Those who think these numbers are "bad" are in serious denial and know nothing of the Japanese game market. Comparing sales today with games released 5-8 years ago is laughable. By that logic, DMC4 is a commercial failure compared to DMC1 launch sales, which we know isn't true.
If you would calculate the decline of the gaming market in 2013 with the sales of DMC4, that figure would not be higher today than it was in 2008.
And yet the gaming industry was up 85 million (or was it billion?) for 2012 as compared to the previous year. One of the only things that were up with this economy. Let's be real: there is definite money in gaming or new things wouldn't be popping up multiple times a year.
You seem like you're seriously trying to get under people's skin. I don't know whether to put you on ignore, or antagonize the crap out of you.
1) Stop lumping people together. Anti's didn't send the death threats, one person did. Anti's didn't "metabomb", a small group did (look at the number of reviews and tell me that's how many "anti's" exist). Me? Now you'll label me an anti - and I'm not. Your generalizations just annoy me.
2) Contradict yourself less. First anti's are a minority, that is somehow important enough to collapse the sales for this game whereas a few weeks ago anti's weren't even enough to matter. You didn't say that? Wow, generalizations DO suck!
There's probably more, but I've seen in other posts/threads that you're more stubborn than I am, and I don't feel like wasting any more of either of our time.