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Media Create Sales: Week 45, 2014 (Nov 03 - Nov 09)

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Didn't Super Light temporarily take #1 at some point.

Also White Cat Project is unique in that it doesn't have any stamina bars impeding playtime so hopefully it taking top honors inspires more games to do the same.
 
Didn't Super Light temporarily take #1 at some point.

Also White Cat Project is unique in that it doesn't have any stamina bars impeding playtime so hopefully it taking top honors inspires more games to do the same.
You're right, it looks like it was #1 on September 19th and September 20th, though it never returned there.

Dropping stamina is a great idea for games where they expect the player will actually be able to play several hours and not get bored, so they can monetize on engagement instead of through immediacy.

You sure love talking about mobile stats Nirolak! :p Is it because you love JP mobile gaming, or because of news and such?
A lot of Japanese mobile games are honestly terrible, but from a business perspective I actually find it the most interesting part of the Japanese industry currently because there are frequent shake-ups and market dynamics changes.

Something that's mostly stagnant and expected isn't nearly as interesting to follow.

I have played a couple I like, and one I really like (Terra Battle), but I wouldn't consider it my primary gaming interest by quite a bit.

Like, imagine if a new Yokai Watch type hits (either YW1 or YW2 depending on the game) came up 10-15 times a year, and some of them stayed around forever, while others quickly faded, and there were lots of other attempts at the crown that worked and didn't work to talk about on a regular basis. This is what the mobile part of the Japanese industry is like (and what the console/handheld part used to be like).

Has the Pokemon Company released the TCG app in Japan?

It does not appear so, but I could be wrong.
 

Moor-Angol

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Wii U vs. GC
Code:
week 100 - 1,943,371  /  2,324,476    -381,105
week 101 - 1,947,255  /  2,345,248    -397,993

Wii U next week has the long awaited MK8 bundle, but GC will have Symphonia in 2 weeks (30k, the 2nd and probably last time it sold more than PS2 back in the day)



PS3 vs. PS4
Code:
week 37 - 1,023,935  /   749,948     -273,987
week 38 - 1,062,257  /   759,324     -302,933

The following 3 weeks PS3 sold around 20k, the gap is becoming more wide.



PS4 vs. Wii U
Code:
week 37 -   749,948  /  1,037,436    -287,488
week 38 -   759,324  /  1,044,460    -285,136

Wii U went below 7k for the following 9 weeks, good chance for PS4 to shrink the gap a little.



3DS 2013 vs. 2014
Code:
week 43 - 3,778,525  /  2,104,756    -1,673,769
week 44 - 3,865,393  /  2,167,832    -1,697,561
week 45 - 3,939,648  /  2,239,091    -1,700,557

The following 3 weeks 3DS sold 74k, 61k, 71k.
 
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Everything looks to be 3DS for the rest of 2014. They've scraped up a pretty damn solid holiday line-up, with titles as mh4u, smash and ykw2 and the new hw model continuing to push hw as well
 

vinnygambini

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Hasn't this been posted yet?

Pokemon ORAS pre-orders has surpassed the million mark, it becomes the 2014 most pre-ordered game and it's in pace exceeding the previous game XY.

http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/957/957565/

Hmm had not seen this.

Good for the Pokemon Company; they are most likely experiencing a severe YoY drop (20-30%) in licensed merchandise revenues/royalties since Yokai Watch sudden popularity in Japan.

At least that's great news for them.

For those interested, the Pokemon Company in 2014 have been keen in targeting more overseas $ in order to offset such a sudden loss of revenue:

- Resurgence of popularity in India through new partnerships (http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/pokemon-scores-big-india-tv)
- Establishment of European Market Development team for a greater presence in licensing, retail, and brand in Europe (sales up YoY as such - http://www.toyworldmag.co.uk/news/2014/10/pokemon-tcg-sales-up-more-than-50-in-uk)
- Pokemon TCG App release on IOS for greater brand awareness, in the hopes of boosting TCG sets, and further down the line, by the end of the year hopefully, implement in-app purchases, and an advertising campaign to support it (soft-launch now in Canada).
- Streaming rights for anime & movies licensed to Hulu and Netflix, and TV broadcast providers (http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/miptv-pokemon-expands-animation-offerings)
- Greater licensing partnerships with Google, McDonalds, Adidas, etc. to drive-up sales in overseas subsidiaries, up in US & Canada (http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/29995.html, http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/29326.html)

The Pokemon Company in Japan have now a competitor not seen since Yu-Gi-Oh!, and they've been aggressive this year, more than I've ever seen from them.
 

wmlk

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Hmm had not seen this.

Good for the Pokemon Company; they are most likely experiencing a severe YoY drop (20-30%) in licensed merchandise revenues/royalties since Yokai Watch sudden popularity in Japan.

At least that's great news for them.

For those interested, the Pokemon Company in 2014 have been keen in targeting more overseas $ in order to offset such a sudden loss of revenue:

- Resurgence of popularity in India through new partnerships (http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/pokemon-scores-big-india-tv)
- Establishment of European Market Development team for a greater presence in licensing, retail, and brand in Europe (sales up YoY as such - http://www.toyworldmag.co.uk/news/2014/10/pokemon-tcg-sales-up-more-than-50-in-uk)
- Pokemon TCG App release on IOS for greater brand awareness, in the hopes of boosting TCG sets, and further down the line, by the end of the year hopefully, implement in-app purchases, and an advertising campaign to support it (soft-launch now in Canada).
- Streaming rights for anime & movies licensed to Hulu and Netflix, and TV broadcast providers (http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/miptv-pokemon-expands-animation-offerings)
- Greater licensing partnerships with Google, McDonalds, Adidas, etc. to drive-up sales in overseas subsidiaries, up in US & Canada (http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/29995.html, http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/29326.html)

The Pokemon Company in Japan have now a competitor not seen since Yu-Gi-Oh!, and they've been aggressive this year, more than I've ever seen from them.

You would assume that Yōkai Watch would hurt the Pokémon brand, but is there any evidence to it?
 

ZSaberLink

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You would assume that Yōkai Watch would hurt the Pokémon brand, but is there any evidence to it?

Well Pokemon X/Y are on their way to be the worst selling mainline Pokemon entries in Japan (though probably the best sellers on the 3DS, except perhaps Animal Crossing's insane legs), unlikely to sell 5M (probably stuck in the 4M range). The game also hasn't charted in the top 30 in a long while whereas the original YW and YW2 have been charting with no difficulty. Those are some signs I guess.
 

vinnygambini

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You would assume that Yōkai Watch would hurt the Pokémon brand, but is there any evidence to it?

- Yokai Watch has dethroned Pokemon in weekly TV ratings since early last year. Last week - http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/new...ation-tv-ranking-october-27-november-2/.80850
- McDonald's Japan have chosen to scrap their holiday plans to Yokai merchandise, as oppose to their yearly tradition of Pokemon calenders since 2007 - http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/11/...s-calendar-pokemon-fans-sob-into-their-fries/
- Bandai Namco attributes their upward revisions in their forecasts due to Yokai Watch merchandise as they hold the license for the property - http://www.bandainamco.co.jp/files/E383AAE383AAE383BCE382B9_E6A5ADE7B8BEE4BA88E683B3E.pdf

There's an abundance of hints that Pokemon merchandise has had decreased revenues/royalties comparatively to last year.
 

Opiate

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The only reason DQ on PS4 isn't a sure thing is that it breaks DQ's tradition of being on the best selling platform. Even if we exclude mobile -- which we really shouldn't, given how popular mobile platforms are in Japan -- PS4 is dwarfed by 3DS, and even outside that it's just not a popular console by any historical measure.

Of course, if everyone and their mother jumps on board (FF + DQ + MGS + RE etc. etc.) then third parties can sort of force adoption, but that's a sort of awkward way to go about it. It seems far more reasonable to simply go to the platforms consumers actually want, and not force them to buy a system they apparently aren't as interested in. They did that with Xbox 360, as well, and it just felt like they were trying to climb up a hill when it would have made far more sense to go the easy route and just make their games for the Wii.

With all that said, it seems pretty clear at this point DQ will be on the PS4, breaking the traditional "most popular platform" routine.
 

shinra-bansho

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I thought the tradition was just "whatever Yuji Horii wants."

I'm kind of curious about the back-story in terms of how he managed to swing such control over a relatively major franchise. I can't think of any other creators who have that level of IP control in terms of big publishing houses off the top of my head.
Well, I feel that 1.) he was making good business decisions anyway and 2.) Square Enix had so many strong selling games that moving around Dragon Quest (to where even? It went on logical platforms) that Horii didn't want to make the game on wasn't worthwhile given he was a major part of its success.
Oh, I'm not saying the platform choices weren't logical, well the current if it ends up being the PS4 doesn't really make much sense, unless S-E are trying to internationalize the franchise more or something; but more whether he actually has contractual/formal rights over the franchise somehow that grants his power or if it is just that they consider him key to its success.
 
I thought the tradition was just "whatever Yuji Horii wants."

I'm kind of curious about the back-story in terms of how he managed to swing such control over a relatively major franchise. I can't think of any other creators who have that level of IP control in terms of big publishing houses off the top of my head.
Well, I feel that 1.) he was making good business decisions anyway and 2.) Square Enix had so many strong selling games that moving around Dragon Quest (to where even? It went on logical platforms) that Horii didn't want to make the game on wasn't worthwhile given he was a major part of its success.
 

Takao

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megatonne:
http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20141113_675823.html

 

Moor-Angol

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You would assume that Yōkai Watch would hurt the Pokémon brand, but is there any evidence to it?

just come to Japan for 1 day and you'll understand



Bic Camera Ikebukuro is barely promoting MK8 bundle, at the entrance a good space is reserved to WE2015 and to the left side... Jinbanyan and the incoming YW2.5

at the games floor the situation is similar, Pokemon, YW, WE

but I saw an obachan buying the MK8 bundle :D
 

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Cross posted to the iOS thread, thanks Takao.

I wish the game would come out for the NDS (yep, not 3DS) too just so that I could be rockin' my paddle controller, that thing is awesome for Arkanoid, Puzzle Bubble and SI Extreme
 

hiska-kun

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This week's releases:

[PS4] [PS3] [XB1] [360] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Subtitled Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) (¥8.424)






[PS3] [PS4] [XB1] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 <SPT> (Konami) (¥8.208)




[PS3] [PSV] Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax <FTG> (Sega) (¥7.538)(¥6.663)


[WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Wii U Family Mario Kart 8 Set) <RCE> (Nintendo) (¥35.424)



[WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ACT> (Nintendo) (¥3.996)


[3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥6.145)


[PSV] PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Light Pink / White <H-W> (Sony Computer Entertainment) (¥20.498)


[XB1] Halo: The Master Chief Collection # <ACT> (Microsoft Game Studios) (¥6.372)
 

1st Course

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If anything DQ XI will be multiplatform. A big DQ exec at some point pretty much said it doesn't make sense for the series to remain on single platform.

I think it's very possible. Before the PC release of DQ10, the series's producer Yuu Miyake made a big deal about how the future of the series can't be just a single packaged product for one platform.
 

fredrancour

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Selling that idea to Level 5 would be like selling a boat in a desert.

"let us foot the entire bill" should in theory be enough if nintendo is desperate and willing ?or would an utter Yokai Watch U flop
heehee "watch you flop"
theoretically harm the brand somehow?
 

Mory Dunz

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"let us foot the entire bill" should in theory be enough if nintendo is desperate and willing ?or would an utter Yokai Watch U flop
heehee "watch you flop"
theoretically harm the brand somehow?

Well, time spent making that game (even if the bill is paid) is time/money wasted that could've been spent making Yokai 4.62, which would sell more.

EDIT:
I didn't mean to put a "." in Yokai 4.62. :)

jk
 

fredrancour

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Well, time spent making that game (even if the bill is paid) is time/money wasted that could've been spent making Yokai 4.62, which would sell more.

EDIT:
I didn't mean to put a "." in Yokai 4.62. :)

jk

Fair enough. I guess the price would be "foot the entire bill and find somebody to do most of the development work" then.
 

Pennywise83

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Wii U vs. GC
Code:
week 100 - 1,943,371  /  2,324,476    -381,105
week 101 - 1,947,255  /  2,345,248    -397,993

Wii U next week has the long awaited MK8 bundle, but GC will have Symphonia in 2 weeks (30k, the 2nd and probably last time it sold more than PS2 back in the day)



PS3 vs. PS4
Code:
week 37 - 1,023,935  /   749,948     -273,987
week 38 - 1,062,257  /   759,324     -302,933

The following 3 weeks PS3 sold around 20k, the gap is becoming more wide.



PS4 vs. Wii U
Code:
week 37 -   749,948  /  1,037,436    -287,488
week 38 -   759,324  /  1,044,460    -285,136

Wii U went below 7k for the following 9 weeks, good chance for PS4 to shrink the gap a little.



3DS 2013 vs. 2014
Code:
week 43 - 3,778,525  /  2,104,756    -1,673,769
week 44 - 3,865,393  /  2,167,832    -1,697,561
week 45 - 3,939,648  /  2,239,091    -1,700,557

The following 3 weeks 3DS sold 74k, 61k, 71k.

What about PSV 2013 vs 2014?
 

cw_sasuke

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If anything DQ XI will be multiplatform. A big DQ exec at some point pretty much said it doesn't make sense for the series to remain on single platform.

This doesnt mean that single DQ games can not be exclusive - just that the IP will be present on multiple system like consoles, handhelds and iOS. I mean look at DQX, they even put it on 3DS via streaming.

Leading up the Anniversary in 2016 we will probably get DQ Heroes, DQM Joker 3 (3DS), DQ Theatrhytm (3DS/Mobile), DQX hitting PS4/PS3, Remake of the first game, DQ XI (3DS) and DQXI HD (consoles).
 

1st Course

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Dengeki Sales: Week 45, 2014 (Nov 03 - Nov 09)

01./01. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4G (Capcom) {2014.10.11} - 54.089 / 2.145.717 (-36%)
02./02. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} - 23.439 / 1.730.599 (-13%)
03./05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Honke (Level Five) {2014.07.10} - 13.967 / 1.494.765 (-5%)
04./03. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014 (KONAMI) {2014.10.23} - 13.658 / 118.637 (-38%)
05./07. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso (Level Five) {2014.07.10} - 12.139 / 1.354.538 (-5%)
06./08. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014 (KONAMI) {2014.10.23} - 8.147 / 70.662 (-36%)
07./04. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} - 8.100 / 86.488 (-48%)
08./10. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.10.23} - 4.319 / 62.745 (-54%)
09./00. [3DS] The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2014.11.06} - 3.871 / NEW
10./11. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} - 3.482 / 69.188 (-59%)
11./00. [WIU] The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2014.11.06} - 3.135 / NEW
12./13. [PS4] Metro: Redux (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.10.30} - 2.983 / 8.048 (-41%)
13./21. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 2.939 / 720.893 (+12%)
14./09. [PS3] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!  (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.10.30} - 2.706 / 13.956 (-77%)
15./15. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX (Square Enix) {2014.10.02} - 2.561 / 131.050 (-33%)
16./16. [PSV] Chaos Ring III: Prequel Trilogy (Square Enix) {2014.10.16} - 2.539 / 26.644 (-30%)
17./25. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} - 2.539 / 3.703.811 (24%)
18./24. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} - 2.439 / 116.672 (14%)
19./23. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level Five) {2013.07.11} - 2.306 / 1.234.756 (-1%)
20./26. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.08.07} - 2.017 / 148.655 (-1%)
21./12. [PS4] Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (D3 Publisher) {2014.10.30} - 1.928 / 9.951 (-78%)
22./30. [3DS] Yoshi New Island (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} - 1.650 / 203.064 (12%)
23./34. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.06.26} - 1.624 / 191.389 (18%)
24./28. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} - 1.617 / 65.946 (+3%)
25./33. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} - 1.606 / 2.309.397 (+16%)
26./00. [PS4] The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2014.11.06} - 1.594 / NEW
27./17. [PSV] Super Hero Generation (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.10.23} - 1.561 / 20.564 (-56%)
28./29. [3DS] Nazotoki Battle Tore! Densetsu no Makyuu o Fukkatsu Saseyo! (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.10.02} - 1.417 / 20.493 (-8%)
29./06. [PSP] Gakuen K: Wonderful School Days (Idea Factory) {2014.10.30} - 1.408 / 15.796 (-90%)
30./32. [PS3] FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts) {2014.10.09} - 1.378 / 25.805 (-2%)
31./19. [PS3] Super Hero Generation (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.10.23} - 1.356 / 15.556 (-52%)
32./00. [PS3] The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2014.11.06} - 1.294 / NEW
33./14. [PSV] Grisaia no Meikyuu: Le Labyrinthe de la Grisaia (Prototype) {2014.10.30} - 1.185 / 5.068 (-69%)
34./27. [PS3] Destiny (SCE) {2014.09.11} - 1.111 / 100.404 (-34%)
35./35. [PSV] Trajectory II Legend of Heroes blende (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} - 1.022 / 109.315 (-23%)
36./41. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.04.24} - 1.022 / 267.696 (-6%)
37./53. [3DS] Mario Party Island Tour (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} - 1.011 / 436.723
38./39. [PS4] FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts) {2014.10.09} - 1.006 / 22.524 (-13%)
39./46. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} - 988 / 1.705.823 (9%)
40./43. [PS4] Destiny (SCE) {2014.09.11} - 967 / 122.920 (+0%)
41./38. [PSV] DanganRonpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.09.25} - 956 / 99.028 (-21%)
42./36. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 (SCE) {2013.12.05} - 933 / 394.319 (-27%)
43./00. [3DS] Cooking Mama: Watashi no Sweets Shop (Office Create) {2014.11.06} - 931 / NEW
44./47. [3DS] Pokemon X (Pokemon) {2013.10.12} - 925 / 2.218.909 (+2%)
45./45. [WIU] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven (Nintendo) {2014.09.27} - 894 / 35.427 (-1%)
46./37. [3DS] Forbidden Magna (Marvelous) {2014.10.02} - 878 / 35.438 (-28%)
47./59. [3DS] Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} - 872 / 615.310
48./56. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} - 871 / 554.459
49./50. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Dubbed Edition (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} - 844 / 10.289 (-1%)
50./58. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} - 824 / 2.199.260


TOP50

3DS 21
PS3 11
Vita 7
PS4 6
Wii U 4
PSP 1

TOP3/PLATFORM

[3DS] Monster Hunter 4G (Capcom) {2014.10.11} - 54.089 / 2.145.717 (-36%)
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} - 23.439 / 1.730.599 (-13%)
[3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Honke (Level Five) {2014.07.10} - 13.967 / 1.494.765 (-5%)

[PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014 (KONAMI) {2014.10.23} - 8.147 / 70.662 (-36%)
[PSV] Chaos Ring III: Prequel Trilogy (Square Enix) {2014.10.16} - 2.539 / 26.644 (-30%)
[PSV] Super Hero Generation (NAMCO BANDAI Games) {2014.10.23} - 1.561 / 20.564 (-56%)

[PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014 (KONAMI) {2014.10.23} - 13.658 / 118.637 (-38%)
[PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} - 8.100 / 86.488 (-48%)
[PS3] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.10.30} - 2.706 / 13.956 (-77%)

[PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks) {2014.10.23} - 3.482 / 69.188 (-59%)
[PS4] Metro: Redux (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.10.30} - 2.983 / 8.048 (-41%)
[PS4] Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (D3 Publisher) {2014.10.30} - 1.928 / 9.951 (-78%)

[WIU] The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2014.11.06} - 3.135 / NEW
[WIU] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} - 2.939 / 720.893 (+12%)
[WIU] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven (Nintendo) {2014.09.27} - 894 / 35.427 (-1%)

[XB1] TitanFall (Electronic Arts) {2014.09.04} - 377 / 30.206
[XB1] Metro: Redux (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.10.30} - 192 / 900
[XB1] Kinect Sports Rivals (Microsoft Japan) {2014.09.04} - 192 / 14.505

SOFTWARE

Code:
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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2014   | FY (%)  |
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| 3DS   | 163.312   | 54.40%   | 11.358.882 | 55.00%  |
| PS3   | 59.266    | 19.70%   | 3.287.247  | 15.90%  |
| Vita  | 34.253    | 11.40%   | 2.975.075  | 14.40%  |
| PS4   | 17.740    | 5.90%    | 848.669    | 4.10%   |
| Wii U | 15.154    | 5.00%    | 1.544.386  | 7.50%   |
| PSP   | 9.009     | 3.00%    | 543.807    | 2.60%   |
| XB1   | 1.368     | 0.50%    | 84.945     | 0.40%   |
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| Total | 300.102   | 100.00%  | 20.643.011 | 100.00% |
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HARDWARE

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| Model | This Week | Week (%) |  FY 2014  | FY (%)  |
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| 3DS   | 73.236    | 72.80%   | 1.493.531 | 53.50%  |
| PS4   | 9.324     | 9.30%    | 273.592   | 9.80%   |
| Vita  | 8.856     | 8.80%    | 478.983   | 17.10%  |
| Wii U | 4.244     | 4.20%    | 276.044   | 9.90%   |
| PS3   | 4.234     | 4.20%    | 192.956   | 6.90%   |
| XB1   | 600       | 0.60%    | 34.658    | 1.20%   |
| PSP   | 74        | 0.10%    | 43.814    | 1.60%   |
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| Total | 100.568   | 100.00%  | 2.793.578 | 100.00% |
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*FY 2014 refers to the period from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015

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

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Chris1964

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Hasn't this been posted yet?

Pokemon ORAS pre-orders has surpassed the million mark, it becomes the 2014 most pre-ordered game and it's in pace exceeding the previous game XY.

http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/957/957565/

If Pokemon Co. uses, like Nintendo, Media Create as their official tracker this is the situation with preorders.

Pokemon Preorders

Code:
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|  Wk |    B/W    |   B/W 2   |    X/Y    |   OR/&#913;S   |
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|  9  |           |           |   260.000 |   239.000 |          
|  8  |           |           |           |           |
|  7  |           |           |           |           |
|  6  |           |           |           |           |
|  5  |           |           |           |           |
|  4  | 1.080.000 |           |   985.000 |           |
|  3  |           |           | 1.102.000 |           |
|  2  |           |           | 1.260.000 |>1.000.000 |
|  1  |           |           | 1.559.000 |     ?     |
|  0  | 1.882.000 | 1.286.000 |     ?     |     ?     |
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PumpkinSpice

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Puyo Puyo Tetris is available on four region free platforms.

Yeah there's no reason not to just import a Japanese copy of the PS3 version, unless you really wanted to read that hot tetris storyline.

Game isn't that great BTW. Tetris vs Puyo Puyo just feels really unbalanced, and the mashup game doesn't work as well as you'd think. Me and my wife play a lot of Tetris and Puyo Puyo together so I thought this game would be perfect for us, but it just doesn't feel right.
 

Eolz

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Don't have a PS3, and don't really want to play it on Vita.
Will probably get it like this in the end, but it would have been way better to localize it. Not a huge effort.
 
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Yeah there's no reason not to just import a Japanese copy of the PS3 version, unless you really wanted to read that hot tetris storyline.

Game isn't that great BTW. Tetris vs Puyo Puyo just feels really unbalanced, and the mashup game doesn't work as well as you'd think. Me and my wife play a lot of Tetris and Puyo Puyo together so I thought this game would be perfect for us, but it just doesn't feel right.
Swap mode is theoretically symmetrically balanced although it comes with its own set of quirks.
 

L~A

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- Yokai Watch has dethroned Pokemon in weekly TV ratings since early last year. Last week - http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/new...ation-tv-ranking-october-27-november-2/.80850
- McDonald's Japan have chosen to scrap their holiday plans to Yokai merchandise, as oppose to their yearly tradition of Pokemon calenders since 2007 - http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/11/...s-calendar-pokemon-fans-sob-into-their-fries/
- Bandai Namco attributes their upward revisions in their forecasts due to Yokai Watch merchandise as they hold the license for the property - http://www.bandainamco.co.jp/files/E383AAE383AAE383BCE382B9_E6A5ADE7B8BEE4BA88E683B3E.pdf

There's an abundance of hints that Pokemon merchandise has had decreased revenues/royalties comparatively to last year.

1) TV ratings don't mean much. I've been looking at those for quite a while (even before the Youkai Watch anime started, actually), and while the Youkai Watch ratings have always been excellent, those for Pokémon XY have remained stable. I haven't seen any sudden drop due to YW. Besides, you can't really compared the two, as both shows don't air at the same time, and therefore aren't competing against the same stuff.

2) Yeah, I saw that McDonalds stuff, and thought 'Damn, TPC probably isn't very happy about that, ha ha'. Now to see how many years they're going to go with YW.

3) What does NB results have to do with Pokémon?

Honestly, it's too early to say anything about YW vs Pokémon for the time being, but it's clear TPC is going to have to get more aggressive in the future (bisonyes.gif). Though for the time being, Pokémon got a pretty major advantage: they're popular all around the world, whereas YW is pretty much a 100% japanese phenomenom for the moment (and still in the growing phase, with results à la booming start-up).

If Pokemon Co. uses, like Nintendo, Media Create as their official tracker this is the situation with preorders.

Pokemon Preorders

Code:
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|  Wk |    B/W    |   B/W 2   |    X/Y    |   OR/&#913;S   |
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|  9  |           |           |   260.000 |   239.000 |          
|  8  |           |           |           |           |
|  7  |           |           |           |           |
|  6  |           |           |           |           |
|  5  |           |           |           |           |
|  4  | 1.080.000 |           |   985.000 |           |
|  3  |           |           | 1.102.000 |           |
|  2  |           |           | 1.260.000 |>1.000.000 |
|  1  |           |           | 1.559.000 |     ?     |
|  0  | 1.882.000 | 1.286.000 |     ?     |     ?     |
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That's curious... Famitsu article about the 1m pre-orders states that pre-orders for OR/AS are > those for X/Y (they're actually quoting TPC, I believe).

I wonder what kind of PR twist we got to deal with here...
 

Moor-Angol

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No numbers? Has PSV sold more than 3DS in 2014? It seems not.

numbers you can find by yourself, it's in the OP and just use a calculator to subtract Vita YTD 2014 to YTD 2013

and you asked for Vita numbers and now you talk about "3DS selling more than Vita"...

we both know actually Vita YTD 2014 from 2013 are better (still positive numbers) than 3DS YTD 2014 from 2013 (very negative numbers), because that's what you asked in the beginning and that was the meaning of my answer
 

Mpl90

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Comgnet retail store chain: preorders stats / comparisons, as of November 13th, 2014

[NDS] Pokémon Black 2 / White 2 - 956pt + 832pt = 1,788pt *
[3DS] Pokémon X / Y - 875pt + 857pt = 1,732pt
[3DS] Pokémon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby - 693pt + 616pt + 90pt = 1,399pt

[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke - 313pt + 236pt = 549pt
[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Star Performer - 837pt

[PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 - 73pt
[PSV] Phantasy Star Nova - 98pt

[PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (subtitled version) - 324pt*
[PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts (subtitled version) - 233pt
[PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (subtitled version) - 98pt
[PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (subtitled version) - 35pt

[Wii U] Mario Kart 8 - 94pt
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 561pt
[Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 76pt + 32pt = 108pt

[PS3] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 75pt
[PSV] Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax - 63pt

[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl - 57pt
[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II: The Knight of Fafnir - 62pt

[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - 180pt*
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - 71pt
[PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 - 34pt

* = 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
 

Atram

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Comgnet retail store chain: preorders stats / comparisons, as of November 13th, 2014

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[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke - 313pt + 236pt = 549pt
[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Star Performer - 837pt

wait....the pre orders for the 3rd version are higher the from the 2 versions before? What maddness is this
 

theprodigy

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That's curious... Famitsu article about the 1m pre-orders states that pre-orders for OR/AS are > those for X/Y (they're actually quoting TPC, I believe).

I wonder what kind of PR twist we got to deal with here...

maybe the ORAS>XY preorders are about worldwide? I remember in Nintendo's report it was doing particularly better in Europe (lol)
 

L~A

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maybe the ORAS>XY preorders are about worldwide? I remember in Nintendo's report it was doing particularly better in Europe (lol)

Nah, it was Japan-only, they didn't mention the West at all.

Comgnet retail store chain: preorders stats / comparisons, as of November 13th, 2014

[NDS] Pokémon Black 2 / White 2 - 956pt + 832pt = 1,788pt *
[3DS] Pokémon X / Y - 875pt + 857pt = 1,732pt
[3DS] Pokémon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby - 693pt + 616pt + 90pt = 1,399pt

[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke - 313pt + 236pt = 549pt
[3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Star Performer - 837pt

[Wii U] Mario Kart 8 - 94pt
[3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 561pt
[Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 76pt + 32pt = 108pt

[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl - 57pt
[3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold II: The Knight of Fafnir - 62pt

What, YW2.5 got more pre-orders than both versions of YW2?! o_O
Good numbers for Smash, and release is still quite far away.
EOU2 seems to be doing well too.... really good news for Atlus :)
Pokémon is doing great, too.
 

mao2

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Is that new Shining PS3 game completely MIA at Mpl's favourite store?
It's in the pre-order ranking.
http://www.comgnet.com/ranking/
13. [PS3]&#12471;&#12515;&#12452;&#12491;&#12531;&#12464;&#12539;&#12524;&#12478;&#12490;&#12531;&#12473;(&#38480;&#23450;&#29256;) - 40pt
14. [PS3]&#12471;&#12515;&#12452;&#12491;&#12531;&#12464;&#12539;&#12524;&#12478;&#12490;&#12531;&#12473;(&#36890;&#24120;&#29256;) - 38pt

On a side note, I just noticed that Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax has way more points than One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X. Wonder how they'll translate to sales.
9. [PS3]&#38651;&#25731;&#25991;&#24235; FIGHTING CLIMAX - 75pt
10. [PSV]&#38651;&#25731;&#25991;&#24235; FIGHTING CLIMAX - 63pt

19. [3DS]&#12527;&#12531;&#12500;&#12540;&#12473; &#36229;&#12464;&#12521;&#12531;&#12489;&#12496;&#12488;&#12523;!X - 32pt