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Media Create Sales: Week 4, 2013 (Jan 21 - Jan 27)

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i don't think they are going to drop the price now... the real problem is not the price, is the lack of software.

once they release some more compelling sw if the console still won't sell then they'll drop the price

However they might consider it, since it clearly did work well for the 3DS in Japan.

Granted the 3DS never went this low, i think it went to like 30k or something which was "lowest".
 

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Yes. It's SCEJ biggest game ever and probably the biggest new IP Sony in general has ever put on a handheld. Sony has been advertising the living shit out of it and it's one of the most hyped games of Japan for 2013. How big will the hardware boost be? I'm not sure. I think it'll do more than persona, miku and gravity rush. This weeks software sells actually wasn't bad. I didn't expect much from a hentai minigame collection and a niche first person dungeon crawler.
I think I'll include Vita hardware in the prediction next month just to see the how crazy people can go...
 

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Monster Monpiece also sold 5,000 this week through PSN. Shame we'll never get digital download numbers, as I'm really curious about a how few games performed (such as Ragnarok Odyssey in NA).
 
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I expected at the very least a better performance over last week's sales considering the Nintendo Direct announcements.

It might have been a bit too late in the week for that though - or the announcements won't matter on figures and Japan's expectations until their games actually release.
Show of hands. How many people on GAF, the hardcore, ran out and bought a Wii U because of the ND or x.gif?

You could also argue that this week's Wii U sales would have been even lower had the Nintendo Direct not happened.
 

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I hope this shows Nintendo arrogance won't get them anywhere. I thought they learned that from the $250 3DS rip-off but hey, at least the Wii U is strike 2. Wonder what strike 3 will be?


It's what the paycheck guys from Nintendo want you to believe. There's plenty of them in this forum alone. Generate hype where there is none.
I really think Nintendo actually wanted Pikmin or maybe Wonderful 101 to be out in January-March, or at least one of them. Still a drought, but it's something.
 

grimshawish

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I hope this shows Nintendo arrogance won't get them anywhere. I thought they learned that from the $250 3DS rip-off but hey, at least the Wii U is strike 2. Wonder what strike 3 will be?
You have a lovely postage history.

''Let's just release a trailer showing a guy entering a flying robot, I'm sure the nerds will have a meltdown thinking it's the best thing ever and immediately take out their wallets''
Trailers have release dates.
Did Nintendo release trailers with release dates? Nope, they basically know the sheep will get excited anyway.
Ohh jackpot, did I hurt your feelings? *Baah*
Says the guy with a Pokemon avatar, you must be a chick magnet.

How do you afford the stamps?
 

grimshawish

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I really think Nintendo actually wanted Pikmin or maybe Wonderful 101 to be out in January-March, or at least one of them. Still a drought, but it's something.
Pikmin. 101 seems very much on time.

It's like watching my child win* the 100m at school sports day.

*Please note the definition of 'win' may be tortured to within an inch of its life.
Least they took part and tried. MS never did that.

What does that have to do with the post? Please do not derail the thread with this nonsense.
Apologies. I honestly just checked their post history cause they were a member I'd not bumped into before.
 

zroid

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Wii Uuuuuuu~~~~~~~~~~

shit is just going to get worse till whatever releases next... what IS releasing next in Japan?
 

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i don't know if anyone noticed but this week the PSV sold 3/4 times more software then the Wii U
Heh joking aside - Vita can sell smaller games without problems - the atrocious software numbers for last year are result of long periods without any software released.
 

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Wii Uuuuuuu~~~~~~~~~~

shit is just going to get worse till whatever releases next... what IS releasing next in Japan?
Jan 31st: First of the North: Ken's Rage

Feb 21st: Tank! Tank! Tank! (disc edition)

March 14th: Need For Speed: Most Wanted

March 28th: Game & Wario

The last releases were COD, the Simple Series, and Sports Connection on December 20th.
From earlier.
 

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What does that have to do with the post? Please do not derail the thread with this nonsense.
The sheep gets defensive and proceeds to stalk my account, what a great place for discussion.
I guess you also payed $250 for the 3DS? And you probably said "I would pay 300 for it!!"
 

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about 0.01% as possible as PSO2 changing everything for vita, which doesnt look hugely likely to begin with

poor kamipara, deserves so much more :(
What. How does this post make any sense? Are you seriously equating PSO to DQ?
 

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The sheep gets defensive and proceeds to stalk my account, what a great place for discussion.
I guess you also payed $250 for the 3DS? And you probably said "I would pay 300 for it!!"
Calling people sheep and other form of names is not very helpful to yourself either. Maybe you should cut out the name calling and discuss things on a more rational level.
 

Kazerei

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Part of me feels bad for Nintendo, the other part of me really wants a Wii U ambassador program.
 

harbingeru

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Calling people sheep and other form of names is not very helpful to yourself either. Maybe you should cut out the name calling and discuss things on a more rational level.
I know, but what's not to like? It's not like I started the name calling in this thread, I'm actually improving :D
 

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Show of hands. How many people on GAF, the hardcore, ran out and bought a Wii U because of the ND or x.gif?

You could also argue that this week's Wii U sales would have been even lower had the Nintendo Direct not happened.
Point in that certainly taken, and I'll concede that I was mostly talking about the prospect of it keeping a balance at this point.

However they might consider it, since it clearly did work well for the 3DS in Japan.

Granted the 3DS never went this low, i think it went to like 30k or something which was "lowest".
Well, 3DS price drop was really one of many factors at the time that contributed to the increase. It's just more logical to assume that Wii U isn't all that desirable right now. By the time 3DS sales increased and the price drop happened we knew all about the new Mario and upcoming games, and had OoT3D. As for Wii U, we only just got new info on games but it's still not really doing it. Price cut isn't really enough.
 

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What's the best title to compare Game & Wario with? WW Smooth Moves and Touched? I can't imagine G&W having a significant impact to sales.
 

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It's going to be fascinating to see what Nintendo do next gen. Wouldn't want to be in Iwata's shoes.

Console/handheld combo is the obvious solution.
 

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However they might consider it, since it clearly did work well for the 3DS in Japan.

Granted the 3DS never went this low, i think it went to like 30k or something which was "lowest".
the other difference is that they slashed the price a couple of months before the heavy hitters, in the upcoming future there's not such compelling software on the wii u, so there's no reason to expect the same kind of performance if they'd do the same with the wii u
 

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What's the best title to compare Game & Wario with? WW Smooth Moves and Touched? I can't imagine G&W having a significant impact to sales.
The Wii Wario game sold over 500k, but it was a slow burner and probably benefited from the initial surge of excitement caused by Wii Sports. I think 200-250k is probably more realistic for this one?
 

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I guess you also payed $250 for the 3DS? And you probably said "I would pay 300 for it!!"
Best console purchase I've made since the PS2/Gamecube gen. I like that console; it was expensive and my upper price but I feel it gave enough reason for it.
 

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This is a nightmare
Current Games:

NSMBU
Nintendo Land
Monster Hunter 3G HD
Zombi U
Fifa 13
Mass Effect 3
NG3:RE
Orochi Hyper
Tekken
ACIII
Batman
3 Kingdoms
Sports Connection
Simple Series

This is no where near as good as the US launch for the territory.
 

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03./00. [PSV] Demon Gaze <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2013.01.24} (¥6.090) - 25.793 / NEW
05./00. [PSV] Genkai Totsuki Monster Monpiece # <SLG> (Compile Heart) {2013.01.24} (¥7.140) - 25.072 / NEW
I can't believe Vita actually sold less with two new releases. Somebody is cursed. Anyway, can't wait for Senran Kagura debut! It will be huge!

08./26. [3DS] Fantasy Life <RPG> (Level 5) {2012.12.27} (¥5.800) - 20.651 / 200.638 (+397%)
Saw that coming. http://www.tsutaya.co.jp/rank/game.html?r=W090

12./05. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) # <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.11.15} (¥3.800) - 8.791 / 193.405 (-15%)
30./25. [WIU] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.12.08} (¥4.800) - 3.300 / 195.213 (-25%)
Legends.
 

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It's going to be fascinating to see what Nintendo do next gen. Wouldn't want to be in Iwata's shoes.

Console/handheld combo is the obvious solution.
I think with the way Nintendo is keeping pace with tech, VR is more likely for 2017ish.
 

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If only Nintendo could have region locked that X.gif to be only playable on the WiiU gamepad browser, mightve actually seen a bump this week!

With nothing of note til March and even then its dubious, how low will it go? Baseline seems to be 6k-8k for the "too new to do worse" as set out by Vita. But then even Vita feels like it had more software going for it than the WiiU does in its launch period.
 

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I honestly don't understand what Nintendo is doing with the Wii U. I mean, how could they have not been prepared for this? They don't really even have third party software to back them up. They've released hardware before but just seems like amateur stuff to me.
 

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I honestly don't understand what Nintendo is doing with the Wii U. I mean, how could they have not been prepared for this? They don't really even have third party software to back them up. They've released hardware before but just seems like amateur stuff to me.
"We've learned from the 3DS and we won't be repeating those mistakes."

"Oshi..."
 

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the other difference is that they slashed the price a couple of months before the heavy hitters, in the upcoming future there's not such compelling software on the wii u, so there's no reason to expect the same kind of performance if they'd do the same with the wii u

Yea you are right

I really want to be a fly (a fly that understands japanese) on the wall during meetings at Nintendo now, what their reaction is, where the blame is put and what strategic moves they are considering to improve the situation.

And Sony upon seeing these numbers must be scratching their heads as well for they position the PS4 in Japan
 

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I like how Nippon Ichi has become so insignificant that no one here is even surprised that their major title from the Disgaea team on the PS3 has cratered. Lulz. :(
 

zroid

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At least these seem to be having some modest legs, maybe they will hang around in the top 30-40, particularly NSMBU. I want to believe. :(

Code:
08./26. [3DS] Fantasy Life <RPG> (Level 5) {2012.12.27} (¥5.800) - 20.651 / 200.638 ([B]+397%[/B])
:D dat restock
 

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I honestly don't understand what Nintendo is doing with the Wii U. I mean, how could they have not been prepared for this? They don't really even have third party software to back them up. They've released hardware before but just seems like amateur stuff to me.
Something went wrong with their development I think. I thought they would be fine when Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, and Wii Fit U were all supposed to hit by the end of March.
 

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It's going to be fascinating to see what Nintendo do next gen. Wouldn't want to be in Iwata's shoes.

Console/handheld combo is the obvious solution.
Sounds like a good and bad idea...

Good because there'd be less systems to buy (this is more consumer focused).

Bad because Nintendo wouldn't be able to make as much money with only one product, and if it doesn't do well they can't fall back with one of their systems at least doing well as seen with 3DS's success and Wii U's meh sales so far (this is more business focused).