8 posts tagged sales
"Anime," Atlus sales on PSN ⊟
Personas! A couple of sales going on PSN this week give you a chance to save on Japanese games. The “Anime Sale" has deals like BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend for $3.75 (w/Plus) and Ys I&II Chronicles for $7.49.
There’s also an Atlus sale, because of course there’s an Atlus sale, but it’s a good one! Lots of Sting games, Personas, and Banchos for $5 each!
Club Nintendo’s Luigi Sale
Like last year, Club Nintendo has discounted stuff in honor of Luigi, for the dual purpose of promoting Luigi’s Mansion and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
PS Vita’s LittleBigPlanet and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale are both $20 on Amazon right now — from what I’ve seen, I don’t feel compelled to pay full price for either, but I’m still a little interested in trying them out. This sale solves that problem!
And those of you who bought a the Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation PS Vita during the Black Friday sale, here’s a chance to fill your system library. And its something else to play, once you’ve gone through AC3:L, Sound Shapes, and Persona 4 Golden.
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So how’s that price drop working out for the Nintendo 3DS? Pretty good, according to a Famitsu report, which claims that nearly 215,000 systems sold in Japan from August 8-14. The 3DS dropped from ¥25,000 ($325) to ¥15,000 ($195) on August 11.
214,000 sounds like a decent week of sales for sure, but it’s a lot more impressive compared to the previous week. According to Media Create, only 4,132 3DS systems were sold in Japan that week.
So hey, maybe the hardware will bounce back! And then, like, more games!
See also: More Nintendo 3DS news
3DS sales at Wonderswan levels in Japan. This chart (by a Hachimaki poster) compares post-launch sales of various handhelds, including 3DS, DS/Lite, PSP, Game Boy Color/Advance, and Wonderswan, and shows that in its ninth week on the market, the 3DS sold about as well as Bandai’s long-dead handheld did in its ninth week.
Looking at the latest Media Create list (which has the 3DS at 23,038 units), I think the Y axis of this chart is in tens of thousands, so “10.0” refers to 100,000 units. I think. It’s not labeled.
Anyway, we (and Nintendo) can take away two important lessons from these sales numbers — the first being that earthquakes are bad. The second is that if you want to sell systems, you should release more games for them.*
See also: More 3DS news and media
*April’s 3DS releases in Japan: Pilotwings Resort, Pro Baseball Spirits, The Sims 3, Cubic Ninja, and 3D Training — no new titles since the 14th
Nintendo on the 3DS’s day-one unit sales outperforming the Game Boy, GBC, GBA, DS, DS Lite, DSi, and DSi XL.
I thought everyone was supposed to be abandoning dedicated handheld gaming devices, and doing all their gaming on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad now?
See also: More Nintendo 3DS news and media
[Mii QR code via GoNintendo]
I just noticed this while browsing the breakdown of top ten best-selling games in December by platform: Personal Trainer: Cooking must have sold pretty well. To me, indicates two things:
- It’s very likely that the 100 Classic Book Collection will be released in the US, so long as there’s a smooth legal path for everything.
- There are a lot of us who like at least the idea of doing non-gamish things with our DSes.
Listen, I love and adore all this non-game stuff, and even I didn’t think something like a (somewhat irritating in practice) cookbook on the DS would do so well.
*Yes, Tiny Cartridge fans, I take the time to scribble messily with my mouse on screencaps, for you. It’s all for you.
[image/list via Game|Life]
Latest NPD figures were just released, and there are four Wii games in the top ten in September… and three of them include some sort of extra: a remote, a board, or a wheel. And the fourth? Lightsaber action, so while it doesn’t actually include a peripheral, you know everyone’s thinking of something a little longer and more glowy while playing.
Nintendo Wii: filling up your living room, one game at a time.