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

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Splatoon 2 bundle is a major SKU from the moment it relaunched. Standalone copies are out of top 10 at retailer rankings and Splatoon 2 sales are in top 3 every week.
 
"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."
Yup, that was certainly a weak Summer overall, not just Obon. Lack of big hit like Yo-kai Watch the previous years and DQXI and Splatoon 2 last year really hurt.A damn shame, because Switch Software is doing great.
 
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Splatoon 2 bundles are not tracked in these chain rankings.
Splatoon 2 bundle is a major SKU from the moment it relaunched. Standalone copies are out of top 10 at retailer rankings and Splatoon 2 sales are in top 3 every week.
Thanks to you both.

Splatoon 2 seems to be the logical choice but Minecraft seems to surprise quite a lot :

YSO predictions for Obon week.

01. [NSW] Splatoon 2 < 30k (average 25k) [week 57]
02. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe < 25k (average 20k) [week 69]
03. [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! < 25k (average 20k) [week 5]
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Splat 2 could be close to 50K for Obon week, guessing Switch hw is close to 80K.
Minecraft, MK8D, Taiko & Mario Tennis Aces should be the rest of the top 5 all around 30K or so.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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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.
It looked exactly like the first game then.
The gap in raw power wasn't that big between PS2 and Wii and Arc Rise Fantasia was a mid-low budget JRPG and the first attempt of a full 3D title by a rather new studio, by almost every standard it looked like a PS2 game (which is perfectly fine btw).
 
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I just want to see a Microsoft game being the number 1, in a holiday week in Japan :D. Please Splatoon 2, behave like a normal shooter and let the top to Minecraft.
Splatoon 2 will be around 25-30k at Media Create and 30-35k at Famitsu. If Minecraft has some small chances to top these numbers it will be at Media Create.
 
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19/10 is Friday, a simultaneous worldwide release isn't impossible. Maybe they will manage to rush Mario & Luigi 3 for this year too.
 
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Not that I thought it would, but there goes any chance of Luigi being sushi striker'd.

19/10 is Friday, a simultaneous worldwide release isn't impossible. Maybe they will manage to rush Mario & Luigi 3 for this year too.
can't see it personally.
it'll be 2019 and bomb
 
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Splat 2 could be close to 50K for Obon week, guessing Switch hw is close to 80K.
Minecraft, MK8D, Taiko & Mario Tennis Aces should be the rest of the top 5 all around 30K or so.
Ever the optimist :p. I think they will probably all fall short of those expectations.

Switch HW never seems to get as big of a bump as expected. At the moment I think 60K is more realistic.
 
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Luigi's Mansion is the only 3DS game I could see mentioned at next direct. If they use PR for Japan too March direct was the final for the system.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't know whether they view Torna as a notable release but there is going to be a big Direct before Super Mario Party's launch. Game is a 5m+ seller, they are going to push it.
 
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September direct will happen with or without New Super Mario Bros. U. Jan-Mar schedule will be revealed there.
 
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I also expect (hope) for one more surprise for the end of the year to be introduced in this direct.
N64 Mini, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and maybe Labo 04 are everything Nintendo related that are rumoured for this year. From third parties there won't be any unknown important titles for Switch or PS4, we know their schedule until December.
 
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N64 Mini, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and maybe Labo 04 are everything Nintendo related that are rumoured for this year. From third parties there won't be any unknown important titles for Switch or PS4, we know their schedule until December.
Still hoping for that GTAV port... seemed like the perfect timing.
 
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Except Level 5 Japanese third parties have dropped the ball for holidays again. Yakuza 4 remaster, Tales of Vesperia remaster are supposed to be the big titles.
 
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Except Level 5 Japanese third parties have dropped the ball for holidays again. Yakuza 4 remaster, Tales of Vesperia remaster are supposed to be the big titles.
What is your expectations for these games ?

TGS/Direct should bring more info, there are suspiciously too few games in November.
 
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I feel like Square Enix literally thinks the Octopath Traveler team is just a small Indie studio that makes cheap games, despite being disproven for the third time in a row now...
 
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I feel like Square Enix literally thinks the Octopath Traveler team is just a small Indie studio that makes cheap games, despite being disproven for the third time in a row now...
I don't know---they still shipped 1m+ units across the globe. They had lower expectations but not as low.
 
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What is your expectations for these games ?

TGS/Direct should bring more info, there are suspiciously too few games in November.
That I put Yakuza 4 in there shows how laughable the situation is. We know what's coming this year from third parties more or less, whatever is revealed at TGS won't be for 2018.
 
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That I put Yakuza 4 in there shows how laughable the situation is. We know what's coming this year from third parties more or less, whatever is revealed at TGS won't be for 2018.
Big JP publishers chasing a WW audience but are too small to compete with the bigger fish this Q4.

Thanks to L5 and Nintendo, Q4 should be bigger than last year tho.
 
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Q4 is perfect for HD remake as Metroid Trilogy or Zelda Skyward Sword.
I am agree with you , we need better Q4 than last year mostly when we compare with Q4 on others platforms.
 
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Q4 is perfect for HD remake as Metroid Trilogy or Zelda Skyward Sword.
I am agree with you , we need better Q4 than last year mostly when we compare with Q4 on others platforms.
Metroid Prime trilogy would be a good fit. Either Q3 or Q4, perhaps announces at the game awards with a prime 4 trailer like last year’s Bayonetta reveals
 
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N64 Mini, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and maybe Labo 04 are everything Nintendo related that are rumoured for this year. From third parties there won't be any unknown important titles for Switch or PS4, we know their schedule until December.
Q4 Japanese companies

Square Enix
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Sony
2018.10.04 [PS4] Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Capcom
2018.10.02 [NSW+PS4] Mega Man 11
2018.10.25 [NSW+PS4] Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection International

Sega
2018.11.22 [PS4] Shenmue I & II
2018.xx.xx [PS4] Yakuza 4

Atlus
2018.11.29 [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Bandai Namco
2018.10.18 [PS4] Soul Calibur VI
2018.xx.xx [NSW] Neko-Tomo
2018.xx.xx [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker
2018.xx.xx [NSW+PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Level 5
2018.xx.xx [NSW+PS4] Inazuma Eleven Ares
2018.xx.xx [NSW] Yo-Kai Watch 4

Nintendo
2018.10.05 [NSW] Super Mario Party
2018.12.07 [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2018.xx.xx [3DS] Luigi Mansion

Pokemon Co.
2018.11.18 [NSW] Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! / Let's Go, Eevee!


Inazuma Eleven Ares isn't unlikely to have another delay to 2019 as long as there aren't news for it and December approaches fast.
 
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I don’t think IE Ares will launch this year.
Level 5 will try to make the possible to launch YW4 in December, even if this means to delay everything else to finish it.

The only missing title I see is DQ Builders 2, but this could be delayed too, and launched in January.
 
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I don’t think IE Ares will launch this year.
Level 5 willtry to make the possible to launch YW4 in December, even if this means delay everything else to finish it.

The only missing title I see is DQ Builders 2, but this could be delayed to and launched in January.
I don’t think IE Ares will launch this year.
Level 5 willtry to make the possible to launch YW4 in December, even if this means delay everything else to finish it.

The only missing title I see is DQ Builders 2, but this could be delayed to and launched in January.

I believe they are having a Inazuma Eleven event Sunday- we should find out soon enough!