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Media Create Sales: Week 49, 2014 (Dec 01 - Dec 07)

Percy

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Obviously Smash Wii U was always going to have an awful debut when compared to the 3DS version... but even with that, I was expecting a little higher for such a huge title :/

Consoles ain't worth shit in Japan anymore.
 

sörine

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Nova's 2nd week drop seems worse than usual. We'll have to see how the holiday goes but at this rate it won't even reach 200k.

SWC3 debut is an epic bomb and GGXrd is pretty bad too.
 

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Media Create Sales: Week 49, 2014 (Dec 01 - Dec 07)

06./00. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2014.12.04} (¥7.538) - 27.278 / NEW

Famitsu Sales: Week 49, 2014 (Dec 01 - Dec 07)

04./00. [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2014.12.04} (¥7.538) - 34.068 / NEW <60-80%>


Japan really doesn't come out for Guilty Gear, eh?
Anybody have numbers for previous Guilty Gear console releases?

I can't imagine GG was ever doing Persona 4 Ultimate level numbers.
No one who seriously followed BB and Guilty Gear could expect this. The surprise is that these sales don't even compare with BB numbers. Apparently nothing has changed regarding Japan and Guilty Gear's sales relationship.
 

Mpl90

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Nintendo Made a good decision whenever they decided to use MC number for investors' reports!

Seriously, though, what the hell...and there's still something like...15,000 of difference between the two trarckers, just looking at New 3DS sales?
 

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sörine;142660726 said:
Nova's 2nd week drop seems worse than usual. We'll have to see how the holiday goes but at this rate it won't even reach 200k.

SWC3 debut is an epic bomb and GGXrd is pretty bad too.

10./02. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova <RPG> (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) - 19.833 / 127.147 (-82%)

Indeed. Bad drop. 200k should be a lock though.
 

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Evidently, there has to be a mistake with the old Nintendo 3DS model, maybe it is 8.846. The discrepancy for both New Nintendo 3DS models is the usual.

What were the sales for 3DS OG last week on Famitsu? Because Media Create already had tracked a bump in sales.
 

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They used to. XX did good numbers.
Will wait for receipts numbers.

Maybe losing a lot of classic characters hurt the game's sales. I don't know what else can explain this reaction to what is clearly one of the best looking fighting game sequels ever.
 

Mpl90

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I was expecting 300,000 for SSB as absolutel minimum :( not a bad debut, but quite disappointing for sure :(

Also, PS4 owners, GGXrd just 3.000 more than The Crew? Really? I know it's on PS3 ad well, but...really?
 
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Those WiiU numbers are shocking really. Biggest WiiU release coupled with the bundles and its selling half as well as last year. Not a good sign.
 

Chris1964

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(Media Create)

New Nintendo 3DS XL - 63.714
New Nintendo 3DS - 25.541

Nintendo 3DS XL - 17.319
Nintendo 3DS - 38.846

(Famitsu)

New Nintendo 3DS XL - 50.534
New Nintendo 3DS - 20.849

Nintendo 3DS XL - 14.643
Nintendo 3DS - 6.866

Evidently, there has to be a mistake with the old Nintendo 3DS model, maybe it is 8.846. The discrepancy for both New Nintendo 3DS models is the usual.

Last week had the same. Famitsu has problem with the tracking of old 3DS models, maybe some discounts are happening at retailers.
 

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Obviously Smash Wii U was always going to have an awful debut when compared to the 3DS version... but even with that, I was expecting a little higher for such a huge title :/

Consoles ain't worth shit in Japan anymore.

Hmmm..I don't know. I still think there's room for them in Japan. Just not in the traditional sense. Besides, the toxic nature of the WiiU is a fault here and it doesn't help that it's probably too expensive for many.
 

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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 |
| 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 |  79.217 |   642.981 |
| 46 |  70.102 |   840.938 |  65.201 |   708.182 |
| 47 |  84.506 |   925.444 |  88.653 |   796.835 |
| 48 | 108.373 | 1.033.817 | 106.517 |   903.352 |
| 49 | 125.269 | 1.159.086 | 145.420 | 1.048.772 |
| 50 | 181.556 | 1.340.642 |         |           | -> YW2: SU
| 51 | 232.600 | 1.573.242 |         |           |
| 52 | 201.703 | 1.774.945 |         |           |
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Busaiku

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Will wait for receipts numbers.

Maybe losing a lot of classic characters hurt the game's sales. I don't know what else can explain this reaction to what is clearly one of the best looking fighting game sequels ever.
XX was 86,853 from Famitsu.
Went on to do 147k.
 

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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 |
| 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 |  79.217 |   642.981 |
| 46 |  70.102 |   840.938 |  65.201 |   708.182 |
| 47 |  84.506 |   925.444 |  88.653 |   796.835 |
| 48 | 108.373 | 1.033.817 | 106.517 |   903.352 |
| 49 | 125.269 | 1.159.086 | 145.420 | 1.048.772 |
| 50 | 181.556 | 1.340.642 |         |           | -> YW2: SU
| 51 | 232.600 | 1.573.242 |         |           |
| 52 | 201.703 | 1.774.945 |         |           |
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Is this week YW 2.5 release?
 

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Mm, not really sure this is all that surprising either. Even after GG's release, BB has remained super popular in arcades over here.

At least as of Xrd's arcade release, the BB arcade scene is larger (and seems to skew much younger too).
If someone told you we had GGXX sprites for a decade and proceeded to show you Xrd there is no way you'd expect Xrd's sales to be so low. I don't believe it.
XX was 86,853 from Famitsu.
Went on to do 147k.
Thanks

Yeah, I don't even know what to say. It has to be the characters (or was the arcade release a huge mess?).
 

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3DS version was announced like, a year and a half before the Wii U was even released.

Even if the Wii U was a really successful console, Smash 3DS would've outsold Smash Wii U by a wiiide margin.

Nintendo knew that way before they launched the Wii U.
 

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10./00. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind - Chain <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.12.04} (¥5.378) - 19.172 / NEW <20-40%>

Pretty bad sell through, but solid sales.

Fantasy Life Link! ( Level 5 ) { 2013-07-25 } - 18,946 / 67,256
Bravely Default: For the Sequel ( Square Enix ) { 2013-12-05 } - 36,990 / 61,799
 
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Even if the Wii U was a really successful console, Smash 3DS would've outsold Smash Wii U by a wiiide margin.

Nintendo knew that way before they launched the Wii U.

Not necessarily, especially considering the 3DS wasn't selling so hot at the time.
 

sörine

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EO2 Untold also had an awful second week. Forget the series usual 130k, even 100k might be out of reach for it.
 

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Aikatsu! Cinderella Lesson -  9.019 / 142.603
Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess -  53.866 / 244.378
Aikatsu! 365 Nichi no Idol Days -  33.475

Movie is coming too and should help
 
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| 3DS # | 145.420 | 106.517 | 125.269 | 2.626.797 | 4.266.181 | 17.288.717 |

| 3DS # | 92.892 | 86.346 | 122.126 | 2.552.848 | 4.293.808 | 17.246.859 |

52.528 units discrepancy.

lol wtf
 

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Smash did well for a toxic WiiU. Price drop, Iwata!
If you can afford to that is...

If they do drop the price, expect it to happen not long before Golden Week – followed with bundles late in the year.

Here is why:
• Nintendo will hit their Wii U sales target for the FY by the end of Q1. They don't need to smash it – just to reach it. Therefore, they will not drop the price before April;
• In Japan, Nintendo has exhausted their bundling efforts for the type of audience they can reach at that price;
• During 2014, the 3DS had a large number of high profile releases, a hardware redesign, and a price drop. 2015 will be a weaker year for it;
• Nintendo has now released the majority of its best-selling franchises on Wii U (NSMB, Kart, Smash, 3d Mario, Wii Sports/Fit/Party) – they're already sitting on shelves. 2015 will be about moving this "evergreen" software;
• Although Nintendo has a fantastic lineup during 2015, most of these titles either have limited appeal, or are value-adding for existing hardware owners;
• As a side-note, console Zelda and Animal Crossing titles don't really push hardware in Japan, and one or both will likely launch at the very end of 2015.

Golden Week shows very similar sales to Christmas, and a price drop will be just the thing they need to bolster sales and lift the base number of weekly sales (if even slightly) for the remainder of the year.

Another possibility is a hardware redesign (cheaper components and/or no gamepad) at a reduced cost, but I imagine they'll probably just drop the price before they give it a facelift.
 

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If someone told you we had GGXX sprites for a decade and proceeded to show you Xrd there is no way you'd expect Xrd's sales to be so low. I don't believe it.
Pretty sure I said it wouldn't do as hot at least once in FGW once we knew the full roster.
You can't ignore the fandom side and expect success.
 

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I guess Smash would have sold like double or triple of these sales if the 3DS version did not exist or if the launch dates for both versions were switched around.

So it's a good decision for Nintendo to have the 3DS version.