Media Create Sales: Week 50, 2013 (Dec 09 - Dec 15)

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Dec 17, 2011
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Judging by that amazon list I'm guessing the wii u is going to continue to have a fairly strong Christmas. Consider how adverse Japan is to console in comparison to the rest of the world and wii u is seemingly not getting those sorts of bumps there, I imagine this is entire off the back of a strong marketing campaign, strength of brand due to 3DS and lack of competition, in the console space.

I'm still not even quite sure Sony decided completely Japan despite launching in many countries in Asia, Can't see how it won't bite them in the ass next year.
 
Jul 27, 2012
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Didn't Monster Hunter: Frontier G release for the Wii U this week? I remember that the PS3 version did like 18K or something. Didn't the Wii U version chart at all or is it only available digitally?
 

Mpl90

Two copies sold? That's not a bomb guys, stop trolling!!!
Mar 10, 2011
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In two months, PS4 will be launched, but how other recent console launches did on Comgnet? What ratio between actual sales and pts characterized them?

Comgnet store chain hystorical corner v.s. real sales (MediaCreate)

PS3

Final preorders for games in top 20

[PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight - 114pt
[PS3] Ridge Racer 7 - 82pt

Real first week sales

9. (PS3) Ridge Racer 7 - Bandai Namco - 21,655 - NEW
10. (PS3) Gundam: sales Target not in Sight - Bandai Namco - 21,310 - NEW

Wii

Final preorders for games in top 20

[Wii] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - 418pt
[Wii] Wii Sports - 275pt
[Wii] Wii Play - 261pt
[Wii] WarioWare Smooth Moves - 136pt

Real first week sales

2. (Wii, Nintendo) Wii Sports - 176,167 / NEW
3. (Wii, Nintendo) Wii Play - 174,297 / NEW
4. (Wii, Nintendo) Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - 139,011 / NEW
9. (Wii, Nintendo) Wario Ware: Smooth Moves - 63,954 / NEW

3DS

Final preorders for games in top 20

[3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracles - 189pt
[3DS] Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition - 61pt
[3DS] Samurai Warriors Chronicle - 58pt
[3DS] Nintendogs + cats: Shiba & New Friends (one of the three SKUs)- 40pt
[3DS] Ridge Racer 3D - 37pt
[3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D - 32pt

Real first week sales

03. / 00. [3DS] Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (Level 5) {2011.02.26} - 119.591 / NEW
05. / 00. [3DS] Nintendogs + Cats (French Bulldog, Shiba, Toy Poodle & New Friends) (Nintendo) {2011.02.26} - 64.213 / NEW
06. / 00. [3DS] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles (Koei Tecmo) {2011.02.26} - 49.327 / NEW
07. / 00. [3DS] Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom) {2011.02.26} - 44.649 / NEW
08. / 00. [3DS] Ridge Racer 3D (Bandai Namco) {2011.02.26} - 38.226 / NEW
15. / 00. [3DS] Winning Eleven 3DSoccer (Konami) {2011.02.26} - 24.556 / NEW

Vita

Final preorders for games in top 20

[PSV] Hot Shots Golf 6 - 59pt
[PSV] Uncharted: Golden Abyss - 45pt
[PSV] Disgaea 3 Return - 34pt
[PSV] Dinasty Warriors Next - 33pt

Real first week sales

07./00. [PSV] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational <SPT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2011.12.17} (¥4.980) - 61.412 / NEW
08./00. [PSV] Uncharted: Golden Abyss <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2011.12.17} (¥5.980) - 48.224 / NEW
18./00. [PSV] Dynasty Warriors Next <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2011.12.17} (¥6.090) - 29.181 / NEW
19./00. [PSV] Lord of Apocalypse <RPG> (Square Enix) {2011.12.17} (¥5.980) - 28.742 / NEW
22./00. [PSV] Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2011.12.17} (¥6.090) - lower than 28.406

Wii U

Final preorders for games in top 20

[Wii U] New Super Mario Bros. U - 200pt
[Wii U] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (solo copy, not the bundle, that represented 25% of overall Wii U first week sales - so, around 80k of MH3U bundles sold ) - 75pt
[Wii U] Nintendo Land - 54pt

Real first week sales

02./00. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) - 163.528 / NEW
04./00. [WIU] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate # <ACT> (Capcom) {2012.12.08} (¥4.800) - 106.388 / NEW
06./00. [WIU] Nintendo Land <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥4.935) - 72.121 / NEW

So...what does this demonstrate?
Simple: the ratios between actual sales and pts have been much, much lower in basically all the last launches than usualy. Probably, this is because launches are when "core" audiences are more present than any other, and they are the ones preorderding the most.

Strangely, Vita launch preorders kind of revert this trend
 
May 24, 2013
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Persona 4 Golden worldwide shipped more than that on Vita alone. I know Square has destroyed Final Fantasy with XIII but I'd say it'll do pretty good.
Persona 4 Golden is an exclusive to the Vita vs FFX & FFX-2 being on the PS3 and Vita. The Vita version is more expensive, and you'll have to download FFX-2 if you buy that bundle vs getting both on disc on PS3.
 
Nov 28, 2012
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Persona 4 Golden is an exclusive to the Vita vs FFX & FFX-2 being on the PS3 and Vita. The Vita version is more expensive, and you'll have to download FFX-2 if you buy that bundle vs getting both on disc on PS3.
In japan X-2 is getting a physical release and the bundle of X & X-2 costs the same as ps3 version.
 
Nov 20, 2011
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Judging by that amazon list I'm guessing the wii u is going to continue to have a fairly strong Christmas. Consider how adverse Japan is to console in comparison to the rest of the world and wii u is seemingly not getting those sorts of bumps there, I imagine this is entire off the back of a strong marketing campaign, strength of brand due to 3DS and lack of competition, in the console space.

I'm still not even quite sure Sony decided completely Japan despite launching in many countries in Asia, Can't see how it won't bite them in the ass next year.
I think the WiiU bump has a lot to do with a combination of the new Bundles increasing perceived value to customers and the release of Mario 3D World. Obviously the Holidays helped massively aswell but if Nintendo could get WiiU up to a new baseline of 20 - 25k per week I'm sure they would be delighted considering it was selling 3-5k per week just a few weeks ago.

25k per week is around 1.5 million consoles per year if you add on a few weeks of Holiday bumps. If WiiU sold 9 million units in Japan in it's lifetime I think Nintendo would be absolutely delighted.
 
Aug 7, 2011
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If WiiU sold 9 million units in Japan in it's lifetime I think Nintendo would be absolutely delighted.
9 million would be amazing (keep in mind the Wii has sold 12.7mil in Japan), but at the rate it is going it will be lucky to hit 4 million before it is discontinued. Gamecube sold 4 million in Japan.
 
Nov 20, 2011
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Donkey Kong 2/13. Bet we see Mario Kart end of March.
Will Nintendo not be desperate to get MK out at the start of March Worldwide so the hardware bump from it is part of the years financial results ?.

If Iwata wants to get a lot closer to his insane hardware predictions I imagine he would want MK out for at least a couple of weeks so he could say 'hardware sales have risen by xxx% since the release of the highly anticipated MK8' at the end of year financial meeting.
 
Aug 25, 2013
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I think the WiiU bump has a lot to do with a combination of the new Bundles increasing perceived value to customers and the release of Mario 3D World. Obviously the Holidays helped massively aswell but if Nintendo could get WiiU up to a new baseline of 20 - 25k per week I'm sure they would be delighted considering it was selling 3-5k per week just a few weeks ago.

25k per week is around 1.5 million consoles per year if you add on a few weeks of Holiday bumps. If WiiU sold 9 million units in Japan in it's lifetime I think Nintendo would be absolutely delighted.
yeah no kidding, if Nintendo were to pull that kind of miracle it could very well outsell the PS4 in Japan depending on how its sales turn out
.....don't count on that happening though
 
Mar 19, 2009
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Didn't Monster Hunter: Frontier G release for the Wii U this week? I remember that the PS3 version did like 18K or something. Didn't the Wii U version chart at all or is it only available digitally?
Oh, Monster Hunter Frontier G was released at retail for Wii U on December 11th. I'd say it got Wii U'd but it's MHF. The Vita version is going to have some hilarious sales.
 
May 24, 2012
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Didn't Monster Hunter: Frontier G release for the Wii U this week? I remember that the PS3 version did like 18K or something. Didn't the Wii U version chart at all or is it only available digitally?
According to Dengeki, Monster Hunter Frontier G: Beginner's Package for Wii U sold fewer than 5,128 copies in its debut week.
 
May 24, 2012
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[B][U]Comgnet Software Sales Rankings: Week 51, 2013 (Dec 16 - Dec 22)[/U][/B]

1. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z &#8211; 408pt
[b]2. [PS3] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam &#8211; 314pt[/b]
[b]3. [PS3] Drakengard 3 &#8211; 262pt[/b]
4. [3DS] Pokémon X &#8211; 109pt
5. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World &#8211; 104pt
6. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 &#8211; 100pt
7. [3DS] Pokémon Y &#8211; 94pt
[b]8. [PSV] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam &#8211; 75pt[/b]
9. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life &#8211; 68pt
10. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 &#8211; 65pt
11. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! &#8211; 63pt
12. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life &#8211; 56pt
13. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind &#8211; 52pt
14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf &#8211; 46pt
15. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 &#8211; 46pt
16. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess &#8211; 45pt
[b]17. [PSV] Gekijouban Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram (Limited Box) &#8211; 43pt[/b]
18. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 &#8211; 43pt
19. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red &#8211; 43pt
20. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (Puku Petit Pack) &#8211; 37pt
[B]* New releases are in bold
* 1 pt = 1 sale
3DS - 15
PS3 - 2
PSV - 2
WIU - 1[/B]
No Tsutaya yet, but I'll post it when it releases.
 
May 24, 2012
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Seems like another crazy 3DS week

How did previous Drakengard games perform?
Drakengard Series Comparison:

Drakengard (PS2):
September 11th, 2003
Famitsu Sales: 131,629 Opening Week, 241,014 LTD

Drakengard 2 (PS2):
June 16th, 2005
Famitsu Sales: 138,052 Opening Week, 203,336 LTD

NieR Replicant (PS3):
April 22nd, 2010
Comgnet Sales: 133pt (April 19th, 2010 - April 25th, 2010)
Famitsu Sales: 64,818 Opening Week, 134,015 LTD

NieR Gestalt (360):
April 22nd, 2010
Comgnet Sales: 26pt (April 19th, 2010 - April 25th, 2010)
Famitsu Sales: 12,783 Opening Week, 21,127 LTD

Drakengard 3 (PS3):
December 19th, 2013
Comgnet Sales: 262pt (December 16th, 2013 - December 22nd, 2013)
 
Aug 3, 2009
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Moga Village
COMGNET: Title - Last Week - This Week

Pokémon X - 91 -> 109

Mario 3D World - 82 -> 104

Monster Hunter 4 - 56 -> 100

Pokémon Y - 74 -> 94

Disney Castle - 40 -> 68

Mirai 2 (Limited Edition) - 29 -> 65

Battle For Money - 32 -> 63

Tomodachi Collection - less than 21 -> 56

Animal Crossing - 23 -> 46

New Mario 2 - less than 21 -> 46

Mario Kart 7 - 27 -> 43

One Piece Red - 33 -> 43

Mirai 2 - less than 21 -> 37

omg mirai reach for the stars
 
May 24, 2012
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[B][U]Tsutaya Software Sales Rankings: Week 51, 2013 (Dec 16 - Dec 22)[/U][/B]

1./1. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z
[b]2./NEW [PS3] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam[/b]
[b]3./NEW [PS3] Drakengard 3[/b]
[b]4./NEW [PSV] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam[/b]
5./6. [3DS] Pokémon X
6./7. [3DS] Pokémon Y
7./8. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World
8./4. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind
9./2. [PS3] Nobunaga's Ambition: Creativity
10./9. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4
11./3. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 (Limited Edition Box -15th Anniversary-)
[b]12./NEW [PSV] Gekijouban Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram[/b]
13./26. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life
14./10. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014
15./16. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red
16./21. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess
17./5. [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts (Dubbed)
18./28. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
19./31. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life
20./30. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle!
[b]* New releases are in bold
3DS - 11
PS3 - 6
PSV - 2
WIU - 1[/b]

Code:
[B][U]Comgnet Software Sales Rankings: Week 51, 2013 (Dec 16 - Dec 22)[/U][/B]

1. [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z &#8211; 408pt
[b]2. [PS3] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam &#8211; 314pt[/b]
[b]3. [PS3] Drakengard 3 &#8211; 262pt[/b]
4. [3DS] Pokémon X &#8211; 109pt
5. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World &#8211; 104pt
6. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 &#8211; 100pt
7. [3DS] Pokémon Y &#8211; 94pt
[b]8. [PSV] New Dynasty Warriors: Gundam &#8211; 75pt[/b]
9. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life &#8211; 68pt
10. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 &#8211; 65pt
11. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! &#8211; 63pt
12. [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life &#8211; 56pt
13. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind &#8211; 52pt
14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf &#8211; 46pt
15. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 &#8211; 46pt
16. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess &#8211; 45pt
[b]17. [PSV] Gekijouban Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram (Limited Box) &#8211; 43pt[/b]
18. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 &#8211; 43pt
19. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red &#8211; 43pt
20. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 (Puku Petit Pack) &#8211; 37pt
[B]* New releases are in bold
* 1 pt = 1 sale
3DS - 15
PS3 - 2
PSV - 2
WIU - 1[/B]

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[B][U]New releases not present in either Top 20:[/U]

[3DS] Metal Fight Beyblade: 4D x Zero-G Ultimate Tournament
[3DS] Metal Fight Beyblade: 4D x Zero-G Ultimate Tournament (Bundle)
[3DS] High School D×D
[3DS] High School D×D (Limited Edition)
[3DS] Kitten Album: My Little Cat
[3DS] Oshaberi Usagi: Mecha Kawa Oshare Collection
[3DS] Boku wa Koukuu Kanseikan: Airport Hero 3D - Shin Chitose with Jal

[PSV] Diabolik Lovers: Limited V Edition
[PSV] Diabolik Lovers: Limited V Edition (Limited Edition)
[PSV] Amnesia: V Edition
[PSV] Amnesia: V Edition (PlayStation Vita Otomate Special Pack Limited Edition)
[PSV] Hakuoki: Kyouka Roku
[PSV] Injustice: Gods Among Us
[PSV] Ecstasy Wafter: Converted Edition
[PSV] Nihon Pro Mahjong Renmei Kounin: Motto 20-Bai! Mahjong ga Kyou Kunaru Houhou - Hatsu Chuukyuusha Hen
[PSV] Nihon Pro Mahjong Renmei Kounin: Tokoton Mahjong! Joryuu Pro ni Chousen! Tetsuman Megami Special
[PSV] Ninja Gaiden &#931; Plus (Koei Tecmo the Best)
[PSV] Ninja Gaiden &#931; 2 Plus (Koei Tecmo the Best)
[PSV] Dead or Alive 5+ (Koei Tecmo the Best)

[PSP] Taishou Onitan
[PSP] Taishou Onitan (Deluxe Edition)
[PSP] Ore no Kanojo no Uraomote: Pure Sweet Heart
[PSP] Ore no Kanojo no Uraomote: Pure Sweet Heart (Limited Edition)
[PSP] Getsuei no Kusari: Kouran Moratorium
[PSP] La Corda d'Oro Box Selection: 10th Anniversary
[PSP] Nobunaga's Ambition: Soutensoku with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo the Best)

[PS3] FIFA 14: Bonus Edition
[PS3] BandFuse: Rock Legends

[360] Shooting Love. Collection
[360] BandFuse: Rock Legends[/B]

For the people who aren't regulars in Media Create threads:

What is Tsutaya?
Tsutaya is a major retailer with 1,442 retail stores (610 that sell new games) all across Japan.

What is Comgnet?
Comgnet is the website for the retailer "COMG!" that has 17 retail stores across the Niigata Prefecture in Japan.

Why post these rankings?
They are released three days before Media Create + Famitsu + Dengeki give us nationwide sales, so we get a general indication of how well the games will perform relative to their competition.

How accurate is Tsutaya compared to nationwide retail tracking services?
It's large enough that it gives a very probable indication of future sales rankings, but it's not large enough to be definitive.

How accurate was Tsutaya's rankings last week?
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01./NEW [3DS] PazuDora Z: Puzzle & Dragons Z [b]- #1 with Media Create (same ranking)[/b]
02./NEW [PS3] Nobunaga's Ambition: Creativity [b]- #4 with Media Create (2 places off)[/b]
03./01. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6 (Limited Edition Box -15th Anniversary-) [b]- #7 with Media Create (4 places off)[/b]
04./02. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind [b]- #5 with Media Create (1 place off)[/b]
05./NEW [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts (Dubbed) [b]- #6 with Media Create (1 place off)[/b]
06./10. [3DS] Pokémon X [b]- N/A[/b]
07./12. [3DS] Pokémon Y [b]- N/A[/b]
08./11. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World [b]- #3 with Media Create (5 places off)[/b]
09./18. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 [b]- #9 with Media Create (same ranking)[/b]
10./13. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014 [b]- #16 with Media Create (6 places off)[/b]

Accuracy:
[list][*]Total deviation (excluding combined SKUs): 19 places
[*]Average ranking for Top 10: ~2.4 places different from Media Create
[*]70% of Media Create's Top 10 Rankings were directly reflected within Tsutaya's Top 10 rankings.
[*]2 rankings of Media Create's Top 10 Rankings don't count because Tsutaya decides rankings based on individual SKU sales while Media Create combines them
[*]Given this adjustment, 88% of Media Create's Top 10 Rankings were reflected within Tsutaya's Top 10 rankings[/list]
History:

Week 47: ~1.3 places different
Week 48: ~2.4 places different
Week 49: ~1.4 places different
Week 50: ~2.4 places different (70% unadjusted / 88% adjusted of MC Top 10 in Tsutaya Top 10)

Famitsu: ~3,600 stores
Media Create + Dengeki: >3,000 stores
Tsutaya: 610 stores
Comgnet: 17 stores

2013 Tsutaya + Comgnet Weekly Sales Archive
 

cw_sasuke

If all DLC came tied to $13 figurines, I'd consider all DLC to be free
Sep 9, 2006
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The PSP version is the reason why it's also on Vita in the first place - they probably would jumped onto the 3DS if it weren't for the extra sales.

Btw. Congrats at Puzzle vs. Dragon Z - hope Nintendo publishes in the West next year for a budget price.
 
Jun 27, 2013
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Yeah it probably just would have sold worse overall.
The PSP version is the reason why it's also on Vita in the first place - they probably would jumped onto the 3DS if it weren't for the extra sales.

Btw. Congrats at Puzzle vs. Dragon Z - hope Nintendo publishes in the West next year for a budget price.
I didn't really know about this. So the game was originally made for PSP then?
 
Jun 26, 2006
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COMGNET: Title - Last Week - This Week

Pokémon X - 91 -> 109

Mario 3D World - 82 -> 104

Monster Hunter 4 - 56 -> 100

Pokémon Y - 74 -> 94

Disney Castle - 40 -> 68

Mirai 2 (Limited Edition) - 29 -> 65

Battle For Money - 32 -> 63

Tomodachi Collection - less than 21 -> 56

Animal Crossing - 23 -> 46

New Mario 2 - less than 21 -> 46

Mario Kart 7 - 27 -> 43

One Piece Red - 33 -> 43

Mirai 2 - less than 21 -> 37

omg mirai reach for the stars
NSMB2's jump is impressive.
 
Mar 24, 2013
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I didn't really know about this. So the game was originally made for PSP then?
If I'm not mistaken, the PSP version was announced and started development first, and then the Vita version was announced.

Edit: iirc, at some point the Vita version became the "source" (is that the right term?) version. Both were released simultaneously though.

I don' think the Vita version would have sold more if exclusive though, since I guess most fans of the franchise already have a Vita.
 
Jul 6, 2012
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www.japanesenintendo.com
Another of my emails (thanks source!). Pull the arms off my Daisuki Teddy plush if shouldn't be posted.

Famitsu:

-the only Vita game in Top 50 is God Eater 2 (lol)
-Luigi's Mansion is at 950k units

-Pikmin 2 NPC (Wii) crossed the 200k mark and it's still in Top 50 (unlike Pikmin 3)

-MHFG is not in Top 50; it's less than 3k units

Shipment (for the previous week)

GT6 (PS3) <400k

MH4 (3DS) <4M

Pokemon X/Y (3DS) <4M

P&DZ (3DS) <700k

GTAV (360) <600k

Bombas of the week:

Kobito Zukan (3DS) <25%

HomeTown Story (3DS) <40%

Hatsune Miku The Best (PSV) >20%

Other bombas:

Taiko (WiiU) <35% (4th week)

Gaist Crusher (3DS) >15% (2nd week)

Mario & Sonic at Sochi 2014 (WiiU) <20% (2nd week)
 
Nov 1, 2005
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9 million would be amazing (keep in mind the Wii has sold 12.7mil in Japan), but at the rate it is going it will be lucky to hit 4 million before it is discontinued. Gamecube sold 4 million in Japan.
Um, forgive me if I'm mistaken, but I keep reading that the Wii U is now officially outpacing the PS3 at this point in the PS3's life in Japan. If that's true, the PS3 is at 9 million LTD so iit's not impossible with those statistics alone.
 

Aostia

El Capitan Todd
Sep 2, 2011
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Um, forgive me if I'm mistaken, but I keep reading that the Wii U is now officially outpacing the PS3 at this point in the PS3's life in Japan. If that's true, the PS3 is at 9 million LTD so iit's not impossible with those statistics alone.
depending on the alignement, it's slight ahead or behind the PS3
so it's not outpacing it. but it's similar

the main differences:
PS3 had a huge crazy price. Wii U isn't cheap as the Wii but the room for effective price cuts is way smaller than PS3
PS3 had tons of support for many reasons, while Wii U will struggle to release 1 game every Quarter (that would not be enougn in any case to sustain steady sales)

So: no way that the Wii U will have similar PS3 LTD numbers
 
Aug 7, 2011
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Um, forgive me if I'm mistaken, but I keep reading that the Wii U is now officially outpacing the PS3 at this point in the PS3's life in Japan. If that's true, the PS3 is at 9 million LTD so iit's not impossible with those statistics alone.
It is not impossible, but it is not impossible for me to go to the moon either. Better to think in terms of what is probable. Wii u selling anywhere near 9mil in japan ltd is definitely not probable at this point in time, unless they suddenly get a boatload of major 3rd party games and sustain that support for 7 years, as that was the fuel that propelled the ps3's sales, along with it being the only home console to play blurays (another thing the U cannot do).
 
Apr 26, 2013
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It is not impossible, but it is not impossible for me to go to the moon either. Better to think in terms of what is probable. Wii u selling anywhere near 9mil in japan ltd is definitely not probable at this point in time, unless they suddenly get a boatload of major 3rd party games and sustain that support for 7 years, as that was the fuel that propelled the ps3's sales, along with it being the only home console to play blurays (another thing the U cannot do).
if you got the funds..
 
Nov 1, 2005
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It is not impossible, but it is not impossible for me to go to the moon either. Better to think in terms of what is probable. Wii u selling anywhere near 9mil in japan ltd is definitely not probable at this point in time, unless they suddenly get a boatload of major 3rd party games and sustain that support for 7 years, as that was the fuel that propelled the ps3's sales, along with it being the only home console to play blurays (another thing the U cannot do).
Hey, you're the one who specifically mentioned "at this rate." Just got me thinking as to the recent news article I've read of Wii U surpassing PS3, which I thought was relevant to add. I don't think it will do 9 million either, but obviously things just as crazy happened last gen.

Sony had some early screw-ups with launch pricing, Nintendo had some early screw-ups with lack of software. I will say that Nintendo's problem is going to be harder to resolve though.