Media Create Sales: 12/21/15 – 01/03/16
posted on 01.06.16 at 08:12 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Gundam: Extreme VS Force, Genei Ibun Roku #FE, Medabots 9 debut.

Gundam, Genei Ibun Roku #FE, and Medabots 9

(Editor’s Note: This article contains two Media Create sales figures stories in one.)

12/21/15 – 12/27/15

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force for PS Vita was the highest selling new release of its launch week in Japan, debuting at 87,000 sales, the latest Media Create sales numbers reveal.

Genei Ibun Roku #FE for Wii U and Medabots 9 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. for 3DS debuted during the same week, selling 26,000 and 20,000 units, respectively.

On the hardware side, total 3DS hardware moved a total of 155,000 units, while every other platform outside of Xbox One saw significant to slight boosts.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 190,522 (2,391,795)
  2. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 169,961 (607,863)
  3. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 120,303 (2,074,894)
  4. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 98,155 (674,132)
  5. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 94,874 (1,093,541)
  6. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (Bandai Namco, 12/24/15) – 87,254 (New)
  7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 62,356 (536,496)
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 52,171 (1,276,688)
  9. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo, 12/03/15) – 48,291 (175,972)
  10. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 10/05/15) – 44,275 (236,205)
  11. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 36,554 (594,269)
  12. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 33,024 (156,042)
  13. [3DS] Medabots 9 Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. (Rocket Company, 12/24/15) – 27,702 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Genei Ibun Roku #FE (Nintendo, 12/26/15) – 26,340 (New)
  15. [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Omise Hajimerun Desu (Nippon Columbia, 11/19/15) – 19,932 (81,649)
  16. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 7 (Bandai Namco, 12/23/15) – 13,699 (New)
  17. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Life (11/08/12) – 13,440 (4,102,043)
  18. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/15) – 12,434 (1,177,695)
  19. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 12,397 (2,332,070)
  20. [3DS] Pro Baseball Famitsa Returns (Bandai Namco, 10/08/15) – 12,188 (90,745)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 107,374 (103,246)
  2. Wii U – 92,801 (79,266)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 73,163 (52,289)
  4. PlayStation 4 – 53,023 (46,749)
  5. New 3DS – 29,252 (25,964)
  6. 3DS – 13,109 (9,984)
  7. 3DS LL – 5,083 (4,921)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 3,994 (2,769)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,167 (834)
  10. Xbox One – 490 (512)

12/28/15 – 01/03/16

In the final week of 2015 leading into 2016, Monster Hunter X for 3DS was the highest selling video game with 130,000 units sold, the latest Media Create sales numbers reveal.

There were no new releases.

On the hardware side, sales generally decreased or remained similar compared to the previous week, but were still high. PlayStation 4, however, saw a 12,000-unit boost.

Get the full sales charts below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 130,063 (2,521,859)
  2. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 91,572 (699,436)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 60,447 (1,153,989)
  4. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 52,753 (726,885)
  5. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 49,533 (2,124,427)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 48,222 (584,717)
  7. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 26,513 (620,782)
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 24,539 (1,301,227)
  9. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 22,378 (178,420)
  10. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (Nintendo, 12/03/15) – 22,343 (198,315)
  11. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (Bandai Namco, 12/24/15) – 20,508 (107,763)
  12. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 10/05/15) – 16,139 (252,344)
  13. [PS4] Star Wars Battlefront (EA, 11/19/15) – 13,216 (192,475)
  14. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 11,150 (266,459)
  15. [3DS] Downtown no Kagi no Tsukai ya Arahen de!! Zettai ni Tsukamatte ha Ikenai Gasu Kuropikari Land (Alchemist, 12/17/15) – 9,962 (22,420)
  16. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 9,875 (1,187,570)
  17. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 9,828 (2,421,040)
  18. [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (SCE, 12/03/15) – 8,835 (32,901)
  19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Life (11/08/12) – 8,499 (4,110,542)
  20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) – 8,122 (2,589,230)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 73,778 (107,374)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 65,427 (53,023)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 63,811 (73,163)
  4. Wii U – 53,547 (92,801)
  5. 3DS – 21,621 (13,109)
  6. New 3DS – 21,501 (29,252)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 4,221 (3,994)
  8. 3DS LL – 3,205 (5,083)
  9. Xbox One – 765 (490)
  10. PlayStation Vita TV – 670 (1,167)

Thanks, 4Gamer.net.

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  • mrgrgr!

    I think # FE is around 6-7k on week 53 via mediacreate

    • Renaldi Saputra

      link please?

      • mrgrgr!

        Basing it on famitsu tracking which tracked the game for 9k units

        • Renaldi Saputra

          note that famitsu sales =/= media create sales

          they’re all different, same as dengeki

          • mrgrgr!
          • mrgrgr!

            Yes but do you think the difference of those tracker can be greater than 30%?

            • Renaldi Saputra

              no, but 10% difference is big enough.

              • mrgrgr!

                Yes exactly so if famitsu reported 9k this week its safe to say its around 6-7 via MC right?

                • Renaldi Saputra

                  usually MC numbers are higher than Famitsu, certain case are the vice versa

                  • mrgrgr!

                    I know ..

  • Zackasaur

    I very much look forward to SMT X FE’s western release!

    And I really hope we don’t have to wait too long for Yo-Kai Watch 2. I am enjoying 1 a lot.

  • The Silent Hours

    PS4 is such a beast that it manages to sell good numbers even without a substantial software presence in the charts.

    • zodd

      Looks like people are buying it for what is coming out this year. January has a pretty good software lineup for the PS4 to start out the year.

      • The Silent Hours

        This should be the breakout year for the PS4 in Japan. The support for it is finally starting to roll in in a big way, especially from Square Enix.

    • vishmarx

      Its just the season …
      what the hell does wii u have coming soon?
      the console will sell way more when the time actually comes..

  • Pastmaster

    Didn’t expect a spike on PS4 sales last week. Guess the week of new year has always been Sony’s strongest week in the holiday season.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    Unless it had a budget of 0 yen, it looks like #FE bombed.

    • Pastmaster

      Exist Archive bombed too. Guess people buy home consoles in Japan for AAA and AA experience. Great story with paced cut-scenes.

      • Yuntu

        Or the people that buy JRPG aren’t really moving to the PS4 yet because there isn’t really much for them there for now. Or do I miss some big game in my mind? I think XV or Persona 5 will be the first really big one. Unless Star Ocean is also big in Japan which I don’t know.

        • mrgrgr!

          And what do you think for wii u? :)

          • Yuntu

            Well WiiU had so many RPGs I really don’t know how #FE could bomb. But jokes aside I think the WiiU isn’t really something you buy for RPGs.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              the physical ver of Gennei Ibunroku had load time issues rather than the digital ver one

              • Yuntu

                That’s a shame.

            • mrgrgr!

              Lol.. Wii U had plenty of JRPG?

              • Yuntu

                Did I miss games?

                • mrgrgr!

                  I should have been the one to ask that lol. As you said WiiU had so many JRPG

                  • Yuntu

                    That was sarcasm.

            • Renaldi Saputra

              really?
              http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/bestsellers/videogames/2279988051/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_vg_1_4_last

              in amazon there’s only 57 lists of Wii U RPGs, we can safely say it’s only around 7-8 RPGs total on Wii U (port not included)

        • Pastmaster

          Star Ocean is fairly popular but don’t expect anything stellar. First game did Wild Arms numbers LTD like 700k. It’s better than Bloodborne though. But FFXV will be the first real title to build up a JRPG fanbase. As for current gen in general I expect SFV to perform better than SFIV since the SF scene is pretty much alive now and has grown in popularity over the years. That would be the first to build up a Capcom fanbase on PS4.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        not really, Japan =/= West gaming preferences
        it’s just ppl still have PSV more than PS4 in Japan.

        • Pastmaster

          FF is the real title for early adopters of JRPG genre and with Sony’s first party approach for JRPGs I can only see the install base grow for JRPGs in Japan.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            I guess so, and also so many PS4 exclusive games noawadays in Japan

  • Pastmaster

    Wii U: 3.020.662
    PS4: 2.301.077

    PS4 will pass 2 years in Japan by Feb 22th.

    • vishmarx

      itll easily outsell u by the end of the year by a huge margin…
      ff15, dq11, persona 5, kh2.8 ,nier 2. nuff said..

      • Franggio Hogland

        Still think DQ11 will see it’s lion share on 3DS. Sigh…why can’t I just get all 3 versions on PS4? :(

        • vishmarx

          what 3 versions?
          also, itll sell on 3ds because there are 20mn 3ds’s.
          but its gonna give a HUGE boost for ps4 sales none the less.Even dq musou sold a couple hundred thousand ps4s when its only musou and also on ps3.
          ps4 and 3ds are actually different games.

          • Pastmaster

            Yep, I predict 2M for PS4 version LTD, I expect this game to have long legs. However, FFXV will build up the JRPG fanbase.

            • mrgrgr!

              Im leaning on DQ11 to boost the sales more than FFXV

              • zodd

                Both games will do it’s job, boosting the HW sales of the PS4.

            • Aaal

              Yes, I won’t doubt ps4 sales will continue to grow as it doesn’t have any serious competitors. It would be the king of current console sales while 3DS remains as the prince of the handheld sales. Unless.. Microsoft decides to do anything but I have no faith in them. The next one upcoming who could draw attention will be NX. Let’s see if it could make a real impact as wii then

          • Franggio Hogland

            Sorry for super late reply but you know this thing called life is messing with me :(
            I believe it’ll give a huge boost to PS4 yeah.
            As for different games? No. Just look and play different. The story would be thr same.

            BTW DQH did around 750k total didn’t it? Just wondering about the game :)

            • vishmarx

              dq h sold 1m + in japan alone
              750k was week 1.

              • Franggio Hogland

                Nice

        • Pastmaster

          1 million who bought MHF3 on PSP didn’t bought MH on 3DS. You will be surprised by Japan how many fanboys there are. Go to amazon japan and take a look at downrated reviews on every single 3DS game (lol) The salt is real

          • Aaal

            Yes the 1 million is the Sony fanbois who didn’t get it. It’s not down rated review. In fact it’s even better with the 3D stereoscopic. Don’t be too biased against Nintendo, Psstmaster. Just because You don’t like it doesn’t mean the millions of gamers who won’t like it. I rather believe in sales records or you would think the millions of sales from the gamers are blind? Anyway, I owned 4 psp and now 3 3DS. I got mhp3 n didn’t even hesitate to switch once I have the 3D on.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            really? 1m ppl who bought the PSP didn’t buy the 3DS one in Japan? source?

          • kthanxyousuck

            Doesn’t matter. DS Ni No Kuni sold better than PS3 and there are 10 times as many 3DS as there are PS4’s.

            MH on PSP didn’t compete directly with 3DS like this game will and with a chance that the 3DS game might come first. It could easily cut into the sales.

          • Franggio Hogland

            Yeah the PSP games have still sold better than the 3DS games. Everyone should know this. Thanks MC/Famitsu.
            Amazon Japan’s ratings are Damn funny. Wonder how small of a % is actually real instead of salt and trolling.

  • NEKO WORKING

    Butthurt reviews can’t stop Gundam from selling well. lol

    • http://twitter.com/Sieghardt Sieghardt

      Those are bad sales for a Gundam Extreme Vs game

      I hope this doesnt kill hopes of the series future in the west, considering this is the one they finally decided to localise :(

    • Renaldi Saputra

      sales well =/= good reviews

      • OverlordZetta

        I think that was what they just said.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          what is it?

  • Yuntu

    Well looks like #FE didn’t do that well. Is there any number for how many copies they shipped vs. how many sold?

    • mrgrgr!

      Around 50k shipped without bundles and no digital

      26k sold in 1-2 days tracking

      Another 6-7k last week prolly for media create

      As its 9k last week via famitsu chart which been released earlier

      • Yuntu

        Only 50k? Then this doesn’t sound THAT bad.

        • mrgrgr!

          Yes more or less. But remember retailers have a say on what they order as once you orderyou cant return unsold units. IIRC at japan

          • Yuntu

            Isn’t that the case anywhere? Or can retailers in American return, let’s say FF Explorers (if it bombs), when it doesn’t sell enough?

            • mrgrgr!

              I think in america you can. We dont see any retailer selling a brand new year old game for 5 dollars

              But in japan we see bravely second brand new price for 500yen with amazon prime shipping lol

              • OverlordZetta

                Holy shit. That is beautiful.

                • mrgrgr!

                  Well its sad actually

                  Square also didnt market the damn thing that great but at least it had TVCMs unlike #FE

  • Renaldi Saputra

    welp, Medarot 9 really did worse

  • penemue

    PS4 went UP without new software being released? What the shit

    • Pastmaster

      Like a rising pheonix as the PSP?

    • OverlordZetta

      Christmas, yo.

    • David Curry

      It’s selling okay, but after the final MGS (for all intents and purposes) was released, I thought it would perform better. I’m assuming FFXV will spur hardware sales.

    • kthanxyousuck

      Sony systems usually always gets a new years boost.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    ok #FE this is fifth game exclusive on wii u sold so bad in first week,

    -Bayonetta 2: 39,000
    -Fatal fram : 27,505
    -Xenoblade : 85,000
    -Hyrule warriors :69,090

    I feel sorry for #FE but can’t wait to play it :D

    • vishmarx

      damn its worse than fatal frame..

      • mrgrgr!

        Fatal frame doesnt have bundles tho

        • vishmarx

          i legit forgot that game even existed

          • mrgrgr!

            No wide spread marketing thats why lol. I was at japan last dec 20-27 and watching TV shows late night and not even once they air an Ad for this. Even steins gate soundtrack has a late night TV ads

            • Pastmaster

              No wonder why Sony was not interested in Fatal Frame after III. It was on a big decline.

              • mrgrgr!

                Oh was talking about #FE not Fatal frame

                • Pastmaster

                  Ok, fine. But still nobody in Japan I know is talking about Fatal Frame. They do bring up Siren 2.

              • Budgiecat

                Sony never paid for exclusivity for it. Fatal Frame was also on XBox lol

                Nintendo’s lack of marketing help kinda kills things. In addition to the game not really belonging on a Nintendo console to begin with. No one bought Night of Sacrifice and that unlike Fatal Frame, was a legit Nintendo IP…

              • Ni ~Algidus~

                actually nintendo that is doing everything they can to kill the series

    • Renaldi Saputra

      wait, was 85k sales bad for Xenoblade X in first week?

      • mrgrgr!

        Not bad considering the status of the wii u

        • Renaldi Saputra

          percentage-wise?

          • mrgrgr!

            Will double check

          • mrgrgr!

            70%

            • Renaldi Saputra

              that’s a good sales, not a bad one

  • Timmy
  • OverlordZetta

    I can’t help but feel it was a bad idea to release some of these new games right at the holidays.

    • Pastmaster

      #FE?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      if it was a bad idea, then why YW Busters sales went up more than 2x on holidays?

      • Pastmaster

        Exist Archive and #FE had bombed even. Disgaea 5 was released in March and bombed.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          the reason why Gennei Ibunroku was bombed just bcos the review that said not to buying the physical version coz the load time issues and better buy the digital one

          • mrgrgr!

            Well i highly doubt that it maybe a factor but not a large one.

            Really leaning at there isnt a market on wii u for this kind of games

            And a spinoff wont be a system seller

            If there were multiple games to complement it on wii u I highly suspect it would sell more

          • UMR-10

            Sorry but that’s a pretty lame excuse..

            • Renaldi Saputra

              but then the digital sales was on rank 8 on e-shop, so the excuse might be true

      • mrgrgr!

        New games YW busters is already months old. Holiday + Kids also

        • Renaldi Saputra

          usually they would think to buy games more on holidays rather than busy days like early semester of school

          • mrgrgr!

            Holidays sales are great for kid friendly games and coop games not JRPGs. This is just my opinion

            • Renaldi Saputra

              maybe you’re right, CERO A games sold better

  • Sonneh

    Is Minecraft the best selling Vita title yet?

    • Aaal

      Hahahaha. Maybe. Unless you exclude final fantasy series… Maybe Psstmaster knows more about Sony stuff

      • kthanxyousuck

        Not a joke. It is the best selling Vita game in Japan.

    • I am gundam

      U mean persona 4 golden

      • awvnx

        Nah, Minecraft in Japan is almost at 600k while P4G is around 300k.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          how about GE2 RB?

          • kthanxyousuck

            Last time it appeared on the chart.

            [PSV] God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.02.19} (¥6.145) – 10.406 / 299.945 (-41%)

            • Renaldi Saputra

              don’t just take from the last top 20 chart. You need to also look on the weeks where they’re below top 20 or top 30

          • awvnx
      • kthanxyousuck

        No. It passed P4G a long time ago.

    • Aaal

      The thing is for a long time, minecraft has been growing steadily n hasn’t really declined yet. I would say it’s the longest living sales on record for Sony. And I don’t think it would decline anytime soon as well based on the past months’ sales.

    • MisterS

      its the second best selling vita game, only surpassed by uncharted golden abyss, but if it hits 660k sales in japan it surpassed uncharted.

  • David Curry

    According to M-C, 5.9M hardware units were sold in 2015. Compare that to 2006-2009 when HW hit 10M+ each year, with 2007 reaching 16M. Damn.
    Got those numbers from from Neogaf
    http://m.neogaf.com/showpost.php?p=191394560

    • UMR-10

      Yup, console gaming is dying in Japan, i hope you’re ready for the mobile future.

      • Budgiecat

        goddamnit dont spread that ass paste here

  • Elvick

    Really looking forward to seeing how well DQ Builders sells on Vita. Given how popular Minecraft is on it.

    • kthanxyousuck

      It should do well but square has been radio silent on if the damn thing has multiplayer. Might kill it.

  • UMR-10

    I won’t be surprised if #FE is digital only in the west..

    • Elvick

      That’d go over well. /s

    • http://dietreview.xyz Hellen Coulter

      Please no, we don’t have the hard drive space XD

      • Budgiecat

        the disc version has horrible load times

        • http://dietreview.xyz Hellen Coulter

          Well……. crap…….

        • British_Otaku

          I can endure bad loading times as long as it comes on a disc without any cuts. We saw some cuts relative to the initial videos, but even Japan had that so I can sort of give that a pass.

          • mrgrgr!

            double dipping if they gave it english dub and physical copies also maybe have datapacks like XBX

            • Budgiecat

              I see u like to live on the wild side….

            • British_Otaku

              As in you have a Japanese Wii U and the game already? I’d definitely be happy if they went the extra mile with dual audio (I’m leaning on Japanese since the casting was well done for the song but more the merrier – it could be a fine library for Smash Bros), physical copies and a colour manual (I can live with slightly slow loading times – seeing no manual pisses me off).

              • mrgrgr!

                yes, bought the bundle at launched. well also I meant buying the game twice for the US release if ever it has a dub. (digital+physical)

                didnt played it past the prologue as I don’t know japanese and i’m willing to wait for the english localization

                • British_Otaku

                  Well that is dedication! Be sure to play more of the Japanese version even if you don’t understand everything to gauge whether the game is worth a double or triple dip in advance. Also, I’m thinking of getting a Japanese Wii U eventually mostly for Yakuza 1+2 HD, to avoid censorship on some Nintendo games and a few digital games, do you have any recommendations?

                  • mrgrgr!

                    I don’t have problem with the aesthetics nor the theme. and amazon.co.jp reviews are usually harsh (ie tales of zesteria has 1.5/5 stars)(out of 2k+ reviews) because of the hate

                    this on the other hand got 4/5 (100+ reviews) considering it got alot of hate during the re-reveal i’m honestly surprised that it didn’t bombarded by 1stars at amazon japan

                    wait for NX theres a possibility of backwards compability + region unlock

                    • British_Otaku

                      Perhaps, they got lucky thanks to announcing the game being the big barrier, much like Windwaker. Tales of Zestiria had the issue of people being disappointed with what they played. #FE must have scared off a lot of people who would have wanted some sort of more traditional crossover months ago if Japanese people had the same expectations.

                      Amazon reviews in Japan are weird anyway. Sometimes they are spot on like with Extreme Vs Force and other times they are bashing Monster Hunter 4G which seems statistically impossible. >_>

                      That makes sense. I’ve never seen a case of a system which is region unlocked with backwards compatibility unless it happens to be a case where there was never a region lock (see Game Boy to DS) but I’ll probably get a cheaper Wii U and games if I wait to know what the deal with the NX is. Assuming the NX does nothing right, I’ll still win.

                      Hope the localisation has the features you are hoping for anyway.

                    • mrgrgr!

                      well nintendo needs to throw everything they got for the NX.
                      if not highly likely nintendo would be the next sega in years to come (IMO)

                      most bashing on MoHun is the graphics. and alot of port begging to ps4 last time I checked

                      if you have spare cash go ahead and buy the wii u if not maybe sit on itin my opinion until the NX unveiled either way its your money and spend it the way you like it :)

                    • British_Otaku

                      SEGA wishes they had a library of profitable consoles and portables leading up to the Dreamcast, Nintendo will be fine as long as their next portable and console do fine.

                      I see. Those types aren’t exclusive to the west at all.

                      I was going to waiting for a few months anyway, no money to spare for now and I already have a European Wii U.

                    • mrgrgr!

                      console highly doubt it. portable would give them money but the best thing they nintendo could do is unify them.(you can plug your portable on your tv)

                      recent rumors is NX would be announced by june but take it with a grain of salt.

                      seems there is no sight of a next playstation portable i think nintendo can bag the small developers + mid budget games if they play the cards right.

                      (portable 720p minimum/physical buttons/249$ starting price point with 329$ option for a higher storage capacity + premium feel aluminum etc)

                    • British_Otaku

                      The Wii wasn’t that long ago and every system Nintendo released before the 3DS and Wii U was launched on a profit (much like the PS4 – Sony’s first system launched with a profit on each unit sold). I’d definitely be interested in a portable console fusion like you suggest anyway, I wouldn’t mind a weaker platform if it contributed to mid market games getting revived.

                      June is far too early for anyone for me to believe it no matter what sources you spotted. I don’t need to buy at launch even if that was true, though.

                    • Pastmaster

                      Depends on what you mean with smaller developers and mid-budget games. Fanbases are different to each other and I don’t see Falcom and Granzella supporting Nintendo anytime soon. They are still a very family oriented company that doesn’t attract teenagers, young adults and adults who are into these games.

                      If Japan Studio get their shit together this gen I can see them be competitive to Nintendo again. Lack of an AAA oriented studio with versatile genres benefitted Nintendo between 2006~2015 and I like when there are choices like it was from 1994 to 2005. SEGA and Nintendo had their own dev teams but Sony had to publish games from third party developers they had rights to which was first party in that sense but not made by any of their dev teams. G-Arts, G-craft, ARC Entertainment, Matrix Software, Media Vision were those companies that got hired by the external group at SCEI aside from their own dev teams like Contrail and exact. You could really tell the difference between Nintendo, SEGA and Sony. Since I like Interactive entertainment from day 1 I did still enjoyed SEGA’s arcade image but started to outgrown from Nintendo.

                      And we can’t deny that story in the games became more detailed with cinematic cut-scenes which Nintendo wasn’t so happy about. JRPGs become great in the storytelling. I can really see DQXI to be the really first DQ game with interactive experience. There were voiceovers in the western version of DQVIII but it was far from interactive if we compare it to other JRPGs on PS2. If Nintendo doesn’t change their image I still think these developers are going to stick with Playstation even without a portable.

                    • mrgrgr!

                      i meant marvelous/nis/aquaplus/d3 publisher tier games and some lower budget games from Bandai Number, Sega can switch to nintendo consoles if sony won’t announce a vita successor

                      as for Compile Heart/IF they could always run to PC as they found their market there in the west

                    • Pastmaster

                      Yes, and that’s a big problem for Capcom. Many newcomers are interested in Monhun but can’t stand the graphics and this is from a Japan standpoint.

                      I can see Capcom divide the IP into main series and spin-off in the future. MHX is pretty much the same as MH4. Verendus has mentioned about Capcom’s plans for Monhun in the future since SCEJ has been negotiated with Capcom and that direction will play a important role for the IP. Even Ryozo Tsujimoto is discussing about expanding the franchise to more users similar to Resident Evil and Steam possibility is not that far. So yeah, Capcom is really on the rise now. Fans who complain about the graphics don’t have to in the future. Main series and X will be different from each other.

                      This was written by Verendus before the holiday week.

  • DanSmith

    O.O Mario Kart 7 and AC: New Life

    • Machination

      IKR!!!!!

  • ayanami-chan

    Seems lack of sales correlated to the lack of quality that was hashtagFE

    • mrgrgr!

      is there a problem with the quality of the game?

      • Budgiecat

        FAIYA EMUBEREMU……..FAIYA EMUBEREMUUUUU

        personaly I dun see a problem…. =3=

      • ayanami-chan

        I would say so yes.

        • mrgrgr!

          okay then hope you can back it tho

          • ayanami-chan

            wait wut, I’m stupiding today

          • The Phantom Killer

            Generic story and 2 dimensional characters
            (even for Atlus quality ) and Celebrity theme being very unappealing for Japan and by that I mean Celebrities are very fake and No in japan wants to play as one
            ( is there anything else you would like too know ?)

            • mrgrgr!

              You played it? Do you even know japanese?

              • The Phantom Killer

                Nope not a lick.
                ( But I could tell from the expressions their were saying pretty Generic stuff while I was playing )

                • mrgrgr!

                  well thats one way to judge the game

  • James Reilly

    Not really surprised a Wii u exclusive bombed when it’s for a demographic that hardly represents the Wii u install base. Why do you think something like Splatoon instead does well on it? Didn’t help there wasn’t much marketing after the shitstorm of how the game turned out after long silence.

    • mrgrgr!

      marketing and “uniqueness” + all ages games works well with the Wii U

  • The Phantom Killer

    Not sure were to post this so here

    2016 Keyword: “I want to create an experience that will become etched within your hearts.”

    I feel that games are different than movies and novels in the fact that there is an opportunity for players to feel responsibility in the endings produced by the choices they made. I also see my games as not time-killers, but games that are vivid and striking. It is that which inspired me to become a game developer in the first place. I feel that my next game reaches that ideal, if only just a bit. I’ll be very happy if this game is enjoyable for everyone who has been waiting so long.

    In 2016, we plan to safely release one of our biggest games to date, Persona 5. When the game was delayed, we stated that we were going to do various finetuning to the game to ensure it was a quality product. However, I feel we’re almost at that point now. Please look forward to the next Persona 5 update soon! http://personacentral.com/persona-5-director-katsura-hashino-discusses-storytelling-in-the-latest-famitsu/

    • Pastmaster

      I’m excited!

  • Budgiecat

    So #FE didnt place in the top 20 in the 2nd week but supposedly sold another 10k, so that puts it at 36k overall for 2 weeks with an overall shipment of 50k…..so yeah lol

  • Machination

    Nintendomination in the Software Chart for both Weeks!!!!! And hardware chart for both weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Look at MHX! MS! Splatoon! SMM! and YWB!!!!!

    And even games from last year and a few years ago charted!! Like MK8! Mk7!!! SSB3DS!!!! NSMB2!!!!! ACNL!!!!!

    • moreover

      Erm, are you okay?

      • Machination

        Yep! Just stating the facts!

        • moreover

          I… better keep my distance