Media Create Sales: Week 29, 2015 (Jul 13 - Jul 19)

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Persona 4 Golden possibly sold/shipped more in the West than in Japan. In October of 2013 it shipped 300k in Japan only and then in December of 2013 it was revealed that P4G had shipped 700k worldwide.

Then in April of 2014 they announced that P4G shipped 350k in Japan only. I wonder if/when Persona 4 Golden will hit 1 million shipped. You'd think it would be close by now.
Thanks for tracking this info down, I suspected this might also be true but wasn't sure. It's interesting to think that for both niche RPGs and mainstream ones, sales will often end up higher in the west, although we probably don't know if that's also true for overall returns. I don't think this was the case in the past, so I wonder what the long term implications will be for the few RPGs that are left these days.
 
Oct 20, 2014
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Huh? How/why would Nintendo undership them?
COMG is just made up of 16 stores spreaded across the Niigata Prefecture in Japan. So it's kind of like cross section in terms of predicting sales numbers for games. The stores in question took too many pre-orders for ACHD and it turned out they won't have enough stock with the first shipment to fulfill the pre-orders in question.
Most likely we can expect a high sell through first week for ACHD with stock troubles based on this and high digital sale through based on that. Nintendo probably didn't expect a spin off would move that many units. Considering how other popular franchise spin-offs do I don't see the reason for a spin off for a game that has gone on to sell 4 million in Japan doing great should be surprising at this point.

because they're nintendo
That explains it in less words
lol
 
Sep 2, 2014
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COMG is just made up of 16 stores spreaded across the Niigata Prefecture in Japan. So it's kind of like cross section in terms of predicting sales numbers for games. The stores in question took too many pre-orders for ACHD and it turned out they won't have enough stock with the first shipment to fulfill the pre-orders in question.
Most likely we can expect a high sell through first week for ACHD with stock troubles based on this and high digital sale through based on that. Nintendo probably didn't expect a spin off would move that many units. Considering how other popular franchise spin-offs do I don't see the reason for a spin off for a game that has gone on to sell 4 million in Japan doing great should be surprising at this point.
Isn't it up to retail what the initial shipment is in Japan?
 

Chris1964

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Dec 17, 2008
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Nintendo under-shipped and it appears COMG had to cancel a bunch of ACHD pre-orders since they don't have enough stock to fulfill all pre-orders.
You can't undership something that isn't out yet.

When you take preorders you must take only these that can be covered for the initial shipment that will be available to you.
 
Jan 25, 2014
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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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So next year we will likely have Yokai Watch 3, DQ 11 and a new mainline Pokmeon on 3DS....busy times. Ah yes that MH RPG is coming as well....lol.
 

L~A

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It wasn't that popular a brand before the PSP. It's the PSP that made it huge.
I don't think it's that simple... it was a syngery. MH was the right game for the PSP, and the PSP was the right platform for Monster Hunter. Pretty simple.

Erm no....there are many people who prefer a console DQ and/or would double dip for both versions.
... in the West, yup.
 
Jul 29, 2010
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The other option would be to kill DQXI sales.

I'm sure this will be final the SE title for 3DS by the way. Everyone is shifting to Sony and mobile.
Almost didn't detect the sarcasm there xD.


So... am I the only one who has a funny feeling they'll localize the PS4 DQ11 but not the 3DS version?..... (that'd make me sad as a 3DS owner...)
 

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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DQX and DQXI also announced for NX - very interesting especially since we got this announcement so soon.

Ehh? I thought ni no kuni on DS sold quite well for a new IP too.
"Quite well" isnt MH/DQ level though. You cant compare an IP like Ninokuni to DQ - the difference in sales and appeal is too large.
 

Man God

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Nov 2, 2007
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Monster, Dragon Quest, NinoKuni.

One is not like the other. Ninokuni already disappointed on 3DS while MH and DQ sell up to 4 millions on their main plattforms.
NNK really disappointed on the 3DS, selling a fantastic zero units. Not a good ROI, though not super damaging either.