Media Create software sales (10/29 – 11/4)

The latest Japanese software sales include first week sales for Tales of Xillia 2, Okami HD, and Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition.

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-Mika-1902d ago

Ouch, Tales of Xilla 2 didn't do so well. It sold below the launch of the original and Namco expected 600k copies to be sold at launch.

Hanso1901d ago

lol no it was a success for BN

knifefight1901d ago

Namco Bandai said it expects to sell 650,000 by the end of the fiscal year, which ends in March.

Though it is true that Xillia 2's debut of 364,000 is much lower than the first Xillia, which sold 525,000 in its first week. With this week's debut, it might reach that goal, but given the way Japanese software sales slow down so much after 2 weeks, it's not a lock.

GribbleGrunger1902d ago (Edited 1902d ago )

I had assumed that ALL the recent Vita releases were also released in Japan too, but clearly not. I had said that Vita would jump to 8 - 10,000 in Japan this week based on that assumption, but I reckon the Vita could actually drop in sales this week in Japan. Nearer 60,000 worldwide it is then... maybe as low as 50,000. The PS3 has four titles at the top of the charts; although, because people will be waiting on the Wiiu, I can't see it getting a significant jump. Maybe 22 - 25,000?

knifefight1902d ago

Vita sold 4,800 this week in Japan.
(Not sure why the hardware numbers aren't posted with the software numbers here. They're not divided on GAF, 4-Gamer, or even Media Create's own announcements.)

3DS – 93,989
PS3 – 21,310
PSP – 13,868
PSV – 4,842
Wii – 3,806
PS2 – 1,351
360 – 1,339
NDS – 568

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GribbleGrunger1902d ago (Edited 1902d ago )

Yeah, as suspected. We'll just have to see how Europe and America impacted the worldwide figure, but it's looking closer to 50,000 than 60,000 for sure... unless all the recent releases had no effect on sales of course, which I doubt. Hardly any boost for the PS3 either, even with 3 titles at the top of the charts? That's really odd. I know I said people would be waiting on the Wiiu but it appears EVERYONE has waited for the Wiiu. I predict HUGE sales for the Wiiu when it launches.

Darth Stewie1901d ago

Look at the PS2 go its still selling. I wonder if Sony will discontinue the PS2 first or will Nintendo discontinue the Wii first.

GribbleGrunger1901d ago (Edited 1901d ago )

Looks like I was spot on!

America: 20,728 (I said 20 - 22,000)
Europe: 30,563 (I said 30 - 35,000)
Japan: 5,319 (I said 8 - 10,000)

I'd assumed that Japan had seen some of the recent releases, which is why I put it higher initially.

Total: 59,326 (I said 60,000, 'perhaps' as low as 50,000)

Other territories are included that do not fall under the main three.

andibandit1901d ago

I thought the Vita was thriving in japan, or did i mistunderstand something?.

WeAreLegion1901d ago

The Japanese are allergic to most good games.

GribbleGrunger1901d ago (Edited 1901d ago )

I really find it difficult to believe that the PS3 didn't sell any more units than last week. I've been thinking about this and with three games at the top of the charts, one would assume that there would be some kind of increase:

[PS3] Tales of Xillia 2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.11.01} (¥8.380) – 364.439 / NEW
[PS3] Okami HD (Capcom) {2012.11.01} (¥3.990) – 68.644 / NEW
[PS3] Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition (Sega) {2012.11.01} (¥5.229) – 58.138 / NEW

But nothing? Famitsu has more or less the same figures so I guess it must be right. It's just a very odd week.

knifefight1901d ago

PS3 as a system also didn't get a significant increase when RE6 was ruling the charts last month, so what this probably means is that almost everyone in the region who WANTS a PS3, already HAS a PS3. It's never 100% of course, but the system seems to be inching towards its ceiling. New releases don't boost the older machines in the same way they boost new ones.

Jay_miz1901d ago

People aren't going to buy consoles for a sequel or HD releases though. People will have already bought a PS3 for the other Tales games and such, those 3 games wouldn't increase sales for the PS3 at all, though I do really want all three of them.

DivineAssault 1901d ago (Edited 1901d ago )

^^^ Umm so ppl didnt buy consoles for AC3 or Halo 4 then right? we will see soon enough..

knifefight1901d ago (Edited 1901d ago )

Neither of those are out in Japan yet.

But when they arrive (later this month), no, they will not sell consoles, just like Tales of Xillia 2 didn't, Yakuza HD didn't, and Okami HD didn't. The current consoles have pretty much hit their ceilings.