Media Create published the latest Japanese hardware/software sales.
Wii U dropped by half this week. PS4 dropped too....
I think you know why...
xbox one sales decreased by 50%... strongest fall of the week :D seriously, very disappointing numbers last week already for Wii U, is it a proof that only 1st party games matter on nintendo's home consoles? Too bad games like X don't stand a chance...
@ Abz Xenoblade X is a first party Nintendo game, dude. Get your facts checked.XD Oh, and say hello to the million-seller Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate while you're at it.
@abzdiine I wouldnt count it out yet. Its outpacing the first game which went on to sell 900k and counting. It sold a few consoles, too. These kind of games sell over time, and if they make some money that's all that matters. @wondefulmonkeyman MH3U has sold less than a million on wii u.
console/handheld sales ebb and flow on a weekly basis in Japan. If a big game releases, you will see the respective hardware spike, but then fall off the next couple of weeks.
Wow, there's only 1 playstation game in the top 20. That's crazy. Only a few weeks ago it was mostly playstation games.
yeah, and look at some of the titles that are still in the top 20. 3DS has a few titles that have sold well over 2 million copies and are still selling. MK8 has almost broke the 1 million mark too. An impressive feat for a console game.
MK8's attach rate is insane. It's over 50%.
Man to see Lego City Undercover:TCB in the top 20. Now that's some legs. Insane!
Ironic that the single Playstaion game is actually Microsoft owned. It's going to be Vita's first million seller in Japan too. Already over 500k digitally and near 200k physically and averaging over 10k+ a week in the slow months.
Minecraft for the vita seems to be doing really well in Japan.
Xenoblade up another 12. I imagine it's at around 140 counting digital and bunduru.
Bunduru. Pfft.XD Anyways, yeah, thanks to the quicker load times, it seems the digital version was an exceptional case of sales amongst other Nintendo games, which normally see a massive difference between physical and digital. I'm wondering just how close to physical sales the digital has actually come, if they haven't already surpassed them.
It is very unlikely that digital sold better, or even close to physical. Nintendo games have very low digital sale rates because of the large amount of Nintendo collectors who prefer physical copies, the lack of a universal account system, and the lack of decent internal storage out of the box. Im predicting maybe 15k digital, and that's being pretty hopeful.
@Concertoine That is wrong. Year or year Nintendo Digital Sales increases dramatically. It may not be 50/50 but it definitely 1/3 as Nintendo promoted the pre-load for it as it the first title.
I imagine you're way off. The bundle is tracked in these figures, firstly, and we get monthly digital sales from Famitsu. The average on PlayStation platforms is usually around 10% of a game's retail sales. For Nintendo hardware, it's even worse.
Nintendo's digital is around 14%. I'm actually pretty spot on when you take away what i thought would have been bundle sales, So its about 120. This game will probably see about 250 or 200 lifetime in japan,Not that bad for japan.
Ummm.. It's been said that Xenoblade was doing great on the eshop so it has probably done much better than average. Maybe 15% or so.
Wow 5 Wii U games on the list.
It's a shame Xenoblade X is going to be a really slow burner. Xenoblade 1 only sold around 83k copies in its first week, then 6 months later, the game's total sales for the rest of the year was just 161k copies.
To be fair, that game had no digital version and was nowhere near as heavily promoted. And these are just Japan's physical sales, which have already clobbered the sales of the first week of the original's release. I'd say it's too soon to judge it a slow burner when there are signs that it's more popular than its predecessor.
There are also signs it's not as good as its predecessor, too. And I doubt digital sales will have THAT big of an impact. From what I can tell, Nintendo is in last place on the digital front. Not to say that it won't do well. But you reasons aren't very well thought-out.
What's with all of the people disagreeing? Is this site full of haters? You forgot to mention that its predecessor was for a system that had a much larger install base. Anyway, it is probably at 150000 or so counting the bundle and the digital sales. I think the game is a bit better than the previous installment. It has upset some people though that the game is more a WRPG than a JRPG. It does not have the seamless storyline that most JRPGs have, it has a silent protagonist, and it is pretty hard compared to Xenoblade 1 so I can understand why some people might think it is not as good.
Well, the original supoosedly sold better in the West, so maybe XCX will do the same. I'm not too hopeful, though...
And the Wii install base at was x3 of Wii U so it not a shame.
Weeks like this must make for weird times at SCEJA. They've basically abandoned Vita, but there it is, providing the only software spot SCE's platforms have; outselling PS4.
Nintendo makes money in Japan on software. One PSVita game at number (3) and that's it.
xbox one will soon be in 2 digits
Wow Nintendo Dominated this week. Who says Nintendo are on there way out?
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