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Media Create Sales: Week 4, 2016 (Jan 25 - Jan 31)

Dash Kappei

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More or less what I expected for DQB although my idea was that it'd be more skewed towards Vita than it actually is, good PS4 numbers. Week 1 doesn't say a lot for this game tho, let's see if it got those Crafty legs before I can say good or bad thing about its 1st week.

WiiU freefalling back to 7k, but hey let's be honest it actually lasted way more than even the crazier positive projections could have led to predict and that duo definitely bought Nintendo some time for NX to happen.

Now, bearing in mind TP HD will be a sub 60k affaire, what's the next big WiiU title and when will it drop?
 

Pennywise83

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Oct 10, 2007
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As I predicted, DQB is banking; I don't really understand why people were donwplaying the game sales so much: one of the most popular video game franchise in Japan + one of the most popular genre in nowadays market + Sony ecosystem. What's most surprising is perhaps the split, since PS4 version sold more than what I expected in terms of PSV/PS4 ratio.
 

Darius

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Nov 22, 2013
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01./00. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.344) - 325.446 / NEW <92,25%>
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥8.424) - 269.303 / NEW <89,89%>

2 systems: 594.749

01./00. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo # <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) - 178.016 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥7.800) - 141.369 / NEW
04./00. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥6.800) - 53.154 / NEW

3 systems: 372.539

Interesting to see a Minecraft clone, having a considerably worse debut than a Dynasty Warrior clone, considering the latter genre declined quite a lot in the past years, while Minecraft got very popular. And the fact that there akready is an already somewhat established Dragon Quest niche due to last years release.
 

noobie

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Higher than YSO prediction which is unusal

YSO predictions

Week 4, 2016 (Jan 25 - Jan 31)

01. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo < 135k (average 120k)
02. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo < 90k (average 75k)
03. [WIU] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash < 65k (average 55k)
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00. [PSV][PS4][PS3] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo < 255k (average 230k)
00. [PSV] Uta no Prince-Sama: Music 3 < 35k (average 20k)
When PS3 1 week sale is more than YTD sale of XBO

Media Create Sales: Week 4, 2016 (Jan 25 - Jan 31)

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| PSV # |     45.114 |     14.999 |     12.392 |    109.653 |    125.809 |   4.703.051 |
|  PS4  |     32.557 |     24.441 |     17.392 |    119.149 |    107.999 |   2.420.226 |
| 3DS # |     31.427 |     39.677 |     36.408 |    173.955 |    326.739 |  20.359.954 |
|  WIU  |      8.931 |     11.298 |      6.807 |     60.349 |     63.623 |   3.081.011 |
|  PS3  |     [B] 1.993[/B] |      1.671 |      7.211 |      8.387 |     48.930 |  10.396.481 |
|  XB1  |         92 |         52 |        222 |        536 |    [B]  1.981[/B] |      64.427 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    120.114 |     92.138 |     80.432 |    472.029 |    675.081 |  41.025.150 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  PSV  |     45.114 |     14.999 |     11.871 |    109.653 |    121.921 |   4.517.599 |
|n-3DSLL|     22.593 |     31.452 |     21.880 |    121.444 |    174.138 |   2.591.560 |
| n-3DS |      4.978 |      4.715 |      7.700 |     27.544 |     80.208 |     859.992 |
| 3DSLL |        558 |        697 |      3.641 |      4.361 |     37.703 |   6.947.624 |
|  3DS  |      3.298 |      2.813 |      3.187 |     20.606 |     34.690 |   9.960.778 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
 

Aostia

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Eh, IIRC Monsters is the only franchise with that track record, no?
If you are right, I was thinking about the ports/remakes on DS and 3DS, probably.
But among DQ Heroes near to the million mark (I think?), the ports/remakes of the old chapters and the Monster spinoffs I'd say that my point still stands, or not?

And I repeat, I'm not donwtoning DQB results, it's just that to me it was pretty obvious to see a godo debut.
 

Psycho_Mantis

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Jul 28, 2012
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400k+ opening for DQB with digital most likely. I expected more initially be I see these games tend to be more leggy.
 

ethomaz

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Mar 19, 2013
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Brazil
Great start for DQB.

PS4 sales are good too.

Amazing Vita.
 

Sesto

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Interesting to see a Minecraft clone, having a considerably worse debut than a Dynasty Warrior clone, considering the latter genre declined quite a lot in the past years, while Minecraft got very popular. And the fact that there akready is an already somewhat established Dragon Quest niche due to last years release.
well Minecraft sold well on Vita because of the legs. If DQB has a good word of mouth, it will easily outsell DQH
 

sajj316

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Dec 18, 2007
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Who would have thought .. popular IP sells on said platform and helps sell said platform. You here that Capcom!
 

zelas

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A top 10 that's almost entirely new games? I guess there's a few heartbeats left in japan after all.
 

JonnyDBrit

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It's a little disappointing that Wii U has pretty much returned to pre Splatoon hardware levels, but Mario Tennis had a great opening week software wise.
Seems to be something that people who already had the system bought, given it didn't hold up the hardware sales. A shame to see Wii U solidly back below 10k, and its gonna be that way for a while, given Twilight Princess doesn't appear until March (if that'll even do anything).

That Vita jump though.
 

igordennis

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Interesting to see a Minecraft clone, having a considerably worse debut than a Dynasty Warrior clone, considering the latter genre declined quite a lot in the past years, while Minecraft got very popular. And the fact that there akready is an already somewhat established Dragon Quest niche due to last years release.
Minecraft is the definition of legs so we have to see how it holds. Dinasty warriors games on the other hand are very frontloaded (and the first game of a franchise spin off usually sells the most, see One Piece Pirate Warriors) so not really surprising imo.
 

Takao

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Mar 19, 2009
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I don't expect fantastic legs on Builders. Word of mouth seems great, but I think the high(er) price (than Minecraft) + lack of multi-player + seeming lack of post-launch support will hurt it. PSV/PS4 split doesn't surprise me. One of those platforms has/is getting 5 Dragon Quest games. The other has 2.
 

crinale

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If you are right, I was thinking about the ports/remakes on DS and 3DS, probably.
But among DQ Heroes near to the million mark (I think?), the ports/remakes of the old chapters and the Monster spinoffs I'd say that my point still stands, or not?

And I repeat, I'm not donwtoning DQB results, it's just that to me it was pretty obvious to see a godo debut.
Well I see your point but SE themselves running out of stock so quickly shows that they weren't expecting it to sell that much (and budget went into the project doesn't look that high either).
 

KillerMan91

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Decent debut for DQB considering the doom and gloom around the game before its launch. Vita also got nice boost from limited edition and PS4 also saw decent boost. As a side note Rainbow Six is having pretty good legs on PS4 (not that the total sales are that high though).
 

Tratorn

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I don't get why people see DQB debut SO solid. It did well, but DQ spinoffs sell very well in Japan, Minecraft is a million seller on Vita, and Sony platform tend to sell third party games. Plus, this was the first DQ game on a Sony portable platform...ever?

Please, note that I'm not downtoning the good numbers, but I'd say that a good start (it is around 370k combining three consoles, right?) was a lock, wasnt't it?

Many DQ spinoffs are even able to become million sellers in Japan, Minecraft is among the most popular games, etc...etc...

Am I wrong?

I know that there were doubts about pricing and multiplayer, but those two aspects will, eventually, impact its "legs", not the debut.
Just because it has a name of a IP, it doesn't mean it will sell to all its fans. It's not a "normal" DQ game. Other spin-offs are much more inline with the original.
And Minecraft LTD sales are so high thanks to its legs as well, not because of first week performance.

I don't think anyone here is saying they're much higher than anyone expected, but you couldn't expect much more than that imo for a game like this.
 

Psycho_Mantis

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I don't expect great legs on Builders. Word of mouth seems great, but I think the high(er) price (than Minecraft) + lack of multi-player + seeming lack of post-launch support will hurt it. PSV/PS4 split doesn't surprise me. One of those platforms has/is getting 5 Dragon Quest games. The other has 2.
Surely this is more important as it still takes into account those negative factors.
 

crinale

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It would need something like Pokken to become Splatoon-ish. Splatoon put up one heck of a fight against the beast but it could only hold it back for so long.
Pokken came out in arcades quite a while ago, but unfortunately it wasn't really successful.
 

Palette Swap

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I don't expect great legs on Builders. Word of mouth seems great, but I think the high(er) price (than Minecraft) + lack of multi-player + seeming lack of post-launch support will hurt it. PSV/PS4 split doesn't surprise me. One of those platforms has/is getting 5 Dragon Quest games. The other has 2.
Yeah, I always forget about the price, but they got away with selling a building game for ¥5,800/7,800.
Granted it's not strictly a Minecraft clone, but still.
 
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I'm pretty sure this is the first time Splatoon isn't in the Top 10. But considering it didn't drop much from last week, maybe it'll be in again next week.
 

sense

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01./00. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.344) - 325.446 / NEW <92,25%>
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥8.424) - 269.303 / NEW <89,89%>

2 systems: 594.749

01./00. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo # <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) - 178.016 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥7.800) - 141.369 / NEW
04./00. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥6.800) - 53.154 / NEW

3 systems: 372.539

Interesting to see a Minecraft clone, having a considerably worse debut than a Dynasty Warrior clone, considering the latter genre declined quite a lot in the past years, while Minecraft got very popular. And the fact that there akready is an already somewhat established Dragon Quest niche due to last years release.
I knew you would find a way!!!!
 

SnowFlakeCake

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The fuck is with that price tag for DQ builders, that's ridiculous. I thought IF this game comes to Europe it would be £10 at the maximum. Unless it's a case of SE having their fans bend over big time in Japan and they adjust price accordingly in EU since most care not for DQ here.

Don't know why I'm thinking about this game, after how heroes did I doubt this game even leaves Japan.
 

Spieler Eins

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Numbers seem kinda low to me, considering that it's DQ plus Minecraft? But I guess they might be banking on MC-esque legs.
 

DNAbro

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01./00. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.344) - 325.446 / NEW <92,25%>
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥8.424) - 269.303 / NEW <89,89%>

2 systems: 594.749

01./00. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo # <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) - 178.016 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥7.800) - 141.369 / NEW
04./00. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥6.800) - 53.154 / NEW

3 systems: 372.539

Interesting to see a Minecraft clone, having a considerably worse debut than a Dynasty Warrior clone, considering the latter genre declined quite a lot in the past years, while Minecraft got very popular. And the fact that there akready is an already somewhat established Dragon Quest niche due to last years release.
Minecraft got legs for years though.
 

Stone Ocean

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01./00. [PS3] Dragon Quest Heroes <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥7.344) - 325.446 / NEW <92,25%>
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2015.02.26} (¥8.424) - 269.303 / NEW <89,89%>

2 systems: 594.749

01./00. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo # <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥5.980) - 178.016 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥7.800) - 141.369 / NEW
04./00. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard o Fukkatsu Niseyo <ADV> (Square Enix) {2016.01.28} (¥6.800) - 53.154 / NEW

3 systems: 372.539

Interesting to see a Minecraft clone, having a considerably worse debut than a Dynasty Warrior clone, considering the latter genre declined quite a lot in the past years, while Minecraft got very popular. And the fact that there akready is an already somewhat established Dragon Quest niche due to last years release.
It's not just about being a clone, don't forget Heroes is a fanservice-y game which is a big part of the charm of these Musou cross overs while Builders has to stand on it's own feet as a crafting game.
 

Hawkens

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I don't get why people see DQB debut SO solid. It did well, but DQ spinoffs sell very well in Japan
Dragon Quest Builders debuted 5x higher than the last Dragon Quest spinoff, so I would say that Square Enix is probably happy.
 

Fdkn

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the 'number of systems' argument as a diminishing factor is always amusing. The games launch in those 2/3 system because the ecosystem and tools have been put in place for that to happen. It's a good thing for both devs and consumers, not a burden that needs double or triple the sales vs a single platform to succeed.
 

Chris1964

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Media Create Sales: Week 4, 2016 (Jan 25 - Jan 31)

20./26. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.12.23} (¥6.800) - 7.429 / 137.877 (+152%)

Restock for Extreme Vs-Force.
 

DNAbro

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To be fair, you could sell a cheap cancer cure that works, and you'd still get your reviews bombed on Amazon JP.
(I don't know a thing about Mario Tennis)
Think of a good game. Now think of a bad game. Mario Tennis is the bad game, not the good one.
 

jj984jj

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Wow, fantastic HW sales for Vita. And DQB is off to a great start, I wonder how it'll do in the coming weeks.

I don't expect fantastic legs on Builders. Word of mouth seems great, but I think the high(er) price (than Minecraft) + lack of multi-player + seeming lack of post-launch support will hurt it. PSV/PS4 split doesn't surprise me. One of those platforms has/is getting 5 Dragon Quest games. The other has 2.
Oh right, I forgot the first Heroes wasn't on Vita. So the PS4 not only has the mainline series coming to it but already has a fanbase that the Vita doesn't. Makes more sense that they're so close now.