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Media Create Sales: Week 4, 2015 (Jan 19 - Jan 25)

sturgboski

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I am probably really late to this: why is Phantasy Star Nova doing so poorly? Is it over saturation of similar games on Vita, a bad title, or not enough differentiation from PSO2? I remember last year there were higher expectations for it and it's positive affect on Vita sales, hence my surprise.
 
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I am probably really late to this: why is Phantasy Star Nova doing so poorly? Is it over saturation of similar games on Vita, a bad title, or not enough differentiation from PSO2? I remember last year there were higher expectations for it and it's positive affect on Vita sales, hence my surprise.
I think some point to PSO2 being more or less a free alternative and not THAT much different as being a key reason, that's certainly cannibalism of a series.

I don't remember it being seen as that good of a game either, but I'm not certain.

But yeah, expectations of Nova were very high (remember people saying it was by far Vita's biggest game? I do, now SaGa has that title I believe) and Explorers was always viewed as not a big deal and would likely under-perform.

My how the tables turned.
 

small44

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Neither was Monster Hunter. Point?
I think it's an exception ,Monster hunter find new player in handheld,God eater 1 was on PSP and God eater 2 on PSP and Vita know that God eater Rage burst will naturally buy the games on Vita the same for Toukiden.
 

Psycho_Mantis

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PSN has done badly compared to its previous estimates......even after the realisation that it would perform nowhere near to how well PSP did. Certainly is a big fall.

Also I would have expected more from FFEX. For a FF in the hunting genre it certainly did not live up to that name. Its at 250k now. Is it even going to outsell Freedom Wars?

Did the quality of both of these titles effect their performance?
 

ZSaberLink

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PSN has done badly compared to its previous estimates......even after the realisation that it would perform nowhere near to how well PSP did. Certainly is a big fall.

Also I would have expected more from FFEX. For a FF in the hunting genre it certainly did not live up to that name. Its at 250k now. Is it even going to outsell Freedom Wars?

Did the quality of both of these titles effect their performance?
FFEX was clearly a low budget title from the start. Just look at it. Iirc some fairly unknown developers at SQEX were making the game. I'm sure that affected sales quite a bit and yet it seems to have been selling about 5K the past couple of weeks. It's already sold about as well as a lot of FF spinoffs on the DS.

Not including DLs Freedom Wars is at this: Freedom Wars 187,890 287,554 2014-06-26. Yeh it'll likely pass that at some point. Freedom Wars is also the 2nd best selling game on Vita, only behind God Eater 2.

NDS Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings 289,325 544,039 Square Enix 2007-04-26
NDS Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Rings of Fate 206,439 389,845 Square Enix 2007-08-23
NDS Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift 158,408 287,871 Square Enix 2007-10-25
3DS Final Fantasy Explorers 163,844 270,655 Square Enix 2014-12-18 ( so far)
NDS Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time 101,989 259,705 Square Enix 2009-01-29
NDS Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light 119,634 200,364 Square Enix 2009-10-29
 

hiska-kun

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First Day Sell-Through {2015.01.29}

[3DS] Devil Survivor 2: Break Record <SLG> (Atlus) - 40-50%

[PS4] Far Cry 4 <ACT> (Ubisoft) - 70% selling more units too
[PS3] Far Cry 4 <ACT> (Ubisoft) - 40%

[PS4] [PS3] Bladestorm: Nightmare <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) - 40%

[3DS] Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+ <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) - 25%

[3DS] Yowamushi Pedal: Ashita e no High Cadence <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) - 20%

This week's Bomba Rabbids Land

[PS3] Ukiyo no Shishi <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft)
 

Busaiku

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That Ukiyo game looked good too.
Hopefully it's just a case of people waiting for the Vita game.
 

Mpl90

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First Day Sell-Through {2015.01.29}

[3DS] Devil Survivor 2: Break Record <SLG> (Atlus) - 40-50%

[PS4] Far Cry 4 <ACT> (Ubisoft) - 70% selling more units too
[PS3] Far Cry 4 <ACT> (Ubisoft) - 40%

[PS4] [PS3] Bladestorm: Nightmare <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) - 40%

[3DS] Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+ <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) - 25%

[3DS] Yowamushi Pedal: Ashita e no High Cadence <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) - 20%

This week's Bomba Rabbids Land

[PS3] Ukiyo no Shishi <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft)
If Ace Combat sold 25% of its shipment on day one, it probably means retailers got around 4,000 copies of that game, right? I can't see it not outright bombing, considering howthe original did back in 2012 :lol
 

Kresnik258

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That's too bad for Ukiyo no Shishi.

Wonder if it is cause people are waiting for the Vita game or they just don't care. (Probably the latter).
I doubt people are waiting for the Vita game.

It looks like a very cheap, clunky game. That seemed to sell fine under the Samurai brand name, but as a new IP I'd imagine it needed a bit more promotion than it got.

Bit disappointed to see it bombing though. Between this and Kenka Bancho underperforming, and Conception/Zero Escape doing not great earlier in the gen, Spike-Chunsoft's original franchises don't seem to be doing so hot lately outside of DanganRonpa.
 

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I doubt people are waiting for the Vita game.

It looks like a very cheap, clunky game. That seemed to sell fine under the Samurai brand name, but as a new IP I'd imagine it needed a bit more promotion than it got.

Bit disappointed to see it bombing though. Between this and Kenka Bancho underperforming, and Conception/Zero Escape doing not great earlier in the gen, Spike-Chunsoft's original franchises don't seem to be doing so hot lately outside of DanganRonpa.
Exactly, it feels like the have announced the two games and nothing else was heard until launch. Of course there must have been some kind of promotion in Japan, but probably was not enough to generate interest. Vita game may sell a bit more, but I expect another bomba.
 

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Metal Gear Solid V
Dragon Quest Heroes
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario
Persona 5
Rhythm Heaven 3DS
Yokai Watch 3
Pokemon X2/Y2/Z
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI

Is there any other game that you think if released this year, it could sell more than 500k?

I want to finalize the list for 2015 full year predictions.
 

hongcha

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That's too bad for Ukiyo no Shishi.

Wonder if it is cause people are waiting for the Vita game or they just don't care. (Probably the latter).
If you buy the vita version, which is 2000 yen cheaper, you get the ps3 version for free (download code), so yeah, I would bet most people are waiting.
 

Chris1964

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01./00. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.01.22} (¥8.715) - 340.891 / NEW <89,52%>
02./00. [3DS] The Legend of Legacy <RPG> (FuRyu) {2015.01.22} (¥6.458) - 53.974 / NEW <83,00%>
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21./00. [PSV] Root Infinity Rexx # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.01.22} (¥6.264)
22./00. [PSV] Kaleidoeve # <ADV> (Estciel) {2015.01.22} (¥6.264)
23./00. [PS4] Resident Evil HD Remaster _Download Card_ <ADV> (Capcom) {2015.01.20} (¥4.633)
24./17. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.11.13} (¥8.208)
25./16. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
26./00. [PSP] Satomi Hakkenden: Murasame Marunoki # <ADV> (QuinRose) {2015.01.22} (¥6.480)
27./19. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
28./15. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2 <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.18} (¥8.208)
29./00. [PS4] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.01.22} (¥6.156)
30./25. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind - Chain <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.12.04} (¥5.378)
31./28. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2014.11.20} (¥5.184)
32./24. [PS3] Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition [PlayStation 3 the Best] <ADV> (Sega) {2014.12.11} (¥1.944)
33./27. [PS3] Resident Evil HD Remaster # <ADV> (Capcom) {2014.11.27} (¥4.309)
34./20. [3DS] Tomodachi Life # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
35./00. [PS3] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes <ADV> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2015.01.22} (¥6.156)
36./21. [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.27} (¥5.626)
37./23. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2014.11.13} (¥3.996)
38./18. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.04} (¥5.627)
39./40. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.12.04} (¥6.264)
40./22. [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor <RPG> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2014.12.25} (¥8.208)
41./37. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Dubbed Edition [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥3.024)
42./00. [PS3] The Last of Us (PlayStation 3 the Best) <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.01.22} (¥4.104)
43./36. [WIU] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥5.184)
44./00. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel [Ultimate Hits] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥2.700)
45./30. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Dubbed Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.12.04} (¥8.424)
46./14. [PSV] Diabolik Lovers: More, Blood - Limited V Edition # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2015.01.15} (¥6.264)
47./26. [3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.13} (¥6.145)
48./31. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.20} (¥5.627)
49./32. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800)
50./35. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985)
00./00. [PS3] Tales of Xillia 2 # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.01} (¥8.380) - * / 455.000

Top 50

3DS - 21
PS3 - 10
WIU - 8
PSV - 6
PS4 - 4
PSP - 1

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|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |    766.000 |    399.000 |    730.000 |  2.884.000 |  3.650.000 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
 

L~A

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Great sell-through for Legend of Legacy.

Metal Gear Solid V
Dragon Quest Heroes
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario
Persona 5
Yokai Watch 3
Pokemon X2/Y2/Z
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI

Is there any other game that you think if released this year, it could sell more than 500k?

I want to finalize the list for 2015 full year predictions.
Can't say anything about FFXV, but for DXI, Horii already confirmed they were targetting a 2016 release. I highly doubt there's any chance it's coming out this year.

Announced? Yes, definitely being announced this year.
 

Welfare

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Media Create Sales: Week 4, 2015 (Jan 19 - Jan 25)

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  XB1  |        259 |        300 |            |      1.759 |            |      45.026 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
Famitsu Sales: Week 4, 2015 (Jan 19 - Jan 25)

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  XB1  |        351 |        531 |            |      2.372 |            |      48.330 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
I would think a >3,000 unit difference would cause one of the trackers to recheck how they check the Xbox One sales. On Media Create it would take ~10 week to even reach 48,000.
 

Orgen

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Metal Gear Solid V
Dragon Quest Heroes
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario
Persona 5
Yokai Watch 3
Pokemon X2/Y2/Z
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI

Is there any other game that you think if released this year, it could sell more than 500k?

I want to finalize the list for 2015 full year predictions.
Bravely Second? (surprise hit of the year yeahhhhhh)

And Zelda Wii U (yeahhhhhhhhh x 2... it won't reach 300.000 I know)
 
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Metal Gear Solid V
Dragon Quest Heroes
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario
Persona 5
Rhythm Heaven 3DS
Yokai Watch 3
Pokemon X2/Y2/Z
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI

Is there any other game that you think if released this year, it could sell more than 500k?

I want to finalize the list for 2015 full year predictions.
Animal Crossing Wii U and, like the above posters said, Fire Emblem lf and Bravely Second.
 

small44

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Metal Gear Solid V
Dragon Quest Heroes
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario
Persona 5
Rhythm Heaven 3DS
Yokai Watch 3
Pokemon X2/Y2/Z
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI

Is there any other game that you think if released this year, it could sell more than 500k?

I want to finalize the list for 2015 full year predictions.
Hot Shots Golf?Is it a 2015 game?
 

Led_Zeppelin

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Metal Gear Solid V
Dragon Quest Heroes
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario
Persona 5
Rhythm Heaven 3DS
Yokai Watch 3
Pokemon X2/Y2/Z
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI

Is there any other game that you think if released this year, it could sell more than 500k?

I want to finalize the list for 2015 full year predictions.
I am the only want that still have hopes for Gran Turismo 7 on PS4 this year?
 

Pennywise83

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Ah, cool. HSG titles usually do pretty well, but I'm not sure about 500k+.
The last Minna no Golf that was able to cross the 500k mark is Portable on PSP between 2005 and 2007, thanks to the budget release. Otherwise, we have to go back to Minna no Golf 4 on PS3 in 2003, which cracked the million mark.
 

Chris1964

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Hot Shots Golf and Gran Turismo. Last 2 remaining "strong" Sony franchises in Japan that will see further decline this generation. In theory HSG will suffer most.
 

Chris1964

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new releases {2015.02.05}

[3DS] Lost Heroes 2 # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥6.145)
[3DS] Lost Heroes 2 (Premium Edition) <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥10.260)

[PSV] Persona 4: Golden [PlayStation Vita the Best] <RPG> (Atlus) (¥4.298)
[PSV] PhotoKano Kiss [EBKore] <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) (¥4.298)

[PS4] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.690)

[XB1] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.690)

[PS3] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.690)
[PS3] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin <RPG> (From Software) (¥4.936)

[360] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.690)
[360] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin <RPG> (From Software) (¥4.936)
 

Led_Zeppelin

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I don't know but you the only one
not really I'm sure there are many more
that still have hopes Gran Turismo 7 on PS4 will sell more than 500k.
Well I still think that GT6 was the outlier of the franchise, though I don't know how the marketing for GT6 was in Japan, I still think that GT7 should perform better even on a smaller install base if the game isn't available on PS3 and this time has a proper marketing push. Though I may be delusional as well and I am just hoping that he series still has a future mostly because I really enjoyed GT6 and its constant support over the last year.
 

Kresnik258

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The last Minna no Golf that was able to cross the 500k mark is Portable on PSP between 2005 and 2007, thanks to the budget release. Otherwise, we have to go back to Minna no Golf 4 on PS3 in 2003, which cracked the million mark.
Huh? The PS3 release got there, also thanks to a budget release:

9 - PS3 Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds 175,750 / 712,779 SCE 2007-07-26
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds 175,750 / 410,052 2007-07-26
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [PlayStation 3 the Best] ? / 194,864 2008-12-11
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [PlayStation 3 the Best 2nd Print] 10,459 / 107,863 2011-09-08
 

Chris1964

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Huh? The PS3 release got there, also thanks to a budget release:

9 - PS3 Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds 175,750 / 712,779 SCE 2007-07-26
Bundle with Move at second reprint added more than 100k though. There isn't Move anticipation this time
 

Pennywise83

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[PSV] Kaleidoeve - 4.731 / NEW
[PSV] Root Infinity Rexx - 4.546 / NEW

This is how otome games are selling on PSV. That's the nichest niche ever.

Huh? The PS3 release got there, also thanks to a budget release:

9 - PS3 Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds 175,750 / 712,779 SCE 2007-07-26
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds 175,750 / 410,052 2007-07-26
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [PlayStation 3 the Best] ? / 194,864 2008-12-11
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [PlayStation 3 the Best 2nd Print] 10,459 / 107,863 2011-09-08
True, I forgot it got two reprints.

Anyway, unlikely a new MnG entry will sell 500k in the first year at this point.
 

Takao

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Well I still think that GT6 was the outlier of the franchise, though I don't know how the marketing for GT6 was in Japan, I still think that GT7 should perform better even on a smaller install base if the game isn't available on PS3 and this time has a proper marketing push. Though I may be delusional as well and I am just hoping that he series still has a future mostly because I really enjoyed GT6 and its constant support over the last year.
Gran Turismo has only sold worse with each successive entry in Japan. GT6 wasn't the outlier. It was just following the trend.
 

Led_Zeppelin

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Gran Turismo has only sold worse with each successive entry in Japan. GT6 wasn't the outlier. It was just following the trend.
Oh yeah I forgot that GT5 only sold better than GT4 if you count the GT 5 prologue. My bad. I guess then that GT7 really has no chance in hell to be relevant again in Japan, which I find interesting since GT lost popularity in America because of the 360 and Forza but it seems that in Japan the audience just evaporated.
 

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From everything I hear about ToZ, it seems like it'll bomb the upcoming week even more spectacularly.
 

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Metal Gear Solid V
Dragon Quest Heroes
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario
Persona 5
Rhythm Heaven 3DS
Yokai Watch 3
Pokemon X2/Y2/Z
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI

Is there any other game that you think if released this year, it could sell more than 500k?

I want to finalize the list for 2015 full year predictions.
Maybe Ace Attorney. The last new entry did like 600k.
 

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Metal Gear Solid V
Dragon Quest Heroes
Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario
Persona 5
Rhythm Heaven 3DS
Yokai Watch 3
Pokemon X2/Y2/Z
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI

Is there any other game that you think if released this year, it could sell more than 500k?

I want to finalize the list for 2015 full year predictions.
Yokai Watch 3.5.