Media Create Sales: Week 10, 2019 (Mar 04 - Mar 10)

Feb 20, 2019
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It's not like XB2 totally changed XB1 or XBX system. The thing is they clearly have something new: upgrading units at school, the "following soldiers", etc. But none of them was explained properly. It's especially baffling after Fate was universally bashed for the lore and praised for gameplay, IS was like "yeah, I bet LORES are what fans want".
Yeah but Fire Emblem games are more well know than Xenoblade's there's no comparison there, Fates was bashed for having BAD lore not for just having lore and as you said yoursself the gameplay has already been praised, also you are acting like the game is releasing tomorrow there's still 3 months were they will releasing more info and gameplay, the new mechanics will get more time but they aren't going to change the experience drastically hence why the focus on the lore and setting.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,035
The Netherlands
{2019.03.14}
[PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: 2nd Rumble!! # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) (¥5.980)
[PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: 2nd Rumble!! (Limited Box) <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) (¥9.980)
[PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome: 2nd Rumble!! (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) (¥5.980)

[NSW] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX <Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 \ Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Gentou Rondo> # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) (¥7.800)
[NSW] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX <Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 \ Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Gentou Rondo> (1)(Treasure Box) <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) (¥13.800)
[NSW] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX <Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 \ Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Gentou Rondo> (2)(So no Saki no Mirai e Box) <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) (¥30.000)
[NSW] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 DX <Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 \ Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Gentou Rondo> (ε) _Nintendo eShop Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Koei Tecmo) (¥7.800)
[NSW] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No <ADV> (5pb.) (¥6.800)
[NSW] Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo: Yu-No (ε) _Nintendo eShop Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (5pb.) (¥6.000)
[NSW] The Caligula Effect: Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) (¥6.980)
[NSW] The Caligula Effect: Overdose (ε) _Nintendo eShop Download Version_ |DL| <RPG> (FuRyu) (¥6.980)
[NSW] Destiny Connect <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) (¥7.200)
[NSW] Destiny Connect (ε) _Nintendo eShop Download Version_ |DL| <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) (¥7.200)
[NSW] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining # <FTG> (Sega) (¥5.990)
[NSW] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining (Premium Fan Box) <FTG> (Sega) (¥9.490)
[NSW] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining (ε) _Nintendo eShop Download Version_ |DL| <FTG> (Sega) (¥5.990)
[NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥5.800)
[NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX (15th Anniversary Box) <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥14.800)
[NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX (ε) _Nintendo eShop Download Version_ |DL| <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥5.800)
[NSW] Goat Simulator: The GOATY <Goat Simulator \ Goat Simulator: Goat MMO Simulator \ Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition \ Goat Simulator: Payday \ Goat Simulator: Waste of Space> _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <SLG> (Double Eleven) (¥2.776)
[NSW] Riot: Civil Unrest _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <SLG> (Merge Games) (¥1.833)
[NSW] Super Real Mahjong P V _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <TBL> (Mighty Craft) (¥1.833)
[NSW] Machi Knights: Blood Bagos _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <ACT> (CFK) (¥1.500)
[NSW] Bonds of the Skies _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <RPG> (Kemco) (¥1.200)
[NSW] Real Time Battle Shogi _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <TBL> (SilverStar) (¥740)
[NSW] Debris Infinity _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <STG> (SVC Games) (¥546)
[NSW] Spot the Differences! Party _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <ETC> (Rainy Frog) (¥462)
[NSW] 99Moves _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <ACT> (Starsign) (¥277)

[PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.600)
[PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.600)
[PS4] LoveR <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) (¥7.980)
[PS4] LoveR (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) (¥6.926)
[PS4] Alia's Carnival! Sacrament Plus # <ADV> (Dramatic Create) (¥7.900)
[PS4] Alia's Carnival! Sacrament Plus (Limited Edition) <ADV> (Dramatic Create) (¥10.400)
[PS4] Alia's Carnival! Sacrament Plus (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Dramatic Create) (¥7.900)
[PS4] Destiny Connect <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) (¥7.200)
[PS4] Destiny Connect (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) (¥7.200)
[PS4] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining # <FTG> (Sega) (¥5.990)
[PS4] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining (Premium Fan Box) <FTG> (Sega) (¥9.490)
[PS4] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <FTG> (Sega) (¥5.990)
[PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥5.800)
[PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX (15th Anniversary Box) <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥14.800)
[PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) (¥5.800)
[PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| # <RPG> (Atlus) (¥980)
[PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| (Music and Art Clips) <RPG> (Atlus) (¥2.980)
[PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir [New Price Edition Campaign Pack with 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue] <ACT> (Atlus) (¥3.980)
[PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| [New Price Edition Campaign Pack with 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue] <ACT> (Atlus) (¥3.980)
[PS4] Dragon's Crown Pro [New Price Edition Campaign Pack with 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue] <ACT> (Atlus) (¥3.980)
[PS4] Dragon's Crown Pro (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| [New Price Edition Campaign Pack with 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue] <ACT> (Atlus) (¥3.980)
[PS4] Overcooked! 2 <ACT> (Circle Entertainment) (¥3.480)
[PS4] Kemco RPG Select Vol.2 <Asdivine Hearts II \ Revenant Dogma \ Fernz Gate> <RPG> (Kemco) (¥3.685)

First day sales for this week's new releases

Zzzzzzz
Rip One Piece

Btw, what are the first reports on The Division 2?
 
Nov 1, 2017
43
I predict 6M for switch this year if they are indeed releasing Animal Crossing before the year's end and they cut he price or release a cheaper revision.

what was the 3DS best calendar year ?
 
This was hidden in press release about NicoNico event in April, but Kill la Kill -IF- is out on July 25th in Japan. Apparently this wasn't meant to be in that PR, because it's now been edited out.

[追記:2019年3月14日 17:35 リリース内容に変更があったため記事を一部修正しました]
But can confirm it did say July 25th, and not the only one who saw that:


https://www.famitsu.com/news/201903/14173256.html
 
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Thanks as always.

1m for Q1 means great things for the rest of the year. It is not usually a strong quarter for Nintendo.
4m means Switch will be up half million this year.
4,5m means Switch will be up 1m this year.

These aren't small numbers. 3DS sold 4,9m in 2013. Price will determine how high Switch can go, software exists.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,000
4m means Switch will be up half million this year.
4,5m means Switch will be up 1m this year.

These aren't small numbers. 3DS sold 4,9m in 2013. Price will determine how high Switch can go, software exists.
I agree but I believe that last year was an abnormally weak 2nd year for a successful system, mainly because of the software output. The growth YoY was disappointing.

If we compare it to its launch year, with a 1m Q1, the Switch would need to sell 200k-300k more than in 2017 for Q2-Q4 in order to reach 4m.

2017 had severe supply issues and 2019 looks to have a stronger software output, so selling significantly more than in 2017 is expected. Without factoring the revision, we are looking at around 4.3m-4.7m units sold. (so 33% increase vs 2017, Q1 is already up by 45-50%)

I think my expectations are reasonable, the revision will have a decisive role but most of the work should be done thanks to its current momentum and the software output ahead.
 
Nintendo eShop Sales: March 7th to March 13th, 2019

Nintendo eShop – Nintendo Switch

01./01. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou! (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
02./03. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
03./08. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018] (currently on sale)
04./00. – Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games) [25.9.2018] (currently on sale)
05./02. – Final Fantasy IX (Square-Enix) [14.2.2019]
06./07. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
07./04. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./05. – Undertale (8-4) [15.9.2018]
09./09. – Stardew Valley (Chucklefish) [12.1.2018]
10./00. – The Escapists 2 (Team 17) [09.8.2018] (currently on sale)
01./01. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou! (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
02./03. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
03./00. – Overcooked! (Team17) [12.10.2017] (currently on sale)
04./00. – Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games) [25.9.2018] (was on sale)
05./02. – Final Fantasy IX (Square-Enix) [14.2.2019]
06./07. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
07./04. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./05. – Undertale (8-4) [15.9.2018]
09./09. – Stardew Valley (Chucklefish) [12.1.2018]
10./00. – The Escapists 2 (Team 17) [09.8.2018] (currently on sale)
11./08. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018]
12./10. – New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) [11.01.2019]
13./13. – Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) [20.12.2018]
14./12. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
15./14. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
16./New. – Passepartout: The Starving Artist (Flamebait) [07.3.2019]
17./18. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [3.3.2017]
18./17. – Hollow Knight (Team Cherry) [13.6.2018]
19./00. – Gris (Devolver Digital) [13.12.2018] (was on sale)
20./19. – Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package (Square-Enix) [26.7.2018]

Nintendo eShop – Nintendo 3DS

01./01. – The Battle Cats POP (Ponos) [31.5.2015]
02./03. – Pokémon Crystal Version (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [26.1.2018]
03./New. – Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn (Nintendo) [07.3.2019]
04./05. – Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (Microsoft Japan) [14.9.2017]
05./04. – Dragon Quest III (Square-Enix) [24.8.2017]
06./08. – Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth) [05.4.2017]
07./07. – Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth) [17.1.2018]
08./10. – EarthBound (Nintendo, Virtual Console) [04.3.2016]
09./06. – Dragon Quest II (Square-Enix) [10.8.2017]
10./10. – Dragon Quest (Square-Enix) [10.8.2017]

https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/c/article/f2fd2e2c-4148-11e9-b104-0a6d14145cb1.html
 
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01./00. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥6.990) - 116.202 / NEW <75,75%>
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21./00. [PS4] Flowers: Les Quatre Saisons <Flowers: Le volume sur printemps \ Flowers: Le volume sur ete \ Flowers: Le volume sur automne \ Flowers: Le volume sur hiver> <ADV> (Prototype) {2019.03.07} (¥7.800)
22./09. [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980)
23./23. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100)
24./22. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
25./28. [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥5.800)
26./30. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts \ Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories> \ Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX <Kingdom Hearts II \ Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ \ Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep>> <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥6.800)
27./27. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980)
28./19. [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥5.980)
29./33. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V [2][New Price Edition] <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.20} (¥3.500)
30./35. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥7.800)
31./26. [PS4] Metro: Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥7.800)
32./37. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
33./20. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥7.980)
34./39. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700)
35./32. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.17} (¥7.600)
36./34. [NSW] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.01.11} (¥5.700)
37./00. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} (¥7.800)
38./42. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥7.900)
39./49. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
40./47. [NSW] Fortnite # <ACT> (Warner Entertainment Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3.000)
41./48. [PS4] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3.056)
42./41. [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate [Best Price] <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥3.990)
43./31. [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy <Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All \ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations> # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3.300)
44./00. [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2017.03.03} (¥4.990)
45./00. [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.700)
46./00. [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.28} (¥5.800)
47./43. [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.12.27} (¥4.980)
48./45. [NSW] Super Run For Money Tousouchuu & Sentouchuu Double Pack <Super Run For Money Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi \ Super Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen!> <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.11.29} (¥5.300)
49./00. [NSW] Super Bomberman R [Smile Price Collection] <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2.760)
50./38. [PS4] Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2019.02.14} (¥9.800)

Top 50

NSW - 27
PS4 - 20
3DS - 3

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|System |  This Week |  Last Week |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
|  ALL  |    409.000 |    394.000 |    429.000 |  6.141.000 |  6.647.000 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+
 
Oct 27, 2017
186
Does anyone know whats the reason for Yokai watch drastic decline in Japan?..... Why did it fall so hard, when it was the biggest thing 3 years ago.

I also wonder why Pokemon didn't have the same fate.
 
Oct 28, 2017
4,720
do it between April to Before E3 imo
This is probably the worst plan Nintendo can do kek.

Like all of us should have known lol. Doing a price drop/HW revision without a big SW title launched at the same day will only waste that big price drop boost there lol. And those drop can only be done a few times before it end up being not profitable.
 
Nintendo eShop Sales: March 7th to March 13th, 2019

Nintendo eShop – Nintendo Switch

01./01. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou! (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
02./03. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
03./08. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018] (currently on sale)
04./00. – Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games) [25.9.2018] (currently on sale)
05./02. – Final Fantasy IX (Square-Enix) [14.2.2019]
06./07. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
07./04. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./05. – Undertale (8-4) [15.9.2018]
09./09. – Stardew Valley (Chucklefish) [12.1.2018]
10./00. – The Escapists 2 (Team 17) [09.8.2018] (currently on sale)
01./01. – Futari de! Nyanko Dai Sensou! (Ponos) [20.12.2018]
02./03. – Minecraft (Mojang / Microsoft Japan) [21.6.2018]
03./00. – Overcooked! (Team17) [12.10.2017] (currently on sale)
04./00. – Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games) [25.9.2018] (was on sale)
05./02. – Final Fantasy IX (Square-Enix) [14.2.2019]
06./07. – Human: Fall Flat (Teyon Japan) [28.12.2017]
07./04. – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) [07.12.2018]
08./05. – Undertale (8-4) [15.9.2018]
09./09. – Stardew Valley (Chucklefish) [12.1.2018]
10./00. – The Escapists 2 (Team 17) [09.8.2018] (currently on sale)
11./08. – Overcooked! 2 (Team17) [07.8.2018]
12./10. – New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo) [11.01.2019]
13./13. – Fitness Boxing (Imagineer) [20.12.2018]
14./12. – Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) [21.7.2017]
15./14. – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) [28.4.2017]
16./New. – Passepartout: The Starving Artist (Flamebait) [07.3.2019]
17./18. – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) [3.3.2017]
18./17. – Hollow Knight (Team Cherry) [13.6.2018]
19./00. – Gris (Devolver Digital) [13.12.2018] (was on sale)
20./19. – Dragon Quest X: All-in-One Package (Square-Enix) [26.7.2018]

https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/c/article/f2fd2e2c-4148-11e9-b104-0a6d14145cb1.html
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,516
Does anyone know whats the reason for Yokai watch drastic decline in Japan?..... Why did it fall so hard, when it was the biggest thing 3 years ago.

I also wonder why Pokemon didn't have the same fate.
The Level-5 CEO said it's because older players dropped off, but I'm guessing kids just lost interest to an extent.
 
Mar 20, 2018
2,532
Switzerland
Does anyone know whats the reason for Yokai watch drastic decline in Japan?..... Why did it fall so hard, when it was the biggest thing 3 years ago.

I also wonder why Pokemon didn't have the same fate.
Because Pokemon is made by lazy devs that just got lucky 17 Mainline games and 23 years in a row.
/s
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,488
Thats possible, but theres been reasons to hide hardware sales for many years due to low hardware sales. The Wii outsold the PS3 big time for the first years for example. Not to mention 3DS VS Vita. Thats why i wonder what made e.g Media Create change their mind on this now, if this should be the reason. And couldnt Media Create just stop posting hardware sales and continue with public software sales in that case?
Perhaps theyve been recieving this pressure for years and someone finally sweetened the deal enough for media creates to cave
 
Oct 27, 2017
186
The Level-5 CEO said it's because older players dropped off, but I'm guessing kids just lost interest to an extent.
An interesting take.

Its popularity was a phenomenon. I also heard the Yokai watch stores are closing, that means there is barely interest from the general public and it continues to decline. I really hope YW4 will be a rebound for the franchise, it looks amazing. Its sad to see a great series decline like that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,907
Italy
Does anyone know whats the reason for Yokai watch drastic decline in Japan?..... Why did it fall so hard, when it was the biggest thing 3 years ago.

I also wonder why Pokemon didn't have the same fate.
It's a kid franchise. That's the typical behavior of 99% of kid franchises out there. The kid market is highly volatile and has always been. In fact, Level-5 was smart in milking the franchise as soon as possible.

There has been so many kid franchises which had been selling a lot for a few years and then disappeared or became irrelevant. E.g., Mushi King by SEGA sold 700k units on GBA in early 2000s.

Pokémon is an exception for various reasons. First, it was the biggest thing back then. The first generation sold 8 million units! Hence, even dropping a lot the franchise is still big. Indeed, the latest game, Sun/Moon, just cracked 4 million. Second, Pokémon has been able to keep older and growing players attached to the franchise thanks to a multi-layered gameplay that allowed for both casual and hardcore gameplay. Then, being a worldwide franchise, The Pokémon Company has always had resources to promote and advertise the franchise. Advertising is key in the kid market.
 
Oct 27, 2017
902
Paris
If Switch has a really good year it will be with spitting distance with Wii.
By the end of the year? It will already be above.
LTD? this is not even a contest (Wii is at <13M)

Switch is heading for >11M at the end of 2019 (not even 3 CY) the Wii wasn't at 10M by the end 2009 (3 CY + December 2006)
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,868
Tokyo
Does anyone know whats the reason for Yokai watch drastic decline in Japan?..... Why did it fall so hard, when it was the biggest thing 3 years ago.

I also wonder why Pokemon didn't have the same fate.
Pokémon does a good job balancing for all youth age ranges and is able to hold onto older fans. Youkai watch really aimed strongly at the 4-7, and all them grew up and out of the franchise. The older fans lost interest when they ran out of memes.

None of my students talk about youkai watch anymore. They certainly don't watch the cartoon. Maybe the new game can get them to play it, but right now Youkai Watch has nothing appealing to 7-12 year olds.
 
Jan 10, 2018
2,530
Tokyo
Interesting, TV Commercial for Tetris 99 in Japan.

Nintendo is right to push things like Tetris 99. I was among those who would have dropped their subscription after a year, but with things like that game, they will 100% keep me on board; and I doubt that I'm the only one in that case.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,290
Perhaps theyve been recieving this pressure for years and someone finally sweetened the deal enough for media creates to cave
Yeah, its plausible, but i dont think theres enough to go by to say that this is the case. It can also be that Media Create does this on their own in an attempt to sell more subscriptions. It wouldnt be much use to just stop one sales tracker from giving out data for free. We'll see how it goes with Dengeki and Famitsu. Hopefully they dont stop at least.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,069
First Day Sell-through {2019.03.14}

[PS4] Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Gold Edition) <RPG> (Ubisoft) (¥12.000) - 30%, the standard version releases today

[PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.600) - 50%

[PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - Prologue (Music and Art Clips) <RPG> (Atlus) (¥2.980) - 40%

[PS4] LoveR <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) (¥7.980) - 50%

[PS4] [NSW] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining # <FTG> (Sega) (¥5.990) - 20%

[PS4] [NSW] Destiny Connect <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) (¥7.200) - 20%

[NSW] The Caligula Effect: Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) (¥6.980) - 30%
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Is this good? Or bad? Or so so?
Bad.

But I also think 13 Sentinels is an exception of a release. It's provided with discounted releases of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir and Dragon's Crown Pro. It has its own standalone, and cheaper, digital release. It's hard to interpret what the sales for the "Music and Art Clips" physical release even means for Prologue as a whole.