Media Create Sales: Week 31, 2017 (Jul 31 - Aug 06)

This week's releases

{2017.08.10}

[3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5) (¥4.800)
[PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season <ADV> (Square Enix) (¥7.800)
[PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 <ACT> (Capcom) (¥2.990)
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Rakuten Books Sales Ranking (2017.08.10)

01./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age <RPG> (Square Enix)
02./02. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age <RPG> (Square Enix)
03./00. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers <RPG> (Level 5)
04./03. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 - Naruhod&#333; Ry&#363;nosuke no Kakugo <ADV> (Capcom)
05./04. [NSW] Splatoon 2 <ACT> (Nintendo)
06./00. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season <ADV> (Square Enix)
07./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo)
08./06. [3DS] Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire's Conspiracy <ADV> (Level 5)
09./07. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy <ACT> (Sony Interactive)
10./10. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin <ACT> (Nintendo)

Rakuten Books Pre-Orders Ranking (2017.08.10)

01./02. [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Complete Edition) <RPG> (Level 5)
02./03. [PS4] New Hot Shots Golf <SPT> (Sony Interactive)
03./00. [PS4] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory (Limited Edition) <RPG> (Bandai Namco)
04./06. [PS4] .hack//G.U. - Last Recode (Premium Edition) <RPG> (Bandai Namco)
05./05. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross <ACT> (Capcom)

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As I commented last page, Santy Shop is not doing lotteries this week, but it seems this situation is not replicated at other small stores. In fact, other litlle shops are doing lotteries for Sunday 13th, and are receiving requests for numbers until today. Splatoon 2 bundle seems the main SKU that is selling through. So that plus Obon, should affect tremendously the game.
Nintendo 2DS is very popular, especially the orange color. So it's expected a great hold for the handheld this week. Leggy games gonna be the main popular products this weekend. Minecraft PSVita, and DQXI for 3DS are expected to sell to the casual crowd.

Minna no Golf and Double Cross are the main reservations for this month.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
The last time was Mario Kart 8 DX launch, where Bic Camera sold the console normally with the notice of "urgent shipment" &#32202;&#24613;&#20837;&#33655;.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=234997639

I have doubts it will happen again this week, I won't believe it until I see it.
Sunday is the day of lotteries for Bic Camera. Splatoon bundle the main SKU by far.

Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Set - 17 stores
Nintendo Switch Neon Blue / Neon Red - 5 stores
Nintendo Switch Gray - 4 stores
 
Dengeki Online Sales: Week 31, 2017 (Jul 31 - Aug 06)

01./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} - 302,800 / 1,437,676
02./02. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} - 197,675 / 1,143,182
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 72,308 / 834,003
04./00. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2 - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo (Capcom) {2017.08.03} - 59,728 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.03} - 21,341 / NEW
06./04. [3DS] Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy (Level 5) {2017.07.20} - 11,525 / 107,823
07./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 10,435 / 660,725
08./05. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} - 10,039 / 114,871
09./00. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 1 & 2 Special Edition (Capcom) {2017.08.03} - 8,728 / NEW
10./08. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko, Dokonan Desu? (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} - 4,644 / 31,397
11./12. [NSW] ARMS (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} - 4,500 / 196,681
12./07. [PS4] Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Square Enix) {2017.07.13} - 4,369 / 130,325
13./13. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 4,011 / 527,559
14./20. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} - 3,811 / 194,446
15./15. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} - 3,472 / 986,306
16./21. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.27} - 2,783 / 183,791
17./26. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} - 2,733 / 1,087,939
18./19. [PSV] Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.03.19} - 2,650 / 1,117,451
19./10. [PS4] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.07.27} - 2,594 / 8,329
20./25. [PS4] Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2015.12.03} - 2,533 / 233,248
21./28. [3DS] Monster Hunter Double Cross (Capcom) {2017.03.18} - 2,394 / 1,629,810
22./17. [PS4] Gundam Versus (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.06} - 2,261 / 150,845
23./34. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 2,250 / 2,655,861
24./31. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} - 2,233 / 254,237
25./24. [3DS] Pokemon Sun (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} - 2,200 / 1,723,395
26./29. [PS4] NieR Automata (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} - 2,172 / 343,971
27./32. [3DS] Pokemon Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} - 2,167 / 1,579,727
28./30. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} - 2,061 / 296,993
29./33. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki (Level 5) {2016.12.15} - 1,933 / 780,009
30./14. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.27} - 1,733 / 6,444
31./42. [PS4] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} - 1,661 / 221,121
32./40. [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} - 1,611 / 114,538
33./27. [3DS] Ever Oasis (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} - 1,567 / 25,017
34./59. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} - 1,539 / 677,552
35./36. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Game of the Year Edition (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.06.29} - 1,500 / 13,768
36./46. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} - 1,439 / 538,571
37./39. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} - 1,378 / 119,389
38./38. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famista Climax (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.04.20} - 1,378 / 92,523
39./23. [PS4] DiRT 4 (Ubisoft) {2017.07.27} - 1,350 / 4,197
40./41. [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Game Studios) {2016.06.23} - 1,339 / 322,312
41./09. [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: Kanzenmuketsu no My Honey (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.07.27} - 1,308 / 8,070
42./48. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} - 1,300 / 2,431,486
43./43. [3DS] 100% Pascal Sensei: Kanpeki Paint Bombers (Konami) {2017.07.13} - 1,156 / 10,559
44./47. [3DS] Miitopia (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} - 1,089 / 229,360
45./49. [3DS] Tomodachi Life [Nintendo Selects] (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} - 1,083 / 113,058
46./51. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} - 1,044 / 1,526,739
47./56. [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} - 1,022 / 136,680
48./37. [NSW] Cars 3: Driven to Win (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2017.07.20} - 956 / 6,163
49./35. [NSW] Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star (Marvelous) {2017.07.20} - 933 / 11,560
50./54. [3DS] Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} - 933 / 27,545

SOFTWARE
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| 3DS   | 464,874   | 53.2%    | 3,725,641   | 39.2%   |
| PS4   | 278,822   | 31.9%    | 2,855,528   | 30.0%   |
| Switch| 99,065    | 11.3%    | 2,157,512   | 22.7%   |
| Vita  | 21,476    | 2.5%     | 561,648     | 5.9%    |
| Wii U | 5,825     | 0.7%     | 151,406     | 1.6%    |
| PS3   | 2,990     | 0.3%     | 58,338      | 0.6%    |
| X One | 118       | 0.0%     | 6,025       | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 873,170   | 100.0%   | 9,516,098   | 100.0%  |
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HARDWARE
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| Model | This Week | Week(%)  | FY 2017     | FY(%)   |
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| Switch| 57,300    | 31.8%    | 773,900     | 39.4%   |
| PS4   | 52,574    | 29.2%    | 510,022     | 26.0%   |
| 2DS   | 39,637    | 22.0%    | 263,757     | 13.4%   |
| 3DS   | 25,701    | 14.3%    | 315,225     | 16.1%   |
| Vita  | 4,585     | 2.5%     | 89,436      | 4.6%    |
| Wii U | 142       | 0.1%     | 3,265       | 0.2%    |
| PS3   | 111       | 0.1%     | 5,938       | 0.3%    |
| X One | 105       | 0.1%     | 1,605       | 0.1%    |
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| Total | 180,155   | 100.0%   | 1,963,148   | 100.0%  |
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Dengeki Online Sales: Week 30, 2017 (Jul 24 - Jul 30)

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Disgaea 5 Complete tops 100,000 sales worldwide, thanks for nothing Japan. Looks like there was an error from MCV because they were reporting 114K preorders across USA and Europe back then.
That error didn't come from MCV themselves that came from NIS America president and they reported on it.

Edit - looking at the pdf it states that it "successfully sold over 100k domestic and worldwide" there's always the potential that they're only reporting on solid milestones like 50k, 100k, 150k etc
 
That error didn't come from MCV themselves that came from NIS America president and they reported on it.

Edit - looking at the pdf it states that it "successfully sold over 100k domestic and worldwide" there's always the potential that they're only reporting on solid milestones like 50k, 100k, 150k etc
In other words they didn't reach the 200k milestone or whatever it was. Third party failure. Watch all companies avoiding Switch from now.
 

cw_sasuke

If all DLC came tied to $13 figurines, I'd consider all DLC to be free
Disgaea 5 Complete tops 100,000 sales worldwide, thanks for nothing Japan. Looks like there was an error from MCV because they were reporting 114K preorders across USA and Europe back then.
Very impressive...+100k for a port is a big deal for NIS.
Wonder how much it will reach lifetime - Switch is stil fighting shortages and it doesnt seem like there will be much competition for this type of game on that system anytime soon.
 
Edit - looking at the pdf it states that it "successfully sold over 100k domestic and worldwide" there's always the potential that they're only reporting on solid milestones like 50k, 100k, 150k etc
Doh, should've checked here first before bumping that other thread.

He seemed pretty keen on providing the 36k and 78k figures, but I guess they could just be using round numbers, lol.
 
The last time was Mario Kart 8 DX launch, where Bic Camera sold the console normally with the notice of "urgent shipment" &#32202;&#24613;&#20837;&#33655;.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=234997639

I have doubts it will happen again this week, I won't believe it until I see it.
Ah, now that you mention it, I remember that. But yeah, during Obon, a lack of lottery would be really surprising...

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63% off for Gundam Versus at Geo.

https://twitter.com/GEO_official/status/895821751409442816/photo/1
 
What kind of expectations did Capcom have for Monster Hunter Stories again?

I'm playing the western-release demo and it has a ridiculous amount of content for a demo, someone said the demo was 6 hours long in total.

I can see the game has an LTD of ~328k sales in Japan. (I don't know which tracker)

I didn't find any forecasts from Capcom for it but the fact that they made an anime to promote the game and that it even had an Amiibo line means they must have expected some good sales.
 
I didn't find any forecasts from Capcom for it but the fact that they made an anime to promote the game and that it even had an Amiibo line means they must have expected some good sales.
From what I was remembering back then, they expected much better sales than that considering the demographic they were pushing for.
 
What kind of expectations did Capcom have for Monster Hunter Stories again?

I'm playing the western-release demo and it has a ridiculous amount of content for a demo, someone said the demo was 6 hours long in total.

I can see the game has an LTD of ~328k sales in Japan. (I don't know which tracker)

I didn't find any forecasts from Capcom for it but the fact that they made an anime to promote the game and that it even had an Amiibo line means they must have expected some good sales.
Capcom never provided any sales target for this game, implying they never expected to sell at least 1m. But given the big push with the anime, it's clear they expected more than what the game ended up doing. It's clearly no Gaist Crusher-level bomba, at least.

Game Data Library only has Famitsu data, so 328k is Famitsu.
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Since Media Create won't provide first day sell-through info for Thursday these were the results at gamesmaya for new releases.

1. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers
2. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season
3. [PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

Low numbers under Snack World.

As for older games

[3DS] Dragon Quest XI > [NSW] Splatoon 2 > [PS4] Dragon Quest XI.

These are the main titles that drive hardware through summer holidays.
 
Thanks for the pictures as always, horuhe. Much appreciated.

I'm really interested to see how much DQXI and Splatoon 2 benefit from the holidays. I imagine 2DS hardware will see a nice increase. Switch of course entirely depends on stock, but it'd be fantastic if Nintendo provided 100k.
 
Since Media Create won't provide first day sell-through info for Thursday these were the results at gamesmaya for new releases.

1. [3DS] The Snack World: TreJarers
2. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season
3. [PS4] Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

Low numbers under Snack World.

As for older games

[3DS] Dragon Quest XI > [NSW] Splatoon 2 > [PS4] Dragon Quest XI.

These are the main titles that drive hardware through summer holidays.
So we are either looking at a huge fall for DQps4 or a huge boost for the squids, or perhaps a bit of both
 
But aside a very short stint on SFC they never were on console.
If you want to be pedantic, you should put an "exclusively" somewhere into your sentence. :p After all, all three Sky games were ported to PS3 and Cold Steel 1 and 2 released simultaneously on both PS3 and Vita. Saying the games were "never on console" is flat out wrong.

Disregarding that whether or not the games were on consoles before has nothing to do with my point, I used "going back" in the wrong way though. I didn't mean to say that the Trails games used to be on consoles before, but something along the lines of the series moving somewhat backwards to a less popular platform format. Which I don't think is much of an issue in this case, because the Trails games cater to the kind of core audience that isn't going to stop buying the games just because they aren't on a handheld anymore.
 
If you want to be pedantic, you should put an "exclusively" somewhere into your sentence. :p After all, all three Sky games were ported to PS3 and Cold Steel 1 and 2 released simultaneously on both PS3 and Vita. Saying the games were "never on console" is flat out wrong.
Not for the original releases (which I thought we are talking about here). Once you include ports it's muddied with the mass of licensed versions that always existed on consoles as well.

Disregarding that whether or not the games were on consoles before has nothing to do with my point, I used "going back" in the wrong way though. I didn't mean to say that the Trails games used to be on consoles before, but something along the lines of the series moving somewhat backwards to a less popular platform format. Which I don't think is much of an issue in this case, because the Trails games cater to the kind of core audience that isn't going to stop buying the games just because they aren't on a handheld anymore.
I'll take that. ;)

Personally I still think wrt the Japanese market Falcom is making a mistake completely leaving the portable audience, but I'm told the Sony-driven Asian market more than makes that up.
 
Falcom also did a couple PCE games themselves (Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu 1-2) along with their SFC stuff (Ys V, Popful Mail). It was weird period while Japan in general from transitioning from the diverse landscape of different national computer platforms to Windows. Many other remaining computer devs got fully into consoles with 3DO, Saturn and PS1 like Microcabin, Exact, Kojima's team, etc.
 
Personally I still think wrt the Japanese market Falcom is making a mistake completely leaving the portable audience, but I'm told the Sony-driven Asian market more than makes that up.
How do you know they are leaving the portable market? Maybe some day they will release something on Switch, maybe not, we need to wait and see. It's six month old machine, I wouldn't expect anything anmounced from Falcom. As for PSV, not everything can run it. Falcom had to cut CS in half to make it work on PSV. I do think they shouldn't abandon PC though.
 
Lolol. Youtuber in Japan is hoarding Switch so they can give it to its viewers lol.O_O

How do you know they are leaving the portable market? Maybe some day they will release something on Switch, maybe not, we need to wait and see. It's six month old machine, I wouldn't expect anything anmounced from Falcom. As for PSV, not everything can run it. Falcom had to cut CS in half to make it work on PSV. I do think they shouldn't abandon PC though.
Well the fact that Falcom never really tries on other platform other than Sony, and we know there will not be Vita 2, can't we said that Falcom probably will move away from portable actually?
 
Sounds like Japanese YouTubers are either reselling Switches or are giving them away in an effort to get more viewers. Basically, they're like scalping, but they also have big audiences that they can take advantage of. I guess the writer of the article is of the opinion that doing so is scummy.

Idk how I feel about it personally, the former is terrible, but the latter is perfectly fine imo, so I guess I'm just glad the Switch still has all this buzz around it for this to be happening, although I wouldn't know if this kinda thing is a regular occurrence with other consoles.