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population_tire



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:30 pm Reply with quote
i wonder what the chances of america getting it are...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:45 pm Reply with quote
I wouldn't write it off entirely given the success of other text-heavy adventure games such as Phoenix Wright and Hotel Dusk, but I wouldn't hold my breath either.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:59 pm Reply with quote
I think this game will come over with the huge succeses of the anime in america and both are being released by bandai.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:01 pm Reply with quote
Not even the evangelion games or the popular (and more interesting) Sakura taisen (sakura wars) have been released here and you expect this petty show's game to be released here?

not a chance mate, anime fans are not considered target audience on game sales....(that much...)
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Siegel Clyne



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:04 pm Reply with quote
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posted on 2007-09-27 14:42 EDT
Bandai Namco Games has posted a promotional movie (500KB or 1MB bandwidth) for the Japanese PSP adventure game Suzumiya Haruhi no Yakusoku (The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya) with short clips of the gameplay and the Motion Portrait character animation system. The video, which is playing at Japanese retail stores, notes that the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise has sold over 800,000 anime DVDs, over four million copies of the original novels, and over one million copies of the manga volumes. In this game, the player interacts with the various members of the SOS Brigade in simulated conversations. Source: Moon Phase


Scanned DVD sales from Oricon, Japan's counterpart to the US's Nielsen (Nielsen's Videoscan), tell a very different story.

On an animation DVD sales thread I started early this year on another forum - I cannot link to it due to ANN policy (you can search for it on the Internet) - an anime fan in Japan posts and updates scanned DVD sales figures from Oricon for many, many anime titles in Japan.

As of September 14, 2007, 7:11am PDT, below are scanned Haruhi DVD sales figures in Japan from Oricon.

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) 41,039 (8, including Episode 00, average including cumulative sales of Limited and Standard Editions) (Kyoto Animation/Kadokawa Pictures USA)
2006/06/23 35,176 Episode 00 Limited Edition (One episode)
2006/06/23 *3,926 Episode 00 Standard Edition (One episode)
2006/07/28 36,095 Vol. 1 Limited Edition (Two episodes up to Vol. 6)
2006/08/25 41,856 Vol. 2 Limited Edition
2006/08/25 *1,579 Vol. 2 Standard Edition
2006/09/22 41,260 Vol. 3 Limited Edition
2006/10/27 40,343 Vol. 4 Limited Edition
2006/10/27 *1,633 Vol. 4 Standard Edition
2006/11/22 38,457 Vol. 5 Limited Edition
2006/12/22 43,079 Vol. 6 Limited Edition
2007/01/26 44,899 Vol. 7 Limited Edition (One episode)


Adding up the numbers...

*35,176
**3,926
*36,095
*41,856
**1,579
*41,260
*40,343
**1,633
*38,457
*43,079
*44,899
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328,303

According to Oricon, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has sold 328,303 copies on DVD in Japan -- still an impressive number, but far less than 800,000.

According to a number of Japanese posters on animation DVD sales threads at Japan's 2ch message boards, the "more than 800,000" figure for Haruhi are for DVD shipments to DVD rental stores, brick and mortar retailers, etc. - not for actual DVD sales to individual customers.

Apparently using a similar approach, Bandai Namco also inflated DVD sales numbers for Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED DESTINY, when actual scanned DVD sales numbers for both titles from Oricon were substantially lower.

Nevertheless, according to Orion data, Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED DESTINY are the top two selling television animated series on DVD in Japan during the 21st century.

It has also been claimed that the first DVD of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya sold 60,000 copies in the US.

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Posted by wontaek | 07 August, 2007

FYI, industry reps have confirmed that Haruhi did not in fact sell 60,000 copies, meaning those figures must refer to some other show or are completely false.See here: http://www.animeondvd.com/forum/showpost.php?pid/508397/


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Xanas



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:08 pm Reply with quote
I just wish the US industry would release numbers like that in the way the Japanese industry does Sad
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testorschoice



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:20 pm Reply with quote
Siegel Clyne wrote:
Quote:
posted on 2007-09-27 14:42 EDT
Bandai Namco Games has posted a promotional movie (500KB or 1MB bandwidth) for the Japanese PSP adventure game Suzumiya Haruhi no Yakusoku (The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya) with short clips of the gameplay and the Motion Portrait character animation system. The video, which is playing at Japanese retail stores, notes that the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise has sold over 800,000 anime DVDs, over four million copies of the original novels, and over one million copies of the manga volumes. In this game, the player interacts with the various members of the SOS Brigade in simulated conversations. Source: Moon Phase


Scanned DVD sales from Oricon, Japan's counterpart to the US's Nielsen (Nielsen's Videoscan), tell a very different story.

On an animation DVD sales thread I started early this year on another forum - I cannot link to it due to ANN policy (you can search for it on the Internet) - an anime fan in Japan posts and updates scanned DVD sales figures from Oricon for many, many anime titles in Japan.

As of September 14, 2007, 7:11am PDT, below are scanned Haruhi DVD sales figures in Japan from Oricon.

Quote:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) 41,039 (8, including Episode 00, average including cumulative sales of Limited and Standard Editions) (Kyoto Animation/Kadokawa Pictures USA)
2006/06/23 35,176 Episode 00 Limited Edition (One episode)
2006/06/23 *3,926 Episode 00 Standard Edition (One episode)
2006/07/28 36,095 Vol. 1 Limited Edition (Two episodes up to Vol. 6)
2006/08/25 41,856 Vol. 2 Limited Edition
2006/08/25 *1,579 Vol. 2 Standard Edition
2006/09/22 41,260 Vol. 3 Limited Edition
2006/10/27 40,343 Vol. 4 Limited Edition
2006/10/27 *1,633 Vol. 4 Standard Edition
2006/11/22 38,457 Vol. 5 Limited Edition
2006/12/22 43,079 Vol. 6 Limited Edition
2007/01/26 44,899 Vol. 7 Limited Edition (One episode)


Adding up the numbers...

*35,176
**3,926
*36,095
*41,856
**1,579
*41,260
*40,343
**1,633
*38,457
*43,079
*44,899
----------
328,303

According to Oricon, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has sold 328,303 copies on DVD in Japan -- still an impressive number, but far less than 800,000.

According to a number of Japanese posters on animation DVD sales threads at Japan's 2ch message boards, the "more than 800,000" figure for Haruhi are for DVD shipments to DVD rental stores, brick and mortar retailers, etc. - not for actual DVD sales to individual customers.


Whoa, the trouble with Oricon figures is that the company doesn't poll all outlets. Just like Nielsen's Videoscan, it can only survey a subset of the total number of Japanese outlets. We also have to see the long-term sell-through. Just like "over 800,000" is not the actual total sold to individual customers, "328,303" is not the actual total sold to individual customers either. The actual number is somewhere in between. In any case, by shipping to the outlets who did buy those shipments, Bandai Visual did sell those DVDs to those outlets. Returns are not as huge an issue as they are in the United States.
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Siegel Clyne



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:37 pm Reply with quote
testorschoice wrote:
Siegel Clyne wrote:
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posted on 2007-09-27 14:42 EDT
Bandai Namco Games has posted a promotional movie (500KB or 1MB bandwidth) for the Japanese PSP adventure game Suzumiya Haruhi no Yakusoku (The Promise of Haruhi Suzumiya) with short clips of the gameplay and the Motion Portrait character animation system. The video, which is playing at Japanese retail stores, notes that the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise has sold over 800,000 anime DVDs, over four million copies of the original novels, and over one million copies of the manga volumes. In this game, the player interacts with the various members of the SOS Brigade in simulated conversations. Source: Moon Phase


Scanned DVD sales from Oricon, Japan's counterpart to the US's Nielsen (Nielsen's Videoscan), tell a very different story.

On an animation DVD sales thread I started early this year on another forum - I cannot link to it due to ANN policy (you can search for it on the Internet) - an anime fan in Japan posts and updates scanned DVD sales figures from Oricon for many, many anime titles in Japan.

As of September 14, 2007, 7:11am PDT, below are scanned Haruhi DVD sales figures in Japan from Oricon.

Quote:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu) 41,039 (8, including Episode 00, average including cumulative sales of Limited and Standard Editions) (Kyoto Animation/Kadokawa Pictures USA)
2006/06/23 35,176 Episode 00 Limited Edition (One episode)
2006/06/23 *3,926 Episode 00 Standard Edition (One episode)
2006/07/28 36,095 Vol. 1 Limited Edition (Two episodes up to Vol. 6)
2006/08/25 41,856 Vol. 2 Limited Edition
2006/08/25 *1,579 Vol. 2 Standard Edition
2006/09/22 41,260 Vol. 3 Limited Edition
2006/10/27 40,343 Vol. 4 Limited Edition
2006/10/27 *1,633 Vol. 4 Standard Edition
2006/11/22 38,457 Vol. 5 Limited Edition
2006/12/22 43,079 Vol. 6 Limited Edition
2007/01/26 44,899 Vol. 7 Limited Edition (One episode)


Adding up the numbers...

*35,176
**3,926
*36,095
*41,856
**1,579
*41,260
*40,343
**1,633
*38,457
*43,079
*44,899
----------
328,303

According to Oricon, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has sold 328,303 copies on DVD in Japan -- still an impressive number, but far less than 800,000.

According to a number of Japanese posters on animation DVD sales threads at Japan's 2ch message boards, the "more than 800,000" figure for Haruhi are for DVD shipments to DVD rental stores, brick and mortar retailers, etc. - not for actual DVD sales to individual customers.


Whoa, the trouble with Oricon figures is that the company doesn't poll all outlets. Just like Nielsen's Videoscan, it can only survey a subset of the total number of Japanese outlets. We also have to see the long-term sell-through. Just like "over 800,000" is not the actual total sold to individual customers, "328,303" is not the actual total sold to individual customers either. The actual number is somewhere in between. In any case, by shipping to the outlets who did buy those shipments, Bandai Visual did sell those DVDs to those outlets. Returns are not as huge an issue as they are in the United States.


Based on observations by Japanese fans, I reported this also, a number of times before, here and elsewhere.

Do you have any idea how much between the actual number of DVD sales to customers are?

Edit: Forgot the word "you."


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testorschoice



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:45 pm Reply with quote
Siegel Clyne wrote:
Based on observations by Japanese fans, I reported this also, a number of times before, here and elsewhere.

Do have any idea how much between the actual number of DVD sales to customers are?


Some idea. The difference is not the difference between "over 800,000" and "328,303." The difference is closer, thanks to Oricon's limited surveying reach.
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Siegel Clyne



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:57 pm Reply with quote
testorschoice wrote:
Siegel Clyne wrote:
Based on observations by Japanese fans, I reported this also, a number of times before, here and elsewhere.

Do have any idea how much between the actual number of DVD sales to customers are?


Some idea. The difference is not the difference between "over 800,000" and "328,303." The difference is closer, thanks to Oricon's limited surveying reach.


I have another question.

In one of my earlier posts on the ANN forums, I cited an article from a Japanese business magazine, Economist, in which 10,000 copies sold per DVD volume is described as a break-even point.

Since nearly all anime series on DVD in Japan average less than 10,000 copies sold per volume according to Oricon, a Japanese poster pointed out that the break-even point refers to DVD shipments, not to DVD sales to individual customers.

How does this sound to you?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:28 pm Reply with quote
OMG BEST GAME EVAR!
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kokuryu



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:34 am Reply with quote
*sigh* I have to buy a PSP then so I can play it... I guess the games only work on Japanese PSP versions?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:09 am Reply with quote
No, the PlayStation Portable handheld is region free for video games, meaning if you buy a US PSP you can play Japanese Games without modding, however, you cannot play UMD Movies from other regions as those are region specific. And if you buy one, buy the Slim and Lite, so you can actually make those UMD movies worth the "Universal Media Disc" name.
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DO WANT!

*sigh* in english please
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