Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Finally Got My New Game! ((o(´∀`)o))ワクワク

I ordered it and expected it to ship the day it came out, but I guess nowhere thought people would buy it, so they didn't have it to ship (or they shipped the little they had to others), and I ended up waiting nearly a week until they shipped yesterday. Thankfully, I used a really fast shipping and was able to get it right away!

And it is...
*drums roll*

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Senran Kagura Burst Complete!

Actually finished it a few weeks back, but I finally got the chance to take some pictures, so I am doing the article now.
As for what I plan to play next... Coming up in a few days! Hopefully.

Technically, there is a spoiler of the "hidden" characters and illustration through the images, so I will hide everything below the "Read More" line, but there is no spoiler on the story at all. To be honest, if you bothered to keep track of Senran Kagura, you probably already know who the two are.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bravely Default Story Clear!

Took about 70-80 hours, but I finally finished the game. There is technically an extra dungeon, but there is no story and really only bragging rights, so I'll go ahead with the comments for my game.
Without going into spoilers...
In general, it was a well-done game. The story will require spoilers to really talk about, so I'll just say it was a tad bit over-abused, but ended well and was at a forgivable level.
And the final part with the protagonist at the very, very end was really... "wow."

What I really liked was the battle system. The Brave - Default system felt pretty balanced.
-You could not just full Brave and defeat all the enemies you meet,for instance, because:
--The enemy might not die from your attacks
--Getting hit by a status ailment like Paralysis stops your movement and you don't get back the wasted Braves
-You could not just constantly Default 3 times and then full Brave
--Because there is a status ailment, Fear, that drops your stored Brave to 0 and keeps it there
--Brave-piercing attacks

The bosses were balanced too and none too easy, but there is always a method to beat them other than leveling up and pushing with brute force.

However, one complaint I have is the Run Away system in this game. The chance of running away is too low, WAAAAY too low. It is almost always better to fight, because you generally would finish the battle faster than you could run away.

The jobs were fun. You could combine them in different ways for different results, kind of like Etrian Odyssey. There were a couple of jobs that were a bit... useless though.

And now, to talk with spoilers...

Culdcept Journal - Book - Special Ailment Book

After busy weeks and busy playing video games, I think I can finally sit down and write a decent article other than the weekly sales of Japan.
Read More mark as it will get long, just like last time:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

2012 Season Fall Anime thoughts

So now that every anime of this season has aired, I have chosen what to watch this season.
Below are my choices and occasionally, reasons for why I don't plan to watch it.
If I ignore a series for both watch and not watch, that just means it absolutely doesn't matter to me.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Culdcept 3DS - Thoughts on Minor Cards

Version 1: Started Normal
Version 2: Normal Finished
Version 3: Fire Finished
Version 4: Water Finished
Version 5: Earth Finished
Version 6: Wind Finished
Version 7: Spells/Items Finished


Recently I have been thinking about ways to use the cards that I rarely see other people use. Because you know, it is boring to see the same cards over and over again. It is boring to use those too.
And of course, like Pokemon, Kid Icarus, and other games, I want to find something ONLY certain cards can do, a reason to use that card over others.
Though there are cards that have an obvious special trait over others that have obvious uses, like Archbishop, but are still minor, so I won't list them, because those are self-explanatory.

It is a great game, so if you understand Japanese and have a Japanese 3DS, I definitely suggest trying this game out.

Also, I probably won't be able to finish this post tonight, since I have been busy lately, with schoolwork and part-time, so I'll keep an update note at the top. I'll start off with the Normal-element monsters.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Blog not to pause...?

And for some reason, when I tried it today, I was able to access Blogger normally.
.............Wonder what is going on? It's too late tonight, so I'll think about it tomorrow.

For some reason, I can't get the Kid Icarus applet to show up on Firefox... I wonder if anyone else has this problem...
It worked on Chrome though.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blog to Temporarily Pause?

A bit surprise, but where I am right now doesn't allow me to use Blogger, so I can't write any new posts. I have no idea why.
So for a while perhaps, I might not be able to post. I'm not done with my blog and I am not dead, which is just what I wanted to point out in this post.
I had this post posted by someone I know elsewhere, but I can't get them to do my posts for me, so just this time for this notice.
Of course, I'll still be on Gamefaqs and Animesuki, so until then.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Etrian Odyssey 4 - Complete

Got all of the symbols (at the bottom), defeating all bosses including the final one.
Character introductions and QR Code following the "Read More" (pictures take up too much space):

Friday, August 10, 2012

A bit of Senran Kagura news

Some new info:
-Senran Kagura Burst updates with a new short novel to read
(No image...................)
-There was apparently a broadcast of something that had Suzune-sensei's voice actor speaking, but no apparent idea on 2ch about who it actually was.

Anime preview came out!
has information on it, such as the
Director : Takashi Watanabe
Scriptwriter : Takawo Yoshioka
Also screenshots of the PV, which you can see on youtube. As it is a video, I'll link to it, but to avoid it making the main page heavy, I'll put it under a "Read More":
The character designs don't look that bad when it is moving.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Culdcept 3DS - Medal Completion

Phew, lots of grinding for the 100 battles in story mode and spending plenty of time for the "Fill up..." ones, but finally got all of the medals.
I also beat the main story for Etrian Odyssey 4, so I should finally be able to focus on Pokemon and write more posts soon? But school is starting soon, so maybe not so much?
Well, we'll see how I feel.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Pokemon thoughts - BW2 new moves

EDIT: After finding a better list than originally, I added some other stuff.

So with the move tutors and move changes in BW2, I made a list of new moves that could be usable to me for the Pokemon. I covered every gen 5 Pokemon, but most gen 1-4 Pokemon aren't that different, so I didn't bother except for certain ones.
However, it is to note that with the move tutors, you can raise gen 1-4 Pokemon in gen 5 now, instead of having to bring them over. This means you can take advantage of how easy it is to raise Pokemon in gen 5! Also, of course, though I didn't cover them, you can now have Dream World Pokemon with gen 1-4 Pokemon with gen 4 moves!
Also, Snarl is available, so that applies to walling Pokemon in general.

New Game and Anime Info (7/27/12)

Senran Kagura's anime website opens with anime character designs-
Very normal designs...

Senran Kagur Burst's official blog update-
Also, colored images for bonus illustrations revealed:

Rune Factory 4's website updates-
Perfect Guidebook:
More VA comments:
New character introduced:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Powder Eater!

Lots and lots of Powder Eaters!
Did this to get the medal of course... Fairly annoying to do though. Next are those slimes...

New Game Info (7/25/12)

Sales of the week (on time this week!)-
Apparently, previous sales of the series (first number is total, second is first week):
ルーンファクトリー2 マーベラス 116,287 56,082 08/01/03
ルーンファクトリー3 マーベラス 85,648 44,894 09/10/22 
Rune Factory 4 sells 85,955for its first week, surpassing 3 in two ways! I hear it is pretty good!

Also, updated:
with another Nikkei article that occurred today.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

AKB0048 Second Season Hinted!

There hasn't been any exciting anime news recently...
But at least with this, there will be one more thing to look forward to in 2013 (far!). I don't care about the real AKB, but this anime was definitely worth the watch. (Thoughts at usual place)
It doesn't actually say "Season 2", so I can't say it is confirmed, but I think it is. (What else could it be? <--Please not a real-live series!)

Friday, July 20, 2012

(;´Д`)=3 Not... Enough... Time...

Still doing Culdcept's Level Up Stages...

New Game Info (7/20/12)

Senran Kagura Burst's official website updates-
Voice sample and VA comment for Daidouji:
I hope they reveal the hidden character next week.

Rune Factory 4's official website updates. Don't forget to buy it! I personally would, but I'm busy with my current games... (And in an upcoming post...)-
A special 4-coma by Nakagawa Isami:
Characters section updates with a guest character from 3 and 2:

Forgot again, but sales this week:
Calciobit, like other recent third party games, sold the most for their first week than the other games in the series.
In a surprising turn of events, Vita's Time Travelers beats the 3DS's version by a couple hundred.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Kid Icarus thoughts - Bullet Blade

Bullet Blade

New Game and Anime Info (7/14/12)

Update for Kid Icarus coming soon, with damage at minimum range and maximum range
(Need to check which weapons do more damage up-close and which far away)

Around half a month before it's release (reminder), but Senran Kagura Burst's website updates
-Image of the bonus item, with the winner of the popularity poll on the cover (NSFW!)
-Hibari's VA comment and voice sample

By the same company, soon to be released , Rune Factory 4's website does the same
-Sample and illustration of some monsters
-In the same category, a short guide to the town where the story will take place
-And some videos of how your life will be in the game

-Minami-ke's up-coming OAD's character designs revealed

-Seitokai Yakuindomo's new anime project?! (Probably just a OVA though, shame...)
(Read more for image source)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Game Info and Anime Thoughts (7/12/12)

I completely forgot yesterday about it, but the sales came out for the week-
To be honest, it wasn't that interesting of a week, with 3DS the usual steadiness and Vita the usual dropping. Etrian Odyssey 4 sold the most of all other games in the series for the starting week. I guess the advertisement and such did a good job.

Anime this season have all aired, so I want to list the ones I plan to watch:

Monday, July 9, 2012

Kid Icarus Damage Calculator

I finished it!
It is a JAVA Applet, so you might not be able to see it unless you have a newer version.

UPDATE: Greatest damage shown is now damage at shortest and greatest distance
UPDATE: Fixed error with Fairy Orbitars, matched Gemini's forward charge damage with a different source
UPDATE: Changed layout of the displays of data; now the min and max are shown together in the same box; please remember that the min and max means "Range" not "Damage"

Some notes:
-Continuous fire damage is all for one hit
-In general, all charge fire damage is the entire attack, adding together multiple hits
--Upperdash Arm's and Shock Orbitars Back Charge damage,  Electroshock Arm's Charge Shots damage are all one hit
--Great Reaper's Palm and Eyetrack Orbitar's Charge Shot damage are all one way around, so it doesn't consider the extra damage dealt when the attacks come back around
-Orbitars except for Guardian shows only one shot damage, but since each attack releases two shots, you need to multiply by 2 for the full damage
-Damage shown are the damage at the shortest range and the damage at the greatest distance. Depending on the weapon, the strongest could be the shortest or could be the greatest.
-All damage from JP Wiki, or if they don't have it, I tried to test the ones I could, and the rest from:

It's big and heavy, so I'll cover it with a "Read more" line...

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Game Info (7/6/12)

Got the applet to show, but the actionlistener isn't working...

But anyways, mainly Senran Kagura this time!
I'll post thoughts on new anime once they all air.

Senran Kagura - 
Popularity vote results have come out!
To think Mirai would win...

Images for all purchase bonuses:
Not safe for work!
Bigger version of images:

Yagyuu's voice sample and voice actor comments have been added:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Game Info (7/4/12)

It's been a while. Busy exploring my two new games, but I've also been trying to upload a Kid Icarus Damage Calculator on here. No success though. Ran out of ideas how too...

Sales for the week -
Vita doesn't see an increase from new color while 3DS holds steady. Culdcept sold the most games in the series for the first week of sales, though not too much different from the DS game (slight increase).

Rune Factory 4 -
Website updates with screenshots you can see in 3D from your 3DS:

Friday, June 29, 2012

ヽ(*´∀`)ノ Yay~~~~

Got myself Culdcept (first time!) and Black 2!
Gonna be busy exploring with them, but I'll try to find time to write up another weapon for Kid Icarus sometime though.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Game Info and Anime Thoughts (6/28/12)

Senran Kagura Burst's official website updates!
-Update on popularity poll (Mirai still winning)
-Katsuragi's voice sample and VA comment
(Oh Kobayashi...)
-In Systems, Game Flow
-and Costumes

Sankarea, Natsuiro Kiseki, Acchi Kocchi final thoughts at Animesuki.
Canpione episode 1 - ...........Very unattractive first episode, throwing way too much too fast at the viewers.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Game Info (6/27/12)

Not much to talk about recently. Haiyore Nyaruko's final thoughts are on Animesuki.

Sales of the week in Japan -
Pokemon BW sells 1.5 million in two days while the Vita sales drop to half of its last week.

Here is an image of 3DS army vs. Vita army (last updated 6/21):

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Game Review - Jyaseiken Necromancer NR

Jyaseiken (邪聖剣) Necromancer Nightmare Reborn (DSi-ware)

So I want to review this game that I recently bought and played, because well, I wanted to play one of those good ol' 2D RPGs.
Before I go into it more deeply, my conclusion is that it is worth its price. However, I think you cannot buy it unless your 3DS is Japanese.
And by the way, the game came from the now lost Hudson, which recently was absorbed into Konami.

Anyways, about the game:

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fire Emblem Kakusei - Completed Support Convs.!

ヽ(*´∀`)ノ Yay~~~
After grinding a long time, finally recorded all of the support conversations available. A lot of the reused conversations made it a bit boring, unfortunately.
I played my first file (first playthrough, Hard) for 43 hours, and afterwards, I focused completely on support conversations, so it took me around 150 hours

Amusing Net Incidents (Storage)

After Nikkei's "strange" article a few days back, I've decided it is best to record these incidents, whether to have a laugh once in a while or as proof.
So I'll split this post into sections as I add stuff, but what is more fitting for the first record than Nikkei?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Game and Manga Info (6/20/12)

New manga to be started by Neuro's manga-ka, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
I really liked how unique Neuro was, so I wonder what strange things will happen in this one

Sells of the Week -
3DS holds steady as usual while Vita finally gets a boost thanks to Persona 4.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Game Info and Anime Thoughts (6/19/12)

Queen's Blade last episode - Very... chaotic... and... very... bad... Final thoughts at usual Animesuki

New Senran Kagura Burst images from a magazine(?): NSFW(?)
-Some costumes shown
-Also, it seems you can change the hairstyle to some degree this time.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

New Anime Info/Thoughts (6/17/12)

Minami-ke season 4
Yet the studio changes again, this time to feel. How will it turn out this time...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Anime and Game Info/Thoughts (6/14/12)

Notice: I'll be on a trip starting tomorrow and because I am not sure of internet availability, I am not sure if I will be able to update blog as often.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kid Icarus thoughts - Flintlock Staff

Flintlock Staff

Game Info/Thoughts (6/13/12)

Voice comment by game voice actors for Rune Factory 4

Sony considers selling their major building to raise cash
And following that, this week's system and game sells:
Vita sees a boost thanks to Gundam.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Anime and Game Info/Thoughts (6/12/12)

Senran Kagura Burst's new PV, from Famitsu:

The official website will update with this PV themselves later.

 Calciobit's advertisement/Exhibition Match for the comedians have been placed on Nintendo's official website:

Queen's Blade Rebellion episode 11 - New ED! And revelation of Evil Ymir's identity!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Kid Icarus thoughts - Paw Orbitars

Paw Orbitars

New Anime Info/Thoughts (6/11/12)

K's 3rd PV

Dakara Boku ha H ga Dekinai
Fastest airing time is 7/6

Dog Days 2nd Season's fastest airing time is 7/7
(Not that I am gonna bother watching it)

One of Total Eclipse (fastest airing date is 7/1 )'s illustrators gets fired for tracing other works (again):

Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Anime/Game Thoughts (6/10/12)

Not much interesting info today!

Random though -
Still grinding for FE Kakusei's support conversations... Finally finished Tiamo's, but still a bit to go... Boring that all of the kid to father conversations are the same.
Recently thought about buying the DSi-ware Jaseiken Necromancer, because it seems like a good ol' RPG, but I am still playing other games and there are also games coming up, so hesitating on that.

Saki Side-A episode 9 - Subara! (what?)
 AKB0048 episode 7 - Real voice actor group gets lot of screen time.  You know, this is probably the most interesting anime this season

Saturday, June 9, 2012

New Anime and Game Info/Thoughts (6/9/12)

Accel World's robot character gets a proper voice actor in the DVDs.
...Do it in the first place?

Saki gets 3 extra episodes.

Pokemon thoughts - Ludicolo

@Random WiFi, Lv50

So about Ludicolo...
His base stats are:
HP: 80
Atk: 70
Def: 70
Sp. Atk: 90
Sp. Def: 100
Spd: 70
His ability is:
Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pokemon thoughts - Beautifly

@Random WiFi, Lv50

So about Beautifly...
His base stats are:
HP: 60
Atk: 70
Def: 50
Sp. Atk: 90
Sp. Def: 50
Spd: 65
His ability is:

New Anime and Game Info/Thoughts (6/7/12)

Sankarea episode 10 - Lots of the Dad being crazy = win
Shining Hearts episode 9 - How could their identities not be discovered... So... in the open...
Acchi Kocchi episode 10 - Probably the most entertaining episode so far (especially the bear/Faust thing), not saying much though
Natsuiro Kiseki episode 10 - God Rock being an idiot again

From Nikkei, but parodies are being looked at by the committee to determine if it should still be allowed. Of course, nothing is decided yet, but if they forbid parodies, all of those otaku-aiming parody-only light novels will die. Hm? Maybe a good thing then...

Kore ha Zombie Desuka's "big" announcement ended up being a Blu-ray box for season 1. That ending for season 2 and no season 3? Uh-huh...

Sword Art Online's fastest air date is 7/7.

Collected screenshots for Senran Kagura Burst

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Anime and Game Info/Thoughts (6/6/12)

Kore ha Zombie Desuka Season 2 Last Episode - Lots of silly comedy, no plot. Kind of like the first season's last episode, but because the previous episode didn't solve anything like the 1st season, it was a lot more "?"...
Final Thoughts at Animesuki like always.

Saw Nintendo's 3DS E3 presentation, but it wasn't bad. No surprises to get excited about, but it was interesting seeing how some of the games announced worked, especially Paper Mario.

Kid Icarus thoughts - Aurum Bow

Aurum Bow
Unlocked by beating Chapter 17's boss in Crisis Mode

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fire Emblem Kakusei thoughts - Smia

Smia - Pegasus Knight
Recruit: Automatic, Chapter 3

Spoilers below:

Nintendo E3 Conference for WiiU thoughts

Watched Nintendo's E3 conference on NicoDouga for the WiiU...

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Anime and Game Info/Thoughts (6/5/12)

 I think it would be better if I fused the two together. Prevents too many short posts...

Queen's Blade Rebellion 10 - Quite serious this episode and little fanservice. Protagonist could change to dark form by will?


The rumor on 3DS's revision turned out to be false, denied by Nintendo themselves.
And yet again, Nikkei tried to spread a fake rumor about Nintendo.
This is why you should always take sources from them with a pinch of salt. This is why Nintendo does the Nintendo Directs, so the mass media cannot twist everything they say.

Upcoming games for Nintendo DS/3DS:

Pokemon thoughts - Huntail

@Random WiFi, Lv50

So about Huntail...
His base stats are:
HP: 55
Atk: 104
Def: 105
Sp. Atk: 94
Sp. Def: 75
Spd: 52
His abilities are:
Swift Swim
Water Veil

New Anime and Game Info/Thoughts (6/4/12)

I will probably just collect information that interested me. There are too many little information every day, after all.
I usually post on Animesuki, love that site, but I usually never make a post unless I have something decent to say, so when I don't (and this season's anime really... don't...), I'll just post them here. 

Haiyore! Nyaruko-sa ep. 9 -
Imagining about this type of body switching situation... (*´Д`)ハァハァ

Dakara Boku ha H dekinai
Fastest airing time is AT-X, 7/6

Yurumeitsu 3Day 2nd season confirmed


Code of Princess set to release in North America, Fall 2012, by Atlus
Now if only Senran Kagura would be released in North America...

Nintendo to Release New Version of 3DS at E3 (rumor)

First Post

Eh~ Test, test! Hi, it's serenade_beta. I tried starting a blog!
...That's it, really. Always good to try new things, I guess. It might be fun.
I intend to post mainly on my short thoughts about anime, manga, and video games I've played. For video games, I'm probably going to do Fire Emblem Kakusei, Kid Icarus, and Pokemon for now. I'm not really sure what I plan to do for anime or manga, so please comment if you have an idea. For now, I'm probably gonna just collect different news I find on anime and manga and gather them together.

So anyways, introduction aside, I hope I can entertain and be of help for whoever visits this place.
Nothing here at the moment, but I hope to try posting later on in the day.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/30/13)

Still busy with Monster Hunter 4 and Pokemon XY. Finally started breeding in Pokemon Y, got Dittos, and all 6 Power items. Going through Guild Quests and collecting materials to make weapon sets. I'll try to write articles on fighting different enemies, soon.

Anyways, this week:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/23/13)

Nothing new this week, so I do not need to write much.
Grand Theft Auto and  Pokemon see a good 2nd week and the top three are the expected group.
Vita sees an expected drop after the boost. Vita has occasionally seen these type of short boosts through out its lifetime.

Anyways, lots of expected stuff and nothing to really talk about. Not sure when the next big news comes though.

Oh, and I heard some old eroge is being moved to the 3DS. No interest in it, but I hear it was surprisingly gruesome in the original game.
闘神都市 (Tournament of the Gods?)
Originally by Alice-Soft

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/16/13)

Let's do it! I wanna be the very best like no one ever was (ever was ever was) To cat-...
Anyways, I do get nostalgic when I re-watch the OPs.
Oh, and I only have one badge right now. Busy with Monster Hunter...

And anyways again, but the week of Pokemon! Released worldwide!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/9/13)

Why was I late this week for the weekly sales?
1. Because there isn't much to talk about
2. Dead busy with Monster Hunter 4. Like I said before, fun game. I've finally beaten HR7's boss and unlocked my HR, BTW. Recently getting used to the Gun Lance and Flute.

Anyways, this week:
There isn't really much to say, so I won't go into any detail this week. MH4 is still at the top and for some reason, TOUSOUCHUU reappears on Famitsu's ranking, at spot 23.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/2/13)

Currently HR5 in MH. Finishing the newly unlocked village quests and powering up my armor a bit before moving on...

Third week of MH. Aside from that, a lot of new games! from the PS side.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (9/25/13) (and a bit of Monster Hunter 4 Talk First)

Why so late on this article today?
I was playing Monster Hunter 4 online for the first time.
And DAMN! It was fun. I entered a good room too. Yeah, a couple of people too quiet and a couple that left really quickly without a word, but in general, we had a good time. Mainly chose quests to help each other increase our Hunter Ranks and I was even able to rise to HR3 after defeating the Goa Magara.
And boy was that a challenge. None of us had a hard time with HR2's Spider, but Magara sure was a challenge. One player died twice, but we managed to make it out alive. Got to use my big Bomb on a sleeping Magara too! But it was getting too late, so I had to leave the room.

Week after MH4. Got a bit more quieter, as expected. Not a bad thing though.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (9/18/13)

⊂二二二( ^ω^)二⊃ブーン
Monster Hunter week!
And the results do not disappoint! And comparisons.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (9/11/13)

*reads news about Vita TV*
`;:゙;`;・(゚ε゚ )ブッ!!

Soon... Very soon... M-o-n-s-t-e-r H-u-n-t-e-r-4!
Mostly about Jojo ASB this week, as there isn't really anything that stood out other than it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (9/4/13)

Another week and a bit left before the very hyped and wanted Monster Hunter 4 comes out.
In the meantime, I am training characters in EO4.

Anyways, lots of new games on the PS systems, but just how did they turn out (in a couple of meanings)?
Also, why you should not trust Famitsu's reviews/scores, another evidence:
A bit of news other than the sales, so it is a bit long this week too.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (8/28/13)

Completed Etrian Odyssey 2, so I will make a short post about that soon.
Anyways, lots of info coming around today, and as you may already know, Nintendo announced the 2DS! .......?!
Yeah, pretty surprised. The removal of the hinges and 3D lowers the price, increases the sturdiness, and is more suited for kids. However (and because I am not that young anymore), I can't really find it attractive. The name is fun, but I can also see it bring confusion to the non-gamer audience.

Anyways, putting that aside, the weekly sales after Bon Festival:
A lot to write about this week, and a new game announced I will briefly touch on.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (8/21/13)

You know, Etrian Odyssey 2 really is hard. Rather, unfair?
Well, there are some pretty broken moves on the player's side too...

Bon-Bon-Bon Festival

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (8/14/13)


Not much to say this week.
-In general, low sales. Disney keeps the lead and Mario and Luigi RPG steadily(?) increasing its numbers. Majyo and Hyakukishi hangs in there for its last week(?) on the list
-15/20 are on Nintendo consoles (not that changed from last week though)
-A couple of new games, but none stand out.
-Dragon's Crown sees an effect from restock

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (8/7/13)

One of the strong points of Warrior in EQ3 is that you can get one of the strongest Maces in the game by the beginning of Stratum 3 by taking out the first boss alone.

Anyways, a surprising winner and the 2nd week of last week's noticeable games

Friday, February 17, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (7/31/13)

Mmm... Having a cold really is a bummer... Makes you feel tired...
Anyways, almost done with Mario and Luigi, I believe...
Anyways again, but a surprisingly eventful week?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (7/24/13)

Week of Mario and Luigi 4!

That said, it wasn't really that exciting of a week.
-Top 5 is Nintendo
-Pikmin remains in the top 3.
-Youkai Watch has a good 2nd week
-Mario and Luigi deals a fair first week? with almost 100,000.
I hear the Mario and Luigi 3 had 200,000+ for its first week, but I don't really have any other data.

-Boosted by Mario and Danball Senki, 3DS passes the 50,000+ line.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (7/17/13)

Pikmin's week!
But to be honest, I'm more happier about the new Yugioh game announced for the 3DS! It's been two years after all. And to be honest, I don't like the current Yugioh enough to spend loads of money on cards.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (7/10/13)

Kind of the aftermatch week. The previous week had a lot of games, but this week sees them settling down.
Next week is finally a major game for the WiiU. Although I say major, it is not like Pikmin is a great millions seller like Mario or Pokemon though. Just that there is some notice and hype.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (7/3/13)

Plenty of new games this week, which means some comparisons.
Without a doubt, the highlight of this week for me is the release of the new Etrian Odyssey game!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (6/12/13)

A bit of steadiness and a bit of dropping this week.
I spent 8 hours looking for Matador in Megami Tensei, never did find him. ................................orz

Not much to say this week or to notice either.
I guess the only is the Vita finally returning to 4 digits. Welcome back.
...So was there any reason for the price drop, SCE?

Super Smash Bros new characters were pretty entertaining, BTW.
Who could have expected WiiFit Trainer? Haha.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (5/29/13)

When I get the chance to take pictures, I'll try to post my current Megami Tensei party.
Also, when I complete the game, I might try making some program that tells you the results of fusions or how to get certain skills on certain demons or something like that. Still in the brainstorming process.

Anyways, finally a new big game released!
And finally something to actually talk about!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (6/6/13)

Test post,
And trying to catch up,

this week's game sales!
But unfortunately, it is a slow week, especially for hardware sales.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (5/22/13)

I just realized, but did I not do last week?
Anyways, I ordered Megami Tensei 4, which will actually be my first Megami Tensei game, and I actually would have got it today, 1 day before the actual release, but... Anyways, I'll probably be able to get it tomorrow.

A pretty boring week still. The sales shows, with all systems dropping.
New game at the top, Summon Night 5. 100,000 is fairly good? I wasn't able to find the sales of 1 to 4, so I can't compare.

Total Alternative also on the list.
The anime was terrible, especially the quality of the visuals...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (5/8/13)

Got a couple of new games, so I'll post on them later.

By the way, boring week... It was Golden Week though.
Nothing much to say, so there is no need for a More section this week.

No new games on the list this week.
Top three are Tomodachi Collection, Luigi's Mansion, and Animal Crossing.
Tousouchu also on the list.

As it is Golden Week? We see a boost in sales for the game consoles? At least for the WiiU.
3DS and Vita stay steady.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (5/1/13)

I finished Fire Emblem Gaiden and I'll write a finished review about it, once I get a chance to take a few pics.
Also, after the busy week is over, I might find the energy to write some articles...

Anyways, not particularly an interesting week, though this week is the week that Vita supposedly finally restocked. There was an excuse going around that the reason for the low sales was supply, you see. And the result...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (4/24/13)

Biggest part of this week is Tomodachi Collection (3DS)'s release, after plenty of advertisement from Nintendo! And how did it do...?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (2/27/13)

Still nothing exciting... Meh... The next big thing is Monster Hunter 4, I guess.
And maybe Senran Kagura for the Vita? Though I don't understand the hype. It's not even a popular series, nor great sales-wise. But I'll bet it beats the 3DS versions in sales for the first week, estimating based off the audience.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (2/20/13)

Not exciting, as not much new, this week, but well, if there is one obvious thing...
It's that the ranking sure is blue.
Top 10 all Nintendo.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (1/23/13)

Note: Ah... Busy with real life...
I didn't post a pic because I bought it used, but I recently bought Age of Kings for the DS! I used to own one, but I didn't like how the gameplay was completely different so I sold it. But now that I am a bit older, I thought that maybe I should give the game a second chance and enjoy it for what it was, separate from the main series. So I bought it for less than $10, good deal.

Anyways, this week!
...Wasn't really that exciting either. To be honest, the most exciting thing today was Nintendo Direct, with Monolith's new game! FE x Megami is.......... I don't know anything, so can't really give an impression.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (1/9/13)

And 4Gamer's 2 weeks worth of sales info:
Though there isn't that much to say. I already talked about the first week, but there isn't much to say about the second week either, because everything I said about the first week fits the second week too. No new games either, with Nintendo's games taking up 17/20 of the top 20 titles.
Congrats to Animal Crossing on already passing 2 million!
So I won't say much this time, tired from finishing the Culdcept Dictionary and doing various things in real life.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Early Game Sales of the Week (1/6/13) (Famitsu)

Note: Almost done with Saga's cards... Then DS and finally 3DS and finished...?

Famitsu released their weekly sales earlier than 4Gamer this week. But only for the time period 12/24/12 to 12/30/12. 4Gamer should release their information on Wed., but for now, we use what we got?
Famitsu also released the Top 10 Games of 2012, so I'll include that as well here.
(Since there is no translation so far? I'll translate the hardware and top 20 software)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (12/26/12)

Note: Phew, been busy with vacation with my family recently... Thanks to the wonderfully unstable hotel internet, my Culdcept manner rank dropped to the lowest "lightning" though! (I played many games to get it back to the middle "cloudy" though so far...)

This week is the Christmas week!? Results are...
It can be summed up in a couple of words, actually.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (12/19/12)

Currently working on the Culdcept Dictionary, but I decided that there isn't any point in updating it, so I plan on finishing it before posting it again!

Not really an exciting week of events, but there is the 2nd week of WiiU.
Also, as we get closer to Christmas...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (12/12/12)

NOTE: Holiday break!

WiiU's release week in Japan! So how did it go?
Don't forget we are reaching the holiday season! Beware of sale boosts!
Long text below...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (12/05/12)

Note: Highest record for Lung 's stats in a Culdcept match (against humans) is 180/180.
Now that is a stat worthy of being called the "Godly Dragon (JP name:Shinryu)!

Not an exciting week in sales though.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/31/12)

Random Note: Trying out Werewolf and Ouroborus Books in Culdcept and plan to right on them soon, but still trying to figure out the best cards to go with them... To be honest, it's hard to win.

*EDIT: Added comparison of Street Fighter's PS3 and Vita version
Read more:

Game Sales of the Week (11/21/12)

Note (to self?): Thanksgiving break! I have some work to do, but I am definitely going to find time to write some article. It's been too long since the previous!

Following week to Animal Crossing!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (11/7/12)

Random Note: Bought the DL version of Bravely Default, playing right now. Fun so far.

A rather boring week, though next week should have Animal Crossing?!

Points of the Week:
-As expected of Tales and its worshipers, first place on the list, though a good amount less than the first game
-New games keep PS3 high
-3DS sees boost, probably from Animal Crossing
-Stable Bravely Default, the disappearance of Project X Zone

3DSLL 63,993
3DS 29,996
PS3 21,310
PSP 13,868
Vita 4,842
Wii 3,806
PS2 1,351
Xbox 360 1,339
DSi LL 341
DSi 227

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/24/12)

Upcoming (eventually): Writing code to create a Culdcept card dictionary of sorts. Culdcept Central exists, but to be honest, not only does it not have everything, it's not the easiest to compare the same cards from different games and such. It'll take a while, because there are so many cards to sort out.

Anyways, this week!
Comparison of Shiren and such, to save space:

Game Sales of the Week (11/14/12)

Random: Spent the night (2 hours?) trying to conquer the Vampire Castle in Bravely Default. Gamed Over 4 times or so whenever Magnus Bat x 4 + Attack First appeared...

Anyways, this week!
Very exciting!
All you've been waiting for!
Animal Crossing's week!
Plenty of comparing below (and a pic):

Monday, January 9, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/10/12)

Points of the Week:
(I think it is better to use the read more mark from now on, just to make the top page seem prettier?)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (10/3/12)

Points of the Week:
-3DS family sees a boost from new color and Girls Mode.
-Vita sees boost from 4 digits with Ys
-All game systems on the top 20 list?! Rare appearance for Vita and XBOX360
-A good result for Gundam?
-Ys' first week sells seem to match previous sells, so that means a pretty stable number of fans still exist and bought the game
-Plenty of new games on the list, a few old ones like Kobito disappearing
-PS3 reaches 4 digits (or was it already so low last week?)

*The original Girls Mode's first week was 86,446

3DSLL 55,353
3DS 24,822
PSP 23,061
Vita 14,469
PS3 8,935
Wii 5,421
PS2 1,103
Xbox 360 742
DSi 429
DSi LL 365

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (9/26/12)

Points of the Week:
-Final Fantasy III for PSP comes out on top, though with only 40,000 (small for FF?)
-Plenty of steady 3DS games
-Vita Miku's disappearance
-Tousouchuu's every-so interesting results
-Vita falls to 4 digits on 4Gamer
-Not so great results from SCE's first party game, Little Big Planet?

3DSLL 35,206
3DS 26,176
PSP 14,921
PS3 11,440
Vita 9,295
Wii 5,742
PS2 1,014
Xbox 360 748
DSi LL 516
DSi 504

Friday, January 6, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (9/19/12)

Q: Why haven't you done any posts or updated?
A: Because I'm busy with work of sorts

Points of the Week:
-Tekken Tag Tournament 2 gets first... but a rather low score?!
-Medabots in second with almost 50,000
-A fair 35000 for New Art Lessons
-Tousouchu's every-so-interesting weekly sales
-The disappearance of Senran Kagura Burst, probably will settle to a similar result as the first game
-3DS family in the usual range
-Vita barely manages to stay in the 5 digits, though Famitsu's list already has Vita in the 8000s... Though it's Famitsu

3DSLL 35,870
3DS 25,033
PS3 13,903
Vita 10,858
PSP 9,069
Wii 6,019
PS2 1,120
Xbox 360 739
DSi LL 602
DSi 471

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (9/12/12)


Points of this week:
-Vita's Miku drops by almost 90%
-Vita sales drops back to its usual 10000 area
-3DS family's sales are fairly steady as usual
-New Super Mario Bros 2 for 3DS in 1st
-3DS Lost Heroes by Bandai Namco sales more than twice that of the PSP version
-Similar 2nd week for Senran Kagura Burst
Senran Kagura        52,206 -> 9,914
Senran Kagura Burst 69,084 -> 9,513 
-Tousouchu's sales as interesting as ever

3DSLL 38,913
3DS 25,246
Vita 14,106
PS3 11,813
PSP 9,065
Wii 6,958
PS2 1,078
Xbox 360 815
DSi LL 672
DSi 597

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (9/6/12)

I finally realized the problem, that was preventing me from using Blogger.
................What a stupid thing... But at least I realized it, so now I have no problem using this.

Anyways, a refresh post of sorts, but the game sales of the week a day late!

Points of this week:
-Rare moment when Vita game takes top!
-Super Mario Bros 2 reaches the million checkpoint!
-Senran Kagura Burst sells even more in the first week than first game, is 3rd on the list, and is doing very well against its fellow 3DS game released on the same day, Devil Summoner!
-Brain Age still sticking in there, very stable
-Vita for the first time beats 3DS or 3DSLL, but however, not the 3DS family

Vita 50,070
3DSLL 44,951
3DS 29,342
PS3 12,433
PSP 10,266
Wii 8,680
PS2 1,098
Xbox 360 875
DSi LL 803
DSi 685

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Game Sales of the Week (8/15/12)

3DSLL        64,655
3DS            37,991
Wii             16,145
PS3           14,580
PSP           12,018
Vita           9,446
PS2           1,187
Xbox 360    998
DSi            525
DSi LL       427

-Just Dance Wii 2 pasts the 100,000 line
-Brain Age and New Mario 2 are still fairly steady
-3DS family still totally over 100,000

Not that much to notice this week, but perhaps next?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Game Sales (8/8/12)

-Wii sees a boost thanks to Dragon Quest
--Wii > PSW
--Apparently Dragon Quest did very well for a MMORPG (I don't care about the genre personally, so not sure myself though)
Final Fantasy XI (PS2) was apparently 63,958 on the first week while Monster Hunter Frontier Online was 82,490.
-Vita returns to 4 digits
-3DS remains stable despite the 3DSLL
-Pokemon BW2 passes the 2.5 million mark
-New Super Mario Bros 2 passes the half-million line
-Wii Sports Resort pops up suddenly and passes the million line
-Brain Age sells similarly to last week
-Etrian Odyssey leaves the top 20

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Game Sales - 8/1/12

Reason I haven't been posting lately -> Doing Pokemon, Etrian, and Culdcept
Anyways, sales of the week:
Media Create is treating the 3DSLL on its own, but it doesn't stop the 3DS family from beating the Vita 20 times over.

Not any other news though. Senran Kagura's website didn't update, so I feel they might been planning to hide the last character until the game releases.