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Vita's software sales (or lack thereof) is more telling than its hardware sales

#1gamewhooper181Posted 1/10/2013 12:05:15 PM
This will be an analysis of the Japanese market, mainly because NPD does not give out YTD sales numbers and releases monthly, not weekly.


Below is a chart that shows the first YTD sales for the Dreamcast, Vita, and WonderSwan, as recorded by Famitsu.

http://i.minus.com/ibo1qwc6Z5mnkz.png

vs.

Below are the rankings of a few of the top 3DS games, as recorded by Media Create (Famitsu numbers are actually more favorable for AC:NL and NSMB2 because they track physical eShop card purchases).

01./01. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (4.800) - 133.134 / 2.103.089 (-17%)
02./03. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (4.800) - 90.264 / 1.834.055 (+38%)
14./20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (4.800) - 30.291 / 1.939.257 (+63%)


As you can see, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario Kart 7, and probably Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate have all each sold more than all Vita games combined in Japan have.

So while the bump above 30,000 for Vita hardware for one week was great, the lack of any software bump, as well as these figures, show that there's a mountainous climb for the Vita yet.
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#2PlayaMadeTxn05Posted 1/10/2013 12:06:20 PM
Haven't read something like this before...
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#3gamewhooper181(Topic Creator)Posted 1/10/2013 12:07:52 PM
PlayaMadeTxn05 posted...
Haven't read something like this before...


You might have read some trollish comments, but this is a topic backed up with hard facts and numbers.
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#4mike_411Posted 1/10/2013 12:08:50 PM
what am I supposed to do with this information?
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#5DonomegaPosted 1/10/2013 12:13:22 PM
It is sort if sad, you'd think Sony would do something, even if that something was admitting they're giving up :(
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#6GloryChaosPosted 1/10/2013 12:14:57 PM
It's not so much trolling instead of stating facts that have been stated on this board multiple times. People already know this (except for Lume) and there's not really much else you can talk about.

At this point, all you can do is enjoy your games and hope for the best. If things pick up, then that's great for Sony. But nobody on this board has any power in this.
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#7ZendaikPosted 1/10/2013 12:15:06 PM
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#8The_King82Posted 1/10/2013 12:15:14 PM
mike_411 posted...
what am I supposed to do with this information?


Buy more Vita games.
#9PlayaMadeTxn05Posted 1/10/2013 12:15:14 PM
gamewhooper181 posted...
PlayaMadeTxn05 posted...
Haven't read something like this before...


You might have read some trollish comments, but this is a topic backed up with hard facts and numbers.


Like I said, haven't read something like this before.
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#10Pasha777Posted 1/10/2013 12:15:20 PM
Does that include digital downloads for the Vita?