Media Create Sales: Week 27, 2018 (Jul 02 - Jul 08)

Oct 25, 2017
1,966
Jun 24, 2018
8
Could it be that they looked at the 3DS version, at least for Yodobashi? Unless i'm mistaken, the Switch version is in stock there, but the 3DS version isnt.
I assume they looked at the Switch version as they specifically mentioned Switch port in the article and not the 3DS. It also says that some Yodobashi’s has it on stock still, but we do know so far that the Switch version outsold the Wii U version already in it’s first week.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,966
I assume they looked at the Switch version as they specifically mentioned Switch port in the article and not the 3DS. It also says that some Yodobashi’s has it on stock still, but we do know so far that the Switch version outsold the Wii U version already in it’s first week.
The reason why i'm wondering is because the article mention that almost all Yodobashi stores are out of stock, but unless i'm misunderstanding something, it seems that almost all Yodobashi stores has it in stock and are ready to ship the Switch version, while the 3DS version seems to be out of stock in almost every store. Maybe they got restocked in the meanwhile, that can be a possibility at least.
 
Oct 25, 2017
709
Octopath is no1 on the best sellers in the Japanese E Shop. The last non-download only game to overthrow Minecraft for1st place was Kirby.
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,280
Well that makes sense too. Still even with RPGs I would say that digital option saves at least some sales if there retail shortages.
I agree. It's undeniable digital hel0s save some sales that once were forever lost. MHW though, that digital rate was wild. Its by far the highest digital volume for a retail release in Japan.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
1,942
Octo getting over Minecraft is probably indicative of a non-negligible digital share for this title. So probably pretty severe shortages vs. demand.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,843
At some point I will go through and update the Publisher Chart I had for Switch going. I've been busy and have been in the process of moving so I haven't had access to my main PC that I was doing the Excel on.
 
Oct 30, 2017
919
Why not? Bravely Default had a 165k first week shipment, Bravely Second had a 188k first week shipment. It depends on what retailers are willing to order.
well according to COMG the preorder number was not high so that's a factor.

what I hope though was SE printed more copies than retailer demands but I doubt it lol.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,059
Nah, its a recycled and rushed product. Poor planning for your domestic market has lasting impacts.

/shrug
No, it’s because the game was probably intended to be released at the later date. They were forced to move it to this year summer because after a bad first half, with only FighterZ being a big success, they need a big summer game, and this is one of the only logical choices for summer to rush for
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,911
I do hope they’ll patch that Taiko game to some sort of minimum quality level, for now I guess I’ll skip, I already have the Vita version.
Fingers crossed that they do so and really get in there to really fix it up for the western release. They CANNOT fuck up since the series' western future will likely depend on its success.

It's one thing to rush it, it's another to leave it like that and not fix it up as much and good as they can afterward.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,729
Singapore
Fingers crossed that they do so and really get in there to really fix it up for the western release. They CANNOT fuck up since the series' western future will likely depend on its success.

It's one thing to rush it, it's another to leave it like that and not fix it up as much and good as they can afterward.
Something something Gundam Breaker.