Media Create Sales: Week 44, 2011 (Oct 31 - Nov 06)

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cw_sasuke said:
It should be on PSP if they plan to release it next year - maybe with an Vita HD Version, though i dont see how it could selll a million. Did i miss someting or why are you expecting it to sell that much more than the first title ?
I was joking about the million breaking sequel, I don't really expect that. It's just that Level-5's first multi-media project exploded in its second outing, and LBX can crawl near sales Inazuma Eleven did on DS. I do expect growth for LBX 2. (Conversely, Medarot 2 is the best selling Medarot game, and LBX shares a lot in common with Medarot)

Alrus said:
Well KH kinda did that with the secret movies at the end no? It would be kind of a douche move but they'll have to switch platform at some point anyway, and right now the 3DS is a better fit for the audience they're trying to get (and gives the franchise a chance to not completely bomb in the west).
Well, KH games take years so it's understandable that they tease games for other platforms. I fully expect LBX 2 to be released in 2012, and Level-5 have an existing engine that'll "only" be used by 3 retail releases.
 

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cw_sasuke said:
I dont think its that easy to predict - PSP isnt DS and LBX isnt IE2.

But if that GotY edition sells well enough, maybe the next title could sell + 500K. I still think a million isnt possible.
Won't be too long before we know, if Boost sells really well there's a sign that the series could improve its sales with a sequel (opposite to God Eater, where Burst didn't sell nearly as well as the original).
 

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RamzaIsCool said:
Is it me or has the PS3 finally hit it's stride when it comes to software sales. It's doing pretty good these last couple of months, with a string of 100k+ selling titles.
PS3 never had problem creating medium hits (100+ opening, 200K-300K LT). For its software, the problem is always about not able to create a mega seller that sells 1 million (except FFXIII).
 

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donny2112 said:
Is there a reason why you're not a fan of paragraphs? This style makes it a little more difficult to read.
It's not that I'm not a fan, it's just...I didn't think I needed to put them XD
Now I corrected. Hoping you'll appreciate it.

@Alrus: ...But I was saying we can't consider DKCR, neither JD, because in these games there's a huge Nintendo involvement. In the first case... it's a game from one of its own teams!
These aren't "western" games such as MW3, LA Noire, there is a huge difference between them.
 

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Kagari said:
The 8/10 meme is getting annoying... might be time to put the hammer on it.

But anyway, good for Uncharted 3. Best debut in the series for Japan, no?
By far, yes.

Uncharted - 16,914 / 38,242
Uncharted (BEST) - 4,239 / 51,587
Uncharted 2 - 55,063 / 104,338
Uncharted 2 (BEST) - 5,433 / 5,433

Uncharted Twin Pack - 4,312 / 4,312
 

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Kagari said:
The 8/10 meme is getting annoying... might be time to put the hammer on it.

But anyway, good for Uncharted 3. Best debut in the series for Japan, no?
Mpl90 said:
[PS3] Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (SCE) - 55.063 / 108.073 / 50,95% 15/10/09

Yeah, Uncharted 3 first week outdid the LTD of Among Thieves.
Indeedio!

Edit: beaten.
 

Mpl90

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Kagari said:
The 8/10 meme is getting annoying... might be time to put the hammer on it.

But anyway, good for Uncharted 3. Best debut in the series for Japan, no?
Absolutely.

@Takao: Let's see what LBX Boost will tell us.
If it does a good amount of copies, we can think a sequel will do much better.
And I think it could be multi PSP-3DS.

3DS is growing a lot, and it'll have lots of games able to mantain momentum. So, it'll be a good place where release it.
PSP has that great amount of install base and, above all, it's where the series is having success.
 

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- Level 5 has a Vita RPG in development.
- Level 5 didn't wait to change platforms and released/announced the sequels of their DS franchises for 3DS as soon as it was possible, even when the 3DS was 25000Y

LBX2 will probably be released at the end of 2012 (there is a year between IE3 and IE 3DS) and for Vita if it really is a Sony console game.
 

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Mpl90 said:
It's not that I'm not a fan, it's just...I didn't think I needed to put them XD
Now I corrected. Hoping you'll appreciate it.
Thanks!

*looks at post above*

Oh.

:p
 

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Spiegel said:
- Level 5 has a Vita RPG in development.
- Level 5 didn't wait to change platforms and released/announced the sequels of their DS franchises for 3DS as soon as it was possible, even when the 3DS was 25000Y

LBX2 will probably be released at the end of 2012 (there is a year between IE3 and IE 3DS) and for Vita if it really is a Sony console game.
Yep, I doubt that Level-5 wants its annual RPG series to compete with eachother on the same plattform.
 

Mpl90

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Can I say something?
This thread.
It's growing FAST.
We're already at the sixth page (50 post per page), and we're not stopping.
Yeah, we're approaching the Holidays, there's magic in the air.
 

Khrno

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Mpl90 said:
Can I say something?
This thread.
It's growing FAST.
We're already at the sixth page (50 post per page), and we're not stopping.
Yeah, we're approaching the Holidays, there's magic in the air.

I have to agree with donny, and I've always thought it since you started posting in these threads. Do you by any chance, write poems or haiku?
 

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French said:
3DS doesn't deserve those sales but that's pretty impressive.
Haha, the upcoming months are gonna be rough for you.
French said:
A lot better indeed, 900k. And it had a bigger effect on hardware sales.

Maybe people are getting tired of playing the same licences over and over again ? We'll see with MK.
Not so knowledgeable about Mario franchise sales trends, are you?
Heavy said:
Same could be said for your ilk. When I see that cow, I know exactly what the post is gonna be.
Celebration is not equivalent to bitter trolling.
 

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Chris1964 said:
09./04. [WII] Just Dance Wii <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.10.13} (¥5.800) - 25.665 / 189.116 (-8%)
We live in a crazy world.

Just Dance's drop is just a sign of things to come. This along the first other debuts this week make me wonder how many copies AC will sell in Japan this holiday.
 

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BurntPork said:
So, from now on, everyone should be talking about the price cut whenever 3DS sales are brought up? OK.

PS3 would not be selling like it is now if it were still at its launch price!
Well you have people saying oh Gaf told me the 3DS was dead\doomed .
It was doing poorly until they cut the price by nearly 40% some people seem to forget that .

Any way great sales for 3DS and Mario .
Good sales for BF3 and UC3
 

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Good numbers for the top 3. Hopefully Naughty Dog sees that kind of growth everywhere for Uncharted 3. :)

Jokeropia said:
Celebration is not equivalent to bitter trolling.
Truth101 is to 3ds as Takao is to Vita. At least that's how i see it. :p
 

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So is Mario mostly sold out everywhere then? I recall in the last thread quotes from retailers pointed to it beating expectations by quite a bit.
 

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AranhaHunter said:
I thought the numbers for Uncharted 2 The best were only 5k for FW and we didn't know LTD numbers?
We don't know the exact numbers but we can have a rough estimate from the positions in top 50.

Uncharted 3 might not have outsold even the full priced version of Uncharted 2. The last number for it is from January.
 

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Kenka said:
We live in a crazy world.

Just Dance's drop is just a sign of things to come. I wonder how many copies AC will sell in Japan this holiday.
Assassin's Creed will be pretty interesting to watch.

First of all, the precedent chapters.

[PS3] Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft) - 36.898 / 82.459 / 44,75% 31/01/08
[PS3] Assassin's Creed II (Ubisoft) - 55.789 / 109.813 / 50,80% 03/12/09
[PS3] Assassin's Creed II: Special Edition (Ubisoft) - 6.067 / 29.690 / 20,43% 05/08/10
[PS3] Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft) - 39.198 / 57.199 / 68,53% 09/12/10
[PS3] Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood – Special Edition (Ubisoft) - 6.184 / 6.184 / 100,00% 04/08/11

As we can see, the franchise peaked with the beginning of Ezio's chronicles, topping and going over the 100k target.
But with Brotherhood there has been a sharp fall, even behind the first one.
Why this fall? Maybe, because of the story, or because it hasn't been felt as a new sequel.

It'll be curious to see if Revelations can gain sales from the very good PS3 software momentum too. It could open with 35-40k like Brotherhood, or it could come back to ACII sales.
 
Regarding whether something is 2D Mario or 3D Mario, I think we've got a pretty broad continuum at this point. Until 3D Land, I would've said the Galaxy games were the big example of trying to merge aspects of the earlier 2D and 3D games. But now we've got this thing that's even more 2Dey.
RamzaIsCool said:
Is it me or has the PS3 finally hit it's stride when it comes to software sales. It's doing pretty good these last couple of months, with a string of 100k+ selling titles.
You've got a point. Early August, PS3 software was about 800K behind where it was in 2010. Now it's about 800K ahead.

Kind of hard to match up the points with the lines not overlapping, but you can definitely see the 2011 line shoot up recently.
 

Mpl90

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JoshuaJSlone said:
You've got a point. Early August, PS3 software was about 800K behind where it was in 2010. Now it's about 800K ahead.

Kind of hard to match up the points with the lines not overlapping, but you can definitely see the 2011 line shoot up recently.
Revise your image. It's broken.
 

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Mpl90 said:
Can I say something?
This thread.
It's growing FAST.
We're already at the sixth page (50 post per page), and we're not stopping.
Yeah, we're approaching the Holidays, there's magic in the air.
Welcome to 4 - 5 years ago, when Media Create threads were a celebrated event of meltdowns and megatons.
 

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just noticed dq slime 3 costs more than mario 3d and zelda on 3DS. they are charging the square/enix tax on a game that doesnt even look like it has a high budget?
 

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basik said:
just noticed dq slime 3 costs more than mario 3d and zelda on 3DS. they are charging the square/enix tax on a game that doesnt even look like it has a high budget?
It is because it is a 3rd party game. The other new 3rd party 3DS game this week cost basically the same as DQ Slime 3.

20./00. [3DS] Nicola Kanshuu: Model Oshare Audition 2 <SLG> (Alchemist) {2011.11.03} (¥5.980) - 6.643 / NEW


EDIT: The prices on 3rd party games can also variate though. But it is not that uncommon that 3rd party games cost more than 1st party games in Japan.
 

Mpl90

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test_account said:
It is because it is a 3rd party game. The other new 3rd party 3DS game this week cost basically the same as DQ Slime 3.

20./00. [3DS] Nicola Kanshuu: Model Oshare Audition 2 <SLG> (Alchemist) {2011.11.03} (¥5.980) - 6.643 / NEW


EDIT: The prices on 3rd party games can also variate though. But it is not that uncommon that 3rd party games cost more than 1st party games in Japan.
Yeah, it is the norm indeed, especially on Nintendo platforms, but not only on them.
Example on a...non Nintendo platform.

02./00. [PS3] Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2011.11.02} (¥5.980) - 124.989 / NEW
03./00. [PS3] Battlefield 3 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2011.11.02} (¥7.665) - 123.379 / NEW
14./12. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2012 <SPT> (Konami) {2011.10.06} (¥7.980) - 10.636 / 381.156 (-23%)

However, as said by test, there can be a lot of variety. Japan has a flexible pricing system, something I would so like to see in the West... only with a maximum cap to see flexibility only for lower prices. But it seems Capcom ported the concept from Japan to West with its worst part.
 
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Congratulations to Kurosaki Ichigo for winning the ranking by units and by points/percentages.
Code:
Results	By Units			By Points	
1	 91011	Kurosaki Ichigo		 79,73%	Kurosaki Ichigo
2	131577	FINALFANTASYDOG		116,17%	FINALFANTASYDOG
3	164434	saichi			138,55%	Road
4	175059	Road			145,83%	saichi
5	176988	Chris1964		149,76%	Mpl90
6	192648	Mpl90			171,50%	thestopsign
7	199709	thestopsign		175,21%	Chris1964
8	205983	Alrus			182,87%	Cygnus X-1
9	222901	Cygnus X-1		183,40%	Alrus
10	237183	zomgbbqftw		187,54%	zomgbbqftw
11	237835	vareon			187,97%	slaughterking
12	245167	Orgen			195,05%	Sadist
13	247531	Kenka			204,91%	vareon
14	247767	Sadist			205,75%	LOCK
15	263709	slaughterking		207,88%	Orgen
16	285309	LOCK			235,37%	Yeshua
17	287612	iifu			237,62%	donny2112
18	322293	BurntPork		244,49%	Kenka
19	330945	lunchwithyuzo		245,33%	iifu
20	346183	Yeshua			249,41%	lunchwithyuzo
21	353427	donny2112		278,31%	BurntPork
22	394553	WhyMe6			325,85%	WhyMe6
23	429309	kwaoghana		633,12%	kwaoghana

10/31-11/06	Sales	Mpl90	LOCK	donny	thest	WhyMe	Orgen	Yeshu	Cygnu	zomgb	Burnt	lunch	Kenka	Sadis	iifu	kwaog	saich	Alrus	vareo	Chris	slaug	FINAL	Kuro	Road
3DS Hardware	145271	190246	250000	100000	135000	102000	176000	250000	200000	195000	175000	155555	161111	196300	190000	149000	152796	160000	140000	210987	130000	131241	162000	111111
3DS DQH:RS3	38859	34659	45000	33000	51000	28000	64000	40000	35000	43000	75000	55555	51111	41500	45000	50000	41395	42300	40000	34567	45000	26423	32000	44444
3DS Mario 3D	343492	371344	400000	200000	310000	197000	283000	450000	350000	390000	250000	222222	391111	290900	290000	350000	368945	365500	300000	345678	250000	312321	332000	299999
PSP WE2012	45437	50235	50000	30000	40000	95000	45000	30000	41000	32000	50000	33333	81111	28400	20000	240000	29001	28000	70000	21098	35000	41232	47000	55555
PS3 Battlefld3	123379	60347	60000	35000	50000	39000	51000	60000	37000	43000	40000	33333	51111	53200	35000	20000	71382	35000	35000	89012	50000	86321	97000	88888
PS3 Uncharted3	124989	77198	75000	70000	60000	65000	69000	70000	58000	82000	50000	44444	61111	70700	55555	15000	64502	65000	50000	78901	60000	92312	97000	77777
						
Difference	0	192648	285309	353427	199709	394553	245167	346183	222901	237183	322293	330945	247531	247767	287612	429309	164434	205983	237835	176988	263709	131577	91011	175059
							
Difference (%)	0,00%	149,76%	205,75%	237,62%	171,50%	325,85%	207,88%	235,37%	182,87%	187,54%	278,31%	249,41%	244,49%	195,05%	245,33%	633,12%	145,83%	183,40%	204,91%	175,21%	187,97%	116,17%	79,73%	138,55%
							
3DS Hardware	0	44975	104729	-45271	-10271	-43271	30729	104729	54729	49729	29729	10284	15840	51029	44729	3729	7525	14729	-5271	65716	-15271	-14030	16729	-34160
3DS DQH:RS3	0	-4200	6141	-5859	12141	-10859	25141	1141	-3859	4141	36141	16696	12252	2641	6141	11141	2536	3441	1141	-4292	6141	-12436	-6859	5585
3DS Mario 3D	0	27852	56508	-143492	-33492	-146492	-60492	106508	6508	46508	-93492	-121270	47619	-52592	-53492	6508	25453	22008	-43492	2186	-93492	-31171	-11492	-43493
PSP WE2012	0	4798	4563	-15437	-5437	49563	-437	-15437	-4437	-13437	4563	-12104	35674	-17037	-25437	194563	-16436	-17437	24563	-24339	-10437	-4205	1563	10118
PS3 Battlefld3	0	-63032	-63379	-88379	-73379	-84379	-72379	-63379	-86379	-80379	-83379	-90046	-72268	-70179	-88379	-103379	-51997	-88379	-88379	-34367	-73379	-37058	-26379	-34491
PS3 Uncharted3	0	-47791	-49989	-54989	-64989	-59989	-55989	-54989	-66989	-42989	-74989	-80545	-63878	-54289	-69434	-109989	-60487	-59989	-74989	-46088	-64989	-32677	-27989	-47212
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09/19-09/25 Predictions Results
09/05-09/11 Predictions Results
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Takao

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Alrus said:
Won't be too long before we know, if Boost sells really well there's a sign that the series could improve its sales with a sequel (opposite to God Eater, where Burst didn't sell nearly as well as the original).
Here's a look at the Medarot sales figures for its first and second iterations (Parts Collections are quasi third versions/expansion packs):

28/11/97 [NGB] Medarot: Kabuto / Kuwagata (Imagineer) - 14.119 / 226.191
20/03/98 [NGB] Medarot: Parts Collection (Imagineer) - 23.796 / 23.796
29/05/98 [NGB] Medarot: Parts Collection 2 (Imagineer) - 4.931 / 4.931
23/07/99 [NGB] Medarot 2: Kabuto / Kuwagata (Imagineer) - 71.666 / 485.259

The concept, marketing, and release is so eeirely similar between LBX and Medarot that I'm unsure that judging the potential of LBX 2 on Boost is right. Obviously, if Boost bombs gigantically, it won't be good for LBX 2, but if Boost reaches 1/2 of what LBX did then I'd say things aren't looking bad.

Spiegel said:
- Level 5 has a Vita RPG in development.
- Level 5 didn't wait to change platforms and released/announced the sequels of their DS franchises for 3DS as soon as it was possible, even when the 3DS was 25000Y

LBX2 will probably be released at the end of 2012 (there is a year between IE3 and IE 3DS) and for Vita if it really is a Sony console game.
However, there is Gundam AGE, which is being released in Summer 2012, for PSP. It is a Scamco game too, but Level-5 haven't abandoned PSP yet.
 

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Kagari said:
The 8/10 meme is getting annoying... might be time to put the hammer on it.
people have done it forever though. before 8/10 it was 8.8. before 8.8 it was c-. before c- it was 6.8.

it's just the flavor of the month. it'll wear itself out soon enough, or probably only be related to uncharted 3 like 8.8 was only related to twilight princess after a little while.
 

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Sadist said:
Oh man your avatar. It's a bit scary :p

Ehi! I'm sixth in the Units ranking, and even fifth in the Points one. I'm doing good, except for when I did 14th back in... eh, I don't remember exactly in which week, but something like two months ago.
 

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AniHawk said:
people have done it forever though. before 8/10 it was 8.8. before 8.8 it was c-. before c- it was 6.8.

it's just the flavor of the month. it'll wear itself out soon enough, or probably only be related to uncharted 3 like 8.8 was only related to twilight princess after a little while.
out of curiosity, where does the 8/10 thing come from? Looking at metacritic it has plenty of 80s and a coupe of 75 and one 50(C) from AV Club, so which one was it that caused all this hullabaloo?
 

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Laguna said:
Uncharted 3 sales are good for the series and it outperformed handily its predecessors but let´s not get carried away. We are talking about just 125k units. And it´s also not like it was published by a small publisher either, the opposite is the case and it also got expensive marketing campaign just to put things in perspective. While it´s a good start all things considered it really isn´t that big of an achievement looking at the numbers.
I think that it is more that is is a really big surprise to people that it sold that much. Just look at the prediction league and you see that almost every prediction is somewhere between 50k and 85k. The lowest was like 15k and the highest was 97k. So it is at least a bigger achievement that many people expected :)
 
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Mpl90 said:
It won't be the king of EA LTD results in Japan, but to see again one of their games selling 100k+ in the first week, we have to go deeply back in time, when there was Square EA in Japan, and going back, we can see that this is the best debut for an EA game ever.
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Sega just started handing their distribution/ helping them out with marketing a few months ago so not entirely a fair comparison.

I think the dead island:s story is even more interesting, that game had much much less advertising hype then the 2 games this week, seems to have had great legs and very good sales for a non AAA shooter.
 

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beril said:
out of curiosity, where does the 8/10 thing come from? Looking at metacritic it has plenty of 80s and a coupe of 75 and one 50(C) from AV Club, so which one was it that caused all this hullabaloo?
Eurogamer gave 8/10 to Uncharted 3...and then, NeoGaf went batshit insane.
But now, the meme is really tired.

@FFDOG: Yeah, it's true that Sega helps EA now, but BF3's debut is still something amazing for EA, SEGA or not SEGA.

Dead Island, however, is a REALLY interesting story. It should be near 65-70k. A new brand, not hyped as the big guns... interesting.

But I think we need to talk about Bandai Namco, sometimes. They changed a lot their fortunes in these months, passing from being Bamco to being, in a certain way...literally unstoppable, in Japan.
 

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AniHawk said:
people have done it forever though. before 8/10 it was 8.8. before 8.8 it was c-. before c- it was 6.8.

it's just the flavor of the month. it'll wear itself out soon enough, or probably only be related to uncharted 3 like 8.8 was only related to twilight princess after a little while.
Kagari's only getting upset because it's about a PS3 game. >_>

Zelda fans have had to deal with 8.8 for five years. Just suck it up.
 

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lol 16th place, I knew I would be off.

I don't understand the Mario talk, it performed like a 3D Mario, and will probably sell like a 3D Mario ala SM64 DS.