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Forums - Sales Discussion - MHW sells 1.35 million copies at launch in Japan, > 2 million with Digital; PS4 140k

Just gonna drop this thread in here for fun. Be interesting to see how it plays out. OP looks like a jeeneeus now. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=231864&page=1# Oh the mocking! :)



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Kerotan said:
Hiku said:

Well there's really no conceivable correlation between high or low FW/FM sales and digital ratio. If a game has a high digital ratio, it's because of the factors we mentioned, like availability, or convenience, etc.

Here's an anecdotal story though. Even though I decided to get a physical copy of MHW, because some of my friends already got it and started playing, I had second thoughts about it to the point where I delayed my order for a couple of days because I didn't know if I wanted to wait 5+ days for Amazon to ship it to me, when I could download it and start playing with my friends right away. Why the rush? Well, unlike something like a fighting game, in Monster Hunter you progress with things like levels and craftable and upgradable equipment. I don't think it's going to be particularly fun going on hunts with my friends if they're significantly more powerful than the boss I'm currently facing, and already have the best gear. That's what I was considering at least.

But something Noobie mentioned above:
"With capcom saying they have 30% digital sales worldwide and 40% of the shipped and digital sales are from Japan"


If this is accurate, just about every third person who bought the game, bought it digitally.
This means that in some areas, the ratio was below 30%. And in some areas it must have been higher than 30%.

Areas where the game was in short supply would be more likely to be on that higher end of the spectrum.
I don't know if 32,5% is unprecedented for an opening week, but I think if Tekken did what it did without shortages, I wouldn't be shocked if MHW did more with a 95% sell through rate.
However, I don't know how off Famitsu tend to be with their estimates. But this seems to fall in line with Capcom's statement.

I still find it hard to believe but in your defense EDF also had a very high digital ratio .

What's EDF?

I'm not certain by any means that a 32% digital ratio is likely for MHW. But what I am saying is that no one should think that FW/FM sales have any sort of impact on the digital ratio. People's tendencies do not change if FW/FM sales change. What can affect it is what type of game it is, availability, price, etc.

But yeah, it seems to fall in line with Capcom's "30% digital ratio" comment. I hope we get definitive confirmation soon.

Last edited by Hiku - on 05 February 2018

Hiku said:
Kerotan said:

I still find it hard to believe but in your defense EDF also had a very high digital ratio .

What's EDF?

I'm not certain by any means that a 32% digital ratio is likely for MHW. But what I am saying is that no one should think that FW/FM sales have any sort of impact on the digital ratio. People's tendencies do not change if FW/FM sales change. What can affect it is what type of game it is, availability, price, etc.

But yeah, it seems to fall in line with Capcom's "30% digital ratio" comment. I hope we get definitive confirmation soon.

Earth Defense Force.

 

It released in December. Sold very well with no stock issues but had an impressive digital ratio..





http://ryokutya2089.com/archives/7936
Digital sales from Famitsu!
MHW 652,614
Making the FW
First Week: 1,350,412 + 652,614 = 2,003,026

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=234880&page=1#5



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NoCtiS_NoX said:
http://ryokutya2089.com/archives/7936
Digital sales from Famitsu!
MHW 652,614
Making the FW
First Week: 1,350,412 + 652,614 = 2,003,026

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=234880&page=1#5

Looks like this doesn't include Asia afterall



Arghhhhh! I can’t get the Anjaneth Gem from a tail carve to come nolete my high rank anya set. Must be 10 fights and it just won’t drop it.



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StokedUp said:
Arghhhhh! I can’t get the Anjaneth Gem from a tail carve to come nolete my high rank anya set. Must be 10 fights and it just won’t drop it.

Welcome to monster Hunter. XD
Just keep on trying. It will drop the more you fight it.



FINALLY, FINALLY I got the Anjaneth gem after over 30 hunts. The ironic thing is, I never got it from carving its tail I got it for an award for completing the quest which in the monster hunter field guide for the Anjaneth it says you only get it from carving its tail.



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StokedUp said:
FINALLY, FINALLY I got the Anjaneth gem after over 30 hunts. The ironic thing is, I never got it from carving its tail I got it for an award for completing the quest which in the monster hunter field guide for the Anjaneth it says you only get it from carving its tail.

I hope you were always doing Anjaneth HR investigations, rather than just hunting him normally. Much higher drop rates with investigations than through carve. You could also have bought it with one the weekly rewards at the melder.