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Media Create Sales: Week 7, 2014 (Feb 10 - Feb 16)

CassSept

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What a bomb. 35k first week and barely any effect on WiiU sales. And it's over 3 months until next major release. This thing has cratered completely.
 

NeonZ

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What does this even mean?
Most mainstream Nintendo characters are already in Smash. A simple graphic update and some engine tweaks hardly would become an explosive seller or make people pick up the Wii U for it. The game needs new features, modes and such, and yet that doesn't seem to be the focus at all this time, which is going to be a big mistake, IMO.

Don't forget that there's the 3ds version too. If the game really doesn't add actual new features and modes, most people likely will just pick up the 3ds game, rather than buying a console for it. And, even so, I doubt the sales will approach previous entries.
 

ec0ec0

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Better cancel this threads until Mario kart 8 release... because the wiiu sales numbers that "may" be coming :,(
 

duckroll

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What a bomb. 35k first week and barely any effect on WiiU sales. And it's over 3 months until next major release. This thing has cratered completely.
I don't think it would be fair to say the WiiU cratered. More like... stillborn. Lol.
 
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Wow... I mean I wasn't expecting DK to save the Wii U but those numbers are terrible... I wonder how low the Wii U will go over the next couple months with nothing of note (retail wise) releasing until MK.
 

BlackJace

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Most mainstream Nintendo characters are already in Smash. A simple graphic update and some engine tweaks hardly would become an explosive seller or make people pick up the Wii U for it. The game needs new features, modes and such, and yet that doesn't seem to be the focus at all this time, which is going to be a big mistake, IMO.

Don't forget that there's the 3ds version too.
Because content has always been a problem for Smash.
 

Oersted

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While we are at it, what is Magi?

I don't see Smash Bros doing anything anymore if it's just a lazy update like what has been marketed up to now. It'll be just another big drop.

It's insane that the game with the least amount of relevant mainstream characters to be introduced seems to be entirely focusing on the fighting engine and character reveals, with no focus on the game's content at all so far. But, I guess it's business as usual for current Nintendo, which seems to be in their own little world.
Missed chance to use the word rehash.
 

rokero

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I don't see Smash Bros doing anything anymore if it's just a lazy update like what has been marketed up to now. It'll be just another big drop.

It's insane that the game with the least amount of relevant mainstream characters to be introduced seems to be entirely focusing on the fighting engine and character reveals, with no focus on the game's content at all so far. But, I guess it's business as usual for current Nintendo, which seems to be in their own little world.
most of the game details are still under wraps
 

vicissitudes

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It's funny, last year people were saying wait for the software to come, yet with every major release the Wii U is looking MORE dead.
 

NeonZ

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Because content has always been a problem for Smash.
That's exactly the problem I see here. 64 to Melee was a big jump. Melee to Brawl was another big jump. And yet this time they don't seem to be focusing on that at all. It's a change of focus that will likely just kill the Wii U version. The 3ds version should do fine, since it doesn't need to be a system seller, but I don't think it'll do as well as previous entries either if all the promotion for the game so far hasn't been misleading.
 

Chris1964

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Famitsu Sales: Week 7, 2014 (Feb 10 - Feb 16)

01./01. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) - 108.650 / 545.727 <80-100%> (-75%)
02./00. [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} (¥5.985) - 43.301 / NEW <40-60%>
03./05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) - 31.831 / 431.276 <80-100%> (+33%)
04./03. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) - 25.563 / 472.542 <80-100%> (-11%)
05./00. [3DS] A-Train 3D <SLG> (Artdink) {2014.02.13} (¥6.090) - 22.814 / NEW <60-80%>
06./00. [3DS] Magi: A New World <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.13} (¥5.980) - 15.684 / NEW <40-60%>
07./02. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) - 14.400 / 56.496 <60-80%> (-66%)
08./04. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) - 14.045 / 307.028 <80-100%> (-47%)
09./06. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) - 13.371 / 1.297.580 <80-100%> (-7%)
10./10. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) - 12.702 / 4.272.012 <80-100%> (+1%)
11./15. [WIU] Wii Party U # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.10.31} (¥4.935) - 8.312 / 645.055 <80-100%> (+23%)
12./11. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.01.23} (¥6.990) - 8.169 / 211.516 <80-100%> (-32%)
13./09. [PS3] Diablo III <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980) - 8.008 / 59.819 <80-100%> (-40%)
14./18. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.12.08} (¥5.985) - 7.359 / 1.072.791 <80-100%> (+27%)
15./16. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090) - 5.843 / 219.652 <80-100%> (-9%)
16./26. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980) - 5.747 / 296.937 <80-100%> (+30%)
17./24. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770) - 5.444 / 665.125 <80-100%> (+13%)
18./20. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985) - 5.222 / 525.802 <80-100%> (-4%)
19./07. [PSV] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.02.06} (¥2.980) - 5.186 / 19.160 <60-80%> (-63%)
20./23. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990) - 5.088 / 3.400.176 <80-100%> (-1%)
21./17. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) - 5.003 / 379.748 <80-100%> (-18%)
22./28. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.12.05} (¥5.500) - 4.828 / 227.785 <60-80%> (+29%)
23./25. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) - 4.821 / 4.086.619 <80-100%> (+4%)
24./08. [PSV] Super Heroine Chronicle <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.06} (¥7.480) - 4.527 / 18.365 <80-100%> (-67%)
25./12. [PS3] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) - 4.485 / 16.348 <60-80%> (-62%)
26./22. [PS3] Saints Row IV <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.01.23} (¥5.980) - 3.497 / 57.374 <80-100%> (-33%)
27./19. [PSV] Disgaea 4 Return <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.01.30} (¥6.729) - 3.420 / 39.016 <80-100%> (-40%)
28./13. [PSV] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) - 3.283 / 13.022 <40-60%> (-66%)
29./27. [WIU] Wii Fit U # <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.02.01} (¥5.985) - 3.169 / 93.867 <40-60%> (-19%)
30./14. [PS3] Super Heroine Chronicle <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.06} (¥8.480) - 2.733 / 11.306 <60-80%> (-68%)

Top 30

3DS - 14
PS3 - 7
WIU - 5
PSV - 4

HARDWARE
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|System | This Week  | Last Week  | Last Year  |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
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| 3DS # |     41.012 |     49.119 |    101.940 |    472.521 |    906.485 |  15.166.532 |
| PSV # |     17.231 |     16.544 |      7.401 |    220.858 |     81.351 |   2.495.997 |
|  PS3  |     11.261 |     10.645 |     13.703 |    120.280 |    166.761 |   9.688.780 |
|  WIU  |      8.706 |      8.605 |     10.167 |    121.064 |    154.094 |   1.639.491 |
| PSP # |      3.055 |      2.727 |     10.287 |     32.990 |    136.764 |  19.641.483 |
|  360  |        367 |        224 |        463 |      3.186 |      4.365 |   1.610.745 |
|  WII  |        193 |        228 |      1.719 |      3.670 |     17.047 |  12.741.749 |
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|  ALL  |     81.825 |     88.092 |    146.040 |    974.569 |  1.470.209 |  62.984.777 |
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|  PSP  |      3.055 |      2.727 |     10.287 |     32.990 |    136.764 |  19.480.908 |
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DieH@rd

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Wow, Donkey Bomb Country: Tropical Sales Freeze did not have a good start. Even WiiU is still under 10k.
 

Peff

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So what's between DK and May 29, just the retail release of NES Remix and Sonic Transformed? And then another 1-2 month gap until Zelda musou...

Yikes.
 

BlackJace

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That's exactly the problem I see here. 64 to Melee was a big jump. Melee to Brawl was another big jump. And yet this time they don't seem to be focusing on that at all. It's a change of focus that will likely just kill the Wii U version. The 3ds version should do fine, since it doesn't need to be a system seller, but I don't think it'll do as well as previous entries either if all the promotion for the game so far hasn't been misleading.
Did you not catch my sarcasm? Content has never been a problem with Smash, in fact, one of the problems people had with Brawl was that the Dojo basically revealed everything in the game, there weren't that many surprises left when the actual game launched.

God forbid they actually want to show changes to the engine that came under scrutiny with Brawl...
 

zomgbbqftw

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After the poor sales of DK on Wii U I think we can say conclusively that Nintendo franchises benefited from strong hardware sales on Wii rather than those franchises driving strong hardware sales as has been put about by people around these parts.
 

Pie and Beans

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Yeah, thats more Nintendo software hamstrung and not making money due to that consoles floppage. How many more projects are they realistically going to okay on WiiU over 3DS or their next portable? Thats also it for WiiU now until May 29. 3 months of total crash.

Vita rise with nothing seems to indicate 18k is its baseline for now. Whats the next big 3DS thing? Thats some troubling dropping.
 

Boney

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How come there's no famitsu numbers on the op?

Edit: nvm

But god damn at DK, Nintendo needs to figure out how to salvage and reuse all off wii u's failed software releases