Media Create Sales: Week 35, 2014 (Aug 25 - Aug 31)

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NGB : Medabots: Metabee / Rokusho ( Imagineer ) { 1997-11-28 } - 14,119 / 226,191
NGB : Medabots 2: Metabee / Rokusho ( Imagineer ) { 1999-07-23 } - 71,666 / 485,259
NGB : Medabots 3: Metabee / Rokusho ( Imagineer ) { 2000-07-23 } - 80,243 / 235,616
NGB : Medabots 4: Metabee / Rokusho ( Imagineer ) { 2001-03-23 } - 59,229 / 115,672
NGB : Medabots 5 Susutake Mura no Tenkousei: Metabee / Rokusho ( Imagineer ) { 2001-12-14 } - 13,675 / 44,918
NDS : Medabots DS: Metabee / Rokusho ( Rocket Company ) { 2010-05-27 } - 62,056 / 114,401
3DS : Medabots 7: Metabee / Rokusho ( Rocket Company ) { 2012-09-13 } - 60,285 / 107,751
3DS : Medabots 8: Metabee Ver. / Rokusho Ver. ( Rocket Company ) { 2014-08-28 } - 35,915 / 35,915

third worst mainline debut in the franchise's history ...
they thought it was a good idea to give the series a ten year hiatus?
 

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I actually picked up a copy today and started playing a little bit. Had a ton of Tsutaya points so I ended up getting it for 1,000 yen. Since each copy comes with 60 free days, I figured it'd be worth the price even if it was garbage.

At first when Aeana was telling me about the UI I wasn't too sure, but on further play you guys are right. The interface looks to be a part of the app, or at least certain elements of it.
Considering u already try this game, I had some question here.

Is it possible for me outside of JP to play this game? And does the game plays well like is there tons of lags or bugs?

Considering I just see that Kanji is close to unreadable, is it really ruining this game?

Sorry for so much question here. T_T
 

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Considering u already try this game, I had some question here.

Is it possible for me outside of JP to play this game? And does the game plays well like is there tons of lags or bugs?

Considering I just see that Kanji is close to unreadable, is it really ruining this game?

Sorry for so much question here. T_T
You shouldn't be able to, as Squeenix put their IP-lock back in place a few days (weeks?) ago. I'd be surprised if the 3DS version didn't have the IP-lock.
 

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You shouldn't be able to, as Squeenix put their IP-lock back in place a few days (weeks?) ago. I'd be surprised if the 3DS version didn't have the IP-lock.
T_T even if I had JP 3DS I guess? Is there no way to bypass that? Like to change my IP into JP?
 

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Dengeki Sales: Week 35, 2014 (Aug 25 - Aug 31)

01./00. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (Koei Tecmo Games) {2014.08.28} - 95.800 / NEW
02./00. [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax  (Atlus) {2014.08.28} - 81.512 / NEW <60%>
03./02. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} - 43.465 / 1.225.731 (+17%)
04./00. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.2: BiBi (Kadokawa Games) {2014.08.28} - 37.638 / NEW <70%>
05./00. [PSV] Hyperdimension Action Neptunia U (Compile Heart) {2014.08.28} - 36.875 / NEW
06./00. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1 Printemps (Kadokawa Games) {2014.08.28} - 33.434 / NEW <70%>
07./00. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.3 Lily White (Kadokawa Games) {2014.08.28} - 31.733 / NEW <70%>
08./01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso (Level 5) {2014.07.10} - 31.240 / 1.141.103 (-29%)
09./00. [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin F - Coffin of the End (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.08.28} - 26.360 / NEW
10./00. [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. (Rocket Company) {2014.08.28} - 16.989 / NEW
11./00. [3DS] Medarot 8: Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company) {2014.08.28} - 15.206 / NEW
12./00. [PSP] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (Koei Tecmo Games) {2014.08.28} - 14.842 / NEW
13./08. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 12.147 / 674.717 (-7%)
14./09. [3DS] New Yoshi Island (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} - 10.830 / 170.457 (-16%)
15./05. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo Games) {2014.08.14} - 10.330 / 95.180 (-43%)
16./03. [PSV] Bullet Girls (D3 Publisher) {2014.08.21} - 9.611 / 40.978 (-69%)
17./04. [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (SCE) {2014.08.21} - 9.200 / 38.325 (-68%)
18./10. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.08.07} - 8.300 / 121.094 (-24%)
19./07. [PS3] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} - 7.689 / 23.372 (-51%)
20./06. [PS4] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} - 6.878 / 24.528 (-61%)
21./12. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level 5) {2013.07.11} - 6.805 / 1.197.997 (+0%)
22./11. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV (Capcom) {2014.08.07} - 6.795 / 70.599 (-13%)
23./13. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.06.26} - 6.455 / 167.948 (-3%)
24./00. [PSV] KissBell  (Technical Group Laboratory) {2014.08.28} - 4.425 / NEW
25./00. [PSV] Rewrite (Prototype) {2014.08.28} - 4.100 / NEW
26./00. [PS3] Sacred 3 (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.08.28} - 3.968 / NEW
27./14. [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginner's Package (Capcom) {2014.08.13} - 3.790 / 28.763 (-28%)
28./15. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} - 3.780 / 44.468 (+7%)
29./21. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Crimson (Marvelous) {2014.08.07} - 3.456 / 65.156 (+25%)
30./00. [PS3] MuvLuv: Photon Melodies  (5pb.) {2014.08.28} - 3.200 / NEW
31./18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom) {2013.09.14} - 2.900 / 3.427.247 (-5%)
32./00. [PS3] Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark (Square Enix) {2014.08.28} - 2.872 / NEW
33./17. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.04.24} - 2.678 / 255.157 (-12%)
34./00. [PS4] Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark (Square Enix) {2014.08.28} - 2.575 / NEW
35./16. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} - 2.560 / 94.067 (-21%)
36./20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 2.540 / 2.292.707 (-10%)
37./00. [PSV] Renai 0 Kilometer V (Kaga Create) {2014.08.28} - 2.480 / NEW
38./22. [3DS] Animal Crossing Tobidase (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} - 2.400 / 3.682.147 (-7%)
39./00. [PSV] Meikyuu Cross Blood: Infinity Ultimate (5pb.) {2014.08.28} - 2.353 / NEW
40./00. [PS3] Grid Autosport (Codemasters) {2014.08.28} - 2.189 / NEW
41./00. [PS3] Caladrius: Blaze (Moss) {2014.08.28} - 1.967 / NEW
42./23. [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCE) {2014.06.26} - 1.922 / 287.983 (-19%)
43./24. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} - 1.875 / 424.516 (-12%)
44./27. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe Star (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} - 1.775 / 604.391 (-3%)
45./26. [3DS] Pokemon X (Pokemon) {2013.10.12} - 1.724 / 2.208.618 (-6%)
46./19. [PSV] Chaos;Head Dual (5pb.) {2014.08.21} - 1.527 / 4.410 (-47%)
47./25. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (SCE) {2014.07.17} - 1.505 / 133.134 (-19%)
48./29. [3DS] Pokemon Y (Pokemon) {2013.10.12} - 1.476 / 1.991.272 (-1%)
49./37. [PSV] Shin Hayari Gami (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.08.07} - 1.365 / 16.599 (+18%)
50./35. [PS4] Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} - 1.356 / 95.195 (+14%)

TOP50

3DS 17
Vita 16
PS3 10
PS4 4
Wii U 2
PSP 1

TOP3/PLATFORM

[3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Honke (Level 5) {2014.07.10} - 43.465 / 1.225.731 (+17%)
[3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso (Level 5) {2014.07.10} - 31.240 / 1.141.103 (-29%)
[3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. (Rocket Company) {2014.08.28} - 16.989 / NEW

[PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (Koei Tecmo Games) {2014.08.28} - 95.800 / NEW
[PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.2: BiBi (Kadokawa Games) {2014.08.28} - 37.638 / NEW <70%>
[PSV] Hyperdimension Action Neptunia U (Compile Heart) {2014.08.28} - 36.875 / NEW

[PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax (Atlus) {2014.08.28} - 81.512 / NEW <60%>
[PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin F - Coffin of the End (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.08.28} - 26.360 / NEW
[PS3] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} - 7.689 / 23.372 (-51%)

[PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (SCE) {2014.08.21} - 9.200 / 38.325 (-68%)
[PS4] Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} - 6.878 / 24.528 (-61%)
[PS4] Transformers: Rise Of The Dark Spark (Square Enix) {2014.08.28} - 2.575 / NEW

[WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 12.147 / 674.717 (-7%)
[WIU] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo Games) {2014.08.14} - 10.330 / 95.180 (-43%)
[WIU] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} - 1.347 / 7.897

SOFTWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2014   | FY (%)  |
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| Vita  | 296.668   | 39.10%   | 2.250.559  | 17.40%  |
| 3DS   | 197.723   | 26.00%   | 6.162.462  | 47.60%  |
| PS3   | 172.036   | 22.70%   | 2.246.890  | 17.30%  |
| Wii U | 37.012    | 4.90%    | 1.325.063  | 10.20%  |
| PSP   | 28.629    | 3.80%    | 422.949    | 3.30%   |
| PS4   | 24.794    | 3.30%    | 485.786    | 3.70%   |
| X360  | 2.647     | 0.30%    | 65.778     | 0.50%   |
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| Total | 759.509   | 100.00%  | 12.959.487 | 100.00% |
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HARDWARE

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| Models | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2014  | FY (%)  |
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| 3DS    | 34.646    | 46.70%   | 728.495   | 43.10%  |
| Vita   | 17.220    | 23.20%   | 375.799   | 22.20%  |
| Wii U  | 8.857     | 11.90%   | 217.025   | 12.80%  |
| PS3    | 6.793     | 9.20%    | 145.351   | 8.60%   |
| PS4    | 6.253     | 8.40%    | 179.224   | 10.60%  |
| PSP    | 329       | 0.40%    | 42.062    | 2.50%   |
| X360   | 42        | 0.10%    | 2.979     | 0.20%   |
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| Total  | 74.140    | 100.00%  | 1.690.935 | 100.00% |
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*FY 2014 refers to the period from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015

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

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27./14. [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G Beginner's Package (Capcom) {2014.08.13} - 3.790 / 28.763 (-28%)
i wonder if they're prepping the system for monster hunter 5 like square enix is prepping the ps4 for dragon quest xi.
 

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Nice software sales for Vita, doesn't seem to have bumped console sales much though.

And a PSP title above Mario Kart 8, who would've thought we'd see the day.
 

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Guess Dengeki is agreeing with Famitsu over Media Create this week, then.
Dengekis hardware sales are more inline with MediaCreate this week.

i wonder if they're prepping the system for monster hunter 5 like square enix is prepping the ps4 for dragon quest xi.
It´s interesting that next week we actually have a somewhat comparable game to MH PSV with DQX 3DS. Both games are the x-th port of an online-subscribtion game based on very popular million selling IPs.
 

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Dengekis hardware sales are more inline with MediaCreate this week
I know Dengeki don't track VitaTV in Japan anymore, which goes part of the way to explaining why they're always miles off compared to the other two.

It´s interesting that next week we actually have a somewhat comparable game to MH PSV with DQX 3DS. Both games are the x-th port of an online-subscribtion game based on very popular million selling IPs.
I understand the comparison, but Frontier Online (and G) sold like crap on every system they've released on. Dragon Quest X sold very well on Wii (and WiiU to an extent).
 

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Media Create:
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSV) - 79,384
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSP) - 11,026
Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1-3 (PSV) - 59,710

Famitsu:
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSV) - 100,073
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSP) - 13,518
Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1-3 (PSV) - 88,169

Dengeki:
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSV) - 95,800
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSP) - 14,842
Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1-3 (PSV) - 102,805


Lol.
 

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I know Dengeki don't track VitaTV in Japan anymore, which goes part of the way to explaining why they're always miles off compared to the other two.



I understand the comparison, but Frontier Online (and G) sold like crap on every system they've released on. Dragon Quest X sold very well on Wii (and WiiU to an extent).
Monster Hunter can be called a handheld franchise, their big successes were on handhelds anyway.
 

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Media Create:
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSV) - 79,384
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSP) - 11,026
Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1-3 (PSV) - 59,710

Famitsu:
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSV) - 100,073
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSP) - 13,518
Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1-3 (PSV) - 88,169

Dengeki:
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSV) - 95,800
Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme (PSP) - 14,842
Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1-3 (PSV) - 102,805


Lol.
70% discrepancy for Love Live :lol

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Media Create trying to downplay the success of RabuRaifu confirmed.

/Jk

Jokes aside,was a SKU lost in transition or something? The differences are ridiculous.
 

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Love Live! discrepancy is huge. That's really strange.
They're tracking 3 SKUs and adding them (Dengeki has them separate), so if there's a discrepancy in the extrapolation based on audience distribution for this title, it's going to be magnified this way. MC probably tracked each SKU selling about 20k, while Famitsu has each just under 30k, and Dengeki has each one over 30k. On their own, it's about a 10k difference, but added together it create a much larger gap.
 

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The power of a mainline Dragon Quest. Not to be trifled with.
How big was the shipment? I thought being a cloud based game will diminish its selling power. Maybe I was terrible wrong :p

I actually picked up a copy today and started playing a little bit. Had a ton of Tsutaya points so I ended up getting it for 1,000 yen. Since each copy comes with 60 free days, I figured it'd be worth the price even if it was garbage.

At first when Aeana was telling me about the UI I wasn't too sure, but on further play you guys are right. The interface looks to be a part of the app, or at least certain elements of it.
How does it play in general? Does it work well with a decent Internet connection? That game is supposed to rely even more heavily on your Internet connection than the average MMO.

Software numbers lean towards Famitsu being more accurate, but lol indeed.
This week is really weird lol. But Dengeki and Famitsu have kind of similar numbers, while Media Create it's the one with the most different info.

Maybe they've added some retailer that wasn't giving them their data (some online one like Amazon or whatever)?
 

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It's not just the resolution though. The 3DS version uses a different font for all the text.
A font appropriate for the smaller resolution. The point is there is no reason not to use that other font on the server side when you're already rendering in a different resolution.

As for readability, fonts on (3)DS often are less than optimal but this one is pretty bad even compared to many others. Hope they can optimize it a bit.

T_T even if I had JP 3DS I guess? Is there no way to bypass that? Like to change my IP into JP?
You can do that with a VPN. That is how we're playing the Wii (U)/PC versions.
 

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Monster Hunter can be called a handheld franchise, their big successes were on handhelds anyway.
We could keep spinning this all day long (the "Frontier" line of games has never been on handheld before; mainline Dragon Quests have), but I do genuinely think that Dragon Quest X is going to perform miles better simply because it's a more popular game.

Phantasy Star Online 2 showed that MMO's can sell on Vita, even F2P one's just with retail packages. I think MH Frontier is just a particularly unattractive product that's been given like 7 years to find popularity and just hasn't managed it anywhere. Whereas DQX was a success from the start (though admittedly, I don't know how subscriptions have held up on both).
 

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We could keep spinning this all day long (the "Frontier" line of games has never been on handheld before; mainline Dragon Quests have), but I do genuinely think that Dragon Quest X is going to perform miles better simply because it's a more popular game.

Phantasy Star Online 2 showed that MMO's can sell on Vita, even F2P one's just with retail packages. I think MH Frontier is just a particularly unattractive product that's been given like 7 years to find popularity and just hasn't managed it anywhere. Whereas DQX was a success from the start (though admittedly, I don't know how subscriptions have held up on both).
Already looking for excuses? Why do you even feel the need to? It will be a just comparison between games with a similar business modell. Anyway PSO 2 is a Free2Play game on PSV, without a monthly subscription fee but with ingame transactions.
 

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Frontier didn't bomb everywhere.

Montster Hunter Frontier Online (360) 123,192
Phantasy Star Online 2 (Vita) 108,343

Do we know what MHF's total subscriber base is? It wouldn't surprise me at all if was near the ~300k DQX maintains.
 

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sörine;128413661 said:
Frontier didn't bomb everywhere.

Montster Hunter Frontier Online (360) 123,192
Phantasy Star Online 2 (Vita) 108,343

Do we know what MHF's total subscriber base is? It wouldn't surprise me at all if was near the ~300k DQX maintains.
Well, if Capcom's still going at it after so many years, that means it's profitable enough for them. Don't think it's nearly as successful as DQX though, especially since DQX got some free hours every day (unless they got rid of that?).
 
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Felistella is developing Luminous Arc Infinity. They're made up of former Flight-Plan staff I believe.

Tose co-developed RE Revelations 1 so if 2 is being made by the same team then it'd be them too.
Nitpicking:
Deemo's dev is just "Rayark"
I don't think they've actually announced what Touhou games/fan games are coming to PS yet; the ones you've listed are just the ones used in the announcement.
Thanks, updated.

Rayark's new logo could probably be clearer. When I googled Arayark I got a lot of results that seemed to think they were called that too, but it seems to just be a stylized "RA" combined symbol where the R is less clear if it flashes by.
 

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Already looking for excuses? Why do you even feel the need to? It will be a just comparison between games with a similar business modell. Anyway PSO 2 is a Free2Play game on PSV, without a monthly subscription fee but with ingame transactions.
Alright, keep your knickers on.

I do see where you're coming from, I just think you were comparing a port of an MMO which was pretty damn successful on 2 consoles with a port of an MMO which performed pretty terribly across 4 different systems.

It's kinda obvious how it's going to turn out. But if that's a comparison you feel is appropriate, then go for it.
 
Square Enix cashes in on smartphone games, eyes growth in China

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Square-Enix-cashes-in-on-smartphone-games-eyes-growth-in-China

This article say Dragon Quest Super Light make 800 million yen/month. This game is doing very well.
Thanks. I'm going to copy bump this.

Edit:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=888683

If it keeps holding, which it's done a pretty good job of so far, we're looking at about $91 million a year ($7.6 million per month).

Very solid margins on that too.

That would be the equivalent of about 500,000 $15 a month subscribers to an MMO.
 

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is this for the New 3DS, right? Not for the New 3DS LL...? cause it seems to make reference to the faceplates..
Err... it says New Nintendo 3DS on the box ;)

I wonder what the LL box will look like.

By the way, question for Mpl90: does Comgnet track hardware pre-orders?
 

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So I see the Medarot series mentioned in these threads a lot and don't know anything about them except Takao is a huge fan... what kind of games are they?