Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail sites

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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby Kiske » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:10 am

Spaghetti wrote:
Kiske wrote:I don't understand your message to be honest...
What do you mean by "I wouldn't trust him; he doesn't mind his job, etc..."?

Probably a reference to what in-game Takeuchi-san says.


#-o

Thanks! I was starting to worry :D
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby koalazeus » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:14 am

There is a way to check Amazon sales by month and year through this link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers ... videogames

Shenmue HD was at #56 yesterday when I checked and is #44 today for April (in the UK)

If you go back to the year 2000 the original Shenmue was the #10 bestseller for that year.
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby adom11800 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:58 am

This is very good news! It's so great to see how much attention Shenmue is getting. I'm glad for Sega and I like to think that it's not only Shenmue fans who are buying it. Inevitably it's likely around 70% or more who are but the new fans who are buying it will hopefully give that boost to Shenmue III sales. If they get into the series anyway.

I for one have been telling some work friends about it. 'You got a PS4 or Xbox One?' Then as soon as they say yeah I tell them about Shenmue. It seems much easier now then it ever did. I'm sure I'm not the only one spreading the word though.

So yeah very good news for Shenmue!

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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby Gen » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:18 am

This looks very promising!

PS4 version is still number 1 on french Amazon and XBONE version now at number 3.
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby Truck_1_0_1_ » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:09 pm

Kiske wrote:
Truck_1_0_1_ wrote:
Kiske wrote: Hiroaki Tackeuchi (Shenmue 3 animation producer) just quoted retweeted a post by Shenmue Forever about Shenmue I&II pre-orders!

It's so cool to see that the Shenmue 3 team keeps an eye on how things are going for the re-release of Shenmue I&II!

https://twitter.com/Hiroakitake/status/ ... 1792934913


I wouldn't trust him; he doesn't mind his job, but he won't stay at it for very long. He's got a kid at home you see and he needs to support it...


I don't understand your message to be honest...
What do you mean by "I wouldn't trust him; he doesn't mind his job, etc..."?


lol I was mostly paraphrasing but...

Spaghetti wrote:
Kiske wrote:I don't understand your message to be honest...
What do you mean by "I wouldn't trust him; he doesn't mind his job, etc..."?

Probably a reference to what in-game Takeuchi-san says.


That's indeed what I mean; it was a lame joke, I know, but I attempted some levity!
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby johnjohnbrem » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:10 pm

i was optimistic but this is exceeding my expectations. i'm curious to know how the sales are going in Portugal but there's no way to check. I'm portuguese, that's why...
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby Hazuki00 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:33 pm

Is there any way to know the numbers? How many copies in total for ps4 and xbox have been preordered?
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby drunkensailor » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:11 am

holy shit people. this all sounds like it's too good to be true. if it sells so much then I really hope the shenmue 3 slacker backer get's a ton more money and shenmue 3 will sell million of copies, resting assured we will get shenmue 4 and 5 with the highest budgets!
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby Valascaziel » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:42 am

I doubt the Slacker Backer is going to surge in funds this late in the game, but I'm sure the announcement of this collection spurred a decent boost. We shall see when they update it sometime. If/when they do upgradeable pledges that will help also.

I don't know that Shenmue HD or III will sell in the millions, but all Shenmue HD has to do is sell enough to ensure SEGA realizes how much of a future the series has. I'd say it has accomplished that goal just by looking at how high and how long it's remained a top seller on Amazon. We don't know about other retailers, but I'm sure it's fairly high there also.

III has to sell enough to ensure a profit. A taller order, but Kingdom Come did it and wasn't anywhere near as governor advertised as Shenmue III and HD has been and will be once Sony and probably SEGA pushes the marketing button
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby mjq jazz bar » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:08 pm

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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby dietsoap » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:21 pm

mjq jazz bar wrote: Image

HOLY SHIT

I was about to ask what country this was, then I checked for myself and saw it was number one on US Amazon! This is insane. It was at number 4 yesterday.

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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby mjq jazz bar » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:42 pm

It's only being outsold by Mario Odyssey, Donkey Kong & a bunch of random gift cards.

I wish I could extrapolate how many units Amazon sells a day.
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby delvec19 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:34 pm

I laughed out loud at the Q&A section on the US Amazon page for the game.


Question: Do you know where I can find some sailors?
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You should about Charlie.
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But you'd best be careful... I hear they run with a dangerous crowd.
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Milk’s perfect for a school boy I’d say!
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Question: Will all physical copies come with a poster?
Answer: Yes, in North America all physucal copies wil come with a free poster.
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Question: Will Shenmue 2 be based on the Xbox or Dreamcast version?
Answer: It is based on the Xbox version.
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Answer: Is anything real? This could be a dream world? If so, I do not want to wake up.
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It's a dream... COME TRUE!!
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It's real because Sega has yet to re-release Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, Panzer Dragoon Orta and especially Panzer Dragoon Saga. There's also Enemy Zero, D2, Clockwork Knight and others I keep dreaming about.
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Question: So, is there any chance the game may be released before Dec. 31 2018?
Answer: Absolutely Yes. Sega has confirmed that it will launch in 2018 and that an official release date announcement will come soon.
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Question: What is a man?
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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby Valascaziel » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:36 pm

This is massive, guys. Amazon offers 20% off for Prime members, which probably accounts for the spike in sales the last 24 hours.

Even discounting that, it was still in the top 50 best sellers in video games since it's announcement and that's WITH a megaton release like God of War out there.

I know there is no way to extrapolate a number, but nothing reaches #1 in Amazon best sellers in gaming I'd wager without moving a considerable amount. We also don't have any indication of how it is doing at Best Buy and GameStop, though I did reach out to my old boss and good friend who is still a store manager with GameStop since we parted ways about 4 years ago.

He said he can't speak for it as a company, but at his store he's averaged 5 to 6 reservations on it per day, many of whom were walk-up customers(i.e. He didn't pitch the game for pre-order).

He has over 25 reservations so far, which is impressive for a small title in his very low volume store, he said(he's in a mall that's basically on life support).


We are shaping up to send a clear message to SEGA, as I'm sure numbers will only increase as more information screens and trailers come out.

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Re: Current sales ranking on various Amazon & other retail s

Postby dietsoap » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:15 pm

Valascaziel wrote:He said he can't speak for it as a company, but at his store he's averaged 5 to 6 reservations on it per day, many of whom were walk-up customers(i.e. He didn't pitch the game for pre-order).

He has over 25 reservations so far, which is impressive for a small title in his very low volume store, he said(he's in a mall that's basically on life support).
Oh my god this is huge! Just what the hell is going on?? :shock:
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