Media Create Sales: Week 17, 2018 (Apr 23 - Apr 29)

Oct 28, 2017
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July has been the usual timeframe for Sumikko Gurashi games on 3DS, I'm more surprised that it's a different game / franchise. Nice that the price is low, it should help selling to its target audience i.e. families and young kids.
I wonder if Sumikko Gurashi games will be released during Holidays from now on.

And yes, they're usually long sellers...but freAKING JULY 26TH AGAIN?!?

Haha. Nippon Colombia need to hit that date release quota.

I am thinking what product they can release other than Sumikko too there.
 
July has been the usual timeframe for Sumikko Gurashi games on 3DS, I'm more surprised that it's a different game / franchise. Nice that the price is low, it should help selling to its target audience i.e. families and young kids.
I wonder if Sumikko Gurashi games will be released during Holidays from now on.
The first two games on 3DS were released in November, but they then moved the series to Summer releases. I don't know whether release timing has mattered a lot for these games, but releasing a second Sumikko Gurashi game on NSW only a half year after the first one seems like a bad idea to me, so I think they're making the right choice with this one. I wonder if it can make some sales. Their non-SG games have had varying success.
 

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Oct 27, 2017
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WOW, the difference for Naruto on Switch vs PS4:

12./00. [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.04.26} - 8,231 / NEW
14./00. [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.07.27} - 4,711 / NEW

Almost doubled, wow. O_o
The PS4 base for these games comes almost directly from the PS3....
 
Mar 20, 2018
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Maybe off topic, but since this is the Japan focussed thread.

Is there any number on the ammount of Japanese Subscribers for PS+ ?
If so, anybody have some guesses on how many Subscribers NSO will have once this FY ends ?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Oct 26, 2017
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Musou Orochi 3 ps4/switch 2018

170 characters, the most number in the series. In addition to participating in new characters, "God art action" is implemented as a new attack method, and power up is done everywhere.





https://www.famitsu.com/news/201805/08156887.html
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes PS4/Switch , August 9



https://www.famitsu.com/news/201805/08156507.html


In addition to three completely new scenarios, the game also features 10 scenarios from the smartphone app and the series’ staple “mystery case” for a total of 14 scenarios. Development is currently 70 percent complete
https://gematsu.com/2018/05/jake-hunter-detective-story-prism-of-eyes-announced-for-ps4-switch
Nice games they have there,it would be a shame if someone launches them on July
edit:fuck,forgot that Jack Hunter launches on August
 
Oct 25, 2017
765
Another week, another mid tier franchise missing the Swit....err... nevermind.


Seriously though, aside from Koei Tecmo, Arc System Works has clearly shifted 90% of their internal production to include Switch versions. Their current support is basically what they used to / release on Sony systems + their smaller, digital only titles that were 3DS-bound.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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The PS4 base for these games comes almost directly from the PS3....
Not sure what you mean by that.
That not many people bought it on PS3, or that many bought it on PS3 and didn't want to buy it again?

What does it mean for all the remasters that are selling more now than the original on PS3/WiiU/etc?
 
Is the baseball game better than mega baseball 2
I don't know. SMB2 looks very good and has the language advantage. If you're interested, you can look up gameplay of JPPY 2016 on YouTube. (Btw, there will also be a baseball game coming to Switch this Summer: Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution).

I hope you haven't thrown away your pretend concern, there is ONE game that was announced today but not for Switch :P

https://www.famitsu.com/news/201805/08156917.html

Bullet Girls Phantasia
I doubt that's worth the bother tbh.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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I don't know. SMB2 looks very good and has the language advantage. If you're interested, you can look up gameplay of JPPY 2016 on YouTube. (Btw, there will also be a baseball game coming to Switch this Summer: Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution).


I doubt that's worth the bother tbh.
Hey now that's discriminating against these games!
 

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Not sure what you mean by that.
That not many people bought it on PS3, or that many bought it on PS3 and didn't want to buy it again?

What does it mean for all the remasters that are selling more now than the original on PS3/WiiU/etc?
The 100k or so that bought UNS 1-3 are pretty much the same that bought UNS4 on PS4. The PS4 base is more likely to have played these games, including the newer UNS4.

Which remasters in Japan? WiiU was a dead platform unlike the SW.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Famitsu Sales: Apr 2018 (Mar 26 - Apr 29)

01./01. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) - 142.733 / 460.694 (-55%)
02./00. [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥8.400) - 134.237 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) - 133.555 / NEW
04./00. [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥6.980) - 114.434 / NEW
05./00. [PS4] Super Robot Wars X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.03.29} (¥8.600) - 103.797 / NEW

Top 5

PS4 - 3
NSW - 2

SOFTWARE

Nintendo - 636.000
Bandai Namco Games - 247.000
Konami - 202.000

HARDWARE
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+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|System | This Month | Last Month |  Last Year |     YTD    |  Last YTD  |     LTD     |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  NSW  |    178.144 |    188.951 |    234.817 |    808.130 |    759.188 |   4.215.288 |
| PS4 # |     82.561 |     93.186 |    116.053 |    769.926 |    702.654 |   6.626.789 |
| 3DS # |     47.818 |     48.879 |    130.185 |    261.202 |    760.388 |  23.999.746 |
| PSV # |     19.405 |     21.583 |     31.374 |     84.972 |    221.432 |   5.728.598 |
| XB1 # |        929 |        675 |        662 |      6.198 |      4.363 |      93.790 |
|  WIU  |        250 |        324 |      1.837 |      1.179 |     17.241 |   3.302.734 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
|  ALL  |    329.107 |    353.598 |    518.621 |  1.931.607 |  2.477.438 |  43.966.945 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
| XB1 X |        530 |        291 |            |      4.678 |            |       6.981 |
| XB1 S |        399 |        384 |        662 |      1.520 |      3.591 |      14.807 |
|PS4 Pro|     28.097 |     33.012 |     22.486 |    176.671 |    112.880 |     691.615 |
|  PS4  |     54.464 |     60.174 |     93.567 |    593.255 |    589.774 |   5.935.174 |
|  PSV  |     19.405 |     21.583 |     31.374 |     84.972 |    221.432 |   5.728.598 |
|n-2DSLL|     28.061 |     28.413 |            |    164.853 |            |     752.404 |
|  2DS  |      1.980 |      2.086 |     28.693 |     11.311 |    190.577 |     574.001 |
| n-3DS |     17.777 |     18.380 |    101.492 |     85.038 |    569.811 |   5.753.064 |
+-------+------------+------------+------------+------------+------------+-------------+
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,029
GEO's Ranking pre-orders, 2018 (April 30 - May 06)



~ 1.200 stores


About ranking:
- N is the title that was not ranked in within last ranking
- Games close to release date and games for which reservation reception has ended in Geo are not published in the ranking
- The ranking of the title is ranking by the total number including other models and bonus version
- Hardware order of multi titles is in order of hardware release date




01/01 [PS4] Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night - May 24
01/01 [PS4] Persona 5 Dancing Star Night - May 24
01/01 [PSV] Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night - May 24
01/01 [PSV] Persona 5 Dancing Star Night - May 24
02/02 [PS4] Fate / EXTELLA LINK - June 07
02/02 [PSV] Fate / EXTELLA LINK - June 07
03/03 [NSW] Mario Tennis Ace - June 22
04/04 [PS4] New Gundam Breaker - June 21
05/05 [NSW] DARK SOULS REMASTERED - 2018
05/05 [PS4] DARK SOULS REMASTERED - May 24
06/16 [NSW] Octopath Traveler - July 13
07/08 [PS4] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning - July 05
07/08 [PSV] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning - July 05
08/07 [PS4] The Caligula Effect: Overdose - May 17
09/09 [PS4] Detroit: Become Human - May 25
10/06 [PS4] The Crew 2 - June 29
11/10 [NSW] BLAZBLUE: CROSS TAG BATTLE - May 31
11/10 [PS4] BLAZBLUE: CROSS TAG BATTLE - May 31
12/11 [NSW] Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido - June 08
12/11 [3DS] Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido - June 08
13/12 [NSW] Rockman Classics Collection 1 + 2 - May 24
14/13 [PS4] Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dares Wins - May 31
15/14 [PS4] UNDERTALE - May 24
15/14 [PSV] UNDERTALE - May 24
16/15 [PS4] Life is Strange: Before the Storm - June 07
17/25 [PS4] Spider-Man - September 07
18/18 [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution - August 02
19/17 [NSW] SaGa : Scarlet Grace - Hiiro no Yabô - August 02
19/17 [PS4] SaGa : Scarlet Grace - Hiiro no Yabô - August 02
20/19 [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition - June 14
21/21 [PS4] Super Bomberman R - June 14
22/27 [PS4] Friday The 13th: The Game - July 13
23/22 [PS4] Record of Grancrest War - June 14
24/23 [NSW] STEINS; GATE ELITE - 2018
24/23 [PS4] STEINS; GATE ELITE - 2018
24/23 [PSV] STEINS; GATE ELITE - 2018
25/24 [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X - August 02
26/20 [NSW] Ys VIII : Lacrimosa of Dana - June 28
27/ R [NSW] Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1 + 2 - July 26
27/ R [PS4] Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1 + 2 - July 26
28/30 [NSW] Makai Senki Disgaea Refine (limited edition) - July 26
28/30 [PS4] Makai Senki Disgaea Refine (limited edition) - July 26
29/ R [NSW] The Liar Princess and Blind Prince - May 31
29/ R [PS4] The Liar Princess and Blind Prince - May 31
29/ R [PSV] The Liar Princess and Blind Prince - May 31
30/ R [NSW] GOD WARS: Great War of Japanese Mythology - June 14
30/ R [PS4] GOD WARS: Great War of Japanese Mythology - June 14
30/ R [PSV] GOD WARS: Great War of Japanese Mythology - June 14
31/26 [NSW] Sonic Mania Plus - July 19
31/26 [PS4] Sonic Mania Plus - July 19
32/ N [NSW] LEGO: The Incredibles - August 02
32/ N [PS4] LEGO: The Incredibles - August 02

33/28 [NSW] Shining Resonance Refrain - July 12
34/29 [NSW] Closed Nightmare - July 19
34/29 [PS4] Closed Nightmare - July 19
35/ R [PS4] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Plus - May 31
36/ R [NSW] Little Nightmares - June 07
36/ R [PS4] Little Nightmares - June 07
37/ R [PS4] Senran Kagura PEACH BEACH SPLASH SUNSHINE EDITION - July 26
38/ R [NSW] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou - July 26
39/ R [NSW] Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition - May 31
39/ R [PS4] Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition - May 31




PS4: 30 (the best ps4 games score)
NSW: 21 (the best switch games score)
PSV: 8
3DS: 2


- Games close to release date and games for which reservation reception has ended in Geo are not published in the ranking
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GEO's Ranking pre-orders, 2018 (April 23 - April 29)

https://www.resetera.com/posts/7432670/
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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The 100k or so that bought UNS 1-3 are pretty much the same that bought UNS4 on PS4. The PS4 base is more likely to have played these games, including the newer UNS4.

Which remasters in Japan? WiiU was a dead platform unlike the SW.
This argument can go both ways.

There’s a big Naruto fanbase on PS4 -> more likely to find people that want do double dip
or
-> few people that want to buy the game because already played elsewhere.

With so small numbers it’s difficult to say something meaningful.
 
Oct 28, 2017
4,265
Just saw the PR for Waku Waku Doubutsu Land, and it looks like it will support English, Korean, and Chinese. Wasn't expecting that from Nippon Columbia, tbh.
I hope Nippon Colombia will start doing this for all its future game too as their game is soo cute and i can see it resonate with female demographic in the west.
 
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Famitsu Sales: Apr 2018 (Mar 26 - Apr 29)

SOFTWARE

Nintendo - 636.000
Bandai Namco Games - 247.000
Konami - 202.000
Unless Pokemon comes out in November Nintendo will be at first place as a publisher the remaining months of this year. So far 2018 Switch is on target to beat 2012 3DS software.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Unless Pokemon comes out in November Nintendo will be at first place as a publisher the remaining months of this year. So far 2018 Switch is on target to beat 2012 3DS software.
if pokemon is this year then which numbers do you think it will fare?Similar to older games or more?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Would have loved to see the performance Dark Souls NSW vs. PS4 version.....but Bamco messed it up lol.
It’s a bummer, I already saved this in my clipboard so I could use it if the Switch version outperforms the PS4 version:

"The PS4 base for these games comes almost directly from the PS3...."
 
if pokemon is this year then which numbers do you think it will fare?Similar to older games or more?
It will all depend on hardware supply.

As for lifetime sales, I expect it to reach XY levels or higher. I still think it won't be a new generation but rather a throwback to Kanto. The mix of nostalgia, HD graphics, handheld release, home console release (the Switch is both after all), and the multimedia approach - they threw back to the 'early days' with the latest movie as well, and if that's indeed what they're planning, the anime will probably follow -, I think the higher price point for the Switch (and later on perhaps a bundle) will make it sell gangbusters.

The ceiling of the 3DS games seems to be little above 16 million copies, as that's what both XY (16.29M) and SM (16.10M) sold. I expect similar results on the Switch, but if they nail all aspects mentioned above, I can see it grow to 18M or even 20M - that's lifetime sales of course.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I guess that tomorrow will be the only good numbers before a while, at least until Mario Tennis Aces release. Looking forward to it !

Dark Souls will do well on PS4 too.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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if pokemon is this year then which numbers do you think it will fare?Similar to older games or more?
Less, simply due to install base. If, however, there isn't a new Pokemon next year, then the leg will carry it to become one of the best selling in the franchise.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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A new Pokémon generation:
- New Pokémon
- New region
- New Starters
- etc. etc.
Red/Blue, Gold/Silver, Ruby/Sapphire, Diamond/Pearl, Black/White, X/Y, Sun/Moon.
So a mainline Pokémon game that’s not a remake or an expansion/sequel like Pokémon yellow, B&W2, and Ultra S&M.
Can’t imagine they’ll make a 5th S&M game, so the next one will likely be either a remake or a new gen
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What about a Red and Blue remake?
This would work if the new game was a big departure using brand new Pokémon character models, but I think the general consensus is that they’ll just use the 3DS models.
Unless there’s a big gameplay departure like action rpg combat, i don’t think a red and blue remake are necessary
 
So a mainline Pokémon game that’s not a remake or an expansion/sequel like Pokémon yellow, B&W2, and Ultra S&M.
Can’t imagine they’ll make a 5th S&M game, so the next one will likely be either a remake or a new gen
That's right. A new generation of Pokémon introduces a new region and monsters.

I personally think they'll go back to Kanto for their first HD and mainline console game.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So a mainline Pokémon game that’s not a remake or an expansion/sequel like Pokémon yellow, B&W2, and Ultra S&M.
Can’t imagine they’ll make a 5th S&M game, so the next one will likely be either a remake or a new gen
The reason "what defines a new generation" has become a joke in the first place is that Serebii keeps repeating a comment to this effect, presumably because he believes Pokemon Switch could be something that redefines what a new generation has meant up to this point (or otherwise falls outside of the new generation, third version, and remake archetype in some way, as those are pretty clearly defined right now). In other words, it could be a "new generation," but very different from how Pokemon Sun and Moon, X and Y, Black and White, etc. were a new generation.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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^ I wouldn't count on Serebii as someone who's more knowledgeable than the rest of us on what the new Pokémon game would be like.
He's in a position to know more than the average person, and a lot of his comments recently have been very conspicuous. You're free to believe whatever you'd like though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This would work if the new game was a big departure using brand new Pokémon character models, but I think the general consensus is that they’ll just use the 3DS models.
Unless there’s a big gameplay departure like action rpg combat, i don’t think a red and blue remake are necessary
The pokemon character models are fine 10k-30k character models will last a long-ass time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The reason "what defines a new generation" has become a joke in the first place is that Serebii keeps repeating a comment to this effect, presumably because he believes Pokemon Switch could be something that redefines what a new generation has meant up to this point (or otherwise falls outside of the new generation, third version, and remake archetype in some way, as those are pretty clearly defined right now). In other words, it could be a "new generation," but very different from how Pokemon Sun and Moon, X and Y, Black and White, etc. were a new generation.
If it has new Pokémon and a new region it’s a new generation. If it doesn’t it’s either a spin off or a remake. Don’t see a in between happening myself.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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If it has new Pokémon and a new region it’s a new generation. If it doesn’t it’s either a spin off or a remake. Don’t see a in between happening myself.
If Pokemon Switch comes out this year (or in early 2019), it's going to be an unprecedented situation no matter what, so I think structurally different games are definitely on the table. But if you think the games are going to be late 2019, then a typical new generation is most likely. A late 2019 release is starting to seem less and less likely though.