Media Create Sales: Week 44, 2014 (Oct 27 - Nov 02)

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Interesting, big/medium releases until the end of the year:

Week 45 (6th of November)

New 3DS XL Super Smash Bros Edition (8th of November)
Nothing interesting (software)

Week 46 (13th of November)

Wii U + Mario Kart 8 Bundle
[WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
[PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced War
[PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced War
[PS4] Winning Eleven PES 2015
[PS3] Winning Eleven PES 2015
Vita Pink Colour
[PSV] Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax
[PS3] Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax
[3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle X!

Week 47 (20th of November)

[PS4] Assassin's Creed: Unity
[PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
[PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
[WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori
[3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (21st of November)

Week 48 (27th of November)

Vita Value Pack Bundle
[PSV] Phantasy Star Nova
[PS3] Resident Evil HD Remaster
[3DS] New Etrian Odyssey 2

Week 49 (4th of December)

[3DS] Derby Stallion Gold
[3DS] Aikatsu: 365 Idol Days
[3DS] Attack on Titan: Chain
[WIU] Super Smash Bros for Wii U (6th of December)

Week 50 (11th of December)

PS4 + GTAV bundle
PS4 + Dragon Quest Heroes Bundle
[PS4] Grand Theft Auto V HD
[PS3] Shining Resonance
[3DS] Youkai Watch 2 Shin Uchi (13th of December)

Week 51 (18th of December)

[3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers
[PS3] Gundam Breaker
[PSV] Gundam Breaker
[PSV] Neptunia Re;birth 3: V

Week 52 (25th of December)

Nothing interesting
 
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Down or up, Vita will sell about the same as last year.
Pretty much, yeah.

Basically, it survived, but everything Sony did in 2013 was futile.
They didn't really do a lot though, did they? Released Freedom Wars, and, um.... ignored Minecraft?

I'd say it's stayed up in spite of their efforts, not because of them. Still, it could have been far, far worse. As next year will demonstrate.
 
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I don't know. I'd actually say those numbers are good (even if I was hoping for better numbers, to be honest...still), considering this is the 4th week on the market for the new version + old 3DS stock still being sold (it didn't drop almost at all). Moreover, I think New 3DS XL dropped more last week because this week there's this



Releasing this Saturday
I expected more too hence the "not so good" numbers. It's down comparing the same week last year and unless it's supply constrained or people are waiting for a bundle (smash bros) or a game (Pokemon ORAS) that boost the numbers I don't think these numbers are good (the YOY gap is increasing and should be decreasing with 4!!! 3DS in the market)
 
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The Vita YoY tale will be told over the next four weeks, I reckon. That 120k buffer is nice, but it's sitting around 10k, instead of the 30k from last year. Then you've got the 90k week 46 looming in the distance, which will eat a huge chunk of that buffer.

My goodness, it's edge of the seat stuff. Gripping.
what is this YoY thing..?



can you do that with your Vita..? if so then I understand why you like it so much.
 

Mpl90

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Comgnet retail store chain: preorders stats / comparisons, as of November 5th, 2014

[NDS] Pokémon Black 2 / White 2 - 830pt + 722pt = 1,552pt *
[3DS] Pokémon X / Y - 749pt + 749pt = 1,498pt
[3DS] Pokémon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby - 629pt + 550pt + 92pt = 1,271pt

[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Star Performer - 607pt

[PSV] Phantasy Star Nova - 79pt

[PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (subtitled version) - 211pt*
[PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts (subtitled version) - 149pt
[PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (subtitled version) - 59pt

[Wii U] Mario Kart 8 - 68pt
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 454pt
[Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 56pt + 32pt = 88pt

[PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 56pt
[PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 54pt

[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl - 44pt
[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II: The Knight of Fafnir - 52pt

[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - 125pt*
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - 52pt
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 - 27pt

* = Comg preorder pts from 2011/2012
** = Comg preorder pts up to 2010

Note: Comgnet's ratio between actual sales and pts has grown overall in the past year / years, and older preorder points are not as reliable for comparisons as most recent ones, especially if they are from years and years ago
 
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05./03. [PS3] The Evil Within <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (¥6.264) - 15.982 / 75.370 (-73%)
12./04. [PS4] The Evil Within <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (¥7.884) - 5.393 / 64.597 (-91%)

Awful
Is it really? How much was it expected to sell? Can you compare it to any other New IP, horror + mediocre at best horror game releases?
 

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Code:
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|Week|        2013         |        2014         |
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| 40 | 122.987 |   122.987 |  22.490 |    22.490 |
| 41 | 213.570 |   336.557 | 261.873 |   284.263 | -> MH4G / new 3DS LL / new 3DS
| 42 | 154.578 |   491.135 | 113.238 |   397.501 |
| 43 | 109.508 |   600.643 |  96.590 |   494.091 |
| 44 |  88.376 |   689.019 |  69.673 |   563.764 |
| 45 |  81.817 |   770.836 |         |           | -> new 3DS LL Smash
| 46 |  70.102 |   840.938 |         |           |
| 47 |  84.506 |   925.444 |         |           | -> OR/AS
| 48 | 108.373 | 1.033.817 |         |           |
| 49 | 125.269 | 1.159.086 |         |           |
| 50 | 181.556 | 1.340.642 |         |           | -> YW2: SU
| 51 | 232.600 | 1.573.242 |         |           |
| 52 | 201.703 | 1.774.945 |         |           |
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what is this YoY thing..?

can you do that with your Vita..? if so then I understand why you like it so much.
Year-over-year. The 2014 numbers compared to 2013.

I couldn't bear to let my Vita leave my hands, so the yo yo thing wouldn't work. I'm like Edward Scissorhands, but with sexy handhelds instead of blades.
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
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I expected more too hence the "not so good" numbers. It's down comparing the same week last year and unless it's supply constrained or people are waiting for a bundle (smash bros) or a game (Pokemon ORAS) that boost the numbers I don't think these numbers are good (the YOY gap is increasing and should be decreasing with 4!!! 3DS in the market)
Last years numbers saw a big boost due to first Monster Hunter 4 and then Pokémon X / Y, both first main entries for both franchises on the platform. Last year's Week 44 was the third week after its release, so there was still its influence on sales. They weren't "normal" 3DS sales.
 
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Wonder how much necromancy the mk8 bundle will be able to pull on the wiiu. I'm assuming knowledge of the impending bundle is half the problem? The tiny portion of people actually interested in the console know it's better to wait a couple weeks?
 

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...It sold half than Z ~Kagura~ on 360? Welp.
It sold better than the Wii chapter, though, right?
I can't find the numbers for vorteX and Revolution on geimin.net, so it's possible that they did worse than Z2 ~Chaos~.

Thanks, mao2. So it seems we have a bomba here. :(

Damn, I love the series, I hope D3 will continue it.

Also, please don't call it OneeChanbomba, my heart can't take it otherwise.
Sorry. OneeChanbara series never really sold much, even on PS2, so I think it'll be fine.

Simple 2000 Series Vol. 61: The OneeChanbara ??? / 53,587 [Famitsu]
http://geimin.net/da/db/2004_ne_fa/index.php
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 80: The OneeChanpuru ~The Neechan Special Chapter~ ??? / 44,635 [Famitsu]
http://geimin.net/da/db/2005_ne_fa/index.php
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 90: The OneeChanbara 2 9600 / 32,853
http://geimin.net/da/06/rank_mc.php
Simple 2000 Series Vol. 101: The OneeChampon ~The Neechan 2 Special Chapter~ 4,772 / 18,202
http://geimin.net/da/06/rank_mc.php
 
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Media Create (last week):

[PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (&#65533;6.264) - 59.388 / NEW <62,18%> [Units shipped => ~95k]
[PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (&#65533;7.884) - 59.204 / NEW <54,09%> [Units shipped => 109k]

This week:

05./03. [PS3] The Evil Within <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (¥6.264) - 15.982 / 75.370 (-73%)
12./04. [PS4] The Evil Within <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (¥7.884) - 5.393 / 64.597 (-91%)

PS3 version seems safe, and I don't think it will need major price drops.
On the other hand... PS4 version is dead.
 
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Media Create (last week):

[PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (&#65533;6.264) - 59.388 / NEW [Units shipped => ~95k]
[PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (&#65533;7.884) - 59.204 / NEW [Units shipped => 109k]

This week:

05./03. [PS3] The Evil Within <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (¥6.264) - 15.982 / 75.370 (-73%)
12./04. [PS4] The Evil Within <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} (¥7.884) - 5.393 / 64.597 (-91%)

PS3 version seems safe, and I don't think it will need major price drops.
On the other hand... PS4 version is dead.
Wow, they shipped more PS4 copies. Dumb decision.
 
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Sales overall not bad I agree but I expected better legs. 91% drop in 2nd week is just awful.
Well, word of mouth has not been good. I think the game has done pretty decent for itself, and given the quality, I don't think it's all that sad or surprising that it didn't do much more amazing numbers.
 
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Comgnet retail store chain: preorders stats / comparisons, as of November 5th, 2014

[NDS] Pokémon Black 2 / White 2 - 830pt + 722pt = 1,552pt *
[3DS] Pokémon X / Y - 749pt + 749pt = 1,498pt
[3DS] Pokémon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby - 629pt + 550pt + 92pt = 1,271pt

[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Star Performer - 607pt

[PSV] Phantasy Star Nova - 79pt

[PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (subtitled version) - 211pt*
[PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts (subtitled version) - 149pt
[PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (subtitled version) - 59pt

[Wii U] Mario Kart 8 - 68pt
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 454pt
[Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 56pt + 32pt = 88pt

[PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 56pt
[PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 54pt

[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl - 44pt
[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II: The Knight of Fafnir - 52pt

[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - 125pt*
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - 52pt
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 - 27pt

* = Comg preorder pts from 2011/2012
** = Comg preorder pts up to 2010

Note: Comgnet's ratio between actual sales and pts has grown overall in the past year / years, and older preorder points are not as reliable for comparisons as most recent ones, especially if they are from years and years ago
Why no comparation for YW?
Also I want to see a Phantasy Star Online 2 comparation in that list too.

(Thanks for the rest)

What's happening with Call of Duty and PES 2015?
 
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Is it really? How much was it expected to sell? Can you compare it to any other New IP, horror + mediocre at best horror game releases?
It's had an unusually big marketing campaign for a western published game and the shipments show they expected more than what it's doing.

In a vacuum those are not awful numbers for a new horror IP, but you can bet Bethesda is disappointed with the performance.
 

Mpl90

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Why no comparation for YW?
Also I want to see a Phantasy Star Online 2 comparation in that list too.

(Thanks for the rest)

What's happening with Call of Duty and PES 2015?
Comparisons for YW2:SP will start next week, when it'll be one month before its releases.
PSO2? I think I could do that next week too :)

About Call of Duty and PES: eh, it's true that there's also PS4 SKU to consider this time for both, but it's also true they've yet to enter top 20 on Comgnet. Let's see what happens next week.
 

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It's had an unusually big marketing campaign for a western published game and the shipments show they expected more than what it's doing.

In a vacuum those are not awful numbers for a new horror IP, but you can bet Bethesda is disappointed with the performance.
They should have realistic expectations and try with a better game next time.
 
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Comgnet retail store chain: preorders stats / comparisons, as of November 5th, 2014

[NDS] Pokémon Black 2 / White 2 - 830pt + 722pt = 1,552pt *
[3DS] Pokémon X / Y - 749pt + 749pt = 1,498pt
[3DS] Pokémon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby - 629pt + 550pt + 92pt = 1,271pt

[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Star Performer - 607pt

[PSV] Phantasy Star Nova - 79pt

[PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (subtitled version) - 211pt*
[PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts (subtitled version) - 149pt
[PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (subtitled version) - 59pt

[Wii U] Mario Kart 8 - 68pt
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 454pt
[Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 56pt + 32pt = 88pt

[PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 56pt
[PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 54pt

[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl - 44pt
[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II: The Knight of Fafnir - 52pt

[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - 125pt*
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - 52pt
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 - 27pt

* = Comg preorder pts from 2011/2012
** = Comg preorder pts up to 2010

Note: Comgnet's ratio between actual sales and pts has grown overall in the past year / years, and older preorder points are not as reliable for comparisons as most recent ones, especially if they are from years and years ago
So Smash Bros for WiiU is going to flop in Japan.
 
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Last years numbers saw a big boost due to first Monster Hunter 4 and then Pokémon X / Y, both first main entries for both franchises on the platform. Last year's Week 44 was the third week after its release, so there was still its influence on sales. They weren't "normal" 3DS sales.
So if Pokemon ORAS fails to boost 3DS HW like Pokemon X/Y did then it'll be because it's a remake? And you're telling me that Pokemon has more influence in HW sales than two revisions? Uh?

I'm sorry but it seems like a poor excuse to me. The only good excuse for these numbers would be if it's supply constrained. Maybe hiska can check it and tell us if that's the case.
 

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Comgnet retail store chain: preorders stats / comparisons, as of November 5th, 2014

[NDS] Pokémon Black 2 / White 2 - 830pt + 722pt = 1,552pt *
[3DS] Pokémon X / Y - 749pt + 749pt = 1,498pt
[3DS] Pokémon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby - 629pt + 550pt + 92pt = 1,271pt

[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Star Performer - 607pt

[PSV] Phantasy Star Nova - 79pt

[PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (subtitled version) - 211pt*
[PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts (subtitled version) - 149pt
[PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (subtitled version) - 59pt

[Wii U] Mario Kart 8 - 68pt
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 454pt
[Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 56pt + 32pt = 88pt

[PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 56pt
[PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 54pt

[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl - 44pt
[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II: The Knight of Fafnir - 52pt

[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - 125pt*
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - 52pt
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 - 27pt

* = Comg preorder pts from 2011/2012
** = Comg preorder pts up to 2010

Note: Comgnet's ratio between actual sales and pts has grown overall in the past year / years, and older preorder points are not as reliable for comparisons as most recent ones, especially if they are from years and years ago
Pretty cool numbers... I like how EOU2 seems to be doing better than EOU.
Smash Bros. should have decent FW.
Youkai Watch 2.5 is out for blood already.
Pokémon is doing well, though I'm really surprised pre-orders are so different between Japan and NA/EU (where they're better than for Pokémon XY).
 
#87
It's too bad we don't get mobile numbers as Japan still loves games.
I attempt to keep up and at least try the biggest Japanese mobile games when they come over to the West, and have an extensive 3DS collection, and I feel when going hands on with this stuff it's not too hard to understand what happened in Japan overall.

On the mobile front, major iOS/Android games are pretty regularly getting to the point where they resemble pick up and play games from the DS instead of incredibly dumbed down tap to win titles.

Puzzle & Dragons, Quiz RPG, Terra Battle, Monster Strike, and (judging by videos) White Cat Project all feel like things that could have been released on the DS and been well received there. I would actually go so far as to suggest that if these project released in 2008, they would have all been DS games and point to Pokemon Trozei, Puzzle Quest, or Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes as good examples of exactly that. Something like Terra Battle wouldn't feel especially out of place relative to a battle heavy but mechanically more deep game like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance or Advance Wars either.

The vast majority of these games also include the big boss fighting, monster collection, co-op, and/or RPG progression elements you see in popular handheld titles as well.

On the 3DS front, we now also have a system that's basically capable of doing whatever the PS2 could and sometimes more. Monster Hunter was originally a PS2 series; Smash, SMT4, and 3D Land could have easily been console titles of that era (or even later). We even have games that actually encapsulate the SNES RPG experience like Bravely Default, instead of the watered down handheld RPGs we sometimes get.

And all of this happens before I even start to cover the content that's notably unique to these kinds of platforms instead of the audiences they simply absorbed from other platforms.

Now, there are some niches that these platforms don't cover, but they're exactly that: niches. At some point if the vast majority of the gaming audience can get all or nearly all the experiences they want by having a smart device and a 3DS (or for some, only one or the other), then why buy anything else?
 

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More pre-orders than Mario Kart 8, and the most pre-ordered game for Wii U so far, according to other retailers blogs. Yeah, it's going to flop hard.
I think it could well be the first (and maybe only one?) game to reach 1m without a bundle, in Japan.