Media Create Sales: Week 18, 2019 (Apr 29 - May 05)

Lite_Agent

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Oct 26, 2017
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Somewhere. I think.
3DS emergency price drop was announced 2 weeks before and with an ambassador program. The thing is this is the first major revision for a Nintendo console that price goes down and not up and they will kill even more an already slow May with a 6 weeks gap.
You do have a point re: price. But it's not just a price drop: they have to market the revision, allow retailers enough time for pre-orders, and lots of other things that needs preparing. The longer they wait, the longer it's going to leak. Besides killing sales ahead of releases is inevitable.

But right now, I'm not expecting any announcement this week (which means an announcement this week is now 100% guaranteed).

It also worth noting, the 3DS XL reveal received a 21 min direct including games, and the New 3DS's direct segment was only 17 minutes including games. So this next direct is within the right time, both in time-frame and running-time , for a hardware announcement.
You can't compare a general Direct with a game-specific Direct, which is meant to provide in-depth look at a game.

We also have to consider how much functions they have to strip away for the Switch Mini. Anyone remember the Wii Mini? That thing had a lot of things scrapped from the original Wii and I believe didn't sell that well. Anyone who has numbers?
They're not going to strip anything significant, as it was mentioned before this revision is seemingly replacing the OG model (though nothing has been announced, so best to wait and see).

But using Wii Mini as comparison is rather awkward, the two models couldn't be any more different. Wii Mini was a super low-cost model catering to very late adopters, released way after the Wii had stopped selling significant numbers (it came after the Wii U), and with lots of stuff stripped to only keep the essential. Not to mention it wasn't release in Japan, and initially only launched in Canada for some reason.

The new Switch model is meant to maintain momentum of the console, by attracting a large amount of people that have been holding off buying one. Even if it's a "mini", it'll be still a full-fledged Switch with all the features of the original.

You'd better compare it to the 3DS XL or New 3DS in my opinion.
 

test_account

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Oct 25, 2017
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According to a developer quoted in the WSJ they get feedback but Sony can change their mind at any time about what's allowed, so they can submit one day and get feedback, make changes and resubmit and Sony now decides that what they was okay originally isn't any more.
Was it mentioned that this happened more frequently, or was it just a situation that could happen? After all, everyone can technically change their policy at any time. I just thought it sounded like a lot of extra work to keep such policies a secret and have every developer guess whats ok and not, Sony having to go through hundreds of games every year.


some bullshit about "respect" I guess.

or the lack of it. I'm kinda at a point where suits think of otaku are shallow enough to fall for this shit
Yeah, thats possible. Shall be interesting to see the sales split between the two version i think.
 

Oregano

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Oct 25, 2017
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Was it mentioned that this happened more frequently, or was it just a situation that could happen? After all, everyone can technically change their policy at any time. I just thought it sounded like a lot of extra work to keep such policies a secret and have every developer guess whats ok and not, Sony having to go through hundreds of games every year.



Yeah, thats possible. Shall be interesting to see the sales split between the two version i think.
It's something that has been happening, not just a hypothetical. Sony pretty much admitted they were keeping them vague and secretive.
 

Mpl90

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Oct 25, 2017
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As stated several posts ago, I'm working on the new thread. Hopefully I can make it by the next hour.
 

Zedark

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Oct 25, 2017
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Software week 19:

Days Gone - 11,988 (-65%)
Smash Ultimate - 10,086(-58%)
MK8D - 8,431 (-52%)
Minecraft (Switch) - 8,255 (-59%)
NSMBUDX - 7,274 (-62%)
Pokémon LGPE - 6,098 (-57%)
BOTW - 5,709 (-46%)
Yoshi Crafted World - 5,598 (-63%)
Splatoon 2 - 5,105 (-58%)
Super Mario Party - 5,037 (-62%)
 

Oregano

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Oct 25, 2017
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Software week 19:

Days Gone - 11,988 (-65%)
Smash Ultimate - 10,086(-58%)
MK8D - 8,431 (-52%)
Minecraft (Switch) - 8,255 (-59%)
NSMBUDX - 7,274 (-62%)
Pokémon LGPE - 6,098 (-57%)
BOTW - 5,709 (-46%)
Yoshi Crafted World - 5,598 (-63%)
Splatoon 2 - 5,105 (-58%)
Super Mario Party - 5,037 (-62%)
Have we got an image of Link using the paraglider?
 

sfortunato

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Oct 25, 2017
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Italy
Software week 19:

Days Gone - 11,988 (-65%)
Smash Ultimate - 10,086(-58%)
MK8D - 8,431 (-52%)
Minecraft (Switch) - 8,255 (-59%)
NSMBUDX - 7,274 (-62%)
Pokémon LGPE - 6,098 (-57%)
BOTW - 5,709 (-46%)
Yoshi Crafted World - 5,598 (-63%)
Splatoon 2 - 5,105 (-58%)
Super Mario Party - 5,037 (-62%)
Breath of the Wild keeps winning.
 

hiska-kun

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Oct 26, 2017
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Software with Chris format:

Famitsu Week 19, 2019 (6 May - 12 May)

01./01. [PS4] Days Gone <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.04.26} (¥6.900) - 11.988 / 160.183 (-65%)
02./02. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7.200) - 10.086 / 3.076.992 (-58%)
03./05. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) - 8.431 / 2.295.735 (-52%)
04./03. [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600) - 8.255 / 776.378 (-59%)
05./04. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥5.980) - 7.274 / 611.390 (-62%)
06./07. [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2018.11.16} (¥5.980) - 6.098 / 1.524.756 (-57%)
07./10. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 5.709 / 1.314.946 (-46%)
08./06. [NSW] Yoshi's Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥5.980) - 5.598 / 130.744 (-63%)
09./09. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) - 5.105 / 3.063.187 (-58%)
10./08. [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥5.980) - 5.037 / 1.025.137 (-62%)

Top 10

NSW - 9
PS4 - 1
 

plusaflag

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Jan 7, 2019
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Software week 19:

Days Gone - 11,988 (-65%)
Smash Ultimate - 10,086(-58%)
MK8D - 8,431 (-52%)
Minecraft (Switch) - 8,255 (-59%)
NSMBUDX - 7,274 (-62%)
Pokémon LGPE - 6,098 (-57%)
BOTW - 5,709 (-46%)
Yoshi Crafted World - 5,598 (-63%)
Splatoon 2 - 5,105 (-58%)
Super Mario Party - 5,037 (-62%)
Thank you for doing the painstaking work of comparing and extrapolating the data :)
 

Zedark

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Oct 25, 2017
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The Netherlands
I wonder if Days Gone can edge out another week at no. 1 in week 20. It's a bit under 2k above Smash, and expected to drop more week-on-week percentage-wise, so it'll be a close call, I think.
 

Kerotan

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Oct 31, 2018
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Days Gone with the triple number 1! Wow can't say I expected that. 160k. Must be over 200k with digital. Delighted for BEND.
 

hiska-kun

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Oct 26, 2017
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I wonder if Days Gone can edge out another week at no. 1 in week 20. It's a bit under 2k above Smash, and expected to drop more week-on-week percentage-wise, so it'll be a close call, I think.
Smash will be flat, while Days Gone will keep dropping because it’s still a quite new release, it’s very unlikely.
Also, Ys Celceta will open low, but over 10k seems loable, so probably will be on top.
 

Joseki

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Nov 5, 2017
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