Media Create Sales: Week 34, 2013 (Aug 19 - Aug 25)

Dec 5, 2012
20,948
0
0
Toronto
Nintendo's problem with marketing is that they seem to apply the same strategy for every game. Though I obviously don't really have numbers or really any data to back me up, but just an observation.

Many Nintendo games of existing series don't need to have advertisements far out from launch. They usually start near launch. That can definitely work for series that are strong and have well established fanbases. But for new IPs, that would be terrible. The best way to do deal with new IPs is what Sony did with TLOU. Though the marketing budget for that is probably way more than worth it for TW101, they didn't slack in marketing it early and getting lots of press on it. (Aside: Did TW101 get featured in Famitsu? Or any other gaming magazine in Japan?)

So yea, they need to treat the marketing for games differently and not the same like they seem to do, but that is based off of conjecture, so I may be wrong.
 
May 24, 2013
23,025
0
710
You are not crazy. and FFX will be that title.

you all make fun of me, but just you all wait and see, vitas will be selling like hotcakes soon
Why exactly will people will pay twice as much to get FFX and FFX-12 when they pay the both games for the same price of just one game on the PS3?
 
Dec 16, 2012
6,690
0
0
Northern Hemisphere
Here is the only light in the tunnel I see the Wii U reaching.

It will likely surpass the Lifetime sales of Xbox 360 in Japan by early next year. Maybe sooner if Fall and Winter is good to Wii U. 600K shouldn't be impossible but with the current trend... NO WAY this year.

Vita is close to selling 2 Million lifetime units. Should pass the 2 Mil mark by late October at the latest.
 
Mar 22, 2009
10,810
0
0
Where did SE annouce pricing for Vita versions ?
they didn't only that the vita versions would be separate purchases iirc but one would assume their would be at least some increase due to extra packaging/distribution(at least that will be the excuse).

It wont be double the price though not even square is that dumb.
 
Jan 5, 2012
15,096
834
590
they didn't only that the vita versions would be separate purchases iirc but one would assume their would be at least some increase due to extra packaging/distribution(at least that will be the excuse).

It wont be double the price though not even square is that dumb.
I know - I was more interested from which body part he pulled that info ;)
 
Apr 4, 2010
9,787
0
595
Belgium
The shipment estimate for Conception 2 seems to indicate they shipped less than what was reported earlier no? (60k for the Vita and 30k for the 3DS or something like that?). Anyway that title was massively overshipped, I don't really understand how they thought this was going to sell much better than the first one, considering it just broke 50k...

Also is this a new low for the SRW series? I know the OG titles don't really sell that well but it seems really really low for the series...

101 will sell more next week since the sales are only 2 days worth.
Unfortunately, that's not how game sales work... Game will probably disappear from the top 30 next week.
 
Mar 22, 2009
10,810
0
0
The shipment estimate for Conception 2 seems to indicate they shipped less than what was reported earlier no? (60k for the Vita and 30k for the 3DS or something like that?). Anyway that title was massively overshipped, I don't really understand how they thought this was going to sell much better than the first one, considering it just broke 50k....
yeah it's obviously not 60k/30k like what was reported.

I guess there is some merit to thinking this kind of game might do well on vita but convincing retailers it would do better than the psp game and thats not even counting the 3ds version is kind of amazing when you think about it.
 
Jun 7, 2004
114,759
1
0
37
Also is this a new low for the SRW series? I know the OG titles don't really sell that well but it seems really really low for the series...
Not even close. There are lots of worse bomba SRW titles in the past too.

The actual mistake would be assuming that Masou Kishin is a major part of the SRW series or even the OG series. OG titles sell fine btw. Masou Kishin is a specific sub-series in the OG storyline which revolves around Cybuster and the Lord of Elemental world. It's not even developed by the same people who make the normal SRW games because there was this stupid IP tussle over the rights stemming from the original development of Lord of Elemental for the SFC. Eventually the legal issue was resolved, and Bandai Namco Games is working with the developer again to resume the series. The first two games sold about 100k each, so while this is a dip (50k+ opening instead of a 80k+ opening), it's nothing shocking. The series just isn't super popular and it has been on a different platform with each release. Lol.
 
Apr 4, 2010
9,787
0
595
Belgium
Not even close. There are lots of worse bomba SRW titles in the past too.

The actual mistake would be assuming that Masou Kishin is a major part of the SRW series or even the OG series. OG titles sell fine btw. Masou Kishin is a specific sub-series in the OG storyline which revolves around Cybuster and the Lord of Elemental world. It's not even developed by the same people who make the normal SRW games because there was this stupid IP tussle over the rights stemming from the original development of Lord of Elemental for the SFC. Eventually the legal issue was resolved, and Bandai Namco Games is working with the developer again to resume the series. The first two games sold about 100k each, so while this is a dip (50k+ opening instead of a 80k+ opening), it's nothing shocking. The series just isn't super popular and it has been on a different platform with each release. Lol.
Thanks for the clarification. the franchise gets a bit confusing with all its sub series :)
 
May 13, 2009
12,826
0
0
That place there.
Not even close. There are lots of worse bomba SRW titles in the past too.

The actual mistake would be assuming that Masou Kishin is a major part of the SRW series or even the OG series. OG titles sell fine btw. Masou Kishin is a specific sub-series in the OG storyline which revolves around Cybuster and the Lord of Elemental world. It's not even developed by the same people who make the normal SRW games because there was this stupid IP tussle over the rights stemming from the original development of Lord of Elemental for the SFC. Eventually the legal issue was resolved, and Bandai Namco Games is working with the developer again to resume the series. The first two games sold about 100k each, so while this is a dip (50k+ opening instead of a 80k+ opening), it's nothing shocking. The series just isn't super popular and it has been on a different platform with each release. Lol.
The fact that MK II was kind of ass (after a 15 year wait) probably didn't help the sales of III either.
 
May 24, 2012
18,812
119
500
Code:
[B]DENGEKI TOP 50 SOFTWARE SALES
Week 34, 2013 (Aug 19 - Aug 25)[/B]

[U][B]RANK/L.WK	TITLE								PUBLISHER		RELEASE		SALES	LTD[/B][/U]
[b]1/-	PS3	Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - Pride of Justice	Bandai Namco Games	13/08/22	42,864	42,864[/b]
2/1	3DS	Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life				Bandai Namco Games	13/08/01	21,767	222,137
3/2	3DS	Mario & Luigi: Dream Team					Nintendo		13/07/18	20,011	274,785
[b]4/-	Vita	Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - Pride of Justice	Bandai Namco Games	13/08/22	18,513	18,513[/b]
[b]5/-	Vita	Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu	Spike Chunsoft		13/08/22	17,432	17,432[/b]
6/3	3DS	Friend Collection: New Life					Nintendo		13/04/18	14,550	1,403,501
[b]7/-	PS3	Dungeons & Dragons Collection: Mystara Eiyuu Senki		Capcom			13/08/22	11,487	11,487[/b]
8/6	3DS	Youkai Watch							Level 5			13/07/11	8,995	149,811
9/5	3DS	Animal Crossing: New Leaf 					Nintendo		12/11/08	8,722	3,331,216
10/8	3DS	Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon					Nintendo		13/03/20	6,478	877,472
11/4	3DS	One Piece: Romance Dawn - Bouken no Yoake			Bandai Namco Games	13/08/08	6,475	44,595
12/9	Wii U	Pikmin 3							Nintendo		13/07/13	6,356	181,558
[b]13/-	3DS	Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu	Spike Chunsoft		13/08/22	6,077	6,077[/b]
[b]14/-	Wii U	The Wonderful 101						Nintendo		13/08/24	5,883	5,883[/b]
15/7	3DS	Ace Attorney 5							Capcom			13/07/25	5,667	327,087
16/13	3DS	Fantasy Life: Link!						Level 5			13/07/25	4,978	51,805
17/11	3DS	Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D					Nintendo		13/06/13	4,817	258,606
18/15	Wii	Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition			Bandai Namco Games	12/11/29	4,250	541,356
19/14	3DS	Danball Senki eXperience W: Ultra Custom			Level 5			13/07/18	4,117	65,389
20/22	PS3	Earth Defense Force 2025					D3 Publisher		13/07/04	4,072	239,182
21/18	3DS	Mario Kart 7							Nintendo		11/12/01	4,011	2,067,485
[b]22/-	PS3	Disorder 6							5pb.			13/08/22	3,854	3,854[/b]
23/20	3DS	New Super Mario Bros. 2						Nintendo		12/07/28	3,835	2,002,964
[b]24/-	PSP	Romeo Vs. Juliet						QuinRose		13/08/22	3,820	3,820[/b]
25/10	PS3	Dragon's Crown							Atlus			13/07/25	3,722	149,019
26/16	3DS	Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!!			Nippon Columbia		13/07/25	3,667	31,629
27/19	Wii U	New Super Luigi U						Nintendo		13/07/13	3,567	65,324
28/12	3DS	Pokémon Torretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS				Takara Tomy		13/08/10	3,117	30,366
29/29	PSP	Dangan-Ronpa (PSP the Best)					Spike Chunsoft		11/11/23	3,065	97,010
30/26	3DS	Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb		Bandai Namco Games	12/07/12	2,994	511,390
31/23	PSP	Toukiden							Koei Tecmo		13/06/27	2,872	151,408
32/31	PS3	The Last of Us							SCE			13/06/20	2,783	197,338
33/17	Vita	Dragon's Crown							Atlus			13/07/25	2,681	108,233
34/27	Wii U	LEGO City Undercover						Nintendo		13/07/25	2,544	37,161
35/30	3DS	Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission				Bandai Namco Games	13/02/28	2,533	240,594
36/24	3DS	Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Game de Kaburincho!!			Bandai Namco Games	13/08/08	2,478	14,756
37/21	PS3	The Witch and the Hundred Knights 				Nippon Ichi Software	13/07/25	2,433	83,264
38/28	3DS	Kuma-Tomo							Bandai Namco Games	13/06/20	2,283	44,514
39/25	Vita	Toukiden							Koei Tecmo		13/06/27	2,072	218,815
40/44	PSP	God Eater: Burst (PSP the Best Reprint)				Bandai Namco Games	13/06/06	2,050	19,582
41/34	Wii U	Nintendo Land							Nintendo		12/12/08	1,938	347,172
42/36	3DS	Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire!	Bandai Namco Games	12/07/05	1,924	542,635
43/32	Wii U	New Super Mario Bros. U						Nintendo		12/12/08	1,850	557,740
44/42	3DS	Aikatsu! Cinderella Lesson					Bandai Namco Games	12/11/15	1,835	146,853
45/37	3DS	Doki Doki! PreCure Narikiri Life! 				Bandai Namco Games	13/08/01	1,811	12,035
46/49	PSP	Super Dangan-Ronpa 2: Sayonara Zetsubou Gakuen			Spike Chunsoft		12/07/26	1,794	131,687
47/43	3DS	Super Mario 3D Land						Nintendo		11/11/03	1,756	1,865,964
48/47	3DS	Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy				Level 5			13/02/28	1,683	248,024
49/38	PS3	Resident Evil 6: Special Package				Capcom			13/08/08	1,672	11,333
50/39	3DS	Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)				Capcom			12/11/15	1,510	316,941
Top 50

3DS - 26
PS3 - 8
WIU - 6
PSP - 5
PSV - 4
WII - 1


Sell-through Comparison:
Code:
[b][u]SYSTEM		TITLE									RELEASE		DEBUT	LTD[/u][/b]
DS		Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin - THE LORD OF ELEMENTAL		10/05/27	83,142	105,677
PSP		Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin II - REVELATION OF EVIL GOD	12/01/12	80,350	110,896
[B]PS3		Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - PRIDE OF JUSTICE		13/08/22	42,864	---
PS Vita		Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - PRIDE OF JUSTICE		13/08/22	18,513	---[/B]

PSP		Conception: Please Give Birth to My Child!				12/04/26	28,094	61,475
[B]PS Vita		Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu		13/08/22	17,432	---
3DS		Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu		13/08/22	6,077	---[/B]
Code:
[B]DENGEKI TOP 3 SOFTWARE SALES PER PLATFORM
Week 34, 2013 (Aug 19 - Aug 25)[/B]

[U][B]RANK	TITLE								PUBLISHER		RELEASE		SALES	LTD[/B][/U]

[B]PS3 Top 3[/B]
[B]1	Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - Pride of Justice	Bandai Namco Games	13/08/22	42,864	42,864[/B]
[B]2	Dungeons & Dragons Collection: Mystara Eiyuu Senki		Capcom			13/08/22	11,487	11,487[/B]
3	Earth Defense Force 2025					D3 Publisher		13/07/04	4,072	239,182

[B]PSV Top 3[/B]
[B]1	Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - Pride of Justice	Bandai Namco Games	13/08/22	18,513	18,513
2	Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu	Spike Chunsoft		13/08/22	17,432	17,432[/B]
3	Dragon's Crown							Atlus			13/07/25	2,681	108,233

[B]PSP Top 3[/B]
[B]1	Romeo Vs. Juliet						QuinRose		13/08/22	3,820	3,820[/B]
2	Dangan-Ronpa (PSP the Best)					Spike Chunsoft		11/11/23	3,065	97,010
3	Toukiden							Koei Tecmo		13/06/27	2,872	151,408

[B]WIU Top 3[/B]
1	Pikmin 3							Nintendo		13/07/13	6,356	181,558
[B]2	The Wonderful 101						Nintendo		13/08/24	5,883	5,883[/B]
3	New Super Luigi U						Nintendo		13/07/13	3,567	65,324

[B]WII Top 3[/B]
1	Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition			Bandai Namco Games	12/11/29	4,250	541,356
2	Super Smash Bros. Brawl						Nintendo		08/01/31	1,400	2,415,959
3	Mario Kart Wii							Nintendo		08/04/10	1,341	3,588,035

[B]3DS Top 3[/B]
1	Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life				Bandai Namco Games	13/08/01	21,767	222,137
2	Mario & Luigi: Dream Team					Nintendo		13/07/18	20,011	274,785
3	Friend Collection: New Life					Nintendo		13/04/18	14,550	1,403,501

[B]NDS Top 3[/B]
1	Pokémon Black 2							Pokémon Co.		12/06/23	1,333	1,618,372
2	Pokémon White 2							Pokémon Co.		12/06/23	1,078	1,416,852
3	Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (Ultimate Hits)	Square Enix		10/03/04	320	189,146

[B]360 Top 3[/B]
[B]1	Disorder 6							5pb.			13/08/22	321	321[/B]
2	Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition					Microsoft Studios	13/06/06	229	9,829
3	Earth Defense Force 2025					D3 Publisher		13/07/04	221	24,406
Code:
[B]DENGEKI TOTAL HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SALES
Week 34, 2013 (Aug 19 - Aug 25)[/B]

[U][B]SYSTEM		SALES		SALES(%)	L.WEEK		L.WEEK(%)	FY 2013 SALES	FY 2013(%)	FY 2013(L.WK %)[/B][/U]
												
[B]SOFTWARE SALES:[/B]
PS3		115,792		25.7%		89,960		14.7%		3,286,004	24.9%		24.9%
Vita		53,241		11.8%		34,834		5.7%		1,016,552	7.7%		7.6%
PSP		43,058		9.6%		61,199		10.0%		1,619,874	12.3%		12.4%
Wii U		25,496		5.7%		36,945		6.0%		534,370		4.1%		4.0%
Wii		18,016		4.0%		30,948		5.0%		443,464		3.4%		3.3%
3DS		183,440		40.7%		342,747		55.9%		5,907,362	44.8%		45.0%
DS		8,334		1.8%		12,017		2.0%		195,855		1.5%		1.5%
X360		3,131		0.7%		4,285		0.7%		175,363		1.3%		1.4%
Total		450,508		100.0%		612,935		100.0%		13,178,844	100.0%		100.0%

[B]HARDWARE SALES:[/B]
PS3		12,464		14.5%		14,261		11.2%		260,061		12.9%		12.8%
Vita		10,596		12.4%		20,126		15.8%		310,672		15.4%		15.5%
PSP		4,891		5.7%		7,140		5.6%		135,547		6.7%		6.7%
Wii U		7,659		8.9%		13,556		10.7%		200,388		9.9%		9.9%
Wii		1,019		1.2%		1,822		1.4%		25,999		1.3%		1.3%
3DS LL		33,718		39.3%		47,692		37.5%		744,666		36.8%		36.7%
3DS		15,141		17.7%		22,135		17.4%		337,498		16.7%		16.6%
X360		261		0.3%		508		0.4%		8,440		0.4%		0.4%
Total		85,749		100.0%		127,240		100.0%		2,023,271	100.0%		100.0%

[B]*Note: FY 2013 refers to the period from April 2013 through March 2014[/B]
 
Mar 10, 2011
16,155
0
0
Glad to see Conception did semi well. I ordered the vita version myself after trying both demos and preffering the visuals on vita, but it won't be here for another week or two T_T

I'm not really surprised about TW101, I ordered myself a copy so I guess I'm one of the 5,000 but it's not really a game that was ever going to be super popular. It may continue selling and eventually reach a decent figure, but it's most likely going to do much better outside of Japan than it will do in it.
 
Jan 3, 2012
4,307
0
650
Majorca - Spain
August 2013 (Jul 29 - Aug 25) Software Sales:

01. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} - 222.137 / NEW
02. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo) {2013.07.18} - 125.927 / 274.785
03. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} - 85.136 / 1.403.501
04. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom) {2013.07.25} - 82.161 / 327.087
05. [3DS] Youkai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} - 47.321 / 149.811
06. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} - 46.162 / 3.331.216
07. [3DS] One Piece: Romance Dawn - Bouken no Yoake (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.08} - 44.595 / NEW
08. [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III - Pride of Justice (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.22} - 42.864 / NEW
09. [WIU] Pikmin 3 (Nintendo) {2013.07.13} - 41.004 / 181.558
10. [PS3] Dragon's Crown (Atlus) {2013.07.25} - 39.863 / 149.019

Software sales by platform:

3DS - 1.205.292
PS3 - 405.140
PSP - 213.183
PSV - 172.038
WIU - 126.413
WII - 89.064
NDS - 38.249
360 - 19.086

Total - 2.268.465

Source: Dengeki
 

Chris1964

Sales-Age Genius
Dec 17, 2008
11,738
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0
So Vita SW was outselling PS3 for 1st year and that's without factoring in digital sales which were more or less nothing on PS3 during that time. It's a pity we'll probably never know the real attach rate for digitally enabled hw - it would be interesting to compare how much things have changed since PSP which was well within the traditional "handhelds = low-attach rate" bracket.
For a sales thread there is a lot of misinformation lately

2006 CY {2005.12.26 - 2006.12.31} [PS3] Software Sales - 453.900 / 453.900
2007 CY {2007.01.01 - 2007.12.30} [PS3] Software Sales - 2.951.390 / 3.405.300
2008 CY {2007.12.31 - 2008.12.28} [PS3] Software Sales - 5.155.082 / 8.560.400
2009 CY {2008.12.29 - 2009.12.27} [PS3] Software Sales - 8.020.000 / 16.580.400
2010 CY {2009.12.28 - 2010.12.26} [PS3] Software Sales - 9.989.572 / 26.570.000
2011 CY {2010.12.27 - 2011.12.25} [PS3] Software Sales - 12.091.930 / 38.661.900
2012 CY {2011.12.26 - 2012.12.30} [PS3] Software Sales - 11.752.653 / 50.414.600

2011 CY {2010.12.27 - 2011.12.25} [PSV] Software Sales - 396.414 / 396.414
2012 CY {2011.12.26 - 2012.12.30} [PSV] Software Sales - 1.953.478 / 2.349.892
 
Mar 10, 2011
16,155
0
0
This is the most likely scenario.
and if it is the worst selling nintendo console (not likely given the virtual boy) then I still won't care because so far, I've played some fantastic games on the system and will continue to do so.

I only really care about my own enjoyment and if 5,000 others are also going to be enjoying TW101 as much as I am, then I'll be happy :3
 
Mar 22, 2007
23,613
2
1,000
Most games only get 1 or 2 days worth of sales on these charts when they release. Japan is apparently very front loaded.
No, as spatenfloot explained every game debuts with 1-2 days and this is their biggest week, the week after they fall down the charts, the ultrabomba that is W101 will not defy this principle.
Most games actually get 3-4 days of sales (usually games are released on Thursday. I'm not sure if most shops in Japan are open on Sunday. If they are, then it should be 4 days). I dont think that The Wonderful 101 will sell more next week though, but there might be a slim chance that it happends.
 
Jun 9, 2004
25,820
0
1,360
Seattle, WA
The fact that MK II was kind of ass (after a 15 year wait) probably didn't help the sales of III either.
I bought MKIII for the PS3 and it gives off a very strong "budget title" vibe. Not a bad game per se, but it just doesn't have the same level of production value as a licensed or OG SRW game.

Still leaps above the Nintendo handheld SRW games, though.
 
Aug 24, 2011
6,928
0
500
Finland
For a sales thread there is a lot of misinformation lately

2006 CY {2005.12.26 - 2006.12.31} [PS3] Software Sales - 453.900 / 453.900
2007 CY {2007.01.01 - 2007.12.30} [PS3] Software Sales - 2.951.390 / 3.405.300
2008 CY {2007.12.31 - 2008.12.28} [PS3] Software Sales - 5.155.082 / 8.560.400
2009 CY {2008.12.29 - 2009.12.27} [PS3] Software Sales - 8.020.000 / 16.580.400
2010 CY {2009.12.28 - 2010.12.26} [PS3] Software Sales - 9.989.572 / 26.570.000
2011 CY {2010.12.27 - 2011.12.25} [PS3] Software Sales - 12.091.930 / 38.661.900
2012 CY {2011.12.26 - 2012.12.30} [PS3] Software Sales - 11.752.653 / 50.414.600

2011 CY {2010.12.27 - 2011.12.25} [PSV] Software Sales - 396.414 / 396.414
2012 CY {2011.12.26 - 2012.12.30} [PSV] Software Sales - 1.953.478 / 2.349.892
It's kinda amazing that software sales of PS3 peaked during its sixth year. This has been weird gen.
 

Fafalada

Fafracer forever
Jun 22, 2004
7,555
27
1,395
Chris1964 said:
For a sales thread there is a lot of misinformation lately
Thanks - I was just going off the chart posted so far. I guess that ending with week 38, it's safe to assume PS3 made up the 1M difference mostly in the holiday season?

Do we have similar numbers for PSP Y1/2 (obviously hw was much higher, but just curious on retail attach comparison).
 
Mar 9, 2012
3,567
0
445
Spain
Retailers first impressions:

Tadapon:

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - 70% sellthrough (Sales were Persona 4: The Arena x3 in this chain of stores)
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace - less than 50% sellthrough
Lost Planet 3 - Fail

Azalyn:

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - 70 copies sold (far more than One Piece: Pirates Warriors 2).
Lost Planet 3 - 15 copies (less than the last entry)
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace - 8 copies (calm compared to last entry)

GamesMaya:

1. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (big hit)
2. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (bought by same people who bought the last entry)
2. Lost Planet 3 (slow start)
 

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Thanks - I was just going off the chart posted so far. I guess that ending with week 38, it's safe to assume PS3 made up the 1M difference mostly in the holiday season?
You confuse top 30 with the entire market. PS3 was selling more software week after week, you can't cover a million only from holidays. The gap will grow more this year.

And you don't want to see the PSP/PSV comparison
 
Retailers first impressions:

Tadapon:

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure - 70% sellthrough (Sales were Persona 4: The Arena x3 in this chain of stores)
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace - less than 50% sellthrough
Lost Planet 3 - Fail

Azalyn:

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure - 70 copies sold (far more than One Piece: Pirates Warriors 2).
Lost Planet 3 - 15 copies (less than the last entry)
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace - 8 copies (calm compared to last entry)

GamesMaya:

1. Jojo's Bizzare Adventure (big hit)
2. Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (bought by same people who bought the last entry)
2. Lost Planet 3 (slow start)
Maybe this will be the end of the Lost Planet series.

Oh who am I kidding, mobile is obviously the next frontier for it.
 
So I thought I would put this here since it's relevant to Square Enix's overall output.

They seem to be releasing about as much content as Guild Wars 2 is (GW2 just breaks it up into 2 week chunks), which implies they probably still have 200-300+ people on the game, especially given they're intending to release expansion packs.

PlayStation Blog said:
PSB: How regularly do you plan to update A Realm Reborn, and what sort of content can we expect?

Yoshida: We’re planning on doing a major update every three months once the game has been released, and continuously adding large-scale content. Ongoing support for the game will be included in the monthly subscription.

We’ve already begun work on the first update that is currently called patch 2.1 and will introduce a large-scale housing system, as well as “The Wolves’ Den” — the first ever PvP content in the series. Furthermore, the update will include new dungeons, a new daily quest system, new Primal battles, extensions to the main story, and loads of other new content to enjoy.


There will be a significant update every three months, so everyone will be able to continue enjoying the game for a very long time! Of course we also have long-term plans to release full expansion packs, so watch out for future updates on those, too.
Source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013...d-future-of-final-fantasy-xiv-a-realm-reborn/