No. The new content in those games was not available as a paid download. Those required you to buy the full game, instead of buying a DLC.
Do we know what the stock for Astral Chain was like in Japan? My local Walmart and Gamestop have been sold out since launch day...
They would have had a second shipment seeing as 9k is more than the 15% sell-through needed to sell out. It all depends on how fast that second shipment was and how large it was.
If they didn't get a restock, then they would now have sold through 109% of the initial stock, assuming Famitsu and Dengeki agree on the initial 85% sell-through. Some kind of new shipment must have come along. Whether that was enough to stop stock issues is another question.
Well Famitsu wasn't the one that reported 85%, they just reported 80-100%. So we can't be sure exactly how large the shipment was according to them.
Can you explain? The game is DLC, and the retail versions are either a download card or a combo pack of the main game (which many already have) plus Iceborne. Thr majority of DLC sales should be assumed to have happened on PSN. If anything, selling 200k of those seems pretty decent to me.
Nope, what came out was the revised OG Switch. That's what caused this bump. Lite release should be much bigger.
You can't possibly know that, unlike other expansions in MH you can buy this one as DLC for your base game, is pretty obvious that's where most people will buy it, but without digital sales you can't judge its performance yet.
Not sure it's sold out at the 2 store I went to this week but they probably only had 1 or 2 copies to begin with. Online it seems available.
The vast majority of the sales are going to be digital.
But it's standalone, right? You can buy Iceborne and play it without owning MHW I thought. And Capcom put a ton of muscle behind this game and it was a long time in development. Just seems light. Maybe if digital sales are 1M+, but I doubt that.Can you explain? The game is DLC, and the retail versions are either a download card or a combo pack of the main game (which many already have) plus Iceborne. Thr majority of DLC sales should be assumed to have happened on PSN. If anything, selling 200k of those seems pretty decent to me.
Hot damn. The Lite will be absolutely massive then.
The main game has stopped selling at OG price for a while, it's been 3k yen for a while now. Game wouldn't be selling anymore at 9k price, and they figured they could get even more with a steep discount price.
You cannot buy the expansion separate as it includes the main game. It's cheaper to just buy the expansion on PSN. Those 250k sales are essentially new players on top of the existing millions.
Could be true. Although I would say that 44k for the collector's edition is likely current players, and not new.
In Japan only? I don't see that happening. Guess we'll wait for that Capcom PR!
And vouchers. Astral Chain sold more digital units than SMM2 in August, despite doing about 1/5 at retail. And we know that SMM2 got a good boost from vouchers, so Astral Chain probably had a 50%+ digital share.
That's actually quite impressive, considering unit sales are really high. Looks like we have two skus with (allegedly) high demand: the OG and the Lite. That should produce some massive demand for the rest of the year (and beyond).
Astral Chain likely has a 50%+ share. I don't see why a DLC that can only be gotten at retail via the purchase of the game you already own should not have a huge digital share. 50%+ seems like a bare minimum for digital imo.
This is the first time a G expansions is available only digitally (someone correct me if i'm wrong), might be 50-60% or higher, but we don't know.