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Media Create Sales: Week 34, 2014 (Aug 18 - Aug 24)

Nibel

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Long-time trusted Japanese blogger with Famitsu data, including pre-orders and insight into shop reports.

Ah, thank you Donny :)

Guess after 'heatwave' the next meme will be that the Japanese weather is too cloudy, huh

 
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I'm especially wondering how it will affect the rest of the world, since we now know that the current models are obsolete, but don't have a release date for the new models. Like, no tech-savvy person will buy a 3DS until then.
I imagine they'll make a push in to the non tech-savvy market in the west.

I'm betting a ~$99 2DS bundle aimed at solely at children.
 
Square Enix explains why they're porting Dragon Quest to mobile: http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/29/6084377/dragon-quest-re-releases-mobile-square-enix

They also confirm more Western mobile releases soon, but I put that in a separate thread.

Miyake said that the mobile games are aimed at people who have never played Dragon Quest and enjoy games on a more casual basis, as well as nostalgic players.

"We've always wanted to have [Dragon Quest] available on the most popular console or gaming machine available at the time," Miyake said. "If you look at the modern gaming scape, a lot of people play games on the mobile platform. That's why we felt Dragon Quest would be appropriate to bring to that very popular game device, [mobile]."
 

MasterSheen

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Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Sep 1 to Sep 28):

[XBO] Hardware (25 days) - 50k
[XBO] Dead Rising 3 (25 days) - 10k
[3DS] Dragon Quest X (25 days) - 75k
[PS4+PS3] Destiny (18 days) - 75k
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (16 days) - 1234k
[WIU] Bayonetta 2 (9 days) - 35k
[PSV+PS3] Sen no Kiseki II (4 days) - 40k
[PSV] Danganronpa Another Episode (4 days) - 60k
[WIU] Fatal Frame V (2 days) - 11k

Can't wait for Xbone's solid if not spectacular sales
 

Chris1964

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Famitsu openings

handhelds

1989.04.21 [Nintendo GameBoy] (¥12.500) - unknown (3 days)
1990.10.06 [Sega GameGear] (¥19.800) - unknown (2 days)
1995.07.21 [Nintendo VirtualBoy] (¥15.000) - unknown (3 days)
1996.07.21 [Nintendo GameBoyPocket] (¥6.800) - unknown (1 day)
1998.04.14 [Nintendo GameBoyLight] (¥6.800) - unknown (4 days)
1998.10.21 [Nintendo GameBoyColor] (¥8.900) - 155.774 (5 days)
1998.10.28 [SNK NeoGeoPocket] (¥7.800) - 21.471 (5 days)
1999.03.04 [Bandai WonderSwan] (¥4.800) - 102.655 (4 days)
1999.03.19 [SNK NeoGeoPocketColor] (¥8.900) - 18.809 (3 days)
2000.12.09 [Bandai WonderSwanColor] (¥6.800) - 145.975 (2 days)
2001.03.21 [Nintendo GameBoyAdvance] (¥9.800) - 611.504 [5 days]
2002.07.12 [Bandai SwanCrystal] (¥7.800) - 30.692 (3 days)
2003.02.14 [Nintendo GameBoyAdvance SP] (¥12.500) - 117.859 (3 days)
2004.12.02 [Nintendo DS] (¥15.000) - 441.485 (4 days)
2004.12.12 [Sony PlayStation Portable] (¥19.800 / ¥24.800) - 166.074 (1 day)
2005.09.13 [Nintendo GameBoyMicro] (¥12.000) - 148.117 (4 days)
2006.03.02 [Nintendo DS Lite] (¥16.800) - 67.653 (4 days)
2007.09.20 [Sony PlayStation Portable-2000] (¥19.800) - 263.538 (4 days)
2008.10.16 [Sony PlayStation Portable-3000] (¥19.800) - 155.720 (4 days)
2008.11.01 [Nintendo DSi] (¥18.900) - 170.779 (2 days)
2009.11.01 [Sony PlayStation Portable Go] (¥17.800) - 28.275 (1 day)
2009.11.21 [Nintendo DSi LL] (¥20.000) - 103.524 (2 days)
2011.02.26 [Nintendo 3DS] (¥25.000) - 371.326 (2 days)
2011.12.17 [Sony PlayStation Vita] (¥24.980 / ¥29.980) - 321.407 (2 days)
2012.07.28 [Nintendo 3DS LL] (¥18.900) - 193.441 (2 days)
2013.10.12 [Sony PlayStation Vita-2000] (¥19.929) < 58.682 (4 days)
2013.11.14 [Sony PlayStation Vita TV] (¥9.954 / ¥14.994) - 40.225 (4 days)


home consoles

1998.11.27 [Sega Dreamcast] (¥29.800) - 101.490 (3 days)
2000.03.04 [Sony PlayStation 2] (¥39.800) - 630.552 (2 days)
2001.09.14 [Nintendo GameCube] (¥25.000) - 133.719 (3 days)
2002.02.22 [Microsoft XBox] (¥34.800) - 123.929 (3 days)
2005.12.10 [Microsoft XBox 360] (¥29.000 / ¥39.795) - 62.135 (2 days)
2006.11.11 [Sony PlayStation 3] (¥49.980 / ¥59.980) - 88.443 (2 days)
2006.12.02 [Nintendo Wii] (¥25.000) - 371.936 (2 days)
2012.12.08 [Nintendo Wii U] (¥26.250 / ¥31.500) - 308.570 (2 days)
2014.02.22 [Sony PlayStation 4] (¥41.979 / ¥46.179)- 322.083 (2 days)
2014.09.04 [Microsoft XBox One] (¥43.178 / ¥53.978) - xx.xxx (4 days)
 

Shengar

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First Day Sellthrough:

[PSV] Toukiden: Extreme # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥6.264) - 50%
[PSP] Toukiden: Extreme # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥5.184) - 30%

Vita version >>>>>> PSP version

How much is the shipment for Toukiden Kiwami?
Also why they are still bother with PSP version wtf
It just dragging the game down -_-"
 

Welfare

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PREDICTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER 2014


[XBO] Hardware (25 days) - 63,000
[XBO] Dead Rising 3 (25 days) - 23,000
[3DS] Dragon Quest X (25 days) - 42,000
[PS4+PS3] Destiny (18 days) - 82,000
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (16 days) - 986,000
[WIU] Bayonetta 2 (9 days) - 36,000
[PSV+PS3] Sen no Kiseki II (4 days) - 57,000
[PSV] Danganronpa Another Episode (4 days) - 50,000
[WIU] Fatal Frame V (2 days) - 12,000
 

hongcha

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Oh yeah, so Japan really isn't getting the 2DS now I suppose.

That is no surprise. I have been saying from the start that it would never get released in Japan. It just wouldn't work in that market. It is the 3DS equivalent of the Wii Mini.
 

Takao

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PREDICTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER 2014

[XBO] Hardware (25 days) - 55,000
[XBO] Dead Rising 3 (25 days) - 22,000
[3DS] Dragon Quest X (25 days) - 80,000
[PS4+PS3] Destiny (18 days) - 90,000
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (16 days) - 1,650,000
[WIU] Bayonetta 2 (9 days) - 45,000
[PSV+PS3] Sen no Kiseki II (4 days) - 130,000
[PSV] Danganronpa Another Episode (4 days) - 40,000
[WIU] Fatal Frame V (2 days) - 25,000

going for broke on you, falcom
i know pre-orders at mpl's shop of choice aren't high
but i believe
that sen no kiseki 2 can't decline that hard
 
I'll be doing Road to TGS in a moment, but here's the new mobile news.

GREE's TGS line-up (in English, apparently contains two new games, one of which is Gundam Spirits, and the other I can't figure out): http://corp.gree.net/jp/en/news/press/2014/0828-01.html

GREE TGS website (in Japanese, but has screenshots): http://jp.product.gree.net/tgs2014/

Rovio has a new director for their Japanese business since they've had success in China and South Korea, but not Japan: http://www.serkantoto.com/2014/08/31/rovio-japan-oikawa-katsumi/

This will include a Stella manga: http://japanesevw.blogspot.jp/2014/08/stella-of-angry-birds-becomes-manga-in.html

Colopl is porting a mobile title to Oculus Rift: http://gamebiz.jp/?p=134071

Monster Strike has hit 12 million downloads (generally #2 iOS game in Japan by revenue): http://gamebiz.jp/?p=133954
 

1st Course

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PREDICTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER 2014

[XBO] Hardware (25 days) - 55,000
[XBO] Dead Rising 3 (25 days) - 20,000
[3DS] Dragon Quest X (25 days) - 60,000
[PS4+PS3] Destiny (18 days) - 80,000
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (16 days) - 1,100,000
[WIU] Bayonetta 2 (9 days) - 40,000
[PSV+PS3] Sen no Kiseki II (4 days) - 80,000
[PSV] Danganronpa Another Episode (4 days) - 40,000
[WIU] Fatal Frame V (2 days) - 20,000
 

Foshy

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PREDICTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER 2014


[XBO] Hardware (25 days) - 44,444
[XBO] Dead Rising 3 (25 days) - 22,222
[3DS] Dragon Quest X (25 days) - 155,555
[PS4+PS3] Destiny (18 days) - 144,444
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (16 days) - 1,654,321
[WIU] Bayonetta 2 (9 days) - 33,333
[PSV+PS3] Sen no Kiseki II (4 days) - 111,111
[PSV] Danganronpa Another Episode (4 days) - 55,555
[WIU] Fatal Frame V (2 days) - 16,666

Can't wait for Xbone's solid if not spectacular sales
how tf is 50k in 3 weeks after launch solid
 

MasterSheen

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PREDICTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER 2014


[XBO] Hardware (25 days) - 44,444
[XBO] Dead Rising 3 (25 days) - 22,222
[3DS] Dragon Quest X (25 days) - 155,555
[PS4+PS3] Destiny (18 days) - 144,444
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (16 days) - 1,654,321
[WIU] Bayonetta 2 (9 days) - 33,333
[PSV+PS3] Sen no Kiseki II (4 days) - 111,111
[PSV] Danganronpa Another Episode (4 days) - 55,555
[WIU] Fatal Frame V (2 days) - 16,666


how tf is 50k in 3 weeks after launch solid

Well, as you can see the console market isn't doing so well. The Wii U is barely averaging 40k a month, and the PS4 isn't even pulling numbers above 6k. The One is going to be so far away from these numbers it isn't even funny. Japan will react to the console with shock and astonishment and wonder of how such a console can even exist. The launch is just the beginning. We will see soon enough as The One takes the Japanese console market in an unprecedented way.
 

Pennywise83

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I'll be doing Road to TGS in a moment, but here's the new mobile news.

GREE's TGS line-up (in English, apparently contains two new games, one of which is Gundam Spirits, and the other I can't figure out): http://corp.gree.net/jp/en/news/press/2014/0828-01.html

GREE TGS website (in Japanese, but has screenshots): http://jp.product.gree.net/tgs2014/

GREE's sales and income has been decreasing since last year; its financial situation is getting worser quarter after quarter: http://corp.gree.net/jp/en/news/press/2014/0813-01.html

They are also forecasting YOY decrease in 2015. I guess the transition from mobile platform to mobile developer did not go as expected. The only GREE game in the Top 25 grossing apps is Fishing Star, and it's 7 (July 2013). All the other games disappeared from the chart or never entered.
 
GREE's sales and income has been decreasing since last year; its financial situation is getting worser quarter after quarter: http://corp.gree.net/jp/en/news/press/2014/0813-01.html

They are also forecasting YOY decrease in 2015. I guess the transition from mobile platform to mobile developer did not go as expected. The only GREE game in the Top 25 grossing apps is Fishing Star, and it's 7 (July 2013). All the other games disappeared from the chart or never entered.

Yes, both GREE and DeNA have largely failed to navigate the feature phone -> smartphone divide.
 

Jamix012

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[XBO] Hardware (25 days) - 62,000
[XBO] Dead Rising 3 (25 days) - 20,000
[3DS] Dragon Quest X (25 days) - 70,000
[PS4+PS3] Destiny (18 days) - 100,000
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (16 days) - 1,800,000
[WIU] Bayonetta 2 (9 days) - 43,000
[PSV+PS3] Sen no Kiseki II (4 days) - 70,000
[PSV] Danganronpa Another Episode (4 days) - 49,000
[WIU] Fatal Frame V (2 days) - 20,000
 

Pennywise83

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Yes, both GREE and DeNA have largely failed to navigate the feature phone -> smartphone divide.

It would be nice to make a very well-crafted thread to analyze trends and market movements of the Japanese mobile sector.

A bit of history (Japanese have been playing phone games since 2000 - Squaresoft released an "app" to read e-mail on the go by using Chocobos, 2002 circa), business models of the most important companies, top monetization techniques, top genres, who's falling and who's rising, and so on.
 

BKK

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What is that?

Media Create sales of the following franchises from 1991 - 2004/06/13;

Mario Kart
Metroid
Super Mario
Animal Crossing
Ace Attorney
Sonic the Hedgehog
Monster Rancher
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Mega Man
Dynasty Warriors
 

allan-bh

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Media Create sales of the following franchises from 1991 - 2004/06/13;

Mario Kart
Metroid
Super Mario
Animal Crossing
Ace Attorney
Sonic the Hedgehog
Monster Rancher
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Mega Man
Dynasty Warriors

Interesting.

Sonic sales in MD are indeed very disappointing.

If someone can translate all the names, would be nice.
 

BKK

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Interesting.

Sonic sales in MD are indeed very disappointing.

If someone can translate all the names, would be nice.

I was planning to, but wanted to check that it hadn't already been translated previously.
 

Pennywise83

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I think I'd be willing to do Dragon Quest VII on mobile, if they refuse to bring over the 3DS version. :/

Will there be any issue regarding the localization? So far, they've been releasing DQ that were previously translated in English; DQVII has not, and I do not think they can directly use the PS1 version.
 

Mpl90

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Famitsu openings

handhelds

1989.04.21 [Nintendo GameBoy] (¥12.500) - unknown (3 days)
1990.10.06 [Sega GameGear] (¥19.800) - unknown (2 days)
1995.07.21 [Nintendo VirtualBoy] (¥15.000) - unknown (3 days)
1996.07.21 [Nintendo GameBoyPocket] (¥6.800) - unknown (1 day)
1998.04.14 [Nintendo GameBoyLight] (¥6.800) - unknown (4 days)
1998.10.21 [Nintendo GameBoyColor] (¥8.900) - 155.774 (5 days)
1998.10.28 [SNK NeoGeoPocket] (¥7.800) - 21.471 (5 days)
1999.03.04 [Bandai WonderSwan] (¥4.800) - 102.655 (4 days)
1999.03.19 [SNK NeoGeoPocketColor] (¥8.900) - 18.809 (3 days)
2000.12.09 [Bandai WonderSwanColor] (¥6.800) - 145.975 (2 days)
2001.03.21 [Nintendo GameBoyAdvance] (¥9.800) - 611.504 [5 days]
2002.07.12 [Bandai SwanCrystal] (¥7.800) - 30.692 (3 days)
2003.02.14 [Nintendo GameBoyAdvance SP] (¥12.500) - 117.859 (3 days)
2004.12.02 [Nintendo DS] (¥15.000) - 441.485 (4 days)
2004.12.12 [Sony PlayStation Portable] (¥19.800 / ¥24.800) - 166.074 (1 day)
2005.09.13 [Nintendo GameBoyMicro] (¥12.000) - 148.117 (4 days)
2006.03.02 [Nintendo DS Lite] (¥16.800) - 67.653 (4 days)
2007.09.20 [Sony PlayStation Portable-2000] (¥19.800) - 263.538 (4 days)
2008.10.16 [Sony PlayStation Portable-3000] (¥19.800) - 155.720 (4 days)
2008.11.01 [Nintendo DSi] (¥18.900) - 170.779 (2 days)
2009.11.01 [Sony PlayStation Portable Go] (¥17.800) - 28.275 (1 day)
2009.11.21 [Nintendo DSi LL] (¥20.000) - 103.524 (2 days)
2011.02.26 [Nintendo 3DS] (¥25.000) - 371.326 (2 days)
2011.12.17 [Sony PlayStation Vita] (¥24.980 / ¥29.980) - 321.407 (2 days)
2012.07.28 [Nintendo 3DS LL] (¥18.900) - 193.441 (2 days)
2013.10.12 [Sony PlayStation Vita-2000] (¥19.929) < 58.682 (4 days)
2013.11.14 [Sony PlayStation Vita TV] (¥9.954 / ¥14.994) - 40.225 (4 days)


home consoles

1998.11.27 [Sega Dreamcast] (¥29.800) - 101.490 (3 days)
2000.03.04 [Sony PlayStation 2] (¥39.800) - 630.552 (2 days)
2001.09.14 [Nintendo GameCube] (¥25.000) - 133.719 (3 days)
2002.02.22 [Microsoft XBox] (¥34.800) - 123.929 (3 days)
2005.12.10 [Microsoft XBox 360] (¥29.000 / ¥39.795) - 62.135 (2 days)
2006.11.11 [Sony PlayStation 3] (¥49.980 / ¥59.980) - 88.443 (2 days)
2006.12.02 [Nintendo Wii] (¥25.000) - 371.936 (2 days)
2012.12.08 [Nintendo Wii U] (¥26.250 / ¥31.500) - 308.570 (2 days)
2014.02.22 [Sony PlayStation 4] (¥41.979 / ¥46.179)- 322.083 (2 days)
2014.09.04 [Microsoft XBox One] (¥43.178 / ¥53.978) - xx.xxx (4 days)

The feelings every time I see DS Lite's first week, knowing how things were going to be for years in Japan. Oooh man.
 

donny2112

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DS Lite had been selling out every bit of shipment for over one year after launch, and the launch week was not an exception.

Yeah, Brain Training 2 at the end of December 2005 was when Nintendo publicly apologized for shortages. That March/April, DS Lite came out. The shortage didn't end for ~16 months after BT2, though, in April 2007.