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Media Create Sales: Week 36, 2019 (Sep 02 - Sep 08)

cw_sasuke

Member
Oct 27, 2017
10,375
There's no precedent for Iceborne (cheaper MH extension available as download) so no one really knows how to interpret it, and whichever "side" you like the number will be spun to be negative/positive.
Retail is nothing impressive of course but it's only a small part of the big picture.
This.

For all we know all of MHW owners could have bought the add-on digitally or only 10 percent of them...we just don't know.

Still a bummer to see that the Era of massive retail software launches is coming to an end...only Nintendo, Pokemon and mainline DQ left.

Last gen 3DS had a couple MH releases starting with +1m resulting in more exciting times for the retail market.
 

Raguy

Member
Dec 20, 2017
216
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.
Yeah, end of August astral chain would be at least 40k for digital. I know that Famitsu gives bad number for digital but smash bros was 12k for them in july and astral chain had a better rank in july. My guess is 15k for july and 25k for August. Now,i'm seeing around 50k.
 

fiendcode

Member
Oct 26, 2017
11,406
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.

Capcom also has the highest digital ratio among japanese publishers but i don't think it reflects in Japan as well.
This is because catalog sales make up the bulk last quarter and most of their new releases there (Switch ports/remasters) don't even have packaged releases in most markets.

That said I'd expect greater than 74% Iceborne, even in Japan. I'm more curious about likely overshipment on the packaged bundle.
 

Charamiwa

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,564
If the new Switch model is really supply constrained and it still pulled a 77k week with the Lite coming soon... Bodes well for the future. We had some pretty boring weeks, especially last year, but it seems that it all led to this.
 

ShinobiBk

Member
Dec 28, 2017
6,895
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.

Capcom also has the highest digital ratio among japanese publishers but i don't think it reflects in Japan as well.
With these numbers, are they including digital only releases like the Phoneix Wright Collection and the old RE ports? Cause that would make sense why it's so high cause they release a lot of digital only games
 

Stygr

Member
Oct 26, 2017
5,413
With these numbers, are they including digital only releases like the Phoneix Wright Collection and the old RE ports? Cause that would make sense why it's so high cause they release a lot of digital only games
I think the digital share is high mostly thanks to RE2/DMC5/MHW on PC, where the digital share is +95%, the first three, especially MHW, sold a lot on PC.
 

steviejd1

Member
Nov 8, 2017
6,342
With these numbers, are they including digital only releases like the Phoneix Wright Collection and the old RE ports? Cause that would make sense why it's so high cause they release a lot of digital only games
Yes I believe so. Also a lot of Capcom releases this year have done well on PC which would obviously push digital sales up too (probably the main reason tbh).
 

Gotdatmoney

Member
Oct 28, 2017
7,725
MH number is better than the blog number (diff trackers I assume). That's decent given what the release is imo.
 

Kerotan

Member
Oct 31, 2018
2,420
Will we ever get the digital sales from Capcom in Japan or will they just provide WW numbers?

Is the switch like being launched at just 21k ¥?
 

*Guaraná

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,804
Why people are calling theses numbers bad?

01./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter: World \ Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) - 206.156 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Collector's Package <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥14.444) - 44.160 / NEW
 

K Samedi

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,203
Astral Chain probably close to 100k with vouchers. Lets see how the legs play out but I was hoping for a better second week. Still not a bomb though. Its doing a lot better than past platinum Nintendo efforts.
 

Lite_Agent

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Oct 26, 2017
2,978
Somewhere. I think.
Just noticed that Switch will reach 9m the very week the Switch Lite comes out, even though it won't even need it to do so. How appropriate.

Already over 9m with digital.
 

Tenbatsu

Member
Oct 27, 2017
255
I don't think it is. Famitsu always counts the download card numbers in.
また、2位の『MHW:アイスボーン』だが、こちらは店頭でのダウンロードコード購入ぶんなどの数字によるもの。

 
Oct 25, 2017
12,938
また、2位の『MHW:アイスボーン』だが、こちらは店頭でのダウンロードコード購入ぶんなどの数字によるもの。

I know, but Famitsu has always counted digital cards in and never separated the SKUs before. I believe there's a mistake somewhere.
 

Rotimi

Member
Dec 25, 2017
842
Lagos , Nigeria
Impressive Switch hold. Can’t wait for Lite to release and see some crazy numbers.

Disappointed with Astral chain though really want the game to sell well. You can’t expect to much from a niche game but I was hoping it would brake out and be a good seller
 

MegaXZero

Member
Jun 21, 2018
2,582
Okay debut for ice borne. The hold will be important. I’m guessing something like 100k next week? Still digital will have to be very big (like 80%) in Japan for it to catch the old expansion’s numbers at retail.

Switch being supply constrained and still selling like that is huge.
 

Sub Boss

Member
Nov 14, 2017
11,418
WoW @ those expansion numbers, Monster Hunter is a beast

nice hold for Astral Chain it should do 50k+ on physical alone, combined with voucher sales overall not bad
 

Toni

Avenger
Nov 13, 2017
1,669
Orlando, Florida
01./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition <Monster Hunter: World \ Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne> # <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06} (¥6.990) - 206.156 / NEW
02./00. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Collector's Package <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.09.06}



Oof. That PS4 and Monster Hunter bump.

Talent Always Wins

 

MegaXZero

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Jun 21, 2018
2,582

NoMoreTrolls

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,617
Texas
Which is a huge departure from previous G rank entries, where the G rank version routinely matched or even outsold the original release.
I expect most people will be buying this expansion digitally, though, given that it is the cheapest option that wasn't available on prior MH titles. It's real hard to say definitively how this expansion is performing relative to past G Rank titles. Seems like we may have to wait for Capcom PR to get a full picture, unfortunately. Hopefully, it blows past expectations just like the main title did when it sold more than the combined original/ultimate releases of the prior best selling entries.
 

test_account

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,919
Once FFVIIR launches Switch will be left in the dust.
The PS4 will be reborn, just like FF7.


To claim that Nintendo was super weak in Asia and Sony was very strong, which was applied to multiple situations like why Japanese publishers were missing the boat on the Switch or Sony’s decline in Japan.
I see, thanks. Since more and more developers/publishers have started to make multiplatform games for PS4 and Switch, i thought the arguement had died down because of that. But there still a few big games that havnt made it over to the Switch, i didnt think about that, so i can see why it was still talked about in that case. Its just been a while since i've seen it myself (but as mentioned, i dont read every discussion), so i just had to ask.


The problem is it’s Switch treating it like a marathon not the PS4.
I was just joking hehe :P =) The PS4 is basically at the end of its life while the Switch is in its prime. And the Switch is a more popular system as well. Very unlikely that the PS4 will suddently start increasing quite much in sales at this point in time. If the PS4 gets close to 10 million LTD, that would be a good end goal :)
 
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