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Sales will likely be over 56k.




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Beautiful, beautiful game. Looks like spiritual successor to good old Usagi Yojimbo for C64. I know it's probably going to flop, but for me it's DAY ONE!



Am I the only who thinks the boxart looks too blurry? Im not a fan of it.

Still amazing trailer I cant wait for this game.

Again damn you Soriku!



celine said:
emilie autumn said:
Soriku said:
Sales expectations for this game?

The is a greatest hits title. GH is 500k right? Or is it 400k?

japan: 100k

america: 500k

europe: 200K

 

games like these dont sell much, especially in japan.

 

Marvelous expectations:

it most be sad to be marve

Plans for rest of the fiscal year :

Japan :

• Harvest Moon WakuWaku Animal March (Wii) - Starting shipment : 43k, FY forecast : 50k
• Avalon Code (DS) - Starting shipment : 74k, FY forecast : 85k (upped from 56k)
• Akagawa Jirou Mystery (DS) - Starting shipment 23k, FY forecast : 29k
• Hitman Reborn (Wii) - Starting shipment : 17k, FY forecast : 19k 
• Hitman Reborn ( PS2) - Starting shipment : 1.75k, FY forecast : 30k
• Rune Factory Frontier (Wii) - Starting retail preorders : 45k, FY forecast : 55k
• Junjyou Romantica (PS2) - Starting retail preorders : 13k
• Harvest Moon Welcome to the Wind Bazaar (DS) - Starting retail preorders 120k, FY forecast 170k
• Oboro Muramasa Youtouden (Wii) - [previous forecast was 56k, but since the Wii domestic marketplace is in bad shape, they are reconsidering their previsions]

Europe :

• Harvest Moon Island of Happiness (DS) - Starting retail preorders : 130k, FY forecast is down from 450k to 250k
• Rune Factory A Fantasy Harvest Moon (DS) - FY Forecast is down from 80k to 60k
• Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility (Wii) - FY Forecast : 220k
• Little King's Story (Wii) - FY forecast is up from 124k to 125k

America :

• Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP) Starting shipment : 32k, FY forecast : 35k
• Avalon Code (DS) - FY forecast : 40k
• Rune Factory Frontier (Wii) - FY forecast : 100k
• Little King's Story (Wii) - FY forecast up from 120k to 150k

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=13792925&postcount=64

it must be sad to be marvelous, their highest expectation is harvest moon TOT on wii(NA) at 220K, they really are pessimistic.



 

I must say this in my mind is classic hardcore gaming glory.

Of course that means it will sell like garbage. I would take it any day over the new Ninja Gaiden, Prince of Persia, Assaasin's Creed, Tenchu etc. All million sellers and this poor game will struggle to 100K worldwide in my opinion.

I would just love it if Marvelous would get breakout hits with their excellent games like this and Little King's Story.



Final* Word on Game Delays:

The game will not be any better or include more content then planned. Any commnets that say so are just PR hogwash to make you feel better for having to wait.

Delays are due to lack of proper resources, skill, or adequate planning by the developer.

Do be thankful that they have enough respect for you to delay the game and maintain its intended level of quality.

*naznatips is exempt

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This game is going to rock!



@emilie

They're not pessimistic. They like to keep expectations low and when expectations are exceeded, they're happy :P




Soriku said:
@emilie

They're not pessimistic. They like to keep expectations low and when expectations are exceeded, they're happy :P

That's like saying, "I just want to pass this class" and you make a D-. Cool, you got what you expected but you still did terrible.



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Heh, that's actually what some kids aim for (though we don't get Ds. We get Cs to pass.) They just want a C, just so they can pass. Some don't aim higher.

Not the best example, I don't think :P Regardless, those games should pass expectations. Do you have another way of explaining why those expectations aren't so high and are likely to be passed? Or is the Wii just awesome like that?




Soriku said:
Heh, that's actually what some kids aim for (though we don't get Ds. We get Cs to pass.) They just want a C, just so they can pass. Some don't aim higher.

Not the best example, I don't think :P Regardless, those games should pass expectations. Do you have another way of explaining why those expectations aren't so high and are likely to be passed? Or is the Wii just awesome like that?

What? Regardless of low expectations, guess what, those are still terrible numbers.

It's like Square Enix coming out and saying they only want to sell 1 million copies of FF13 in Japan. Yes, it'll do that, but those are terrible numbers.

 

(P.S. Any kid who is happy with just passing [this way they don't have to try] need a reality check)



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And snuggle the girls be they short or tall,
Then follow young Mat whenever he calls,
To dance with Jak o' the Shadows."

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