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Japan sales week 40: Famitsu and media-create (october 1-7)

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Herolink7 said:
Just because it's technically a mainline game, doesn't mean the fanbase of the series will buy it, considering the platform it's on.

True, but why? I believe you, but I'm not sure why? It's not because of inferior quality (since it's technically a mainline game), is it because it was marketted differently as Rol said? Is it because it's on a portable with antequated graphics as compared to what the mainline series is used to? Is it because people just don't buy non-mainline entries? So I believe you, I just can't wrap my mind around it .

The Resident Evil fanbase is another example of "hardcore" gamers. They want best possible experience, high quality graphics, lots of blood and gore, a competent online system, and a home console that's not labeled as a child's toy. It's why PS3 or 360 are the preferred platforms for games like Resident Evil or Call of Duty. As you already know, 3DS just isn't a platform that appeals to this type of audience. You could say that Monster Hunter sounds like game that fits this criteria, but local play is integral to fully enjoying Monster Hunter, and it appeals to a much wider audience. And Revelations not having a number in the title just makes it seen as another spin-off and lowers it significance even further. Besides, the series was born on PlayStation consoles, and has always been the go-to brand for RE. This is the first true survival horror RE in years, but on a handheld. A Nintendo handheld. There's just no market for it on the 3DS, though I'm slightly surprised Revelations and Mercs. 3D sold as well as they did.



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To avoid quote trees, yes. I believe the series would share some fans, which isn't really the case for Revelations. There aren't too many games similar to it on the console.



ECM said:
NoCtiS_NoX said:
VicViper said:

PS3 and Resident Evil both underperformed compared to my predictions... but I think I was led by the COMG crew... 70k PS3 was a real stretch. Even though not 800k, still a respectable number for RE. The expectative is if will reach a million or not, but I think it can!

Yikes at Vita! Sub 8k
Next weel is bound to be the new low...?

3DS 65k, still great!... next week is one of my most anticipated weeks of the year... new blue 3DS, Project X-Zone and Bravely Default


C'mon Vicviper. It did great whether it didn't meet your expectation or not. You can't deny that mate. It didn't underperform. Selling twice it's predeccesor.

 

Reading comprehension ain't what it used to be.


I really agree there.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4820422

I am pretty sure VIc really knows what I am talking about.



NoCtiS_NoX said:
ECM said:
NoCtiS_NoX said:
VicViper said:

PS3 and Resident Evil both underperformed compared to my predictions... but I think I was led by the COMG crew... 70k PS3 was a real stretch. Even though not 800k, still a respectable number for RE. The expectative is if will reach a million or not, but I think it can!

Yikes at Vita! Sub 8k
Next weel is bound to be the new low...?

3DS 65k, still great!... next week is one of my most anticipated weeks of the year... new blue 3DS, Project X-Zone and Bravely Default


C'mon Vicviper. It did great whether it didn't meet your expectation or not. You can't deny that mate. It didn't underperform. Selling twice it's predeccesor.

 

Reading comprehension ain't what it used to be.


I really agree there.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4820422

I am pretty sure VIc really knows what I am talking about.


No no, I'm pretty sure what he is saying is right, after all the game didnt come out on a Nintendo system, so obviously it did underperform now if it came out on a Nintendo system, obviously it would of been considered a MEGATON!

I dont know what you Playware or Xbots think mang, even Dragon Quest X outperformed Resident Evil 6.

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BasilZero said:

No no, I'm pretty sure what he is saying is right, after all the game didnt come out on a Nintendo system, so obviously it did underperform now if it came out on a Nintendo system, obviously it would of been considered a MEGATON!

I dont know what you Playware or Xbots think mang, even Dragon Quest X outperformed Resident Evil 6.

;p

Vic is awesome bro, leave VicViper alone!! :P



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happydolphin said:
BasilZero said:

No no, I'm pretty sure what he is saying is right, after all the game didnt come out on a Nintendo system, so obviously it did underperform now if it came out on a Nintendo system, obviously it would of been considered a MEGATON!

I dont know what you Playware or Xbots think mang, even Dragon Quest X outperformed Resident Evil 6.

;p

Vic is awesome bro, leave VicViper alone!! :P


Anyways, jokes aside ;p

Wonder why the Xbox360 RE6  is lower rating than the PS3 version? How does the rating system work o.O? Is it based on who wants the game/version more or is it like an actual review?

I see 46 for the PS3 and "Ten" for the Xbox360 version o.O.



    

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Kyuubi Ricky SSJ2 said:

Plus the Vita's best selling game is a music game and everyone knows music games are for casuals.


If Uncharted: Golden Abyss turns out to be a rhythm/music game, I'm going to be very disappointed. 

Unless you mean in Japan, in which case Persona 4 is the biggest-selling game.  Also not a "music game" (although, I'm told it does have a good soundtrack).



Kresnik said:
Kyuubi Ricky SSJ2 said:

Plus the Vita's best selling game is a music game and everyone knows music games are for casuals.


If Uncharted: Golden Abyss turns out to be a rhythm/music game, I'm going to be very disappointed. 

Unless you mean in Japan, in which case Persona 4 is the biggest-selling game.  Also not a "music game" (although, I'm told it does have a good soundtrack).


Love the Persona series OST! I have the OSTs on my itunes for the first 3 Persona games (excluding Eternal Punishment) of the PSX/PS2/PSP versions as well. *__*



    

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BasilZero said:


No no, I'm pretty sure what he is saying is right, after all the game didnt come out on a Nintendo system, so obviously it did underperform now if it came out on a Nintendo system, obviously it would of been considered a MEGATON!

I dont know what you Playware or Xbots think mang, even Dragon Quest X outperformed Resident Evil 6.

;p

Yet I predicted the more or less the same as everyone else in the thread... DemoniOtaku predicted 120k PS3 sold for example, so "according to his predictions" (repeating: "according to hi predictions") PS3 didn't underperformed? Yes or no?

Repeating once again the magic sentence here: according to my/his predictions. It's not hard to figure out what that means. I even tell I was exaggerating, I thought the average prediction on COMG was 800k, if you kept reading the thread you would see that. I even showed my real prediction, which was in line with the games sales.



NoCtiS_NoX said:


I really agree there.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=4820422

I am pretty sure VIc really knows what I am talking about.

I never meant to say the game sold bad, because let's face it, it sold wonderfully. i just made a mistake to believe that mine and the average prediction on COMG thread was higher than that. I don't know what I was thinking (those extremely high number on the chart probably led me to another number), but after checking the thread for clarification, I was wrong on both accounts (both my prediction and the average were 600-650k). That's what happened. Then, I retracted myself in the thread.

So 2 things:

It didn't underperformed - It never was said it did.

It didn't "underperformed according to my and COMG predictions" - that's the part that needed correction. In fact it did exactly like most posters there said it would.