 73.144 (-35%)
17./21. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) {2013.09.14} - 2.917 / 3.407.291 (+6%)
18./16. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.04.24} - 2.911 / 234.855 (-3%)
19./10. [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) {2014.06.26} - 2.856 / 82.501 (-45%)
20./14. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus) {2014.06.05} - 2.700 / 252.174 (-24%)
21./00. [PS3] Murdered: Soul Suspect (Square Enix) {2014.07.17} - 2.661 / NEW
22./11. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.06.26} - 2.578 / 79.422 (-48%)
23./00. [WIU] Wii Sports Club (Nintendo) {2014.07.17} - 2.576 / NEW
24./20. [3DS] Mario Party Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} - 2.461 / 408.341 (-13%)
25./26. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 2.394 / 2.273.504 (+4%)
26./15. [WIU] Wii Party U (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} - 2.265 / 739.643 (-25%)
27./18. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} - 2.247 / 1.154.160 (-24%)
28./17. [WIU] Wii Fit U (Nintendo) {2014.02.01} - 2.131 / 171.828 (-28%)
29./28. [3DS] Pokemon X (Pokemon) {2013.10.12} - 2.122 / 2.195.727 (+7%)
30./24. [3DS] Animal Crossing Tobidase (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} - 2.094 / 3.665.443 (-10%)
31./00. [PSV] Soukai Buccaneers! (Future Tech Lab) {2014.07.17} - 2.050 / NEW
32./23. [3DS] Pazudora Z (Gung Ho Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} - 1.967 / 1.463.353 (-23%)
33./29. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe star (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} - 1.889 / 591.005 (-3%)
34./25. [PS3] Shin Hokuto Musou (Tecmo Koei Games) {2012.12.20} - 1.750 / 312.144 (-24%)
35./30. [3DS] Pokemon Y (Pokemon) {2013.10.12} - 1.722 / 1.980.881 (-2%)
36./19. [PSP] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (KONAMI) {2014.05.22} - 1.694 / 42.540 (-42%)
37./42. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2013.10.17} - 1.633 / 333.130 (+46%)
38./00. [3DS] Hamatora: Look at Smoking World (FuRyu) {2014.07.17} - 1.550 / NEW
39./39. [PSV] Persona 4 The Golden (Atlus) {2012.06.14} - 1.394 / 283.985 (+11%)
40./27. [PSV] God Eater 2 (PlayStation Vita the Best) (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.07.10} - 1.378 / 3.634 (-39%)
41./32. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters - Tokimeki Up! (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} - 1.228 / 54.999 (-22%)
42./31. [PS4] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate (Tecmo Koei Games) {2014.06.26} - 1.200 / 12.595 (-27%)
43./22. [PSV] Girls & Panzer: Senshado, Kiwamemasu! (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.06.26} - 1.178 / 41.711 (-55%)
44./33. [PS3] One Piece Unlimited World R (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.06.12} - 1.161 / 35.515 (-24%)
45./38. [PSV] Terraria (Spike CHUNSOFT) {2014.02.06} - 1.100 / 59.636 (-13%)
46./36. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution (Kadokawa Games) {2014.06.12} - 1.083 / 31.965 (-19%)
47./47. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zero (KONAMI) {2014.03.20} - 1.047 / 238.425 (+5%)
48./34. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 (KONAMI) {2013.11.14} - 1.035 / 322.737 (-30%)
49./43. [3DS] Mario Golf World Tour (Nintendo) {2014.05.01} - 1.028 / 116.046 (-7%)
50./35. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} - 1.013 / 536.945 (-26%)


TOP50

3DS 21
PS3 10
Vita 9
Wii U 6
PS4 3
PSP 1

TOP3/PLATFORM

[3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Honke (LEVEL-5) {2014.07.10} - 133.100 / 810.909 (-80%)
[3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso (LEVEL-5) {2014.07.10} - 122.322 / 766.378 (-81%)
[3DS] Gundam Tri Age SP (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.07.17} - 24.519 / NEW

[PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (SCE) {2014.07.17} - 91.352 / NEW <60%>
[PSV] Freedom Wars (SCE) {2014.06.26} - 11.961 / 261.900 (-41%)
[PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.04.24} - 2.911 / 234.855 (-3%)

[PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea (Gust) {2014.07.17} - 45.553 / NEW <70%>
[PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) {2014.06.26} - 4.639 / 59.540 (-42%)
[PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} - 4.211 / 18.978 (-9%)

[PS4] Murdered: Soul Suspect (Square Enix) {2014.07.17} - 4.488 / NEW
[PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft) {2014.06.26} - 2.856 / 82.501 (-45%)
[PS4] Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate (Tecmo Koei Games) {2014.06.26} - 1.200 / 12.595 (-27%)

[WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 14.141 / 565.387 (-12%)
[WIU] Wii Sports Club (Nintendo) {2014.07.17} - 2.576 / NEW
[WIU] Wii Party U (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} - 2.265 / 739.643 (-25%)

SOFTWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week  (%) |  FY 2014  | FY (%)  |
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| 3DS   | 361.040   | 55.80%    | 4.435.126 | 46.70%  |
| Vita  | 134.535   | 20.80%    | 1.590.153 | 16.70%  |
| PS3   | 94.246    | 14.60%    | 1.709.333 | 18.00%  |
| Wii U | 30.668    | 4.70%     | 1.027.478 | 10.80%  |
| PS4   | 14.129    | 2.20%     | 371.499   | 3.90%   |
| PSP   | 11.632    | 1.80%     | 317.789   | 3.30%   |
| X360  | 749       | 0.10%     | 51.414    | 0.50%   |
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| Total | 646.999   | 100.00%   | 9.502.792 | 100.00% |
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HARDWARE

Code:
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| Model | This Week | Week  (%) |  FY 2014  | FY (%)  |
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| 3DS   | 38.174    | 45.70%    | 487.017   | 40.50%  |
| Vita  | 23.458    | 28.10%    | 273.596   | 22.80%  |
| Wii U | 8.098     | 9.70%     | 146.661   | 12.20%  |
| PS4   | 6.343     | 7.60%     | 143.344   | 11.90%  |
| PS3   | 6.336     | 7.60%     | 110.187   | 9.20%   |
| PSP   | 1.009     | 1.20%     | 38.976    | 3.20%   |
| X360  | 58        | 0.10%     | 2.642     | 0.20%   |
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| Total | 83.476    | 100.00%   | 1.202.423 | 100.00% |
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Dengeki Sales: Week 28, 2014 (Jul 07 - Jul 13)

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Man God

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I agree that he is most likely only talking about personal preference, but i was wondering if he thought that making those game for another platform would hinder sales potential, and then its not just an arguement about what he personally likes. Nirolak's post was about sales, and this is a sales thread, so its not that obvious that hes only talking about his preference, in my opinion. Otherwise i wouldnt have asked i then first place =)
Not entirely personal preference, I think people will take note of the fact that one system is ideally set up for this kind of game while the other has to use some awful compromise (probably swiping the map up and down, completely slowing down the experience) and purchase it accordingly, likely making a Vita version unnecessary and cumbersome. All of the compromises you'd need to make it work you're better off just not bothering.
 

fek

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Blu-ray/DVD sales of the first release:

1. LoveLive!:108,363
2. Attack on Titan: 83,683
3. Sword Art Online: 45,372

LTD sales of the first game:

PSV LoveLive!: ????
3DS Attack on Titan: 290,489
PSP Sword Art Online: 227,000

Perfect logical deduction tells us LoveLive! for the Vita will sell well in excess of 300k units...
I think it's worth mentioning Madoka too:
Madoka DVD+BD Vol1: 80,089
PSP Madoka: 96.453

Also, LL has a popular mobile rhythm game already, not sure how that could influence here.
 
Aug 3, 2009
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Mar 19, 2009
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Sony has published Minecraft everywhere but Japan, I wonder if Nintendo has an exclusivity deal.

And from what I have read, the 3DS can't run Minecraft very well: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/07/developer_hints_at_how_minecraft_could_shape_up_on_3ds

Anyway, the longer they wait the less it will sell.
Why would Nintendo have an exclusivity deal on a game that hasn't been announced for any of their hardware and is already available on other machines in Japan? Minecraft for PS3 has been available on the Japanese PlayStation Store for a month now. The lack of a retail release is probably due to SCEJ being stupid, some weird leftover timed-exclusivity agreement with Microsoft or an attempt to launch the PS3/PSV/PS4 versions simultaneously.
 
Aug 4, 2012
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Sony has published Minecraft everywhere but Japan, I wonder if Nintendo has an exclusivity deal.

And from what I have read, the 3DS can't run Minecraft very well: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/07/developer_hints_at_how_minecraft_could_shape_up_on_3ds

Anyway, the longer they wait the less it will sell.
lol at nintendo having an exclusivity deal for a game not even announced for its platforms. like the poster above said Sony are probably looking into a cross buy release or a special vita edition or ps4 edition to push those consoles for the holidays.
 
Jan 21, 2008
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Brazil
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PREDICTION LEAGUE AUGUST 2014

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Jul 28 to Aug 31):

[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) -
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) -
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) -
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) -
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) -
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) -
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) -
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) -


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Deadline: July 30 09:00 am (EST) (when Famitsu or Media Create first make their weekly sales public)


Attention:
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  • Multiplatform games are the combined available sales of each platform
Rules:
  • Do not edit your post after the deadline. If you do, you'll be disqualified.
  • The official monthly hardware sales will be the sum of weekly numbers for all versions of the system available from Famitsu.
  • The official monthly software sales will be the latest total or the sum of the weekly numbers if the title is release before the period available from the Famitsu Top 30.
  • The official monthly sales for multi-platform releases will be the combined available sales of each platform shown in the title entry.
  • The official monthly sales for games with multiple versions will be the combined available sales of each version shown in the title entry.
  • Any game missing in the Famitsu top 30 will be taken out of the predictions.
 
Mar 16, 2014
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PREDICTION LEAGUE AUGUST 2014

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Jul 28 to Aug 31):

[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 116.000
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 97.000
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 72.000
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 103.000
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 56.000
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 183.000
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 163.000
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 66.000

Hopefully I remember to change a few of these closer to the deadline since from Hyrule Warriors down I feel it's too soon to tell how they are going to perform.

Toukiden Kiwami in particular will be interesting since it's out performing the original by a good bit on COMG (Vita version btw) but it still has over a month until release.
 
Jan 25, 2012
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Blu-ray/DVD sales of the first release:

1. LoveLive!:108,363
2. Attack on Titan: 83,683
3. Sword Art Online: 45,372

LTD sales of the first game:

PSV LoveLive!: ????
3DS Attack on Titan: 290,489
PSP Sword Art Online: 227,000

Perfect logical deduction tells us LoveLive! for the Vita will sell well in excess of 300k units...
Buying the first volume of Love Live gave you the chance to get a ticket for a concert and there were people buying multiples to get in, so expect that to drop off quite a bit with volume 2.

Love Live and the music is obviously popular, but I'm not sure if it will translate to game sales that high.
 
Mar 21, 2014
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PREDICTION LEAGUE AUGUST 2014

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Jul 28 to Aug 31):

[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 170,000
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 65,000
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 100,000
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 40,000
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 56,000
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 115,000
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 98,000
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 75,000
 
May 23, 2014
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[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 120,000
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 100,000
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 100,000
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 200,000
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 60,000
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 120,000
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 100,000
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 30,000
 
Jun 13, 2012
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This may seem an odd thing to say in a MC/Famitsu thread, but why does anyone think that in this day and age, Sony and Microsoft really give a rat's ass about the Japanese console market in the grand scheme.

(Nintendo is seeing a disproportionate amount of their low sales coming from this market so presumably it's still of importance to them)

Does anybody in this thread really think if I have $100M to spend on producing games for a console it's more worthwhile to create games specifically for one market with specific culture, language and tastes that differ from the rest of the global market rather than producing SKUs that are aimed at the collective rest of the console industry?

Opportunity cost.
Saying Sony dropped the ball on the Japanese market presumes that this isn't according to keikaku - not the selling like shit in Japan part, but the focus on the much more lucrative Western console market at the expense of devoting resources specifically to the Japanese market.
I've thought like that for a while. Making big console games for the Japanese market makes zero sense. Niche games that can be profitable at 100K sold, sure, great. But nothing more than that.

In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if SE used non-Japanese studios and talent for much of FFXV in order to make it more appealing to the rest of the world.
 
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PREDICTION LEAGUE AUGUST 2014

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Jul 28 to Aug 31):

[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 164.000
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 57.000
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 89.000
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 118.000
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 61.000
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 103.000
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 86.000
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 71.000
 
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[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 172,000
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 88,000
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 100,000
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 117,000
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 41,000
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 106,000
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 98,000
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 55,000
 
Jul 9, 2012
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Blu-ray/DVD sales of the first release:

1. LoveLive!:108,363
2. Attack on Titan: 83,683
3. Sword Art Online: 45,372

LTD sales of the first game:

PSV LoveLive!: ????
3DS Attack on Titan: 290,489
PSP Sword Art Online: 227,000

Perfect logical deduction tells us LoveLive! for the Vita will sell well in excess of 300k units...

And on average for their first season

1. Attack on Titan : 51,171
2. Sword Art Online : 35,879
3. Love Live : 29,194

Uta Prince Sama had the same spike in sales for the first volume of Season 2 for a reason similar to Love Live, and here's how much vol 2 sold :
Vol 1 : 65,465
Vol 2 : 28,044
 

Noemon

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Mar 28, 2013
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PREDICTION LEAGUE AUGUST 2014

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Jul 28 to Aug 31):


[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 147,500
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 69,000
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 82,000
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 92,000
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 47,600
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 188,000
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 132,000
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 66,000
 
Jul 6, 2012
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Wii sports club is hilarious.
Yeah, it's always hilarious when games don't sell well.

None. But if a game is on both 3DS and Vita, there is a stronger incentive to get the Vita game due to the better graphics. That's what happened with Conception 2.
Years after the 4DS is on sale and Sony have left the handheld market people will remember the day that one niche RPG sold a couple of thousand more.

And Super One Piece Grand Battle X to be announced in Monday's Weekly Shonen Jump (for 3DS)
 
May 24, 2010
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PREDICTION LEAGUE AUGUST 2014

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Jul 28 to Aug 31):

[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 80000
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 50000
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 70000
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 120000
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 60000
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 120000
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 120000
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 35000
 
Mar 21, 2014
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:(

Even though lots of people are assuming MGSV is releasing in early 2015, I just can't shake the feeling it will be coming late 2015 or maybe even early 2016.

Besides Platinum and maybe From Software I just don't have any confidence in Japanese developers delivering next big gen projects in a decent amount of time (or actually do any at all).

Hope I'm wrong of course and SE surprises everyone at E3 with release dates for its three next gen titles and other developers too.
:(
 
Jun 7, 2004
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No matter how good the Vita released are, both Freedom Wars and Oreshika didn't increase units by a big margin.
I don't think they can really be expected to. There have been enough of quirky Japanese RPGs and multiplayer action titles released on the Vita to attract the core group of gamers interested specifically in those genres in Japan. At this point nothing is really going to drive Vita growth dramatically unless there's something which is expected but very successful outside that box which would make a lot of people who weren't previously interested in owning the system buy into it.
 
Jul 28, 2012
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Sony has published Minecraft everywhere but Japan, I wonder if Nintendo has an exclusivity deal.

And from what I have read, the 3DS can't run Minecraft very well: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/07/developer_hints_at_how_minecraft_could_shape_up_on_3ds

Anyway, the longer they wait the less it will sell.
lmao

SCEJ should totally of published a physical SKU. Maybe they will do one when the PS4 SKU comes out. I don't think it will be a million seller at all though.

But it looks so finished. 2015 fall at the latest right?
 
Nov 22, 2013
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No matter how good the Vita released are, both Freedom Wars and Oreshika didn't increase units by a big margin.
No surprise, Freedom Wars is just one other clone targetting the same niche they have been targetting for years now again and again it´s basically a slightly different God Eater from the same developers. While Oreshika has been weak on PS1 and PSP, a mediocre sequel of such an unprolific series wouldn´t make a big difference anyway and it didn´t. They need to put out the big guns like Gran Tourismo instead, but they seem to have the "acknowledged" excuse that they don´t need to invest in Japan/handhelds.
 
Dec 31, 2012
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RPI
[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 184000
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 88000
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 55000
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 90000
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 51000
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 145000
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 101000
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 60000
 
Nov 18, 2013
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I don't think they can really be expected to. There have been enough of quirky Japanese RPGs and multiplayer action titles released on the Vita to attract the core group of gamers interested specifically in those genres in Japan. At this point nothing is really going to drive Vita growth dramatically unless there's something which is expected but very successful outside that box which would make a lot of people who weren't previously interested in owning the system buy into it.
So, like Minecraft bundle? But alas, there has been no word. It would probably shift units all over which sounds great on paper if western Sony wasn't so laser focused on marginalizing the system. Also why isn't there a Patapon HD collection? Not saying that will shift a lot of units, just that I want it.
 
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Predictions

[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes 2 (25 days) - 161k
[PS3+360] Ultra Street Fighter 4 (25 days) - 135k
[3DS] Senran Kagura 2 (25 days) - 146k
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (18 days) - 139k
[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (11 days) - 57k
[PSV+PSP] Toukiden Kiwami (4 days) - 156k
[PS3+360] Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (4 days) - 128k
[PSV] LoveLive! School Idol Paradise Vol. 1 / 2 / 3 (4 days) - 42k
 

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Yeah, it's always hilarious when games don't sell well.


Years after the 4DS is on sale and Sony have left the handheld market people will remember the day that one niche RPG sold a couple of thousand more.

And Super One Piece Grand Battle X to be announced in Monday's Weekly Shonen Jump (for 3DS)
I'm part of that couple thousand more, and totally do not regret. Really fun game.

And cool for One Piece. Are the leaks (where we learned about the game in the first place) from monday's issue?

how much does the KH games sell in japan? I wonder with these numbers if KHIII being ported to the wii u is being considered.
I believe they mentionned DX11, and the Wii U doesn't support that. Porting would be way too much of an effort for a console where pretty much all 3rd-party releases drown the second they're released. So no, there's probably never going to be a Wii U port of KH3... :(