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If NSMBU were on the Vita, it would be the third best selling game behind Miku and Persona after just 2 days.

 

I think the low sell through for Mario is nothing to worry about because retailers know that they will sell those games over time for full price so it's better to have it in stock.



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I'm more interested in Paper Mario sales :(

(and 3DS and Vita's)



Barozi said:
Good WiiU start there but the software is again pretty low.

Btw. is Nintendo Land bundled in Japan or not ?

Nope; only the MH game is in limited bundles (similar to the ZombiU bundle). Their Premium pack comes with no game; hence the lower attach ratio. Which Japan always has, anwyay. I swear a fair few launches have seen attach ratios around or even below 1 in Japan in the past.



 

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Vinniegambini said:
kowenicki said:
So what do we think about the WiiU thrashing the PS3 and 360 launch, I think it signals the continuing utter domination of Nintendo in Japan. Xbox will stay irrelevant next gen and ps4 will continue the drop we have seen from PS2 to PS3. Seems set to me.


Nintendo is in an interesting position here.

The Wii software is still selling at an impressive rate - 4 million WW and yet there are no 'new' releases.

The DS software is still selling at an impressive rate - 2.1 million WW and yet there are no 'new' releases except for Pokemon

The 3DS is now gaining rapid momentum and from here on forth, 3DS will likely dominate 2013 with the software planned (Monster Hunter 4, Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion, Pokemon, etc.)

The Wii U will most likely sell 3 million by year-end WW, however the future does not seem to bode well currently as there is hardly any software announcement for 2013. Will the Wii U Vita itself? I don't think so but there is a cloud of uncertainty that follows it for sure. In Japan however, there is no cloud of uncertainty as Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest are now 'technically' Nintendo exclusive games.

It's like deja vu all over again.



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A bit higher than I predicted recently (250k-300k) but we know almost everything launches with huge numbers in Japan. Still, lower than Vita so I guess that means I'll make that thread (but only after NA week 3 and Europe week 2 come in )



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Vinnie, if you could also post other console/handheld launch #'s that would be really appreciated. ^_^

EDIT:

Here's partial numbers from Turkish's thread.

PS2: 630,552
GBA: 611,504
NDS: 441,485
Wii: 371,936
3DS: 371,326
PSV: 321,407

X360, PS3, Xbox, GameCube, and DreamCast first week sales would be nice to have as well.



kowenicki said:
So what do we think about the WiiU thrashing the PS3 and 360 launch, I think it signals the continuing utter domination of Nintendo in Japan. Xbox will stay irrelevant next gen and ps4 will continue the drop we have seen from PS2 to PS3. Seems set to me.

I think nothing of  it.  I'm sure the combinaton of GCN+Xbox+PS2 > Wii+PS3+X360 > Wii U+PS4?+ 720?  which is just continuing the narrative that home consoles (and Japan as a whole) is becoming irrevelant.  Nintendo fans will cling to this region because itll be the only safe region for Nintendo this time around (expect large famitsu threads and little world wide ones).



pezus said:
A bit higher than I predicted recently (250k-300k) but we know almost everything launches with huge numbers in Japan. Still, lower than Vita so I guess that means I'll make that thread (but only after NA week 3 and Europe week 2 come in )

I'm afraid you've been beaten to it really:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=151165&page=1#

Though, I guess yet another one couldn't hurt.



 

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VicViper said:
I'm more interested in Paper Mario sales :(

(and 3DS and Vita's)

Paper Mario is going to bounce back, of that I'm sure :)



Michael-5 said:
Vinniegambini said:

 

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2. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate WiiU 106.454
       
       
       
       

http://www.gamekult.com/actu/japon-les-premiers-chiffres-wii-u-A106415.html

WTH? This is a WiiU Launch title in Japan? Why didn't they make this a lunch title in North America? Damn, WiiU will do well in Japan now.

Didn't you know? Anyways, I'm unhappy, that the Japanese don't post screenshots from the game in Miiverse. Probably that function is disabled for the game.



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