Media Create Sales: Week 32, 2018 (Aug 06 - Aug 12)

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Week 34, 2018 (Aug 20- Aug 26)

new releases

{2018.08.20}
[XB1] Brawlout _Download Version_ |DL| <FTG> (Angry Mob Games) (¥0)

{2018.08.22}
[XB1] Treadnauts _Download Version_ |DL| <ACT> (Topstitch Games) (¥0)

{2018.08.23}
[PSV] Koroshiya to Strawberry # <ADV> (Broccoli) (¥6.300)
[PSV] Koroshiya to Strawberry (First Print Limited Moon Shadow Box) <ADV> (Broccoli) (¥8.300)
[PSV] Koroshiya to Strawberry (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Broccoli) (¥6.300)
[PSV] Floral Flowlove # <ADV> (Entergram) (¥5.980)
[PSV] Floral Flowlove (Limited Edition) <ADV> (Entergram) (¥8.980)
[PSV] Floral Flowlove (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Entergram) (¥4.611)
[NSW] My Hero: One's Justice <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.600)
[NSW] My Hero: One's Justice (ε) _Nintendo eShop Download Version_ |DL| <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.600)
[NSW] Kimi no Hitomi ni Hit Me _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <ADV> (Entergram) (¥4.148)
[NSW] Shelter Generations _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <ADV> (Circle Entertainment) (¥1.388)
[NSW] Redís Kingdom _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <PZL> (Rising Star Games) (¥1.202)
[NSW] Shio _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <ACT> (Coconut Island Games) (¥1.200)
[NSW] Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <STG> (Atypical Games) (¥1.018)
[NSW] Fernz Gate _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <RPG> (Kemco) (¥1.000)
[NSW] Behind The Screen _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <ACT> (Cosen) (¥925)
[NSW] Kero Blaster _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <STG> (Playism) (¥907)
[NSW] Flood of Light _Nintendo Switch Download Software_ |DL| <ADV> (Irisloft) (¥444)
[PS4] My Hero: One's Justice <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.600)
[PS4] My Hero: One's Justice (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) (¥7.600)
[PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) (¥6.800)
[PS4] Conan Exiles (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) (¥6.800)
[PS4] Gungrave VR: Complete Edition |PlayStation VR| # <STG> (Blueside) (¥4.650)
[PS4] Gungrave VR: Complete Edition |PlayStation VR| (Limited Edition) <STG> (Blueside) (¥9.900)
[PS4] Gungrave VR: Complete Edition |PlayStation VR| (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <STG> (Blueside) (¥4.300)
[PS4] Floral Flowlove # <ADV> (Entergram) (¥5.980)
[PS4] Floral Flowlove (Limited Edition) <ADV> (Entergram) (¥8.980)
[PS4] Floral Flowlove (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Entergram) (¥4.611)
[PS4] Boku to Nurse no Kenshuu Nisshi # <ADV> (Entergram) (¥2.480)
[PS4] Boku to Nurse no Kenshuu Nisshi (Premium Edition) <ADV> (Entergram) (¥6.480)
[PS4] Boku to Nurse no Kenshuu Nisshi (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Entergram) (¥1.980)
[PS4] Saiaku Naru Saiyaku Ningen ni Sasagu <ADV> (Kemco) (¥3.333)
[PS4] Saiaku Naru Saiyaku Ningen ni Sasagu (ε) _PS Store Download Version_ |DL| <ADV> (Kemco) (¥2.778)

{2018.08.24}
[PS4] PlayStation 4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition <H-W> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) (¥49.980)
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YSO predictions

01. [NSW] My Hero: One's Justice < 30k (average 20k) [week 1]
02. [NSW] Splatoon 2 < 25k (average 20k) [week 58]
03. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe < 20k [week 70]
03. [PS4] Conan Exiles < 20k [week 1]
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If YSO is right, I think we can definitely conclude that anime games do better on Switch. There is an audience for it, probably because the casual share for people buying anime games is higher.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Variety kit is still the most appealing labo kit. Then vehicle, then robot.

Dont expect vehicle kit to outsell variety.
Yeah, probably won’t but I think robot kit likely taught them a valuable lesson in pricing.

Variety kit seems to have the best pacing to it, as it’s a bunch of smaller kits meaning you can do one a day or so. Robot is one big piece that’s all required. The building is probably the only good part of robot kit so once that’s up there’s basically nothing more to do with it
 
Oct 26, 2017
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If YSO is right, I think we can definitely conclude that anime games do better on Switch. There is an audience for it, probably because the casual share for people buying anime games is higher.
I think this depends. I’d still expect most Gundam games or SRT to do better on PS4 for example.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think this depends. I’d still expect most Gundam games or SRT to do better on PS4 for example.
Thing is we won't probably have a reference point before a while and by then the Switch userbase should be bigger than the PS4's.

For now, we have Dragon Ball and AOT that sold better on Switch.
 
Nov 2, 2017
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Yeah, probably won’t but I think robot kit likely taught them a valuable lesson in pricing.

Variety kit seems to have the best pacing to it, as it’s a bunch of smaller kits meaning you can do one a day or so. Robot is one big piece that’s all required. The building is probably the only good part of robot kit so once that’s up there’s basically nothing more to do with it
Building is currently the only really fun thing about Labo hence the appeal of variety kit. Bunch of medium and smaller projects is better than single big project. Especially if you want to build with others.

I'm a fun of Labo, but because building is only fun part and it's a one time thing, it's really still more of a neat novelty than anything. I'm curious of there will be many repeat buyers.
 
Aug 5, 2018
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I'vs seen plenty of anime advertise the switch, a coincidence? I think not!!
On that topic, the Switch is literally the perfect artist shorthand to show a gaming device since it can be both a handheld or a home console, instead of needing to have separate designs for each situation. The home console design is literally just the handheld in a box. It being the only current-gen handheld probably also helps, since Vita doesn’t seem to be getting a successor anytime soon.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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On that topic, the Switch is literally the perfect artist shorthand to show a gaming device since it can be both a handheld or a home console, instead of needing to have separate designs for each situation. The home console design is literally just the handheld in a box. It being the only current-gen handheld probably also helps, since Vita doesn’t seem to be getting a successor anytime soon.
it's less that and more "switch is popular with the demographic"
 
Oct 27, 2017
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If YSO is right, I think we can definitely conclude that anime games do better on Switch. There is an audience for it, probably because the casual share for people buying anime games is higher.
Vanillaware would be right at home there.

BTW does anyone know what are they doing right now? (I guess finishing 13 sentinels, but who knows)
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Vanillaware would be right at home there.

BTW does anyone know what are they doing right now? (I guess finishing 13 sentinels, but who knows)
Just that I think. Shocked at the lack of a Muramasa HD on Switch honestly.

In fact, I dreamed last night that Arc Rise Fantasia 2 was announced for Switch and PS4, but because it wasn't by Imageepoch, it looked like poop as if it were a PS2 game or something, or just heavily unfinished.

It was weird.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Just that I think. Shocked at the lack of a Muramasa HD on Switch honestly.

In fact, I dreamed last night that Arc Rise Fantasia 2 was announced for Switch and PS4, but because it wasn't by Imageepoch, it looked like poop as if it were a PS2 game or something.

It was weird.
Yes please! With the Rebirth content at the very least, as I only played the Wii version.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Yes please! With the Rebirth content at the very least, as I only played the Wii version.
Funny enough, I've heard folks give the opinion that Ignition's original translation was preferred over Aksys' more literal one. Rising Star actually polished the former up so it'd likely be the definitive translation for folks. Honestly why didn't Rising Star re-release the Wii original under them with their translation in NA on the Wii U eShop I will never know.

Regardless, I'd hope XSEED will FINALLY get to do what they were supposed to do and localize a hopeful Switch version. I still remember when XSEED was supposed to get Muramasa and Arc Rise Fantasia before Ignition got their paws on both. :'(
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Tokyo
Really? Because in Europe they write imported from Kyoto and in the states they writte made in Japan.
Isnt that referring to the game itself(the code) rather than the cardrige ?
Unless Nintendo changed their distribution/production system with the Switch, all game carts are made in Japan without exception, though the whole thing is assembled (basically, cart put in box, etc.) in Germany for Europe. Nothing should be made outside Japan, except the cardboard sheets for Nintendo Labo (which are all done in their respective regions).



Nope. All games carts are made in Japan, no exception.

Never seen the back of a US Switch game case before, that's neat that it says Made in Japan on the back.

Is there anything more concrete than that? I can see a situation where they produce the cart parts in Japan, ship them to someplace closer, and then do the writing and assembling and printing.

I just find it difficult to believe that they would make, write, assemble, and package the games in Japan and then ship them, since the shipping time would be about 3 weeks to the US, and who knows how long it would take to get from Japan to Europe.
 
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Nintendo European carts are printed in Europe. Germany was the place before, it must remain the same now. There's no way they come from Japan.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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If YSO is right, I think we can definitely conclude that anime games do better on Switch. There is an audience for it, probably because the casual share for people buying anime games is higher.
I don't think there is enough evidence for that. All we can really conclude is anime games have solid success on Switch.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Nintendo European carts are printed in Europe. Germany was the place before, it must remain the same now. There's no way they come from Japan.
Well this is written on the back of my German switch games

Edit:
And this on street fighter 30th anniversary :
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Getting game cart shipments exclusively from Japan to world wide seems counterproductive.
Shipping some components to European or American factories like switch boxes and casings might make more sense.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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it's possible the carts are made in japan but the roms are pressed in NA and Europe
I know, I just tried to help out with more information.
But let’s say capcom imports those carts. Do they send them to Germany to get the rom on it? Or maybe they just import them directly to Germany
 
Oct 27, 2017
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ComG! Week Sales, 2018 (Aug 13 - Aug 19)





01/06 [NSW] Minecraft - 57 pt (+16 pt)
02/04 [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! - 42 pt (+1 pt)
03/02 [3DS] WarioWare Gold - 39 pt (-10 pt)
04/08 [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 35 pt (+10 pt)
05/09 [NSW] Mario Tennis Ace - 28 pt (+4 pt)
06/16 [NSW] Splatoon 2 - 28 pt (+15 pt)
07/05 [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X - 26 pt (-10 pt)
08/10 [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - 25 pt (+4 pt)
09/01 [PS4] Yakuza 3 - 21 pt (-47 pt)
10/13 [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - 14 pt (-2 pt)
11/20 [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game - 13 pt (+2 pt)
12/19 [NSW] Octopath Traveler - 13 pt (+1 pt)
13/07 [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution - 13 pt (-16 pt)
14/ R. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Moon - 12 pt
15/14 [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace - Scarlet Ambition - 11 pt (-4 pt)
16/03 [PS4] Fire Pro-Wrestling World (Normal Version) - 11 pt (- 36 pt)
17/ R. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 11 pt
18/ R. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun - 11 pt
19/ F. [NSW] Okami HD (normal version) - 8 pt
20/ R. [NSW] Star's Kirby Star Allize - 8 pt



NSW: 11 (+2)
PS4: 4 (-3)
3DS: 5 (+2)
PSV: 0 (-1)



ComG! Week Sales, 2018 (Aug 06 - Aug 12)
https://www.resetera.com/threads/me...018-jul-30-aug-05.60717/page-10#post-11403379
 
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TSUTAYA Ranking Sales, 2018 (Aug 13 - Aug 19)

11: [NSW] Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy DX
15: [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling: World



NSW: 13
PS4: 4
3DS: 3
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Question. Is Famitsu releasing this week? Because they didn't last week for Obon naturally and I wasn't sure if they're taking this coming week of also.

Thanks! :)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Vanillaware would be right at home there.

BTW does anyone know what are they doing right now? (I guess finishing 13 sentinels, but who knows)
Yeah, 13 Sentinels is taking a long time to develop. Dragon's Crown release was way back in 2013. I guess it makes sense, since they did release Odin Sphere Leifthrasir back in 2016. Plus they only have 29 employees, according to their website.
 
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Pre-Obon week was weaker since it was still riding Dragon Quest XI and Splatoon 2 close releases but with Switch evergreens Obon week will be stronger this year.
 

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No way imo

In fact, I don't think NSMBU will explode the way Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, Pokken, etc exploded.
I don't think it was quite buried on Wii U to the same degree as other games.
Mainly because it was a launch title, and bundled heavily.

Not saying it'll sell worse than the Wii U version, but I don't see the same multiplier other games have gotten.
I disagree.

Only cause it’s exactly the type of game that is more appealing on a handheld.

Plus, I bet it offers more than the OG NSMBU did.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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No way imo

In fact, I don't think NSMBU will explode the way Donkey Kong, Mario Kart, Pokken, etc exploded.
I don't think it was quite buried on Wii U to the same degree as other games.
Mainly because it was a launch title, and bundled heavily.

Not saying it'll sell worse than the Wii U version, but I don't see the same multiplier other games have gotten.
Mario Kart wasn't buried on Wii U. It's the second-best selling game on the platform in Japan.
 
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GEO stores: Week 33, 2018 (Aug 13 - Aug 19)

01./04. [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} (¥3.600)
02./02. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.07.19} (¥6.100)
03./01. [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega) {2018.08.09} (¥3.990)
04./09. [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥5.980)
05./06. [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥4.980)
06./11. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980)
07./07. [NSW] Pro Baseball Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.08.02} (¥6.100)
08./08. [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥6.800)
09./12. [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥3.980)
10./15. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980)

Top 10

NSW - 8
3DS - 1
PS4 - 1

"It was a week there was no release for Obon Festival. [NSW] Minecraft won 1st place at its 9th week. It has sold more than [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition in about nine months from release, and has appeal at a wide range of ages.
In top 10, Switch software has taken 8 from 10 places as a result of high availability of Switch hardware again. Since new releases before Obon were low profile we have the impression this year is lacking the excitement comparing to last year."