Find out how one of the Wii's biggest releases this year performed in its first month in the market (NPD).
This is what happens when you try and abandon the players that made the game popular.
I doubt it would have sold a fraction of that on the PSP, from what I recall its been ages since a PSP game has charted on NPD and I doubt Monster Hunter would have been the title to bring it back. (My money is on Peace Walker)
considering its monster hunter and in the US those numbers are actually very good for 2 weeks worth of sales
I think ClownBelt is talking about how Monster Hunter 1 and 2 were originally on the PS2 but the production on Monster Hunter 3 (PS3) was cut off due to budgeting issues than the title was moved over to the Wii installation of the franchise. Thus fans of the original two who were craving a true next gen successor got shafted with a low tech farce of a game that barely raises the bar from were it once was held.
Thank you erathaol for a very thorough explanation.
i can bet all the money in the world if capcom does and will make a monster hunter game for the ps3 it will be 100% just like all previous monster hunter games except with better graphics that's it
So people are shafted while its still a solid production? If you as a fan feel shafted than you are not a fan at all.
This franchise doesn't sell that well on consoles anyways. Not to mention that the US version usually gets shafted with the downloadable quests. It did quite well for its first month.
For context, the best first month any previous Monster Hunter game did in the US was MHF: U with 69K. "This is what happens when you try and abandon the players that made the game popular." So, you sell twice as many units in your first month? Awesome.
Twice as many units in your first month considering the amount of Wii owners in NA. Not that awesome.
"Twice as many units in your first month considering the amount of Wii owners in NA. Not that awesome." Um, the original Monster Hunter games involve entries on a little system called 'the PS2'. Surely, you've heard of it? Let's see, that had double the install base of the Wii and sold less than half as many, so by that logic, you're right. It's not that awesome. Tri's sales are *quadruple* awesome.
you do know when it first came out on the ps2 it was totally off the radar and now its on of the best selling games in the world man lets wait what monster hunter 3rd will do fore the psp
" the amount of Wii owners in NA" Its really getting old, i mean what game on the PS2 sold 120 million copies regarding the install-base?
"you do know when it first came out on the ps2 it was totally off the radar " Right, and then Freedom Hunter Unite came out, sold two million copies in like a week in Japan, which officially put it on the radar, and then released in North America and sold all of 69K in its first month, which was about 19K more than the PS2 entries did. Besides, if anything, the argument that the Wii version is 'a low tech farce of a game' compared to the PS2 version that's 'alienated all the original fanbase of the PSP and PS2 versions' means that it's even less on the radar than the other entries. And hey, let's face it, only 'hardcore' gamers actually pay attention to the radar anyway, right? And there aren't even half as many hardcore gamers on the Wii as there were on the PS2, right? So by the logic of the silly numbers games you guys are trying to play, Tri's US sales are officially *8* times as awesome now that they've 'abandoned' the original NA fanbase.
regardless of sales this is a fantastic game. I'm not a wii fan at all, and i barely use mine, but I've pumped over 130 hours into this, just cant stop playing, and they did the online portion really well.
So, if you abandon the players that made the game popular, you sell more copies? Cause, uh, compare: http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... (Wii = more sales for a console-based MH, more sales in America so far than the handheld games) Seems like you were making baseless assumptions. Sometimes those backfire. Do your research next time, or you come off sounding like an idiot.
Seriously, that's pretty good. It's probably one of the best-selling non-casual third-party games for Wii so far. At least it did much better than Extraction.
That very impressive/
This is what happens when you put out a game on the wii if this would have came out on the ps3 500,000 in japan alone
It did 500k in one day on the Wii in Japan...
The game has already sold over 1 million copies in Japan alone... http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/...
So true 500k in Japan alone on PS3...But they didnt put it on a console whose install base is known for not buying games. They went Wii and got over a million already in Japan alone.. You fail at trolling because you fail at reading comprehension.
Protip: PS3 has a higher attach rate than Wii.
Watchout for MHP3rd PSP. Releasing late 2010 in Japan. 2 out of 3 gamers in Japan want to play this game ( http://www.andriasang.com/e... ) MHP3rd will probably do 1 million in 1 week.
Yes great plan. Then it would bomb like so many PS3 games have. Dragon Age, Bioshock 1 and 2, Demon Souls, Borderlands, Blazblue, Or Sony will do its usual thing. Bundle 1 million copies and give them away for free to pad the numbers. Worked for LBP, Resistance, Killzone, MGS. Well we've all seen how heavily Sony bundles just to get games in the hands of PS3 owners. Giving away a million copies only to have 2 million in sales does not make your game a success.
Famitsu predicts Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) will sell 5 million units alone in Japan alone. Famitsu also says: "Wii continues to remain a "Nintendo market," he said. He cited as evidence Capcom's Monster Hunter 3, which he said had great expectations, but capped off at one million units." http://www.andriasang.com/e...
A little secret: profit = sales - costs. Development costs on ps3 were higher. So they moved it to wii. Notice that profit means more than than sales. In fact, if costs are huge, even a large number of sales may not recoup the investment. To put it in terms you might understand, if it costs you a thousand dollars to win 100 in the lottery, it is not a worthy investment. On top of that Nintendo is publishing this game. Capcom is saving money on this alone. Of course all you know is you wanted the game on ps3. But there are reasons they switched that have nothing to do with sales. They lower costs so that even REDUCED sales may make up for it. Seeing as the game sold 1 million+ already in japan I think they're doing just fine. Unlike other systems where sales are frontloaded, Wii sales are slow and regular, even for big titles like SMG. So this is promising. I like how you guys play backyard sales analyst without any idea about statistical distributions that can apply to sales or even knowing costs affect profits. It's like watching my little cousins play house. Don't think I worship the wii. I'm going to do the IFF mission in Mass Effect now on my second playthrough as an adept (first time soldier). I just want you to know that you have no idea what you're talking about.
hop off sony nut fanboys this is one of the highest rated monster hunters and this is damn good considering it N/A release. it has sold 1 miil in japan already and get back their returns here nity is doing the publishing after all lol.
this game + tatsunoko vs capcom surprised me.
Poor Sony fans. So desperate to try to turn this into a bad thing.. One kid even brought up the Wii install base.. Sad really. PSP at 20 million. opening week sales 45k. Wii at 33 million opening week sales 126k. Not even double the install base but almost triple the sales. Funny it sold to a higher percentage of Wii owners than PSP owners. I'm more worried about an established AAA must own franchise like God of War 3 only getting 180k last month. Sony gamers are starting to piss me off. 2.2 million for GoW3 but they'll all line up and buy 10million copies of the latest crap COD. Take away the million copies they'll give away in bundles and it is easy to see the game completely bombed.
You sound very bitter. Get a life or just play some more min-games dude.
You sound condescending. Just get a life and quit insulting his taste in videogames.
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) = 4 million UMD version in Japan alone. http://www.andriasang.com/e... Monster Hunter Tri (Wii) leveled of at 1 million in Japan.
in the scheme of things, not bad. but we're talking a system with an install base of 60 million. i'm not trying to blame this soley on the wii. in all fairness gow3, mass effect 2, etc should be selling millions more than they do. it's like your average gamer is utterly repulsed by the good stuff and will continually buy any overhyped tripe that they're told to.
No one ever did the install base argument on ps2. Businesses would be retarded to consider relative sales when they work with absolute profit. Drop the trope. "it's like your average gamer is utterly repulsed by the good stuff and will continually buy any overhyped tripe that they're told to." I immediately thought of GTA4. The wii is the only system where games like Carnival Games or No More Heroes or De Blob come out of nowhere and sell decent figures. The only xbox or ps3 games that do this are downloadable titles. It's also funny how HD gamers measure quality via metacritic when half the overhyped games have scores bought and paid for by the publisher.
I dont think its performing up to par quite yet. However, monster hunter doesnt seem to appeal to younger children or older adults, which is a vital part of the wiis player base.
"I dont think its performing up to par quite yet. However, monster hunter doesnt seem to appeal to younger children or older adults, which is a vital part of the wiis player base. " It's sad to be you. And the rest of you fanboys. Seriously why all the hate>>? You complain that the wii has "no games" >>> laughable btw because they have MANY great games...yet you hate it when they get games like tatsunoko and MHT. It's so pathetic. I own all 3 systems so i dont miss out on a thing! In my opinion the wii is on fire at the moment. New super mario bros last year rocked old school (and soon to be NBA jam...exclusive!), now galaxy 2, sin and punishment (looks pretty damn good too), red steel 2, and metroid other M. Speaks for itself. You fanboys must not be fans of good games or something because i seriously cannot work you guys out.
it's totally acceptable to lay down a bit of hate on nintendo this gen, instead of releasing something up to date so that we could play all the nintendo franchises that we love in HD they rehash the gamecube. I understand the game plan, get non gamers into gaming etc and it worked perfectly, but it just leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of true gamers.
HD or SD, a good game is a good game. Nintendo has made good games this gen on their console/Handheld, both of which are good systems. Are you really so petty that you're going to hate on an entire company just because they don't use HD resolution? I won't say that you're wrong for such, but that sounds kind of silly to me. Also, thanks for talking for all of us 'true gamers' in such a blanket statement, but most of us have hands, and most of us can type for ourselves. And I'm afraid that I have no problem with Nintendo. Same with Valve, Capcom, and Grasshopper Studios.
what you say is true, but take a look at the screenshots of mario galaxy and twilight princess in HD, made possible on the emulator, and try and tell me it does not look much better. The bottom line is nintendo went cheap and charged 'full price' for it.
I don't buy the system that cheaped out the least: I buy the system that will last a while, and has a library with the most games I want. So, honestly, I don't care how cheap the Wii is to make, as long as it is reliable and has a large amount of games I enjoy. I understand that you have a problem with Nintendo being cost-efficient...but I just don't care all that much, especially when the only thing that is worse is visual.
Every time Fanboys come out and twist the story to bash Wii. The fact is, it is selling good (not great, but look at old sells of other MH games) but that's not the point, they come here to bash the wii The same people who go on about wii sells being down but don't know how many, the wii really sold They out sold everyone (by a lot), last month and the month before it. (in one before that, in before that in before that . . . . . . )
This place makes me laugh. A PS3 game sells less than this thats 'good considering'. But a Wii game sells like this and its 'bad considering' C'mon guys, get over is already. This game has done very well in the western market, where historically this game has had zero appeal. Look at how the PSP and PS2 versions of MH have faired in the west, now look at Wii's sales again. It is all relative. I guess some of you aren't even trying to hide your bias anymore huh? Which is fine by me. Its just pretty sad the lengths some will go to try to spin something into a negative. Wii is an excellent system, with many great games out and coming in the near future. But all you guys want to see and say is something negative or nonsensical. Which is usually not even based on an ounce of truth. If you cant find something to play on Wii your not a gamer lol. When all you hardcorez can say is casual games and soccermoms I pity you. For 1) There's no such thing as a casual game. and 2) Soccermoms are sexy as hell.
Pretty damn good if true. I am impressed. The LTD for the other MH games in the US is apparently under 150K so this is really good. I can see it passing Capcom's 500K estimate for the west.
The most pathetic thing is, nobody responds to the many articals/reviews of this game to discuss it or to give it praise (seeing as it has got great scores,) but 'gamers' flock in their droves to squabble over the games sales. Nobody has any praise to give the game, instead they choose to talk about how it should have been on the ps3 and all that b0llocks. Hmmm
the hate is hilarious, some of the people here are just sad, if you want to play MH3 just get a dam wii and stop being so buthurt.
They say Wii has no games, but everytime it gets a good one, (which is pretty often) they try to bash it. Silly Fanrockets
looking good lol i can say i contribute to at least 1 monster hunter tri in the U.S. anyone looking for quest buddy on MH3 just ask cuz i need some people to play with
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