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Japan sales: Famitsu & Media create - week 12 ( march 18-24)

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Conegamer said:
That's what I'm talking about Luigi!

Actually disappointing for OP, very much so. And Vita flat, but it's all downhill from here.


Vita is not flat, it's actually up ~5K. Why is it downhill from here? it went up with no major release, next week onwards it could settle down on ~30K without any. The only thing going downhill is the Wii U, that thing can't beat the PSP.



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Nice hold for Vita, although I feel like it's going to start going down again in the next few weeks.

Luigi's Mansion ended up doing a bit better than I thought it would, especially if you consider digital sales.



mutantclown said:
Conegamer said:
That's what I'm talking about Luigi!

Actually disappointing for OP, very much so. And Vita flat, but it's all downhill from here.


Vita is not flat, it's actually up ~5K. Why is it downhill from here? it went up with no major release, next week onwards it could settle down on ~30K without any. The only thing going downhill is the Wii U, that thing can't beat the PSP.

huh?

The vita it's coming from a big pricecut + several big releases while it has almost nothing new for months. It's obviously downhill from here. Takin in consideration the facts and the numbers already are disappointing and odds are that it will get worse.

Anyways, about what I expected for Luigi ... it should break a million eventually. I think for handhelds digital purchases is much more common compared to consoles (this is true for both Vita and 3DS imo). I plan to get Luigi's mansion digitally too.



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Conegamer said:

Also, wasn't Ethomaz saying OP would sell around 600k on PS3 and have HW of around 100k? Sadly that didn't happen. Unlikely to be flat YoY now, the biggest game of the year is out and its still down over 100k YoY (about 30%). Truly, it is the end of the generation.

Errrrr... OP moved 60k in PS3 not 100k.... 38k down (~60%?).

Vita numbers are surprising, didn't expect it to sell 40k this week.

It'll definitely drop off for a while though, with no major releases coming until FFX and God Eater 2.


One Piece sold less that what I thought it would, looks like it'll head to the bargain bin soon, considering that Koei-Tecmo shipped 500k units.




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mutantclown said:
Conegamer said:
That's what I'm talking about Luigi!

Actually disappointing for OP, very much so. And Vita flat, but it's all downhill from here.


Vita is not flat, it's actually up ~5K. Why is it downhill from here? it went up with no major release, next week onwards it could settle down on ~30K without any. The only thing going downhill is the Wii U, that thing can't beat the PSP.


It went up with a One Piece game, which usually moves hardware in Japan.



+ Expected Vita numbers like I predicted
+ Ok SS numbers

- Bad OP numbers... 380k combined... almost 40% down compared with the first game.
- Meh PS3 numbers... flat YoY but with OP I expected at least 30k.



Conegamer said:
UncleScrooge said:
Great opening for Luigi's Mansion! And the Vita is pretty healthy, too. It just shows consoles need games and an appropriate price point and they'll sell. What's the Vita lineup for april look like? Anyone know?

Literally nothing bar MURASUMA remake. Same for May, June, July...there's a couple small games but aside from FFX nothing until October time.

Funny you guys are dooming Vita because of "no games" when a major 3DS game just bombed.

Castlevania is a giant bomba that should ring alarm bells. I wonder how the dev team at Konami feel when they realize their game is outsold by "My Deco Rainbow Wedding", but it sure marks the end of Konami support to Nintendo.

Btw Vita has the Jump all-star game, Tokiden, God Eater 2 and 3 Hyperdimension Neptune games in sight (tough only 1 of the latter is scheduled before summer). Apart from Shin Megami Tensei IV and the Etrian Odyssey remake, what are the big 3DS releases? Please ask yourself that question before prothetizing that Vita will tank because of no games.

Anyway, OP2 beats Luigi across both platforms and the Vita one is actually eating up the PS3 version's marketshare! That is very good : the Japanese begin to favour the fact they can bring the game anywhere with them.

A little too bad for Meruru+, I thought it would score better than Totori+ because it has more bonuses. I imagine lot of JRPG fans were on the fence with Disgaea D2, so hopefully it has some legs. DoA5+ is not too hot, but still 3 or 4 times NGS2+.

Oh and btw again 60% software ms for Sony this week



Japan is quite healthy right now! 3DS Vita doing realllly good... PS3 solid. Not bad



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ryuzaki57 said:
Conegamer said:
UncleScrooge said:
Great opening for Luigi's Mansion! And the Vita is pretty healthy, too. It just shows consoles need games and an appropriate price point and they'll sell. What's the Vita lineup for april look like? Anyone know?

Literally nothing bar MURASUMA remake. Same for May, June, July...there's a couple small games but aside from FFX nothing until October time.

Funny you guys are dooming Vita because of "no games" when a major 3DS game just bombed.

Castlevania is a giant bomba that should ring alarm bells. I wonder how the dev team at Konami feel when they realize their game is outsold by "My Deco Rainbow Wedding", but it sure marks the end of Konami support to Nintendo.

Btw Vita has the Jump all-star game, Tokiden, God Eater 2 and 3 Hyperdimension Neptune games in sight (tough only 1 of the latter is scheduled before summer). Apart from Shin Megami Tensei IV and the Etrian Odyssey remake, what are the big 3DS releases? Please ask yourself that question before prothetizing that Vita will tank because of no games.

Anyway, OP2 beats Luigi across both platforms and the Vita one is actually eating up the PS3 version's marketshare! That is very good : the Japanese begin to favour the fact they can bring the game anywhere with them.

A little too bad for Meruru+, I thought it would score better than Totori+ because it has more bonuses. I imagine lot of JRPG fans were on the fence with Disgaea D2, so hopefully it has some legs. DoA5+ is not too hot, but still 3 or 4 times NGS2+.

Oh and btw again 60% software ms for Sony this week

I'm not dooming the Vita, more frustrated. I've never doomed the Vita (except maybe right after launch), but it's frustrating that the two biggest games for the Vita thus far arguably came out within 2 weeks, so there's nothing now to maintain the momentum. I hope sales are maintained, and it's doing better than I thought thankfully, but what is there now which can push systems? That's my concern.but fortunately now the system is doing well, which is what I want to see.

Please don't lump me in with the 'haters'. It's quite frustrating. I'm not lumping the 3DS in because that's suffering a similar issue over the next few months, but at least it's shown it's stable. Neither scenario is great, though. And those Vita games? None will push systems. Maybe a small boost for a week but that's it. Hopefully FFX will steer the ship right, though.



 

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