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So we all know how well Animal Crossing is doing in Japan. But some part of me can't shake the fact that other regions might not be as accepting of another "casual" title. Nintendogs fell from 24mil sold to a measly 2 million, and I suspect that most of that is pertained to girls who moved from DS's to mobile or FB games. 

AC wasn't even that large in NA or EU and 60% of purchasers in JP of AC are female.

I sure don't see many girls carrying around 3DS's yet.

With facebook games like Farmville and mobile others as the replacement for games like AC, might we end up with another gigantic decrease in units sold in regions expect Japan?



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Yay for 1st thread

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Good job on first thread. This series I know. 60% of purchaser are Japanese females? Look for me to be logged onto AC online.

sethnintendo said:
Good job on first thread. This series I know. 60% of purchaser are Japanese females? Look for me to be logged onto AC online.


Yes I'll try to find where I read it but I distinctly remember that piece of info shocking me.



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No. Animal Crossing should hold it's own in North America.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (according to VGC, which really isn't that great) already has quite a bit of Pre-Orders. If Nintendo manage to pull together a good Ad for this game then I think it should be able to at least sell around what City Folk did.

Europe is a different story. I'm not sure how well it'll take off there, but I'm hoping for the best.

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NintendoPie said:
No. Animal Crossing should hold it's own in North America.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (according to VGC, which really isn't that great) already has quite a bit of Pre-Orders. If Nintendo manage to pull together a good Ad for this game then I think it should be able to at least sell around what City Folk did.

Europe is a different story. I'm not sure how well it'll take off there, but I'm hoping for the best.


Who the fuck said it wasn't the great?



Otakumegane said:
sethnintendo said:
Good job on first thread. This series I know. 60% of purchaser are Japanese females? Look for me to be logged onto AC online.


Yes I'll try to find where I read it but I distinctly remember that piece of info shocking me.


As translated by Siliconera, Iwata said women represent 56 perecent of those buying a 3DS with the game, far greater than the 3DS' female install base of 31 percent. Female install base of 3DS at 31% in Japan, huh. 

I suspect around 15% or less for America.



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sethnintendo said:
NintendoPie said:
No. Animal Crossing should hold it's own in North America.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (according to VGC, which really isn't that great) already has quite a bit of Pre-Orders. If Nintendo manage to pull together a good Ad for this game then I think it should be able to at least sell around what City Folk did.

Europe is a different story. I'm not sure how well it'll take off there, but I'm hoping for the best.


Who the fuck said it wasn't the great?

I was meaning for Pre-Order sales. VGC isn't neccessarily the best in that field.



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NintendoPie said:
No. Animal Crossing should hold it's own in North America.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (according to VGC, which really isn't that great) already has quite a bit of Pre-Orders. If Nintendo manage to pull together a good Ad for this game then I think it should be able to at least sell around what City Folk did.

Europe is a different story. I'm not sure how well it'll take off there, but I'm hoping for the best.


It will do decently, I'm sure. The problem is will there be a loss in sold units like the other 2 once huge "casual" titles. I don't see it reaching 2mil numbers like the last one.



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Seems like a more Japan-centric game, like Fire Emblem. Not that they're similar in genre, but that they do far better in Nintendo's native country than in other territories. Especially launching in the Spring instead of the holidays, yikes. I have low expectations for New Leaf over here. It's not exactly a summer blockbuster. If they sold it at $29 instead of $39 they might be able to gain some traction, though.

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