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Monster Hunter 3 Sale Ranks

April 16, 2010
(click chart to enlarge)

More Bean Counting?
This past Monday, I posted up a chart showing Red Steel 2’s Amazon.com sale ranks, from March 9 through April 11.
Well, I was also tracking Monster Hunter 3, capturing the sale ranks for both Monster Hunter 3(game only) and the Monster Hunter 3 Classic Controller Pro bundle.
Like Red Steel 2’s chart, I made sure to note the date/time the rank was captured for Monster Hunter 3.

(Have you had your cup(s) for the day?)

The Chart Data:
The data in the chart was captured from March 9, 2010, through April 11, 2010.  The only day that no data was captured was on Monday, March 15.
The times reflected in the chart were randomly selected for each day, so the data is more of a random sampling of the sale ranks.
The lower the line is on the chart, the higher the sales ranks were for Monster Hunter 3.

The star symbol on the chart shows the first day I recorded the Monster Hunter 3 Classic Controller Pro bundle enter Amazon.com’s “Top 100”.
The time in this chart isn’t the exact time, again because of the random sampling.


The lightning bolt symbol on the chart shows the first day, that I know of, a commercial was seen on television advertising Monster Hunter 3.
The first day for a television commercial was April 7, 2010. 
If anybody reading this, saw the commercial earlier than that day, let me know and I’ll update the chart accordingly!

The Sale Ranks:
It’s not on the chart, but the first record of the Monster Hunter 3 CCP bundle entering Amazon.com’s “Top 100” was on April 6, around 3:00PM.  It was ranked #95 at that time.
      
      The lowest sale rank on the chart for Monster Hunter 3(game only) was rank #1239 on March 20, 2010 around 2:40PM.  The lowest for the Monster Hunter 3 CCP bundle was rank #322 on March 14, around 10:45PM.


     The highest sale rank on the chart for Monster Hunter 3(game only) was #333 on April 9, around 11:20AM.  The highest for the Monster Hunter 3 CCP bundle was #44, on April 10, around 12:30PM.


Thoughts:
Monster Hunter 3 is continuing to do well on Amazon.com.
Both versions of Monster Hunter 3 have crossed into Amazon.com’s “Top 100” in video games.
Once the game releases, I’m planning on doing another chart.  I think based just off this chart though, Monster Hunter 3 will perform better than Red Steel 2, if Amazon.com is a good reflection of retail sales.
Red Steel 2, both versions of it, broke into Amazon.com’s “Top 100” on the day the game released.
Monster Hunter 3, the Classic Controller Pro bundle, broke into Amazon.com’s “Top 100” 14 days before its release(which is still to come!).


Questions:
Have you already reserved Monster Hunter 3?  If so, which version of the game are you getting, the regular or the CCP bundle?  If you haven’t pre-ordered Monster Hunter 3, do you plan on purchasing it?




If you’re interested in either Monster Hunter 3 version, you can see if Amazon.com has them available below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002BRYXOO&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0036KRP3Q&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

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Monster Hunter 3 Sale Ranks

April 16, 2010
(click chart to enlarge)

More Bean Counting?
This past Monday, I posted up a chart showing Red Steel 2’s Amazon.com sale ranks, from March 9 through April 11.
Well, I was also tracking Monster Hunter 3, capturing the sale ranks for both Monster Hunter 3(game only) and the Monster Hunter 3 Classic Controller Pro bundle.
Like Red Steel 2’s chart, I made sure to note the date/time the rank was captured for Monster Hunter 3.

(Have you had your cup(s) for the day?)

The Chart Data:
The data in the chart was captured from March 9, 2010, through April 11, 2010.  The only day that no data was captured was on Monday, March 15.
The times reflected in the chart were randomly selected for each day, so the data is more of a random sampling of the sale ranks.
The lower the line is on the chart, the higher the sales ranks were for Monster Hunter 3.

The star symbol on the chart shows the first day I recorded the Monster Hunter 3 Classic Controller Pro bundle enter Amazon.com’s “Top 100”.
The time in this chart isn’t the exact time, again because of the random sampling.


The lightning bolt symbol on the chart shows the first day, that I know of, a commercial was seen on television advertising Monster Hunter 3.
The first day for a television commercial was April 7, 2010. 
If anybody reading this, saw the commercial earlier than that day, let me know and I’ll update the chart accordingly!

The Sale Ranks:
It’s not on the chart, but the first record of the Monster Hunter 3 CCP bundle entering Amazon.com’s “Top 100” was on April 6, around 3:00PM.  It was ranked #95 at that time.
      
      The lowest sale rank on the chart for Monster Hunter 3(game only) was rank #1239 on March 20, 2010 around 2:40PM.  The lowest for the Monster Hunter 3 CCP bundle was rank #322 on March 14, around 10:45PM.


     The highest sale rank on the chart for Monster Hunter 3(game only) was #333 on April 9, around 11:20AM.  The highest for the Monster Hunter 3 CCP bundle was #44, on April 10, around 12:30PM.


Thoughts:
Monster Hunter 3 is continuing to do well on Amazon.com.
Both versions of Monster Hunter 3 have crossed into Amazon.com’s “Top 100” in video games.
Once the game releases, I’m planning on doing another chart.  I think based just off this chart though, Monster Hunter 3 will perform better than Red Steel 2, if Amazon.com is a good reflection of retail sales.
Red Steel 2, both versions of it, broke into Amazon.com’s “Top 100” on the day the game released.
Monster Hunter 3, the Classic Controller Pro bundle, broke into Amazon.com’s “Top 100” 14 days before its release(which is still to come!).


Questions:
Have you already reserved Monster Hunter 3?  If so, which version of the game are you getting, the regular or the CCP bundle?  If you haven’t pre-ordered Monster Hunter 3, do you plan on purchasing it?




If you’re interested in either Monster Hunter 3 version, you can see if Amazon.com has them available below:
  

Amazon.com’s sales ranks, the NPD data, and the Nintendo Channel data

September 24, 2009

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been tracking the hours played for EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, and Wii Sports Resort.  If you missed the posts regarding the hours played, you can find them at the following links:
Data for Week Starting August 30.
Data for Week Starting September 6.
Data for Week Starting September 13.

On Friday, September 18, it was reported on GoNintendo.com, “…readers from Europe and North America are reporting issues with the Nintendo Wifi Connection.  It appears that something is being updated, or something’s gone really wrong.  The 20100 error code is popping up all over the place…”.  Even a GoNintendo reader, Totodile, from New Zealand confirmed he received an error message trying to connect to play Mario Kart DS that day.
So, I take it that something went “really wrong”, because for some odd reason, the play time hours on the Nintendo Channel weren’t updated this week.

All of the games I normally track, The Conduit, Punch-Out!!, EA Sports Active, and Wii Sports Resort are showing the exact same number of hours reported played this week, as they were last week.

Instead of putting up the same exact post and hours from last week, I’m taking a look at how The Conduit, Punch-Out!!, EA Sports Active, and Wii Sports Resort are currently ranked on Amazon.com’s video game sales chart.  I’ll be including Amazon.com’s sales ranks for any game I cover off the Nintendo Channel in future posts from now on.

Take a look(click the image for a larger viewable size):





The Conduit was 656th on Amazon.com’s sales rank in video games, placing it in last place, but out of the four games and from the previous data captured off the Nintendo Channel, it ranks 2nd in most hours played, out of the four games.
EA Sports Active was ranked 22nd overall in sales on Amazon.com’s rank for video games, placing it second out of the four games in overall sales rank. As in previous posts, EA Sports Active has the fewest number of hours reported playing, out of The Conduit, Punch-Out!!, and Wii Sports Resort.
Punch-Out!! was ranked 230th on Amazon.com’s sales rank at the time this was captured, placing it third in sales for these four games on Amazon.com.  From the NPD data that we know, Punch-Out!! is behind EA Sports Active and Wii Sports Resort in overall sales.  Punch-Out!! also sits in third place for number of hours reported playing ahead of EA Sports Active, but behind The Conduit and Wii Sports Resort.
Last, but definitely not least, Wii Sports Resort was ranked 5th in overall video game sales on Amazon.com.  Wii Sports Resort is first in sales rank on Amazon.com out of these games, and is also first in number of hours reported played on the Nintendo Channel.
I find it interesting Amazon.com’s ranking provides some sales data that reflects placement ranked, if not exact numbers, for how the games are doing compared to each other.

Amazon.com’s sales ranks, the NPD data, and the Nintendo Channel data

September 24, 2009

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been tracking the hours played for EA Sports Active, Punch-Out!!, The Conduit, and Wii Sports Resort.  If you missed the posts regarding the hours played, you can find them at the following links:
Data for Week Starting August 30.
Data for Week Starting September 6.
Data for Week Starting September 13.

On Friday, September 18, it was reported on GoNintendo.com, “…readers from Europe and North America are reporting issues with the Nintendo Wifi Connection.  It appears that something is being updated, or something’s gone really wrong.  The 20100 error code is popping up all over the place…”.  Even a GoNintendo reader, Totodile, from New Zealand confirmed he received an error message trying to connect to play Mario Kart DS that day.
So, I take it that something went “really wrong”, because for some odd reason, the play time hours on the Nintendo Channel weren’t updated this week.

All of the games I normally track, The Conduit, Punch-Out!!, EA Sports Active, and Wii Sports Resort are showing the exact same number of hours reported played this week, as they were last week.

Instead of putting up the same exact post and hours from last week, I’m taking a look at how The Conduit, Punch-Out!!, EA Sports Active, and Wii Sports Resort are currently ranked on Amazon.com’s video game sales chart.  I’ll be including Amazon.com’s sales ranks for any game I cover off the Nintendo Channel in future posts from now on.

Take a look(click the image for a larger viewable size):





The Conduit was 656th on Amazon.com’s sales rank in video games, placing it in last place, but out of the four games and from the previous data captured off the Nintendo Channel, it ranks 2nd in most hours played, out of the four games.
EA Sports Active was ranked 22nd overall in sales on Amazon.com’s rank for video games, placing it second out of the four games in overall sales rank. As in previous posts, EA Sports Active has the fewest number of hours reported playing, out of The Conduit, Punch-Out!!, and Wii Sports Resort.
Punch-Out!! was ranked 230th on Amazon.com’s sales rank at the time this was captured, placing it third in sales for these four games on Amazon.com.  From the NPD data that we know, Punch-Out!! is behind EA Sports Active and Wii Sports Resort in overall sales.  Punch-Out!! also sits in third place for number of hours reported playing ahead of EA Sports Active, but behind The Conduit and Wii Sports Resort.
Last, but definitely not least, Wii Sports Resort was ranked 5th in overall video game sales on Amazon.com.  Wii Sports Resort is first in sales rank on Amazon.com out of these games, and is also first in number of hours reported played on the Nintendo Channel.
I find it interesting Amazon.com’s ranking provides some sales data that reflects placement ranked, if not exact numbers, for how the games are doing compared to each other.