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Re: Video Games Sales Discussion Thread: Extreme Butoden 91k

Postby Bullza » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:47 pm

Extreme Butoden second weekend sales are 16.4k for a total of 91.1k, give it a few days and it'll pass the total of Ultimate Butoden.

Now it's been announced to have a Western release maybe it can get to 250k or so in the long run.

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Re: Video Games Sales Discussion Thread: Extreme Butoden 91k

Postby Super Sayian Prime » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:55 am

Media Create sales for Dragon Ball games in Japan in 2014:

[PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) - 187.867 / 187.867 (118.240 <86,55%>)
[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145) - 176.382 / 176.382 (81.584 <42,89%>)
[PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥6.980) - 167.490 / 167.490 (97.821 <89,25%>)
[PS3] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.23} (¥7.480) - 52.794 / 52.794 (30.192 <60,81%>)
[PSV] Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.23} (¥6.480) - 48.910 / 48.910 (22.901 <76,69%>)
[3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.02.28} (¥5.800) - 13.924 / 290.274 (88.386 <84,72%>)
[WII] Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 [Wii Select] <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2010.02.25} (¥2.800) - 5.658 / 106.407 (5.046 <52,38%>)
[PSP] Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team [PSP the Best] <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2012.07.12} (¥2.800) - 1.741 / 18.962 (408 <15,31%>)

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Extreme Butoden 105k

Postby Super Sayian Prime » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:22 pm

Stumbled on some info about Atari's old license with Funimation:
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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Extreme Butoden 105k

Postby VegettoEX » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:54 pm

Right in the middle of that is when FUNimation and Atari had their little legal spat, and Bandai Namco indeed picked the license back up right at the exact moment stated in that document. Fun stuff!
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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Extreme Butoden 105k

Postby TheatreStyleKai » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:52 am

Super Saiyan Prime wrote:Stumbled on some info about Atari's old license with Funimation:
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http://www.secinfo.com/dsvr4.tadr.9.htm


Huh, I wonder why the contract specifically excluded license to make Dragon Ball games for PC. I know it wasn't their target market, but it seems odd.

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Extreme Butoden 105k

Postby Bullza » Thu May 12, 2016 2:45 am

Old news from February but only just noticed it now but this site reported that Xenoverse shipped over 3 million copies by February.

http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2016/02/05/dragon-ball-xenoverse-ships-over-3-million-copies-worldwide/

From my own research that I did that would make it the second most shipped DBZ game after Budokai 1 which shipped 3.5 million copies (maybe at least).

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Extreme Butoden 105k

Postby Lord Beerus » Thu May 12, 2016 8:16 am

Bullza wrote:Old news from February but only just noticed it now but this site reported that Xenoverse shipped over 3 million copies by February.

http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2016/02/05/dragon-ball-xenoverse-ships-over-3-million-copies-worldwide/

From my own research that I did that would make it the second most shipped DBZ game after Budokai 1 which shipped 3.5 million copies (maybe at least).

I think this should be in the Xenoverse thread.

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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby VejituhTheWarriorGuy » Wed May 18, 2016 7:54 am

Lord Beerus wrote:
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Lord Beerus wrote:I honestly think Xenoverse will sell at least 2 millions units.
Agreed. Hell, 2 mill is a guarantee with it being on 5 platforms and it being marketed relatively well.

That's the beauty of the Xenoverse being a multiplatform game; if there one platform you can't the game there always one other platform that you can always rely on to get the game. But once Xenoverse 2 drops, I expect it to be a PS4/XB1/PC exclusive.

I know this is a year old but oh my god you were right :D
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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Xenoverse 3 million

Postby Bullza » Wed May 18, 2016 10:37 am

I'm sure Xenoverse 2 will sell well but considering that Budokai sold better than Budokai 2, Tenkaichi sold better than Tenkiachi 2, Raging Blast sold better than Raging Blast 2, Legacy of Goku sold better than Legacy of Goku 2 etc

Then chances are that Xenoverse 2 will not sell the same kind of copies that the original did. That said it'll still likely outsell a lot of previous DBZ games. Previous sequels like Budokai 2, Tenkaichi 2 and Raging Blast 2 didn't really add all that much from the original so this one needs to not make the same mistake.

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Re: Previous Video Game sales?

Postby Lord Beerus » Wed May 18, 2016 3:42 pm

VejituhTheWarriorGuy wrote:I know this is a year old but oh my god you were right :D

I did expect it. :lol:

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Xenoverse 3 million

Postby Bullza » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:04 am

So it seems as though Dragon Ball Fusions has sold 109,000 copies in 2 weeks. That's more than Extreme Butoden after two weeks (91,000) and about 600 copies more than Heroes 2 after 2 weeks.

Oh and as a side note before Xenoverse 2 comes out I plan to update the original post of this thread with all the official sales figures for the games as opposed to the Vgchartz ones which are not entirely accurate.

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Xenoverse 3 million

Postby DBZAOTA482 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:22 pm

Bullza wrote:I'm sure Xenoverse 2 will sell well but considering that Budokai sold better than Budokai 2, Tenkaichi sold better than Tenkiachi 2, Raging Blast sold better than Raging Blast 2, Legacy of Goku sold better than Legacy of Goku 2 etc

Then chances are that Xenoverse 2 will not sell the same kind of copies that the original did. That said it'll still likely outsell a lot of previous DBZ games. Previous sequels like Budokai 2, Tenkaichi 2 and Raging Blast 2 didn't really add all that much from the original so this one needs to not make the same mistake.

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Xenoverse 3 million

Postby Lord Beerus » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:46 pm

DBZAOTA482 wrote:
Bullza wrote:I'm sure Xenoverse 2 will sell well but considering that Budokai sold better than Budokai 2, Tenkaichi sold better than Tenkiachi 2, Raging Blast sold better than Raging Blast 2, Legacy of Goku sold better than Legacy of Goku 2 etc

Then chances are that Xenoverse 2 will not sell the same kind of copies that the original did. That said it'll still likely outsell a lot of previous DBZ games. Previous sequels like Budokai 2, Tenkaichi 2 and Raging Blast 2 didn't really add all that much from the original so this one needs to not make the same mistake.

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BT2 improved a shitload of things from the first Tenkaichi... so much it made the first game look like absolute shit by comparison!! Who dare you dismiss it?! :x

Gotta side with DBZAOTA482 on this one. Tenkaichi 2 was a monster improvement over Tenkaichi 1 in every damn department. It really felt like I was playing a completely different game with Tenkaichi 2.

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Xenoverse 3 million

Postby Bullza » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:54 pm

Well been 9 years since I played it, what did it add? I know it added a lot of movie characters and had a few extra maps but I don't remember much more. Oh it brought back the ability o fly around the map like Budokai 3 I suppose.

I do remember that the story mode was pretty tedious though because it had too many fights.

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Xenoverse 3 million

Postby Lord Beerus » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:26 pm

Bullza wrote:Well been 9 years since I played it, what did it add? I know it added a lot of movie characters and had a few extra maps but I don't remember much more. Oh it brought back the ability o fly around the map like Budokai 3 I suppose.

I do remember that the story mode was pretty tedious though because it had too many fights.

Huh? The gameplay style was drastically changed in Tenkaichi 2. For one thing, you could actually more than a five hit combo. Plus, the visuals were given a major face lift.

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Xenoverse 3 million

Postby Bullza » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:45 pm

Right so I said I was gonna do it, I haven't finished yet because I still have to do a bunch of the handheld games but for now here's the official sales for the console games that can be found. I'll also put this in the OP.

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Here are the most up to date official sales figures for these games. I’m not posting sources for everyone because there’s a ton of games, even more sources and probably nobody cares anyway.

Almost all of the figures though come from either Media Create, The Magic Box, Famitsu or Namco Bandai.

Budokai

As of June 2003 “Dragon Ball Z: Budokai has shipped more than 3.5 million units worldwide since its December 2002 release on the PlayStation2.”

http://worthplaying.com/article/2003/6/25/news/10852/

It sold 2.04 million copies total in US.
It sold 542,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2003.

All figures for the PS2 version only.

Budokai 2

Sold 1.5 million copies total in US.
Sold 504,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2004.
The Re-released “The Best” version sold an additional 77,000 copies in Japan.

All figures for the PS2 version only.

Budokai 3

Sold 1.14 million copies total in US.
Sold 642,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2005.

All figures for the PS2 version only.

Tenkaichi

Sold 1.37 million copies in Japan and Europe by March 2006.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-06- ... 0-6148657/

It sold 532,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2006.

It sold 140,000 copies in US in the first month.

Tenkaichi 2

Sold 1.18 million copies in Japan, Europe and Asia on just the PS2 by March 2007.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Sold 425,000 copies on PS2 by the end of 2006 and 166,000 copies on Wii by the end of 2007 in Japan.

Sold another 650,000 copies inbetween March 2007 and March 2008 in Europe on PS2 and Wii.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Tenkaichi 3

Sold 1.04 million in Japan, Europe and Asia copies on the PS2 and Wii by March 2008.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Sold 316,000 copies on PS2 and 93,000 copies on Wii in Japan by the end of 2007.

By June 2008 the game had sold 420,000 copies in Europe.

The Re-released Wii Select version sold 104,000 copies in Japan by the end of 2013.

Super Dragon Ball Z

Sold 466,000 copies in Japan and Europe by March 2007.

That includes 198,000 copies sold in Japan by the end of 2006.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Infinite World

Sold 200,000 copies in Japan as of Mid 2010.

Burst Limit

Sold 730,000 copies in Japan, Europe and Asia on PS3 and Xbox 360 by March 2009.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Raging Blast

Sold 700,000 copies worldwide on PS3 and Xbox 360 by March 2010.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Raging Blast 2

Sold 580,000 copies in Japan, Europe and US on PS3 and Xbox 360 by March 2011.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/en/ir/lib ... Result.pdf

Ultimate Tenkaichi

Sold 700,000 copies in Japan, Europe and US on PS3 and Xbox 360 by March 2012.

https://www.bandainamco.co.jp/files/201 ... EFBC_2.pdf

Battle of Z

Sold 620,000 copies in Japan, Europe and US on PS3, Vita and Xbox 360 by March 2014.

http://www.bandainamco.co.jp/files/E8A3 ... EFBC89.pdf

Xenoverse

Shipped 3.13 million worldwide. “The breakdown includes approximately 230,000 copies in Japan; 60,000 copies in the greater Asia region; 1.78 million copies in America; and 1.05 million copies in Europe.”

http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2016/02/05/dr ... worldwide/

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Now with Official figures.

Postby Lord Beerus » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:09 pm

I'm hoping Xenoverse 2 outperforms the units Budokai 1 shifted, but that's gonna be a hefty given that Dragon Ball is not at the same level of popularity back when Budokai 1 was released compared to now. I mean, don't get me wrong, Dragon Ball in this day and age is still quite popular worldwide, but is it on the same of level of popularity that is was in the late 90s and early 00's? Nah.

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Now with Official figures.

Postby Hellspawn28 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:03 pm

Budokai 1 was the first major DBZ game overseas seeing that Final Bout was not very notice when it was release in 1997 and went up in prices in the After Market afterwards (I think the original version of the game is still pretty pricey). So most DB fans didn't get the chance to play Final Bout or any major DB fighting game. Budokai 1 was the first DBZ game for most fans and came out before DBZ ended on Toonami.

I have a feeling that Xenoverse 2 won't reach the same sales as the first game did because I do think reviewers on the web are going to say that the game does not play any different from the first game and that will turn people off.
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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Now with Official figures.

Postby Bullza » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:25 pm

I fully expect Xenoverse 2 to sell less, possibly significantly less. Budokai 2, Tenkaichi 2, Raging Blast 2 and even the likes of Legacy of Goku 2 and Shin Budokai 2 all sold less.

I don't see why this would be any different. I'm not seeing this games big selling point to be honest, it looks like Xenoverse with some extra leftover characters. I don't even know what the story is supposed to be.

Then again even half the sales of Xenoverse would still be up there with the Tenkaichi PS2 games. Xenoverse over performed really.

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Re: Video Game Sales Discussion Thread: Now with Official figures.

Postby nato25 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:28 pm

Theres many reasons for why Xenoverse did so much better compare to many games that came before it.

Most importantly it was available on 5 major platforms.
Second it was the first next gen DBZ game, despite really just being a prettier version of the PS3 version.
Then you also have the quality of the game to thank. We hadn't really had a strong combat focused free roam 3D game since Raging Blast 2 which is probably what most players wanted. Put the new story intrigue together with the pretty good CaC and there were a lot of reasons to pick up this game as opposed to all the rehashes and failed new ideas (for the record I liked Battle of Z but Ultimate Tenkaichi was a complete joke to me, only DBZ game I've ever returned).

I also expect to see Xenoverse 2 sell less. Truth be told the marketing team has not convinced me that they are justifying a whole new game with the content being added in Xenoverse 2, that being said I still think it's going to be a great game and a lot of fun, the improvements made do look good to me.


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