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Media Create Sales: Week 35, 2013 (Aug 26 - Sep 01)

1st Course

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I was curious, so here are the PS2 software that sold 100k+ within the system first year, by release date:

{2000-03-04} [PS2] Street Fighter EX3 (Capcom) - 76,389 / 183,974
{2000-03-04} [PS2] DrumMania (Konami) - 43,158 / 133,818
{2000-03-04} [PS2] Eternal Ring (From Software) - 42,734 / 112,495
{2000-03-04} [PS2] Kessen (Koei) - 101,844 / 363,277
{2000-03-04} [PS2] Ridge Racer V (Namco) - 233,391 / 611,507
{2000-03-09} [PS2] Fantavision (SCE) - 26,987 / 173,048
{2000-03-23} [PS2] Golf Paradise DX (T & E Soft) - 35,745 / 161,624
{2000-03-30} [PS2] Driving Emotion Type-S (Square) - 46,575 / 106,174
{2000-03-30} [PS2] Tekken Tag Tournament (Namco) - 214,753 / 457,339
{2000-03-30} [PS2] Dead or Alive 2 (Tecmo) - 158,506 / 341,363
{2000-04-27} [PS2] Evergrace (From Software) - - / 134,865
{2000-05-25} [PS2] FIFA Soccer World Championship (Square EA) - 101,599 / 252,360
{2000-06-08} [PS2] All-Star Pro Wrestling (Square) - 88,669 / 185,618
{2000-07-06} [PS2] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 7 (Konami) - 142,152 / 313,628
{2000-08-03} [PS2] International Superstar Soccer (Konami) - 89,239 / 175,294
{2000-08-03} [PS2] Dynasty Warriors 2 (Koei) - 117,709 / 330,772
{2000-08-03} [PS2] Armored Core 2 (From Software) - 122,190 / 205,884
{2000-08-31} [PS2] Romance of the Three Kingdoms VII (Koei) - 50,757 / 172,099
{2000-09-07} [PS2] Professional Baseball League: The End of the Century 1999 (Square) - 293,608 / 482,061
{2000-10-12} [PS2] MotoGP (Namco) - 54,562 / 121,502
{2000-12-14} [PS2] Hajime no Ippo: Victorious Boxers (ESP Software) - 85,206 / 342,113
{2000-12-14} [PS2] Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore (Tecmo) - 65,295 / 124,858
{2000-12-21} [PS2] Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo (Bandai) - 165,885 / 329,437
{2000-12-23} [PS2] The Bouncer (Square) - 158,727 / 345,981
{2001-01-11} [PS2] Space Venus Starring Morning Musume (SCE) - 63,720 / 115,048
{2001-01-25} [PS2] Onimusha: Warlords (Capcom) - 517,078 / 927,534
{2001-03-01} [PS2] Zone of the Enders (Konami) - 75,624 / 120,658

PS2 hardware: 4,296,277
PS2 software: 8,550,843 (not complete, only top 30, top 500 etc.)

Same list for the PS3:

{2006-11-11} [PS3] Ridge Racer 7 (Bandai Namco) - 30,318 / 149,648
{2006-11-11} [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire (Bandai Namco) - 30,051 / 146,199
{2006-11-11} [PS3] Resistance: Fall of Man (SCE) - 15,741 / 136,492
{2007-03-01} [PS3] Dynasty Warriors: Gundam (Bandai Namco) - 171,032 / 317,580
{2007-07-26} [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (SCE) - 175,750 / 410,052
{2007-08-30} [PS3] Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War (Koei) - 62,921 / 118,079
{2007-11-11} [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 6 (Koei) - 176,180 / 371,443

PS3 hardware: 1,329,445
PS3 software: 2,151,018 (not complete, only top 30, top 500 etc.)


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Latest Monster Hunter 4 update: Sinobi has heard they plan to ship 2 million copies in September.
Poor Ridge Racer.
 

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It's sad to see how all three of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have pretty much lead to the death of console gaming in Japan. Sony made PS3 far too expensive and reduced the viability of it and Nintendo went after a different market. Microsoft themself didn't really do anything too wrong. They went after Japan focused titles to get into the market, but all that really lead to was 3rd parties not having a viable console for their typical titles for several years. No wonder they all transitioned to handhelds.
I would say its more the power of the DS and PSP(and mobile to a if you want to include it) lead to the death of consoles in Japan. The consoles are good but handhelds just appeal to the Japanese a lot more.
What doesn't work for PS4 with the PS2 example is that PS4 doesn't play physical PS3 games.
The PS4 also doesn't have a new media format to push it like the PS2 and PS3 did.
 

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Friday the 13th :O

lol


I don't see how the Wii had a big impact on PS3 sales and I feel like the software sales really says it all. While Nintendo games and a few big IPs were on the Wii, pretty much all third-parties were on the PS3. Only (large) notable IP not on the PS3 is Dragon Quest. Arguably that would move hardware, but yea, I don't think the Wii had a big impact on PS3 sales.

*list*

Latest Monster Hunter 4 update: Sinobi has heard they plan to ship 2 million copies in September.
Well it seems to be "proportionate" to the userbase. Nearly 4x the userbase with 4x the software sales.

So the question is how many download cards are available?
 

jj984jj

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If it's a Direct like last year, there's no need for that, no?
If it's a Direct I wonder what kind of announcements we'll get out of it. Last year was weird, since NoA had a conference even though NCL and NoE didn't.

Edit: Ah, here we are:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=41258718

We found out about NoA's event on August 21st. I'm pretty confident that if there was anything major coming on the 13th we'd know by now.
 

jj984jj

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If we get a Direct though, I wouldn't expect much in the way of new announcements. Certainly nothing like what NCL did in 2011, that event was the turning point for 3DS.
 

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If we didn't get a release window for FF XV this TGS, is it safe to assume that it won't be out by next year?

I'm talking about the release window here btw, not the release date.
 

Psycho_Mantis

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I always thought FFXV will be a fall 2014 title. Also NB usually supports launches of playstation pretty well but we haven't heard anything from them lately.
 

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See this is why I think regardless of what people think of PlayStation, if they like console gaming in Japan, having the PS4 fail is not going to be a good thing.

If this system also tanks, the response is not going to be devs flooding on to the Wii U and Xbox One, it's going to be a nigh complete switch over to handheld and (especially) mobile for anything targeting the local market.
The question is whether third parties want to support the PS4 straight away. It took them quite a while for them to get where they wanted on the PS3 and they might not be willing and/or able to jump straight into PS4.

It's also notable that FF, KH, Yakuza and MGS are all big games from devs/pubs that push graphics.
PS4 needs to be successful if Japan is to have a healthy console ecosystem. but for that to happen there has to be compelling games targeting the local audience. Who is left that has the talent, money, and balls to put great content on an unproven system? Pretty much just Sony. I sincerely hope they have something compelling to show tomorrow or we could be seeing the beginning of the end of the big time Japanese console game.
 

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[B][U]Comgnet Software Sales Rankings: Week 36, 2013 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)[/U][/B]

[b]01. [PS3] Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist – 80pt
02. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate (Limited Edition) – 60pt[/b]
03. [PS3] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle (Limited Edition) – 40pt
04. [3DS] Disney's Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 29pt
[b]05. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 (Limited Edition) – 28pt[/b]
06. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life – 28pt
[b]07. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 (Limited Edition GoGo Box) – 27pt
08. [PS3] Puppeteer – 25pt[/b]
09. [3DS] Youkai Watch – 25pt
10. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 22pt
[b]11. [PSV] Killzone: Mercenary – 19pt[/b]
12. [PS3] Lost Planet 3 – 19pt
[b]13. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate (Ultimate Collector's Edition) – 17pt[/b]
14. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn – 17pt
[b]15. [PSP] Kisaragi Gold Star: Nonstop Go Go!! (Limited Edition) – 16pt[/b]
16. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace – 13pt
17. [3DS] Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone – 12pt
18. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition – 10pt
19. [PSP] God Eater: Burst (PSP the Best Reprint) – 10pt
20. [PS3] The Last of Us – 10pt
[B]* New releases are in bold
* 1 pt = 1 sale
PS3 - 8
3DS - 5
PSP - 4
PSV - 2
WII - 1[/B]
No Tsutaya yet, but I'll post it when it releases.
 

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[B][U]Tsutaya Software Sales Rankings: Week 36, 2013 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)	Comgnet Software Sales Rankings: Week 36, 2013 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)[/U][/B]

01./01. [PS3] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle			[b]01. [PS3] Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist – 80pt[/b]
02./02. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn			[b]02. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate – 60pt[/b]
[b]03./NEW [PS3] Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist[/b]			03. [PS3] JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle – 40pt
[b]04./NEW [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2[/b]				04. [3DS] Disney's Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 29pt
[b]05./NEW [PSV] Killzone: Mercenary[/b]					[b]05. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 – 28pt[/b]
06./03. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace					06. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life – 28pt
[b]07./NEW [PS3] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate[/b]					[b]07. [PSP] Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 (Limited Edition GoGo Box) – 27pt
[b]08./NEW [PS3] Puppeteer[/b]							08. [PS3] Puppeteer – 25pt[/b]
09./04. [PS3] Lost Planet 3						09. [3DS] Youkai Watch – 25pt
10./07. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life			10. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 22pt
11./08. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team					[b]11. [PSV] Killzone: Mercenary – 19pt[/b]
12./09. [3DS] Youkai Watch						12. [PS3] Lost Planet 3 – 19pt
13./12. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life				[b]13. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate (Ultimate Collector's Edition) – 17pt[/b]
14./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf 				14. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn – 17pt
[b]15./NEW [3DS] Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 2 (Limited Edition GoGo Box)	[b]15. [PSP] Kisaragi Gold Star: Nonstop Go Go!! (Limited Edition) – 16pt[/b]
16./NEW [PS3] Farming Simulator[/b]						16. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace – 13pt
17./10. [PSV] Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu	17. [3DS] Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone – 12pt
18./15. [3DS] Fantasy Life: Link!					18. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Super Deluxe Edition – 10pt
[b]19./NEW [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Dubbed Edition[/b]		19. [PSP] God Eater Burst (PSP the Best) – 10pt
20./06. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV Online (Collector's Edition)		20. [PS3] The Last of Us – 10pt
21./22. [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon				
[B]* New releases are in bold						* 1 pt = 1 sale	
PS3 - 9									PS3 - 8
3DS - 8									3DS - 5
PSV - 3									PSP - 4
PSP - 1									PSV - 2
									WII - 1[/B]

[b][U]New releases not present in either Top 20:[/U]

[3DS] Elminage Gothic 3D Remix: Ulm Zakir to Yami no Gishiki

[PSV] Call of Duty: Black Ops - Declassified (Bargain Edition)

[PSP] Kiyoka no Ori: Hiiro no Kakera 4 - Shiki no Shi
[PSP] Kiyoka no Ori: Hiiro no Kakera 4 - Shiki no Shi (Limited Edition)
[PSP] Kiyoka no Ori: Hiiro no Kakera 4 - Shiki no Shi - Twin Pack

[WIU] Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
[WIU] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Dubbed Edition (Bargain Edition)

[PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Subtitled Edition (Bargain Edition)
[PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Subtitled Edition (New Price Edition)
[PS3] Moe Moe: Modern Warfare++ (SystemSoft Selection)

[360] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate
[360] Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate (Collector's Edition)
[360] Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
[360] Farming Simulator
[360] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Dubbed Edition (Bargain Edition)
[360] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Subtitled Edition (Bargain Edition)
[360] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Dubbed Edition (New Price Edition)
[360] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Subtitled Edition (New Price Edition)
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2013 Tsutaya + Comgnet Weekly Sales Archive
 

Tripon

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PS4 needs to be successful if Japan is to have a healthy console ecosystem. but for that to happen there has to be compelling games targeting the local audience. Who is left that has the talent, money, and balls to put great content on an unproven system? Pretty much just Sony. I sincerely hope they have something compelling to show tomorrow or we could be seeing the beginning of the end of the big time Japanese console game.
I don't know, if the PS4 can't support retail games for small 3rd parties, I think some of the blowback is that they finally go digital and start making small indie-like titles in addition to games on handhelds and mobile.

We might be looking at a market where there's 20-30 big budget(not just AAA, but games with fairly large budgets) games released each year, and a bunch of smaller AA titles that sell for $15-20 on the PSN store, or eShop.
 

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If we get a Direct though, I wouldn't expect much in the way of new announcements. Certainly nothing like what NCL did in 2011, that event was the turning point for 3DS.
Yes, but I don't suppose many people were expecting those sort of announcements for the 3DS prior to the event.

While I don't know, short of Persona 5, what sort of surprise announcements Nintendo could pull for the either system, the 3DS's line-up, especially it's first party line-up, is pretty barren going into 2014. There have to be announcements at some point.

That said, the last simultaneous, international Direct was August 8th (Darumeshi Sports Store FTW), so I wouldn't be surprised to see another Direct like that to wait until October, as they tend to be ~2 months apart, to hit home the end of the year line up and provide a glimpse into 2014.
 

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Looking it over..
http://www.ss-alpha.co.jp/products/moegd_ps3/system.html
this game actually looks like it could be pretty good. It has a plot that might be worthy; certainly better than standard FPS schlock. On limited info, combat might be good, and leveling elements might be good. And, ahem, it's the type of game where it is good idea to upgrade graphics beyond PSP level. It's too bad it will never get a fair review.

It's even all turn-based except for some minigames - Japan is too good for this world.
 

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PS4 needs to be successful if Japan is to have a healthy console ecosystem. but for that to happen there has to be compelling games targeting the local audience. Who is left that has the talent, money, and balls to put great content on an unproven system? Pretty much just Sony. I sincerely hope they have something compelling to show tomorrow or we could be seeing the beginning of the end of the big time Japanese console game.
I think it will do fairly well, at least by the end of next year. At least much better than the WiiU.
 

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[PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2: 650k users / 500k downloads (according to translator...). The power of free.

New Vita releasing October 10th? I'm sure that will stop 5 people from buying Pokémon X/Y 2 days later.
 

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PS4 Launch February 22, 2014 in Japan. Nintendo has some more time to save the WiiU maybe.
 

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8 "launch window" titles from Sony including such huge japanese focused titles as Killzone: SF and Infamous? This could be a very soft launch.
 

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they really must have nothing for ps4 if their giving knack this kind of push
Watching the Lineup reel - most of the games are from western developers and/or also on PS3. They have to include far-off stuff like KH3 to have at least some japanese games.
 

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So they are bringing Soul Sacrifice for March 2015 if i see it right. Guess they didn't get the memo that Vita will be discontinued by then as some people predicted here ;)
 

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PS4 showing....

everything was crossgen, haha. gonna be a slow start.
Still there are games like Deep Down which looked quite good today.
 

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Watching the Lineup reel - most of the games are from western developers and/or also on PS3. They have to include far-off stuff like KH3 to have at least some japanese games.
Kingdom Hearts 3 would have been there regardless how many or few games that would have shown though.
 

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So they are bringing Soul Sacrifice for March 2015 if i see it right. Guess they didn't get the memo that Vita will be discontinued by then as some people predicted here ;)
Indeed Vita is not being discontinued by 2015, it is being transformed into a home console!



I only asked for a TV out, Sony.. lol
 

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I really think the Vita TV is going to hurt both the Vita and PS4 since someone can just pick it up for a way cheaper price than both.
 
Well that went a lot better than I expected overall.

I'd post more intelligent thoughts, but it's 3 AM and I have to wake up in 4 hours.

I'm pretty sure you actually need a Vita for you to play Vita games on the TV.
No this is a set top box with the Vita's processor inside. You don't need a Vita. It's like the Ouya or upcoming Amazon and Google consoles.
 

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I really think the Vita TV is going to hurt both the Vita and PS4 since someone can just pick it up for a way cheaper price than both.
WAAAT. isnt it a streaming device?

edit: well thats kind of awesome.
 

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Oops, got fed poor info at a glance. Sorry.

But yeah, they just put a cap in Vita hardware for the sake of the software.
 

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I'm pretty sure you actually need a Vita for you to play Vita games on the TV.
WAAAT. isnt it a streaming device?
In the video they put the Vita game into the device, pick up a PS3 controller and just start playing so I don't see where the Vita fits into that. There's also the bundle that comes with vita memory which implies that goes into the device as well.