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Sales-Age Media Create Sales: Week 37, 2016 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)

Psycho_Mantis

Banned
Jul 28, 2012
26,651
0
0
Wait, how bad is MHS doing? I know its not going to meet the highs of its mainline series with 3 million but it will get above 1 million right?
 

cw_sasuke

If all DLC came tied to $13 figurines, I'd consider all DLC to be free
Sep 9, 2006
27,410
1
0
Wait, how bad is MHS doing? I know its not going to meet the highs of its mainline series with 3 million but it will get above 1 million right?
YW3 just sold above the million, a mark that the latest DQ and Pokemon spin-offs also failed to cross. How successful it will be depends on the positive word of mouth the game and the Anime will get in the next months. Could be a longterm seller if the Anime takes off and reaches a new audience.

Interested to see how it performs - it looks great so it deserves some good numbers in my book, but you never know with new spins on popular IPs.
 

L~A

Member
Jan 19, 2013
12,188
0
610
YW3 just sold above the million, a mark that the latest DQ and Pokemon spin-offs also failed to cross. How successful it will be depends on the positive word of mouth the game and the Anime will get in the next months. Could be a longterm seller if the Anime takes off and reaches a new audience.

Interested to see how it performs - it looks great so it deserves some good numbers in my book, but you never know with new spins on popular IPs.
It starts this Sunday, actually.

For MHS, the following will be key:

- anime series reception
- word of mouth (seems pretty positive based on the demo)
- holiday sales (it's primarily aimed at kids), and how much it's impacted by Pokémon SM
 

Kenzodielocke

Banned
Dec 24, 2014
22,161
4
0
PREDICTION LEAGUE OCTOBER 2016

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Sep 26 to Oct 30):

[3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (23 days) - 287k
[WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash (18 days) - 95k
[PS4] Battlefield 1 (13 days) - 144k
[3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (11 days) - 82k
[PSV] Macross Delta Scramble (11 days) - 32k
[PS4 + PS3 + PSV] Berserk Musou (4 days) - 65k
[PS4 + PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (4 days) - 100k
[PS4 + PSV] World of Final Fantasy (4 days) - 87k

First prediction, probably very wrong.
 

Fisico

Member
Jul 9, 2012
2,539
0
425
Japan
twitter.com
Going full random with this one !

PREDICTION LEAGUE OCTOBER 2016

[3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (23 days) - 311.113
[WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash (18 days) - 78.901
[PS4] Battlefield 1 (13 days) - 132.465
[3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (11 days) - 115.511
[PSV] Macross Delta Scramble (11 days) - 59.731
[PS4 + PS3 + PSV] Berserk Musou (4 days) - 70.000
[PS4 + PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (4 days) - 130.123
[PS4 + PSV] World of Final Fantasy (4 days) - 91.321

Why is MHS doing badly?
Audience mismatch
Monster Hunter is not a kid friendly IP, MHS doesn't look appealing for its usual audience and the kiddy audience doesn't seem to care... so far.

Damn Berserk Musou will perform that badly?
It will be better than Arslan which mega bombed but there's absolutely no reason that it will perform well indeed, the musou formula is getting old and people seem to be tired of it with each new crossover selling less than the previous one.
 

NeonZ

Member
Dec 7, 2005
14,231
4
1,180
33
Why is MHS doing badly?
The art style and game genre likely weren't appealing to the traditional Monster Hunter audience, who would be the ones preordering a game like this. Its success really relies on being able to bring children through the anime and word of mouth.

It makes me wonder if it'd have more pre-orders if they kept the human characters looking older like the hunters in the mainline games - but even then there'd still be the turn based combat issue which might just not be appealing to the audience that traditionally buys monster hunter.
 

Orgen

Member
Aug 4, 2005
2,174
0
1,125
PREDICTION LEAGUE OCTOBER 2016

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Sep 26 to Oct 30):

[3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (23 days) - 317.000
[WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash (18 days) - 102.000
[PS4] Battlefield 1 (13 days) - 134.000
[3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (11 days) - 125.000
[PSV] Macross Delta Scramble (11 days) - 46.000
[PS4 + PS3 + PSV] Berserk Musou (4 days) - 83.000
[PS4 + PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (4 days) - 111.000
[PS4 + PSV] World of Final Fantasy (4 days) - 79.000
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
Mar 10, 2011
22,885
0
865
29
theflyingthoughtsblog.wordpress.com
PREDICTION LEAGUE OCTOBER 2016

Predict how much these titles will sell in the month (from Sep 26 to Oct 30):

[3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (23 days) - 194,820
[WIU] Paper Mario: Color Splash (18 days) - 112,134
[PS4] Battlefield 1 (13 days) - 144,202
[3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush (11 days) - 116,457
[PSV] Macross Delta Scramble (11 days) - 59,901
[PS4 + PS3 + PSV] Berserk Musou (4 days) - 55,033
[PS4 + PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (4 days) - 177,540
[PS4 + PSV] World of Final Fantasy (4 days) - 95,333
 

L~A

Member
Jan 19, 2013
12,188
0
610
Media Create:

PS4 49,652
New3DS LL 15,491
2DS 14,492
Vita 9,817
New3DS 3,379
Wii U 2,731
PS3 1,105
3DS 462
Xbox One 124
3DS LL 74

97k for Utawarerumono (three versions)
One Piece: Dai Kaizoku Colosseum at 9k... ouch.