Oh no, I don't want another NPD thread, only for Japan, but even worse because we probably won't get leaked numbers.
I doubt Famitsu and Dengeki will follow suit, at least for the time being. It could actually represent a good occasion for them :P
For them, maybe. For the subscribers who pay dearly for their data, not so much.
Nothing's really changed on Famitsu's end, actually.
I get that, but they haven't applied those changes to this week's report, which I thought the snippet suggested would be the case.
Oh sure, that's why I talked about release scheduling changes. It's true that they used to release the full Top 30 + hardware numbers in one piece, just later than Media Create, but I think that it can't completely be a coincidence that Famitsu suddenly decide to split their data release in two pieces, one of them close to what MC used to do, and at the same time.Nothing's really changed on Famitsu's end, actually.
They still share the full data on Thursday (which has been the case for many months). Difference is that now, they have Top 10 + Hardware at the same time as Media Create data via 4Gamer.
That would be a good point if Famitsu was now only sharing the Top 10 and not the Top 30 anymore.
Yup. And this is not even its full evergreen roster. When animal crossing, poke new gen and LM hit. The chart probably will never change for long time.
Feels like someone stole Christmas. :( I was more excited for sales numbers than most games.
It's just fair to honor the kings from now on. Top 10 without numbers? lol no, get out with this. TOP 50 WITH FULL NUMBERS, that's what I like.
I've seen 20k a year. I doubt you can even register without a company, though. Too big of a risk for leaks.Sad about Media Create news. Would a private subscription between ERA members work? (Only sharing numbers between the paying members). How much would a subscription cost?
At least I hope we can still get the white book even if it means we’ll only get MC numbers once a year :|
Slight re-calibration as a lot of Switch Software is doing better than expected this quarter. Smash, PLG, NSMBUD, Zelda:BotW are doing especially well. I'm guessing that Yoshi & Super Robot Wars T are the two games that could make the top 10 although it would be hard for both to do so. Very interested how SRW T does.Overall great start for Switch software this year, by the end of Q1 we should see pretty good growth for software:
PLG, MK8D >175K
DQB2, Minecraft, Splatoon 2 >125K
I'm thinking Yoshi could hit 150K in it's launch week. Not sure which title will be making the top 10 outside of those. So we are looking at the top 10 Switch software seeing 15-25% growth YoY, I also expect the larger amount of smaller titles launching in the next two months to help the overall software sold this quarter.
From free to 20000$/year I expect a top100 each week minimum and the white book included too. Would a freelance work as a company for the requisite?
Pretty sure 20k is for the most exhaustive set of data (MC tracks tons of stuff, used sales, TCG, etc.). Just weekly data like we've be getting should be less expensive, I think. Those things usually have different tiers.
I hope we at least rename the threads to Famitsu/Dengeki Sales Week. They deserve it. Bless Kirito, our new mascot, for giving us Top 50 numbers every week.
at the very least change your avatar and rename the threads as a form of protest
Will we still have access to that data? I wouldn’t really mind monthly data rather than weekly like NPD.
We're not important lol. I think you place too much emphasis on the effect of some internet forums.at the very least change your avatar and rename the threads as a form of protest
These threads had to help these tracker companies gain a lot of attention over the years. First NPD got huge and went private now Media Create gets a big head too. I can't help but feel the popularity of these threads and the long history we have had with them helped shaped their business. They don't need us talking about them? Or is the industry ashamed of their sales?
I mean yeah but let's not act like every effort deprived game journalist doesn't just get their article headlines from here. Forums like here do have a tangible effect on PR in terms of news collection.
Interrupting the current doom and gloom just to say that this look so damn good. And they're finally showing new environments! The snow village is lovely. And looks like you can control the girl, was that a thing before?Looks like Yo-kai Watch 4 is going to cost 5 980 Yen (+ taxes). As expected, a fair bit more expensive than 3DS games, since YW3 Sukiyaki is listed at 5 184 Yen.
Don't forget to predict sales going down next week for the Switch, it seems to be a good luck charm as of late!
it looks clear to me that next week Switch will be under 50k.