Media Create Sales: Week 41, 2012 (Oct 08 - Oct 14)

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I could easily see AC over 2 million by the end of the year
Yeah, in recent times AC may have suffered of some IP tiredness, but if we consider Nintendo is putting a lot of new features and contents into this one, that may easily turn out to be the best Animal crossing game to date and sell deservedly so.

As for Wii U, I don't know if they should even bother bringing AC on home consoles this time around, imo they may keep it a handheld game focusing on local-online multiplayer, unless they could differentiate substantially them as two different experiences altogether.
 

Parakeetman

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Feb 22, 2012
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I thought both were quite good? And what happened with 7th Dragon 2020 (IIRC)?
BRS was garbage. Total waste of an IP. Poor / boring gameplay and horrid story.

The gameplay of 7th dragon 2020 wasnt all that great. The classes were not well thought out along with the skills. Story wasnt that good and overall just got boring.

All Imageepoch does these days is "style over substance".
 
Dec 13, 2010
7,150
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0
08./11. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 18.458 / 190.370 (+62%)

That seems like a crazy jump.
 
Nov 8, 2010
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Yeah, in recent times AC may have suffered of some IP tiredness, but if we consider they're putting a lot of new features and content into this one, that may easily turn out to be the best Animal crossing game to date.

As for Wii U, I don't know if they should even bother bringing AC on home consoles this time around, imo they may keep it a handheld game focusing on local-online multiplayer, unless they could differentiate substantially them as two different experiences altogether.
Yeah I think for AC to come to the WiiU and be a worthwhile purchase they would have to design it to complement the 3DS portable experience.
Some form of Cross Play would be a good step, with a potential WiiU version serving like a huge online hub. An overworld that uses the social features of Miiverse (whatever those might become). I think it would work best as an eshop App to complement the 3DS version.
 

jimmypython

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Nov 27, 2010
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VITA needs games from CAPCOM/SE/NBGI. Depending on the current situation, it is almost certain that without SCEJ's effort, these companies will not jump on board by themselves.
 

Kouriozan

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Mar 22, 2012
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08./11. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 18.458 / 190.370 (+62%)

That seems like a crazy jump.
Week 35 : 11./22. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 15.689 / 109.939 (+264%)
Week 29 :18./37. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 8.962 / 40.919 (+371%)

And the OMG boost :

Week 32 : 05./00. [3DS] Run for Money Tousouchuu: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (Namco Bandai Games) - 25,365 / 75,243 (+968%)
 

ohlawd

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May 28, 2012
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Week 35 : 11./22. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 15.689 / 109.939 (+264%)
Week 29 :18./37. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 8.962 / 40.919 (+371%)

And the OMG boost :

Week 32 : 05./00. [3DS] Run for Money Tousouchuu: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (Namco Bandai Games) - 25,365 / 75,243 (+968%)
what the heck.

HOW?!
 

omonimo

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Jun 6, 2012
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Jeez sony drop the ps3slim prices because this christmas will not end well for you. I can believe you have screw even the new ps3slim, prices are just crazy for a 6 years old console..
 

M3d10n

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Week 35 : 11./22. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 15.689 / 109.939 (+264%)
Week 29 :18./37. [3DS] Tousouchuu: Shijou Saikyou no Hunter-Tachi Kara Nigekire! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.05} (¥5.040) - 8.962 / 40.919 (+371%)

And the OMG boost :

Week 32 : 05./00. [3DS] Run for Money Tousouchuu: Flee From the Strongest Hunters in History! (Namco Bandai Games) - 25,365 / 75,243 (+968%)
What is this game and why does it keeps getting boosted into top 20 every so often? Seems like such a bizarre sales pattern.

From what I'm told, it's based on a TV show that airs as specials (rather than every week). The game's sales go up around the time the show airs.
Ah, that explains it. The game basically gets a huge free marketing boost every once in a while.
 

metalslimer

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Jun 9, 2012
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I figured Bravely Default and Project X Zone would have done a bit better based on the amount of marketing both titles got.
I thought Bravely Default was hardly marketed at all. I was expecting more out of X Zone. But BD seems to have sold a good amount of shipment.

I could definitely see Vita being in a DC/360-like situation, where it continues to get a trickle of niche/otaku titles for a number of years despite being irrelevant (if not outright dead) in the broader market.
If 360 sold in the US what it did in Japan MS would have pulled it in the first 2 years. And even though the DC got a trickle of random small games after it died, Sega did end manufacturing.
 

Mpl90

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I figured Bravely Default and Project X Zone would have done a bit better based on the amount of marketing both titles got.
Project X Zone could have done a bit better indeed. Good, but I was expecting more 100-110k as a first week. Bravely Default, instead, did pretty good. Let's hope it obtains to sell through time ( at least compared to other RPGs).
 

Father_Brain

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If 360 sold in the US what it did in Japan MS would have pulled it in the first 2 years. And even though the DC got a trickle of random small games after it died, Sega did end manufacturing.
Both true, but I don't see how either contradicts what I said. I still expect Sony to permanently end manufacturing in spring 2014 at the absolute latest.
 

Anustart

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Is Bravely Default likely to have legs once word of mouth gets around about the new series? (Assuming it's a quality game of course)

Also those Vita sales....Quite disheartening.

Edit : Question which has probably been askes a million times, but what's the reason that we don't have a service like Media Create in America? I understand we have the NPD which is vague, I'm guessing due to them selling the results. But why can't we have something nice like MC for us over here? :(
 

metalslimer

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Jun 9, 2012
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Both true, but I don't see how either contradicts what I said. I still expect Sony to permanently end manufacturing in spring 2014 at the absolute latest.
Ah I see what you were saying. It would probably easier too especially with the digital market available.
 

frankie_baby

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I think Sony should give up on Japan with the Vita. Push it in the west where it got a small boost from LBP.
Hahaha seriously? A boost from lbp? If you mean in the USA where it went up from 9k a week in August to 11k a week in September if you really wanna call that a boost that's hilarious
 

Road

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Dreamcast Top 10 after 43 weeks:
Code:
 1 [SDC] Sonic Adventure                        -  373,000  1998-12-23  SEGA
 2 [SDC] Sega Rally 2                           -  350,000  1999-01-28  SEGA
 3 [SDC] Virtua Fighter 3TB                     -  279,000  1998-11-27  SEGA
 4 [SDC] Soul Calibur                           -  263,000  1999-08-05  Namco
 5 [SDC] Seaman: Kindan no Pet                  -  204,000  1999-07-29  Vivarium
 6 [SDC] The House of the Dead 2                -  200,000  1999-03-25  SEGA
 7 [SDC] J-League Let's Make a Soccer Team!     -  160,000  1999-09-30  SEGA
 8 [SDC] Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team!        -  142,000  1999-08-05  SEGA
 9 [SDC] Power Stone                            -  132,000  1999-02-25  Capcom
10 [SDC] Tokyo Xtreme Racer                     -  122,000  1999-06-24  Genki
Vita Top 10 after 43 weeks:
Code:
 1 [PSV] Persona 4 Golden                       -  193,000  2012-06-14  Atlus
 2 [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f           -  188,000  2012-08-30  SEGA
 3 [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational     -  119,000  2011-12-17  SCE
 4 [PSV] Uncharted: Golden Abyss                -   89,000  2011-12-17  SCE
 5 [PSV] Gravity Rush                           -   75,000  2012-02-09  SCE
 6 [PSV] Dynasty Warriors Next                  -   75,000  2011-12-17  Koei Tecmo
 7 [PSV] Tales of Innocence R                   -   71,000  2012-01-26  Bandai Namco
 8 [PSV] Lord of Apocalypse                     -   69,000  2011-12-17  Square Enix
 9 [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey                       -   65,000  2012-02-02  GungHo Online Entertainment
10 [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Battle Destiny -   56,000  2012-07-08  Bandai Namco
Dreamcast 1999 holiday season biggest exclusive game:

- Shemue

Vita 2012 holiday season biggest exclusive game:

- Call or Duty Black Ops Declassified

Dreamcast February 2000 biggest release:

- Resident Evil Code Veronica

Vita February 2012 biggest release:

- Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
 

metalslimer

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Jun 9, 2012
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He's talking about in the UK and the Vita's "boost" from NPD was because of the Madden Bundle. LBP was barely out for the last reporting period. And Vita's "boost" in the UK isn't even worth mentioning. We have no indication the hardware is doing anything above terrible although it may have went from abysmal to terrible.

Dreamcast 1999 holiday season biggest exclusive game:

- Shemue

Vita 2012 holiday season biggest exclusive game:

- Call or Duty Black Ops Declassified

Dreamcast February 2000 biggest release:

- Resident Evil Code Veronica

Vita February 2012 biggest release:

- Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
This is sad on so many levels. I can't believe 3 of the top 5 Vita games are SCE games. That alone is an indication of how bad it is.
 

Ragus

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Jan 8, 2011
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Dreamcast 1999 biggest exclusive holiday game:

- Shemue

Vita 2012 biggest exclusive holiday game:

- Call or Duty Black Ops Declassified
It's not like I do not trust Sony or anything, but this is fucking scary.
 
I figured Bravely Default and Project X Zone would have done a bit better based on the amount of marketing both titles got.
To me the game performed well enough that Square Enix should make their money back unless sales completely implode after this week.

That said, the much greater concern in my mind is whether they will continue the series. Vastly more successful series have been taken out back and shot by Square Enix, and these days they seem more risk averse than ever.
 

Bullza2o

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Mar 30, 2011
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Chicago
Good numbers for Bravely Default and Project X Zone. Now hopefully SE will bravely default it to NA because we all want this game.
 

hiska-kun

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Mar 9, 2012
3,567
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445
Spain
Requesting again for sales comparison in PxZ vs Namco X Capcom, SRW Endless Frontier, and SRW EF Exceed
Media Create:

[3DS] Project X Zone <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.10.11} (¥6.280) - 85.539
[PS2] Namco X Capcom (Namco) {2005.05.26} - 87.223
[NDS] Super Robot Wars OG: Saga Endless Frontier (Bandai Namco) {25/11/10} - 129.054
[NDS] Super Robot Wars OG: Saga Endless Frontier Exceed (Namco Bandai) - 64.805
 

Oxx

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To me the game performed well enough that Square Enix should make their money back unless sales completely implode after this week.

That said, the much greater concern in my mind is whether they will continue the series. Vastly more successful series have been taken out back and shot by Square Enix, and these days they seem more risk averse than ever.
RIP Crystal Chronicles.
 

Kerub

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Feb 27, 2011
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Dreamcast Top 10 after 43 weeks:
Code:
 1 [SDC] Sonic Adventure                        -  373,000  1998-12-23  SEGA
 2 [SDC] Sega Rally 2                           -  350,000  1999-01-28  SEGA
 3 [SDC] Virtua Fighter 3TB                     -  279,000  1998-11-27  SEGA
 4 [SDC] Soul Calibur                           -  263,000  1999-08-05  Namco
 5 [SDC] Seaman: Kindan no Pet                  -  204,000  1999-07-29  Vivarium
 6 [SDC] The House of the Dead 2                -  200,000  1999-03-25  SEGA
 7 [SDC] J-League Let's Make a Soccer Team!     -  160,000  1999-09-30  SEGA
 8 [SDC] Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team!        -  142,000  1999-08-05  SEGA
 9 [SDC] Power Stone                            -  132,000  1999-02-25  Capcom
10 [SDC] Tokyo Xtreme Racer                     -  122,000  1999-06-24  Genki
Vita Top 10 after 43 weeks:
Code:
 1 [PSV] Persona 4 Golden                       -  193,000  2012-06-14  Atlus
 2 [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f           -  188,000  2012-08-30  SEGA
 3 [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational     -  119,000  2011-12-17  SCE
 4 [PSV] Uncharted: Golden Abyss                -   89,000  2011-12-17  SCE
 5 [PSV] Gravity Rush                           -   75,000  2012-02-09  SCE
 6 [PSV] Dynasty Warriors Next                  -   75,000  2011-12-17  Koei Tecmo
 7 [PSV] Tales of Innocence R                   -   71,000  2012-01-26  Bandai Namco
 8 [PSV] Lord of Apocalypse                     -   69,000  2011-12-17  Square Enix
 9 [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey                       -   65,000  2012-02-02  GungHo Online Entertainment
10 [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Battle Destiny -   56,000  2012-07-08  Bandai Namco
That Gravity Rush number is really low. :-(
 

perorist

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May 15, 2012
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Expected PXZ to break 100k at least :/

Are they still localizing tokitowa for the west? I feel like it could even do better here than that pitiful number.
 

Vic

Please help me with my bad english
Mar 2, 2006
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Dreamcast Top 10 after 43 weeks:
Code:
 1 [SDC] Sonic Adventure                        -  373,000  1998-12-23  SEGA
 2 [SDC] Sega Rally 2                           -  350,000  1999-01-28  SEGA
 3 [SDC] Virtua Fighter 3TB                     -  279,000  1998-11-27  SEGA
 4 [SDC] Soul Calibur                           -  263,000  1999-08-05  Namco
 5 [SDC] Seaman: Kindan no Pet                  -  204,000  1999-07-29  Vivarium
 6 [SDC] The House of the Dead 2                -  200,000  1999-03-25  SEGA
 7 [SDC] J-League Let's Make a Soccer Team!     -  160,000  1999-09-30  SEGA
 8 [SDC] Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team!        -  142,000  1999-08-05  SEGA
 9 [SDC] Power Stone                            -  132,000  1999-02-25  Capcom
10 [SDC] Tokyo Xtreme Racer                     -  122,000  1999-06-24  Genki
Vita Top 10 after 43 weeks:
Code:
 1 [PSV] Persona 4 Golden                       -  193,000  2012-06-14  Atlus
 2 [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f           -  188,000  2012-08-30  SEGA
 3 [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational     -  119,000  2011-12-17  SCE
 4 [PSV] Uncharted: Golden Abyss                -   89,000  2011-12-17  SCE
 5 [PSV] Gravity Rush                           -   75,000  2012-02-09  SCE
 6 [PSV] Dynasty Warriors Next                  -   75,000  2011-12-17  Koei Tecmo
 7 [PSV] Tales of Innocence R                   -   71,000  2012-01-26  Bandai Namco
 8 [PSV] Lord of Apocalypse                     -   69,000  2011-12-17  Square Enix
 9 [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey                       -   65,000  2012-02-02  GungHo Online Entertainment
10 [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Battle Destiny -   56,000  2012-07-08  Bandai Namco
Dreamcast 1999 holiday season biggest exclusive game:

- Shemue

Vita 2012 holiday season biggest exclusive game:

- Call or Duty Black Ops Declassified

Dreamcast February 2000 biggest release:

- Resident Evil Code Veronica

Vita February 2012 biggest release:

- Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
That's messed up.
 

TheBioLover

Member
Jan 18, 2012
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Hahaha seriously? A boost from lbp? If you mean in the USA where it went up from 9k a week in August to 11k a week in September if you really wanna call that a boost that's hilarious
Well would you rather they do nothing? The game sold better in the UK as well IIRC.
 
May 14, 2008
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Am I the only one who's actually been following CODBlops Declassified? Game is looking middlin tier, and I'd place Lady Liberty over it as Vita's closest thing to a killer app for the rest of the year.
 

onilink88

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Jun 13, 2011
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Expected PxZ to open at 100k or over. Still pretty good since it was competing with Bravely Default, I guess.

Media Create:

[NDS] Super Robot Wars OG: Saga Endless Frontier (Bandai Namco) {25/11/10} - 129.054
[NDS] Super Robot Wars OG: Saga Endless Frontier Exceed (Namco Bandai) - 64.805
Hope we see a third entry on the 3DS. The world needs more Haken x Kaguya sexual harassment action!

It's not like I do not trust Sony or anything, but this is fucking scary.
Relax. The Vita's doing just fine.
 

frankie_baby

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Well would you rather they do nothing? The game sold better in the UK as well IIRC.
He was referring to lbp boosting vita hardware, the only place we've had any vita hardware numbers for in thewest is the USA and the boost its had there lately is pitiful, as for the UK I would hardly call lbp sales there good and we've no idea how vita hardware has done lately except a fair guess that its been pretty bad
 

kunonabi

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Dec 2, 2010
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That's messed up.
How so? Saturn wasn't a train wreck in Japan like it was here, Dreamcast was the first console in the generation, and SEGA actually made good first party content that appealed to more than just Sony fans. The US comparison is probably even more lopsided since the DC a much stronger launch the Japan did.
 

TheBioLover

Member
Jan 18, 2012
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UK
He was referring to lbp boosting vita hardware, the only place we've had any vita hardware numbers for in thewest is the USA and the boost its had there lately is pitiful, as for the UK I would hardly call lbp sales there good and we've no idea how vita hardware has done lately except a fair guess that its been pretty bad
"He"? I was quoting you.
 

muu

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Mar 20, 2011
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Well the 360 version of Dishonored is an Amazon JP exclusive and whatever stock they had of it sold out as the next shipment isn't due until Nov. 2nd.

I saw a commercial for it when I was watching an NFL game (via nfl game pass) and I thought it looked interesting. I may pick up the 360 version myself from Amazon JP when they get more in stock.
This brings up a good question though: where did they get the numbers for 360 Dishonored sales?

Amazon does not give out sales numbers, so unless that policy somehow changed it would be downright impossible to determine the number of copies that sold, other than banned site-style guesswork out of the ass. Really makes you question the credibility of some of the lower-selling titles, and whether they've been getting similar treatment.