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

Takao

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Konami has announced Jikkyo Powerful Pro Yakyu 2012 Complete for PS3, PSP, and Vita at ¥6,980, ¥5,250, and ¥6,480 respectively. PS3/Vita owners of the original release can net the update for ¥2,500 off of PSN. If you remember earlier in the year the vanilla version of the game launched to disappointing sales. Media Create attributed it to the return of the Complete releases in 2011. Obviously this will not help the vanilla release of 2013 sell well, haha.

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My god, I just realized Level-5 lineup until the end of the year:
-Little Battle eXperience W
-Inazuma Eleven 1.2.3
-Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
-Inazuma Eleven GO 2 Chrono Stone
-Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013
-Fantas Life
 

squall23

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I really hope they'll publish IE3 (Ogre?) in PAL both for DS and 3DS, exploiting the re-work done for the Japanese collection
Man, I don't even know how they'll release IE3. They probably won't release all 3 games at the same time because The Ogre is the "Pokemon Yellow" of IE3, but at this point of the DS's life if they don't release The Ogre soon then I can't see how they could get enough sales from it. Unless Nintendo decides to not translate The Ogre which would quite frankly piss me off.

Another scenario would be to skip Spark and Bomber and only release The Ogre, but that would mean missing out on much of the
angels and demons
sidestory.

I know that what I want is for all 3 to be released eventually, whether it be all at the same time or The Ogre a little bit after Spark/Bomber doesn't really matter, but I have no idea what kind of plans Nintendo and Level 5 have for them.
 

Chris1964

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Dec 17, 2008
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New releases {2012.10.25}

[3DS] AKB48+Me <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) (¥5.670)

[PSV] Street Fighter X Tekken <FTG> (Capcom) (¥4.990)
[PSV] NextRev: Kaigo Fukushishi Shiken <EDU> (Media-5) (¥5.800)

[NDS] Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side - Double Pack <SLG> (Konami) (¥3.990)

[PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa - Groovy Tune <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥5.980)
[PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa - Honey Sound <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥5.980)
[PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa - Funky Note <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥5.980)
[PSP] Kono Bushitsu wa Kitaku Shinai Bu ga Senkyo Shimashita. Portable: Gakuen Dog Year Hen # <ADV> (Asgard) (¥6.090)
[PSP] Kono Bushitsu wa Kitaku Shinai Bu ga Senkyo Shimashita. Portable: Gakuen Dog Year Hen [Limited Edition] <ADV> (Asgard) (¥9.429)
[PSP] Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 4: Natsu no Kioku # <ADV> (GN Software) (¥6.279)
[PSP] Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 4: Natsu no Kioku [Limited Edition] <ADV> (GN Software) (¥8.379)
[PSP] Hyakki Yagyou Kaidan Romance # <ADV> (QuinRose) (¥6.300)
[PSP] Hyakki Yagyou Kaidan Romance [Deluxe Edition] <ADV> (QuinRose) (¥8.925)

[PS3] Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition <RPG> (From Software) (¥4.800)
[PS3] Zone of the Enders HD Edition # <ACT> (Konami) (¥3.980)
[PS3] Zone of the Enders HD Edition [Premium Package] <ACT> (Konami) (¥8.980)
[PS3] Borderlands 2 <RPG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) (¥7.140)
[PS3] MuvLuv # <ADV> (5pb.) (¥6.090)
[PS3] MuvLuv [Limited Edition] <ADV> (5pb.) (¥8.190)
[PS3] MuvLuv Alternative # <ADV> (5pb.) (¥6.090)
[PS3] MuvLuv Alternative [Limited Edition] <ADV> (5pb.) (¥8.190)
[PS3] Heartful Simulator Pachislot: To Heart 2 # <TBL> (Aqua Plus) (¥4.800)
[PS3] Heartful Simulator Pachislot: To Heart 2 [Premium High Setting Box] <TBL> (Aqua Plus) (¥7.329)
[PS3] Bioshock (2K Collection) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) (¥2.940)

[360] Forza Horizon # <RCE> (Microsoft Game Studios) (¥7.140)
[360] Forza Horizon [Limited Collector's Edition] <RCE> (Microsoft Game Studios) (¥8.295)
[360] Zone of the Enders HD Edition # <ACT> (Konami) (¥3.980)
[360] Zone of the Enders HD Edition [Premium Package] <ACT> (Konami) (¥8.980)
[360] Borderlands 2 <RPG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) (¥7.140)
[360] Phantom: Phantom of Inferno # <ADV> (Nitro+) (¥7.140)
[360] Phantom: Phantom of Inferno [Limited Edition] <ADV> (Nitro+) (¥9.240)
 

Fabrik

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New releases {2012.10.25}

[3DS] AKB48+Me <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) (¥5.670)

[PSV] Street Fighter X Tekken <FTG> (Capcom) (¥4.990)
[PSV] NextRev: Kaigo Fukushishi Shiken <EDU> (Media-5) (¥5.800)

[NDS] Tokimeki Memorial: Girl's Side - Double Pack <SLG> (Konami) (¥3.990)

[PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa - Groovy Tune <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥5.980)
[PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa - Honey Sound <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥5.980)
[PSP] The Idolmaster: Shiny Festa - Funky Note <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥5.980)
[PSP] Kono Bushitsu wa Kitaku Shinai Bu ga Senkyo Shimashita. Portable: Gakuen Dog Year Hen # <ADV> (Asgard) (¥6.090)
[PSP] Kono Bushitsu wa Kitaku Shinai Bu ga Senkyo Shimashita. Portable: Gakuen Dog Year Hen [Limited Edition] <ADV> (Asgard) (¥9.429)
[PSP] Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 4: Natsu no Kioku # <ADV> (GN Software) (¥6.279)
[PSP] Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 4: Natsu no Kioku [Limited Edition] <ADV> (GN Software) (¥8.379)
[PSP] Hyakki Yagyou Kaidan Romance # <ADV> (QuinRose) (¥6.300)
[PSP] Hyakki Yagyou Kaidan Romance [Deluxe Edition] <ADV> (QuinRose) (¥8.925)

[PS3] Dark Souls with Artorias of the Abyss Edition <RPG> (From Software) (¥4.800)
[PS3] Zone of the Enders HD Edition # <ACT> (Konami) (¥3.980)
[PS3] Zone of the Enders HD Edition [Premium Package] <ACT> (Konami) (¥8.980)
[PS3] Borderlands 2 <RPG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) (¥7.140)
[PS3] MuvLuv # <ADV> (5pb.) (¥6.090)
[PS3] MuvLuv [Limited Edition] <ADV> (5pb.) (¥8.190)
[PS3] MuvLuv Alternative # <ADV> (5pb.) (¥6.090)
[PS3] MuvLuv Alternative [Limited Edition] <ADV> (5pb.) (¥8.190)
[PS3] Heartful Simulator Pachislot: To Heart 2 # <TBL> (Aqua Plus) (¥4.800)
[PS3] Heartful Simulator Pachislot: To Heart 2 [Premium High Setting Box] <TBL> (Aqua Plus) (¥7.329)
[PS3] Bioshock (2K Collection) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) (¥2.940)

[360] Forza Horizon # <RCE> (Microsoft Game Studios) (¥7.140)
[360] Forza Horizon [Limited Collector's Edition] <RCE> (Microsoft Game Studios) (¥8.295)
[360] Zone of the Enders HD Edition # <ACT> (Konami) (¥3.980)
[360] Zone of the Enders HD Edition [Premium Package] <ACT> (Konami) (¥8.980)
[360] Borderlands 2 <RPG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) (¥7.140)
[360] Phantom: Phantom of Inferno # <ADV> (Nitro+) (¥7.140)
[360] Phantom: Phantom of Inferno [Limited Edition] <ADV> (Nitro+) (¥9.240)
Oh Japan. Loli games and Pachinko.
 

Aostia

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Sep 2, 2011
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Man, I don't even know how they'll release IE3. They probably won't release all 3 games at the same time because The Ogre is the "Pokemon Yellow" of IE3, but at this point of the DS's life if they don't release The Ogre soon then I can't see how they could get enough sales from it. Unless Nintendo decides to not translate The Ogre which would quite frankly piss me off.

Another scenario would be to skip Spark and Bomber and only release The Ogre, but that would mean missing out on much of the
angels and demons
sidestory.

I know that what I want is for all 3 to be released eventually, whether it be all at the same time or The Ogre a little bit after Spark/Bomber doesn't really matter, but I have no idea what kind of plans Nintendo and Level 5 have for them.
It's a complicate situation.
I think that they should try to not waste too much time both considering how the anime-cartoon fever usually last (2/4 years) and how the DS/3DS transition should take place in 2013 (with Pokemon as the last huge release on DS right now)
Probably, the best way to not waste time and getting revenues not only "now" (early 13 with IE3) but also later (with the next releases available on 3DS) should be to create some sort of "deluxe pack" as did with the Collection in Japan. so, publish 3 and Ogre on the same cartridge both for DS and 3DS, in early 13. This way they could guide the transition from the DS to the 3DS publishing Go on 3DS in early 14.
Another option could be to release 3 in early 13, Ogre as a Christmas 13 title (a "bridge" title) to release IE GO in early 14. But also in this case, considering that they already have it done and ready thanks to the collection for Japan, they should release them (IE3 and Ogre) both for DS and 3DS.
Imho, any other solution would be a mistake, with the worst scenario consisting in simply localizing only for DS IE3 in early 13 and Ogre in early 14...
 

lunchwithyuzo

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I suspect NOE will bring IE3 Spark/Bomber in Q1 2013 and just skip Ogre entirely before going to Go. Are they keeping releases pretty well timed with the show?
 

Aostia

El Capitan Todd
Sep 2, 2011
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I suspect NOE will bring IE3 Spark/Bomber in Q1 2013 and just skip Ogre entirely before going to Go. Are they keeping releases pretty well timed with the show?
yes they are. with the exception of Strikers for Wii that inlcudes characters from the third series not yet on air (correct me if I'm wrong)
 

jett

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It's really sad how 99% of western games just can't succeed in Japan no matter how good they are. At leas 10k people will be enjoying Dishonored.
 

lunchwithyuzo

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yes they are. with the exception of Strikers for Wii that inlcudes characters from the third series not yet on air (correct me if I'm wrong)
It does, and NOE probably pushed it ahead to have *something* for the system this fall.

I sort of wonder if NOE will bother with another Wii Strikers next year (either Xtreme or Go) or just wait for a Wii U installment?
 

mujun

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It's really sad how 99% of western games just can't succeed in Japan no matter how good they are. At leas 10k people will be enjoying Dishonored.
In the last 3 or so years (let's say that is about as far back as I can remember reliably) not a single Japanese gamer I've spoken to has known any of the games I told them I enjoy playing (most of these people into games to some degree), things like Fallout, Borderlands, Assassin's Creed, Saint's Row, etc.
 

zroid

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My god, I just realized Level-5 lineup until the end of the year:
-Little Battle eXperience W
-Inazuma Eleven 1.2.3
-Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright
-Inazuma Eleven GO 2 Chrono Stone
-Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013
-Fantas Life
Really hope Fantasy Life does well for them. That game looks absolutely wonderful.

but I'm not optimistic :(
 

Aostia

El Capitan Todd
Sep 2, 2011
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It does, and NOE probably pushed it ahead to have *something* for the system this fall.

I sort of wonder if NOE will bother with another Wii Strikers next year (either Xtreme or Go) or just wait for a Wii U installment?
thanks for the confirmation!
about Strikers, if I'd be Hino, I'd add an HD up-port Wii U version to the Striker Go game to be ported in the west in '13 (as probably - just probably up to now - done with LBX and its 3DS version)
Sooner or later the IE bubble will burst over here, considering how it is strongly related to the cartoon series (take a look: in Italy and Spain is a HUGe success, and those are the 2 countires were the cartoon has more than decent hiring on public television)
 

VICI0US

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Really hope Fantasy Life does well for them. That game looks absolutely wonderful.
I'm hopeful as well, but I get the feeling it's going to sadly be pretty much overshadowed entirely by animal crossing.

Getting the game out earlier in the 3DS' life would've been great.. launching only a few weeks after animal crossing.. not so great.
 

Aostia

El Capitan Todd
Sep 2, 2011
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I'm hopeful as well, but I get the feeling it's going to sadly be pretty much overshadowed entirely by animal crossing.

Getting the game out earlier in the 3DS' life would've been great.. launching only a few weeks after animal crossing.. not so great.
I wish it could follow Rune Factory/Harvest Moon path...but it will not. sadly.
 

walking fiend

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It's really sad how 99% of western games just can't succeed in Japan no matter how good they are. At leas 10k people will be enjoying Dishonored.
I believe tastes play a very important role in addition to marketing; it's not like if there are much more people who would enjoy it even if they were given the game for free.
 

KillerMan91

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I believe tastes play a very important role in addition to marketing; it's not like if there are much more people who would enjoy it even if they were given the game for free.
Not to mention that situation has gotten better all the time. Call of Duty sells decent amount even in Japan every year and if I remember right Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3 also sold over 100k first week last year. GTA games sold well even during last gen.
 

cw_sasuke

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Really hope Fantasy Life does well for them. That game looks absolutely wonderful.

but I'm not optimistic :(
Dont know why L5 thought it would be good to release it in the same time frame as Animal Crossing - they probably will also want to release Youkai Watch next September the same time as the next Pokemon.
 

Kenka

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Just throwing in the 3rd party games on 3DS that crossed the 100k bar.

Code:
1 	Monster Hunter 3G 	                      1,503,560
2 	Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D 	848,817
3 	Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark 	        410,960
4 	Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 	354,344
5 	Kingdom Hearts 3D &#8211; Dream Drop Distance 	320,629
6 	One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP 	                275,499
7 	Pokémon Rumble Blast 	                        256,387
8 	Resident Evil: Revelations 	                246,469
9 	Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin 	        196,435
10 	Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 	                147,777
11 	Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 	                139,374
12 	Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 	        137,883
13 	New Love Plus 	                                128,698
14 	Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 	122,698
15 	SD Gundam G Generation 3D 	                119,610
16 	Etrian Odyssey IV: Denshou no Kyojin 	        117,102
17 	Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi 	116,867
18 	Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 	        112,737
19 	Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon 	        107,513
20 	Tales of the Abyss 	                        106,540
21 	Ridge Racer 3D 	                                104,893
22 	Winning Eleven 3DSoccer 	                101,088
Doesn't look too too hot :-(

edit: as of 2012-07-23
 

metalslimer

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Doesnt look too hot? What? Anyway the reason i said vita wouldnt go lower than this for a while was little battlers w. It wont do much but at least itll should stabilize it
 

vareon

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Just throwing in the 3rd party games on 3DS that crossed the 100k bar.

Code:
1 	Monster Hunter 3G 	                      1,503,560
2 	Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D 	848,817
3 	Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark 	        410,960
4 	Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 	354,344
5 	Kingdom Hearts 3D &#8211; Dream Drop Distance 	320,629
6 	One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP 	                275,499
7 	Pokémon Rumble Blast 	                        256,387
8 	Resident Evil: Revelations 	                246,469
9 	Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin 	        196,435
10 	Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 	                147,777
11 	Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 	                139,374
12 	Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 	        137,883
13 	New Love Plus 	                                128,698
14 	Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 	122,698
15 	SD Gundam G Generation 3D 	                119,610
16 	Etrian Odyssey IV: Denshou no Kyojin 	        117,102
17 	Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi 	116,867
18 	Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 	        112,737
19 	Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon 	        107,513
20 	Tales of the Abyss 	                        106,540
21 	Ridge Racer 3D 	                                104,893
22 	Winning Eleven 3DSoccer 	                101,088
Doesn't look too too hot :-(

edit: as of 2012-07-23
Modest success for smaller IPs but not hot for the bigger ones, I think. Would a comparison with DS or PSP on similar time frame too much to ask?
 

muu

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Wonder how many of those games are really selling smaller amt of units that Famitsu/MC simply isn't tracking?

With Miku Project MIRAI for example, supposedly there was monthly sales numbers in this month's Dengeki G's Magazine w/ sales of 6,786 units for August, bringing up the total to 171K units LTD.
 

wsippel

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Just throwing in the 3rd party games on 3DS that crossed the 100k bar.

Code:
1 	Monster Hunter 3G 	                      1,503,560
2 	Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D 	848,817
3 	Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark 	        410,960
4 	Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 	354,344
5 	Kingdom Hearts 3D – Dream Drop Distance 	320,629
6 	One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP 	                275,499
7 	Pokémon Rumble Blast 	                        256,387
8 	Resident Evil: Revelations 	                246,469
9 	Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin 	        196,435
10 	Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 	                147,777
11 	Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 	                139,374
12 	Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 	        137,883
13 	New Love Plus 	                                128,698
14 	Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 	122,698
15 	SD Gundam G Generation 3D 	                119,610
16 	Etrian Odyssey IV: Denshou no Kyojin 	        117,102
17 	Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi 	116,867
18 	Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 	        112,737
19 	Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon 	        107,513
20 	Tales of the Abyss 	                        106,540
21 	Ridge Racer 3D 	                                104,893
22 	Winning Eleven 3DSoccer 	                101,088
Doesn't look too too hot :-(

edit: as of 2012-07-23
That list is outdated and missing a lot of titles.
 

hiska-kun

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Just throwing in the 3rd party games on 3DS that crossed the 100k bar.

Code:
1 	Monster Hunter 3G 	                      1,503,560
2 	Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D 	848,817
3 	Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark 	        410,960
4 	Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 	354,344
5 	Kingdom Hearts 3D – Dream Drop Distance 	320,629
6 	One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP 	                275,499
7 	Pokémon Rumble Blast 	                        256,387
8 	Resident Evil: Revelations 	                246,469
9 	Harvest Moon: The Land of Origin 	        196,435
10 	Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 	                147,777
11 	Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 	                139,374
12 	Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 	        137,883
13 	New Love Plus 	                                128,698
14 	Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai 	122,698
15 	SD Gundam G Generation 3D 	                119,610
16 	Etrian Odyssey IV: Denshou no Kyojin 	        117,102
17 	Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi 	116,867
18 	Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 	        112,737
19 	Rune Factory 4: A Fantasy Harvest Moon 	        107,513
20 	Tales of the Abyss 	                        106,540
21 	Ridge Racer 3D 	                                104,893
22 	Winning Eleven 3DSoccer 	                101,088
Doesn't look too too hot :-(

edit: as of 2012-07-23
Where does that list come from? OMG, even the last Media Create update (February 5th) looks hotter than that. Seems like some games have lost sales...

1. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800) - 1.460.749
2. [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo) {2011.11.03} (¥4.800) - 1.311.312
3. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3G (Capcom) {2011.12.10} (¥5.800) - 1.211.026
4. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo) {2011.06.16} - 507.389
5. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats (French Bulldog, Shiba, Toy Poodle & New Friends) (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} - 492.013
6. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go: Shine / Dark (Level 5) {2011.12.15} (¥5.800) - 379.764
7. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level 5) {2011.02.26} - 374.416
8. [3DS] Pokemon Rumble Blast (Pokemon Co.) {2011.08.11} | ¥4.800 | - 279.537
9. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP (Bandai Namco) {2011.05.26} - 230.215
10. [3DS] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) {2012.01.26} (¥5.990) - 190.134

11. [3DS] Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom) {2011.06.02} - 153.493
12. [3DS] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.26} - 149.153
13. [3DS] SD Gundam G Generation 3D (Bandai Namco) {2011-12-22} - 137.061
14. [3DS] Tales of the Abyss (Bandai Namco) {2011.06.30} - 126.808
15. [3DS] Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom) {2011.02.26} - 107.923
16. [3DS] Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3 (Square Enix) {2011.11.02} (¥6.090) - 107.739
17. [3DS] Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo) {2011.07.14} | ¥4.800 | - 99.831
18. [3DS] Winning Eleven 3DSoccer (Konami) {2011.02.26} - 99.685
19. [3DS] Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo) {2011.04.14} - 98.931
20. [3DS] Ridge Racer 3D (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.26} - 95.389

21. [3DS] Senran Kagura: Shoujotachi no Shinei (Marvelous Entertainment) {2011.09.22} (¥5.980) - 90.348
22. [3DS] Gundam: The 3D Battle (Bandai Namco) {2011.03.24} - 64.567
23. [3DS] Nicola Kanshuu: Model Oshare Audition 2 (Alchemist) {2011.11.03} (¥5.980) - 62.384
24. [3DS] Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure (Sega) {2012.01.19} (¥6.090) - 56.037
25. [3DS] Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Koei Tecmo) {2011.05.19} - 46.950
26. [3DS] Steel Diver (Nintendo) {2011.05.12} - 43.689
27. [3DS] Devil Survivor: Over Clock (Atlus Co.) {2011.09.01} (¥6.279) - 42.741
28. [3DS] Pro Baseball Family Stadium 2011 (Bandai Namco) {2011.03.31} - 41.616
29. [3DS] Pro Baseball Spirits 2011 (Konami) {2011.04.14} - 39.033
30. [3DS] Crayon Shin-Chan: Uchuu de Achoo!? Yuujou no Oba-Karate!! (Bandai Namco) {2011.12.01} (¥5.040) - 35.595
 

Mpl90

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Wonder how many of those games are really selling smaller amt of units that Famitsu/MC simply isn't tracking?

With Miku Project MIRAI for example, supposedly there was monthly sales numbers in this month's Dengeki G's Magazine w/ sales of 6,786 units for August, bringing up the total to 171K units LTD.
Source? That'd be pretty good.
 

Road

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Wonder how many of those games are really selling smaller amt of units that Famitsu/MC simply isn't tracking?

With Miku Project MIRAI for example, supposedly there was monthly sales numbers in this month's Dengeki G's Magazine w/ sales of 6,786 units for August, bringing up the total to 171K units LTD.
Enterbrain sometimes stops showing increases in sales for some games, at least on published information (can't know what's inside their database), but it's usually for old games (1 year-old or more). In general, though, trackers don't stop tracking games, especially such new game as Project Mirai. It's mostly automatic anyway - a copy is sold and it's registered in the system.

In that game's case, Dengeki has always been ahead of the other trackers. First week, it had 95k against 89k (EB). The difference only increased as time went by: after 1 month, 139k (AMW) against 123k (EB); after 3 months, 160k (AMW) x 136k (EB).

The reason could be the game selling more on stores covered by AMW and less on stores covered by Famitsu; it could be the extrapolation done by one tracker is over/under-representing the actual sales that are happening, among other reasons.

It's hard to know which is right and which is wrong. Unless the publishers says they shipped 200k copies and a tracker says there have been 220k copies to costumers, we can't really point and say they're wrong with any certainty.
 

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Enterbrain sometimes stops showing increases in sales for some games, at least on published information (can't know what's inside their database), but it's usually for old games (1 year-old or more). In general, though, trackers don't stop tracking games, especially such new game as Project Mirai. It's mostly automatic anyway - a copy is sold and it's registered in the system.

In that game's case, Dengeki has always been ahead of the other trackers. First week, it had 95k against 89k (EB). The difference only increased as time went by: after 1 month, 139k (AMW) against 123k (EB); after 3 months, 160k (AMW) x 136k (EB).

The reason could be the game selling more on stores covered by AMW and less on stores covered by Famitsu; it could be the extrapolation done by one tracker is over/under-representing the actual sales that are happening, among other reasons.

It's hard to know which is right and which is wrong. Unless the publishers says they shipped 200k copies and a tracker says there have been 220k copies to costumers, we can't really point and say they're wrong with any certainty.
The only thing that is fair to say is that the game is still selling a small but noticeable amount off the charts
 
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Those dc vs vita software sales after 43 weeks is interesting. Anyone have numbers for other systems, particularly the lesser performing handhelds?
 

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10. [3DS] Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom) {2012.01.26} (¥5.990) - 190.134

11. [3DS] Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom) {2011.06.02} - 153.493
I still don't understand this at all. I mean I wasn't expecting much 600k from Revelations, but it barely outsold the mercaneries on the same exact platform. So either Mercanaries was fluke and a consequence of the terrible 3DS library last year or barely any other RE fan bought 3DS systems.
 

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Enterbrain sometimes stops showing increases in sales for some games, at least on published information (can't know what's inside their database), but it's usually for old games (1 year-old or more). In general, though, trackers don't stop tracking games, especially such new game as Project Mirai. It's mostly automatic anyway - a copy is sold and it's registered in the system.

In that game's case, Dengeki has always been ahead of the other trackers. First week, it had 95k against 89k (EB). The difference only increased as time went by: after 1 month, 139k (AMW) against 123k (EB); after 3 months, 160k (AMW) x 136k (EB).

The reason could be the game selling more on stores covered by AMW and less on stores covered by Famitsu; it could be the extrapolation done by one tracker is over/under-representing the actual sales that are happening, among other reasons.

It's hard to know which is right and which is wrong. Unless the publishers says they shipped 200k copies and a tracker says there have been 220k copies to costumers, we can't really point and say they're wrong with any certainty.
Add that the last MC numbers known were 137.880 just before Golden Week. The game was on top 50 several weeks (7 weeks more), so it's safe to guess that MC numbers are closer to Dengeki than Famitsu.
 

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That list is terribly outdated, in general we can say that most of third party titles have found success on the 3DS platform.

There is only one painful bomb, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, that flop cannot be explained, or better said justified. Other titles could have certainly sold better for example Resident Evil: Revelations but the game is far from being a failure in Japan. The remaining bombs aren't noticeable titles, maybe I'd exclude Dragon Quest: Slime Morimori 3 (did it manage to sell its first shipment?) which sold really bad and it cannot be considered niche although it is niche for Dragon Quest standards.
 

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Glad to see Project X Zone is selling well.

Please localize, please localize, please localize. D:
 

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That list is terribly outdated, in general we can say that most of third party titles have found success on the 3DS platform.

There is only one painful bomb, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, that flop cannot be explained, or better said justified.
What do you mean? I mean, you can't prove anything conclusively to be sure, but there are plenty of clear explanations for why that might have happened.
 

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That list is terribly outdated, in general we can say that most of third party titles have found success on the 3DS platform.

There is only one painful bomb, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, that flop cannot be explained, or better said justified. Other titles could have certainly sold better for example Resident Evil: Revelations but the game is far from being a failure in Japan. The remaining bombs aren't noticeable titles, maybe I'd exclude Dragon Quest: Slime Morimori 3 (did it manage to sell its first shipment?) which sold really bad and it cannot be considered niche although it is niche for Dragon Quest standards.
I agree, just adding that various titles found very good performances, such as Senran Kagura 1 and 2, Etrian Oddissey, Rune Factory, Bravely Default or Harvest moon. Some of those entries registered records in terms of brand performances, or in terms of comparable past titles.
 
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I'm not familiar with the details of the game: does it use licensed tracks? If so, did this release if Rocksmith localize any of the songs like how Just Dance did? Rock Band Japan is pretty high on the list of unrealized vaporware this gen.
 
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I believe tastes play a very important role in addition to marketing; it's not like if there are much more people who would enjoy it even if they were given the game for free.
This might be true, but why have Japanese games sold well in the West (historically) with the trend just shifting, predominately with JRPG's taking the biggest decline?

Western territories can't wait till some games get localized, even if its a niche genre. IMHO there isn't the same small group of people waiting for the next Bethesda, Bioware or Activision property. Is Western taste more diverse?
 

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It's really sad how 99% of western games just can't succeed in Japan no matter how good they are. At leas 10k people will be enjoying Dishonored.
No idea why they're so against non-JP games. You'd think they like stealth with all the MGS they buy but I guess Dishonored is below their standards
 

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This might be true, but why have Japanese games sold well in the West (historically) with just the trend just shifting, predominately with JRPG's taking the biggest decline?

Western territories can't wait till some games get localized, even if its a niche genre. IMHO there isn't the same small group of people waiting for the next Bethesda, Bioware or Activision property. Is Western taste more diverse?
It's the same as niche titles in the west not selling well (no, a OT on GAF absolutely does not mean it's been a resounding sales success): lack of proper advertising. Can't expect folks to spend good bits of money on western titles they know next to nothing about and look similarly dark and violent as all the other ones. It certainly does not help that western games have traditionally had the stigma of being hard to learn, cumbersome games. Remember that PC FPS gaming never really took off in Japan, DooM wasn't an office hit, and you didn't see Wolfenstein 3D running on computers in Radio Shacks inside shopping malls.
 

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No idea why they're so against non-JP games. You'd think they like stealth with all the MGS they buy but I guess Dishonored is below their standards
Do FPS do well there? Because that's one big difference between MGS and Dishonored.