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Sales-Age Media Create Sales: Week 30, 2016 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)

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Media Create Sales: Week 30, 2016 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)

01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) - 100.105 / 901.023 (-41%)
02./00. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) - 87.510 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] The Idolm@ster: Platinum Stars # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.07.28} (¥8.200) - 76.165 / NEW
04./00. [PSV] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥6.800) - 59.032 / NEW <60,40%>
05./00. [PS4] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥7.800) - 46.334 / NEW <78,86%>
06./02. [PSV] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2016.07.21} (¥6.800) - 13.860 / 57.613 (-68%)
07./10. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 11.141 / 367.615 (+83%)
08./09. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) - 10.220 / 2.841.216 (+43%)
09./05. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) - 7.333 / 66.672 (-13%)
10./03. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) - 7.161 / 27.777 (-65%)
11./00. [PS3] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥7.800) - 6.222 / NEW <52,51%>
12./12. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 5.783 / 835.762 (+1%)
13./06. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) - 5.697 / 59.095 (-24%)
14./11. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980) - 4.957 / 167.522 (-18%)
15./13. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) - 4.425 / 200.586 (-5%)
16./14. [PS4] Overwatch <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) - 3.611 / 128.317 (-14%)
17./07. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) - 3.424 / 1.433.985 (-53%)
18./15. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) - 2.866 / 67.299 (-12%)
19./00. [PSV] The Longest 5 Minutes # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.07.28} (¥3.980) - 2.767 / NEW
20./18. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 2.731 / 139.131 (-4%)
21./17. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980)
22./00. [PSV] Strawberry Nauts # <ADV> (Entergram) {2016.07.28} (¥5.980)
23./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
24./19. [3DS] Culdcept Revolt <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.07.07} (¥4.700)
25./04. [PS4] Black Rose Valkyrie # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2016.07.21} (¥7.200)
26./36. [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥5.800)
27./20. [PSV] Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.06.23} (¥5.980)
28./22. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800)
29./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse [Welcome Price!!] <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.07.28} (¥3.800)
30./23. [PSV] Dragon Quest Heroes II: The Twin Kings and Prophecy's End <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.05.27} (¥6.800)
31./30. [PS4] Tales of Zestiria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.07.07} (¥3.800)
32./35. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥5.700)
33./31. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.571)
34./27. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7.980)
35./08. [PSV] New Interpretation Stranger of Sword City <RPG> (Experience) {2016.07.21} (¥3.800)
36./00. [PSV] Kujiragami no Tearstilla # <ADV> (Piacci) {2016.07.28} (¥6.800)
37./37. [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥7.430)
38./40. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2.400)
39./32. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980)
40./42. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4.000)
41./38. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.200)
42./43. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700)
43./24. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd Evolution # <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2016.07.14} (¥5.800)
44./34. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥8.400)
45./25. [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥5.700)
46./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥7.900)
47./41. [3DS] Yo-Kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level 5) {2016.04.02} (¥4.600)
48./00. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥5.690)
49./00. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam <RPG> (Nintendo) {2015.12.03} (¥4.700)
50./26. [PS4] Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.30} (¥8.200)

Top 50

3DS - 18
PS4 - 13
PSV - 11
WIU - 6
PS3 - 2

SOFTWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |    590.000 |    452.000 |  1.007.000 | 15.992.000 | 19.441.000 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| 3DS # |     29.043 |     26.732 |     55.124 |    796.005 |  1.094.691 |  20.982.007 |
|  PS4  |     20.567 |     20.021 |     18.740 |    760.380 |    675.748 |   3.061.460 |
| PSV # |     11.016 |     11.363 |     13.741 |    516.726 |    571.842 |   5.110.124 |
|  WIU  |      5.228 |      5.864 |     11.938 |    211.988 |    335.158 |   3.232.651 |
|  PS3  |      1.049 |      1.006 |      2.540 |     41.468 |    165.452 |  10.429.548 |
|  XB1  |         68 |         55 |        186 |      3.492 |     10.643 |      67.383 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     66.971 |     65.041 |    102.269 |  2.330.059 |  2.853.534 |  42.883.173 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PSV  |     11.016 |     11.363 |     13.214 |    516.726 |    551.929 |   4.924.671 |
|n-3DSLL|     24.118 |     21.463 |     44.994 |    594.378 |    691.742 |   3.064.497 |
| n-3DS |      3.973 |      4.355 |      7.671 |    133.784 |    242.379 |     966.231 |
| 3DSLL |        169 |        189 |        874 |     10.889 |     80.067 |   6.954.154 |
|  3DS  |        783 |        725 |      1.585 |     56.954 |     80.503 |   9.997.133 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+

Famitsu Sales: Week 31, 2016 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)

01./00. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter / Dragon Chapter <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥4.800) - 100.943 / NEW <40-60%>
02./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) - 90.409 / 818.964 <60-80%> (-39%)
03./00. [PS4] The Idolm@ster: Platinum Stars # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.07.28} (¥8.200) - 74.490 / NEW <80-100%>
04./00. [PSV] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥6.800) - 64.169 / NEW <40-60%>
05./00. [PS4] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥7.800) - 55.771 / NEW <60-80%>
06./06. [3DS] Pokemon Red / Green / Blue / Yellow _3DS Virtual Console Version_ |DL| (Dedicated Download Card Special) <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.02.27} (¥1.389) - 13.651 / 228.831 <80-100%> (+63%)
07./07. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.571) - 13.371 / 3.033.744 <80-100%> (+69%)
08./02. [PSV] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2016.07.21} (¥6.800) - 9.730 / 57.411 <80-100%> (-80%)
09./05. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} (¥3.600) - 8.816 / 70.426 <60-80%> (+3%)
10./15. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 8.513 / 356.309 <80-100%> (+121%)
11./00. [PS3] Toukiden 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2016.07.28} (¥7.800) - 7.235 / NEW <60-80%>
12./03. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Mura o Tsukurundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥4.800) - 7.094 / 25.034 <40-60%> (-60%)
13./08. [WIU] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.06.23} (¥5.700) - 6.580 / 69.010 <60-80%> (-14%)
14./09. [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥5.700) - 6.042 / 1.374.097 <80-100%> (-13%)
15./10. [3DS] Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.06.23} (¥4.980) - 4.474 / 171.364 <80-100%> (-28%)
16./13. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) - 4.397 / 741.429 <80-100%> (-2%)
17./12. [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥4.700) - 4.382 / 204.162 <80-100%> (-6%)
18./00. [PSV] Strawberry Nauts # <ADV> (Entergram) {2016.07.28} (¥5.980) - 3.684 / NEW <80-100%>
19./14. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don Don! Mystery Adventure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.06.16} (¥4.800) - 3.478 / 80.930 <60-80%> (-11%)
20./00. [PSV] The Longest 5 Minutes # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.07.28} (¥3.980) - 2.777 / NEW <20-40%>
21./17. [PS4] Overwatch <ACT> (Square Enix) {2016.05.24} (¥7.800) - 2.660 / 119.255 <80-100%> (-16%)
22./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf [Nintendo Selects] <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2.700) - 2.382 / 74.584 <80-100%> (+2%)
23./18. [3DS] Culdcept Revolt <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.07.07} (¥4.700) - 2.210 / 42.183 <80-100%> (-22%)
24./04. [PS4] Black Rose Valkyrie # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2016.07.21} (¥7.200) - 2.191 / 14.846 <40-60%> (-83%)
25./19. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice # <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.06.09} (¥5.800) - 1.991 / 258.757 <80-100%> (-27%)
26./23. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥4.990) - 1.910 / 109.058 <80-100%> (-3%)
27./24. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥6.980) - 1.798 / 132.213 <80-100%> (-8%)
28./00. [PSV] Kujiragami no Tearstilla # <ADV> (Piacci) {2016.07.28} (¥6.800) - 1.738 / NEW <60-80%>
29./00. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) - 1.713 / 2.564.420 <80-100%>
30./27. [PS4] Tales of Zestiria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2016.07.07} (¥3.800) - 1.652 / 10.449 <60-80%> (-5%)

Top 30

3DS - 13
PSV - 7
PS4 - 6
WIU - 3
PS3 - 1

HARDWARE
Code:
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| 3DS # |     25.259 |     23.539 |     51.171 |    778.013 |  1.092.540 |  20.814.969 |
|  PS4  |     21.030 |     17.857 |     13.192 |    822.984 |    618.287 |   2.953.717 |
| PSV # |     11.340 |     10.676 |     12.847 |    588.842 |    563.677 |   4.971.259 |
|  WIU  |      6.048 |      5.899 |     12.589 |    258.034 |    334.665 |   3.201.621 |
|  PS3  |        713 |        743 |      2.120 |     36.977 |    146.903 |  10.243.718 |
|  XB1  |         39 |         55 |        120 |      3.486 |     11.065 |      67.537 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |     64.429 |     58.769 |     92.039 |  2.488.336 |  2.767.137 |  42.252.821 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
Media Create / Famitsu database
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Media Create Sales: Week 29, 2016 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)
 

L~A

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Not even 100k for Puzzle & Dragons X, heh? Writing was on the wall anyway.
YW3 hold seems... ok?

***

While I'm at it... Nintendo eShop Top 10 (July 25th - 31st):

3DS

(=) 01. Pokémon Yellow Version: Pikachu Special Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]
(+1) 02. Pokémon Red Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]
(+4) 03. Pokémon Blue Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]
(+6) 04. Pokémon Green Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.2.2016]
(=) 05. The Battle Cats POP (Ponos) [31.5.2015]
(=) 06. Cube Creator 3D (Arc System Works) [15.7.2015]
(N). 07 Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou (GungHo Online Entertainment) [28.7.2016]
(-6) 08. Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi (Level-5) [16.7.2016]
(N). 09 Puzzle & Dragons X: Ryuu no Shou (GungHo Online Entertainment) [28.7.2016]
(-2) 10. Hiyoko Momire (Unity Games Japan) [20.7.2016]

Wii U

(N) 01. Xenoblade Chronicles (Nintendo, Wii Download on Wii U) [27.7.2016]
(N) 02. Rhythm Heaven Fever (Nintendo, Wii Download on Wii U) [27.7.2016]
(-2) 03. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Japan) [17.12.2015]
(N) 04. Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [27.7.2016]
(N) 05. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (The Pokémon Company, Virtual Console) [27.7.2016]
(B) 06. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [8.4.2015]
(-4) 07. Splatoon (Nintendo) [28.5.2015]
(-1) 08. Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online (Square-Enix) [30.3.2013]
(-5) 09. Mario Tennis 64 (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [20.7.2016]
(-5) 10. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) [23.6.2016]

https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/c/article/00455a00-5548-11e6-9b38-063b7ac45a6d.html
 

maxcriden

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07./10. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 11.141 / 367.615 (+83%)

Pokémon-adjacent bump? Maybe?

Edit: probably mainly summer holidays as L~A mentioned above.

Yo-Kai, though....
 

Ryng_tolu

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Week of bomba, seriusly.

The only positive note is 3DS/Pokémon boost thanks GO, which is not even that impressive compared to others westers countries... (Expecially since is a holidays week)
 

L~A

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07./10. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥4.700) - 11.141 / 367.615 (+83%)

Pokémon-adjacent bump? Maybe?

Edit: probably mainly summer holidays as L~A mentioned above.

Yo-Kai, though....
Summer holidays + new CM on TV + demo version, actually.
 

hiska-kun

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Actually, Yo-kai Watch 3 drop isn't that bad.
Third week:

01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level 5) {2015.07.11} (¥4.968) - 95.369 / 1.009.905 (-57%)

01./01. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.07.16} (¥4.800) - 100.105 / 901.023 (-41%)

Sales are finally higher than Busters weekly. The problem are total sales, still lower due to bad first and second weeks. So this week is some kind of hope.
 

Takao

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Toukiden 2's design, development and promotion was all focused on the PS4 version. The Vita version of the game ended up looking like the PSP version of the first one. Toukiden was a handheld franchise and KT tried to shove it into a home console one. As reflected in the sales for the game, that was a horrible idea.

That looks like a good hold for ys.
Celceta did <5k in MC in its second week.
 

Kysen

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Those toukiden numbers sting, they really put effort into the game :( This wasn't some low budget fan service game. What is going on in Japan?
 

Escalario

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Toukiden 2's design, development and promotion was all focused on the PS4 version. The Vita version of the game ended up looking like the PSP version of the first one. Toukiden was a handheld franchise and KT tried to shove it into a home console one. As reflected in the sales for the game, that was a horrible idea.



Celceta did <5k in MC in its second week.
I'm guessing they've done it thinking about western sales.
 

Rymuth

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Oh god, Toukiden...

And why the hell did you think it was a good idea to do a PS3 version? Koei, what are you doing?
 
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Toukiden :(

Vita hardware consistently sells >10k units a week and PS4 >20k. WHAT THE HECK ARE THESE PEOPLE PLAYING???
 

DarkLordMalik

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Toukiden :(

Vita hardware consistently sells >10k units a week and PS4 >20k. WHAT THE HECK ARE THESE PEOPLE PLAYING???
Used games that have been released so far.

Can one of you explain what you mean for those that haven't been following it that closely?
Made the game open world and focused on the PS4 version even though it was unnecessary. This also botched up the Vita version as a result. The result shows the audience is halved.

I doubt this is going to gain them anything from the Western audience.
 

Eolz

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Pretty good for idolmaster! Other new titles could have done better...
 

MuchoMalo

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I was expecting Sun and Moon to be the worst selling generation pair (not counting remakes or B2W2), but I'm not sure if I think that anymore.
 

Redhood

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RIP Toukiden Franchise! It sad really how they let this happen!

They could had gone with segmented areas for Vita rather than pushing a psp level open world. And the world is not that even huge tbh. In the corridors that connect large zones they easily could had made loading screens or something.

Framedrops on large onis were completely unacceptable.
 

Kysen

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You mean a market where the first game underperformed on stationary platforms? Sacrificing your proven market for one that's questionable sounds like bad business.
Vita is dead long term, no point even trying to cling on. Even Sony themselves have turned their backs on the handheld market.
 

leatherhat

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RIP Toukiden Franchise! It sad really how they let this happen!

They could had gone with segmented areas for Vita rather than pushing a psp level open world. And the world is not that even huge tbh. In the corridors that connect large zones they easily could had made loading screens or something.

Framedrops on large onis were completely unacceptable.
It's probably not a franchise killer. They still have the kiwami version to release and its mostly reused assets in the first place. They do have to think long and hard about what to do with it though if they make a 3.
 

hiska-kun

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Splatoon is finally slowing down in Japan. I think the bundle's price created some kind of barrier. More than 39,000¥ with taxes is very expensive. Wii U hardware (Splatoon bundle) is fully available.
 

Kresnik258

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Well, Koei-Tecmo managed to successfully destroy Toukiden huh? On the plus side, the PS4 version didn't perform half as badly as I'd expect. On the flip side, they managed to crater the Vita version by putting zero effort into optimizing it. So where does this leave the IP? Not enough to sustain itself on PS4 and they're not interested in pursuing it further on Vita. Rubbish.

Also Puzzles and Dragons, what a disaster. Can't believe they went from a 1m selling first entry to this.

And World's Longest Five Minutes. I don't even have any words. Of all the NISA games they picked to localize, this one haha. I mean it looks interesting I guess, hope it gains some more niche appeal in the west than it has in Japan.

But hey, Minecraft Vita continuing to legs, which is something.. May overtake the WiiU version in weekly sales again soon.
 

Escalario

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You mean a market where the first game underperformed on stationary platforms? Sacrificing your proven market for one that's questionable sounds like bad business.
45~ millions of PS4 users>12~ millions of Vita users. The sales potential is greater on PS4 no matter the game when comparred to Vita. It's a business decision. Now, if it's a GOOD business decision for the west, is remained to be seen.
 

Redhood

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Vita is dead long term, no point even trying to cling on. Even Sony themselves have turned their backs on the handheld market.
True! So rather than working on a game with Vita design structure with pretty graphics they should had gone with Toukiden 2 PS4 only edition with better world and quest design. But no they chose to do vita version also clearly shows there is still money to be made and PS4 only would had been an even bigger bomba.
 

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45~ millions of PS4 users>12~ millions of Vita users. The sales potential is greater on PS4 no matter the game when comparred to Vita. It's a business decision. Now, if it's a GOOD business decision for the west, is remained to be seen.
I'd agree with the whole west thing if Koei Tecmo's actions with Toukiden 2 matched that. This is a game that has yet to be announced for a western release and has a Vita and PS3 build, which isn't uncommon for KT games ... that are predominantly aimed at Japan. Compare the treatment of Nioh to Toukiden 2 and you'll see a very large difference in handling. One had global betas and marketing launches. The other has yet to be announced for western release.
 

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45~ millions of PS4 users>12~ millions of Vita users. The sales potential is greater on PS4 no matter the game when comparred to Vita. It's a business decision. Now, if it's a GOOD business decision for the west, is remained to be seen.
The west, Mars and Pluton will save Toukiden.
 

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Splatoon is finally slowing down in Japan. I think the bundle's price created some kind of barrier. More than 39,000¥ with taxes is very expensive. Wii U hardware (Splatoon bundle) is fully available.
That plus Nintendo has made it clear there would be no more Splatfest, so I guess interest is dropping a bit.

Besides, there's only so much a game can grow, especially on Wii U. Splatoon already has an insane attach rate, after all.

The real test will be after the holidays.