Media Create Sales: Week 30, 2017 (Jul 24 - Jul 30)

Sep 7, 2006
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Switch is gonna have to ride off Splatoon legs software-wise for a while unless MH can step up(which I don't think it will).
Zelda, Mario kart , arms, splatoon 2, minecraft, snipperclips seem to all be leggy games that add to the appeal of the system. MH will help flesh out the library. I dont think there will be any problem this year with the upcoming games as well. It definitey does need more third party support to keep things going moving forward, but the sales levels wont stop anytime soon I think.
 
Dec 3, 2015
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220
Texas
Switch will be fine in terms of software in the upcoming months. MHXX, while it isn't going to as well as I initially thought, is still a notable release and it comes out this month. Pokken DX and Fire Emblem Warriors are next month. Mario Odyssey is in October. Xenoblade in either November or December. I do think they should have another title lined up but even if they don't, it'll be good.

And on top of that, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Zelda and Arms should still sell very well leading up the holidays, especially Splatoon.
 
Jul 20, 2017
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0
Zelda, Mario kart , arms, splatoon 2, minecraft, snipperclips seem to all be leggy games that add to the appeal of the system. It definitey does need more third party support to keep things going moving forward, but the sales levels wont stop anytime soon I think.
Yeah I don't doubt the legs of those, I think Splatoon will carry it until holidays fairly easily. I wonder when DQ switch comes out, with current trends I hoped other software would get a boost after Splatoon, but Zeld and ARMS seems to haven't, maybe it hasn't reached out into the single player market far enough yet?
 
Jan 15, 2017
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Splatoon will be fine in terms of software in the upcoming months. MHXX, while it isn't going to as well as I initially thought, is still a notable release and it comes out this month. Pokken DX and Fire Emblem Warriors are next month. Mario Odyssey is in October. Xenoblade in either November or December. I do think they should have another title lined up but even if they don't, it'll be good.

And on top of that, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Zelda and Arms should still sell very well leading up the holidays, especially Splatoon.
DQX is also a semi-big Switch game for this fall, especially as SE seems to pushing the Wii userbase to this version.
 
Jul 14, 2015
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0
Talking about ARMS, the release timing was very strange. It's a new IP that is basically Splatoon for fighting games, and they release it just a month before Splatoon 2. I wonder what the reasoning was, as it seems really misguided.
 
Dec 3, 2015
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Texas
DQX is also a semi-big Switch game for this fall, especially as SE seems to pushing the Wii userbase to this version.
Yeah, if I recall correctly the Wii U expansions sold 100k+, so I could see DQX v4 selling fairly well on the Switch.

Talking about ARMS, the release timing was very strange. It's a new IP that is basically Splatoon for fighting games, and they release it just a month before Splatoon 2. I wonder what the reasoning was, as it seems really misguided.
Releasing it after Splatoon would've been a death sentence imo. At least in Japan.
 
Jul 25, 2015
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265
I think DQXI Switch will be next year. I also don't think it'll be a huge release. 3DS/PS4 was the huge release and they'll get most of the DQ sales at launch/in the coming weeks. DQXI Switch will be a modest sized re-release, imo, eking out more return on the investment into a PS4 version. (And showing the audience that yes, buying that new portable will keep you getting DQ--it isn't moving to PS4 exclusively after 3DS).

Maybe it'll resell to the 3DS audience a lot as a new HD version. Maybe it'll resell to the PS4 audience a lot as a new portable version. Maybe it'll sell to people waiting on the game, discontent with not having the PS4 version but also not wanting a stationary console. But I think it'll be modest release overall, perhaps doing a bit better than we'd expect because of the above considerations.
 
Mar 22, 2007
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In theory.

In practice, the devtime : player appreciation ratio is so vastly skewed against PvE content that it makes little sense to do things that way, because people are not going to stick around for 6 months waiting time for content they can 100% complete and have no incentive to return to in a matter of hours.
I agree with that PvP is likely to be more attractive for longer play time, but like Alrus said, Monster Hunter is a game that has a lot of replay value. If Capcom going to release much content for the game after it has been released, i hope for their sake that they're not going to wait 6 months before the first batch of content drops. That really wouldnt fit into the category "game as a service".
 
Jul 25, 2015
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I'm really curious when we see a) Pokemon, b) 2D Mario, c) Animal Crossing, and d) Smash Brothers on Switch.

Pokemon may be next year; I hope it is and some of those others hit next year too.
 

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Dec 17, 2011
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Talking about ARMS, the release timing was very strange. It's a new IP that is basically Splatoon for fighting games, and they release it just a month before Splatoon 2. I wonder what the reasoning was, as it seems really misguided.
Nah it was the best possible slot for it. It was the first major exclusive for the switch had a lot of marketing push and had very little to distract from it for an entire month. After Splatoon and it would have had to compete directly with splatoon. During the holidays major third party games and it would be very difficult and expensive to market and next year is hardly launch period and would have had to compete with many more games and proven it's worthwhileness far more.

It really was the absolute best slot they could give. The fact Splatoon took it's legs will down to the game and the game alone.
 

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Sep 2, 2011
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I think DQXI Switch will be next year. I also don't think it'll be a huge release. 3DS/PS4 was the huge release and they'll get most of the DQ sales at launch/in the coming weeks. DQXI Switch will be a modest sized re-release, imo, eking out more return on the investment into a PS4 version. (And showing the audience that yes, buying that new portable will keep you getting DQ--it isn't moving to PS4 exclusively after 3DS).

Maybe it'll resell to the 3DS audience a lot as a new HD version. Maybe it'll resell to the PS4 audience a lot as a new portable version. Maybe it'll sell to people waiting on the game, discontent with not having the PS4 version but also not wanting a stationary console. But I think it'll be modest release overall, perhaps doing a bit better than we'd expect because of the above considerations.

Well surely won't release this year
Tey are releasing DQX for Switch in September and haven't show anything at all for the Switch version of DQXI yet
 
Jul 25, 2015
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Well surely won't release this year
Tey are releasing DQX for Switch in September and haven't show anything at all for the Switch version of DQXI yet
Yeah I was responding to the question "when will DQ come out?" asked with interest in what big games are coming to Switch soon a couple posts up from the one you quoted.

I think it's pretty clear it'll be 2018; I'll be surprised if they pull it out for holidays or such.
 
Jan 15, 2017
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I'm really curious when we see a) Pokemon, b) 2D Mario, c) Animal Crossing, and d) Smash Brothers on Switch.

Pokemon may be next year; I hope it is and some of those others hit next year too.
My guess is all 4 are 2018.

Smash: March 2018 (4+ port)
Mario: Fall 2018 (Maker+ port)
Pokemon: Fall 2018 (Gen 8)
AC: Holiday 2018
 
Jul 25, 2015
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My guess is all 4 are 2018.

Smash: March 2018 (4+ port)
Mario: Fall 2018 (Maker+ port)
Pokemon: Fall 2018 (Gen 8)
AC: Holiday 2018
That'd be really good if they can. They're doing really well with getting evergreen and system driving software out this year and those are the key missing first party pieces in that respect.

Throw in FE 2018 and those smaller platformers they announced and that would be looking like a really good followup to this year.
 
Jul 20, 2017
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I feel like nin is going to be bit more reliant on 3rd parties and 3ds-style games on switch next year, and then have Prime 4 ready for 2019 along with other console quality games. Next year is going to be possibly animal crossing holiday, maybe Pokémon if they can get it done in time, and Kirby+Yoshi+FE.

I would look forward to a lot more surprises toward the beginning of next year and E3, due to the amount of 3DS 1st party studios capable of making games on switch.
 
Jul 11, 2016
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I feel like nin is going to be bit more reliant on 3rd parties and 3ds-style games on switch next year, and then have Prime 4 ready for 2019 along with other console quality games. Next year is going to be possibly animal crossing holiday, maybe Pokémon if they can get it done in time, and Kirby+Yoshi+FE.
They won't have only 5 1st party games in a year, that's for sure.
 
Aug 15, 2010
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My guess is all 4 are 2018.

Smash: March 2018 (4+ port)
Mario: Fall 2018 (Maker+ port)
Pokemon: Fall 2018 (Gen 8)
AC: Holiday 2018
Gen 8 Pokemon in Fall 2018? There is a very SLIM chance for that since this will be the first HD Pokemon from GameFreaks.

I do see Smash, Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem, Mario Maker and potentially more small-scale games making it to 2018.

For 2019, Metroid and Pokemon.
 
Aug 29, 2016
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Animal Crossing for sure in 2018, mobile game this year for hype and money lol and then release AC Switch somewhere in 2018.

It's been 5 years soon since new leaf came out so great time to release a new one.

Yes the game is gonna sell like crazy in Japan and the west again:p Hopefully there are some new features tho!
 
Jul 20, 2017
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They won't have only 5 1st party games in a year, that's for sure.
Yeah I don't think 1st party would be the bulk for next year, seeing how they're using mobile games for brand awareness if AC mobile is this year I wonder how long they would wait for a console game. I think getting semi-major 2nd party from 3ds companies on board the switch it could help get the game production they want without stretching out their 1st parties

Edit:Alrhough I think the overall game production will be similar to this year, just not of similar quality.
 
Jul 11, 2016
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Yeah I don't think 1st party would be the bulk for next year, seeing how they're using mobile games for brand awareness if AC mobile is this year I wonder how long they would wait for a console game. I think getting semi-major 2nd party from 3ds companies on board the switch it could help get the game production they want without stretching out their 1st parties
I mean, I don't think they ever had as low as five 1st-party game in a year. They're certainly taking 3rd-party into account when thinking about their schedule, but still.
 
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2017 will be so good for a Nintendo that 2018 so always pale in comparison to it. Here is what i see happening next year

Smash (enhanced port in Jan to launch alongside online service)

Kirby
Yoshi (one of these two will release in April, the other later in the year)

Fire Emblem (June?)

Animal Crossing (Late Sept early Oct to allow for all the big fall/winter holidays to be in game asap)

Retro New IP (Big November title)

1 or 2 Wii U ports (#FE is something i definitely see a future port of)
 
Apr 4, 2010
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I doubt the baseline will stay that high throughout August and September. Slate is a bit weak until Mario at the end of October.

Well unless MH XX suprises (not likely) and FE Warriors is a last gen Musou crossover type hit (not likely either).
 
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Dengeki Online Sales: Week 30, 2017 (Jul 24 - Jul 30)

01./00. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} - 1,134,876 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} - 945,507 / NEW
03./01. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 115,613 / 761,695
04./02. [3DS] Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} - 24,320 / 96,298
05./03. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} - 14,467 / 104,832
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 11,788 / 650,290
07./05. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} - 8,881 / 125,956
08./04. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} - 7,622 / 26,753
09./00. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: Kanzenmuketsu no My Honey (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.07.27} - 6,762 / NEW
10./00. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.07.27} - 5,735 / NEW
11./00. [PSV] Hiiro no Kakera: Omoi Iro no Kioku (Idea Factory) {2017.07.27} - 5,700 / NEW
12./08. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} - 5,447 / 192,181
13./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 5,100 / 523,548
14./00. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.27} - 4,711 / NEW
15./13. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} - 3,920 / 982,834
16./00. [PSV] Wagamama High Spec (iMel) {2017.07.27} - 3,461 / NEW
17./09. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} - 3,406 / 148,584
18./00. [PSV] Grisaia no Kajitsu: Side Episode (Prototype) {2017.07.27} - 3,394 / NEW
19./22. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} - 3,211 / 1,114,801
20./18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} - 3,211 / 190,635
21./17. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} - 3,072 / 181,008
22./00. [PSV] Utsusemi no Mawari (Matatabi) {2017.07.27} - 3,062 / NEW
23./00. [PS4] DiRT 4 (Ubisoft) {2017.07.27} - 2,847 / NEW
24./20. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} - 2,778 / 1,721,195
25./16. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} - 2,761 / 230,715
26./21. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} - 2,689 / 1,085,206
27./11. [3DS] Ever Oasis (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} - 2,650 / 23,450
28./15. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} - 2,561 / 1,627,416
29./23. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} - 2,541 / 341,799
30./27. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} - 2,447 / 294,932
31./25. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 2,376 / 252,004
32./26. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} - 2,367 / 1,577,560
33./28. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} - 2,206 / 778,076
34./32. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 2,133 / 2,653,611
35./07. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous) {2017.07.20} - 1,869 / 10,627
36./31. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} - 1,829 / 12,268
37./14. [NSW] Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.07.20} - 1,724 / 5,207
38./34. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} - 1,700 / 91,145
39./29. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} - 1,671 / 118,011
40./35. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} - 1,550 / 112,927
41./33. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} - 1,489 / 320,973
42./40. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} - 1,465 / 219,460
43./30. [3DS] 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers (Konami) {2017.07.13} - 1,450 / 9,403
44./10. [PS4] Under Night In-Birth Exe:Latest (Arc System Works) {2017.07.20} - 1,431 / 7,064
45./00. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories Ver.1.2 Update (Capcom) {2017.07.27} - 1,383 / NEW
46./37. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} - 1,367 / 537,132
47./44. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} - 1,356 / 228,271
48./43. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} - 1,239 / 2,430,186
49./50. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} - 1,200 / 111,975
50./19. [PS4] Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.07.20} - 1,100 / 3,817

SOFTWARE
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| 3DS   | 1,221,556 | 50.1%    | 3,260,767   | 37.7%   |
| PS4   | 1,021,294 | 41.9%    | 2,576,706   | 29.8%   |
| Switch| 147,655   | 6.1%     | 2,058,447   | 23.8%   |
| Vita  | 40,752    | 1.7%     | 540,172     | 6.2%    |
| Wii U | 5,925     | 0.2%     | 145,581     | 1.7%    |
| PS3   | 2,665     | 0.1%     | 55,348      | 0.6%    |
| X One | 337       | 0.0%     | 5,907       | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 2,440,184 | 100.0%   | 8,642,928   | 100.0%  |
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HARDWARE
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| 2DS   | 115,449   | 34.3%    | 224,120     | 12.6%   |
| PS4   | 91,752    | 27.3%    | 457,448     | 25.7%   |
| Switch| 90,522    | 26.9%    | 716,600     | 40.2%   |
| 3DS   | 33,472    | 10.0%    | 289,524     | 16.2%   |
| Vita  | 4,571     | 1.4%     | 84,851      | 4.8%    |
| PS3   | 140       | 0.0%     | 5,827       | 0.3%    |
| Wii U | 128       | 0.0%     | 3,123       | 0.2%    |
| X One | 75        | 0.0%     | 1,500       | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 336,109   | 100.0%   | 1,782,993   | 100.0%  |
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Dengeki Online Sales: Week 29, 2017 (Jul 17 - Jul 23)

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I doubt the baseline will stay that high throughout August and September. Slate is a bit weak until Mario at the end of October.

Well unless MH XX suprises (not likely) and FE Warriors is a last gen Musou crossover type hit (not likely either).
There is still significant pent up demand and the already released games like splatoon 2 aren't done selling. Nintendo could easily sell that many if they could ship them IMO. The bigger question is if they have the stock not if they could move it.
 
It's that time of year again.

Road to TGS™

Notes:
- The list will include all games announced from August 1st until the end of TGS, except mobile will be focused on games from traditional publishers, or really notable non-traditional publisher games.
- The list will include the title, genre, publisher, developer (if known), release window (if known), and any pertinent notes.
- I won't be including things until they at least have one platform announced. Similarly, games announced prior to this window with no platforms count as a new announcement. Beyond that, I'm being a bit more generous with inclusions instead of waiting until the full details show up unless we just clearly don't know enough to list it.
- This will be the Switch's first Road to TGS.

Persona Q2
Publisher/Developer: Sega/Atlus
Platform(s): 3DS
Genre: Dungeon RPG
Release Window: Unknown
Notes: The teaser art makes it clear Persona 5 is included this go around. It's the follow-up to the first Persona Q game, which plays like Etrian Odyssey.

Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night
Publisher/Developer: Sega/Atlus
Platform(s): PS4/Vita
Genre: Rhythm
Release Window: Spring 2018
Notes: This is the Persona 3 based followed up to Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The PS4 is a new platform for the series.

Persona 5: Dancing Star Night
Publisher/Developer: Sega/Atlus
Platform(s): PS4/Vita
Genre: Rhythm
Release Window: Spring 2018
Notes: This is the Persona 5 based followed up to Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The PS4 is a new platform for the series.

Senran Kagura 7EVEN
Publisher/Developer: Marvelous/Honey∞Parade Games
Platform(s): PS4
Genre: Action
Release Window: Fall 2018
Notes: This is presumably the next major Senran Kagura entry, though we don't know for certain.

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
Publisher/Developer: Marvelous/Honey∞Parade Games
Platform(s): PS4
Genre: Action
Release Window: February 22, 2018
Notes: This is a remake/re-imagining of the original Senran Kagura Burst that turns the game from sidescrolling action into 3D action.

Peach Ball: Senran Kagura
Publisher/Developer: Marvelous/Honey∞Parade Games
Platform(s): Switch
Genre: Pinball
Release Window: Unknown
Notes: It's a Senran Kagura themed pinball game.

Shinobi Master Senran Kagura: New Link
Publisher/Developer: Marvelous/Honey∞Parade Games
Platform(s): iOS/Android
Genre: Unknown
Release Window: Unknown
Notes: It's a Senran Kagura gacha mobile game.

Sorcer Striker
Publisher/Developer: M2/Raizing
Platform(s): PS4
Genre: Action
Release Window: Fall 2017
Notes: This is a re-release of the 1993 arcade game and the most recent release in the M2 ShotTriggers series. They usually have cheaper downloadable versions and expensive retail collector's editions if I remember the series correctly.

Dragon Quest X: 5,000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown Online
Publisher/Developer: Square Enix
Platform(s): WiiU/PC/PS4/Switch
Genre: MMORPG
Release Window: November 16th, 2017
Notes: This is the fourth expansion pack for Dragon Quest X.

Gunbarich
Publisher/Developer: Zerodiv/Psikyo
Platform(s): Switch
Genre: Shmup
Release Window: August 2nd, 2017
Notes: This is an eShop re-release of a 2001 shmup that released the same day it was announced.

Strikers 1945
Publisher/Developer: Zerodiv/Psikyo
Platform(s): Switch
Genre: Shmup
Release Window: August 2nd, 2017
Notes: This is an eShop re-release of a 1995 shmup that released the same day it was announced.

Resident Evil Revelations 1 + 2
Publisher/Developer: Capcom
Platform(s): Switch
Genre: Survival Horror
Release Window: Early 2018
Notes: This is a compilation package of the two games.

There's a new Atelier game unveiling soon as a side note.

Platform running totals:
PS4: 6
Switch: 5
Vita: 2
3DS: 1
Wii U: 1
PC: 1
Traditional Publisher Mobile: 1
 
Sep 23, 2006
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There is still significant pent up demand and the already released games like splatoon 2 aren't done selling. Nintendo could easily sell that many if they could ship them IMO. The bigger question is if they have the stock not if they could move it.
Yeah, Switch is bound to sell all that's shipped in Japan for quite some time to come.

For a 3rd party this would actually be the perfect time to push for as many Switch bundles as possible with one of their games. As the hardware demand is way over the supply even bundles with lower selling games should sell out regardless.
 
I don't have too much insight this week given we're so early in the process, but the theme of this year will be seeing how much of the PS4's line-up shows up on the Switch, and how much life is left in the 3DS and Vita.

I think at this point we can also pretty safely say that the start of Atlus' next wave of bigger games (New SMT, the new IP, Persona 6, maybe Etrian Odyssey 6) is likely still a while away, and that they're going to try to fill that gap with as much easy output as possible in the meantime.

That thing that sounds like a Persona 5 enhanced edition is probably part of next year's padding, or maybe early 2019.
 
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Nintendo still have a lot of franchises in the tank for 2018, especially popular ones for Japan. I wouldn't worry about them too much. I do think Animal Crossing, Yoshi, Kirby, Fire Emblem, Retro's game, and Smash will end up being the main releases for the year, but I expect side games like Mario and Sonic, maybe the return of Wario Ware/Rhythm Tengoku, Mario Party, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon or another Pokemon spin-off to be there. They should keep a similar release rate as this year with a game or so a month.

http://www.dualshockers.com/dragon-quest-xi-sold-ps4-3ds-shipment/
Numbers something something, I thought all of it's initial stock would sell out but there seems to be a lot left of it still.
Still sold very well it's not that.
Square Enix wasn't going to under ship Dragon Quest. They actually estimated about right.
 

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do you guys think there's a chance nintendo has changed their minds about Smash and will go for an all-new switch smash bros game instead of a "deluxe" port of the WiiU Game?

the idea is that the smash port was in the cards rumored to appear or be revealed with the recent batch of Switch first party games. it was MIA, so the idea is that it will be a 2018 title, that appears to be the safest best..

but what if nintendo saw in the last couple of months that the Switch is "safe" with healthy demand and just decided to do a smash bros games for 2019 or later?

would that be feasible?
 

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do you guys think there's a chance nintendo has changed their minds about Smash and will go for an all-new switch smash bros game instead of a "deluxe" port of the WiiU Game?

the idea is that the smash port was in the cards rumored to appear or be revealed with the recent batch of Switch first party games. it was MIA, so the idea is that it will be a 2018 title, that appears to be the safest best..

but what if nintendo saw in the last couple of months that the Switch is "safe" with healthy demand and just decided to do a smash bros games for 2019 or later?
would that be feasible?
The only reasons I could see that happening are:
- Smash 4 Switch was going to be a really quick port
- It was supposed to help sell the Switch, which didn't seem useful after sales results came in
- Namco gave some good schedule plans about a Smash 5 developed in parallel of 4's port
- (Sakurai might have said something about the future in Smash or not)
- Smash 4 port is cancelled since Switch sells well, and Smash 5 happens around mid-life of the console, with a good team and Sakurai's supervision or benediction.

So yeah, sure, it's feasible. If there was a Smash 4 port, there would have been a Smash 5 at least in pre-prod imo.
 
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do you guys think there's a chance nintendo has changed their minds about Smash and will go for an all-new switch smash bros game instead of a "deluxe" port of the WiiU Game?

the idea is that the smash port was in the cards rumored to appear or be revealed with the recent batch of Switch first party games. it was MIA, so the idea is that it will be a 2018 title, that appears to be the safest best..

but what if nintendo saw in the last couple of months that the Switch is "safe" with healthy demand and just decided to do a smash bros games for 2019 or later?

would that be feasible?
The rumors also said Splatoon would just be a rerelease of the Wii U original and look what happened. I really wouldn't put any stock into anything that's been said about about Smash.

I do think Splatoon to Splatoon 2 is a good indicator for Smash, though. Sequel, but still very much based on its predecessor. Personally, I don't think Smash was ever planned for 2017, but I think it's almost a safe bet to assume Nintendo wants a new Smash out in 2018 to maintain a steady flow of Nintendo's heavy hitters (two other big titles I'm expecting for 2018 are Animal Crossing and Mario Maker / new 2D Mario).
 
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I think if Smash was just 4 Deluxe, it would've released this year. Or at least it would've been announced. The fact that we've heard nothing makes me think that Smash 5 is in the works. Probably a 2018 or 2019 title.
 
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If there's a Smash 5 in the works for Switch, I really doubt it'll be ready in 2019 let alone 2018. Those take a while and I don't think Sakurai would agree to start immediately on a new one after the DLCs for Smash 4 were done.