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

Principate

Saint Titanfall
Dec 17, 2011
16,592
0
570
Even with these bumps I just don't see how WiiU can be turned around in Japan. 3DS gets all japanese heavy hitters, Vita gets niche otaku games and PS4 will get the big franchises that sell also in west. Then we have Nintendo that has showed that it has some major problems with HD development. After Smash bros and Mario Kart what is left that could move systems?
3rd party 3DS up ports would be the best bet if they can get them that is. It's pretty much how the Vita survived.
 

test_account

XP-39C²
Mar 22, 2007
23,613
2
1,000
Kinda shows the benefit of developing your IP's on smartphones. I feel like this is something most major devs aren't taking advantage of including nintendo. You don't have to release full games to take advantage of it either.
Good point.


Correct me if i'm wrong, but ND has never been about the "future", but about games that are about to be released in the coming months. So, no Fall 2014 games etc. The ND of today will most likely be about DKCTF and maybe MK8 for the Wii U and 3DS games.
Nintendo did have that big WiiU blowout on Nintendo Direct many months ago, where they announced many upcoming WiiU games (like X, a new Yoshi game and Fire Emblem VS Shin Megami Tensei). Its not usual that they do this in Nintendo Direct though, but it has happened.
 

gogogow

Member
Nov 10, 2004
8,464
0
0
Found it boring as fuck. Played for some days. The IAP bullshit and stamina system is... ugh.
Boring or not, opinions differ. And I actually think PAD has a pretty good microtransactions system in place. You don't have to buy any diamonds at all to enjoy the game unlike other mobile games. There's the stamina system, but it's also not a game where you spend hours and hours playing the game. And even then, they give you plenty of extra diamonds. If you really need to play you can always replenish your stamina with diamonds.
 

TheZjman

Banned
Sep 27, 2013
315
0
0
LM2 so close to a million. Do we have a list of current 3DS million sellers in JPN only for comparisons sake?
 

gogogow

Member
Nov 10, 2004
8,464
0
0
Huh, I really enjoy it. It's a clever twist on the usual match 3. Still, diff'rent strokes and all that.

I think Sony are fucking bonkers for letting it go to 3DS. Well, assuming they had any say in it, which they probably didn't.
I really thought it was going to Vita, was there some kind of rumour or sth? Don't really remember anymore.
 

Cosmonaut X

Member
Jun 5, 2006
9,603
0
0
Scotland
Correct me if i'm wrong, but ND has never been about the "future", but about games that are about to be released in the coming months. So, no Fall 2014 games etc. The ND of today will most likely be about DKCTF and maybe MK8 for the Wii U and 3DS games.
Nope, their last January Direct showed off games coming later in the year, and games still to be released even today.

Even showing owners that the first half of 2014 - through to the end of Spring, at least - is going to be a more satisfying proposition than the first half of 2013 goes some way toward what I'm hoping for.
 

Ratrat

Member
Dec 25, 2008
11,764
0
790
Maybe we'll see a mobile to 3DS trend? Very good P&D numbers, though expected.

Wii U is good but it'll just make the inevitable drop off that much more painful.
 

Coldnoodle

Member
Jan 2, 2012
33,167
0
0
Correct me if i'm wrong, but ND has never been about the "future", but about games that are about to be released in the coming months. So, no Fall 2014 games etc. The ND of today will most likely be about DKCTF and maybe MK8 for the Wii U and 3DS games.
Now to Spring 2014 titles though.

If they only have DKCTF and MK8 during that time period...
 

Maedhros

Member
Apr 16, 2010
6,678
0
0
Boring or not, opinions differ. And I actually think PAD has a pretty good microtransactions system in place. You don't have to buy any diamonds at all to enjoy the game unlike other mobile games. There's the stamina system, but it's also not a game where you spend hours and hours playing the game. And even then, they give you plenty of extra diamonds. If you really need to play you can always replenish your stamina with diamonds.
Dunno, I found the IAP just as abusive as many other hated smartphones games around here.

The idea behind the game was sound though. Maybe the 3DS version is actually better than the smartphone one.
 

urfe

Member
Dec 30, 2011
2,469
1
0
内房
Wii U as a failure is unprecedented, so I find it strange people can say this sudden rise is merely a holiday blip with confidence when the console is really bringing us into uncharted territory.

I think there's a good chance it continues to sell (relatively) well after Christmas.
 

Laughing Banana

Weeping Pickle
Jul 22, 2009
20,020
1
830
35
Bandung, Indonesia
Man... Puzzle and Dragon + 3DS is just like a one-two punch towards Sony, isn't it.

Glad to see everything that matters from 3DS to WiiU to Vita all enjoy a raise though, even if the latter is not that significant but still!
 

Celine

Member
Oct 4, 2009
12,564
8
710
P&DZ is already the fifth best selling third party game on 3DS after a couple of DQ and MH games.
 

redcrayon

Member
Dec 5, 2011
11,417
3
0
Maybe we'll see a mobile to 3DS trend? Very good P&D numbers, though expected.
I don't know, it's a pretty good crossover between the appeal in this specific case- match 3, short burst gameplay works well on mobile, cute RPGs with dungeons work well on 3DS.

I agree with what AdventureRacing said upthread- the best example it gives is of using the mobile market as a low-risk testing ground for new ideas that you can then continue to develop both there and on other platforms. P&D is a very rare example of a breakout hit.
 

vinnygambini

Why are strippers at the U.N. bad when they're great at strip clubs???
Aug 7, 2013
8,548
0
0
Nintendo holiday bump in action :)

Puzzle & Dragons had a great opening week! Wii U numbers on the rise but 3DS a little low; hopefully 5million by year-end is reachable.

On a side note, I'm glad Super Mario 3DWorld is selling steadily - the game is a gem.
 

test_account

XP-39C²
Mar 22, 2007
23,613
2
1,000
Wii U as a failure is unprecedented, so I find it strange people can say this sudden rise is merely a holiday blip with confidence when the console is really bringing us into uncharted territory.

I think there's a good chance it continues to sell (relatively) well after Christmas.
It really depends on what games it will have. It needs new games to keep the momentum going, especially in non-holiday times.
 

wrowa

Member
Jul 26, 2006
14,351
0
1,040
Germany
Nope, their last January Direct showed off games coming later in the year, and games still to be released even today.

Even showing owners that the first half of 2014 - through to the end of Spring, at least - is going to be a more satisfying proposition than the first half of 2013 goes some way toward what I'm hoping for.
Last January's Direct was announced as a special Direct looking at future Wii U games, though. This time around it's just your normal "Let's look at the line-up of the next three months."
 

SmokyDave

Member
Dec 8, 2008
35,663
33
825
England
Dunno, I found the IAP just as abusive as many other hated smartphones games around here.

The idea behind the game was sound though. Maybe the 3DS version is actually better than the smartphone one.
I play it daily and I haven't paid a penny. I very rarely run out of stamina, and if I do I've always got magic stones to hand anyway. Stamina replenishes in full when you level up too which always seems to happen just when I want it to. I've played much, much worse as far as IAP goes.

I don't know if I'm getting lucky because I log in every day (which gets you bonuses), but I've never felt the need to open my wallet.

Software sells hardware. We will get the answer to your question in 33 minutes. ;)
Yet the PS4 broke all kinds of records on the back of... Killzone?
 

Sammy Samusu

Member
Aug 3, 2009
19,285
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0
Moga Village
[3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) - 35.660 / 3.206.695 <80-100%> (+39%)
[3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red # <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.980) - 17.661 / 136.950 <40-60%> (+13%)
[WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480) - 14.650 / 47.911 <20-40%> (+83%)
[3DS] Youkai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) - 10.385 / 244.456 <80-100%>

 

Apophis2036

Banned
Nov 20, 2011
2,239
0
0
Atlanta
The power of the little plumber is still strong !

Lol at my prediction of WiiU outselling 3DS ;-).

3DS can now outsell last years total but just ?.
 

Some Nobody

Junior Member
Aug 8, 2013
7,487
2
365
Wii U as a failure is unprecedented, so I find it strange people can say this sudden rise is merely a holiday blip with confidence when the console is really bringing us into uncharted territory.

I think there's a good chance it continues to sell (relatively) well after Christmas.
I think software moves hardware. So depending on how Japan feels about DKC and MK8, that will probably help them keep momentum going.

The REAL question is what's happening Stateside and in Europe.
 

urfe

Member
Dec 30, 2011
2,469
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The Wii U software discrepancy between MC and Famitsu is quite strange.
Famitsu includes bundled games, Media Create doesn't.

Wii Party U and NSMBU are bundled with the Wii U.

edit: beaten :(

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I think software moves hardware. So depending on how Japan feels about DKC and MK8, that will probably help them keep momentum going.

The REAL question is what's happening Stateside and in Europe.
This is an unconventional opinion, but I think the software is already there, and what the Wii U needs is marketing good word of mouth. When I'm at the store these days, there's kids showing their parents the system, and it looks like marketing has got kids bringing their parents down, and all that.

Seriously, the Wii U bundle plus 3D World is all most families will need for years, no?