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Media Create Sales: Week 31, 2018 (Jul 30 - Aug 05)

Oct 25, 2017
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Could this be a case of Nintendo prioritising its own titles though? Since they control the production, and would of course want their own titles restocked.
But like I said, this is the first time this is happening to a game. There have been shortages of other games, but not as severe as this one.
So until proven otherwise, I think the blame lies in Square enix.
 

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Could this be a case of Nintendo prioritising its own titles though? Since they control the production, and would of course want their own titles restocked.
No. It's just a case of underestimating demand and most likely SQEX also beeing very cautious about the quantities of their reorders. Otherwise we wouldn't even had seen the game charting at all in the past few weeks.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Good thing there isn't another first party title till October!

Hopefully Nintendo are seriously thinking about expanding production facilities going forward. As more and more titles are produced, there simply won't be the capacity to produce them and also produce the ever-growing number of existing titles in the quantity required. They're struggling to fit in one title as it is, and since they decided to go with proprietary cartridges I think it will be up to them to put in the money required to open a new factory, new lines, whatever is needed. What are everyone's thoughts on this?
Why are you assuming this has anything to do with Nintendo? No other devs are reporting shortages. This is SE again and again underestimating the amount they need to order and fucking up. None of this is a capacity issue. There is no "struggling" other than from SE to not fuck up another week with their non FE, DQ, KH titles
 
Nov 5, 2017
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That's quite a long wait for the next shipment; hopefully SE can find a way to move up this new batch.

Still, if the game value's stays high, especially looking at used copies, I can see its sales going on for a while in spite of the shortages. Not having them would be the ideal scenario, but oh well.
Yeah, I think Octopath Traveller will have slightly different sales than most rpgs in that the used market wont diminish the sales/legs of the game as much as a typical rpg. Like a lot of Switch software, I see its' sales having really long legs. Granted its legs are artificial due to not having enough supply.

That's the only thing I could think with SE is that they rush ordered a large shipment which we will see the results of this week. In between they realized they still had underestimated and planned another big shipment for September. Meanwhile sales in between will putter around 15-20k. Although I'm curious how much their larger restocks are. 50k?
 
Oct 31, 2017
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I wonder if the byproduct of Switch’s success would be more PS4 games. If the Switch does 3DS numbers publishers would have no choice but to be there if they want to stay in business. And thanks to all the use third party middleware is getting port jobs would be simpler than in the past. It’d be nice to see.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Jordan
SE's situation with Nintendo's platforms has been abysmal for years now.

this has been so disappointing from Square, when you ship 110K and the game is completely sold out with very strong demand, it should become clear to you that you can go much higher than that, they should've prepared a big shipment in August not only those 10-20K weekly shipments.

this is the first time I witness a company in Japan failing this much to meet the demand of its customers.

we are lucky that they didn't publish the game outside Japan.
 
Why are you assuming this has anything to do with Nintendo? No other devs are reporting shortages. This is SE again and again underestimating the amount they need to order and fucking up. None of this is a capacity issue. There is no "struggling" other than from SE to not fuck up another week with their non FE, DQ, KH titles
I'm not assuming it's to do with Nintendo per se, I was merely venturing an idea, but given the weeks of shortages (and I'd assume that even Square Enix would want to make money from selling more copies of Octopath) I would say there's an issue with spare capacity, if an emergency order needs to be placed, in addition to scheduled production.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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SWITCH: PHYSICAL GAMES (176 games)

[UPDATE]
- October 18: Dark Souls Remastered





2017 (52 games)


SPRING (12 games)

MARCH (9 games)

March 03: 1-2-Switch
March 03: Disgaea 5 Complete
March 03: Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
March 03: I am Setsuna
March 03: Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit
March 03: Puyo Puyo Tetris
March 03: Super Bomberman R
March 03: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
March 30: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 with Power-Up Kit

APRIL (2 games)

April 20: Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker
April 28: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

MAY (1 game)

May 26: Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers


SUMMER (10 games)

JUNE (3 games)

June 01: Seiken Densetsu Collection
June 16: Arms
June 29: LEGO City Undercover

JULY (3 games)

July 20: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
July 20: Cars 3: Driven to Win
July 21: Splatoon 2

AUGUST (4 games)

August 24: One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe
August 25: Monster Hunter XX
August 31: Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon
August 31: Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack


FALL (22 games)

SEPTEMBER (7 games)

September 07: Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
September 14: Champion Jockey Special
September 14: Winning Post 8 2017
September 21: Dragon Quest X: All in One Package
September 22: Pokken Tournament DX
September 28: Fire Emblem Warriors
September 29: FIFA 18

OCTOBER (4 games)

October 12: Lost Sphear
October 17: NBA 2K18
October 19: The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game
October 27: Super Mario Odyssey

NOVEMBER (11 games: excluded explorer and re:r collection)

November 09: Sonic Forces
November 09: Monopoly for Nintendo Switch
November 09: Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
November 09: Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru
November 09: Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate
November 10: Snipperclips Plus
November 16: Dragon Quest X: 5000
November 22: LEGO Worlds
November 23: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Explorer's Edition
November 30: Resident Evil: Revelations
November 30: Resident Evil: Revelations 2
November 30: Resident Evil: Revelations Collection
November 30: Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi


WINTER (18 games)

DECEMBER (8 games)

December 01: Xenoblade Chronicles 2
December 07: Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
December 07: L.A. Noire
December 14: Farming Simulator
December 14: Asonde Shogi ga Tsuyokunaru! Ginsei Shogi DX
December 14: Gear.Club Unlimited
December 21: One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe
December 21: Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

2018 (123 games)

JANUARY (2 games)
January 18: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
January 25: Voez

FEBRUARY (8 games: excluded bayonetta climax edition)

February 01: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
February 01: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
February 08: Gal Metal!
February 08: Cave Story+
February 17: Bayonetta
February 17: Bayonetta 2
February 17: Bayonetta Climax Edition
February 22: Gotouchi Tetsudou for Nintendo Switch!!
February 22: Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition


SPRING (28 games)

MARCH (12 games)

March 01: Dragon Quest Builders
March 01: Doom
March 08: Your Four Knight Princesses Training Story
March 15: Attack on Titan 2
March 15: Winning Post 8 2018
March 15: Gal Gun 2
March 16: Kirby Star Allies
March 22: Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
March 22: PriPara All Idol Perfect Stage!
March 22: Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame
March 29: Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
March 29: Happy Birthdays

APRIL (9 games)

April 12: The Snack World: TreJarers Gold
April 19: Neo Atlas 1469
April 19: Portal Knights
April 19: Wonderboy: The Dragon's Trap
April 20: Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit
April 20: Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit
April 26: SD Gundam G Generation Genesis
April 26: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy
April 26: Cube Creator X

MAY (7 games)

May 03: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
May 24: Mega Man Legacy Collection 1+2
May 24: Rabi x Rabi: Puzzle Out Stories
May 24: Urban Trial Playground
May 31: BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
May 31: Liar Princess and the Blind Prince
May 31: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero - Ultimate Edition


SUMMER (40 games)

JUNE (9 games)

June 07: Little Nightmares
June 08: Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
June 14: GOD WARS: Great War of Japanese Mythology
June 21: The Misshitsu Kara no Dasshutsu: 35 Fateful Enigmas
June 21: THE Mahjong
June 21: Minecraft
June 22: Mario Tennis Ace
June 28: Ys VIII : Lacrimosa of Dana
June 28: Shiin (Death Mark)

JULY (16 games, Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1&2 excluded)
July 12: Shining Resonance Refrain
July 13: Octopath Traveler
July 13: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
July 19: Sonic Mania Plus
July 19: Taiko Drum Master: Nintendo Switch Version!
July 19: Closed Nightmare
July 19: Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded
July 26: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou
July 26: Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1
July 26: Rockman X Anniversary Collection 2
July 26: Rockman X Anniversary Collection 1&2
July 26: Dragon Quest X All in One Package
July 26: Rocket League
July 26: Makai Senki Disgaea Refine
July 26: Waku Waku Doubutsu Land
July 26: Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Library Party
July 26: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

AUGUST (15 games)
August 02: SaGa : Scarlet Grace - Hiiro no Yabô
August 02: Code of Princess EX
August 02: Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution
August 02: LEGO: The Incredibles
August 09: Okami HD
August 09: Waku Waku Sweets: Amai Okashi ga Dekiru kana?
August 09: Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes
August 09: Darkest Dungeon
August 09: Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires Conspiracy DX
August 23: My Hero Academia: One’s Justice
August 30: Psyvariar Delta
August 30: Little Dragons Cafe
August 30: Tennis World Tour
August 30: Blade Strangers
August 30: World End Syndrome


FALL (43 games)

SEPTEMBER (22 games, excluded: Atelier ~Alchemists of Arland 1, 2, 3~ DX Premium Box)

September 06: Hakuoki Shinkai: Fuukaden
September 06: SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy
September 11: NBA 2K19
September 13: Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~
September 14: Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit
September 15: Undertale
September 20: STEINS; GATE ELITE
September 20: ニル・アドミラリの天秤 色ドリ撫子 (Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan)
September 20: Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland DX
September 20: Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX
September 20: Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX
September 20: Atelier ~Alchemists of Arland 1, 2, 3~ DX Premium Box
September 20: Dai Senryaku Perfect 4.0
September 21: Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna: The Golden Country
September 25/28: FIFA 19
September 27: Dragon Ball FighterZ
September 27: Warriors Orochi 3
September 27: The World Ends with You: Final Remix
September 27: NORN9 LOFN
September 27: Labyrinth of Refrain : Coven of Dusk
September 27: Valkyria Chronicles 4
September 27: MotoGP 18
September 27: Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ For Nintendo Switch
OCTOBER (15 games)
October 04: WORK × WORK
October 04: Sumikko Gurashu: Atsumare! Sumikko Town
October 04: Rockman 11: Gear of Destiny!!
October 05: Super Mario Party
October 18: Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
October 18: Dark Souls Remastered
October 25: Cendrillion palikA
October 25: World Neverland: Daily Life in the Elnea Kingdom
October 25: LEGO DC Super-Villains
October 25: DEEMO
October 25: Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero
October 25: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection International
October 25: Memories Off -Innocent Fille-
October 25: Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart HD Version
October 25: Yomawari: The Long Night Collection

NOVEMBER (6 games)
November 01: Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists
November 08: Pikachin-Kit: Game de Pirameki Daisakusen
November 15: RPG Maker MV Trinity
November 16: Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu
November 16: Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee
November 22: Robotics;Notes DaSH


WINTER (3 games)

DECEMBER (2 games)
December 07: Super Smash Bros. Special
December 13: Peach Ball: Senran Kagura

2019 (1 game)

FEBRUARY (1 game)
February 28: Darius: Cozmic Collection
 
Amazon put a date for next Octopath Traveler restock: 5 September.
How Square Enix is handling this stock shortage is... strange, to say the least. They should had provided enough supply to the demand soon after the succesful launch.

I really want to know how much SE expected Octopath Traveler to sell.
It seems like they had very low expectations for it, if you judge from how they're handling this situation from the beginning.
 
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GEO stores: Week 32, 2018 (Aug 06 - Aug 12)

01./00. [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega) {2018.08.09} (¥3.990)
02./04. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100)
03./00. [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling: World # <SPT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.09} (¥5.800)
04./08. [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600)
05./00. [PS4] Bullet Girls: Phantasia <ACT> (D3Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥7.980)
06./03. [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥4.980)
07./02. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} (¥6.100)
08./05. [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥6.800)
09./09. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
10./01. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6.480)

Top 10

NSW - 5
PS4 - 3
3DS - 2

"This week [PS4] Yakuza 3 debuted 1st. Yakuza 1 and Yakuza 2 were released as remakes on PS4 and while Yakuza 3 is remastered it had a good number of reservations with sales exceeding forecast. In addition, [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling: World and [PS4] Bullet Girls: Phantasia ranked 3rd and 5th respectively. Because both titles have specific audience it can be said that initial move was favorable. The 2nd place [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! with the effect of TVCM has increased its sales from previous week. Comparing to last year, this year's Obon Festival season gives the impression that lacks the big release."
 
Oct 27, 2017
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SE's situation with Nintendo's platforms has been abysmal for years now.

this has been so disappointing from Square, when you ship 110K and the game is completely sold out with very strong demand, it should become clear to you that you can go much higher than that, they should've prepared a big shipment in August not only those 10-20K weekly shipments.

this is the first time I witness a company in Japan failing this much to meet the demand of its customers.

we are lucky that they didn't publish the game outside Japan.
Well maybe this will be a wake up call. I think the 3DS was easier to dismiss because it really did look like smartphone gaming was going to eventually strip its market down and it wasn't selling *that* well in North America or Europe.

Switch is probably an eye opener for third parties now, not only is it doing well in Japan, it is doing very well in North America and even Europe.
 

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Well maybe this will be a wake up call. I think the 3DS was easier to dismiss because it really did look like smartphone gaming was going to eventually strip its market down and it wasn't selling *that* well in North America or Europe.

Switch is probably an eye opener for third parties now, not only is it doing well in Japan, it is doing very well in North America and even Europe.
The sales of the 3ds in North America and Europe by June of 2012 weren’t *that* far off from what they are now with the Switch.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The sales of the 3ds in North America and Europe by June of 2012 weren’t *that* far off from what they are now with the Switch.
June 2018 for the Switch is like two times bigger than June 2012 for the 3DS in the US.

Gap is sizable and will be even bigger by the end of the year.
 

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The sales of the 3ds in North America and Europe by June of 2012 weren’t *that* far off from what they are now with the Switch.
As mentioned Switch software sales destroy the 3DS sales. Add in the higher software prices, higher digital sales and the fact that Switch is still rather expensive that says alot.

If a publisher really only jumped on board with the plattform after it's launch you won't see the full extent of the support until 2019 at the earliest.

12/13 was actually the time were many pubs decided to move in from 3DS and start chasing the console market because of the PS4 success and establish their mobile presense.

Don't have the feeling that the Switch momentum is going to slow down anytime soon ....especially not before they reach 200usd price point.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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August 15, octopath traveler restocks news :p


Almost nothing...


ComG! gosen (low quantities)


Other restocks games i saw: yakuza 3, EOX


August 14

Almost nothing...

otakara machida (low quantities)


Mulan kitasenju (very low quantities)
 
Oct 28, 2017
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June 2018 for the Switch is like two times bigger than June 2012 for the 3DS in the US.

Gap is sizable and will be even bigger by the end of the year.
Do you have the month to month sales for those 2 anywhere?

The 3DS was selling considerably less with a deep $70 price cut wirh considerably worse software sales. 3DS was mediocre in the West.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Do you have the month to month sales for those 2 anywhere?

The 3DS was selling considerably less with a deep $70 price cut wirh considerably worse software sales. 3DS was mediocre in the West.
Took the numbers from the NPD thread (thanks Edigar ) :

Code:
+-----+-----+-----+-----+
|Month| NSW | 3DS |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| JAN | 270k| 160k|

| FEB | 282k| 262k|

| MAR | 308k| 225k|

| APR | 171k| 125k|

| MAY | 167k| 113k|

| JUN | 325k| 155k|

| JUL |     | 125k|

| AUG |     | 176k|

| SEP |     | 213k|

| OCT |     | 192k|

| NOV |     | 540k|

| DEC |     |1250k|
+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| TOT |     |3536k|
+-----+-----+-----+-----+
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The sales of the 3ds in North America and Europe by June of 2012 weren’t *that* far off from what they are now with the Switch.
The shipment numbers for the 3DS were quite poor from 2013-2016 or so, I think Japanese devs kinda thought "well smartphones are definitely killing the portable market, Vita is gone and 3DS is missing sales targets every year".

Switch is a game changer in North America and Europe, not just hardware wise but software. Look at the recent software charts, you're seeing a market like France with an entire top 5 of Switch games, the top selling individual format game in a market like the UK is Mario Kart 8, Spain and Italy are seeing tons of Nintendo titles pop up.

NPD is top 10 is full of Nintendo games, even something like Mario Tennis being no.1 for a month ... stuff like this would be unheard of on the 3DS.

Switch has successfully found a way to thrive in the world of smartphones, and I think many devs, Japanese devs included had sorta left Nintendo for dead. I suspect Square-Enix is probably a little gob-smacked at Octopath Traveller's sales, specifically in Western markets.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Less than one hour for the numbers.
Please note that the percentage of growth or decrease will be calculated later. Updates will come after the thread is created.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Took the numbers from the NPD thread (thanks Edigar ) :

Code:
+-----+-----+-----+-----+
|Month| NSW | 3DS |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| JAN | 270k| 160k|

| FEB | 282k| 262k|

| MAR | 308k| 225k|

| APR | 171k| 125k|

| MAY | 167k| 113k|

| JUN | 325k| 155k|

| JUL |     | 125k|

| AUG |     | 176k|

| SEP |     | 213k|

| OCT |     | 192k|

| NOV |     | 540k|

| DEC |     |1250k|
+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| TOT |     |3536k|
+-----+-----+-----+-----+
That's half a million units up over a 6 month period. That's significant.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Compared to the record setting numbers of year 1, I still find these numbers not that great
I think they had too much confidence in the system itself for the first half of this year
June is 50% up compared to last year. I agree that the momentum slowed down earlier this year but the Summer has put the Switch in a very good position again just before a busy end of the year.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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June is 50% up compared to last year. I agree that the momentum slowed down earlier this year but the Summer has put the Switch in a very good position again just before a busy end of the year.

Yes I agree
In fact I was talki g about the first half, up until Mario tennis first and Octopath then
 
Oct 27, 2017
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That's half a million units up over a 6 month period. That's significant.
Its impressive too because the Switch is far more expensive and the 3DS probably had a better release schedule for that period. They had:

Resident Evil Revelations + Kid Icarus Uprising + Fire Emblem Awakening + Mario Tennis for Jan-June 2012

verus

Kirby + Mario Tennis + DKC: TF port + Bayonetta port mainly for Jan-June 2018.

I believe that year was also the peak year for 3DS shipments , so Switch is comfortably staying ahead of the 3DS with no price cut, no huge releases in 1st half 2018, versus the 3DS' peak shipment year.