Media Create Sales: Week 37, 2015 (Sep 07 - Sep 13)

Footos22

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PS4 LOL.
Down YOY for the second week.

As i said, Metal Gear effect boost PS4 only for one week.
If PS4 sell less than 25-30k during the pricedrop week, that's gonna be REALLY BAD.

Wii U too not good, but at lest is not so bad. :p
Splatoon and Mario still strong! :D
You seem happy about a home console with low numbers. just another nail in japans gaming coffin.
 

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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon only did moderately better in its debut week than the previous title although it shipped less copies.

[3DS] Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥ 5.076) - 150.567 / NEW (250.000 <60%>)

[3DS] Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2012.11.23} (¥4.800) - 125.084 / NEW (303.700 <40%>)
 

Cripshay

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PS4 LOL.
Down YOY for the second week.

As i said, Metal Gear effect boost PS4 only for one week.
If PS4 sell less than 25-30k during the pricedrop week, that's gonna be REALLY BAD.

Wii U too not good, but at lest is not so bad. :p
Splatoon and Mario still strong! :D
And you are happy and laughing because...?

Of course PS4 numbers are down. People know that the price drop is coming.
 

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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon only did moderately better in its debut week than the previous title although it shipped less copies.

[3DS] Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2015.09.17} (¥ 5.076) - 150.567 / NEW (250.000 <60%>)

[3DS] Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity <RPG> (Pokémon Co.) {2012.11.23} (¥4.800) - 125.084 / NEW (303.700 <40%>)
Solid result though. I know a lot of people went for the download version though. I'm waiting for Media Create numbers before I post them though
 
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It would've been nice for PS4 to get a Persona 5 bump with the price drop this fall... among other things that would've been nice...
 

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that would be a good hold for SMM. let's wait for other trackers.
On the other hand, the new Vita colors had an impact, but I was expecting more (colors for handheld are usually interesting), but probably the lack of impacting new software affected the overall performances. And related to this, I'd say Revelations2 super bomba to me.
 

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Dengeki Sales: Week 38, 2015 (Sep 14 - Sep 20)

01./00. [3DS] Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo) {2015.09.17} - 150.567 / NEW <60%>
02./01. [WIU] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} - 56.541 / 193.686 (-59%)
03./03. [3DS] Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix) {2015.08.27} - 26.978 / 789.377 (-40%)
04./00. [PSV] World Trigger: Borderless Mission (Namco Bandai Entertainment) {2015.09.17} - 24.900 / NEW <80%>
05./04. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami) {2015.09.02} - 20.341 / 373.476 (-48%)
06./06. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} - 19.989 / 1.047.155 (-13%)
07./07. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch Busters: White Dog Squad (Level 5) {2015.07.11} - 18.595 / 928.698 (-7%)
08./00. [PSV] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Capcom) {2015.09.17} - 16.541 / NEW
09./00. [PSV] Saki: Zenkoku-Hen  (Kaga Create) {2015.09.17} - 16.487 / NEW
10./00. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4: Empires (Koei Tecmo Games) {2015.09.17} - 15.742 / NEW
11./00. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4: Empires (Koei Tecmo Games) {2015.09.17} - 15.497 / NEW
12./08. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} - 15.144 / 671.695 (-6%)
13./05. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami) {2015.09.02} - 14.642 / 157.701 (-48%)
14./02. [3DS] Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX (Capcom) {2015.09.10} - 14.189 / 67.484 (-73%)
15./00. [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4: Empires (Koei Tecmo Games) {2015.09.17} - 12.849 / NEW
16./09. [3DS]  Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team  (Level 5) {2015.07.11} - 12.505 / 601.278 (-10%)
17./10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} - 8.828 / 342.302 (+14%)
18./00. [PS4] Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.09.17} - 6.600 / NEW
19./00. [PSV] Yunohana Spring! (Idea Factory) {2015.09.17} - 5.758 / NEW
20./11. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} - 5.356 / 485.630 (-17%)
21./00. [XB1] Forza Motorsport 6 (Microsoft Japan) {2015.09.17} - 4.025 / NEW
22./12. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 3.625 / 1.091.502 (-20%)
23./00. [PSV] Genji Koi Emaki (QuinRose) {2015.09.17} - 3.131 / NEW
24./00. [PSV] Nanairo Reincarnation  (SILKY'S PLUS ALPHA) {2015.09.17} - 2.573 / NEW
25./34. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (Gung Ho Online Entertainment) {2015.04.29} - 2.572 / 314.647 (+184%)
26./13. [3DS] Famicom Remix Best Choice (Nintendo) {2015.08.27} - 2.417 / 24.190 (-28%)
27./15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} - 2.353 / 3.909.221 (-5%)
28./00. [PSV] Tokyo Onmyouji: Tengen Jibashi - Rei no Baai - V Edition (HuneX) {2015.09.17} - 2.138 / NEW
29./16. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4G [Best Price!] (Capcom) {2015.07.30} - 2.050 / 22.144 (-5%)
30./14. [PS4] Dragon's Dogma Online (Capcom) {2015.08.27} - 1.675 / 41.801 (-38%)
31./23. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} - 1.628 / 2.283.468 (+9%)
32./00. [PS3] Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.09.17} - 1.489 / NEW
33./21. [PSV] Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version (Namco Bandai Entertainment) {2015.07.09} - 1.444 / 90.910 (-9%)
34./25. [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Pokémon) {2014.11.21} - 1.406 / 1.524.725 (-2%)
35./17. [3DS] LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.09.03} - 1.394 / 8.105 (-31%)
36./22. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} - 1.389 / 686.235 (-9%)
37./38. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} - 1.367 / 2.669.864 (+65%)
38./20. [3DS] Super Robot Wars BX (Namco Bandai Entertainment) {2015.08.20} - 1.317 / 110.784 (-19%)
39./00. [PSV] Amatsumi Sora ni! Kumo no Hatate ni (Prototype) {2015.09.17} - 1.307 / NEW
40./24. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 1.306 / 2.429.559 (-13%)
41./32. [3DS] Style Savvy 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo) {2015.04.16} - 1.150 / 198.049 (+1%)
42./27. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden (Namco Bandai Entertainment) {2015.06.11} - 1.078 / 140.401 (-16%)
43./29. [3DS] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Namco Bandai Entertainment) {2015.07.09} - 1.078 / 46.352 (-15%)
44./28. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby (Pokémon) {2014.11.21} - 1.067 / 1.326.299 (-16%)
45./30. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} - 1.056 / 2.263.955 (-12%)
46./26. [WIU] Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo) {2015.07.16} - 1.011 / 70.527 (-26%)
47./19. [PS4] Until Daw (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.08.27} - 1.011 / 23.327 (-41%)
48./33. [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Namco Bandai Entertainment) {2015.02.19} - 1.006 / 346.540 (-5%)
49./98. [3DS] Bravely Second: End Layer (Square Enix) {2015.04.23} - 890 / 152.410
50./36. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} - 833 / 243.976 (-4%)

TOP50

3DS 24
Vita 12
PS4 5
Wii U 5
PS3 3
XB1 1

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2015   | FY (%)  |
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| 3DS   | 300.061   | 49.00%   | 7.683.097  | 53.40%  |
| Vita  | 117.379   | 19.20%   | 1.896.248  | 13.20%  |
| Wii U | 83.618    | 13.70%   | 1.641.659  | 11.40%  |
| PS4   | 53.563    | 8.80%    | 1.701.959  | 11.80%  |
| PS3   | 50.174    | 8.20%    | 1.328.491  | 9.20%   |
| XB1   | 4.612     | 0.80%    | 32.324     | 0.20%   |
| PSP   | 2.511     | 0.40%    | 94.314     | 0.70%   |
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| Total | 611.918   | 100.00%  | 14.378.092 | 100.00% |
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HARDWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2015  | FY (%)  |
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| 3DS   | 26.143    | 37.80%   | 708.291   | 37.90%  |
| Vita  | 17.540    | 25.40%   | 333.772   | 17.90%  |
| Wii U | 15.978    | 23.10%   | 305.241   | 16.30%  |
| PS4   | 7.221     | 10.50%   | 443.747   | 23.80%  |
| PS3   | 2.038     | 2.90%    | 71.481    | 3.80%   |
| XB1   | 171       | 0.20%    | 5.631     | 0.30%   |
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| Total | 69.091    | 100.00%  | 1.868.163 | 100.00% |
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*FY 2015 refers to the period from March 30, 2015 through March 31, 2016

Dengeki Sales: Week 37, 2015 (Sep 07 - Sep 13)

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Pennywise83

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YWB would be third if the two versions were counted together: 30k+; the game is really having legs and shows that the interest in YW is still there.

What about SW4:E? Those don't seem good numbers. REv2 PSV, on the other hand, didn't do terribly given the circumstances.
 

Moor-Angol

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Of course is normal, but is still bad.
I expect a massive drop, but so massive to be honest...
We will see what's happen with the price drop, should be over 30k. Maybe more?
it's bad just as your point of view
as it has already been said it's normal the week KoF price drop announcement sales struggle

or do you prefer paying 50 euros more something ??
 

Ryng_tolu

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You seem happy about a home console with low numbers. just another nail in japans gaming coffin.
And you are happy and laughing because...?

Of course PS4 numbers are down. People know that the price drop is coming.
I'm... Happy?
Here what i said:
"Lol PS4"
Lol because in two weeks 54k to 7k is a bit funny for me...

I'm a Nintendo fan and when the Wii U was selling ~5k per week i write "lol Wii U"

I also made a comment about PS4 over 50k in the CoD week just sone hours ago, i mean... Seriusly?

Oh come on guys... That said, hope in PS4 at 30 or 40k next week.

it's bad just as your point of view
as it has already been said it's normal the week KoF price drop announcement sales struggle

or do you prefer paying 50 euros more something ??
And ok. Indeed i expect a massive drop. Just... I didn't expect sub 10k.
I'm not schocked, but if i was going to guess this week i would say around ~10k.
 

Pennywise83

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Looks like The Great Ace Attorney surpassed the 200k mark, considering digital estimates by Famitsu:

July:

04. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken {2015.7.9} - 183,392 | Retail: 167,829; Digital: 15,563

August:

21. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken {2015.7.9} - 21,132 | Retail: 16,781; Digital: 4,351

Total (as of August 30th): 204,524

Not that bad considering that it was supply constrained for many weeks and was a fresh start for an IP that typically rely on the appeal of characters. Also, the game had a surprisingly high digital attach ratio in the second month: 26%.
 

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And ok. Indeed i expect a massive drop. Just... I didn't expect sub 10k.
I'm not schocked, but i was going to guess this week i would say around ~10k.
The PS3 dropped down to 1k before the week of Final Fantasy 13 release and a price drop (i think it was 10k yen pricedrop). And as someone mentioned earlier i think, the 3DS dropped down to 4k or something before its 10k yen pricedrop. Big drops in sales are common in these senarios. I would have been more surprised if the PS4 was over 10k this week. Next week, i expect the PS4 to sell around 2k-4k.
 

Ryng_tolu

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The PS3 dropped down to 1k before the week of Final Fantasy 13 release and a price drop (i think it was 10k yen pricedrop). And as someone mentioned earlier i think, the 3DS dropped down to 4k or something before its 10k yen pricedrop. Big drops in sales are common in these senarios. I would have been more surprised if the PS4 was over 10k this week. Next week, i expect the PS4 to sell around 2k-4k.
Well, next is also a holidays week... I don't expect a increase but 2k-4k? More like 4k or 5k in my opinion ...?
Too much?
 

Kresnik258

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(I thought it wasn't able to reach 50k FW / 100k LTD)
That's some big expectations. Even Assassination Classroom which did extremely well didn't get close to 100k!

COMG always tend to over-represent niche anime games (especially ones on Vita) no surprises there. They had Irregular Magic High School extremely high too.

What about SW4:E? Those don't seem good numbers.
Yep, they seem extremely poor. The only positive I can take from it is that PS3 isn't miles ahead anymore (possibly some userbase migration at last).
 

Pennywise83

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That's some big expectations. Even Assassination Classroom which did extremely well didn't get close to 100k!

COMG always tend to over-represent niche anime games (especially ones on Vita) no surprises there. They had Irregular Magic High School extremely high too.
The 50k/100k numbers were pulled by the first-day estimate sell-through from the usual blog. It said the game wasn't able to reach 50k/100k but I though it could have been able to reach at least 30-35k. Is that much an unbelievable expectation?


Yep, they seem extremely poor. The only positive I can take from it is that PS3 isn't miles ahead anymore (possibly some userbase migration at last).
The worse news is that while the game is on three platforms, sales overall are decreasing.
 

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Bomba Bin for Puzzle Dragons Z: Mario Edition? (and another bump for Yokai 2: Shin Uchi)
 

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Well, next is also a holidays week... I don't expect a increase but 2k-4k? More like 4k or 5k in my opinion ...?
Too much?
That is true, its Silver Week, i forgot about that. That might minimize the drop a bit, so maybe it can be around 5k. Personally, i dont think that it matters that much if its 2k or 7k next week, the most important thing to notice is that the upcoming pricedrop is affecting current sales.
 

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Looks like The Great Ace Attorney surpassed the 200k mark, considering digital estimates by Famitsu:

July:

04. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken {2015.7.9} - 183,392 | Retail: 167,829; Digital: 15,563

August:

21. [3DS] Great Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken {2015.7.9} - 21,132 | Retail: 16,781; Digital: 4,351

Total (as of August 30th): 204,524

Not that bad considering that it was supply constrained for many weeks and was a fresh start for an IP that typically rely on the appeal of characters. Also, the game had a surprisingly high digital attach ratio in the second month: 26%.
We already had a discussion about it and I still think it's an "average" result or "okay" at best, the game won't reach 250k and it's only going to go downwards for a potential sequel. (Gyakuten Kenji went from 310 to 210k a few years ago)

With AA6 we'll see if the sales are related to said "new characters" or if the Ace Attorney series as a whole is just selling less copies than before (well it is compared to AA4 of course, but I was thinking about AA5), I hope it's not the case but I'm not very confident about it.

Overall I hope that the streamlining of the development process which allow them to release games quicker is enough to compensate for the lost sales of the DS era, because well it's Capcom we're talking about.
 

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The 50k/100k numbers were pulled by the first-day estimate sell-through from the usual blog. It said the game wasn't able to reach 50k/100k but I though it could have been able to reach at least 30-35k. Is that much an unbelievable expectation?
To be fair, I wasn't sure the target was FW or LT either, but to be saying it won't reach 50k LTD (which is what the blog said), I'd say 25k FW is decent enough. It's in line with everything else Bamco usually does; though COMG & retailer blogs may have inflated expectation.

Depends what their expectations are anyway! If it's the same cheap cash-in like it appears to be, I'm sure it's done okay.
 

Ryng_tolu

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That is true, its Silver Week, i forgot about that. That might minimize the drop a bit, so maybe it can be around 5k. Personally, i dont think that it matters that much if its 2k or 7k next week, the most important thing to notice is that the upcoming pricedrop is affecting current sales.
What's you expect from pricedrop week?
 

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What about SW4:E? Those don't seem good numbers. REv2 PSV, on the other hand, didn't do terribly given the circumstances.
The Empires games generally are the worst selling spin offs, probably due to the lack of story mode. Still, yes, those numbers seem rather low.

04./00. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 3: Empires # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2011.08.25} (¥6.090) - 70.254 / NEW
Only a little above half of Samurai Warriors 3: Empires, in spite of launching in 3 different systems.
 

Pennywise83

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We already had a discussion about it and I still think it's an "average" result or "okay" at best, the game won't reach 250k and it's only going to go downwards for a potential sequel. (Gyakuten Kenji went from 310 to 210k a few years ago)

With AA6 we'll see if the sales are related to said "new characters" or if the Ace Attorney series as a whole is just selling less copies than before (well it is compared to AA4 of course, but I was thinking about AA5), I hope it's not the case but I'm not very confident about it.

Overall I hope that the streamlining of the development process which allow them to release games quicker is enough to compensate for the lost sales of the DS era, because well it's Capcom we're talking about.
If the word-of-mouth is good, a sequel might also improve - and we have yet to see how a budget release would perform (the first trilogy sold a lot through budget releases). Also, there's a new anime to raise IP awareness next year.

To be fair, I wasn't sure the target was FW or LT either, but to be saying it won't reach 50k LTD (which is what the blog said), I'd say 25k FW is decent enough. It's in line with everything else Bamco usually does; though COMG & retailer blogs may have inflated expectation.

Depends what their expectations are anyway! If it's the same cheap cash-in like it appears to be, I'm sure it's done okay.
I cannot think of any recent tie-in which was cheaper than Assassination Classroom, though. That game must have a pretty sizeable ROI.
 

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I'm... Happy?
Here what i said:
"Lol PS4"
Lol because in two weeks 54k to 7k is a bit funny for me...

I'm a Nintendo fan and when the Wii U was selling ~5k per week i write "lol Wii U"

I also made a comment about PS4 over 50k in the CoD week just sone hours ago, i mean... Seriusly?

Oh come on guys... That said, hope in PS4 at 30 or 40k next week.



And ok. Indeed i expect a massive drop. Just... I didn't expect sub 10k.
I'm not schocked, but if i was going to guess this week i would say around ~10k.
Console always had that kind of drop after price cut announcement so no it's not bad.
 

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The Empires games generally are the worst selling spin offs, probably due to the lack of story mode. Still, yes, those numbers seem rather low.



Only a little above half of Samurai Warriors 3: Empires, in spite of launching in 3 different systems.
It may have sold better if it wasn't empires, on other systems or whatever, but I think both Dynasty and Samurai Warriors series should take a break for a while.

Warriors series itself is a fun beat-em-up as the game system, so if people like the theme behind it then it will become commercial success (see Zelda and such). I think audience have seen enough of Three Kingdoms period in China & Warring States in Japan.
 

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If the word-of-mouth is good, a sequel might also improve - and we have yet to see how a budget release would perform (the first trilogy sold a lot through budget releases). Also, there's a new anime to raise IP awareness next year.
Seems like wishes more than anything else, budget rereleases didn't do much for the last entries (did AA5 even had one ?) and DGS will probably be the less impacted of the games by the anime if the said anime has any impact that is (protip: if it's a late night broadcast, which it'll probably be, it will mostly target an already existing audience).

Regarding word of mouth the only thing I heard is that there's a big sequel bait and an unfinished story, not sure if it bodes well on that part, but anyway word of mouth mostly impact sales for new unproven IP and I don't think DGS fits the bill (and yes we already agreed to disagree on that one I think).
 

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I always say numbers. Sorry, we are two different people. :p
Yeah, about ~30k to ~40k is my guess.

And then another 40k with Black Ops III. :D
Hehe, no problem :) The reason why i usually dont do number predictions is because i think its too hard to say more exact what something will sell.
 

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That's some big expectations. Even Assassination Classroom which did extremely well didn't get close to 100k!

COMG always tend to over-represent niche anime games (especially ones on Vita) no surprises there. They had Irregular Magic High School extremely high too.


Yep, they seem extremely poor. The only positive I can take from it is that PS3 isn't miles ahead anymore (possibly some userbase migration at last).
If we're talking about LTD, Assassination Classroom is very close or maybe already surpassed 100k.

About SW migration, I'm wondering where are they migrating. To nowhere?
 

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Seems like wishes more than anything else, budget rereleases didn't do much for the last entries (did AA5 even had one ?) and DGS will probably be the less impacted of the games by the anime if the said anime has any impact that is (protip: if it's a late night broadcast, which it'll probably be, it will mostly target an already existing audience).

Regarding word of mouth the only thing I heard is that there's a big sequel bait and an unfinished story, not sure if it bodes well on that part, but anyway word of mouth mostly impact sales for new unproven IP and I don't think DGS fits the bill (and yes we already agreed to disagree on that one I think).
No, AA5 didn't have one, and neither AAT had one (it was already sold at a budget price after all). Budget releases are going to affect newer properties (as DGS can be seen) because the fanbase might reluctant to jump to a spin-off at full price - or they sell well when there's some cross-media promotion (e.g. anime). We have also to remember that the game was highly supply constrained shortly after the launch and this of course had an effect on sales.
 

Kresnik258

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I cannot think of any recent tie-in which was cheaper than Assassination Classroom, though. That game must have a pretty sizeable ROI.
I have a feeling all of these Bamco cash ins have the same miniscule budget, so you're probably right on that one.

If we're talking about LTD, Assassination Classroom is very close or maybe already surpassed 100k.

About SW migration, I'm wondering where are they migrating. To nowhere?
123 - 3DS Assassination Classroom: Korosensei Daihouimou!! 24,457 / 77,484

Was what I was going off.

re. Migration, I was meaning that the versions are getting closer together, not really commenting on the fact that this entry has cratered even further compared to previous ones :p
 

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No, AA5 didn't have one, and neither AAT had one (it was already sold at a budget price after all). Budget releases are going to affect newer properties (as DGS can be seen) because the fanbase might reluctant to jump to a spin-off at full price - or they sell well when there's some cross-media promotion (e.g. anime). We have also to remember that the game was highly supply constrained shortly after the launch and this of course had an effect on sales.
Err... yes, AA5 did have a budget rerelease ;)

In fact, even AA Trilogy did get one. DGS will most likely get one somewhere down the line, too.
 

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Should be less than 40mn (10PM JST).

Anyway, surprised BriBri didn't come rushing for the announcement of SEGA 3D Classics Archives 1+2 (basically a pack with two collections), coming out on December 23rd (same day as Archives 2). Quite pricey, too.
 

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Should be less than 40mn (10PM JST).

Anyway, surprised BriBri didn't come rushing for the announcement of SEGA 3D Classics Archives 1+2 (basically a pack with two collections), coming out on December 23rd (same day as Archives 2). Quite pricey, too.
I'm too busy drooling over the Altered Beast Twitter icon and chatting to Toad on the LINE app;-)
 

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I'm too busy drooling over the Altered Beast Twitter icon and chatting to Toad on the LINE app;-)
I told you to leave poor Toad alone... he won't tell you the date of the next Nintendo Direct :p

Anyway, I forgot but Nintendo released a new bundle for the regular N3DS last week. We'll see with MC if there was any impact at all.
 

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I told you to leave poor Toad alone... he won't tell you the date of the next Nintendo Direct :p

Anyway, I forgot but Nintendo released a new bundle for the regular N3DS last week. We'll see with MC if there was any impact at all.
Wasn't this also the week when several Vita colors were released?
 

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I have a feeling all of these Bamco cash ins have the same miniscule budget, so you're probably right on that one.


123 - 3DS Assassination Classroom: Korosensei Daihouimou!! 24,457 / 77,484

Was what I was going off.
I was going by Media Create that puts the game at 85k by the middle of June and still charting the following weeks in the Top 50.
It's over 90k for sure and probably very close to 100k.

re. Migration, I was meaning that the versions are getting closer together, not really commenting on the fact that this entry has cratered even further compared to previous ones :p
I get your point. But the PS3 version just collapsed while the PSV and PS4 versions aren't increasing.
The fanbase is just going to nowhere.