True DP first week sales

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: True DP first week sales

  1. #1
    Merciless Goddess Misty's Avatar Retired Staff
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    5,217
    Trophies

    Default True DP first week sales

    http://eg.nttpub.co.jp/news/20061003_03.html
    Pokemon Diamond: 813,237
    Pokemon Pearl: 762,029
    Combined: 1,575,266

    Thanks to this topic:
    http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs9/genmessage.php?board=213&topic=30903879

  2. #2
    It's tasting time! Kasumi's Avatar Former Art Director
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    13,538
    Blog Entries
    98
    Follow Kasumi On Twitter Add Kasumi on Google+
    Follow Kasumi on Tumblr Follow Kasumi on Flickr

    Default

    So who made up that "2 million copies sold in 2 days" bullshit?

  3. #3
    Moe Moe MOE! jigglysama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Heredia, Costa Rica
    Posts
    790

    Default

    Dunno, but 1.5+ million in less than a week are still a lot.


    POKEMON PEARL FRIEND CODE

    Name: Akari
    FC: 4596-6173-1557

  4. #4
    Merciless Goddess Misty's Avatar Retired Staff
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    5,217
    Trophies

    Default

    2 million was probably the size of the shipment, people took that with the stories of widespread shortages and assumed every copy had sold out - which is, of course, nearly impossible.

  5. #5
    It's tasting time! Kasumi's Avatar Former Art Director
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    13,538
    Blog Entries
    98
    Follow Kasumi On Twitter Add Kasumi on Google+
    Follow Kasumi on Tumblr Follow Kasumi on Flickr

    Default

    True, 1 million and a half is still impressive. *nods*

  6. #6
    The Pumpkin King Snake Bandage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Under the kitchen sink
    Posts
    3,631

    Default

    Not quite 2 million, but you can tell they were probably facing a big shortage of games to sell. Over 1.5 million is very, very impressive.

    Hahah, Diamond sold more than Pearl. I always pick the popular cart before it becomes popular. =D

  7. #7
    Lets Do It. Pokemaster Justin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    801

    Default

    Compared to the DS Lite's userbase to the other userbases this is only a slight step up, still good though.

  8. #8
    Real California Cheese. Birdyspot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    CA, USA
    Posts
    144

    Default

    Still most impressive. I imagine that with a 2 million unit shipment, the games probably DID sell out at many brick-and-mortar retailers around Japan, but that the other story didn't take into account the fact that online retailers didn't sell out. I wonder how many of those copies were sold overseas...

    Has anyone found actual figures for the sale of the Dialga/Palkia DS lite? I do believe those have actually sold out from what I've heard...

  9. #9
    when you need more, have+ bell02+'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    2,988

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdyspot View Post
    Still most impressive. I imagine that with a 2 million unit shipment, the games probably DID sell out at many brick-and-mortar retailers around Japan, but that the other story didn't take into account the fact that online retailers didn't sell out. I wonder how many of those copies were sold overseas...

    Has anyone found actual figures for the sale of the Dialga/Palkia DS lite? I do believe those have actually sold out from what I've heard...
    Well, maybe, but I think online is generally insignificant.

    It could very well be sold out now. I'm not sure how much of a week they count, but its essentially 3 days.

  10. #10
    Can't Touch Dis. Doctor Oak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    2,771

    Default

    Online Sales aren't included in initial sales info, just High-Street retailers.

    In other words, 1.5million copies of the games have left high street shops in Japan since Thursday.

    Incidentally, Nintendogs, which was probably the most hyped DS game in Japan before release like D/P sold 168,000 in the first full 6 days of release.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •