[NEW] Phantasy Star Online 2 Gets Nintendo Switch JPN Release Date [FOOTAGE/DETAILS]

The game was noted heading for Switch September of last year by Sega, and now a confirmed release date scheduled for April 4, 2018 (Japan only so far) spotted within yesterday’s unique Japanese version of Nintendo’s digital broadcast.

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Media Create Sales (Feb 19 – Feb 25) – NS Sales Steady, Bayo 2 (NS) Drop Less Than Anticipated [DETAILS/CHARTS]

 

(Numbers are JPN Only)

In this the 52nd week of the NS on the market the NS sold 39,696 bringing LTD sales to 3,757,827 and YTD sales to 445,208. The units sold are flat from last week, unfortunate they haven’t started increasing stock levels yet, but at least the drops have come to an end (for now at least). About a year on the market now, just a few more days.

Bayonetta 2 (NS) saw sales drop -43% this week to 5,443 for a total of 14,975. This gives a bit of hope for the legs of the NS version of Bayonetta 2 as the Wii U version had a drop of -82%, dropping from a much better first week total of 38,828 all the way down to 6,970

 

NINTENDO 3DS FIRST TO SURPASS 5M

In addition, the NDS has finally caught back up with the NS and will almost certainly stay ahead for the foreseeable future.

 

Media Create Software

01./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 53.982 / 1.890.273 (-37%)
02./00. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7.600) – 46.411 / NEW
03./00. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥4.980) – 31.359 / NEW
04./00. [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal # (Marvelous) {2018.02.22} (¥6.980) – 24.118 / NEW
05./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 19.501 / 2.062.345 (-11%)
06./06. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 17.259 / 1.363.646 (-10%)
07./12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 12.252 / 883.780 (+4%)
08./11. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 11.639 / 1.626.145 (-8%)
09./05. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.08} (¥7.800) – 8.959 / 147.634 (-58%)
10./00. [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.22} (¥6.800) – 8.833 / NEW
11./10. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 8.634 / 151.225 (-32%)
12./15. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 8.614 / 1.566.656 (-8%)
13./09. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8.200) – 6.027 / 94.631 (-54%)
14./14. [NSW] Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥5.980) – 5.443 / 14.975 (-43%)
15./02. [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2: Secret of Mana # (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥4.800) – 5.336 / 41.378 (-85%)
16./00. [PSV] Tokimeki Restaurant: Project Tristars # (Koei Tecmo) {2018.02.22} (¥6.800) – 4.319 / NEW
17./18. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 4.271 / 165.894 (-27%)
18./20. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 4.215 / 403.972 (+1%)
19./17. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600) – 3.992 / 92.935 (-33%)
20./50. [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.17} (¥7.800) – 3.898 / 89.486

 

Media Create Hardware

 

3DS by model (last week):
New 2DS LL – 6,693 (5,778)
New 3DS LL – 3,693 (3,424)
2DS – 850 (959)

PS4 by model (last week):
PlayStation 4 – 29,392 (41,496)
PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,383 (8,006)

 

Media Create week 52 sales comparison (LTD)

NS: 39,696 (3,757,827)
Wii: 54,362 (3,870,665)
3DS: 94,667 (5,026,622)
Wii U: 28,518 (1,219,474)
PSV: 11,039 (1,074,621)
PS4: 21,381 (1,118,805)
NDS: 132,012 (3,774,084)
PSP: 92,121 (2,228,797)
PS3: 17,434 (1,246,201)

 

 

 

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Media Create Sales (Feb 12 – Feb 18) – Second NS Drop in a Row, Zelda:BOTW Passes 1 Million

Week Feb 12 – Feb 18

In this the 51st week of the NS on the market the NS sold 39,303 bringing LTD sales to 3,718,131 and YTD sales to 405,512. The second drop in a row. The console is still selling out, Nintendo just can’t seem to provide consistent stock levels.

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Pokémon Nintendo Switch EU Translations Completing Before E3 2018

 

Pokémon’s Switch iteration has began its localization process out of East to the West. Coming from a valid source with positive track record the EU job scheduled for completion within the month of April, while Chinese translations having recently wrapped it up.

February 27th is the 23rd Anniversary of Pokemon franchise, therefore possible we will see some form present revealing the game.

Keep an eye out!

 

 

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Nintendo Developing Advanced Defense Equipment @ Japan Ministry of Defense

 

 

Toshiba’s preferred bidder for the sale of Toshiba Memory is part of a Japan-U.S.-South Korea consortium, made up of the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), the Development Bank of Japan, Bain Capital, SK Hynix, and others. And the development details are under strict control by the MOD. The deal is at an impasse because the core entity of the consortium (in which case I believe to be Nintendo) has set the resolution of the dispute with Western Digital as a precondition for participation. It would make sense that Nintendo would want their suppliers Toshiba and Toshiba partner Western Digital to stop the war, because the Nintendo Switch is in desperate need of NAND and after already failing to meet demand thanks to competition buying all resources for transport Nintendo would want to buy the chip to ensure Switch success.

 

Western Digital has filed documents in order to block Toshiba from possibly selling. Makes sense that Nintendo would make that request from WD to GTfO, because if Toshiba can’t sell, and is in such bad shape from losing all that money in America, if Toshiba fails and is delisted from stock exchange people counting on that technology for existing contracts like Switch, will suffer. Toshiba has a strong preference for keeping the unit in Japan. Another important issue favoring the consortium is concern about sensitive technology “leaking”.

 

 

The fact Nintendo has been working with Japan Government for 4 years and we don’t know anything is likely due to the strict regulation over the material. Especially when it comes to dual use technology as Nintendo has already expressed has been huge priority from the gate.

 

 

Regarding the selection of target defense equipment in R&D, Japan finds It is necessary to consider trends in defense technology, such as smart technology, networking, and unmanned operations, and select the defense equipment for which technological bases should be developed and enhanced. Shinzo Abe published a formulated R&D vision, shared medium to long-term R&D plan with raised predictability for companies, promoted stable and efficient facility investment and personnel distributions and to realize more effective and efficient R&D based on the R&D. The Ministry of Defense have developed ability to survey technological information including civilian advanced technology under circumstances in which the difference between defense technology and civilian technology is getting smarter, in order to achieve effective and efficient defense equipment, it is necessary to appropriately introduce from the outside civilian advanced technology (potential new products) which can be applicable to defense technology.

 

 

To promote utilization of dual-use technology and nurture research in companies for advanced defense equipment, MOD will expand its survey area of civilian advanced technology, improve its ability to survey technological information, and formulate and publish a medium- to long-term strategy on technology. Strengthen cooperation with universities and research institutes. Some of Japan’s universities and research institutes have internationally prominent research environments. Cooperation with and utilizing R&D programs including those that cover dual-use technology In order to promote utilization of dual-use technology efficiently, in line with strengthening cooperation with universities and research institutes, it is necessary to utilize specific R&D programs led by the government.

Nintendo likely developing advanced defense equipment.

 

 

[JAPAN] Media Create Sales (Jan 29 – Feb 4) – MHW Keeps Performing Well, NS at 49K

 

This Week Jan 29 – Feb 4

NEXT WEEK: Feb 5 – Feb 11

 

Numbers are from Japan only

In this the 49th week of the NS on the market the NS sold 49,165 bringing LTD sales to 3,635,424. A 3K jump for this week.

Monster Hunter sold another 346,187, bring life to date sales to 1,591,356. Not a half bad hold. It looks like Capcoms bet is paying off. Skyrim (NS) meanwhile opens at 14K for the week.

Media Create Software:

01./01. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 346.187 / 1.591.356 (-72%)
02./00. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ (Bandai Namco Games) {2018.02.01} (¥7.600) – 68.731 / NEW
03./03. [NSW] Splatoon 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 25.758 / 1.997.568 (+0%)
04./02. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 21.279 / 114.059 (-18%)
05./04. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 21.263 / 1.307.897 (-3%)
06./05. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 15.978 / 1.587.954 (-4%)
07./00. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥6.980) – 13.922 / NEW
08./07. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 12.709 / 847.677 (+24%)
09./06. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 11.028 / 1.539.029 (-13%)
10./11. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥4.980) – 7.037 / 149.345 (+8%)
11./09. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Legend Banbarayaa – Sword / Magnum (Level 5) {2017.12.16} (¥4.800) – 6.053 / 496.905 (-22%)
12./14. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥5.980) – 4.453 / 360.484 (+1%)
13./15. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥4.980) – 4.391 / 391.086 (+0%)
14./00. [NSW] Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Games) {2017.09.07} (¥6.800) – 3.767 / 110.217
15./13. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Pokemon Co.) {2017.09.22} (¥5.980) – 3.731 / 218.461 (-22%)
16./08. [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} (¥7.800) – 3.691 / 137.791 (-54%)
17./16. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII # (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥7.900) – 3.363 / 382.650 (-20%)
18./20. [NSW] Monster Hunter Double Cross: Nintendo Switch Ver. # (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥5.800) – 3.180 / 211.119 (+1%)
19./23. [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥7.980) – 3.158 / 181.254
20./21. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 2.775 / 371.535

Media Create Hardware:

System This Week Last Week Last Year YTD Last YTD LTD
PS4 # 109,287 140,145 36,378 437,430 244,597 6,329,833
NS 49,165 47,107 – 322,805 – 3,635,424
3DS # 11,461 11,313 26,101 97,481 200,289 23,920,260
Vita 4,207 3,744 9,626 28,524 79,539 5,816,404
X1 637 1,686 111 4,023 632 92,459
3DS by model (last week):
New 2DS LL – 6,522 (6,842)
New 3DS LL – 3,857 (3,377)
2DS – 1,082 (1,094)

PS4 by model (last week):
PlayStation 4 – 86,174 (110,023)
PlayStation 4 Pro – 23,113 (30,122)

Sources: Gematsu / my sales archive / Reset Era

Media Create week 49 sales comparison (LTD):

NS: 49,165 (3,635,424)
Wii: 37,617 (3,745,527)
3DS: 84,789 (4,789,379)
Wii U: 17,737 (1,154,048)
PSV: 13,091 (1,042,804)
PS4: 13,793 (1,061,274)
NDS: 48,520 (3,528,389)
PSP: 31,078 (2,026,582)
PS3: 12,365 (1,192,852)

 

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NEW: 2018’s Pokémon Company International Legendary Event Schedule [ALL DETAILS]

 

Greetings Trainers! Below is Pokemon Company International 2018 Official Monthly Schedule/Details concerning this years Legendary PKMN Event Free Giveaways.

 

As a thank you to all the Trainers out there who have been so committed and passionate about Pokémon over the years, we want to make 2018 a legendary year. We’re offering fans a chance to access these powerful Legendary Pokémon across the brand while celebrating their role in the franchise’s legacy.”

-J.C. Smith
Consumer Marketing
The Pokémon Company International.

2018 MONTHLY BREAKDOWN

February: Dialga and Palkia

March: Regigigas and Heatran

April: Raikou and Entei

May: Xerneas and Yveltal

June: Zygarde and Formes

July: Tornadus and Thundurus

August: Groudon and Kyogre

September: Latios and Latias

October: Reshiram and Zekrom

November: Ho-Oh and Lugia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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